This time I tried out couple new filming techniques and hopefully you like it. It's called stop-motion. I'll be experimenting with this technique for a bit and maybe it'll be our little signature move. Of course I'll be expanding this style to other parts of my filming. Go ahead and comment below with what you think about stop motion. Maybe go ahead and throw out some ideas and see them in our next teaser....

This wedding we decided to go FULL DSLR filming. No more hybrid or mixing lower sensor size cameras like our old Sony PMW-EX1r. So the morning, ceremony, and reception were all film on Canon 5D MII cameras. We still have the problem of guests thinking they are photo camera's and posing for us, but we think a big sign that says "this is a video camera, smile" will help that problem. :)...

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...

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. ...

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...

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!...

One year ago, on January 14, 2010 my brother Vitaliy and I went to the administrative offices in downtown Sacramento, filled out a bunch of paperwork and made our dream come true. We have both been doing photography and cinema for years before, but we always talked about opening up a studio together. Aperina Studios was our dream come true. We always talked about the company and how it would function but we never imagined it to be as successful and notable as it is today. God has truly blessed us with amazing talents and helped us develop Aperina Studios into one of the most creative and sought after photo and cinema companies among the Slavic community in the west coast. We truly want to thank all those young, beautiful couples that have trusted our brand new company with capturing their most exciting day of their lives. As a new company starting up in a horrible economic atmosphere, we also had financial fears, but we believed that we could make Aperina Studios happen and here we are. In the spring of 2010, Aperina Studios has made the decision to continue the Inquestic tradition of creativity by acquiring all Inquestic website design studio equipment and folding graphic and web design into our extensive list of services. In addition, we welcomed Igor Sagan to our team. Igor has been a web programmer and graphic designer for Inquestic Design for the past three years. His capabilities are a perfect match to join the talented Aperina Studios’ team. Aperina Studios - so what does it mean?. Many people ask us of how we came up with that name. It's completely made up, but we did take the “aper-“ root from aperture. Having a unique name, we worked all year on creating our identity and expanding our name using various networking techniques. One big positive boom to our company came before our official birthday. We filmed various comical video clips for Bethany Slavic Missionary Church for their New Year 2010 celebration. Below is one of the most popular clips.Once the videos were posted onto our blog, our website...