ENJOY YOUR LIFE. LIVE IN THE MOMENT.
DON’T STRESS ABOUT MAKING SURE YOUR EVENT IS DOCUMENTED. LET US HANDLE THE PICTURES AND VIDEOS! THESE MOMENTS ARE PRICELESS. OWN THEM FOREVER AND LIVE IN THE MOMENT.
It’s your big day, your moment in the sun, your time to shine! Film Mechanic will be there to help you capture those moments so that you can cherish them forever. We offer a variety of packages to suit your needs. With enough advanced notice, we can provide anything from one photographer alone shooting still photographs, to three separate videographers catching all of the angles and action. For clients who live outside of San Diego, We are willing and able to travel at cost to make sure your special day is caught professionally on digital media.
Film Mechanic started from a passion for film editing and special effects. We have strong beliefs in having a narrative/story play out instead of just clips. We love showcasing fun moments within the beautiful shots. We want to capture more than just the images. We will be there to make sure the personalities that you love are shining through.
For video editing services, we offer clip compiling, tracking blur, green screening, text overlays, video manipulation/animation, stop motion, and a range of fun effects! We are constantly expanding as we learn new techniques and come up with fun ideas!
For still photo editing services, we also offer digital touch-ups, red eye removal, people and object removal from portraits, complexion smoothing, airbrushing away a few of those extra pounds, superimposing people and objects, background removal, and any other creative ideas you may have.
We love collaborating for credit on other people’s projects, features, and short films. We strongly believe in expanding our world and matching up with a very diverse group to bring the best of the best ideas to the forefront. If you would like to work on a film together, please reach out!
We occasionally reach out to models of all ages, races, and genders when we have a client looking for a certain look, or when we want to expand and update our own profile. We like to keep it as new and fresh as possible, and that means new faces. If you are an established model and would like to work with us for trade, please reach out. We love making new friends and helping others in the industry. If you are brand new to acting or modeling, but you have the look that we want, we may just reach out to you! Depending on the project, we may even be able to negotiate payment depending on the needs of our clients.
About Film Mechanic
REVISIT YOUR MEMORIES FOR A LIFETIME
We understand the importance of your major life events and documenting the memories. Tell your friends and guests to leave their cellphones in their pockets and have fun, in the moment. We will take care of documenting the fun for you. Weddings, birthday parties, 50 year anniversaries, we know how much these events have an impact on your hearts and minds. We can feel it when we click the shutter.
A particularly picky eye. That’s a good thing.
We have assembled a team of photographers and filmographers who have what we call a particularly picky eye. We like the creative ones who have the knack for seeing the picture before it is developed. It is in our blood. It is what we do. We can customize our packages to fit your needs. Just tell us what you need!
Ronny founded Film Mechanic after exploring film, photography, and digital media in college at San Diego State University. He went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree and started a career. Ronny was able to implement his filmmaking skills right away, producing training videos at work on the side. These training videos were informative and fun and brought an excitement to the office. What used to be boring meetings were now something to look forward to. Ultimately, this lead to more opportunities and Ronny was able to go to the national headquarters and work with the production team to make training videos for a live audience of 65,000+ employees.
Ronny’s ultimate goal is to make a feature film. He is motivated and has several ideas. In the meantime, he plans on producing more training videos, short films, helping friends in the industry with their projects, and taking on any new projects that sound like fun. Ronny is the master editor and has the perfect eye behind the lens.
If possible, we always like to see the venue before the event. This helps us plan for the best shots and know what equipment to bring. This also allows us to determine if there is a safe area to leave excess equipment when not in use.
We are currently shooting on a Panasonic GH5 for stills and video in 4K, a DJI Phantom 4.Pro drone, and three different Nikon DSLRs. We have found these to be very high quality cameras, and when paired with the right lenses, make for fantastic event gear. We are not against any creative ideas including rigging GoPros to bottles that are passed around, or sitting someone in a tree to get the shot we want.
We also have a couple of camera cranes, a slider, dollies, booms, and way too many tripods. We have temporarily suspended drone operation pending legislative issues about certified drone pilot licenses for commercial purposes. If aerial footage is needed that can not be acheived through booms, cranes, or working our bodies into awkward places like an animal, we may continue to hire drone pilots to help us with the shot we want. This is to avoid any unecessary legal issues for Film Mechanic.
What We Can Offer
Because my clients often request a variety of services, I prefer to meet with clients and customize my packages to their needs.
- Integrated Wedding Photography
- Capturing the Magic of Art Shows
- Going the Extra Mile for Amazing Photos
- Beautiful Babies and Maternity Images
- Catching Special Graduation Moments
- Bringing Professional Out of Their Shell
We Are Experts
We offer a specialized approach to our photography, capturing intimate details that are ordinarily overlooked by the naked eye. We enhance each session and photograph to fully capitalize on mood, dimension and the realistic portrayal of beauty in every scene.
Our years of experience has given us an opportunity to help others rekindle a relationship with the beauty of photography.
No matter what occasion or background, we are the best at bringing stills to life. Whatever the specialty, we’ve got it covered.