CTE Loves Soulbox Productions!

Soulbox Productions captures the most beautiful moments of every wedding and event. As they say it, they are “Capturing love…one weekend at a time.” Working with David and Corbin is always a pleasure!

David and Corbin are both natives of the North Texas area, where they met as advertising majors at the University of North Texas.


David and Corbin got their start in videography creating a feature length film. David wrote and directed, while Corbin was the cinematographer and camera operator. After the film, when they filmed some friends’ weddings, they realized “how special it was to help capture a once-in-a-lifetime event” and they knew they wanted to do it for a living.


They got their first big break through Corbin’s mom, who talked them up to someone she knew who was getting married. “We filmed the wedding, which happened to have a well-established, high-end photographer. She really enjoyed working with us and began referring us to her clients.”

Over the last 16 years, they have filmed over 500 weddings! They specialize in producing unique, genuine films from their couples. “We do this by finding out what is most important to them on their wedding day.”

David and Corbin have some wise advice for brides about choosing a wedding videographer. “Choose a videographer you connect with. This is your once-in-a-lifetime event, always go with a professional.” After all, “Your wedding film is what you’ll have to cherish and remember your wedding day for the rest of your life.”

Their advice is so true because a professional who’s passionate about what they do cares about you and creating something that you will cherish forever. This is just one of the many reasons we love working with David and Corbin of Soulbox Productions, and we hope you do too! Thank you Soulbox Productions!

CTE Loves Thompson Pictures

“In high school, I was one of the coolest kids around, and was part of an exclusive group called media tech. There were two types of people in there, the kids that just wanted an easy class, and the other ones that enjoyed making things, creating short films, etc. Fortunately, I connected most with the people that liked making stuff and the rest is history”Being from Texas, Trey decided to go to UT Arlington for school. When he was deciding his major, he had already been working in film production for several years so you would think that would be easy to continue. To challenge himself further, he decided to go into advertising with a minor in business.

Trey has not always been a videographer but he has always been interested in video production throughout his life, which made him choose a career in videography. The “aha” moment of becoming a videographer was more of a process found while working in the industry. “I’ve always enjoyed making things, being creative and problem solving. Working in video production uses all those areas, so it was a natural progression for me.”

Thompson Pictures is a company with bright, cinematic, smooth work. While capturing weddings, they think about how to be creative which can be difficult when not having the ability to direct your shots. “The cool thing about capturing weddings is there’s no second takes, so it’s just that much more rewarding when everything lines up to be an awesome moment.”

Trey’s favorite thing about videography is the moment that everything comes together as a finished product. Being able to show someone one of the most memorable days of their lives is something that Thompson Pictures strives to be the best at.

Videography is such an important part of a wedding because it captures everything a bride and groom may have missed. Trey’s advice to a bride and groom is to hire a videographer “More than 90% of brides who didn’t hire a videographer regretted it and it was their number one regret.” He also said that finding a videographer who works well with the photographer, so they are not competing with each other for a shot, is crucial. Also, make sure that your videographer has a good backup system, “Our philosophy at Thompson Pictures is multiple copies, versions and locations.”

The most challenging aspect to deal with as a videographer is that most of the day is out of their control. They need to be able to “adapt and preform under strict timelines and circumstances.” Trey says Thompson Pictures is not really work for him because “Enjoying what you do, doesn’t feel like work at all.” Getting positive feedback from clients’ or moving a client to tears when they see their wedding on the screen, is what makes everything worth it.

Thompson Pictures is a growing business that continues to train and invest in their team to deliver the highest quality films to their clients.

It’s always a pleasure working with the Thompson Pictures team. From the booking process to the delivery of their feature film, we know our clients are in good hands when choosing them as a videographer. Thank you for all you do Thompson Pictures!