Friends of Scott | Unforgettable Prom 2015

This year we had the opportunity to film the 9th annual Friends of Scott Unforgettable Prom.

Friends of Scott is a non-profit organization founded in the memory of Scott Delgadillo, who past away due to childhood cancer. The organization supports youth cancer patients and their families by providing financial and emotional support. One of the events they put on every year is the Unforgettable Prom. This year all attendees danced the night away in the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park. When they arrived, they walked down a red carpet with a cheering crowd and photographers waiting to take their photos. After, they entered the building to be taken back to the roaring twenties in the theme of the Great Gatsby.

Being able to record this event was a blast. It was such a special night for the patients and their guests. Friends of Scott created such a beautiful night for the kids to celebrate and have fun at no cost to the attendees. Also, a special thank you goes out to Darin Dietz of Pacific Event Productions, who connected us to the wonderful organization. If you are interested in helping Friends of Scott for next year's Unforgettable Prom check out their website for donation and volunteer opportunities.

Be sure to check out all of the highlights and fun from the evening in the video recap, posted above!

For more information about the wonderful work that Friends of Scott does, please check out

Dallas Pugh Foundation

We recently made this video to help support the Dallas Pugh Foundation as they gear up for their annual "Go Big, Give Back" Golf Tournament. 

We started working with the Pugh Family over 10 years ago when we photographed Leann Thompson's wedding.  They are a great family and such a joy to work with.

The Dallas Pugh Foundation is a charity created to honor the memory of Dallas Pugh and raises funds to support: 
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Directing Change
East County Family YMCA
and the YMCA of San Diego County
To find out  more about the foundation and the work that they do follow this link to hear their story and their continued work...
So, if you are ready to show off your golf skills and help out a great cause sign up today!

If you are interested in creating a video to help promote your charity event or  fundraising opportunity we would love to work with you.

Seacrest Village Video

Seacrest Village is a a 501(c)(3) senior housing and healthcare organization that cares for many of San Diego's aging residence.  This past month they had a fundraising event to grow funds to purchase medical/surgical beds for their residence.

We created this video with them to give an overview of Seacrest Village's services and the experience of care that their residence receive.

The staff has such respect and love for the people they serve.  It was an amazing opportunity to document and produce.

At their gala this year, where this video was featured, they were able to gather 115% of their goal- and they are still going.  If you want to contribute in the mission of Seacrest click this link here and find out exactly how you can.

Video is an amazing way to engage and expand your audience.  We truly live at a wonderful time where we can meaningfully, concisely, and visually show the impact that your company or non-profit is making and share it with the world.   If you are interested in how we can make video work for your business feel free to contact us so we can start dreaming big.

SDBJ Economic Trends 2015

As 2015 starts to gain traction, the San Diego Business Journal does a great service to the business community by bringing together some of our cities great minds to paint a picture of the economic landscape for the coming year. 

President and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, Jerry Sanders gave his remarks which led into the moderated discussion with this panel of experts.

It was a great breakfast with lots of great information. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet one another and listen to your knowledge. 
Enjoy this recap video!

SDBJ Women Who Mean Business

This may have been a few months ago but it's none the more relevant so we'd thought we would get these videos out to the world.

In November the San Diego Business Journal had it's annual celebration to recognize the women leaders in the community who have a proven record of success, not only in their careers, but also in philanthropic endeavors and community advancement.

We were very fortunate to be able to document this event.  It had many great speeches that with tons of laughs and touching moments.

Among the recipients this year was our very own Tara Hoffman. Congratulations to her!

Congratulations to all of the recipients this year and enjoy these videos of the award ceremony.

Anne Evans
(particularly hilarious)
Evans Hotel Group

Lucy Killea
California Senate (Retired)

Thella Bowens
San Diego County Regional Airport Authority

Rana Sampson
Union Bank

Constance Carrol, PhD
San Diego Community College District

SteakLocker and KickStarter

The Bob Hoffman team was recently approached to help create a video for an awesome new San Diego start-up company called SteakLocker.

I wouldn't claim that anyone in our offices is a "foodie," per say, but we know a good steak when we see one, so we were excited when we got the opportunity to make this video. 

Steaklocker combines the best of old world dry aging techniques with sophisticated modern technology allowing the consumer to control the process of dry aging and save at least 50%-70% on current retail dry age steak prices.

We weren't familiar with dry aged beef prior to this but when we tasted the steaks aged in the SteakLocker we were pleasantly surprised.  The aging process really concentrates all of the flavors into your meat, giving you all the tastes that you like about steak- but turned up to 11.  It was one of the best steaks we ever had. 

We put together a KickStarter video that gives you all the information on the SteakLocker and what you can do to help this start-up bring the best beef experiences to consumers worldwide.

If you have a Start-Up or project that you are KickStarting and need attention grabbing media to go along side it, Bob Hoffman Photography and Video would love to work with you. Give us a call at 858.576.0046.


This KickStarter's success has taken off. With a great product and our media helping to explain the process and benefits of the machine, this campaign has now doubled its original goal.

