Valley Isle Production: Talking story with Paul Ehman and Glenn Beadles

There’s a reason why Maui’s Paul Ehman and Glenn Beadles have run successful production houses for 35 and 25 years, respectively.

In separate interviews, the men agreed in essence that their achievements occurred for several reasons, including providing great customer service, qualifying their customers, keeping up with technology, building a great team, and going the …Read more…

Maui Provides Opportunities for Extraordinary Production Content

Sam Small (center) supervising a production at the Andaz Hotel in Maui. Photo by Erik Aeder

By Sam Small Guest Columnist

Maui continues to blossom as a venue for world-class educational workshops providing excellent content for multi-camera, live-switched tele-productions that are distributed internationally over the web.

Small Wonder Video Services has been honored to …Read more…

Maui’s Got Talent!

Boutique talent agency Larson Talent has had great success in Hawaii, landing clients such as Apple, Disney Aulani, Pottery Barn, and Hawaii Five-0.

But what most people don’t know is that the agency, owned and operated by former model and Honolulu native Dawn Larson-Lord, is based on the neighbor island of Maui, not Oahu.

Now …Read more…

Indie Beat: Ride the Thunder Transitions from Book to Film

Ride the Thunder filming a prisoner of war scene at Kualoa Ranch.

By Tim Ryan Executive Editor It’s not about money, fame or headlines for author-turned-film producer Rich Botkin.

“No, it’s about passion for the truth, to tell the real story about the Vietnam War,” he said on the set of his Ride the …Read more…

Cinematography Reaches New Heights

When Hawaii Film & Video Magazine wanted to find out more about the use of drones for aerial filming, we talked to Sue Yee Duong with Blue Sky Aerial Solutions. Read on to learn more about this new tool making waves in the industry.

We have heard conflicting reports on the use of drones …Read more…

Talking Bugs and Beasts with Hawaii Animal Wranglers

Steven Lee Montgomery used an Orb Weaver spider for the ABC series Lost.

By Tim Ryan Executive Editor

When feature film or television productions want exciting, beautiful, ugly, terrifying or rare insects, animals and plants, they go to Steven Lee Montgomery, Ph.D., and Anita Manning at their Waipahu home.

For nearly 30 years the …Read more…