Aloha and Welcome. Hawaii Shoots is the community effort of Brad Watanabe owner and director at Berad Studio in Honolulu, Hawaii. This blog will explore and feature work shot and produced in Hawaii. Hawaii Shoots is a creative and collaborative site, that hopes to engage and interact with video production professionals in all disciplines (film, tv, documentary, wedding, etc) here in Hawaii to share and grow as a community.

Our contributors range from agency directors to photo journalists, camera enthusiasts and everyone in between. Hawaii is known for its beaches and aloha spirit, but is rarely thought of as a video production hub. Let’s change that. Hawai‘i has talent and I’m hoping we can one day rival production and post production companies found anywhere else in the world.


We host regular workshops and meet-ups in an effort to build and strengthen the video production and photography communities here here Hawaii.  We have partnered with companies like Sony Hawaii, Panasonic and Sight and Sound Studios, creative directors from Adobe and local directors, DPs and producers to create events to enrich our community.