Plus, this weekend our media was featured on some amazing publications all over the web.

SDBJ | Book of Lists 2014

Every year, the San Diego Business Journal releases it's annual Book of list and it has become known as one of the best business reference guides in the San Diego area.  The book recaps and ranks different businesses across many different fields.  It is a very comprehensive list with a ton of information-  I recommend picking up a copy if you haven't done so yet. 

We were asked to record the announcement ceremony for the top contenders of the lists.  It took place at the San Diego Hall of Champions in Balboa Park.  

The video below is a recap of the evening.  Feel free to check it out and view all of the recipients.  

Thanks for letting us cover the event and congratulations to all the winners!

Retired Mayor Jerry Sanders speaks at NACE

Last week we were invited to document the February meeting of the San Diego chapter of NACE (National Association for Catering and Events). This meeting was especially special because former Mayor Jerry Sanders graciously spoke with us on the eve of the result night in the intense mayoral race this year.

He had a lot of interesting and praise worthy things to say about the accolades of our different industries as well as the potential for growth that is available to us in this great city.

Check out this recap of the evening below.

I particularly like two things from his speech:

a) How he say's there is no reason San Diego shouldn't be the wedding capital of the country.


b) How awesome he thinks the Craft Beer from our city is.  I happen to agree.

Just a quick plug, if you need any of your videography or photography needs met- I can give you a guarantee that our team can handle whatever you throw our way.  In fact, we would be so excited to take on your project because we love working with media and we love teaming up with cool people like yourself.  Maybe we can go out and talk about your projects over one of those Craft Beers we were talking about earlier.

Aerial Photography and Video

Want to see international tennis star Andy Murray the size of an ant? Then take a look at the photos below!

We at Bob Hoffman Photography and Video have had the opportunity to take our services to new heights.  Please don't stop reading after such a  terrible joke.

Through aerial photography and videography we can now offer our clients never before seen views.
Take for example the opportunity we had this past weekend to shoot at the 2014 Davis Cup at Petco Park. 

We use a quad-copter drone, outfitted with an HD camera, to soar, over-head to snap photos and record videos- highlighting a locations beauty in ways that most people don't usually get to see. The future is now. 

Give us a call at our office to see how you can take advantage of this new technology.

Women Who Mean Business | San Diego Business Journal

This year we, at Bob Hoffman Video and Photography, couldn't have been more excited for the opportunity to both record and be awarded at the 2013 annual Women Who Mean Business awards!

Each year, the San Diego Business Journal recognizes dynamic women business leaders who have contributed significantly to San Diego’s businesses.  And not to toot our own horn but this year we had one of our very own, Tara Hoffman, join the ranks. She is so happy to be included amongst such lovely and powerful women in this community.

Congratulations to all the recipients this year and enjoy this video we recorded of the awards ceremony.

Non-Profit Video Production

We at Bob Hoffman Video and Photography have a special love for creating videos for Non-Profits that are working hard to help the community and world around them.

Video is a succinct educational tool that can explain your organization's mission in an engaging way. Plus, it gives a face to both your organization and those you are advocating for. Often these videos are used as marketing tools that aid in garnering both fundraising and volunteer support as well as brand expansion.

The good works that many non profits are doing deserve to be shown and shared! We would love to aid in telling your story.

Here are a few videos that we produced for other Non-Profits in the San Diego Area:

Education Enrichment Services for the San Marcos School District

Community Enrichment through The Y and the Dallas Pugh Gymnasium

2012 ARTS Program

Congratulations Eastlake Little League

We love the variety of projects that come our way from all of our favorite clients. This week our entire crew worked EXTREMELY hard to produce a highlight video for the Eastlake Little League welcome home event, put on by the City of Chula Vista Government last night! Even Tony Gwynn & Casey Kelly of the San Diego Padres came out to celebrate and honor these young players.Kudos to the City for making this happen and Congratulations Eastlake, US Champions!!!!!

Signing autographs

Sitting with Tony Gwynn

With Padre, Casey Kelly

Mayor Cox addressing the fans!

San Diego Business Journal Innovation Awards, 2013 at the Scripps Seaside Forum

The Second Annual Innovation Awards honors the companies and individuals that the San Diego Business Journal has published and recognized throughout the year.

It was a pleasure for us to film at the Scripps Seaside Forum for the San Diego Business Journal. Congratulations to all the winners.

Biotech: Carolyn Fritz, Allylix Inc.

Consumer Product:Scott Newberg, Qualcomm Inc/Snaptracs Inc.

Energy/Green:David Saltman, Malama Composites

Finance:Alexander Wallin, SprinkleBit

Marketing:Jon Carder, MOGL

Medical Devices:Jay Lichter, Avelas Biosciences Inc.

Medical Research:Aladar Szalay, Genelux Corp

Mobile Device:Independa Inc.

Software:Tracy R. Trent, Proximetry

Technology:Gerry Block,Sandel Avionics Inc.

