On the road, again! This time, we were in Austin, Texas filming with for their series, Doers to Donors. Be sure to check it out!
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On the road, again! This time, we were in Austin, Texas filming with for their series, Doers to Donors. Be sure to check it out!
This chilly Atlanta weather has us reminiscing on our shoot with in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. While the weather was a plus, it’s always great working with the Home Depot team to tell their amazing stories.
Great to see some of our work out in the wild last week. We had the opportunity to create all of the video content for the USPS booth at the show in Las Vegas. Huge shoutout to for bringing us on board to help out.
‘Twas the week before Christmas, in true Lion Star charm - not a creature was stirring, except for a Sisu Robot arm.
All of us at Lion Star hope you all have had a very happy holiday season so far ❄️
Though we love to travel for work - there’s something nice about working in our own studio. Last week we shot not one, but two projects in our LS studio! 🎥
📣The projects are lining up and LionStar is looking to add a few additional Editors and Motion Graphic designers to our Post Production freelance roster.
📩Please send your reel and hourly rate to [email protected]
Working with an organization like introduces us to so many amazing people across the globe. People like Vanilla Feeds Tomorrow founder, William Cabaniss. The team at POL and Lion Star just received the above message from William.
William has certainly been an inspiration to us this year.
Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at LionStar Films 🦃
✈️Flying home for the holiday?
Check out ‘Here Today’ if you want to spot a familiar name in the credits for the work we did on the opening credits, onscreen text in the film, and the end scroll.
ON LOCATION | This week, we were on location in The Windy City before we had a quick turnaround to Fort Lauderdale. Good thing we travel light, right ?
What an honor it was to work alongside on this special project about the incredibly important work is doing.
ON LOCATION | We are reminiscing about beautiful Colorado today. We’re so grateful that our shoots take us to places like this and for crew like 🎥
⏮TBT: It's always such an honor to work with Points of Light. Last year we had the opportunity to create an animated video series to highlight their POL Civic Circle - a nice reminder that "we all have something to give."
📍ON LOCATION: Today we're in NYC - we're so grateful to have clients that give us the opportunity to work all over the country. Where to next?
Feeling Festive in the LionStar speakeasy today!!
So great being back in the stadium to cheer on Atlanta United again. We also had a chance to check out some of our work on display in the Mercedes club. Another incredible job by our Creative Director . Thanks to for continuously bringing the fun projects!!
We are super proud of our Senior Producer ...., again!! Today she spoke on a panel for her Alma Mater and shared all kinds of great insight for folks studying in the Mass Comm Dept!!
Last week we had the incredible opportunity to work with the Atlanta Ballet on their newest production. Huge shoutout to and for the partnership and of course our tireless LionStar team that hasn’t skipped a beat!!
We have been so impressed with the Blackmagic 6K cameras we decided to upgrade and add a couple more of the new pro models.
Recently found this “BTS” gem from 1978. This may also be one of the last “production”pics where Ryan Seger had hair!! 🤣🤣🤣
We just shot 2 documentary segments for our client in London, England and handled it all live and remote, including the director that was able to view all camera shots in real time from another continent!! The world has definitely shrunk!
After a last minute cancellation due to the crazy storms in Texas last week we regrouped and we’re able to squeeze this in a week later and still hit a deadline of today!! Huge shoutouts to all that were involved in helping this little miracle happen. Thanks to our friends for bringing us along for the ride!!
A little BTS from the shoot in NY this week. Loving these BMPCC 6K’s for “run ‘n gun” style shoots.
Travel ready - We have 2 separate crews headed to NY and TX this wknd. Bundle up team LionStar, it’s going to be cold out there!!
We recently partnered with to bring a cinematic edge to their clients brand launch. Here are some behind the scenes shots of the set up. 🙌 More to come soon!
Great shoot with our friends out in Texas this week. The production train is picking up speed at an incredible rate and we are thrilled to be along for the ride. Big shoutout to all the crew, we can’t do it without you!! 🎥
That’s a wrap for production on 2020!! Final shoot of the year with our new friends while continues to kill it on the product shots!! ✌🏼
Amazing week of production and post projects going on this week. Thanks to all our incredible clients and crew.
Can’t wait to get our Cine Robot in front of the new LED wall at - Next level production coming soon!!
LionStar Films is looking to add a few video editors to our freelance roster. Must be able to work out of LionStar Studios. Please send reel and rates to [email protected]
Thanks to the amazing team at for allowing us to capture the incredible story of the awesome work that is doing in our city. Another great shoot in the books and one that makes us proud to be from Atlanta!!
Camera prep for tomorrow’s shoot. Loving how light and nimble these 6K cameras can be for run ‘n gun!!
Anamorphic lens test. These new Atlas Orion anamorphic lenses pack a big punch without the price tag. Making cinematic lenses a realistic option for your next production no matter the budget.
Another great shoot with an awesome brand!! Production is back and so are we.
We’re getting the band back together!! Feels great to be back in the saddle again. Thanks to for a great shoot today and to our talented crew that always bring their “A” game! &upward @ LionStar Films
Quiet morning for a quick profile shoot with one of Atlanta’s leading men!! Thankful for our friends for the continued work.
