12 Mar Opinionaided Demo: Produced by Aperina

Many of you have seen the demo that I posted couple days ago. Well the story doesn't stop there. After the leading art director at Opinionaided.com saw the demo, he gave me a nice compliment that if that was compared to an interview, I did well. Humbly, I accepted the compliment and accepted a short project to start my relationship with Opinionaided.com. The staff at the company wanted to create a short demo of their iPhone app but struggled not having the correct expertise. So they turned to me and offered me that small project explaining that this is literally a small part of what is awaiting me having a relationship with their company. I accepted and downloaded/opened up their App on my iphone to play around and learn it. Luckily, it's a very straight forward and simple app made to give opinions in real time. I gave it a try and to my surprise, I've received opinions from people almost instantly after posting a question online.Next day, Oleg (iPhone App developer) called me and said lets start working on the demo video. The connected me with Matt (Art Director) and we started discussing the idea and a bunch of details. 12 hours later they had a 5 second preview of my demo I've started working on. They loved it and that encouraged me to dedicate even more time into it. After three hard days of recording my iPhone screen via an app on my jail-broken iPhone (which you have to jailbreak if you wanna record the iPhone screen)  and drawing finger swipes in After Effects CS5, I had a pre-release version of the demo. After 13 revisions of the video we had a final Opinionaided Demo. Go ahead and view the demo below and after; dont forget to download the app via the app store. view this video on their website here: opinionaided.com/how-to/opinionaided-demo or here: [vimeo id="20942475" width="640" height="360"]  Website: opinionaided.com Twitter: twitter.com/opinionaided My Vimeo link to pre-release: http://vimeo.com/20819567...

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11 Mar Demo Reel: 2009-2011 Vitaliy Lyubezhanin

End of last week I received a phone call with a big project proposal. But the project didn't fall into my hands so easy. I had to provide some of my work in a short demo clip to the art director. Honestly, I didn't have a demo clip. So next morning, after sunday service, I quickly stopped by Ugol Studios to collect some of my work. Looking through a lot of archive is not easy and picking out something for a 1.5 min demo is difficult. I didn't know what I wanted to include. I've done many short clips, projects, logo sequences, etc. But I grabbed more than I needed just in case. I quickly drove home, grabbed a plate of mashed potatoes and ran to the computer half working half eating. My demo needs to be uploaded by 7:00 pm. It's already 3:30 pm. This demo was fully done in After Effects. Nothing was taking out into Final Cut. Literally, I treated After Effects as a linear editing program. Once everything was done, I was satisfied with what I created in 3.5 hrs. Oh and the clip was online at 6:45 pm. 15 min before the requested time. ...

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27 Feb Alex & Inna | Cold February Wedding Teaser

February is a very risky month for those who want a sunny day wedding. Well, Friday, the day before the wedding, it poured rain all over Sacramento. Not the best weather before the wedding and surely didn't have me as excited for the next day. Waking up in the morning, I was expecting another rainy day wedding shoot, but I was wrong. It was clear skies. My dad walked in and asked for the keys to defrost my car, which I thought was nice. After the car was defrosted, I headed to Rancho Cordova, to the bride house, to start my filming. Arriving at the brides house, I walk and got to filming. Finding my self an unexpected wedding videographer. The brides little brother, who's name I can't remember, helped me film this wedding (at the brides house). Well he's 6 years old I think, but he "helped." He would watch me and follow the sequence that I pressed the buttons, therefore quickly caught on. That button is to make the screen turn on and that one makes the "red" dot go on so it's recording. Oh and the focus, you have to spin that round thing in the front and that makes the picture on the screen clear. So anyways, I walked away from the camera once and came back to him recording the bride. So I gave him credit in the post. Later on I realized that there was around 10 shots, 5 min each recorded by him. The kitchen table, the bride doing hair, the back yard, and so on. The bride was very relaxed all day and smiled a lot making it very comfortable and easy to film her. Once the groom came over we quickly got out of the house and headed to Old Sacramento for some wedding photos. Time was short as many brides don't realize you gotta give like 1 hr of free time in the morning because hair and make up will quickly use that free time up. We had around 45 minutes to have a photo session but I think I pulled of many of the shots that I wanted from the freezing February...

