CineCrown Academy

STOP DREAMING, START DOING!

Hands-on Creative Lessons & Consulting

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Your Story | Your Life | Your Legacy

TELL THE WORLD YOUR STORY!

CINECROWN IS A SACRAMENTO BASED AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY TEAM.

Individual or Team Hands-on Trainings & Portfolio Reviews

Some people seem to learn best through visuals and hands-on experience, hearing a concept explained one way and then seeing it put into practice or comparing what they’ve learned with examples from real-world scenarios. Videos, tutorials, and book reading don't always work for them, who require a more interactive training method to enhance their existing skills to the next level. I am passionate about photography education, video, and creative design. I truly want you to become a better photographer, cinematographer, and artist. That's why I’ve started offering private lessons as a service.

My private creative lessons are personally tailored to you depending upon your needs and abilities with live question-and-answer sessions available during the lesson to have your skills honed quickly and before long feel confident about applying them in everyday situations.

Why In-Person Experience?


Before we begin, we will find a topic suitable to improve on your weakest areas while expanding upon some of your strongest skill sets. You don't have to feel reluctant whether you're a beginner or novice at photography, video, or design because everyone started from the same place. Portfolio Reviews are also available for people who want an expert's criticism on their images, videos, and artwork.

After almost 2 decade working in the art industry and nearly 16 of those years building my own company, I’ve seen firsthand what works and what doesn’t. I will help you tell your story, create a brand that is authentic to you and your business, and then effectively market it so that the right people know who you are and what you do. Whether you want to polish up what you already have or create something brand new, let me make it happen!


Private 101: Answer Package - Single Branding Strategy Consultation

FOR ARTIST/BUSINESS | SESSION STARTING AT $175

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Get your questions answered! Do you have burning branding questions or problems that are just challenging you day after day? Martin, our creative director, might be exactly the person you were looking for! Unsure of where you want to go with your brand? Has it been a while since you evaluated or took a step back to look at everything that can be done for your personal brand?
If you're looking for advice on how to position yourself better, this half-hour coaching session is one-on-one and will allow you to ask questions and work on strategy and solutions for your personal brand. Your career and life goals provide the structure for this session and we'll cover whatever you need the most help with. My goal is always to give you deeper value than what is paid so walking away from my sessions means walking away with.

Bring to the table your questions about how to promote a specific program/service/product, what direction to move your branding and marketing forward (brand identity, product/company name, copy ideas that convert) or get guidance developing a strategy to help you grow.
Includes: Choice of 30-minute or1 hour consult over the phone and/or video conference (zoom).

Private 102: Portfolio Review & Growth Strategy Session

FOR START UP ARTIST | SESSION STARTING AT $495

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Is This For you?

  • You’re not reaching the types of clients you’d like

  • You need an objective opinion on how your work is perceived

  • The process of re-organizing your portfolios feels overwhelming

  • You want to know what your clients are looking for from someone who has years of experience working with Fortune-500 brands

  • You’re not sure where to start with your photo marketing

  • You’re ready to grow your photography business but aren’t sure how

The portfolio review and growth session is a great way for you to get feedback on your work from a professional. I will help you make adjustments to the tone, focus, and content of your mentorship/coaching business in order to more effectively reach your target clients. I will show you how we can help you strengthen your portfolio in order to more effectively reach your target clients. This is a great session for artists, designers, illustrators and photographers - or anyone who has a body of creative work that needs some help in the marketing department.

• A 2-hour in-person portfolio review of your work with me to review your portfolio, style, website, resume, social media, and more.
• This session can be done via Skype, phone, or in-person. It can be done remotely or in person, wherever you are located.
• I will look at your entire portfolio, social media, resume, etc. to determine how to get more business.
• I will identify your target clients, what they are looking for, and how you can reach them more effectively.
• I will give you step-by-step action plans to reach your goal.

Includes: 2-hour personal clarity consulting in-person or over the phone and/or video conference (zoom).


