Music Video

My wife and I thought it would be good to shoot a music video to project at our wedding reception. It was a hit! We had no budget so we enlisted her cousin Jonathan Maran for camera work. We planned out the scenes. Some were my ideas and some hers. Overall it shows a pretty good example of our relationship together. We had very little time to produce the video as the wedding date was coming fast.

We used 2 living rooms, local tennis court, local park and downtown Walnut Creek for locations. There are a few shots that we just didn’t have time for. As I was cutting I kept hitting a wall where I had no more footage. I was still making final touches the day before and was very nervous handing a DJ the final DVD. I had no time to even talk to the DJ beforehand. They had a bit of trouble at first because his projector was set to 4:3 stretched mode but luckily he could tell it wasn’t right and fixed it.

There was a change in the song only a few days before shooting the lip sync scenes. I don’t know Hindi and it shows. But that’s the funny part and the audience went crazy as I led the song.

This video was shot at 23.98psf and edited in Final Cut Pro. I used my own softbox light for interior shots.

Jefferey Toner

Jefferey Toner

Software Engineer, Compressionist at MobiTV

Craig is a fellow champion of technological advancement and video guru who knows digital video inside and out. If I ever came across a problem I couldn't figure out he was my go to super user for an answer or for help in getting to the root of the issue.
Karie Frost

Karie Frost

Beauty Director at Nail It! Magazine

Craig has a great eye for capturing moments and putting them together in a unique and pleasing way. He is completely professional, and works hard to give you exactly what you want. I originally didn't want a videographer for my wedding - but I am so glad that we went ahead and hired Craig. The video is something I can't imagine not having!
Matt Ellena

Matt Ellena

Post Production Associate at Fox Television Studios

Craig is a library of knowledge in the Digital Media field. I learned a large amount from Craig regarding video compression and transcoding yet the more valued tool Craig passed onto me is understanding the process and doing the work properly the first time efficiently. Craig is a pleasure to work with, someone that you can have a laugh with yet is more focused than anyone else when it comes down to getting work done. I joined Craig's department a year after Craig and he welcomed me with open arms showing me how to work properly in the department and always was willing to answer any question I had. I highly recommend Craig due to his huge knowledge base along with his stellar work ethic.
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Mark Perryman

Sr. Project Manager at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online

It was an absolute pleasure to work with Craig at DVS InteleStream. His ability to manage any task regardless of its size and scope, his ability to collaborate and train others in digital media transcoding, bluray authoring, editing, and machine room best practices make him an excellent colleague and trainer. I strongly recommend Craig as his knowledge and capabilities will bring any company great success.
Lauren Siefer

Lauren Siefer

Trade-Out Producer at The Price is Right

Craig is an extremely loyal, talented, and fun person to have on your team. Always professional, Craig made sure the job was done with precision and care every time!
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