Monday, February 20, 2017

HVSN Top 5 Films for a Short Month


February is the shortest month of the year – usually three days shorter than its big brothers. So, to get your month’s movie enjoyment in less time, here are five good movies less than ninety minutes long.


Stand by Me - A great coming-of-age story complete with gunplay and a corpse. A writer recounts his journey to find the body of a missing boy, and his journey to understanding his life in a whole new way.



Toy Story - Intrigue and action as a cowboy doll is replaced by a spaceman as the top toy in the neighborhood.



Producers - Anybody can produce a Broadway hit. Apparently it’s much more difficult to produce a sure-fire flop.



Office Space - Three employees. A greedy, out of touch boss. A plan to rebel. Will it work?



Airplane! – A movie about flying is appropriate as the sight gags fly by at jet speed. Classic scenes and dialogue that is still used today.


Photo Video Keepsake: A Unique Treasure for those you Love

Spring is approaching quickly, and video would be perfect for those red-letter days, including
Mother's Day, graduations, and anniversaries. That’s why one of our most popular items this time of year is a Photo Video Keepsake. Call us today to find out more!

Are you looking to give a special gift from the heart? Don’t overlook this chance to really honor Mom, grad, or your beloved partner with a montage of photos, slides, and/or video enhanced with your honoree’s favorite music.

Why is a PhotoVideo Keepsake the perfect gift? It is:

Personal - What is more unique than beautiful photos complemented by inspiring music? Each Keepsake is a story - a customized testimony.

Powerful - What better way to say "I love you" or "I'm proud of you" or "I'd do it all over again?"

Portable - PhotoVideo Keepsakes can be shown almost anywhere – in homes, offices, auditoriums, or fellowship halls. Another reason why they are the perfect way to honor anyone, anytime and anywhere.

Practical - Keepsakes make great gifts, not just for the subject, but for all your loved ones – and they’re easily shared.

Now is the time to get started on your masterpiece. Let’s look at the calendar and note some approaching “Keepsake-worthy” events:


  • Mother’s Day – Mom has always made us feel special. Now you can do the same with a powerful PhotoVideo Keepsake.
  • Graduation – Imagine a "Birth to Graduation" presentation combining photos, videos, certificates, first grade projects, college acceptance letters, favorite music through the years.... you name it! Long after the ceremony your gift will be enjoyed for years to come.
  • Anniversaries - Create a tribute to your beloved with your time together captured through images, video and music.
  • Birthdays - Don't forget upcoming birthdays in the next few months!
  • Father’s Day - Dad will be just as moved and thrilled as Mom with a unique PhotoVideo Keepsake.

Remember, creativity takes time! Make your Photo Video Keepsake the best it can be. Call us today!

Welcome
We are part of America's largest video production services network with studios located in the United States, Canada and Sweden, and are dedicated to remaining the leading provider of video production, post-production, DVD and digital content services in the global marketplace.

Video Production
The next time you are in the market for video production services look no further than Home Video Studio. Our owners are professional videographers and editors. We can shoot your personal or corporate event using the latest state-of-the-art camera and production equipment.

Home Video Studio specializes in events like parties, sports, trainings, business meetings and company promotions. If you are looking for quality and affordability, turn to Home Video Studio. We will turn your video production project into a work of art! 



About Home Video Studio - Visalia



Arthur Zepeda, Owner/Video Artist

Your local Home Video Studio offers a wide range of professional video production services to consumers and businesses alike. We value our customers and want to thank you for being a part of our success!

Home Video Studio strives to make your experience with us enjoyable and truly memorable. Our specialties include video production, video editing, home movie and video transfers, CD and DVD duplication, and much more! For all of your video needs, call Home Video Studio today for an appointment!

559-732-3050

                                         Call Us at the number above!

                                          Email: arthur.z@homevideostudio.com

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Video Editing is for Everyone

“My wedding was shot in 1964 in a dark church. Can you make it lighter?”
“My dad liked big band music. Can you put music behind my video of him?”
“My son scored a winning goal. Can you make it in slow motion?”
We get frequent calls from customers with questions like these, and we’re happy to say that editing video is a specialty. Editing is simply making the videos you shot even better.
If you like your videos you’ll love what editing can do:

Editing allows you to tell a story. People are drawn to stories. When you edit you are creating something more interesting than just random video clips.
Editing sustains interest. It will make your videos concise and have a point. For example, "Our Family at the Lake" - showing quick shots of your family on the beach complete with beach music is much more enjoyable than hours of raw video footage.
Editing is fun and creative. It's a way for you to put your spin and creativity on something you love.