Private 201: Hands-on Half-day Creative Lesson

FOR START UP ARTIST | LESSON STARTING AT $895

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For in person small lessons. Your lesson can be anything from fieldwork, operating your camera, focusing techniques, filters, reading and interpreting a scene, composition, asset management, post-processing - and everything in between. Your photography or visual art lesson will be tailored to you by Martin Vo. He'll help you reach your personal goals with instruction on whatever you would like to learn. Your schedule is limited so don't wait to reserve your time slot today!

What Do I Teach?

  • "Believe" is the first thing we teach. If you don't believe in yourself, no one will believe in you.

What you can Learning

  • Personal Consulting, align your believe, passion and life
  • Skillset analysis
  • Post processing tools and techniques
  • Photo organization & asset management
  • Composition
  • Photo & website critiques
  • Portfolio reviews

Hand On Camera

  • How to use your camera (dials, buttons, menus)
  • Interpreting a location and changing shooting style per conditions
  • Focusing techniques
  • Learning & practicing long exposure techniques
  • Exposure settings in dynamic lighting conditions
  • and more...

Includes: up to 4-hour total in-person and hands-on training.


Private 203: Hands-on 3 Days Film School Training

FOR FILMMAKER & CINEMATOGRAPHER | LESSON STARTING AT $2695

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Hands-on lessons, your lesson can be anything from fieldwork, operating your camera, focusing techniques, filters, reading and interpreting a scene, composition, asset management, post-processing - and everything in between. Your cinematography and visual art lessons will be tailored to you by Martin Vo. He'll help you reach your personal goals with instruction on whatever you would like to learn. You will be scheduled for a 3-day session within a month period, and only you. Your schedule is limited, so don't wait to reserve your time slot today! Multiple student discount lessons are available if you bring a team or two or more people.

How to get start?

What you will Learning

DAY 1 - Pre Production, Lecture & Consultant (4 hours)

  • Personal Consulting, align your beliefs, passions, and skillsets.

  • Preproduction: Organization and asset management, creating a production plan including shot list, location scouting, mood-board, and scheduling.

  • Interpreting a location and changing shooting style according to conditions.

  • Camera advice and what to buy for the next hand-on camera session.

  • Create a sample client project from start to finish.

  • Learn about composition, line, shape, and color theory.

DAY 2 - Production & Hand-on Camera Shooting (4 hours)

  • Using your camera or our camera, hand-on production with the project of your choice.

  • Learn how to set up lighting, camera equipment, and sound on set.

  • Understand camera mode and settings, how to use your camera (dials, buttons, menus)

  • Learn how to use cinematography techniques such as sliders, stabilizers, monopods, tripods, cranes, and how each is used.

  • Learning and practicing long exposure techniques.

  • Exposure settings in dynamic lighting conditions.

  • Lens choices: Choose the right lens for medium, close-up, far-shot, establishing shots for each mood with purpose.

  • Hand-on composition and focusing techniques.

  • Learn how to set up for an interview shooting.

  • Learn how to set up the light and shoot B-roll.

DAY 3 - Post Production: Edit, Color Grading, & Critique (4 hours)

  • Lecture on Preproduction and overview of editing process
  • Learn how to back up the footage and organize file after a shoot
  • Learn naming files and folders.
  • Preparation post production before dive into editing, under stand what client want and what is the ending product.
  • Choose the copyright music that follow the mood.
  • Usage of stock footage as B-roll.
  • Learn the post processing tools and techniques, including rough interview cut music overlay.
  • Choose B-roll overlay and underlay
  • Choice of transition and filter.
  • Lower third and title insert.
  • Color grading technique and more.
  • Learn how to export different format
  • Final review the export video
  • Critiques the final edited video and other portfolio review that you may have
  • Suggestion your weekenest and strength
  • Final though and celebrate

What's Included?

Includes: up to 12-hour total in 3 days, in-person and hands-on training.


