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Corporate Video Camera Crew Tackles Taxing Job

It’s tax time right now, and while that may bring visions of dread for many, it’s cause for celebration for our corporate video camera crew.

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That’s because we just wrapped a successful and important San Diego corporate video for a client that provides key technical support for Intuit’s TurboTax software package. TurboTax, developed in the 80s by Chipsoft of San Diego and acquired by Intuit Corporation in 1993, is one of the most popular income tax preparation software packages in the country. The Intuit Consumer Tax Group is still based in San Diego, and our shoot took place at their beautiful campus in the Carmel Valley area. Our San Diego video crew skillfully lit and shot a testimonial interview with one of Intuit’s top engineers, then scoured the campus to record scenic establishing shots. A “taxing” day for sure, but that’s just the way we like it!

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#April15 #taxes #sandiegovideoproduction

San Diego Convention Video Production – Cloud Conference

Our recent San Diego convention video production at the 2014 NexGen Cloud Conference & Expo  is a prime example of how we’re helping clients effectively communicate their messages. Attended by more than 2,000 professionals, this San Diego Convention Center event brought together industry leaders, solution providers and vendor executives to discuss how cloud computing is changing the way companies do business. Convention video productionThe conference also aims to help companies capitalize on the opportunity to increase their business. Our mission was to document the 2014 conference in order to help our client promote attendance at their 2015 event, which will also be held at the convention center. First, our San Diego video production producer worked closely with the client to create a clear and effective storyline for the video. Then, over two days, our producer and San Diego camera crews shot with the client’s on-camera spokesperson and captured footage and interviews at various sessions, meetings, educational events and informal gatherings. Once the two-minute story was assembled, our client prominently posted it on their website to give potential attendees a preview of the conference experience. #sandiegovideoproduction #sandiegocorporatevideo #sandiegoproducer

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Comic Con San Diego Video Production

Comic Con  San Diego video production was another raging success for Solana Productions, Inc. We provided several video crews with equipment packages at the annual extravaganza — 2 of which handled wall-to-wall coverage of all the star-studded action at the Warner Bros. booth.

Comic Con San Diego Video Production - Warner Brothers  Comic Con San Diego Video Production

Our crews captured Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Elijah Wood, Benedict Cumberbatch and the other stars of “The Hobbit” signing autographs for a long line of fans. Another fan frenzy broke out right before our eyes when the new stars of “Game of Thrones” and its creator, George R.R. Martin, stopped by the booth. And our cameras were front and center for more fandemonium when heartthrob Ian Somerhalder arrived to promote “The Vampire Diaries” with co-star Nina Dobrev. Boxing champ Mike Tyson, promoting his new cartoon series, “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” also drew a huge crowd, as did the stars of the new tornado movie, “Into the Storm.” This was our 15th year covering Comic-Con, which we’ve seen grow from a local convention into a perennially sold-out pop culture event attended by 150,000 fans. In addition to Warner Bros., we’ve also handled coverage for Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Disney, VH-1, “Entertainment Tonight” and “The Insider.”  Our Comic Con San Diego Video Production crews have covered everything from red-carpet movie premieres at Comic-Con to promotional stunts on the downtown streets to exclusive interviews in hotel suites. #sdcc #comiccon #sandiegocomiccon


Video Production Crews – Jessica Alba Opens Up

Our San Diego video production crews captured actress Jessica Alba’s exclusive interview with “Entertainment Tonight,” in which she talked about being plagued by asthma, allergies and other frequent illnesses while growing up in a military family.

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The interview was shot at the Grand Del Mar hotel, where Alba, a mother of two young daughters, hosted a charity baby shower event for Navy moms in the San Diego area. Her eco-friendly home and baby care company, The Honest Company, donated natural products and disposable diapers at the event. Our San Diego camera crew also videotaped the lavish festivities and interviews with Navy moms. Alba, whose father was in the Air Force, recalled enduring a sickly childhood that included several hospitalizations during the family’s frequent moves. However, the 33-year old star of “Fantastic Four,” “Sin City” and other films, expressed gratitude for the medical care she received. She also said she felt a special connection with military families who often struggle to make ends meet and to adapt during frequent moves. The story aired on “Entertainment Tonight” June 4.

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#jessicaalba #thehonestcompany #sandiegovideoproduction #sandiegocameracrew

News Camera Crew Shooting “Redrum” Episode

Shhhh! We’re sworn to secrecy about the details, but we can reveal that our news camera crew is busy working on an episode of “Redrum,” the popular Investigation Discovery series that follows police as they work backward piecing together clues in murder investigations.

