Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Posted by Home Video Studio-Westfield, NJ at 5:43 AM
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Dan Weiniger has worked in high finance at the American Stock Exchange, in high calories as the owner of two ice cream shops and now in high tech as a Home Video Studio owner.Obviously, Dan isn’t afraid of heights – and his daily discipline to move his business upward is paying off.That’s why Dan Weiniger is April’s Studio Owner of the Month.
Dan, like many of our studio owners, came to Home Video Studio by way of his love for photography and video as a hobby while working in a different field. Although he grew up in New Jersey Weiniger got a degree in finance from Arizona State University and soon found himself owning a seat in the bustling environs of Wall Street and later on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. How cool is that? Just like the movie Trading Places!
“It was cool,” says Weiniger, “but it was very hectic and, like any other business, a trend started where smaller margins and larger operating costs were making it harder for me to squeeze out a profit and I began to wonder if it was worth it for me.”
Dan’s natural entrepreneurial instincts kicked in another cool direction – literally – and he decided to own and operate a couple of ice cream stores is Florida. But alas, Dan’s financial muse called him back to the business of selling for Northwestern Mutual Life.
Soon after Dan met his wife Jan and they found themselves back in New Jersey and, after the adoption of their daughter, Dan settled in to be a stay-at-home dad and enjoy his family.
As life sometimes goes, however, there was a curve in the plan. Dan found out that he had congestive heart failure and had suffered a heart attack without even knowing it. Upon recovery he made the decision that there would be a few changes in his life. His abiding love of video and photography caused him to enroll in a class in visual communications.
It was in this class that Dan met Pete Gallo, who was in the video services business, was enjoying it and was making good money at home. Pete, one of our very successful studio owners, told Dan about Home Video Studio and soon Dan was on the road to studio ownership.
“I went to Show-N-Tell feeling good about this business,” says Weiniger. “I got a good vibe from Robert’s humility and from the energy of the studio owners that I talked to.”
Dan is now in his eighth month as an owner. His daily diligence, his creativity, his customer service skills, his drive and his sales skills all fuel the stuff that make for a good Home Video Studio owner.“I like running a successful business and I like being home with my family,” says Weiniger, “that’s why this is a perfect fit for me!”
Home Video Studio - Westfield
Video: The Truth About Me!
Video: The Truth About Me!
Monday, May 23, 2011
|- Tara from Westfield|
I am so pleased with my experience with Home Video Studio.
I now have priceless photos forever saved on a disk.
Also, Dan demonstrated compassion and excellent customer service
to take it upon himself to also make a DVD of the photos to music.
This was above and beyond requested services. I am overly pleased
with both products as well as the timeliness of service.
I recommend these services to anyone looking for efficent and
quality preservation of memories. Thank you!
Posted by Home Video Studio-Westfield, NJ at 7:45 PM
Facts About VHS, VHS-C, Beta, MiniDV,Hi8, 8mm, and Videotape Preservation.
▪ Video tape rewinding - should always be either totally rewound or totally fast forwarded when being stored.
▪ Video tape storage should be in a reasonable temperature range with little variation, dark, and with low humidity.
▪ Video tape storage - should be stored upright, like books in a book case. It is best to keep tapes in plastic cases in order to minimize exposure to dust.
▪ Videotape preservation - the overall life is limited. There are no definite numbers, but tape life is estimated from 10-30 years depending on storage conditions. Degradation of the image and sound is worse the longer a tape has been in existence.
▪ Video degradation happens. Symptoms of video degradation are static, snow, color loss, general distortion, ghost images, and possibly a total loss of the video. Some of these symptoms can be remedied if the tape is transferred soon enough, but once loss occurs to the source tape, it is permanent.
▪ Videotape transfer, properly done, can save a lot of video/audio and accomplish amazing things. However, the transfer capabilities are limited by the source quality. So the sooner, the better.Video equipment quality varies greatly. There really IS a difference between consumer video, prosumer video, and professional video equipment.
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
If you call New Jersey native Richard Rubin a geek, he won’t be offended. He was the first runner-up on the reality show Beauty and the Geek in 2005-06, which helped usher him into a career in entertainment. Rubin now performs using his other talents, like playing jazz piano, and he’s done so professionally on Celebrity Cruises and in jazz festivals. And if that’s not enough, his Spanish fluency led him to co-host an Argentinian television show.
Any performer looking for more work needs a demo reel, and for his, Rubin turned to us – Home Video Studios in Westfield.
Rubin, a Native New Jersey performer, appreciated that Dan worked in Westfield and made videos for the New Jersey Table Tennis Club. “I used to play ping pong at the New Jersey Table Tennis Club when I was 13. When I saw this person lived in Westfield, it resonated with me,” said Rubin.
And the experience of creating the demo reel together has been great, says Rubin, noting that Weiniger is not only nice, but also ethical and fair. “He’s not just doing it to collect a paycheck,” Rubin said. “He’s actually interested, and concerned that the project goes off well. He really wants to help you.”
In the demo reel, Weiniger highlights Rubin’s numerous television appearances, including the Tyra Banks Show, Live with Regis & Kathie Lee and Beauty and the Geek, plus his jazz piano performances and the Flor de Palabra game show he co-hosted in Argentina. You can see Richard Rubin’s demo reel on YouTube, under HomeVideoStudio1818’s channel (look for “Richard Rubin Entertainment Reel”).
Home Video Studio offers a variety of video shooting, copying and editing services. Contact Dan at New Jersey-based Home Video Studio directly at (908) 301-9300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the Home Video Studio website to learn more about Dan’s services.
Friday, May 6, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Wait a minutes...are these ballplayers sending us a message?
What do you think would happen if you put those numbers on their backs together?
Let's find out! And lets throw a 908 infront of them! :o)
Posted by Home Video Studio-Westfield, NJ at 7:39 AM