Private 206: Hands-on 6 Days Film School Training Commercial Video Production Focus

FOR FILMMAKER & CINEMATOGRAPHER | LESSON STARTING AT $4295

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Hands-on lessons focus on commercial video production, fieldwork, operating your camera, focusing techniques, filters, reading and interpreting a scene, composition, asset management, post-processing - and everything in between. Your cinematography and visual art lessons will be tailored to you by Martin Vo. He'll help you reach your personal goals with instruction on whatever you would like to learn. You will be scheduled for a 6-day session within a month period, and only you. Your schedule is limited, so don't wait to reserve your time slot today! Multiple student discount lessons are available if you bring a team or two or more people.

How to get start?

What you will Learning

DAY 1 - Lecture, Theory & Consultant (4 hrs)

  • Personal Consulting, align your beliefs, passions, and skillsets.

  • Filmmaking Theory and Cinematography 101 lecture. Introduce to camera movement and cranes, drone ariel, one take shot and how each is used.

  • Rules of composition, camera angles, focal length and lens choice.

  • Business in Filmmaking and how to charge.

  • Learn visual composition, line, shape, and color theory.

  • Learn and master your lighting in filmmaking.

  • Camera advice and what to look for when buying a camera equipments and prepare for the hand-on camera session.
  • First Assignment & homework

DAY 2 - Commercial Video Production 101 -Pre Production (4 hrs)

  • Intro to Commercial from Landing a client to negotiating budget with client and set expectation.
  • Pre-Production: Learn how to write a script and create a shot list and moodboard.
  • Hiring a voice over talent and recording.
  • Organization and asset management, creating a production plan, location scouting, and scheduling.

  • Interpreting a location and changing shooting style according to conditions.

  • Create a sample client project from start to finish. Understanding different type of production video.

  • Lens choices: Choose the right lens for medium, close-up, far-shot, establishing shots for each mood with purpose.
  • Second Assignment & homework

DAY 3 -Hands-on Productions: Camera, Lighting & Movement Training (5 hrs)

  • Hands-on camera usages. How to use your camera or production camera. Camera techical lessons.

  • Introduce to automation and manual focus.
  • Choose the right white balance and profile
  • Apply cinematography 101 lesson: Rules of composition, camera angles, focal length and lens choice.
  • Hands-on how to set up from simple one light to 3 point lighting. How to set up camera equipment.

  • Sound one on one set.

  • Understand camera mode and settings, how to use your camera (dials, buttons, menus)

  • Exposure settings in dynamic lighting conditions.

  • Learn how to use cinematography techniques and movment: monopod and tripod, handheld, glidecam or gimble stabilizers,

  • Learn composition of shape and lights
  • Third Assignment

DAY 4 - Hands-on Production: Work on the Assignment (5 hrs)

  • Using your camera or our camera, hand-on production with the project of your choice.

  • Practice set up lighting, camera equipment, and sound on set.

  • Understand camera mode and settings, how to use your camera (dials, buttons, menus)

  • Practice simple cinematography and movement techniques from sliders, stabilizers, monopods, tripods

  • Practice settings in dynamic lighting conditions.

  • Reasoning to your lens choices for your project.

  • Hand-on composition and focusing techniques.

  • Learn how to set up for an interview shooting.

  • Learn how to set up the light and shoot B-roll.

  • Fourth Assignment

DAY 5 - Post Production: Edit & Color Grading (4 hours)

  • Lecture on Preproduction and overview of editing process. Intro to Premiere Pro and data management.
  • Learn how to import and back up the footage and organize file after a shoot. Learn naming files and folders.
  • Preparation post production timeline before dive into editing, under stand what client want and what is the ending product.
  • Buiding a Story from interview and organize them.
  • Choose the copyright music that follow the mood. Usage of stock footage as B-roll.
  • Learn the post processing tools and techniques, including rough interview cut music overlay. Choose B-roll overlay and underlay
  • Choice of transition and filter, warp stbilizer. Lower third and title.
  • Learn how to Color correction and grading technique.
  • Intro to Special Effect and Template work flow
  • Learn best export setting in different format
  • Final Assignment

