A Hero’s Welcome

A good client, Marine Cpl. Timothy Missel returned from Iraq to reunite with his beautiful wife, Samantha. A few hundred residents, family and friends gathered in Marlton NJ to welcome Tim home. Samantha and Tim were married on May 9, 2009 and a few weeks later Tim was deployed. Alliance Video was fortunate to work with the couple and produce their wedding video. Follow this link to view their trailer. The story appeared on the front page of this Sunday’s Burlington County Times. Click to read the article.

3D is coming

3D is coming to your home and Blu-ray players will begin to ship soon.  I’m not sure many of us plan to demolish our living-room to upgrade.   Here are some things you many want to know.  First, yes you will need to wear those dorky glasses.  Movies that you purchase in3D will be able to play in 2D on your current Blu-ray player and HDTV.   In order to watch movies in3D, you will need a 3D compatible HDTV.  Your existing TV does not have the display properties for the 3D Blu-ray spec.  All the major manufactures including, Sony, Panasonic, LG, Samsung, Vizio and Toshiba will begin shipping this year.  It is estimated by 2018, that 10 million people (3.6 percent) will be watching 3D in their homes.  Mobile phones will also be capable of playing 3D and will likely represent the largest shipment by 2018.  So what does this mean today?  For those interested in us producing your video in 3D, we are in no hurry to chunk over $21,000 for the new Panasonic camera due to arrive this fall.  Sony Playstation 3 is expected to play full 3D content pending future software upgrades.  When you eventually plan to replace your TV, you will be able to pick any type you want (LCD, plasma, OLED), since the 3D video encoding is not tied to any particular display property.  So there you have it, you will hear much more buzz in the months and years to come.

Upcoming Bridal Shows

Come visit our table at the following bridal shows.

SUNDAY, 2/21/10 – Tomasello Winery, Hammonton NJ  at 1PM

WEDNESDAY, 2/24/10 – The Doubletree Hotel, Mt. Laurel NJ  at 7PM

Great food, great prizes, show specials!

WEEKLY SALE

This weeks sale runs from Sunday 2/14/10 – Saturday 2/20/10.  Any couple booking our services this week and mentioning this blog post will receive a free 1 year subscription to Modern Bride magazine.

Voted Best of Weddings 2010 the knot

Brides Voted Alliane Video Productions a Winner!
 
Every year, brides on TheKnot.com vote for their favorite local wedding professionals, and this year, AVP was voted a Best of Weddings winner! We are very grateful.  Thank you for the privilege to work with you in helping to preserve the memories of your wedding day.   

Tom Johnson & Staff 

Alliance Video wins Bride’s Choice Award 2010

Tabernacle, NJ  – January 22, 2010 – WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Alliance Video Productions has been selected to receive the WeddingWire 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Videography!

The annual Bride’s Choice Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

Alliance Video Productions is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

“We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”

We are happy to announce that Alliance Video Productions is among the very best videographer within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards.

For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today.

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New AVP fan page on facebook

Visit Allaince Video’s new facebook fan page.  Become a fan and receive updates, wedding tips, weekly specials, current videos and new ideas in planning your wedding day.

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The Video Wedding Album

Alliance Video Productions is the exclusive supplier in South Jersey of the brand new, Video Wedding Album.  The technology, called My Video My Voice, is essentially a video screen so thin that can be incorporated into pretty much any print material you can think of.

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You can load up to 45 minutes of video material and break it up into 5 chapters, and it can be all recharged via your computer. So, you can combine the best of both worlds—photography and videography—in one place!

This technology would make for some killer wedding invites, too. You can tell your love story, proposal story, and invite your guest via video right in a card!

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AVP’s iPhone app Featured in BusinessWeek

We were interviewed and featured in an article this week in BusinessWeek.  Here are some excepts;

Tom Johnson is no engineer. But that didn’t stop him from creating software that helps him market his wedding-video business. Johnson crafted an application, downloadable to the Apple (AAPL) iPhone, that plays a sample video, connects users to a blog, and lets would-be clients call his company, Alliance Video Products, by pushing a single button. Best of all for a non-engineer like Johnson, he did it in a single day, without writing a single line of code.

To create the app, Johnson relied on a company called Swebapps.com, one of a new crop of services that help clients order up their own smartphone apps—often in less time and for less money than it would take to develop an app from scratch. Like Alliance Video Products, churches, museums, schools, and other small businesses of every stripe can now get into the app-making game—creating downloadable games, travel guides, quizzes, and blog feeds—thanks to sites like AppBreeder.com, GameSalad.com, and MyAppBuilder.com. Often all it takes is plugging specs into online templates.

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Small businesses view DIY apps as a low-cost way to market their wares. Johnson paid $300 up front, plus a $30 monthly fee. Since its September debut, Alliance Video’s Video Pro has generated 10 leads and two sales, making it a more effective marketing vehicle than placing an ad in a bridal magazine, Johnson says. “We deal with a lot of young brides and grooms, and they love the iPhone,” he says.

Phillies Fan Wedding Discount

phillies-logoTo celebrate the Philadelphia Phillies winning the NLCS Championship beating the Dodgers 10-4, if you are planning a wedding, a big Phillies fan, you win too!  Here is how it works.  Your wedding must take place in 2010 and we must be available to shoot your wedding.  Show proof you are a BIG Phillies fan and you will save BIG on your wedding package.  Please accompany your request for information with an example as to why you should be considered.   We will select 1 (one) lucky winner.  The winner will receive $400 off any premium package.  This offer is valid for 2 weeks!  Good Luck and Go Phills!