Kabloom Studios Photographer’s Promo

by Vu Bui on April 21, 2009

Khara Plicanic of Kabloom Studios contacted us about shooting a promo video for her some time last summer, starting the conversation… of course… via Twitter DM. Remember when you had to actually pick up a phone or even drive down to their shop to hire someone for something? Anyhow… she is super cool and fun and radiates positive energy… and over a few bunches of 140 characters or less I took an instant liking to her and was extremely excited to shoot her video.

This is definitely our favorite production yet, and showcases some of the things we love about doing promotional videos. We believe in letting others speak for you, because honestly it’s easy for most people to speak highly of themselves… but getting others to come forth and give an honest testimonial about how awesome you are… well that really speaks to your effect on your clients.

I’ll let the video say the rest of what needs to be said. Khara is awesome… and hopefully our contribution to her online presence helps to show that to the world.

-Vu

  • http://vanbussel.blogspot.com/ Blair Van Bussel

    This is AWESOME!!! I LOVE how personable it is! and those effects are killer!
    I seriously need to get it together and get something like this!

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Blair Van Bussel, Get it together!!! We are here.

  • http://vanbussel.blogspot.com Blair Van Bussel

    This is AWESOME!!! I LOVE how personable it is! and those effects are killer!
    I seriously need to get it together and get something like this!

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Blair Van Bussel, Get it together!!! We are here.

  • http://gustavofernandez.com/ Gustavo

    Sweet, great jobs boys, totally captures who she is even though i do not know her. Congrats!

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Gustavo, She is awesome, we met face to face for the first time at WPPI in the hallways while I was running around like a crazy person; we clicked right away.

  • http://gustavofernandez.com/ Gustavo

    Sweet, great jobs boys, totally captures who she is even though i do not know her. Congrats!

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Gustavo, She is awesome, we met face to face for the first time at WPPI in the hallways while I was running around like a crazy person; we clicked right away.

  • http://bob.com/ Bob

    Too much talking. Got bored in about 5 seconds.

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Bob, I’m sorry you feel that way. Maybe next time you will have the balls to leave your real name, email and website???

    • http://vubui.com/ vubui

      @”Bob” (anonymous) – I’m all for criticism… but if you’re going to give it you might want to start by standing behind your words and posting your real identity. Anyone can trash others’ work while hiding behind the anonymity of the internet, but it also gives your words no weight or meaning.

      Also, I have to admit it’s hard to take your comment seriously as-is… are you suggesting that there should only have been about 4 seconds of talking?

      Hope to hear from the “real” you.

  • http://bob.com Bob

    Too much talking. Got bored in about 5 seconds.

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Bob, I’m sorry you feel that way. Maybe next time you will have the balls to leave your real name, email and website???

    • http://vubui.com vubui

      @”Bob” (anonymous) – I’m all for criticism… but if you’re going to give it you might want to start by standing behind your words and posting your real identity. Anyone can trash others’ work while hiding behind the anonymity of the internet, but it also gives your words no weight or meaning.

      Also, I have to admit it’s hard to take your comment seriously as-is… are you suggesting that there should only have been about 4 seconds of talking?

      Hope to hear from the “real” you.

  • http://www.barefeetstudios.com/ Shane Robinson

    You are becoming the steadi-cam master. LOVE the movement and focus/out-of-focus effects. And also really like the simplicity of their “names in space” in the beginning. Works well with the energy and vide of the shot.

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Shane Robinson, Thanks for the really great compliments Shane!

  • http://www.barefeetstudios.com Shane Robinson

    You are becoming the steadi-cam master. LOVE the movement and focus/out-of-focus effects. And also really like the simplicity of their “names in space” in the beginning. Works well with the energy and vide of the shot.

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Shane Robinson, Thanks for the really great compliments Shane!

  • http://www.kipbeelmanphotography.com/ Kip Beelmuffin

    I’m not sure whether I want the BB’s to shoot my promo vid or have Kabloom Studios/Khara shoot me and my mistress wife rocking it like we’re hot. Nice work at any rate!

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Kip Beelmuffin, Both?

  • http://www.kipbeelmanphotography.com Kip Beelmuffin

    I’m not sure whether I want the BB’s to shoot my promo vid or have Kabloom Studios/Khara shoot me and my mistress wife rocking it like we’re hot. Nice work at any rate!

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @Kip Beelmuffin, Both?

  • http://www.jackratana.com/ JACKRATANA

    Oh my, the Bui Bros are like the handsomest, and they rock the video camera. Also love the flying fonts or whatever you call it….I just call it, sexy flying font.

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @JACKRATANA, HAHA! Thanks man.

  • http://www.jackratana.com JACKRATANA

    Oh my, the Bui Bros are like the handsomest, and they rock the video camera. Also love the flying fonts or whatever you call it….I just call it, sexy flying font.

    • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

      @JACKRATANA, HAHA! Thanks man.

  • http://www.wanamakerphotography.com/ Chris Wanamaker

    Love the video! Is there a name to the effect that you guys use where you make a still image seem 3D and make it come to life?

