If a video still makes me teary eyed after I'm done with it, I think that I've succeeded. If I'm moved by a film after watching it dozens of times, I figure it will also touch the hearts of the people that matter, the ones who benefit from the nonprofit and the benefactors of that organization.
It's been a very busy few months. I produced the videos for two gala events for the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (CADA). On one, I was lucky to interview some of the board members and distill their experience into a six-minute film. It was greatly received at their Amethyst Ball at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara Santa Barbara.
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The other one was shown at the CADA Gratitude Luncheon at the Biltmore last week, honoring Sally Green, retired principal and inspiring mentor.
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In both videos, I was lucky to work with musicians Gus Detar and Winslow Brown, with the assistance and supervision of Catherine Remack and Merryl Brown Events. I'm grateful for their professionalism and talents, and for the opportunity to serve organizations like CADA, who make a profound difference in our community.
I love making these little videos. It's really an honor and a privilege. On top of that, Catherine Remak, Director of Development and Communications at CADA, said:
“Photographer and videographer Isaac Hernandez is consistently our first choice at the agency when we have an event or project. His keen eye, professionalism, terrific editing skills, passion and easy nature make working together a perfect fit. With Isaac, we always know a project will be complete before deadline. His work, particularly in videography, has helped CADA raise a significant amount of support from donors. We consider Isaac part of the CADA team!”