PRIM&R Conference | San Diego Convention Center

Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R) is dedicated to advancing the highest ethical standards in the conduct of research. Their conferences address the latest ethical, regulatory, and policy-related developments in biomedical, social science, behavioral, and educational research as well as in animal care and use. Speakers and presenters are leaders in the fields of research, bioethics, and science policy. Conference participants hail from North America, South America, Africa, Asia, Australia, and Europe.

We were honored to be selected as their photographer at the 2012 Advanced Ethical Research Conference at the San Diego Convention Center. Photos will be used for future conference promotion.

Read more about PRIM&R 

Thank you PRIM&R for being so day to work with. It was a pleasure!

Dear Bob,

I hope you had a happy holiday! On behalf of ... the PRIM&R staff, I wanted to express our gratitude for the vibrant photographs you snapped at the 2012 AER Conference. You captured the energy, curiosity, and diversity of engaged audience members and attendees in a way that shows what the meeting was all about. We are so excited to use your work in future publicity, and had a wonderful time working with you.

Thank you again, and here’s to a fantastic New Year!

Quality Systems Integrated Corporation (QSIC)

We had the pleasure of providing our videography and photography services to Quality Systems Integrated Corp. Quality Systems Integrated Corporation (QSIC) is a global, high-tech electronic manufacturing services (EMS) provider with facilities in North America and Asia. Since 1994, Quality Systems has partnered with its customers to create customized manufacturing solutions, executed to the highest degree of quality, speed and agility.

Brandy Ton, Sales and Program Manager for QSIC said, "Excellent service means that I care. I strive to create relationships with my customers alike not just order to order. QSIC provides quality services to our customers no matter how big or small they are."

We certainly had a great time working with everyone at QSIC. Check out the promotional video we compiled for them above! Also check out QSIC website and all the services they offer at

Chula Vista's American Idol: Jessica Sanchez

Chula Vista resident, Jessica Sanchez, made it to the top three on American Idol this past week. Bob Hoffman Video & Photography had the honor of documenting her hometown visit. We were awestruck at how many fans came to see her.

Arnold De Guzman, BHVP videographer, shares a bit of his experience:
"It's always great to see how much support the hometown fans have and it was such a good turnout. Wow! Jessica is proven to be a talented singer and she's definitely worthy of becoming our American Idol!"

"I heard there were as many as 7,000 people in attendance! She's an amazing singer and of course, she seemed genuinely excited and thankful for the support of her community. Her loyal fans showed up cheering with supportive words, designed shirts and holding up creative signs," says Bryan Harrold, BHVP photographer.

Be sure to cast your votes for Jessica this week and support another San Diegan American Idol winner! Idol airs at 8pm, Wednesday & Thursday on FOX. 

Above is just a snapshot of the pictures we took; check back for more pictures later this week.

Jessica Sanchez is Coming Home!

The City of Chula Vista gave us the honor of videotaping and photographing American Idol's Jessica Sanchez, tomorrow! We couldn't be more happier to be a part of this occasion. Our very own Arnold De Guzman will videotape while Bryan Harrold photographs the entire event from start to finish!

The Manila Paper reports that Sanchez will perform live in Chula Vista on Saturday, May 12, at Eastlake High School.
Below is the breakdown for the events of Jessica's Homecoming:

10:15 AM Chula Vista will welcome Jessica Sanchez with a short parade on southbound Eastlake Parkway from Otay Lakes Road to Clubhouse Drive. 

11:30 AM Jessica will perform a concert for about 10,000 fans at Eastlake High School (located at 1120 Eastlake Parkway).
  • Gates will open at 9 AM for those who want to arrive early.
  • Fans are reminded that seating in the Eastlake High School’s football stadium is on first come, first served basis. 
  • Guests are encouraged to carpool.
  • Attendees should arrive from the south using Olympic Parkway or from the east using Clubhouse Drive to Eastlake Parkway. Eastlake Parkway will be closed to traffic from Clubhouse Drive to Otay Lakes Road from approximately 8:30 a.m. until noon in order to permit safe viewing of the procession. 
  • Public transit will be re-routed. Riders might experience delays. 

    2:00 - 3:00 PM Celebration on the flight deck of the USS Midway Museum at downtown’s Broadway Pier.
    • Only 3,500 will be accommodated on a first come, first served basis.  
    • Admission is free but limited.
    • No coolers, backpacks, umbrellas, pets or lawn chairs are permitted but you may bring your homemade signs and best television smiles.
    • Absolutely no food or beverages other than water are allowed on the field.  

    Chula Vista mayor Cheryl Cox will lead Jessica's welcome. “Our community is thrilled to welcome home Jessica — she is already Chula Vista’s Idol,” said Cox. “Her amazing talent and accomplishments are deserving of this grand celebration. We are so proud of her.”

    This event was sponsored by the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation and SDG&E. Sanchez is one of three finalists vying to win the title of American Idol, a nationally televised music program. She is the youngest contestant and the only West Coast participant. The show is in its 11th season and has over 43 million viewers.

    To see the entire article, click here.


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