Thank you from ACCP Association of Club Catering & Event Professionals to all of our Speakers, Creative Partners, and most of all, YOU, our conference attendees for an incredible conference. Although we couldn’t be together to share in the wisdom and fun of this year’s conference we hope that everyone was able to take away some inspiration and helpful pieces of knowledge to get them through the year. See you in 2022 – LIVE!! #ClubProsUnite
John Goolsby said he discovered his passion and talent in filmmaking in the 1980s when he began producing training videos for grocery giant Safeway Stores. Four decades later, the Riverside resident has made more than 3,500 films in 37 countries.
Goolsby is the owner of Godfather Films, where he produces everything from heartfelt wedding videos to thought-provoking documentaries. The recipient of dozens of awards, including multiple Telly Awards, Goolsby has been named one of the Top 25 Event Videographers in the World.
He credits part of his success to the tight-knit community of Riverside.
“Because we have such a close-knit community of business leaders who all seem to enjoy supporting each other while helping our community grow, we seem to grow every year with networking and word-of-mouth referrals,” Goolsby said.
Goolsby said he found his way to Riverside in 1984 by way of Orange County. With three children in tow, he searched for a town that provided affordability and quality of life.
Turns out that Riverside is a great place to live, do business, and raise a family,” he said. “It is a diverse community with all the benefits of a big city, such as shopping, hospitals, and universities along with all the benefits of a small town where you can get to know everybody.”
Over the years, Goolsby said he discovered more than just a family-friendly setting in Riverside. He found a city that attracted an array of businesses and workers — many of whom are in need of a quality filmmaker.
“Riverside is home to tons of large and innovative businesses that utilize video production services for advertising, training, and in-house communications,” he said. “We have so many great customers right here in Riverside and the potential for new customers for our business seems to increase every week.”
The increase in business has also happened during COVID-19 despite the many challenges the pandemic delivered, Goolsby said. He said he found continued success during a challenging time because he adapted to current needs.
<“We heard the word ‘pivot’ a lot during the pandemic, but for businesses like ours, we’ve always been pivoting by staying current with emerging video technology and communication techniques,” Goolsby said. “Adapting to current trends and needs is really nothing new…we just had to do it quicker this time. We’ve been live streaming for years, but right at the beginning of the pandemic we knew we had to add to our arsenal of equipment and the software needed to accommodate more locations and viewers.”
Goolsby and his team also introduced another service to customers over the past year — the ability to quickly request changes to videos.
“Once we have scripted, filmed, and edited a video communication, we send our client an interactive link where they can watch the film on any device and click right on the film to add comments that go right to our editor allowing us to tweak the film to the client’s satisfaction in a fast and time-efficient manner for us and the clients,” he said.
Looking ahead, Goolsby said he’ll continue to look for ways to grow his studio and its services. In the meantime, he enjoys living in the robust City of Riverside where his business is supported.
“You can join the Chamber of Commerce and have unlimited access to business owner introductions,” he said. “You can go have lunch downtown and end up sitting next to the mayor, civic leaders, or fire chief.”
Godfather Films is part of a cadre of growing entertainment and film production companies in Riverside. In fact, the city prides itself as the city of arts and innovation and is a growing venue for film productions.
“Riverside’s thriving arts scene is reflective of our city’s diversity,” said Margery Haupt, arts and cultural affairs manager for the City of Riverside. “We’re proud to see our community members elevate their voices through film, visual arts, performing arts, and literature. We anticipate the creative industries to continue to grow. Art and the creative economy is one of the best ways for economic impact, equity, diversity, and sustainable change in our community.”
La Sierra University Commencement 2021 Drive-Thru Graduation 2021 Riverside California
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Sunday, June 13, 2021
One car per student’s family
8 a.m. – 9 a.m. – Divinity School, and School of Education
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Zapara School of Business
10:30 a.m. – Noon – College of Arts & Sciences
Riverside’s La Sierra University celebrated its Class of 2021 on Sunday, June 13, by hosting a graduation event on campus.
The Class of 2021 included 505 graduates, according to the university. Of those, 306 graduates were expected to participate in the drive-thru graduation ceremony, the university’s second since the coronavirus pandemic began.
“That our students, in particular our seniors, have stayed the course and completed their classes, homework, major projects and exams under such conditions is nothing short of a miracle,” La Sierra University Provost April Summitt said in a news release. “We want to honor and celebrate our graduates and rejoice with them as they head off into a future with a bright horizon.”
The event included the opportunity for students to cross a stage and receive their diplomas. Some members of the Class of 2020 were also expected to participate Sunday, as last year’s ceremony did not include the formal conferring of degrees ceremony. Family and friends remained in their vehicles to watch.
