ARS Video goes back 25 years, and three generations of its founding family have overseen the company’s growth. What started in 1987 with a room-sized machine continues today on desktop computers: the staff transfers VHS or Hi8 footage, slides, pictures, and 8mm and 16mm film to DVDs. They also transfer audiocassettes and reel-to-reel audio to CDs or recover video from hard drives, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs. Beyond working with long-ago recorded images, the ARS team ventures out to perform videography and editing services for bat mitzvahs and bar mitzvahs, weddings, and TV pilots—the ones who sit in a TV’s cockpit.
Film students represent a distinct sector of the undergrad community, one characterized by abundant creativity and an intense professional drive. That’s why KSET Studios LLC staffs film students to produce its marketing videos for individuals and businesses. With the studio’s stock of modern equipment, the staff captures footage to create web videos, instructional videos, video résumés, and many other multimedia projects.
Featured by Metromix, Odyssey Printwear earns their praise by outfitting kids, adults, and pets with festive guises and screen-printed apparel. The 5,000-square-foot emporium’s Halloween section stocks getups ($15–$250) that let parents dress infants as pea pods, transform little girls into Snow White, and teach adolescents about the importance of cake sharing with Marie Antoinette duds. Adult revelers don pointed hats and vampiric wigs ($10–$35) or acquiesce to their dog's demands to dress as their favorite Star Wars character.