OneOC Spirit of Volunteerism Awards


On April 26, 2018, OneOC held their Spirit of Volunteerism Awards at the Disneyland Hotel Grand Ballroom. This event honors the outstanding volunteer work completed by organizations, businesses, and families in Orange County and this year marked the 60th Anniversary of OneOC. 359 volunteers from 95 non-profits and 30 companies were recognized. 



The Community Action Partnership of Orange County OC Food Bank and the PIMCO Foundation were among those honored for their service to the community, receiving the prestigious 2018 Giving is Living Award . The two organizations were recognized for their joint work in feeding and helping those in need during the holiday season. 

The Disneyland Resort was also recognized as OneOC's Diamond Anniversary Sponsor and Mickey Mouse joined in on the festivities, traveling all the way from Toon Town to give thanks to these giving organizations.


ESI Video produced and directed the live show and edited honoree videos that featured the honoree's name and picture. ESI collaborated closely with Disneyland Cast Members to dial in lighting and music cues as well as projecting the speaker on the big screens or IMAG, throughout the ballroom.

In addition to directing the show ESI Video was also on site to capture the event and edit a highlight video which was featured on OneOC's website and Facebook page. You can check it out here!          

Kobe Bryant at USC

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On April 2, 2018, Kobe Bryant brought some of his "Mamba Mentality" to an event hosted by the USC Performance Science Institute and USC's Marshall School of Business. The former Lakers player and 18-time All-Star spoke to students about his mindset while playing basketball, his experience finding new talents and passions after completing his career as a professional athlete, and about the necessity of protecting your dreams and imagination. 

The event was held soon after Bryant won an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film at the 2018 Academy Awards for his short "Dear Basketball", which was played for students before Bryant's talk.

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Bryant took questions from USC students and even one from former USC football head coach and current Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. Students asked Bryant a variety of questions such as how his competitive nature translates to his new career and his views on mental health in professional athletes. 

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President and controlling owner of the Lakers Jeanie Buss also made a special appearance, praising Bryant for his leadership and dedication to the Lakers even when the organization was not of the same caliber as Bryant.  Bryant took the opportunity to speak to the students about the value he places on commitment when working with a team.

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At the end of the night current USC football head coach, Clay Helton, presented Bryant with a USC jersey personalized with Bryant's name and number. 

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The event was held at USC's Bovard Auditorium and was captured with multiple cameras. ESI Video primarily captures live events with the Panasonic DVX200 4K Camera. 

You can check out Bryant's full talk on YouTube.

Rock climber Alex Honnold at USC

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On January 31, 2018, the USC Performance Science Institute and USC's Marshall School of Business welcomed Alex Honnold, acclaimed free solo rock climber known for climbing the sheer face of Yosemite's El Capitán without the use of ropes or safety equipment. He spoke with Dr. Michael Gervais, a high performance sports psychologist and host of the podcast Finding Mastery, about mindset and relying on your skillsets when your life depends on it.

Dr. Glenn R. Fox, Head of Program Design, Strategy and Outreach, at the Performance Science Institute began the talk by introducing Alex Honnold and breaking down the science of emotion and what's unique about Alex Honnold's brain.

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The event was held at USC's Bovard Auditorium, ESI Video captured and streamed live on Facebook and Periscope. Utilizing the ATEM Television Studio to switch between 3 cameras and graphics, as well as OBS an open source streaming software to encode and distribute to multiple platforms. 

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The full talk is available to watch on the USC Marshall Facebook page, check it out!

Arianna Huffington at USC

On Friday, January 26, 2018, Arianna Huffington, co-founder of the Huffington Post, sat down with students at the University of Southern California to discuss how to thrive in a digital world. The USC Marshall School of Business and the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies hosted the event at Town & Gown in USC.

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Professor and Executive Director of the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, David Belasco, moderated the event with intriguing questions about Arianna Huffington's career, their shared philosophy on mindset, the future of the Huffington Post, and Arianna's next venture Thrive Global.

ESI Video helped produce the event by supplying audio and visual services to USC Marshall. The event was streamed live via Facebook Live and Periscope, generating thousands of views for the Business School on social media. 

The event consisted of audio support inside the ballroom with video monitoring and audio into overflow rooms in the foyer and patio. The event was captured with two Panasonic DVX200 4K Cameras and switched with a Black Magic Design ATEM Television Switcher. 

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You can check out the full video on USC Marshall's Facebook page.


Welcome to our new Website!

2018 is here and it's time to revamp the website. If you have a few minutes to spare, come back to our site and check out our latest blog entry. We will keep you up to date with our current video projects and productions, as well as industry insights into everything from how to light for video to building an animated graphic in Adobe After Effects. 

ESI Video is a full service video production company located in Orange County, California. Our services include video production, video editing, camera operations, motion graphics, forensic video, video transcoding and conversions, DVD duplications, live web streaming, and A/V support for your next event.