What Have I Been Up to Lately...?
11.18.14: Foothills United Methodist Church, La Mesa, CA, was about to launch into their 2015 Annual Giving Campaign, when a church member who had hired me to create more than 10 videos for other organizations, suggested I create a video for the campaign. We met, and in one hour everyone agreed on the video's theme and look, and the project cost. Time to get to work! Because this video needed to be written, filmed, edited and delivered in seven weeks to premire for their campaign. The day before the premire I showed my clients their new video... a standing ovation... tears... joy. And I have to say, creating with this client has been one of the best experiences I've ever had. Really. Watch and see why... here GO>>
09.03.14: Bungalow Yoga is a unique Yoga studio in Coronado, CA, which uses a ballet barre in its classes to aid in stability during workouts - especially core workouts. Studio owner and instructor Andrea Kane had me come and film and create a video to show clients what "The Align Cardio Barre Method" (tm) class is all about and how the barre is used. Total filming time for this 6 minute video? About two hours. Does it inspire you want to go work out... see if it does, here GO>>
08.28.14: Lucre Octet Records is a new record label based in Oceanside, CA whose team are all young, ambitious 20-somethings. I like working with young, ambitious 20-somethings because they have so much belief and faith in themselves and their dreams. Lucre Octet Records had me create this short crowdfunding campaign video to underwrite their efforts to launch their new record label, watch it, here GO>>
08.15.14: Who says adults with developmental disabilities can't put on a musical...? I just completeted editing my second Gala Fundraising video for Saint Madeleine Sophie's Center... about 800 people will be at the event! With support, care, direction and a lot of love, they can! They rehearsed and performed "Grease" in a theatre! Watch how it all came together and some of their performance but be warned, their joy and enthusiasm is highly infection! Catch it, here GO>>
08.04.14: Just finished editing and posted a Gala and Fundraising Video from traveling to Malawi, Africa for 13 days in May with ConnectMed International, fiming cleft lip and pallet reconstructive surgeries for children and adults. The video and the story behind it, is simply mesmermizing... watch it, here GO>>
07.28.14: The Grauer School (Encinitas, CA), is undergoing new construction of additional buildings and classrooms throughout the school year. I am filming and editing videos of the key construction phases and incorporating The Grauer School's core philosophies into each video. At the end of the school year, when all construction is completed, I will create a new video with all those construction phases into one video for presentation at their Annual Gala. You can watch Construction Phase 1: "Trailers," here GO>>
07.17.14: OnDeck is a NYC based loan company for small businesses. They called on me to direct and film a testimonial with one of their San Diego customers, then edit the video to their exact look and feel, and deliver the video within a few days... mission accomplished! "Louie did a great job with our customer testimonial video - he filmed, edited, directed everything. Even better, we are based in NYC so we couldn't be there, but he made our customer feel really comfortable." Kimberly Solarz, Senior Manager, Marketing & Brand Management... Watch here... GO>>
07.16.14: Traveled to Compton, CA, to film a new client, who is providing chapter-by-chapter commentary on a book she is passionate about: "Forbidden Science" by Dr. Jacques Vallee. We filmed her introduction, and commentary on the first two chapters of a total of 23 chapters. These first three videos are posted on her YouTube channel Chapter 1 has been viewed more than 1,200 timesi in less than 48 hours! Watch GO>>
05.14.14: Today, the eighth "Healthcare Heroes" video I've created for Grossmont Healthcare District's (La Mesa, CA), annual "Healthcare Heroes Awards Luncheon" premiered at their live event. Inspiring stories to watch, here GO>>
04.08.14: Just completed editing and delivering my second video project for client Foundation for the Children of the California's... (San Diego, CA)... filmed infants at their hospital in Tijuana who received cleft lip and pallet reconstructive surgery, and interviews, to create a new promo video. This event was also teleconferenced to medical students at UC San Diego, who not only saw the operations, but were able to interact live with the doctors GO>>
03.11.14: For the 5th year in a row, I am honored to have been asked by the prestigious International Telly Awards to judge this years video entries. Learn more about the International Telly Awards GO>>
