About Us

Sound Visions Media provides full service HD video production, aerial imaging services & training, post-production/editing, compositing and animation, delivery and management for your marketing and promotional needs. With well over 50 years experience combined, our team can help you produce and promote a message that will drive business to your door and through your web site. We have a network of regional pros with the expertise to produce and deliver exactly what you want and deliver media in any format that your project’s needs.

Meet the Team

Jeff Foster– Principal
Award-Winning Producer, Published Author, Videographer/Photographer, Animator/Editor, Trainer & Aerial Cinematography

Jeff Foster, propelled into the world of prosumer UAV/Drone technology in 2012, has become a leading presenter, author and reviewer of personal and professional aerial photographic and video/imaging products. He has pioneered several hands-on workshops and presented at multiple high-profile conferences and events in order to encourage and promote how UAV/Drone technology can be beneficial for business and industry alike. In 2015 Foster and Scott Gentry envisioned and created the publication Drone Coalition (DC) to cover the world of UAV’s featuring industry expert journalists.

For over 25 years Foster has not only produced but also provided training for traditional and digital images, video, illustration, animation, motion graphics and special effects. His training videos are for Photoshop, After Effects, Animation, Green Screen production and most recently specializing in POV cams and video production for indie filmmakers that include UAV/drone photography & videography. Past clients include: Tribune Broadcasting, Motorola, Stanford University Hospital, FOX Television, Spike TV, Discovery/TLC, Deluxe Digital, Universal Studios, Lions Gate Films and Disney. Through his own video production company, Sound Visions Media (soundvisionsmedia.com), Foster garnered several Pixie and Telly Awards for his video productions, VFX composites and instructional video productions, including his latest with CreativeLive: “Taking Flight: Drone Photography & Video.”

Foster is an Adobe Community Professional and has served as a trainer and featured speaker at numerous conferences and workshops such as Photoshop World, Macworld, Adobe MAX, NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Conferences, CreativeLive, InterDrone and several other imaging technology-based symposiums, summits and workshops. As an author Foster has written and contributed to over a dozen books published internationally about computer technology, animation and video production VFX, including “The Green Screen Handbook” and “After Effects & Photoshop.” He has contributed articles in trade magazines, hosted online ezines and is a long time columnist for the ProVideo Coalition.

Ellen Johnson– Principal
Producer, Music Supervisor, Publicist, Content Writer, Voice Over, Vocal Coach

Ellen’s futuristic yet organic approach to the world has inspired her journey in the direction of independence, excellence, and integrity in the arts and business. Her own accomplishments in singing, acting, songwriting, poetry, and education have earned her a recognized reputation among critics and her peers. An entrepreneurial spirit, Ellen founded her own record label, educational division, media group (that distributed, promoted and produced a roster of artists), a publishing company, and a non-profit organization.

Ellen has worked as a publicist and promoter on many projects and through SV Media Relations where she has gained visibility for artists, authors, businesses and non-profit organizations. She has been a valued consultant for start up companies to help build their press kits and promotional presence.

Ellen received her Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from San Diego State University, BM in Vocal Performance from the American Conservatory of Music, course work towards a PhD from the University of Humanistic Studies, UCLA Extension courses in the Music Business Certificate Program and continues to produce instructional CDs, including, The Vocal Warm Up CD, Vocal Builders, and the You Sing Jazz Series. She has sung and done voice-overs for film scores and commercials and does seminars and creativity coaching through her company, Sound Creativity.

Shirley Downie Project Manager, Account Executive, Publicity

Shirley contributes her experience and skills in Customer Service, Quality Assurance, and Training & Development to the day-to-day operations of Sound Visions Media. With a degree in Communications, Shirley knows how to effectively relate relevant project information between our clients and team. Her experience working as a publicist assistant has provided knowledge in creating press packages, developing website content, proof reading and redesigning resumes. She is also a features writer for TheExaminer.com along with collaborating on the creation of other literary works.

Halona PD (Production Dog)

Halona is instrumental in the day to day functions of Sound Visions Media and makes sure that everyone gets plenty of exercise. Most of her background comes from her street training and a short work program at the Humane Society. Besides being available any time we call her, she always has a friendly face and is the first to greet you at our offices. She has even starred in a couple of our productions!

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