DAY 6 - Post Production & Special effect: Critique, & Celebrate (2 hours)

  • Final review the export video
  • Critiques the final edited video and other portfolio review that you may have
  • Suggestion your weekenest and strength
  • Presentation and Portfolio
  • Final though and celebration

My name is Martin Vo, I breathe and live the art of storytelling since I was accepted to the art academy at the age of four, the youngest artist at the time. I created stories through vibrant oil paintings on canvas with artistic touch. In seven years of college, photography and filmmaking allowed me to tell a greater story, the love story of two people. Stories can pass from generations to generations, and be relived through album photo and video. My goal is to pass on your story to your family, your kids, and future generations. I believe I can capture this through filmmaking and photography to seal your memories so that they can be remembered forever. I believe that storytelling is extremely powerful and this is why I want to tell yours.

Your Lead Instructor

MARTIN VO, CREATIVE DIRECTOR, PHOTOGRAPHER, EDUCATOR, CONSULTANT

Martin Vo has more than 30 years’ experience in the art world. He grew up in California since 1994 and earned a handful of Bachelor degrees and awards. He won many artistic awards since he was nine years old. Only a short time after arriving to Sacramento, he won the prestigious Top Ten Youngest Artists in Sacramento Award in 1996. He also has won many other awards and contests throughout his High School including oil painting, drawing, woodcarving, and sculpture. He graduated from High School with the highest score possible International Baccalaureate in Art and exhibited his first Art Show to the public.

Continuing upwards in his career as creative director, He graduated from California State University, Sacramento with seven different degrees, includinga Bachelor of Art in Photography and Cinematography Studio Arts and Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design, branding and marketing focus.

Through dedication and hard work, he became the youngest creative director of Studio 316. Eventually this led to him opening his own Studio for photography and video productions. He would then go and receive number one best artist award from the local Sacramento TV Station KCRA3 as their A-list Filmmaker. He also placed second place in the creative division for the Wedding and Portrait Photography International (WPPI).

Martin has the education and experiences to produce products that would exceed the clients’ vision. Martin continues to acquire more knowledge of new technology that will bring forth new skills and styles to the products we offer. Martin gained recognition and status to become currently a Creative Director and Director of Photography at CineCrown Studio.

Publishings & Awards


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Happy Clients

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TESTIMONIALS

"CineCrown really went above and beyond to help us demonstrate the mission and work of our organization on screen. Martin was kind and patient with the subjects of our video, some of whom had survived serious trauma and that made a HUGE difference in comfortably sharing their stories."

David H. - LGBT President

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"Corporate marketing vs. website for a nonprofit board. It's obvious that Martin from CineCrown has a great academic background in IT and graphic design. What really makes for a great experience is his enthusiasm for his craft!"

Ann K. - Immigration Law Attorney

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"I had the pleasure of working with CineCrown on the production of fives videos for Sacramento Regional Transit District's (SacRT). We chose CineCrown above and beyond other solicitations because of their competitive pricing and extensive history working with other agencies. CineCrown proved to be a successful venture in helping us achieve a well-rounded branding campaign. The video series properly educated, informed, and motivated our audience on the impartantce of seeing, hearing, and reporting . . . It was a pleasure working with Martin Vo and his team."

Jo N. - Senior Officer at Sac RT

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Education Inquiry


Thank you very much for taking the time to inquire about our Academy. CineCrown team will help you with education needs.

We're truly blessed to do what we love and we appreciate your time and consideration in choosing us!

To start the process please take a fews minutes to answer the following questions in the quote form. We will follow up with you for availability and consultation appoinment.

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YOUR STORY | YOUR BRAND | OUR CREATION

CineCrown has been a creative studio in Sacramento since 2005 - We specialize in commercial video productions,branding & graphic design,web design,digital marketing,event photography+video,food photography+video,brand consulting,and government services. Let us help you with your next project!


Sacramento Multimedia & Video Production Studios

1015 25th Street, Sacramento, California
J Street & 25th Street - Midtown Downtown Sacramento

(916) 800-3388