On June 14, 1991 I made a very important decision. On that day, I decided to start focusing on making money in the video business -- only money. I wouldn't be out to save the world or create blockbuster movies. I would focus only on making money with video.
I had a passion for movies and film that went back to the late 1960's and 1970's. In college, I took a class on the great movie directors: Stanley Kubrick, Orson Wells and John Ford to name a few. One night, I went out with some friends and saw Star Wars. The theater was packed. That movie changed my life. I decided that night that I wanted to make movies and films my life.
I did become a Producer/Director/Editor shooting all kinds of TV commercials, corporate films and videos including an independent feature film which I wrote, produced and directed. I honed my craft throughout the 1980s; however, by 1991 I was a starving artist.
Our financial affairs were in a shambles. My wife, Denise and I had just come through some very difficult times. We had two small children. I was a stay-at-home Dad. Denise who is an RN, was working full-time at an Indianapolis hospital and bringing home the bacon.
Call it luck, synchronicity, timing, fate, the hand of God (and factor in the power of prayer) something wonderful happened during the summer of 1991. I started a home-based video studio in a small, upstairs bedroom and that business took off. Denise and I were determined to rebuild our lives and our family fortune, and over the next few years we did just that.
Within a short period, what had begun as simply a video duplicating service for businesses and consumers grew into an outstanding home-based video production and post-production services company.
Naturally, people started asking how I got into this business and how they too could start their own home-based video business. I began to realize that I had developed a unique and extraordinary business that could be duplicated (no pun intended). I had a system that worked. I began to develop a plan that others could follow. A passion for film and video would soon develop into a passion for helping others to start and run their own studios.
There's no question that American business has changed. So many companies and corporations are closing, merging and laying off. More and more people are searching for respectable, meaningful and profitable businesses they can run from their homes or a store front. They want more control of their lives and their lifestyles. That's precisely what Home Video Studio offers: complete control without all of the headaches of working for someone else. You and only you determine your daily schedule, your hours of work and play, and ultimately ... the amount of money you make. Home Video Studio is a Lifestyle business.
Over the past 21 years, we've developed this incredibly "cool" business that we call Home Video Studio. During the 2000's our success and relevance has grown even more and in fact, exploded with the huge exponential rise in the creation of content thanks to the proliferation of digital video and still cameras, computers, iPads, smart phones, iPhones, etc. Entrepreneur Magazine has named Home Video Studio the "Number One Video and Photography" franchise for each of the last two years - 2011 & 2012.
The American Dream is alive and well at Home Video Studio. If you think our business and lifestyle might fit yours, I urge you to request an information packet and to give us a call. Let's make movies your business as well as ours. We look forward to hearing from you.
May the Force be with You.
CEO & Founder Home Video Studio
-Richard Lopez, Glendale, AZ
- Ken Sander, Fairfax, VA