La Sierra University Riverside California
Where academic investigation, Christian faith, and service to others unite https://lasierra.edu/
Saige Jones #26 Lacrosse Highlight Reel Centennial High School Varsity Corona California
Saige Jones #26
Four Years Varsity Letter
Scholar Athlete Award
All League Academic
First Team All League
Girls Varsity Lacrosse
Jersey#26 Position M, D
fête Los Angeles and their amazing industry partners celebrated with an exciting industry comeback at an epic LIVE HYBRID EVENT! An in person event with delicious bites and a complimentary cocktail by our gracious hosts at Legends Hospitality. We caught up with industry friends on the stadium’s outdoor, covered East Patio Club featuring music, games, entertainment and more!
It was an amazing VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE with conversation, music, interactive games, virtual photo booth and virtual tours of the venue…and a few field goals!
UAS Training Center SBD Airport Marketing Video by Godfather Films
Welcome to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center at San Bernardino International Airport.
Today’s rapid adoption of unmanned aircraft systems technology creates unprecedented opportunities for our region and the world.
The UAS Center at SBD takes the lead in supporting the innovation, commercialization and integration of UAS technology.
We provide a secure site for companies to test and improve proprietary UAS technology, as well as a venue where they can exhibit and demonstrate their technology.
The Center saves clients time and money by providing them an objective, standardized and thorough third-party assessment of a specific UAS product. The product will be vetted and tested by seasoned professionals and the process will be customized to meet the client’s specific priorities and objectives.
On site secure drone storage is available
Drone Training customized to meet the individual needs of each public safety agency client. For example, the firefighting-related drone training will focus on scene monitoring, search and rescue, post-fire or disaster assessment and wildland firefighting.
The center also provides maintenance, repair and systems integration training and certifications
Youth and young professionals have opportunities to participate in exciting interactive programs onsite to prepare for UAS careers.
In Honor of Floyd Kenneth Kindsfather at Riverside National Cemetery December 9, 1932 – July 7, 2020 https://vimeo.com/440791228 Riverside National Cemetery is the largest and busiest cemetery managed by the National Cemetery Administration. It was established in 1976 through the transfer of 740 acres from March Air Force Base, which during World War II was called the U.S. Army’s Camp William G. Haan. The cemetery was dedicated and opened for burials Nov. 11, 1978. An additional 181 acres was transferred by the Air Force in 2003.
Burial benefits available include a gravesite in any of the 148 national cemeteries with available space, opening and closing of the grave, perpetual care, a Government headstone or marker, a burial flag, and a Presidential Memorial Certificate, at no cost to the family.
Military Funeral Honors In addition to the Department of Defense military funeral honors program, “Honoring Those Who Served,” the Riverside National Cemetery Memorial Honor Detail (MHD) is generally available Monday through Friday to provide military funeral honors for veterans. MHD teams are strictly volunteers and vary in size and scope, from folding and presenting the flag only, to full honors with a rifle salute and bugler. All military funeral honors performed by the MHD are provided at NO COST to the family. Once a committal service has been scheduled, families and funeral directors can arrange military honors by calling (951) 300-3216. Cemetery Riverside National Cemetery 22495 Van Buren Blvd Riverside, CA 92518
Dan & Cathy’s Rocky Mountain Pandemic LIve Stream Zoom Wedding Ceremony
Dan & Cathy refused to let a pandemic delay their blended family celebration of marriage with a Rocky Mountain Wedding Ceremony in Evergreen, Colorado.
Friends and family around the world were able to witness the ceremony, visit in chat rooms with people they miss, share with toasts and speeches and watch a first dance. All virtually watch a live stream via Zoom.
Event coordinated and live streamed on Zoom by the Event Experts at
AOO Events http://AOOEvents.com/
Godfather Films has been helping tell stories since 1986.
We have helped churches reach out to people, local communities raise money to support local businesses, families view and celebrate their children’s graduation, schools provide training, businesses connect with customers, non-profits tell their story, hospitals communicate and enabled relatives to attend weddings and funerals where travel was limited by the pandemic. Don’t you have a story to tell?
MPIOC Year in Review 2019/2020
Highlights from the year which included educational, networking and member recognition events. With over 200 chapter members and affiliates, MPI Orange County serves members in Orange County and greater Southern California, the Inland Empire and Nevada. MPIOC plans a variety of educational, networking and social programs throughout the year.
When you join MPI Orange County, you become part of an organization dedicated to your personal and career success. You’ll connect with the innovative learning, passionate people and big ideas that will empower you to become an agent of change and reinvent the world. https://www.mpi.org/chapters/orange-county
Sample video from our Live Streaming webcast filmed with multiple wireless video cameras at a three day event at Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California.
Professional Live Stream Services make it possible to reach a larger audience. Whether you are streaming a wedding, conference, live concert, business meeting, funeral or church service, our technology and experience allows you to influence more people with your brand. You can present in front of a live audience, all while other viewers watch the webcast online, perhaps on YouTube or Facebook.
Based in Inland Empire Riverside California and serving clients nationwide.
Call at 800.495.5530 https://GodfatherFilms.com