My Black Is Beautiful Conference – Photography & Video
While much has been said about web design this month, let us not forget about Photography. “Oh wait not video” you’re asking? Yes, Optimum Productions teamed up with Nick, at AMS (Atlanta Media Services) www.atlantamediaservices.com and headed on up to Washington D.C. for the annual MBIB (My Black Is Beautiful) Conference www.myblackisbeautiful.com to photograph (and film) the event. A few of the people we were tasked with photographing included a few celebrities like the Tatayana Ali (Ashley Banks in the Fresh Prince of Bell Air), Debra Lee (President and CEO of BET), Valarie Jarrett (Senior Adviser to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement), and Raven Simone (Olivia from the Cosby Show and the “That’s So Raven” show) and many others. Also, BET will be using the video footage that we captured on a TV show they are currently producing. Very exciting for us at Optimum Productions.
It was an eventful four days of photo taking. We were using radios with ear pieces in order to stay in touch in the conference center and some confused us with Secret Service agents a few times. Our photographs were used in the AP wire and we are very happy with the outcome. Not to mention the following week we had to do it all over again for the MBIB Conference in hometown Atlanta, Georgia. This time around it was only one day. All in all the month of March has taken us much outside our comfort zone of video production but OP is about not only satisfying our clients but exceeding their expectations.