    • http://vubui.com/ vubui

      @Chris Wanamaker, thanks for the praise, man! I’m not actually sure if there is an official name for it. We call it “motion photos”, but I don’t know if anyone else uses that term at all.

    • http://throughwaters.blogspot.com/ Brian Russell

      IzzyVideo.com calls it “2.5 D” as in not quite 3D.

      • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

        One can also call it a hybrid photo video montage… whatever we call it I think it is pretty cool.

  • http://www.wanamakerphotography.com Chris Wanamaker

    Love the video! Is there a name to the effect that you guys use where you make a still image seem 3D and make it come to life?

    • http://vubui.com vubui

      @Chris Wanamaker, thanks for the praise, man! I’m not actually sure if there is an official name for it. We call it “motion photos”, but I don’t know if anyone else uses that term at all.

    • http://throughwaters.blogspot.com Brian Russell

      IzzyVideo.com calls it “2.5 D” as in not quite 3D.

      • http://www.LanBui.com Lan Bui

        One can also call it a hybrid photo video montage… whatever we call it I think it is pretty cool.

  • http://www.lyngraft.com/ Lyn Graft

    That is a gorgeous look and feel in the footage – very filmesque and really enjoyed the diversity of the media selected. LOVE the motion and out of focus shots and the depth of field selected as well. Totally agree with you on having other folks tell your story – great way to promo someone. Stellar job.

    You guys rock. Looking forward to seeing you all at VMX09….LG

    • http://vubui.com/ vubui

      @Lyn Graft, thanks dude, it’ll be cool to meet you at VMX… coming up pretty quick!

  • http://www.lyngraft.com Lyn Graft

    That is a gorgeous look and feel in the footage – very filmesque and really enjoyed the diversity of the media selected. LOVE the motion and out of focus shots and the depth of field selected as well. Totally agree with you on having other folks tell your story – great way to promo someone. Stellar job.

    You guys rock. Looking forward to seeing you all at VMX09….LG

    • http://vubui.com vubui

      @Lyn Graft, thanks dude, it’ll be cool to meet you at VMX… coming up pretty quick!

  • http://www.kabloomstudios.com/blog Khara Plicanic

    Hey guys! You are every bit as awesome in person as you seem to be online. Thank you for sharing your mad skills with me. I’m proud to have been bui-fied!

    A good time for all! Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.kabloomstudios.com/blog Khara Plicanic

    Hey guys! You are every bit as awesome in person as you seem to be online. Thank you for sharing your mad skills with me. I’m proud to have been bui-fied!

    A good time for all! Keep up the great work!

  • http://www.cathydavidphoto.com/ Cathy and David

    AHH!!! KHARA WE LOVE YOU!!! :) Great video guys! :-D

    • http://www.kabloomstudios.com/blog Khara Plicanic

      @Cathy and David, hey guys! Thanks so darn much! Can’t wait to connect again in Vegas next year! ;)

      • http://www.cathydavidphoto.com/ Cathy and David

        @Khara Plicanic, YOU KNOW IT! :-D

  • http://www.cathydavidphoto.com Cathy and David

    AHH!!! KHARA WE LOVE YOU!!! :) Great video guys! :-D

    • http://www.kabloomstudios.com/blog Khara Plicanic

      @Cathy and David, hey guys! Thanks so darn much! Can’t wait to connect again in Vegas next year! ;)

      • http://www.cathydavidphoto.com Cathy and David

        @Khara Plicanic, YOU KNOW IT! :-D

  • http://jillianmodernblog.com/ Tony Z.

    I loved it guys!! You made her come across as really fun, cute and talented. Perfect.

  • http://jillianmodernblog.com Tony Z.

    I loved it guys!! You made her come across as really fun, cute and talented. Perfect.

  • Lisa Scribner

    This video is amazing! I love Khara and her work, and teamed up with you makes an amazing combo!
    keep up the great work!

  • Lisa Scribner

    This video is amazing! I love Khara and her work, and teamed up with you makes an amazing combo!
    keep up the great work!

  • http://www.barefeetstudios.com/ Shane Robinson

    Holy Crap!!! I totally missed the “motion photos” when I watched this the first time.

    I just synced my iPhone and this video showed up and I watched it again and noticed the 2-3 motion photos.

    In addition to the great shooting, editing, music, and steadi-cam work, those subtle motion photos takes your work to a whole new level…

    I feel sooooo talent-less when I watch your stuff… Thanks a lot!!!

    :-)

  • http://www.barefeetstudios.com Shane Robinson

    Holy Crap!!! I totally missed the “motion photos” when I watched this the first time.

    I just synced my iPhone and this video showed up and I watched it again and noticed the 2-3 motion photos.

    In addition to the great shooting, editing, music, and steadi-cam work, those subtle motion photos takes your work to a whole new level…

    I feel sooooo talent-less when I watch your stuff… Thanks a lot!!!

    :-)

  • http://www.ahsphotography.com/blog Amy

    more awesomeness from the brothers!

  • http://www.ahsphotography.com/blog Amy

    more awesomeness from the brothers!

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