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Corporate Video Aboard USS Midway

This corporate video took Solana Productions aboard the USS Midway aircraft carrier. The event was designed to reward sales associates and involved a formal dinner and private concert with the Beach Boys.

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USS Midway’s Permanent Home

The Midway is permanently docked in San Diego harbor and has become a major historical monument and tourist attraction. Commissioned just at the end of WWII, the Midway saw action in Vietnam. Helicopters from the Midway rescued thousands of people from the US Embassy during the fall of Saigon. Today the deck displays planes from that time period.

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USS Midway Elevator

Loading production equipment onto the flight deck of a carrier for a corporate video may seem daunting at first. But using the ship’s  aircraft elevators simplified things. Our Solana Productions team of 15 loaded 35 cases and were up to the deck in seconds. The event hosted several hundred guests and was a major success for our client.

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Midway Flight Deck Hosting Event


The flight deck is frequently used for corporate video events like this. You can find out more information at USS Midway Museum.

During a visit you’ll likely encounter volunteer veterans who are very good at bringing to life the exciting past of this floating museum.



A San Diego Video Production Company – Solana Productions

A San Diego Video Production Company - Solana ProductionsThe name for our San Diego video production company, Solana Productions, was not the result of endless research and expensive focus groups. Rather it was a last minute creation of graphic artist Dennis Higgins. Kurt Snider was producing a show for NBC and shooting a corporate documentary after hours. Two weeks into the freelance San Diego video production the client asked for an invoice. That was when we realized that maybe this business should have a name. It was a busy time and my natural inclination was just pick something and be done with it. My favorite musical group had always been “The Band.” How can you not like a straightforward name like that when others groups during that time were calling themselves “The Strawberry Alarm Clock.”

A San Diego Video Production Company - Solana ProductionsHaving a journalism and television news background also steered me towards simplicity. I  happened to be living in Solana Beach and a good friend and former coworker was the head of the graphics department for the CBS station. Dennis Higgins thought the “O” in Solana was begging for something clever, so a logo was born. Over the years the logo has appeared on just about everything we could think of or find in catalogs. This includes t-shirts, hats, fleece, jean jacket, beach towels, chocolate bars and even palm tree coffee cups.

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