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PACIFIC PICTURES, Huntington Beach, CA
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Kevin Shahinian’s success can be attributed to his determination and unwillingness to accept ‘no’ as an answer. “I’ve always had the kind of mentality that I needed to prove myself. I didn’t have doors opened to me… it wasn’t easy for me to achieve my goals”.

Kevin embraces each new project and concept film with a relentless work ethic and limitless vision, which continues to inspire others in the industry. Producing such inspiring films as SNÖ has helped put his company, Pacific Pictures, on the map.

When asked about his style, Kevin states, “My way of shooting is more traditional, epic - very slow, fluid, lets play stuff out in the frame.” Cinevate’s Ballare Dolly lends well to this style. “We did a shot in one of the concept films where we had a four-way split screen, tracking four fluid masters and I needed the subject to walk straight forward on camera. They would have been walking on the track if it weren’t for the extension. There is a lot of versatility that you don’t see typically on an independent production-type dolly that you do on a Ballare Dolly.”

Cinevate is honored to be a part of Kevin and Pacific Pictures’ creative vision, of their desire to SHOW THE WORLD.

Watch the behind the scenes footage of The Heart Knows featuring the Ballare Dolly.


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Dennis Wood
03 Nov 2009, 12:31
Kevin, let me be the first to congratulate you on being featured this month both here and in EventDV as well as HDVideo Pro magazines. There are few people we've run across that combine your professionalism, passion and intelligence about what you do. I see very bright things ahead for you my friend :-)
Kevin Shahinian
03 Nov 2009, 15:34
Dennis, it's an honor to be a part of this showcase. You have given filmmakers the tremendous opportunity to produce commercial quality work at a fraction of the budget. Keep up the amazing work at Cinevate & thank you for your support.
Nelson Nunez
04 Nov 2009, 10:14
Kevin, just wanted to say congratulations! "EPIC" is the proper word for your concept films and your approach to them. Even your behind-the-scenes footage is of the same EPICness (crane shot to capture the dolly shot?!)! It's great to see a bit of how you work on set. Very inspiring. Definitely can't wait to see what you have coming up next. Break those couples' legs! =D
Jordan Essary
08 Nov 2009, 23:11
Kevin, I saw the article in HDVideo Pro and jumped online to check out this video as soon as I could. I also film with the XH-A1 and all I can say is that your work is an inspiration to me. It's a shame I'm a college student who cant afford the Brevis 35 to have similar quality. I'm saving though, and you made me more confident in what I am doing. I also can't wait to see your future work!
Keith Anderson
09 Nov 2009, 10:01

You reek of class...
Kevin Shahinian
10 Nov 2009, 10:03
Thanks, Nelson. Really glad you enjoy our work. Thanks for commenting.

Jordan, glad to see you rockin the A1. The Brevis is a great investment and even with all the new DSLRs out there, I still use mine. All the best.

So do you, Keith ;)
23 Nov 2015, 05:42
- wow. stunning imaegs. i love the old feel of the first one. the blur makes me think of childhood in the 70 s when Dad had the old film camera. fantastic work very inspiring and i hope to feel some of that spring this week.March 12, 2012 9:04 am