Hi, I am Tony!
CREATIVE director/director of photography
PHOTOGRAPHY | VIDEO PRODUCTION | GRAPHIC DESIGN | AUDIO & MUSIC | SOCIAL MEDIA
PHOTOGRAPHY | VIDEO PRODUCTION | GRAPHIC DESIGN | AUDIO & MUSIC | SOCIAL MEDIA
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT ME
Dreaming of his name on the Silver Screen and Pop Charts for most of his life, Tony Ramirez has put his abilities to the test in theatre, music production, singing, acting, video, design, photography and much more.
Excerpts from an Interview by Carrie Johnson:
Did you always have an interest in video and photography?
I actually started in front of the camera, I guess you would say. I did a lot of acting and singing. I didn’t grow up saying, ‘I want to be a videographer or photographer.’ But when I moved to California, the school year had already started and some of the classes didn’t have room for me. One of the available classes was in photography. But they were already midway through the course and the teacher didn’t want to re-start for me. So, to keep me busy, he said, ‘I’ve got this machine in the back. It’s a video editor. We’ve had it for two years and nobody knows how to use it. If you want, check it out.’ And I had it mastered in two weeks. The teacher referred me to a local producer and I started working with him while I was still in high school, making a killing filming and editing local commercials.
I have to go back a minute to the singing and acting. Tell us more!
One of my claims to fame was that I was in a boy-girl band: three boys and three girls. We were called TRAYC (The Respect of All Young Children). We toured in Texas and did a lot of competitions. Our biggest one was the Sammy Davis Jr. Awards in Houston, TX. I was also doing a lot of musical theater at the time, like Guys and Dolls, Working and Wizard of Oz.
When I moved to California, I wrote two plays and both got picked up and performed at my school. They both got really good reviews. We had actual newspaper critics come to the plays and review them.
You also continued to explore your creative side, correct?
In 2006, I won a writing award for a screenplay I created for Machinima, which is big in the video game world. Machinima flew me out to Los Angeles and filmed me as I accepted the award. It was a really cool experience and it helped jump-start my career again.
Then, in 2009, I opened a studio: Soundville Studios. I wound up picking up a contract with CBS Radio. I did all of their photos.
20+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
Wide-ranging experience as a multimedia producer and photo/video/audio studio owner & manager in fast-paced work environments
BROAD CLIENT BASE
Experience with both local and national businesses, including; HBO Boxing, Showtime Sports, Golden Boy Promotions, SOCOM-Special Operations Command/CENTCOM-U.S. Central Command, Wing Stop, True Value, Maxim Magazine, CBS Radio and many more
ADAPTABLE AND CREATIVE
Proficient in Video Production, location & studio Photography, Graphic & Web Design plus Audio Production and Recording
"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence." - Vince Lombardi
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20 years of professional experience in both national and local campaigns, productions and creative content for a variety of media platforms (photography, video production, graphic design, audio production and recording). I have been committed to taking advantage of every opportunity to enhance my skills and grow as a creative professional and leader.
Advertising and Marketing Industry
November 1997 – November 2016 | Central California, Orlando, Florida, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area
Creative Director & Director of Photography. Design for various video productions specializing in advertising, marketing and promotional purposes. Experience in cinematic and broadcast shooting, editing and motion graphics. In-studio and location photography for commercial, industrial, corporate and personal use. Graphic & web design including printing, online portfolios & ecommerce sites. Audio recording for vocal, instrument and foley/fx productions and musical production & compositions. Manage studio space for client rental (Photo, Video, Audio Productions). Director of in-studio and location productions of crew and talent
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR PHYSICIAN LEADERSHIP
Full Service, Video Production / Photography / Graphic-Web Design / Live Production
February 2014 – April 2016 | Tampa Bay, FL Area
Variety video productions (shooting, editing, motion graphics) for education and training purposes. In-studio and location photography, graphic & web design for marketing and promotional use. Live production seminar and conference recording and broadcasting. Travel/location crew management and scheduling
Defense & Space Industry
June 2004 – June 2009 | Largo, Florida
Producing of instructional design, education and training - video productions for miscellaneous branches of the military. Projects included instructional video SME materials for SOCOM/CENTCOM and other Special Forces
February 2002 – May 2004 | St. Petersburg, Florida
Set up and focus lighting for on-air sets and production for live television broadcast
VISUAL MEDIA IMAGING
August 1997 – June 2000 | Lancaster, California
Standard definition editing of miscellaneous local television commercials, weddings and promotional video productions
WHAT CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
Carrie O. / Media Relations Manager
Tony is an extremely talented and creative videographer with a real knack for storytelling. With minimal input, he instantly sees the bigger picture and delivers a product that consistently exceeds expectations. He's also a pleasure to work with -- friendly, courteous and extremely helpful. I would recommend him without hesitation.
Paul M. / Publisher
Tony produces quality work, always on time and great to work with. True professional!
Brian R. / Barbershop Owner
I've used Tony and Lucky Star Video to shoot 2 commercials for my business and he did an exceptional job. He was very professional and definitely exceeded my expectations! If you're looking for someone to shoot your video or photo shoot, I highly recommend Lucky Star!! Great job and turn around time was extremely fast!!
Robert G. / Entrepreneur
Tony is great to work with. He is responsive and attentive to our needs. He has great video skills. I'd highly recommend him!
Bruce D. / Realtor-Property Manager
I have been working with Tony from Lucky Star for over 4 years now and I can say a lot of great things about him, but most important is the fact that they are always there when you need them the most and the job is always done at the highest level. Fantastic to work with!
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