Making a Living As a Videographer
Join us for a panel discussion on how filmmakers have found ways to make a living in between the dream projects. From weddings to real estate and everything in between, learn how filmmakers got started, get clients, and thrive.
- Armen Tahanianreal estate videography
Armen Tahanian is a Los Angeles based filmmaker with a background in sales and marketing. In 2015 he founded Falcon Media Solutions, a production company specializing in creating digital content for online marketing. While working within a variety of industries, Armen has found a niche within the real estate community creating real estate video tours and agent profile videos. In addition to filming real estate content, Armen also works as a DP on different film/commercial productions.
- Luisa Mendozacorporate videography
A graduate of both St. Louis University and The Art Institute of Dallas, Luisa Mendoza started her production career at AMS Pictures (Dallas, TX) in the late 90s where she worked hard to learn all aspects of production but found her calling behind the camera. During her time at AMS, her work won many Telly Awards with the company and her first documentary as Director of Photography, The Power of Harmony: The Story of the Turtle Creek Chorale won Best Documentary at the USA Film Festival in 2005.
She was Senior DP at AMS, working on high end corporate work, commercials and documentaries until going freelance in 2013. She has since built a successful business of her own shooting for corporate, broadcast and “reality” clients. Her work can be seen on channels such as HGTV, DIY, Discovery, ESPN and NFL Network and her corporate client list includes American Airlines, BSNF Railroads, Pepsi- co/Frito Lay, Toyota NA, AT&T and Yum!Brands.
- Shyah Zarrabiwedding videography
With 6 years under his belt, Shyah Zarrabi understands that it’s hard to remember the details that happen at a wedding; from the hilarious speech of the Maid of Honour to the fun Uncle breaking it down on the dance floor. Whether he’s filming a wedding with 50 guests or 950 guests, he approaches videography with an aim that extracts genuine laughter and seeks fleeting candid moments – the wedding video is an actual reflection of who the couple is.
For commercial work, Shyah specializes in engaging, short-form video. His rigorous pre-production strategy may seem lengthy at the time, but his clients are always happy with the turnout of their video content