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11 Feb Luke & Nadia Wedding Teaser

This is our first wedding this wedding season and we are happy to produce this wedding teaser from last Saturdays wedding. Luke and Nadia met at ARC (American River College) and are happily married. Filming their wedding was fun and relaxing. Luke and Nadia are meant for each other and you can see that through their laughter together. They are always smiling :)So I wont write much, i'll let you press play on the video below. Enjoy!...

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14 Dec Slavic Chorale Christmas Concert @ House of Bread

Ugol Ministries is working hard at preparing to film/produce the Slavic Chorale Christmas Concert with House of Bread Church. Here at Aperina Studios, we are going to contribute and our team will be working in the production as well as our cameras. Of course, the service will be filmed in HD (High Definition), however, this time we are not able to live stream it online (that might be next year). Nevertheless, we are excited to be part of this amazing concert. You are all invited, as it is a free event for the community. Bring your friends and family as it will be an amazing experience for the audience. For more information visit SlavicChorale.org or view some basic information below.Concert Details: Date/Time: December 19, 2010 @ 2PM. Where: 6401 Standford Ranch Rd. Roseville, CA 95678 And of course, enjoy the production...

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13 Dec Igor & Irina’s Wedding Film

Couple people came up to us and asked us what the final product/film looks like. This question was very difficult to answer because you can't just explain a creative process in just one sentence. So we put together this wedding film for this couple. On top of this clip, they did get the full documentary of their Ceremony and Reception. We chose all the songs for them as they trusted our music choice and our creative process. We kept in contact with the couple and posted daily updates to this film while it was in proofing stage so they can watch and comment on our edits. So far I got this from Irina: Hey Vitaliy! How are ya? I love the cover! It looks great! I saw the last proof yesterday and I must say its awesome!!! I am spilling the beans to everyone and letting everyone watch it already on vimeo! Everything looks aaaaaa-mazing! Before you watch the wedding film, here are somethings you need to know. We used 4 Cameras for this shoot. Most of the time is was 3 filming, however, on more exciting/complex moments, we used 4. The audio didn't work as well as we expected  it to (I wish it was better) but we have already improved in that area and are using more audio backups to get a crispier and cleaner sound from each wedding. We did use a mixed camera shoot. 2 Sony EX1r cameras' and 2 Canon EOS 5D MII cameras' and learned that even though the Sony cameras' are very amazing cameras and easy to work with, but the Canon 5D MIIs outperformed the Sony cameras' on this wedding. The follow wedding, the Sony cameras' performed very well because we shot outside. Don't get me worng, the Sony camera's are very good cameras, and I love them just as much, but in some situations, the Canons' are better to film with.So here is the wedding film. Enjoy it and comment below. [vimeo id="17110358" width="853" height="363"]  Wedding Film song credits: Confidence (For You I Will) - Teddy Geiger Season of Love - Shiny Toy Guns Built to Last - Hearland All...

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06 Dec Zackary & Larisa’s Wedding Teaser

Forecast said heavy rain for saturday! We got lucky! No rain. This helped us pull of the amazing colors and no hard shadows on the face. About the couple, they are a very enjoyable couple. They were relaxed and friendly. Zackary was always trying to keep  the bride "warm" and had us repeat shots over and over again. We got the hint :) lol. So here is the short teaser from their wedding. :) Enjoy and comment below. Maybe give us some feedback on what works and what doesn't work or weddings as we do want to improve our product.Photoshoot location: Old Sacramento ...

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22 Nov Funny stuff happens at weddings

We at Aperina Studios, a wedding videography company in sacramento, were recently hired to film a wedding of Sergey & Sveta. During the wedding day photoshoot, their friend tagged along to Old Sacramento for our creative session with the bride and groom. It was a fun day until it got hilarious with this guy doing some weird movement/dance...

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07 Nov Igor & Irina’s Wedding Teaser

My uncle Igor Pyavka, from Perfect Angle Productions, asked me and my brother Paul to film and put together a wedding teaser before their ceremony. We happily agreed as he was an uncle that we both spent a lot of time hanging out, camping, fishing, volleyball, and also creating the company Perfect Angle Productions together. We have a lot of memories together and this day went down as good memories too.The day was very relaxing with no rush. We got plenty of footage and here is a short teaser that I put together. Enjoy....

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