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Holiday Shopping Made Easy With Easy Edit Video!

It’s that time of year where the days are shorter than our shopping lists and most of us have to develop psychic powers in order to find the perfect gifts for our family members. Holiday shopping can be rewarding but it can also be a huge hassle. We all have at least one or two loved ones that are impossible to shop for. It seems that they either have everything or want nothing!

It’s tough getting gifts for our relatives sometimes but we always seem to forget that it is holiday shopping donefamily that really brings a smile to their faces! With that in mind, why don’t you give them the gift of family memories?! Wouldn’t it be great if you took grandma’s old slides and converted them to digital files? What about converting grandpa’s 8mm film to DVD? Or even mom and dad’s home VHS tapes to MP4? Either way, converting your family memories to DVD or MP4 files are great gifts. You can preserve your family memories while also giving your relatives something they will cherish for years to come. Even just watching the films together is a wonderful gift for the whole family!

Easy Edit Video can help make these gift ideas possible when you bring in your slides, home movies and 8mm film. Easy Edit Video has been in business for more than 23 years and has been trusted by thousands of clients. All of your items stay here in our Baymeadows location and are converted by professionals who care about the results. We can work with a variety of different mediums and quality is one of our top priories. Our turn around time is top notch but, believe it our not, Christmas and Hanukkah are just a few weeks away! Make sure to beat the holiday rush and get your memories converted today. Come by and see us and we’d be happy to help you make this holiday extra special for the entire family!

8431 Baymeadows Way    Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (904) 730-9999

Happy Thanksgiving from Easy Edit Video!

Thanksgiving is a time when family and friends gather to give thanks for all of life’s blessings. Here at Easy Edit Video, we love all the fun family traditions that come with Thanksgiving and the holiday season.

Some of our favorite traditions include family football games, watching the Macy’s DayThanksgiving_dinner parade, and of course eating tons of turkey with all the trimmings. Some of our fondest memories are of the times spent gathered around the table listening to relatives sharing stories and jokes while someone (usually dad) hovers around the house filming it all on the family video camera. Think about it…how many VHS tapes of Thanksgiving gatherings do you have and wouldn’t it be great to see them again?

Now is a great time to dust off those VHS tapes and bring them in to us! We can easily convert your VHS tapes to DVD in no time flat or even convert them to MP4 files for easy sharing. With Christmas and Hanukkah right around the corner, a DVD full of wonderful family memories makes a great gift for every member of your family! Think of how happy grandma would be to be able to relive such wonderful family moments or how delighted mom and dad would be to see their wedding again, or how happy your sister would be to see her first baseball game! Nothing is more important than family, and sharing all of your special memories is a great way to show them how much you care.

When you bring in your items to Easy Edit Video, you can rest assured that your VHS tapes, slides, and film are in good hands. Your items never leave our building and are handled by trained technicians. Our quality is guaranteed and if you are not happy with your order, we will do everything in our power to make it right! Don’t delay, bring in your tapes today!

From all of us at Easy Edit Video, we hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Meet Our Production Crew! – Kristin, Customer Service

Every team has that member who is responsible for keeping everything on schedule and providing customer service. We are happy to say that our production coordinator, Kristin Reeder, is that team member. From project deadlines, to production shoots, to scheduling, to marketing releases, Kristin makes sure that each task is done on point and on time.

Customer Service, Marketing and More!

Kristin has been a Jacksonville resident for about 20 years now and lives in production coordinator customer serviceMandarin  with her family. She graduated magna cum laude from Flagler College with a Bachelor’s degree in history and a minor in anthropology. Kristin started her career working as project manager for a website design company. She moved to a local manufacturer where she did email and social media marketing. It wasn’t until May of 2016 that she decided to join the Easy Edit Video team. Kristin is the first person to greet our clients so her position usually falls into the customer service area. Thankfully, it happens to be Kristin’s favorite part of the job.

So far the most interesting request she’s had was when a gentleman called to request studio time to start up a Jacksonville based Soul Train. It didn’t follow through, but still an interesting request nonetheless! Kristin has a great deal of patience and explains the sometimes confusing parts of our work process like a champ. Whether it’s handling client requests, archiving files, or locking down plans, she’s a pro! She always takes her time with clients and team members to ensure we are all on the same page.

In her off time, Kristin enjoys time with her family and going trail hiking in the neighborhood park with her son, Jack, husband Marc and dog, Zelda. She also is a sci-fi and mystery enthusiast who enjoys a plethora of films (Star Wars!) and books (Agatha Christie!) alike and has a taste for Whataburger from time to time. Kristin is a great addition to the team here at Easy Edit Video and we couldn’t do our best without her.

