Each month, Shop in RI Magazine profiles one member of a growing business networking group called “The Dream Team,” that meets weekly, in Smithfield. This month, we feature Alfram “Owen” Head, of Alfram Videography in Riverside.
Owen emigrated to America from New Zealand after pursuing a career in teaching. His specialty is creating movie trailer-quality movies for businesses.
“I was at teachers’ college in Auckland (in New Zealand). As part of the curriculum, I had to take a course on video cameras, which focused on incorporating video into the classroom as a tool to help students learn. This is when I knew that my real dream was to make videos for a living,” shared Owen.
After years of thinking about this dream, his pursuit started by enrolling at RI School of Design in Providence (RISD) to take applicable courses like videography, motion graphics, sound design, marketing campaigns, graphic design, and many more.
Owen said that it’s not a question of pointing and shooting a subject. Lighting is a huge part of creating a beautiful image. Getting great sound is also a key component because while a viewer can forgive bad video, they will never forgive poor audio. Once that is done, editing it down to a few minutes of “capturing the moment” is where the real work begins.
Projects can take as little as a day, to as long as one year, for a piece to be complete. Owen said that the process can be slow, but it’s never a race to finish.
He gets projects through his networking groups and from returning clients, who see great value in his work.
“Some of the companies I worked for want to update their videos,” he said. “They may have changes in location, staff, or want to announce some major news. It’s always a pleasure seeing people return with new ideas on standing out from their competitors.”
Owen joined The Dream Team several months ago, as a resource for educating other professionals regarding his services. He enjoys the close-knit group and forging those relationships into working partnerships.
Owen may be reached by calling 781-319-8230, or by email at email@example.com.
“The Dream Team” currently has 20 members. They meet every Wednesday morning, from 7:00 AM to 8:30 AM at the Home2Suites Hilton, on Douglas Pike (Rte. 7) in Smithfield, across from Laura’s Bar and Grill. The group is looking to grow its chapter and is interested in meeting professionals from HVAC, event planning, personal injury attorneys, and photography.
Further information about the group may be found by contacting either President Rocco Elgar at 401-265-0857 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Vice President Tim Richard at 401-766-4200 or at email@example.com.