Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Haven't posted our latest promos for May and June... so here they are:


SDAM May 2010 Promo from San Diego Action Media on Vimeo.


SDAM June 2010 Promo from San Diego Action Media on Vimeo.

We had a lot of fun filming the June Promo one summer afternoon, Dan got a full work out treading water for 2 hours, and no equipment was water damaged! We're working on a video for a surf contest we just did for Red Bull, its coming together nicely! We even got some footage featured on Fox 5 news.

Lots of stock shoots happening lately, feel free to contact us if you ever want to be a part of them. Stock shoot Fridays is where its at!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2010 SlamStars

2010 Slamstars Dunk Contest from San Diego Action Media on Vimeo.

This was a fun event that we got to film recently, hope you enjoy our video re-cap of the 2010 Slamstars event! Filmed with a Canon 7d, Canon 5d Mark II & a GoPro HD wide. And the track used in the video was a custom track made by local artists DJ Kechup & Ruslan specifically for the event. Thanks guys for the rad tunes!

We have some projects we are currently working on which you will be hearing more about really soon... but one thing we can let you in on is the up coming Red Bull Rivals surf contest on June 5th in Ocean Beach. Its gonna be rad and we're super stoked to be filming it! Keep checking in with us and we will try and keep this blog as updated as possible.

Be blessed,

The SDAM Team

Friday, April 30, 2010

SDAM Skate @ the Embarcadero

SDAM Skate @ the Embarcadero from San Diego Action Media on Vimeo.

So last Friday our good friend Joel Piper from the band Confide was going to be in town, and seeing that Joel loves skating, we decided that shooting a skate video would be fun! We called up our friend Brennan Milligan, a Student Brand Manager for Red Bull San Diego and picked a spot in SD to shoot. We all kept talking about how sweet of a spot the Embarcadero was to shoot at, we are definitely blessed to live where we do.

We met another skater there named David Butler while we were filming, he was a really rad guy, and we were stoked he wanted to be a part of our little project. We also got to test out a method of shooting with the Canon 7d and a monopod for the skate footage that turned out to be a pretty solid little rig. The only downfall seems to be the fact that all of the footage is shot upside down, but this is easily flipped in post. Needless to say we will absolutely continue to use this rig in the future.

A Friday afternoon Skate session with Brennan Milligan, David Butler, & Joel Piper. Shot with a Canon 5d Mark II & a Canon 7d. Music: "Matt & Kim vs. Beastie Boys" mashup by DJ STV SLV. Shot and edited by Dan Coronado. Assistants Ben Raymond & Ben Peters. Stills shot by Ben Raymond.    

Thursday, April 22, 2010

April 2010 promo video

SDAM April 2010 Promo from San Diego Action Media on Vimeo.

We had a little fun with our promo for April, and we're already working on our promo for May. Getting pretty stoked for the summer! Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bring You're Adventures Home w/ The GoPro Hero HD!!!

So a few weeks ago we decided we wanted to take our videos to a new level and bring our friends along for the ride on our adventures. After researching a few different ultra mobile video cameras, the GoPro HD was the clear winner. Not only does it offer full 1080p HD video @ 30fps, it also has 960p @ 30fps, and 720p @ 60fps so you can slow those epic video clips down to silky smooth slo-mo. It supports up to a 32gig SD memory card and even has an HDMI Out plug, so you can view your videos on your larger than life TV right after you've lived larger than life outside. With 3 different kits available for Motorsports, Helmet Cam applications, and Surfing the mounting capabilities are virtually endless. Oh and did we mention this little guy comes in a completely water-proof housing up to 180feet?

We decided the Helmet Hero kit would get the most use here at San Diego Action Media. We also picked up, separately, the suction cup mount available in the Motorsports kit.

Recently we took a trip up to Mammoth Lakes, CA to mess around with our new toy on the steeps of Mammoth Mountain. It took a few trial and error runs to really dial it in but at the end of the weekend were very pleased with the results. Check out our new video and see for yourself. We will definitely be using this for great POV clips in our videos from here on out.

SDAM Mammoth Weekend 04/10 from San Diego Action Media on Vimeo.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Ultra HD Flip video cam!

Ultra HD Flip video test from San Diego Action Media on Vimeo.

Meet Ben Peters & Dan Coronado. They are a couple members of the SDAM team that will be giving you updates and insight to our little world.  Today Ben & Dan tested out the Ultra HD Flip video camera. At around 4 inches in length its pocket-sized portability is awesome! Here are some of its features:

1280 x 720p HD Footage
The Ultra records up to 120 minutes of 1280 x 720p, 30fps MP4 footage to its 8GB built-in flash memory.
Ease of Use
Forget about menus, settings, and complicated operations. With the Ultra all you need to do is shoot and share. The camera features these simple controls: record, playback, pause, fast-forward, rewind, zoom and delete.
Flip Out Arm
When you're ready to transfer video to your PC or Mac, simply flip out the USB arm to share your memories via email or social media sites.
2" LCD Display
The 2" anti-glare LCD display on the Flip UltraHD gives you a generous place to compose and play back your videos.
FlipShare Software
The built-in FlipShare software helps you share your HD videos by compressing them into an internet friendly size. The software also walks you through the process of emailing, editing, capturing still images from video, and uploading to social media sites.
HDMI Connection
Watch all your beautiful high definition video on your HDTV, with just one cable, thanks to the HDMI mini output.

