CineCrown Academy

STOP DREAMING, START DOING!

Private (1-on-1) Lessons
& Consulting

Lynel

Your Story | Your Life | Your Legacy

TELL THE WORLD YOUR STORY!

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

Photography Video lessons
& 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.

Private (1-on-1) Lessons & Consulting

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.


Business Consulting

FOR PHOTOGRAPHY & ART BUSINESS | SERVICES STARTING AT $1600

To succeed in the art industry you need to immerse yourself with strong business and marketing skills to establish yourself in the industry and advance your career. Most important is your brand messaging. If you don’t have a strong brand identity behind your work, it doesn’t matter how good your photos or artworks are. You need to 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.

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!

Have you Ever Wondered:

  • How do I attract clients with actual budgets? Who do I reach out to and how?
  • How can I use social media effectively and efficiently
  • Can I charge for my time?
  • What should I be charging for my time?
  • How can I stand out from the competition?
  • What is marketing? Is it really something I need to worry about?
  • What should my website include? Do you have any tips?
  • How can I have a niche and also show my range as a photographer?
  • What is marketing? Do I really need to worry about SEO?
  • Do I really need to compile and write a portfolio and resume and all that other stuff?

I will Help You

• Create a strategic marketing plan based on your goals and help you track your progress.
• Plan your day to day tasks and help you establish a routine to get the most out of your business.
• Develop a clear understanding of your brand, what you represent and how you can utilize that to your advantage.
• Create a website that is tailored to your needs and showcases your work in a way that will attract your ideal clients.
• Understand the ins and outs of social media, from how to get started to how to use it to get clients.
• Build a list of contacts that will get you clients and get you the exposure you need to make your business a success.
• Understand your niche to make sure you aren’t wasting time and resources trying to service a market that isn’t a good fit for you.
• Learn about SEO and how to get your website to show up online.

Book Your Cosultation Today


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Marketing Audit + Plan

FOR PHOTOGRAPHY & ART BUSINESS | SERVICES STARTING AT $5000

We are a group of successful business consultants, marketers, photographers, artists, etc. who have been through what you are going through now. With our help, you will be able to set up a business, create a website, reach out to clients with actual budgets, understand the importance of social media, learn what SEO is, how to use it effectively, learn how to market your business, find your niche, how to charge clients effectively, how to scale your business, what to look out for in terms of competition, how to understand business development, etc.

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!

Is this for you:

• You’ve been working as a freelancer for a while now. You’ve been doing awesome work, but you’re ready to take your business to the next level.

• You’re ready to stop spinning your wheels and working on projects that don’t fit your target market.

• You’re ready to work with clients that love your work, each and every time.

• You want higher-paying clients, consistently.

• I’ll help you unlock your potential, and then I’ll help you build a business that lets that shine through.

• You want to stop wasting time on low-paying, low-quality leads.
• You value personalized feedback over one-size-fits-all marketing strategies.

• You’ve tried everything, but you know you need more than “business tips” to get the results you want.

• You’re ready to Do The Work.

• You’re an expert in your field, not an expert at marketing.
• You believe in the work you do, not the sound of your own voice.
• You know that most marketing advice is useless, and you’re tired of wasting your money on it.
• You’re ready to stop spinning your wheels, and get more clients in less time.

• You know that when it comes to marketing, less is more.

I will Help You

• You will get an individualized roadmap tailored to your business, which you can implement immediately, saving you time and money.
• You will get clarity on your ideal client, what you are best at, who to reach out to, how, and WHY.
• You will get recommendations on how to make social media work for you, how to raise rates, and how to get more clients.
• You will get recommendations on how to develop a brand style guide, and how to build a brand that is recognizable, memorable, cohesive, and unique.
• You will get the full list of the tools I use to run my business.

• An extensive checklist of every aspect of your business, providing full transparency into how it stacks up.
• A personalized action plan for improvement, with specific categories that resonate with the growth of your business.
• Find out how to pitch yourself to brands, publications, etc. without feeling like you are begging.
• Learn how to attract the right clients for your business, and how to make social media work for you.
• Increase your rates without sacrificing the quality of your work
• Deepen your understanding of what makes a good portfolio, and how to make it work for you

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Portfolio Review & Growth Strategy Session

FOR START UP ARTIST | SERVICES STARTING AT $500

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.

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

• 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

What Do I Teach?

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In-Person Lessons

FOR START UP ARTIST | SERVICES STARTING AT $1600

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

For in-person 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 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...

How to get start?

For in-person 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!


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

"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

"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

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.

Looking Forward Meeting With You

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CineCrown "beauty, story & style"

CineCrown is a Sacramento based Wedding Photography & Wedding Videographysince 2005. We offer Engagement/Preweddingphotoshoot sessions. It is highly important to us that we tell your story by creating authentic, emotional, and beautiful wedding photos for brides. We film and photograph weddings of all multi-cultures, such as Indian Weddings, Filipino & Mexican, Chinese & Vietnamesese. We serve in Sacramento, Napa, San Francisco, San Jose and the greater Bay Area, including wedding venues and ceremonies anywhere in the world.


CineCrown Wedding Photography & Video Team

1015 25th Street, Sacramento, California

J Street & 25th Street - Midtown Downtown Sacramento

(916) 800-3388