02.20.14:Concept Deveolpment, Inc., (Irvine, CA), develops products as an extension of their customers engineering departments. They created a new "Passinger Services System" for their Canadian airline industry client "Inflight Canada" who quickly needed a video to demonstrate their new product. I filmed everything on a Saturday and delivered the video the following Wednesday! "Fast, insightful, efficient. He (Louie) executed on a critical project in record time. The result was spectacular." Jim Reardon, CEO. Here it is GO>>
02.20.14: Grossmont Healthcare District (La Mesa, CA), is having me create their eighth annual May "Healthcare Heroes Awards Luncheon Awards" video, and this will be the eight one I've created for the event. You can view any of the first seven awards videos, here GO>>
12.03.13: ConnectMED International (Carlsbad, CA), is a non-profit organization which, in conjunction with Foundation for the Children of the California's (see 11.23.13 post, below), performing the cleft lip and pallet reconstructive surgeries I filmed in Tijuana. ConnectMED International asked me to edit a version of this video for their own marketing use. Here it is GO>>
11.15.13: I just completed editing and delivering my third video - "Leadership" - for the UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project (La Jolla, CA), and will be creating two more videos for them in the coming months. Watch this new three minute "Leadership" video - you'll then know why this unique program - created and directed by Ellen Beck, MD, is now a model for other free clinics around the country GO>>
10.28.13:I just completed editing and delivering a new PR / Fundraising video for The San Diego Regional Fire Foundation. Did you know about 80% of the calls emergency responders receive are not fire related! Ever thought that pehaps San Diego County is, well, like an island? Want to know why? The answers are in their new video... here GO>>
09.23.13: Just completed editing this five mintute promo for my client the "Water Operators Association" based in Ontario, CA. We've filmed several days of green screen footage to create their new on line training series. This promo is a good example of what we've been up to, I mean, water! Where would we be without good, pure, easily accessible water? "Louie has done an amazing job with our training material! We are currently working on a project, but he has far exceeded our expectations with regards to professionalism and quality of work. We are using the green screen for our video production" Brett K. GO>>
08.15.13: Just completed producing / directing / editing a new video for my client Saint Madeleine Sophie's Center (El Cahon, CA) - this new video is premiring at their 36th annual "Haute with Heart Fashion Show" event fundraiser this Saturday - with 700 guests! St. Madeline Sopie's Center serves about 400 adult students daily who have developmental disabilities. I loved creating this video for them, and learned a lot about who this wonderful organization is and all the good work they do - you can learn all about them too GO>>
06.15.13:Completed editing my 1st video for the Foundation for the Children of the Californias, a San Diego based non-profit foundation with a hospital in Tijuana, Mexico that treats more than 3,000 childen EVERY MONTH an no child is ever turned away for the inability to pay! We traveled along with them on a visit to the hospital for a Valentine's Day "Cupids for the Kids" event as friends and supporters of the hospital brought the children toys, candy, and a lot of love! GO>>
06.05.13: Just completed editing a new CD release promo video for "The Beautiful Old", period faithful renditions of songs more than one hundred years old, performed by master musical artists of our time GO>>
05.26.13: Just got out of prison! Well, let me explain - I just got out of FILMING for two days at Chino State Prison (CA), filming an instructional video for prison electric fence safety. Going back in a couple of weeks to film for two more days, then back to my studio to edit it all together.
05.15.13 & 5.16.13: I am so excited because two of my favorite clients' live event videos premier this week. Two videos premiering in the same week - first time this has happened! Today, the seventh Healthcare Heroes video I've created for Grossmont Healthcare District's (La Mesa, CA), annual "Healthcare Heroes Awards Luncheon" premiered at their live event. Inspiring stories to watch, here GO>>
Tomorrow, Thursday, the second video I've created for UCSD's Student-Run Free Clinic Project (La Jolla, CA), premieres at their annual awards dinner GO>
04.15.13: Just completed writing / producing / directing / editing a new video to premire at City Heights CDC's Gala this Saturday night in San Diego. This is the second year I've created their Gala video.
