Director, Shooter, Editor: Stephen Ko (@skofilms) Join me on my solo backpacking trip through Myanmar as I explore the ancient city of Bagan, bustling cities of Yangon and Mandalay, and the local villages of Inle Lake. This video was one of the winning entries in the 2017 Skypixel Drone Video Contest. https://www.skypixel.com/videos/76a3053f-59ee-47b9-b004-ae7964725d25
Janice Liou's Yoga Story
Director, Shooter, Editor: Stephen Ko (@skofilms) Starring: Janice Liou (@janiceliou) Had the pleasure of working with social media influencer, Janice Liou, to create this video about her yoga story in Taiwan. We only had her for 2 days, so we had to plan everything out carefully. We researched all the locations ahead of time, and planned out the schedule so we could capture everything we needed quickly. Janice was super happy with the finished video, and we continue to work with her on future projects.
Director, Shooter, Editor: Stephen Ko (@skofilms) This is a spec ad we created for Spindrift Sparking Water's strawberry flavor. We wanted to create a unique product video, mostly using all practical effects. We aimed to keep it upbeat and fun, as that would be most fitting of the brand.
Welcome to Somerville - The Cobalt and The Davenport Apartments
Director, Shooter, Editor: Stephen Ko (@skofilms) We teamed up with Weiss Properties to create a neighborhood video of the Somerville area for the launch of their new luxury apartment listings, The Davenport Apartments. We were challenged to make the town seem as lively as possible, which was difficult because of the ongoing pandemic. In order to create this video successfully, we planned the shoot around a local concert, so we knew that it would be a busy day around town. We also worked with a lot of local businesses and restaurants so that we could get them featured in the video. The client was very happy with the video, and they will be referring to us for all their future video needs. https://thedavenportapts.com/neighborhood/
Director, Editor (@skofilms) We worked with PRIMETECH to come up with a commercial campaign for their Kickstarter product, VRay. We were challenged to create a commercial relevant to our current times using using only stock footage and some product shots. We carefully planned out the shot list and script, and put together this finalized video. A challenge we overcame was that the client was based in South Korea, so English was not their first language, so they trusted us to come up with the wording best suited for an English audience. We kept in constant communication with our client, and they were ultimately very happy with the finished video.
A New Zealand Journey ft. Toby Miller
My entry for the #DOWNTOEDIT video contest hosted by Epidemic Sound and @downtoedit. We aimed to create a cinematic audio/visual experience that engages the viewer from start to finish. Cinematographer: Zachary Moxley (ig: @downtoedit) Talent: Toby Miller (ig: @tobymiller) Editor: Stephen Ko (ig: @skofilms)
OM Life Living App Promo
Director, Shooter, Editor: Stephen Ko (@skofilms) We worked with social media influencer and yoga instructor, Janice Liou (@janiceliou), to create the video launch campaign for her new app and online class, OM Life Living. This is the Instagram Promo we created for her. In order to optimize the video for social, we shot everything vertically, and planned so that the video works with or without sound. Janice was very pleased with our work, and we now have a continuous professional relationship of shooting content for her regularly. You can check out her classes here: omlifeliving.com
Grace Lee - Reflection (MUSIC VIDEO)
Director, Shooter, Editor, Producer: Stephen Ko (@skofilms) Production Assistant and BTS: Haley Yuen Had the pleasure of working with the one and only Grace Lee on her latest Disney cover music video. She has over 100K subscribers on Youtube and over 25 million views, so we were very honored to work with her. My team managed the location scouting and booking, and we shot and edited the entire project just in time for the release of the Mulan movie. Check out her youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/gracefulleee
Pooch Pacer Kickstarter Video
Director, Shooter, Editor: Stephen Ko (@skofilms) We were approached by Pooch Pacer to come up with a video launch campaign for their pet training product. We managed the entire production from location scouting, casting and hiring actors, developing a script, storyboarding, shooting, directing, and editing. We also took photos of the product in our studio. We were able to meet their quick turnaround time (<1 week). The client was very happy with the deliverables, and we will continue to work with them throughout the course of the launch. https://poochpacer.com/