Shamrock Samurai is a digital media & marketing company located in Orange County California. Shamrock Samurai offers website design, video production and professional photography for events, lifestyle, catalog, product and fashion.
2011 was an important year for Shamrock Samurai. It was our first full year of business, it opened up doors to interesting projects, introduced us to new customers, and provided opportunities to work with clients from previous endeavors. All in all we were able to create a nice body of work that made a direct impact to our client’s bottom line.
About Shamrock Samurai
Shamrock Samurai is a digital media & marketing company located in Orange County, California. Shamrock Samurai offers website design, video production, and photography services for events, lifestyle, catalog, products, and fashion.
Shamrock Samurai is the brainchild of Reggie Ige and Paul Thompson. Reggie a professional photographer in Orange County for 15 years is also a talented videographer/editor and enjoys working with coding and database management. While Paul, a sales and marketing professional for 12 years in LA and Orange County is a talented graphic designer and writer who also understands SEO/SEM and social media and likes helping his clients be found by their audience online.
Paul and Reggie met in 2003, when Paul was art directing a photo shoot for a regional client. The two continued to work on projects over the next 9 years and one day while working on a video production Paul and Reggie got to talking about what they could do together. As a pair, their skill sets were a perfect compliment. They also realized that as life long film fans, they both wanted to do more with video production and had been looking for ways to get into telling stories too. That was when Shamrock Samurai was born.
So where did Shamrock Samurai come from? “We were joking around with names that would fit the partnership. Reggieâ€™s grandparents moved here from Japan so he is second generation Japanese.” Paul explains, “And Paul immigrated to the US from Ireland so he is first generation Irish”, Reggie remarks. “We joked around about typical national symbolism and this one just had a good ring to it.”
Key Team Members
Thyronne Millaud is an exceptional professional photographer with a flare for capturing the dramatic. Thyronne’s career of more than 15 years has included working with such noted celebrities as Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Tilly, Christina Applegate, Apollonia and Paris Hilton to name a few. Thyronne’s quick wit, fun personality and penchant for story telling make every shoot an enjoyable affair. Thyronne is also a gifted writer, Photoshop expert and graphic designer. Thyronne’s work has been published both nationally and internationally.
Shamrock Samurai produced the sales video for ENC when they needed a presence at a trade show but the cost of bringing the actual product, their hydrogen fuel cell bus, across the country was logistically and cost prohibitive.
Shamrock Samurai was brought in to capture the feel of the day at Easterseals 2017 Strides for Disability 5k Run/3k Walk. The footage edited to create the promo for their 2018 event and an executive recap which was presented to their board of directors.
Since 1989, Baker’s Drive-Thru Restaurants Safe Halloween coupon book fundraising campaign has raise 4.5 million dollar, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Easterseals services for children and adults with disabilities in the Inland Empire. A group of Adult Day Services clients stopped by to celebrate and thank Baker’s for their generosity.
In the Spring of 2011, Laurie Zagon, founder of Art & Creativity for Healing, asked Shamrock Samurai to create a video to commemorate their 10 year anniversary and be shown at their annual fundraising gala. The organization, a non-profit that runs art therapy workshops for children, teens, and adults suffering from abuse, illness, grief or stress, supplied a decade of completed videos and a collection of candid photos as raw materials.
The challenge was all the interviews and testimonials on the supplied videos had background music, making them unusable. The solution became, shooting a new interview with Ms Zagon and using that narrative along with stock images and video clips that illustrated the stories, candid photos of workshop participants, and non-interview selections from the supplied videos.
The anniversary video was well received the night of the gala and the event raised $42,000.
Realtor Kathy Schager had added a wine review blog to her website to attract new followers, but producing it herself was delivering a professional looking product. She teamed with Shamrock Samurai to give the series, formerly shot with her webcam and a desk lamp, a more “Food Network-like” feel.