Welcome to 888 Productions

Welcome to 888 Productions, home of the best event planners / wedding planners, designers, photographers, videographers and coordination services in Los Angeles. With over ten years of experience and over thousands of successful events, 888 Productions is one of the most sought-after event planning services in Los Angeles. We partner with only the best vendors, caterers, performers and service industries in all price points to ensure that every detail of your event planning and execution is storybook perfect, whether it's a small cocktail party with 20 guests or a grand wedding with thousands.

888 Productions' extensive experience has nurtured relationships with the best specialists in every price range, so you can be sure you get top quality service for every detail of your event or celebration at the best rates in the industry. Elegant design, exceptional organization, meticulous attention to detail and professional mediation with vendors is the key to perfect event planning; 888 Productions ensures it all so you can revel in your special occasion instead of being removed from it by the rigors of production. Browse our services and unique specialties on our site, read up on our business and our founder Jonah Rodriguez, and contact us today for more details about our services and a free consultation regarding your special event.


Office Location: 2922 East Chapman Avenue, Suite 202, Orange, CA 92869



Sunday, May 23, 2010

Bob's 16 Rules for $UCE$$

1.
Get and stay out of your comfort zone.
I believe that not much happens of any significance when we're in our comfort zone. I hear people say, "But I'm concerned about security." My response to that is simple: "Security is for cadavers."

2.
Never give up.
Almost nothing works the first time it's attempted. Just because what you're doing does not seem to be working, doesn't mean it won't work. It just means that it might not work the way you're doing it. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, and you wouldn't have an opportunity.

3.
When you're ready to quit, you're closer than you think.
There's an old Chinese saying that I just love, and I believe it is so true. It goes like this: "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed."

4.
With regard to whatever worries you, not only accept the worst thing that could happen, but make it a point to quantify what the worst thing could be.
Very seldom will the worst consequence be anywhere near as bad as a cloud of "undefined consequences." My father would tell me early on, when I was struggling and losing my shirt trying to get Parsons Technology going, "Well, Robert, if it doesn't work, they can't eat you."

5.
Focus on what you want to have happen.
Remember that old saying, "As you think, so shall you be."

6.
Take things a day at a time.
No matter how difficult your situation is, you can get through it if you don't look too far into the future, and focus on the present moment. You can get through anything one day at a time.

7.
Always be moving forward.
Never stop investing. Never stop improving. Never stop doing something new. The moment you stop improving your organization, it starts to die. Make it your goal to be better each and every day, in some small way. Remember the Japanese concept of Kaizen. Small daily improvements eventually result in huge advantages.

8.
Be quick to decide.
Remember what General George S. Patton said: "A good plan violently executed today is far and away better than a perfect plan tomorrow."

9.
Measure everything of significance.
I swear this is true. Anything that is measured and watched, improves.

10.
Anything that is not managed will deteriorate.
If you want to uncover problems you don't know about, take a few moments and look closely at the areas you haven't examined for a while. I guarantee you problems will be there.

11.
Pay attention to your competitors, but pay more attention to what you're doing.
When you look at your competitors, remember that everything looks perfect at a distance. Even the planet Earth, if you get far enough into space, looks like a peaceful place.

12.
Never let anybody push you around.
In our society, with our laws and even playing field, you have just as much right to what you're doing as anyone else, provided that what you're doing is legal.

13.
Never expect life to be fair.
Life isn't fair. You make your own breaks. You'll be doing good if the only meaning fair has to you, is something that you pay when you get on a bus (i.e., fare).

14.
Solve your own problems.
You'll find that by coming up with your own solutions, you'll develop a competitive edge. Masura Ibuka, the co-founder of SONY, said it best: "You never succeed in technology, business, or anything by following the others." There's also an old Asian saying that I remind myself of frequently. It goes like this: "A wise man keeps his own counsel."

15.
Don't take yourself too seriously.
Lighten up. Often, at least half of what we accomplish is due to luck. None of us are in control as much as we like to think we are.

16.
There's always a reason to smile.
Find it. After all, you're really lucky just to be alive. Life is short. More and more, I agree with my little brother. He always reminds me: "We're not here for a long time, we're here for a good time!"

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Solano 888 Productions Crew


Meet the most talented individuals on earth (from left to right): Pak Coquia, James Wallington & Jonah Solano.

Monday, May 3, 2010

She Got Her Own - Joey's Music Video

This is so far the most challenging video I've ever made. A 3-hour shoot (plus 10-hours of editing) that almost got us in trouble. ;) Well, it was worth the risk... I've used some clips from Joey's dance rehearsal and most of the footage were taken at Chevy Chase Country club (indoor and outdoor) during the final dress rehearsal on April 17. I promised the kids that I'll make them stars for a day. It looked very casual during the shoot but everyone was in awe when I played it during Joey's debut. Enjoy!
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