"Vid-smith’s professional guidance and creative attitude helped us produce a high quality information tool that will be used by schools all over Washington State." — Linda Cowan – Director, Whatcom Tech Prep Consortium
"Thanks for the superb work on our company video. It's doing a great job of representing us the way we want to be seen. We appreciate how you worked with us to create exactly what we wanted." — David Arcese - President, Northern Lights Expeditions
"Across the country people watch these videos and they are wow'ed, wow'ed, wow'ed! More than any of our other materials, your videos inspire people to know what's possible and your work absolutely has led to change in dozens and dozens and dozens of other places in North America - let alone continued to motivate all of us locally. Thank you, thank you, thank you!" — Michelle Long, BALLE Executive Director (Business Alliance for Local Living Economies)
"Over the course of 10 years working with Lars, he has helped us create a legacy of impact with companies seeking to better understand their customers. He’s exquisitely professional, highly creative, and brings deep caring and engagement to his videography and editing. We love his work and so do our clients!" —Norman Stolzoff, Founder and President, Ethnographic Insight, Inc.
“I started working with Vid-smith in 2002 to capture the essence of the Bellingham Traverse multi-sport race- which was no small task to accomplish. That was the beginning of our trusting working relationship and successive friendship. Over the past two decades, we have worked exclusively with Lars to create (and update) both short and long form videos for a variety of media promotions for the events we host. The luxury of having his vast industry experience paired with his casual personality makes for a great combination of somebody to work with. He produces media assets that we are proud to share with the public as the most comprehensive means to share our story.” — Todd Elsworth, Executive Director, Recreation Northwest.org
"Whether I’m looking for a quick clip for social media, new ideas on how to tell the student story, or a video that reinforces the importance of giving, I know I can count on Lars to deliver a high-quality product."
“Lars is a man of many faces, which is why he can make any face look good on camera. He’s worked in so many formats that he’s always able to come up with a helpful suggestion on how to turn a shot list into a story. But what makes it a pleasure working with him is how he is able to put (often amateur) talent at ease so they look natural delivering their lines. As a director/producer, I enjoy our give and take, and will grudgingly admit he’s usually right (but don’t tell him that). — Michael Grossman, MichaelsMarc
"These videos are making an impact. We’ve received incredibly positive feedback from students and community members about our latest videos. The videos tell a story and make students and staff proud to be part of WCC."
—Marisa Ellis, Whatcom Community College marketing director
“I really enjoy working with Lars Kongshaug at Vid-smith Video Production. Lars understands budgets and always delivers high-quality products to help tell his clients’ stories. He’s helped Bellingham Public Schools with numerous videos over the years. Whether the purpose of the video is to explain big system changes in bell times or math curriculum, or to highlight a special program, student or staff member, his work has an amazing way of evoking emotion and giving purpose. He’s responsive and helpful, and it’s a bonus that he’s fun and an all-around great guy.”-- Jacqueline Brawley, Communications & Community Relations Executive Director, Bellingham Public Schools