San Diego Full Service Video Production Company | Call us now: 858-573-0987
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    HVS Productions
    8957 Complex Drive
    San Diego, CA 92123
  • Telephone 858-573-0987
    FAX 858-569-0094
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Are you wondering what HVS stands for? HVS was originally called Helicopter Video Services to showcase founder Marty Zimmerman's unique expertise in aerial photography. With more than 30 years as a pilot and photographer, Marty has shot an amazing array of aerial footage for several award-winning TV programs and national clients.

When the company incorporated in 1987, it had already made a name for itself in corporate video production and broadcast television, so Helicopter Video Services gave way to HVS Productions.

Marty brought in Bob Shroder, who he'd worked with at NBC 7/39 in San Diego, to help run operations and the two friends began a successful partnership that took HVS to the next level.

With Marty as chief photographer and Bob as editor, the pair collaborated on many Emmy-winning programs including "San Diego Above All," "Afoot and Afield in San Diego," and "Nature's Classic San Diego."

Their impressive list of corporate clients includes AT&T, Alliance Pharmaceuticals, Ford Motor Company, Pepsi, Rural Metro Ambulance, Web MD and Sycuan Casino.

Broadcast clients like ABC, CBS News, NBC, Discovery Channel, PBS, and PGA Tour Productions constantly call on HVS to shoot high profile national stories and sporting events.

HVS crews and personnel have worked on productions on five continents, from the luxury of the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain to working in mud and rain in Central East Africa. Bob has overseen post-productions in 14 different languages.

Despite their success, Bob and Marty have remained focused on their main goal - making the customer happy. Over the years, they've cultivated a crew of experienced freelance producers, directors and camera operators who many clients request by name. These crews maintain the exceptional quality and service established by Bob and Marty nearly 30 years ago. The HVS experience is always professional, creative and above all, fun.