Apollo by Convergent Design

Apollo by Convergent Design Apollo is the latest ratchet up the ongoing rollercoaster ride known as video production.  It has been a screaming, dipping, exciting ride as long as we have been on it. We first “boarded” it back in 1981 when Director of...

Eubie Blake – From Mouse to Lion

Eubie Blake: From Mouse To Lion Eubie Blake seemed to know exactly what he wanted to do with his life from the time he first embarked upon it.  He was born to former slaves, Emma and John Sumner Blake, on February 7, 1883 in Baltimore, Maryland. Eubie proved to be a...

Comic Con: Blast From the Past

Comic Con: Blast From the Past Historical Reverie Comic Con has grown since its beginning in 1970 from a bunch of card tables stacked with comic books to a behemoth convention. In fact, it’s San Diego’s largest convention. It’s a wildly-anticipated...

Kern River Rafting

Kern River Rafting Call of the Wild Kern River called and we answered. The last time Mark and I had inflated our Sevylor raft, a “Caravelle” was 25 years ago. We bounced along many streams and rivers on it, prior to shoving it up on a garage shelf. That...

San Diego Comic Con Tales

San Diego Comic Con Tales San Diego Comic Con tales abound with any high-end, long-standing video production company here in San Diego like Crystal Pyramid Productions. My partner, Mark, and I have worked this venue together since last century – The...

Wild Artichokes

Wild Artichokes Wild artichokes permeate the wilderness of Southern California, a region whose climate is similar to that of the Mediterranean. For many years we have ridden our mountain bikes past several stands of artichokes in their various stages.  In late winter...

ECommerce Video Production

ECommerce Video Production Why Ecommerce Stores Should Incorporate Video Production When you use videos for e-commerce, you can truly bring your retail to life in a way that you’ve never been able to before. These videos can increase customer satisfaction as well as...

Visiting Italy

Visiting Italy Visiting Italy was certainly a long-time dream for us.  To celebrate our anniversary, we carved out a spot in our calendar for May.  That is the time prior to summer just before a cloud of tourists descends upon Europe.  We vacationed in Italy for two...

Heilbron Award

Heilbron Award: What it meant to win the Inaugural Heilbron! Crystal Pyramid Productions was recognized with an award at the inaugural presentation of The Heilbron Awards, named after Rotary Club 33’s first President, Carl Heilbron. As noted on the Rotary Club...