You've probably watched enough television and movies in your life to know what editing techniques are effective even if you don't know what they're called. Here are just a few simple editing techniques that can make your videos even better:


  • Transitions - Have you ever seen a photo montage with images that fade out or fade in? Or a video that slowly goes to black at the end? Those are simple transitions you can put on your video.
  • Color correction - Is your wedding dress more blue than white? Color correction is an easy way to address many issues like this.
  • Titles - Does your daughter have a sports video that needs vital information like her position, number, weight, GPA, etc. on it? Does your son want composers' names on his musical recital video? Putting titles in your videos is no sweat.
  • Music - Nothing is more effective than appropriate music on your videos.
  • Voiceover - Have you ever seen a 50th wedding anniversary photo keepsake with the husband reading a poem he wrote while they were courting? We have. Not a dry eye in the house.
  • Effects - Yes, special effects like slow motion, fast motion, or blur are simple these days with our professional editing capabilities.

When it comes to editing we say: Whatever you can imagine we can most likely achieve. When you bring your editing project to us here's a very basic map:
Removing what you don't want
It may sound simple but the first step is just getting rid of video that's not essential to your story.
Finding and choosing what you do want
This is the beginning of the fun - finding the filet mignon of your project.
Telling a story
This is the most crucial part of your editing and the reason you're doing it. And we're here to help you every step of the way.
Adding the "cool" stuff
This is the icing on the cake. Music, effects, titles, etc. are fun and put the finishing touch on.
Whether you are a business owner or have personal videos call us today. Let's team up and create something special from your video clips. Call us today to schedule an editing consultation and session!

Welcome
We are part of America's largest video production services network with studios located in the United States, Canada and Sweden, and are dedicated to remaining the leading provider of video production, post-production, DVD and digital content services in the global marketplace.

Video Editing
The affordability of consumer video camcorders has become so reasonable that almost every household and business has one. Hours and hours of video exists on a variety of formats.

Whether you have hard drive, mini-DVD, mini-DV, 8mm, VHS-C, VHS or Beta, Home Video Studio can edit your video into a professional value-added product. Our studios can even use special effects, include music and put in titles to add some extra touches to the video you bring in. Let us edit your video and turn it into a keepsake to remember!





About Home Video Studio - Visalia



Arthur Zepeda, Owner/Video Artist

Your local Home Video Studio offers a wide range of professional video production services to consumers and businesses alike. We value our customers and want to thank you for being a part of our success!

Home Video Studio strives to make your experience with us enjoyable and truly memorable. Our specialties include video production, video editing, home movie and video transfers, CD and DVD duplication, and much more! For all of your video needs, call Home Video Studio today for an appointment!

559-732-3050

                                         Call Us at the number above!

                                          Email: arthur.z@homevideostudio.com

HVS Top Five Family Halloween Movies


Sure, it’s easy to find slashing, gory, hands-over-your-eyes movies for Halloween, but we’re family friendly! Here are a few Halloween movies that are fun for the season, but won’t keep the kids awake all night. 

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown - Because every generation needs to experience Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Linus, and all the gang for every holiday. 

Ernest Scared Stupid - Ernest is always just silly fun. This time he accidentally sets loose trolls, on Halloween, who turn children into wooden dolls. Now he must save his town. 
The Addams Family - Because, like Charlie Brown, every generation needs to experience Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, and all the gang – and Halloween is the perfect occasion. 
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit - If your kids have never experienced the Claymation inventor Wallace and his dog Gromit they’ll love this one. They rescue a village plagued by a mutant rabbit and save the annual vegetable competition. 
The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad – A 1949 adaptation of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, it’s a Walt Disney classic that every kid should see.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

It’s the Perfect Time to Transfer your Home Movies


When you transfer your old home movies you’re not just preserving your family’s legacy for generations to come, you’re documenting our important historical and cultural heritage as well. That’s why, on October 15th, annual Home Movie Day will again be observed to celebrate these

unique stories written by parents and grandparents, aunts and uncles, and children who lived in the 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s and preserved their life and times with a movie camera.

Do you have old family home movies? Now’s a great time to bring them in! This time of year traditionally kicks off a busy time for transferring these treasures. Besides getting on the “Home Movie Day” bandwagon remember that the Holiday season is soon upon us and this is a great gift idea, not to mention that watching these precious memories make any occasion a joyous time for kids, parents, grandparents, and even great grandparents.

Have you been thinking about getting your film transferred? Here are some questions you may have:
Is my film too old? 
Probably not. We have seen film from the early part of last century. As long as it’s not disintegrating there should be no problem. If you’re wondering, bring it in so we can make an assessment.
Will my old 8mm, Super8 or 16mm film look good?
Yes! We believe there’s no such thing as a bad home movie! Think of the content on these gems that’s waiting to be enjoyed again!
Will the sound transfer too? 
Yes, if sound was recorded it will be transferred. If you’re lucky enough to have sound movies, it’s a treat to hear voices from the past!
What about music or sound on film? 
If you like we include background music free of charge.
I want to edit these after they’re captured. Can you help me with that?
Yes. We can deliver your movies in a format that allows you to edit.
Can I organize my film in the order I want? 
Of course. Just number your reels and we will put them in that order.
Can I put captions or titles in the film? 
Yes. We can put titles anywhere on your captured film.

