It’s been quite the year at OVS. In 2014, we moved to a larger space, stepped up our game in the wedding world (We were voted Best of Weddings by The Knot users!), and took on more challenging roles in the commercial video scene.
As we look forward to the New Year, we wanted to reflect on the things we learned this year, and what we are most looking forward to in 2015. One thing we can all agree on is that we are incredibly thankful to our clients. You all have made OVS what it is today, and we couldn’t feel more honored to have the privilege of working with every one of you. Cheers to 2015!
Julie, Office Manager
“I discovered and implemented a couple of amazing project management applications that have greatly increased the efficiency of our project cycles.I also learned that our creatives prefer and respond best to visual tools for project management…. duh. #spreadsheetsmakethemsweat
I am looking forward to continued business growth so that our team can further explore and hone their talents by working on exciting, inspiring projects that they are passionate about.”
Jessica, Account Executive
“Every day, I wake up grateful to come to work at OVS. I’ve learned how to effectively manage both client communication and timelines by implementing pre-production meetings for our team, with the help of Julie and Mike. I’m most excited to see the ever increasing level of quality in our work in 2015. It’s going to be a great year!”
Mike, Lead Videographer/Sr. Account Executive
“I’m really grateful for all I’ve learned this year. I’ve become a lot more confident at directing shoots and assigning roles for everyone to work as a team. Seeing the power of teamwork has been eye opening, and working with smart and talented people every day just makes us stronger and stronger. I’ve seen people’s strengths and skillsets combine to form even better combinations than if everyone was the same. It’s amazing and inspiring to witness.”
“I learned that the best thing I can do to prepare for an all-day video shoot is to pack a freezer bag full of snacks and beverages. Video production is hard work and being able to recharge when you need the energy makes a huge difference.”
“I learned a lot about planar motion tracking this year for the NMC videos. I learned how to study camera solves so the animations that are being applied to the video actually look like they are in the scene. I feel this skill brings a lot of value to video and motion.”
Alex, Graphic Designer/Editor
“I learned that there is no point in stressing about things you can’t control. Go with the flow, take the good with the bad, and try your best to make things work.”
“One thing I learned this year is staying organized in the beginning gives me more time to be creative in the end.
The thing I’m most looking forward to in 2015 is making something, which, at that point, will be the best I’ve ever created. Then making something else even better than that.”
“Each of us approaches projects with a different perspective, and I’m learning how I can best complement the team through active listening.
For 2015, I’m excited to see our company grow, get paid to learn, and continue participating in our pre-production meetings before shoots. We’re communicating better and I’m excited to see us all continue to work and develop in those regards.”
“One thing I have learned is the importance of streamlining our processes. Whether it’s packing up gear for a shoot or knowing proper lighting techniques, it is so important to work accurately. Not only for clients, but also so our team doesn’t stress about it.
One thing I am looking forward to is keeping up with current film making technology. 2014 was a big year for new ideas and features being added to cameras. I’m interested to see how manufacturers top it. Also, Jurassic World.”