|2010 DC Area Business Spotlight: Valmara Video Productions|
|Monday, 10 May 2010 00:49|
For Sean Broadus, like many entreprenuers, the inspiration to start a company spawned from the sheer love of his trade. Broadus of Fredericksburg, Va, stumbled upon a career in photography and video that morphed into a passion that ultimately led to a full service enterprise that includes video services for sports, corporate events, weddings, family reunions, live events, and commercials.
Broadus has a bigger vision for Valmara Video Productions however and as he says, "This is only the beginning."
For Broadus, the genesis of his production company started back in 1994 as a result of his love of photography. Broadus was an Imagery Production Specialist in the U.S. Air Force from 1994-1998 where he graduated from The Defense Photography School at NAS Pensacola in Florida in 1994.
His introduction to video was totally accidental. "I became interested in video production after volunteering on the Television Ministry at Harvest Life Changers Church where I worked as a camera operator for 4 years."
The telecast was broadcast nationally and locally on UPN 20 in Washington, DC as well as several cable stations. As Broadus gained more experience he started to develop a love for working in television.
The next logical step was to learn more about the field so Broadus started taking classes. In 2004 he enrolled in television and radio at the Connecticut School of Broadcasting in Arlington, VA. Upon graduation he performed an internship at Comcast SportsNet where he gained experience assisting with filming live broadcast as well as shadowing the videographers in the field at professional and college sporting events.
It was after his indoctrination to the real world of broadcasting that Broadus became hooked. " I realized after that internship that this was the craft for me."
Broadus started off working as a freelance videographer for local governments and corporate businesses. He also started working with the crew of Colonial Vision at George Washington University as a grip before becoming a camera operator at the men's and women's basketball games where he still shoots.
In 2005, Valmara Video Productions was launched. Valmara, derived from his wife Valerie and first born daughter Tamara started off shooting weddings but shortly thereafter ventured head first into sports.
Valmara can make recruiting reels for colleges, tournament DVD's, highlight reels for news and internet sites, as well as custom DVD's for athletes looking to promote themselves.
Broadus's goal for Valmara? Documentaries. "This is ultimately where I want to go. Soon I'll be investing in high tech equipment for the purpose of higher quality production."
Sean Broadus' Valmara Video Productions is one to watch in 2010.
Sean says references or examples of his work can be supplied upon request.
Sean Broadus' contact info is as follows:
Valmara Video Productions
Sean L. Broadus
Sean Broadus and Valmara can also be found of Facebook.com