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Meet Our Production Crew: Charles (The Intern!)

Here at Easy Edit Video, for many years we have worked closely with both the University of North Florida and Florida State College at Jacksonville to provide an internship program in both videography and public relations. We have had many wonderful interns over the years and this semester has been no exception. We are pleased to introduce to you our current intern, Charles!

Intern CharlesCharles is a full-time student at UNF, set to graduate in the Spring of 2017 with a B.A. in Communications with an emphasis on Public Relations. Here at Easy Edit, his weekly tasks include creating graphic designs for email and social posts, ad designs, blog writing and more. Before his internship ends, Charles would like to learn more about the video editing process and the software we use in post production. In the short time he has been here, Charles has already made a huge impact on our team!

Charles has lived in Florida for a number of years and spends most of his time at the beaches. He loves surfing, creating animations and hanging out at his favorite restaurant safe Harbor Seafood, but his greatest passion is for music. He and his twin brother Zack started their own business, MZG, in 2014 which keeps them both very busy. Blending guitars riffs, strong harmonies and fluid djing, MZG ( A.K.A. Monozygotic) has quickly become a powerhouse in the local music scene. After graduation, Charles plans to pursue his musical career full-time. Based on the determination and hard work he has shown us here, (not to mention the fact that MZG is pretty awesome!) we know that Charles will have no problem making it in the music world. Our time with Charles will be coming to an end soon and we will be sad to see him go, but we wish him well in all of his endeavors!

If you are interested in becoming the next intern here at Easy Edit Video, give us a call at 904-730-9999 or fill out our contact form!

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Meet Our Production Crew: Jason, Film Tech/Videographer

 Meet The Team!

 You have already met Ashley and Paul…we are now pleased to introduce Jason! Each team member is a crucial part of the quality service provided by Easy Edit Video and we wouldn’t be complete without the assistance of our very own film technician and videographer, Jason Whittmer.

    Sports, Film and More! 

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Jason hard at work on a film order!

Jason is no stranger to our great city of Jacksonville as he’s lived here for most of his life. He graduated from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor’s degree in communications, focusing on production. He began his career working in the mortgage industry and then for the Jacksonville Suns for 8 years. Jason has also worked for the PGA Tour for 3 years. He then decided to do freelance work for our team in July 2016 and it’s been a great match ever since. The film tech position requires him to run 8mm film through devices that transfer the images to DVD. This takes a great deal of diligence and patience as the film needs to be monitored frame by frame. To learn more about our transfer services, visit our site. Here at Easy Edit, we us computer programs like Final Cut Pro and Toaster to aid him, but it takes a lot time to complete regardless of the computer’s assistance.The longest project Jason has worked on so far was about 9 and a half hours of film that had to be transferred to DVD. That is roughly about 8,000 ft. of film and took him about a month to finish! Needless to say, he’s a pro that takes his time with our client’s treasured family memories. Jason works incredibly hard to ensure that each order is done to the best of his ability to live up to the quality standard that Easy Edit Video is known for.

Outside of work, Jason enjoys an active life in Jacksonville Beach. He enjoys playing in inter-mural flag football and softball leagues as well as surfing. When he’s not enjoying leisurely beach side activities you can find him at his favorite restaurant TacoLu! He also enjoys watching  the Jaguars, Cubs, and Gators. Jason is truly a great guy and has quickly become essential to our company. We couldn’t be happier to have him on the team!

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Meet Our Production Crew: Paul, Senior Editor

Meet Our Crew!

       Last week we introduced you to Ashley, our videographer/ dub tech extraordinaire, this week we proudly introduce Paul! A big part of our business is not just shooting events and commercials. Editing the footage to create the perfect video for you is a high priority. This can be an exacting, time-consuming process and it takes someone with patience and expertise to do it well. That is why we are so thankful to have Paul! Paul is a mid-west native with over 25 years of editing experience under his belt, 3 of which he has spent right here. Every day, Paul uses the vast knowledge he has acquired to craft commercials, educational videos, and more. Paul works with our clients to ensure that they get exactly what they want within a budget that they can afford.

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Paul prefers to be a man of mystery!

A Lifetime of Video!

In addition to his career in editing, Paul has spent his life working in media. He has been employed at both radio and television stations. Paul attributes a lot of his knowledge of what works best in videos to the time he has spent behind the camera. Paul’s favorite part of his job is seeing a project go from a concept and raw footage, to a clean, polished video. In his spare time, Paul loves taking cruises with his friends, home improvement projects. He also does a little free-lance graphic design on the side. He is a die-hard Star Wars fan and loves all things Sci-Fi. We here at Easy Edit Video wouldn’t know what we would do without Paul! His commitment to excellent work as well as customer service has not gone unnoticed and we truly appreciate all that he does. So the next time you have a video project that needs a professional touch, stop by and have a chat with Paul, he would be happy to help!

