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.

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.

San Diego Business Journal | Best Places to work 2013

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2013 "Best Places to Work" awards presented by the San Diego Business Journal.

It was honor getting to film this celebration of your accomplishments.
Thanks for treating us and your employees so well.  

1SkillStorm Commercial Services, LLC
2Radiant Technologies
3Innovative Employee Solutions
5Zeeto Media
6Hughes Marino
7Fairway Technologies
10MCT Trading, Inc
1The Pollakov Financial Group
2Red Door Interactive
3MaintenanceNet, Inc.
4New Horizons Computer Learning Centers of Southern California
6Verenium Corporation
7Advanced Chemical Transport
8Adconion Direct
9Atlas General Insurance Services, LLC.
10American Council on Exercise
1Commonwealth Financial Network
3Santarus, Inc.
4Swinerton Builders
5Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
6Sundt Construction
7The Ken Blanchard Companies
8Moss Adams LLP
9Barney & Barney, LLC
10Trace3, Inc.
1PCL Construction Services, Inc.
2Willis of San Diego
3CohnReznick LLP
5First American
6Intuit Inc.
7Kaiser Permanente
9Navy Federal Credit Union
10Symitar - A Jack Henry Company

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.

    Annual Read Across America Day

    Once again, we had the pleasure of providing video and photography to Educational Enrichment Systems (EES) in celebrating Read Across America Day on March 2. The idea behind this particularly day is to honor the birthday of Dr. Seuss by supporting children's literacy!

    As always, the community support was fantastic. More than 130 community members and parents participated at all of the 22 EES preschools! A librarian, a police chief and fire fighters entertained children at the Jeff and Deni Jacobs Child Development Center in Linda Vista while the other locations hosted school principals, military personnel, teachers, literacy coaches and many more!

    Tom deMalignon, one of our senior videographers said, "As a person who has a passion for reading, it's wonderful to see these kids embrace reading at such a young age.  I really think it's an invaluable gift."

    What a great joy it is to, once again, work with EES at an event that highlights high quality early childhood education in action.
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    NTP Distribution's 50th Anniversary

    On February 22, the San Diego Convention Center was overflowing with employees, vendors and customers of NTP Distribution, in celebration of a half a century of successful partnerships. Founded by Walton J. Lewis in 1962, NTP Distribution's parts and accessories have been distributed to RV dealers nationwide.

    As a tribute to the many people who have helped make this company great over the years, we produced a 50th Anniversary video which played as the evening's main entertainment.

    An important goal of the event was to honor and thank those that help NTP Distribution's mission, "to empower our dealers with the parts, service and support they need to get customers on the road." | 858.576.0046

    1,100+ Children Receive Holiday Gifts From Friends of EES

    "Get involved and make a difference in a child's life," states Deni Jacobs, long time supporter of Educational Enrichment Systems (EES).

    And what a difference the annual EES Holiday Gifts event made to over 1,100 children!  Bill and Lori Walton, as well as other generous Friends of EES, helped bring smiles to the faces of many children who might have gone without during the Holidays.  We were honored to cover this event and share in joy felt by all. | 858.576.0046

    EES Thanksgiving Baskets Event Warms Hearts As They Warm Stomachs

    About 750 million pounds of cranberry, 2.4 billion pounds of sweet potatoes and 248 million turkeys are produced in the United States each year for Thanksgiving.

    However, even with all this food, many low-income families are still unable to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal with their family.  It's for this reason that Educational Enrichment Systems (EES) created the Thanksgiving Baskets event.

    Jeff and Deni Jacobs, along with other compassionate volunteers, assembled Thanksgiving Baskets to provide for EES families. As always, it was our great pleasure to record this touching, annual event and pay witness to the true spirit of the Holidays. | 858.576.0046

    San Diego Business Journal | Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies

    For the past several years we've excited to be chosen by the SDBJ to create vignettes honoring the 10 fastest growing privately held companies in San Diego.

    Last week we had a great time at the reception honoring the top 100 companies, held on the rooftop deck at the Westgate hotel downtown. The event included a speech by San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and was followed up by great food, beer by Stone Brewery and great conversation, of course ending with the videos we worked hard to produce.

    Congratulations to all 100 companies, here are the top 10 videos:

    10. PayLease

     9. Service Now

     8. La Vita Compounding Pharmacy

     7. Coast Flight Training

     6. Pure Financial Advisors

     5. Integrity First Financial

     4. Ludus Tours

     3. Eventful

     2.  Nordic Construction

    1. Underground Elephant


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