Sam Mestas is a post production video editor and an award winning digital fine artist who specializes in architectural fine art and renders.

Sam spent seven years working at the network level as a news and documentary editor for Mark Cuban at HDNET/ AXSTV. There, he was a member of the six time EMMY award winning news team for the news magazine show, “DAN RATHER REPORTS”. In his final years at AXS he found himself cutting together concerts for such notable musical artists Crosby Stills and Nash, Jackson Browne,

The Zac Brown Band, and KISS to name a few. In the background Sam was immersed in Photoshop.

In 2008 Sam won his first National PHOTOSHOP WORLD “GURU” award for excellence in illustration and design. In 2013 Sam repeated his win at PHOTOSHOP WORLD 2013 making him the only person at the time to have won the “GURU” AWARD it twice.

After leaving AXSTV in 2013 Sam launched his own graphics business, Valentine Imaging Warehouse, which later became 720 Designs. Shortly after that 720 Designs joined forces with THRASOS Media developing lighting designs for full scale concerts and high end corporate events.

Currently Sam’s list of clients include NIKE, EDDIE BAUER, PORT AUTHORITY CLOTHING, and OGEO BAGS & Apparel while he manages to stay busy raising two beautiful daughters with his lovely wife Janine and teaching Advanced Photoshop at Front Range Community College.

 

WHO AM I?

Hello everyone. I’m an Award Winning news and documentary editor as well as a two time national Photoshop World "GURU" AWARD WINNER for excellence in illustration and now the founder of VALENTINE IMAGING WAREHOUSE.

 

I provide across the spectrum GRAPHIC ART and VIDEO services that range from simple projects like business cards, BROCHURES and assorted  print and web graphics all the way up to large format projects such as banners and vehicle wraps.

 

There’s nothing I can’t do in Photoshop so let me elevate your business presonia though the use of cutting edge graphics and design.

 

The leading paint program from Adobe Systems, Inc. For many years, Photoshop has been the model against which other paint programs are compared.

Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software application produced by Adobe Systems. It can be used to create works such as posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers and books.

It allows viewing, organizing and retouching a large number of digital images.[1] Lightroom's edits are non-destructive.

Adobe Premiere Pro is a timeline-based video editing software application. It is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, which includes video editing, graphic design, and web development programs.

 

Premiere Pro is used by broadcasters such as the BBC[ and CNN.

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor

Here are a few samples of video projects that I've edited over my 7 years as a television editor.  ENJOY.

 

KORN LIVE IN BAKERSFIED

CHEAP TRICK

M3 80'S METAL FESTIVAL

SMASHMOUTH LIVE IN LAS VEGAS

EVERLAST

ROBERT CRAY LIVE

FOREIGNER LIVE

EXTREME

CABELA'S DOCUMENTARY

BUD SHANK DOCUMENTARY

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