Category: Event Pictures and Videos

Tessa & Ben’s Wedding the Full Package

In this post I wanted to highlight the fact that now 8OH8 Productions is able to meet a multitude of your needs by being able to provide you with not only just DJ Service but also:

Outdoor sound for your wedding:

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If you notice, you can’t even see the speaker(s) as I try to make sure that they are hidden so they don’t end up in your photographers shots!

Up-lighting:

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Up-lighting adds a lot of what I like to call “Flavor” to your surroundings. It can accent just the head table, or around the whole room!

Photo Booth:

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And of course don’t forget the DJ Service to finish it all off!

8OH8 Productions is all about making your planning for your special day a lot simpler by offering this all as a package deal, or you can piece together what works best for you. Whatever your style, 8OH8 Productions is here to help!

Student Activities Counsel – Block Party

Ok, so this event was suppose to be outside…Needless to say “Kansas” and its weather mood changes lately had a different idea…

Long story short…We did the event inside and still had fun.

And of course you know me! I have fallen in love with doing time lapse filming lately and this is the result of this last event!

Belle Plaine Prom 2013 (Video)

I have always loved DJ’n Belle Plaine’s dances and Prom is always the highlight of the year. This year I stuck a GoPro Video Camera on my head and did my usual “Go Dance with the Kids”…and this time you get to see first hand why we have so much fun!

I’ve been DJ’n for these kids for over 6 years now and have always said that they are my favorite and this video will show you why! Wanna Be Party Rock Robot also showed up to make a short special appearance (you’ll see him at the end) but unfortunately the battery ran out shortly after…

I love what I do, and that’s why I love to do it and now I want to share it with the world!

Eisenhower After Prom Photo Booth – Time Lapse Video

So I recently got a GoPro for my business to create new videos but also I love the time lapse feature that it is able to do! I took some time to set it up the other night, just to see what I could get with it and this is what it captured.

It took a pic every 60 seconds. As the night progressed we started seeing more kids and of course it was one of the most popular things of the whole entire event!

If you would be interested in booking 8OH8’s Photo Booth you can find more information here: Photo Booth Info

It’s Just What I Do – Dancing with the Clients

Over the years I have learned that trying to get people to dance is a harder task than what you would think.

Not as easy as it looks…(source: Flicker.com)

Most people think that a “DJ” just stands there and plays music and hopes that people dance. On one side of the coin you would be right. These are usually called “Club DJs“.

Now, the thing about it is…when you do an event that isn’t in a club, would you expect the DJ to be any different or the same?

Well, my answer to that is: That the DJ shouldn’t be the same at all! When you are wanting your guest entertained, you want them to actually enjoy themselves! So why would you want a DJ with a “Club DJ” mentality? Aka a guy who just stands there and plays music hoping that your guest will just get the bravery to get out on the dance floor without a little nudge and just start dancing.

Now don’t get me wrong…because there will always be someone (eventually) brave enough to get the party started.

He ain’t scared…(source: bridalguide.com)

From my experience though, that can take quite a long time! (or a lot of alcohol…)

So I decided to start getting out there myself and dancing…Even if the dance floor was empty! And I noticed something. I noticed that people actually enjoyed watching me dance! (It’s in my blood to dance…) So what I did was, I learned to find the songs that I know that a good chunk of the crowd would relate to and then put that song on and go out and dance. Then I would invite them to come dance with me!

Let’s just say it was a good start but I needed better! So I developed my secret weapon. To this day it still works ever time and instantly gets 95% of all the dances I do off to a quick start.

Now, I’m not going to give away my secret…but let’s just say that this is a little part of it.

 

Enjoy!

Belle Plaine High School – Winter Dance

I always love going and DJ’n for the Belle Plaine High School kids! We always have a great time and I love the fact that we can dance to everything.

I have been told by the Teachers that the kids “will not request any other DJ service other than 8OH8 Productions”. To me that says a lot within itself as I have always tried to do my best when it comes to making the Teachers and Students happy!

This is just a little bit of what I do during the dances. If you would like to see me perform live and in person, please feel free to contact me and I’ll glad to talk with you and your event!

 

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