Meet The Face Behind Victory Studios
I’m Conrad Denke, the proud owner of Victory Studios.
I look forward to sharing my story. I hope that you will enjoy getting to know me better.
I grew up watching movies and discovered that telling entertaining stories with moving images was attractive and compelling. I also had a passion for music, so during my teenage years, I formed a successful band in the Seattle area.
My fascination with entertainment inspired me to attend the University of Washington and major in television communications. I was soon introduced to my first production job with KCTS TV, while on campus.
After graduating, I joined the United States Air Force and spent the next four years as a cameraman filming in Asia and capturing footage at the end of the Vietnam war, which proved an eye-opener.
After returning to Seattle, I worked for an upcoming film company. However, after five years, I realized that I wanted to run my own company. So, on nothing but a prayer, I started American Production Services in my home in 1973.
It eventually evolved into Victory Studios and over the course of time, I transitioned from motion picture films to today’s sophisticated digital landscape. Consequently, the company has everything required for video production under one roof.
I have expanded our services to offer a full production rental capability, sound stages, audio mixing, digital and film transfer services, and computer graphics. Besides, there are three audio facilities in my building, which provide greater synergy for my clients.
Empowering clients is the most rewarding part of running my business, and I pride myself on maintaining great relationships by fulfilling their video production needs. I also enjoy making fast decisions and molding the company with twelve unifying principles.
These values include committing to excellence, respecting individuals, being customer-driven, exhibiting high integrity, building self-esteem, and growing profitably. Besides, maintaining open communications, building teamwork, Developing innovation, encouraging personal development, managing time well, and promoting loyalty.
I also attribute my success in maintaining low overheads and employing great employees who work hard every day. Their dedication has led to many memorable moments over the years.
One of the most satisfying moments was when my enterprise led the country and the world in the production of high definition video. This opportunity came about after Sony designated my firm as one of two facilities in the United States to introduce high definition production for cameras through to postproduction.
It allowed me to liaise with the greatest filmmakers of my generation, including Robert Rodriguez, James Cameron, John Landis, and many others. I also got to work with major broadcast and cable networks like ABC and HBO.
When I am not producing videos, I love playing the banjo - bluegrass style. I also enjoy creating videos on subjects that mean a lot to me.
Through my videos, I want to help people understand the importance of freedom and free enterprise. I also hope that all people can participate in the beautiful results that come from organizing our world along the principles expressed through our founding fathers.
I have enjoyed sharing my story about the things which matter to me and how they influence the way I do business.
If you or someone you know could benefit from my expertise as a video production professional in Seattle, I invite you to get in touch. Please visit my website at www.victorystudios.com.