An other great studio shoot today. Loving the fact that we can take shots straight from the camera and load them up in the “speakeasy” edit suite right next door for some instant feedback. @ LionStar Films
Some BTS shots of a fun little project going down in the LionStar Studio this week. @ LionStar Films
Sending out a huge Happy Birthday to our Senior Producer!! Blair is the glue that holds our productions together and is a true shining light everywhere she goes. She is one of the friendliest and most hardworking people in the industry and we couldn’t be more proud to have her on our team!! Happy Birthday Blair, we literally couldn’t do it without you!!! !!
Here is a great example of a commercial that we just created using only stock imagery. The addition of some graphics and a few quick screen replacements and you are looking at a commercial that is currently airing that was completed in under 7 days (concept to broadcast). Thanks to the great folks over at Brown Bag Marketing for bringing us on board to help out with this quick turn project!!
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Destination South Meetings + Events‘ Creative and Marketing Director, Lorri McQueary recently had a chance to spend time chatting with Ryan Seger, Executive Producer of one of our favorite film and video partners, LionStar Films. Since 1999, LionStar has been producing creative film and videos for clients around the world. We find their team to be inspiring and always insightful about what they bring to the industry. Enjoy learning more about LionStar Films in our one-on-one with Ryan!
Q: Hey Ryan! Thanks for talking with Destination South today. Can you tell our readers a little bit about your start in the film and video industry and how LionStar Films came to be?
A: My parents really fostered my love of film from a really young age. As a kid growing up in South Africa there weren’t many movie theaters accessible to us back then so my parents would rent a 16mm film projector and host movie nights for friends and family. I think that was one of the biggest factors influencing my love of the moving picture and how it brought people together.
Between business college and art school where I studied film and video, I spent time working with a fashion photographer as his assistant. During this time a friend introduced me to the world of live event video and that is where my career started.
Q: I’m sure you get this all the time but, where did the name LionStar originate?
A: Sure, the icon and the spirit of the “lion” stem from my roots growing up in South Africa. I wanted to make sure I didn’t lose the connection to my home and the influences that shaped me and the lion has always been “King of the Jungle”! The reference to “star” comes from the North Star and its nautical connotations. My wife and I share a passion for sailing that goes way back. She actually helped me create the name and the logo.
Q: What are some companies that you work with and what kinds of projects do you collaborate with them on?
A: We have had an incredible opportunity to work with a lot of Atlanta’s larger corporations and creative/content agencies over the last 18 years. We assist them in all types of video content, from commercial work, to corporate video needs and even video & graphics support for live events. With video, it can come in a variety ways. For instance, our services for live events include on-site shooting, editing, video mapping and of course, original content creation to help bring the meeting messages to life and make them interesting! We also really enjoy collaborating with our local sports teams, like the Atlanta Hawks. We had the opportunity to create some of the projection mapping you may have seen on the court during home games within the past few seasons.
Q: Tell us a little bit about what you did to win a 2016 Allie Award for the Atlanta Hospitality Hall of Fame event at the Georgia Aquarium?
A: 2016’s ‘Hospitality Hall of Fame’ was our second as video partner for the show. It was exciting to have the unprecedented opportunity to go into the Dolphin Theater for the inductions and do something with video in that space that had never before been attempted. The Aquarium has all the state-of-the-art equipment needed in-house to project our content. Our task was to take the video content we created and customize it to fit perfectly on the “whale tail” in the theater.
Through careful content planning, shot framing and editing by our post production team as well as the trust placed in us by the event planning team, we were able to “go for it” and make something truly unique. The Aquarium now uses the “whale tail” as a permanent space to show video during their new dolphin show.
Q: What is the most creatively challenging or exciting project you’ve ever undertaken?
A: Every project definitely has its own unique set of challenges but with the incredible team of talented individuals we have over here at LionStar each of these challenges are looked at more as something to figure out rather than a road block. Hands-down though, shooting around the world is the most rewarding. The logistics can be daunting sometimes, so pulling these shoots off is always satisfying. We are proud to say we have shot on every continent on the planet except Antarctica. So far…
Q: What are some ways video is evolving within the world of special events, meetings, awards programs, etc?
A: Projection mapping and motion graphics has allowed so much new creative opportunity and freedom. Your set becomes an immersive canvas almost like a living environment evolving in front of you. This format allows for richer and longer lasting audience engagement.
Q: What are some video trends or technology that your team is excited about using now or in the future?
A: Virtual reality (VR) has really taken off. We created a VR experience for Arby’s and we expect to see a lot more of this in the near future. One of the biggest things I am really excited about is “Interactive Video”, it is about to change the entire game, especially in the corporate and entertainment world. As clients’ budgets increase it really opens the doors to all kinds of really creative and engaging projects. We are all really excited about where the video industry is headed.
Q: What is your key to success?
A: What keeps us successful is our talented team and incredible client relationships. Every person on our team is an amazing story teller and they are all graphically and technically advanced. They constantly blow my mind with what they are able to accomplish. We focus on producing outstanding work and gaining the trust and return business of our clients. At LionStar, we are all accountable to each other. Everybody is interested in the success of every person on each project. As a team, we are always encouraging each other and passionate about pushing the envelope and growing together.