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Episode 16: Kristen* of Bliss

December 28, 2007

kristen.jpgIn an industry dominated by men, Kristen Souders (bka Kristen*) of Bliss Productions is perhaps the San Francisco Bay Area’s most prestigious wedding cinematographer. In a market where the average rate is $2200, Kriten*’s rates start at $7,000 and she frequently commands rates of $12,000 or more. One reason she can command those rates is that she predominantly shoots on Super 8 and 16mm film, and has been able to break into the uber-high end celebrity market. She knows what she wants, what she likes, and is not afraid to tell you what she thinks. In this phone interview, my friend and colleague shares about her journey from her photography training, to becoming a wedding cinematographer to the stars. We cover everything from photography, to filmmaking, faith, the forums, as well as the sometimes strained relationship between event photographers and videographers. A very fun(ny), yet insightful interview.

Next week, Jose Villa.

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  1. Shawn
    December 29, 2007 at 4:06 pm

    Great interview with Kristen. I think it’s easy to get burned out in this wedding video industry after awhile. She offered a fresh, yet seasoned perspective and reinforces the need to keep evolving and stay creative. Great stuff!

  1. December 28, 2007 at 7:35 am
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