Home Movie Day and the coming Holidays! There’s no better time than now to transfer those old home movies. Call us today!

Welcome
We are part of America's largest video production services network with studios located in the United States, Canada and Sweden, and are dedicated to remaining the leading provider of video production, post-production, DVD and digital content services in the global marketplace.

Home Movie Transfer - 8mm & 16mm Film
Don't let your treasured film memories fade away! Preserve your 8mm, Super 8 and 16mm film by transferring them to an Archival Platinum DVD. These DVD's are entirely scratch proof and rated to last 100+ years!

With tens of thousands of satisfied customers and over 30 million feet of film transferred in our thirty years of business, Home Video Studio is the leader in home movie transfer. With professionally trained film technicians and state-of-the-art equipment your precious memories are in the best of hands. Sprocketless drives, color correction and full frame capture guarantees that your film will look its absolute best! Whether you have one reel or hundreds call us today! 




About Home Video Studio - Visalia



Arthur Zepeda, Owner/Video Artist

Your local Home Video Studio offers a wide range of professional video production services to consumers and businesses alike. We value our customers and want to thank you for being a part of our success!

Home Video Studio strives to make your experience with us enjoyable and truly memorable. Our specialties include video production, video editing, home movie and video transfers, CD and DVD duplication, and much more! For all of your video needs, call Home Video Studio today for an appointment!

559-732-3050

                                         Call Us at the number above!

                                          Email: arthur.z@homevideostudio.com

The HVS Top Five Back to School Movies



The HVS Top Five Back to School Movies

The campus has always been fertile ground for good movies. Now that school is back in full swing we thought we’d bring you our picks for the top five back to school movies:



Ferris Bueller’s Day Off – "Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it."



Dead Poets Society – "Carpe, carpe. Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary."



To Sir with Love – "I believe one should fight for what one believes. Provided one is absolutely sure one is absolutely right."



School of Rock – "I pledge allegiance... to the band... of Mr. Schneebly... and will not fight him... for creative control... and will defer to him on all issues related to the musical direction of the band."



Back to School – "Why don’t you come and see me sometime when you have no class?"


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

How Long Do VHS Tapes Last?

Just like every other technology, video home system (VHS) recording tapes are being affected by technological change. Just as consumers become used to one form of home technology, a new and better technology comes along. Unfortunately, consumers have already recorded many precious moments on their VHS tapes and are increasingly finding that they do not have the same quality as the new technologies being offered today. In some cases, the tapes themselves are beginning to deteriorate. Generally, this deterioration takes place because of incorrect storage, but overall, it usually happens because the recording wears away the tape.

Going Digital

Like many other technologies, VHS tapes are becoming a victim of the digital conversion process. VHS tapes are analog recordings and, as such, will not last if the recording was from a video camera. Commercial movies will last quite a bit longer, but if they are home recordings, they will likely have a storage life of the order of one or two decades, depending on storage conditions.

What Can Be Done?

In many respects the VCR tape has gone the way of the cassette tape. There were plenty of uses for the basic function of the VCR tape, like recording TV shows, but the focus has completely shifted to digital recording devices. The tapes themselves may be around for a while longer, but the machines to play them will likely be gone first. Transferring the VHS images to a digital form becomes the only recourse if you wish to save precious events like an important soccer game or a birthday party.

Will Technological Innovation Ever End?

It is unlikely that it will ever become unnecessary to transfer recordings from one technology to another. Technology just does not stay still. Right now, you need to transfer your VHS tape data to a digital form of a certain format. Five to ten years down the road you will likely be doing the same thing all over again. In a way, it is sort of like death, taxes, and data transfer! Fortunately, there are businesses like HOME VIDEO STUDIO in Visalia that will be happy to do the transferring for you.

Transferring VHS data

Home Video Studio ® in Visalia specializes in VHS to DVD transfer!

Bring us your old home movies and video tapes - we'll transfer them to DVD for you. VHS, VHS-C, BETA, 8mm video, Mini DV, and of course, your old 8mm and 16mm movies. Here is more information about our Video to DVD Transfer services. We call it HVS DVD Deluxe. The Home Video Studio DVD Deluxe system includes:
    Transfer video to Platinum DVD
  • We'll put your video onto a Platinum Archival DVD.
  • Every DVD has scene selection "smart chapter markers". Our proprietary DVD Deluxe system detects where your video camera stopped and started or the scene changed. Chapter markers are placed at these points so you can easily skip through your finished DVD.
  • We have many themes to choose from so if this is your wedding from six years ago or your baby's birth from six months ago, we will choose the appropriate theme.
  • Ask about an upgrade to our album case with custom insert and thumbnail photos of your video on the outside.

Don't delay, call today! 559-732-3050