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Meet Our Production Crew: Ashley Ragland

Here at Easy Edit Video we have always focused on building a strong and successful team to provide quality service and a great experience for our clients. Whether it’s editing, administration or production, our crew works hard to deliver quality results. That being said, we wanted to familiarize you with our team members and show you what they bring to the table. Videography is essential to our business as well as duplication and we couldn’t have asked for a better videographer/duplication technician than Ashley Ragland.dubtech_easy_edit_video

Ashley hails from Fernandina Beach and received her Bachelor’s degree in mass media with a concentration in video production from Valdosta State University (go Blazers!). Clearly, she’s a Florida native with an impressive amount of education in her field! She began her career as a freelance videographer and photographer at a studio in Jacksonville until deciding to join our team in July of 2016. Her duties now consist of filming and assisting at shoot locations, duplicating content, and transferring content to a variety of different formats including DVD and digital. Ashley’s position is one of the more time-consuming here at Easy Edit Video and requires a lot of patience and diligence, but she is always willing to making sure the job gets done properly. The part of her job that she enjoys the most is helping clients find the best options when restoring their memories.

On some more personal notes, Ashley enjoys the beach, surfing, soccer, Disney adventures with her husband, and loves a Jaguar or Florida Gator football game. Overall, she’s a sports fanatic with a knack for adventure and has one heck of a Panera addiction.

Ashley has been a wonderful addition to the EEV team and we are very pleased to have her with us. Come in and say hi to Ashley sometime soon!

Hurricane Matthew Update!

To all of our clients and friends,
We are truly grateful to announce that we sustained absolutely no damage from Hurricane Matthew. In fact, we didn’t even loose power. All of your projects and items are completely safe here in our facility including any files on our servers and items in our library. Best of all, every member of our staff and their families are completely safe, for which we are most grateful. We are here today open for business as usual. We hope that you and your loved ones are safe and that we all recover from this quickly.

-The Easy Edit Video Crew

Our New Website Has Arrived!

There is big news here at Easy Edit Video! We are so pleased to announce the launch of our new website! We wanted to make our website faster, more transparent, and overall easier to use.

As one of Jacksonville’s top video production providers, it’s important for us to make sure the information regarding our services is readily accessible. We strive to give our customers the most accurate information and to share our expertise in the field of video production. Some of the new features you will see on our site include:

1. Photo Gallery

2. Interactive Menu

3. Email Sign Up

4. Detailed information about our services

5. User-Friendly Interface

6. Mobile Friendly

7. Much Much More!

We are proud of our new website and we hope that you enjoy using it as much as we have enjoyed building it for you! As always, if you would like to contact us for questions, concerns or even to chat about the website, give us a call at (904) 730-9999. Our business hours are M-F 9:00 – 6:00. Thank you for your continued support and we’ll see you on the web!

Why Hire a Production Crew?

on location film crewToday, videos can be produced in a variety of different manners, from videos recorded on a mobile device to major movie productions, to corporate videos. But regardless of this wide variety, if your business is looking for a high-quality, professional company video, one of the best things you can do is hire a company that has a tested video production process.

A tested video production process is dependable and with a lot of moving pieces such as shoot location, schedules for all crew members, etc. you want to make sure everything happens in a smooth and systematic fashion. Recognizing these details is important for a video production project to meet its full potential. Another benefit of a tested video production process is a predictable timeline that will give you a good estimate of how long it will take to get the video made from shoot to publication. Unless you have a tested process, all of this is guesswork. Hiring a tried and true production company can relieve a good amount of the pressure associated with creating a quality company video. Open and clear communication about a legitimate price upfront is a stress-reliever as you know what is required at the start and will be provided by a reputable company. Since the process has been done before, a reputable production company should have enough experience to make accurate predictions on price. This is important to keep in mind when calling companies about your project. If they won’t give you at least a  ball-park figure,  do not entrust them with your project!

video production crewA great video isn’t something you just create out of thin air. As much as we might have the luxuries of a smartphone at our fingertips, it doesn’t cut it when it comes to producing a quality video. There is a certain amount of coordination, editing, post-production, and publishing that goes along with producing a quality video. Even a small-scale shoot can mean big exposure to a company, so it’s wise to choose a video production company that has a tested video production process.

Is your business in need of a professional video production crew? Give us a call at (904) 730-9999 and tell us about your project…We look forward to working with you!