House of Bread Christian Church Water Baptism 2013 | Recap FilmAs the annual water baptism for my church approached, I really wanted to produce a film which would not just be a recap of the event, but would make the viewer feel what was felt on that special day for our church. My brother, a couple of our friends from church and I started that Saturday by filming a timelapse of Lake Natoma at 5:30 in the morning...

As passionate as I am about Aperina Studios and wedding photography, I also love to film personal projects sometimes. I have done several projects for various churches but my biggest project happens every year during spring break when I go to a week-long missionary trip to Mexicali with Bayside Church. I have built great relations with many of the Bayside pastors and especially their media personel and it is always a pleasure working with passionate men of God and also great artists like Darren Takegami, Steve Batz, Brian Oxenham and Justin Boatman. I have been going to Mexicali with Bayside Church for three years and this year we had 1,000 people caravan in 160 minivans and trucks to Mexicali, Mexico to serve the people and make an impact.This "little army" of teenagers, college students and adults built 9 homes, served the poor by giving them food, encouraged many pastors and loved on thousands of little ninos. They spent their spring break doing what Jesus would do! I was honored to have witnessed and filmed the impact that was made in Mexico that weekend. All glory be to God....

A week after coming back from filming a documentary in Russia and Ukraine, my brother Paul surprised me with this project  We came a day before the event to "scout the area" and realized that we have a bigger event on hand than thought -  we are going to need a bit more than just 2 cameras. Many times we run into issues where we film a project and then later wish while editing that we had way more camera angels and more creative shots. We didn't want to run into this issue here. So we brought 4 x Canon 5DMIIIs and started filming. We knew we had to make a short 2-4 minute clip out of all the filming, but we also keept in mind that we don't exactly know what we're going to be putting into the film - so we filmed a lot.

We got an amazing chance to give back to the community and help create a video to help promote Missionary Gospel Church's Ministry. It was definitely a fun and inspiring video production project. We spent a few hours planning, a bunch of hours filming and then even more hours editing. Learn more. ...

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...