News Camera Crew Shooting "Redrum" Episode News Camera Crew Shooting "Redrum" Episode

 For the Season 3 episode, we first interviewed the prosecutor, then moved on to the victim’s family, where a sordid tale of a son shooting his father unfolded. To achieve the show’s vivid HD look, we shot with the Sony F5 Cine Alta camera, which allows our crew to get very shallow depth of field in extremely tight settings.

“Redrum” airs Tuesday nights on Investigation Discovery, the only network devoted to compelling true stories of mystery and suspense. ID features an unprecedented slate of 11 all-new series and 22 returning hits for the 2014-15 upfront season and a new network tagline, Always Revealing. The network will produce more than 700 hours of original content designed to bring more emotional and intense stories of passion, greed, jealously, revenge, betrayal, heartbreak… and ultimately, justice. Many will involve our news camera crews and San Diego video production. #investigation discovery #sandiegocameracrew #sandiegovideoproduction

Event Video Production Team Storms Palm Springs

Our event video production team stormed the desert again as Hollywood’s A-list swept in for a night of glitz, glamour and awards at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Gala.

It’s the 13th year Solana Productions video crews and San Diego producer have covered the event, where we we’re always first on the red carpet and exclusive backstage. After shooting arrival interviews, our two crews moved inside the gala to light and shoot Mary Hart’s exclusive one-on-ones with Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock, Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey, Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Bruce Dern and other potential Oscar nominees for “Entertainment Tonight.” Another of our San Diego crews shot red carpet arrivals for TV’s “The Insider,” and handled the show’s coverage of the film festival’s star-studded brunch the next day. #sandiegovideoproduction #sandiegocameracrew #sandiegoproducer #palmspringsfilmfestival #juliaroberts #sandrabullock #tomhanks #matthewmcconaughey #bradleycooper #merylstreep

Government Video Production Salutes Veterans

Our government video production team is privileged to be profiling military heroes for the half-hour news program, “The American Veteran,” which is seen worldwide on The Pentagon Channel and Armed Forces Network.



government video productionFor the October edition, our San Diego producer and San Diego video crew  were honored to tell the stories of three Iraq war veterans who are coping with post-traumatic stress disorder using sports and the same physical training regimen they learned in the military. Our San Diego video shoots took place on Mission Bay, at Black Mountain and at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, south of San Diego. We salute the brave men and women who proudly serve our country!

For more information about our government video production please contact Solana Productions.

Streaming TV Services – All-Star Comic-Con Coverage!

Streaming TV Services - All-Star Comic-Con Coverage!Our San Diego streaming TV services team were up and running 24/7 during Comic-Con, capturing exclusive footage of Tom Cruise signing autographs, and shooting dozens of star interviews inside private hotel suites. We pressed four San Diego video crews into service, two of which rolled non-stop for five days at the Warner Bros. booth inside the main exhibit hall. That’s where they videotaped Cruise’s surprise appearance to promote his upcoming film, “Edge of Tomorrow,” alongside co-stars Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton. Another of our Comic-Con video crews spent three days inside the Hard Rock Hotel, shooting star interviews — including this one with Hugh Jackman — for TV’s “Entertainment Tonight.” Our San Diego field producer and a fourth crew were based at the Bayfront Hilton, conducting star interviews inside a private one-on-one suite, on press lines and at parties and events for TV’s “omg!Insider.”

For more information about our streaming TV services contact Solana Productions!



HD Crew Helps Sow Seeds of Change for Veterans

HD Crew Helps Sow Seeds of Change for VeteransOur San Diego HD crew recently brought to TV the inspiring story at Archi’s Acres, a small-scale organic farm being run by Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans in Fallbrook, north of San Diego. The San Diego video crew shot interviews and footage illustrating how former Marine Corps rifleman Colin “Archi” Archipley and his wife Karen turned a run-down avocado farm into a thriving agriculture business that’s helped more than 100 veterans make the difficult transition to civilian life. You’ll find “Archi’s Acres” organic basil, kale and avocados at Whole Foods and other markets throughout Southern California. Just click on the arrow to watch our story, which aired on ABC’s daytime show, “The Chew.”




Video Production Team Hobnobbing With “The Hobbit” Director

We didn’t get to travel to Middle Earth, but our video production team was chosen to help Academy Award-winning director Peter Jackson document his visit to this year’s Comic-Con. The San Diego camera crew followed Jackson as he arrived, greeted fans, introduced stars of his upcoming film, “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey,” and presented exclusive footage at the annual pop culture extravaganza. The movie stars Elijah Wood, Cate Blanchett and Orlando Bloom, and is due out Dec. 14. It’s the first of three prequels to the “Lord of The Rings” film trilogy, all based on the J.R.R. Tolkien novels. Jackson used the footage of his Comic-Con visit as part of the eighth installment of his production diary, which has nearly 400,000 views so far on YouTube. You can watch it here by clicking on the arrow!

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