"Cynthia and her team are consummate professionals who understand visual storytelling. Cynthia has a "never say die" attitude when it comes to producing a viable final product. She's a pleasure to work with."
-Darice Jones, Executive Director, Wardrobe For Opportunity
""I had the pleasure of working with Cynthia at Rising Star Productions. Cynthia was clear with her direction, while being open to other ideas and allowing for a lot of creativity on my part. Throughout the whole project Cynthia provided what was needed in a timely manner and kept everything well on track. Her input both creatively and managerially produced a finished piece that I was happy to be a part of. I would recommend Cynthia to anyone who needed video production services."
"Cynthia brings a very skilled eye for photography, her creativity and her mindfulness to photo shoots. Cynthia is able to go with the flow and also is receptive to direction and the ideas that I came to the shoot with. I loved the playfulness, sensuality and groundedness that Cynthia captured in her photos of me and have used them for my website and a variety of other promotional material." -Kali of Soulistic Wellness
Underwater Cave in Coron
Rambutan in Vietnam
Andrea & Matti's Wedding
Kali at Lake Merritt Oakland, CA
Rising Star Productions creates innovative and inspiring media marketing solutions to help our clients grow their businesses. We offer unique DJ services with sophisticated sounds to make your live events unforgettable.
Founded by Cynthia Blancaflor, award-winning writer, musician and filmmaker, who earned her degree in Cinema from San Francisco State University in 2003 and is a certified video editor through Bay Area Video Coalition. She edited "An Idea Called Tomorrow," a documentary on sustainability produced by visual artist, Karen Seneferu. The film screened at the Skirball Museum and the California African American Museum in Los Angeles, California in 2009.
Cynthia was awarded an SF Bay Guardian GOLDIE Award for music as the lead singer for Blaktroniks in 2002. She has been featured as a performance poet at numerous events, most notably, the 20th anniversary of "This Bridge Called My Back," a feminist literary anthology. As apart of Kreatibo, she was awarded a Curve Magazine Theater Award for her writing and performance in "Dalagas and Tomboys: A Family Affair" at Bindlestiff Studios in San Francisco, California in 2005.
As DJ Uni, she hosted "Her Blu Majesty" on Peralta Colleges' 9thfloorradio.com internet radio show from 2008-2013, blending a soulful, melodic mix of musical genres and featured local talent. DJ Uni has been featured at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Eat Real Festival, Oakland Indie Awards, Impact HUB Oakland and held a DJ residency at Hotel Vitale in San Francisco, California.
Cynthia's diverse artistic background informs her ability to lead her team to create unique audio visual stories that express the heart of what each client's work brings to the community. We look forward to serving you!
Our clients range from educational institutions, organizations, small businesses, artists and entrepreneurs. Some of our wonderful past and current clients are: University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco, Museum of African Diaspora, la Pena Cultural Center, Salesforce, Apttus, Youth Speaks, Its Time Network, The Women's Building and more.
Video : Photo : DJ
Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia Area
Available for freelance and contract jobs
For all inquiries, please email us below.
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