The first time I ever met Kristen* it was like meeting a celebrity. It was around 2003 or so. Kristen* was the owner/operator and creative muscle behind Bliss Video Productions (now just Bliss Productions), perhaps the premier wedding and event film studio in the San Francisco Bay Area at the time. When I had started in the biz a year earlier, hers was only one of two wedding studios in the Bay Area that impressed me. I wanted to be like K*.
Now 11 years later we’re friends and fellow speakers on the video circuit. Today I have the honor having her a guest on my podcast (and you have the extreme pleasure of hearing her. This marks my first in a series on women filmmakers. In this episode, 4-time EventDV Top 25 inductee Kristen* shares how she went from a student of photography to set dresser to wedding filmmaker to the stars. Kristen is eloquent, funny, passionate, and knows her stuff. She gives us her take on the state of the industry, the importance of design and brand, and she gives great advice on how to deal with managing contractors for your studio. I won’t be surprised if you mark this as one of your favorite episodes.
Bumper music for this show is “Tater City” by Glenn Shambroom, part of the TRUE ROMANCE collection, courtesy of Triple Scoop Music.
A sample of Kristen’s beautiful work. “New Wave Vintage”