Needless to say the guys had a lot of fun testing it out, but the tests aren’t over yet. Next they’ll test the cameras water housing capabilities, so be sure to check back in with us! Have a wonderful weekend, some of our crew will be up in Mammoth shooting pictures and getting some fun footage with the GoPro Hero HD wide video camera, you’ll be seeing some of that footage soon as well! 

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Live Agape Photoshoot

So a couple weeks ago we got to work with one of our favorite companies, who provides us with the best boardshorts in the world, Live Agape!  We had a rad photoshoot for the upcoming catalog, and we got a little behind the scenes video for you:

Live Agape Silver Strand Photoshoot from San Diego Action Media on Vimeo.

Heres how some of the shots turned out!

Monday, March 22, 2010

ATTN: San Diego Music Scene!!!

This post is for all of you local Musicians, DJs, Poets etc... 

Here at San Diego Action Media we are working on a lot of film projects, and we need music for them! if you check out our latest Promo featuring a song by DJ Kechup, it will give you an idea of how we would love to involve the local San Diego music scene with our films. If you are interested in having one of your songs, spoken word, DJ productions featured, either e-mail us the track to:

Or mail us a demo at:

PO BOX 420297
San Diego, CA 92142

If possible, we would love to only feature San Diego native music in our films. If we do use something of yours we will make sure we get you credit. Try to keep it clean. If you're song has too many negative themes or profanity, we most likely will not use it.

Thanks, and have a wonderful sunny San Diego week!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Canon is making us happy...

You really can't go wrong with the Canon 5d mark II and Canon 7d setup. For the working photographer you get some of the best technology available in these two camera bodies, and don't have to fork out over 10k to get there.  Yes there are advantages to having the Canon "Flagship" 1d series, but you have to pay soooo much! For less than 5k (which is the price of just one 1d Mark IV) you can have two AMAZING camera bodies that are total work horses, and another plus, they share the same battery! (Don't forget to download the new firmware update 2.0.3 for the 5d mark II here)

They also come more compact than the 1d series, which can be so bulky, solid yes, but bulky nonetheless. You can beef up your arsenal with battery packs, but when you use these cameras for their awesome HD video capabilities, its nicer to have a smaller, more maneuverable camera body. The way the 7d was designed was definitely with video in mind, and currently has the most video-friendly setup. The versatility of these two camera bodies that both feature over 18 megapixels, DiGiC 4 processors, up to 8fps, auto sensor cleaning, high ISOs, and 24, 30, & 60 frame rates is both mind blowing and exciting.

Also for the photographer that doesn't want to or doesn't have the ability to invest the 5k into a 5d Mark II and 7d, don't forget the 50d & Rebel T1i (T2i is coming out soon) camera body options. For less than 2k you can own two great cameras that will except every single lens in the Canon EF & EF-s mounts. Not to mention that the Canon G11 gives you RAW images in a camera you can fit in your pocket!

Thank you Canon for the world of possibilities that is opening up for all of us. From the hobbyist to the highest paid professional, there is a camera in their lineup for everyone. And thank you Nikon for pushing Canon to be better :o) We are not endorsed by Canon, but man we love their products!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

March Promo Video

Heres our new promo for March... many more projects in the works... hope you like this one!

SDAM March 2010 Promo from San Diego Action Media on Vimeo.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Donate to Haiti

Here's a great chance for you to buy an awesome new track by an amazing individual. The artists name is Lecrae, and some of the guys from our team have had the opportunity to work with him before. Heres a link to the track:

Buy on iTunes

And heres a link to an entire album from Various Artists:

Buy Album on iTunes

You can also see a video:

Proceeds go to Haiti so feel free to check it out, and donate to these wonderful people who are in great need.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

New year in Action!!!

So, its already the end of January 2010 and we can't believe how fast its gone by. We are so excited for all of the projects we will be taking on this year, and for all the different people and organizations we are planning on working with. A lot of our crew is really getting into cycling, and we're stoked on the different groups of people we are getting to meet in that industry as well.

Our goal is to have this blog updated weekly, but don't forget to follow us on twitter and become a fan on facebook!

If you aren't already familiar with who we are as a company, be sure to check out our website:

Go to the info section and hopefully that will help you out ;o) If you have any other questions, be sure to email us at:

We are a new company, but the guys that make up our team have been working in different media related industries and jobs for years. We hope that our creative services and hard work start to make a buzz around southern California, but we need your help, so tell your friends about us. For all of your Photography, Videography, and Design needs remember us at San Diego Action Media.