About Production Company Denver
Yellow Gal High Definition was founded in 2009 to provide high quality video services and produce local programming. Our small, tenacious, and experienced team launched a video production company during one of the most challenging economic times in history. Though it has taken some time for the local and national economy to rebuild, YGHD has seen steady and substantial growth.
Year-to-year, YGHD’s revenues are doubling. The company is quickly becoming an industry leader in the production of local television programming. From providing tips and tricks for successful gardening and harvesting in your local climate, and expert cooking advice from chefs in your own city to helping organizations like the Colorado Symphony get their Fourth of July concert and fireworks spectacular on the air, YGHD is working with partners to put together high quality, compelling shows. Our services are affordable and our staff is easy to work with.
Our goal is to provide high quality video services. Our specialty is local television programming. Our team knows how to source the products and venues, find the on-air talent, promote programming and place quality productions on the air. Our Denver-based company has expanded our reach beyond Colorado. YGHD-produced programming can be seen in several major television markets such as Denver, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Chicago and in Atlanta, Seattle and Minneapolis starting in 2013. We are on target to have local shows in America’s top 30 TV markets by 2015.
While locally produced television shows are our specialty, we offer a wide range of services. From video production consultation, documentary videos to short web marketing videos, YGHD’s expertise can help you maximize your message and your budget. We offer services in various price points (from $500 to $500,000). Customer service is important to us. We communicate with our clients throughout the project and stay on deadline and on budget.
About our team:
Blaine Howerton, Co-Founder & Executive Producer
A Colorado native, Blaine Howerton got his start as a broadcast television news photojournalist. He has worked in local news in Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado and Salt Lake City, Utah. He started his career at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado) running the student television station. From there, he worked his way through the region pursuing his love of storytelling and the adrenaline rush of live, local news. After many years covering local news on deadline, he made the switch to production and management. These days, Howerton spends far less time speeding (just an expression) through town gathering video and sound bites and more time as a local and national award-winning executive producer and videographer.
In 2009, Howerton founded Yellow Gal High Definition (YGHD) with Whei Wong, a former television news reporter, and Nick Arnold. Howerton has helped launch dozens of television shows that air weekly in the Denver area and other cities. His shows have garnered four nationally recognized Telly Awards and seven awards from the Colorado Broadcaster’s Association.
In his free time, Howerton turns to still photography. He, his wife and two young boys enjoy many adventures in the mountains of Colorado and exploring the beautiful country.
Nick Arnold, Co-Founder & Chief Editor
Nick Arnold has always had a love for film and telling stories through video. Arnold attended the Colorado Film School earning a degree in Writing and Directing for film.
In 2009, Arnold co-founded Yellow Gal High Definition (YGHD) with Blaine Howerton and Whei Wong. Arnold is a videographer and editor and has worked on numerous award-winning television shows. He is the Chief Editor on the company’s DigIn (garden to table) shows. He also is the technical director for Moblie Studio 1.
A Colorado native, Nick Arnold enjoys sharing the wonderful stories of the people and places in his home state. His greatest story to date is the one that continues to unfold through his young family.
Whei Wong, Co-Founder & Executive Producer
“Take me somewhere. Show me something.” Those sage words left an indelible impression on Whei Wong early in her career as a television news reporter. The opportunity to inform and educate the public kept Wong in the news industry for many years. Meeting interesting people and telling colorful stories through video and sound were what kept her happy. Wong is an award-winning storyteller, host and producer who has honed her craft working in Washington, D.C., Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina, Savannah, Georgia, Hartford, Connecticut and Denver, Colorado.
Having grown up on the east coast in Northern Virginia, Wong was exposed to the rich culture of a diverse population, the beauty of the Atlantic Coast and hustle and bustle of government, financial and business industries. She brings her vast experiences to the table in planning and strategizing new shows and idea concepts, writing and marketing.
As a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill grad, Wong is an avid Tar Heels basketball fan. Go Heels! Whei Wong grew up traveling the world. Her goal is to explore the world – meeting interesting people, enjoying beautiful sights and eating (lots of) wonderful food – with her husband and two young boys.
Tristan Ringering: Videographer
Capturing stories and putting them in a visual medium is my passion. Thankfully, I am blessed to have been born into a unique place in history allowing me to follow that dream and share these stories with a global audience.
As an inspired creative, I find myself being pulled in many directions and pursuing a variety of interests which include filmmaking, broadcast and internet television, documentary education, music, design, the great outdoors, world travel and much more.I hail from the beautiful and enchanting Pacific Northwest. Olympia, Washington to be more accurate. I fell in love with the magic of video creation at a young age while tinkering with a portable CD player and Dad’s shoulder mounted Panasonic VHS camcorder to create my own movies WITH a soundtrack. Proper computer software was a mystery and a luxury I did not have.
It wasn’t until a few years after graduating high school that life brought me to the Mile High City where I studied Digital Filmmaking & Video Production at The Art Institute of Colorado. After several false starts in the struggling Colorado industry following the Great Recession of 2008, I finally broke through and managed to begin building my own story as a filmmaker. Somewhere along the line while hitting walls in the film and video industry, I jumped into the music industry. After all, the need for a creative outlet knows no bounds. One thing led to another and I have had the great privilege of sharing the stage with some of the finest musicians from Colorado and beyond as the most tumultuous member of Denver’s budding rock outfit, Red Fox Run. That would be the drummer, a position which I still hold. After working the freelance video market for some time, Nick Arnold gave me a call and asked if I was interested in a position with Yellow Gall High Definition. The decision hardly needed a second thought.
Since late 2012 I have been meticulously piecing together stories that tell the tales of the local everyman from hobbyists to CEOs, from the west coast to the east. It’s been a wild ride so far and I can’t wait to see what comes next.
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