Watch them both! GO>>
03.01.13: For the 4th year in a row, I am honored to have been asked by the International Telly Awards to judge video entries. Learn more about the International Telly Awards GO>>
02.25.13: UCSD Medical Center is hosting the filming on campus three WebMD episodes this Thursday Feb. 28th, and I will be part of the crew, filming the event and providing sound.
01.21.13: Filming and editing two event videos for my new client: Foundation for the Children of the Americas. This San Diego based non-profit organization is a tri-national collaboration with Canada, the United States, and Mexico, which improves the health and nutrition for the children of the California and Mexico border region through the operation and expansion of a model pediatric specialty medical and education complex, located one half a mile into Baja California, Mexico. To learn more about them, visit their website GO>>
12.15.12:UCSD's Visual Media Group is the University of California San Diego's in-house video production company, handling UCSD's video projects, and outside client's video projects, too. Their two full-time videographers are swamped with projects! (That's a good thing!) They chose Louie Stevens and Films You Feel to handle their overflow projects - from scriptwriting, producing, filming, directing, editing and the sound mix. I just delivered their first project and we both could not be happier!
12.01.12: Just completed my client's new product invention demonstration and use video "Tape Clip" an ingenious invention! I want one! GO>>
11.04.12: Imagine getting a call to film, edit and deliver a 3 - 4 minute video from start to finish in 48 hours! That's exactly what this happened this week! The director of the UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project (La Jolla, CA) needed a video to submit for a grant proposal. Monday night I filmed UCSD medical students, patients and key clinic persons, edited the video the next two days, delivering within 48 hours! And it was a fun project! My client is happy, and so am I GO>>
10.08.12: Just completed and delivered 30 hours of Western School of Feng Shui's (Encinitas, CA), on-line eLearning videos. This was a big, big BIG project, starting with filming their seven day workshop, and about one year of editing! You can view the WSFS promo video and the workshop's practitioner trainee's testimonial video, here GO>>
10.08.12: This true story of a video production experience that happened to me is featured in the Oct. 2012 issue of DVideoPro magazine... GO>>
10.01.12: I wrote, produced, filmed and edited this video in less than two weeks for La Mesa Healthcare Center, (La Mesa, CA.) But even more impressive is what I experienced working with everyone there how they truly love working with their patients and care deeply about helping them to get better. I think this comes through clearly in their new video... GO>>
"Fundraising & Marketing Video"
ConnectMed International brings together a medical team to provide reconstructive surgeries for children and adults in countries, like Africa, India and Mexico.
And they use the internet for live education and follow-ups!
This video shows how they do it...
El Cajon, CA
"Event, PR & Marketing Video"
St. Madeline Sopie's Center serves
about 400 adult students daily who
have developmental disabilities.
Foundation for the
Children of the Californias
San Diego, CA
"It's a great video! Excellent work on capturing the passion that people have for our work and mission.
I'm excited about it, and the awareness it will help us generate on behalf of the children. Many, many thanks!"
- Eileen Benjamin, Executive Director
Foundation for the Children of the Californias
||"NICE video! We are grateful!! You are doing good work and we have high hopes this one you did for us will help many children towards an opportunity in life! THANKS!!!!!"
- Elizabeth Jones, Co-Founder, Foundation for the Children of the Californias
"The Beautiful Old"
"Promo Video for a CD Release"
Period faithful renditions of songs more than one hundred years old, performed by master musical artists of our time.
8.08.12: Stuart Grauer, President and Head of School for The Grauer School, Encinitas, asked me to create an "About Us" video for this new organization he created - The Coalition of Small Preparatory Schools, who's mission is to bring together like-minded small private schools with an enrollment of 230 students or less, to further the mission of the benefits of a small school. Watch as students, parents and teachers share their experiences... GO>>