Saturday, March 2, 2013

Oakland 8th Ward Anniversary from alvin ahquin on Vimeo.

This video has a special place in my heart. Eight years ago, I served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Oakland, California Mission. It was such a beautiful time for me. The last stretch of my mission I served the people of this vary ward. The Oakland 8th Samoan Ward. In it's infancy, this ward was a small branch of dedicated Samoans who traveled near and far to hold church meetings at Oakland Temple. The bond that these pioneers had for each other grew so much that the younger generation continues that same bond. I had to document this special day and it's a wonderful way to do it with video.
Here's a video I did a couple years ago when I attended art school. I'm trying really hard to do video and photography but it's a lot of work for one person. This year I would really like to focus on weddings but I just love music videos so I thought I would share this one. This was my first music video. I produced, directed, and edited this video all by my self. This was a really fun project. I'm sure I'll do it again but I need to stay focused.