There are creatives in communication who can build relationships, trust and rapport with companies; then cultivate that interaction to produce visual messaging to generate revenue for all involved.
Scott Bogunia is one of those creatives, and driving results through collaboration is what StormLabs is all about. Scott radiates passion for creating quality promotion that benefits his customers. He works with clients from conception through completion, creating content that returns positive results and measurable outcomes.
“Good promotion should return predictable results,” says Scott. “Otherwise, it’s just guess work, and that can unfortunately become expensive mis-steps in today’s economy.”
Whether creating image building advertising and promotional content, lensing impactful catalog photography or producing compelling corporate headshots, StormLabs creates visual communication clients need.
A digital effects artist by training, Scott worked his way up through Hollywood’s creative chain-of-command from: on-line commercial editor; to cinematic special effects compositing artist; to digital effect supervisor for the commercial and episodic industries.
Earning his BS in journalism from Ohio University and his MBA from California State in marketing, Scott spent more than a decade honing his visual communications skills. He’s won awards on campaigns for Fortune 500 companies such as Coors, Gatorade, Honda and Panasonic. He’s also earned BDA Gold Awards for promotions for networks such as NBC and CBS.
Sponsored by Photoflex, Scott uses their light in studio to paint his still images with his wireless mobile photography studio. He also uses Canon cameras with L-glass lens to record everything hi-res digital, or Mamiya cameras to create medium format film negative for old school purposes.
Compositing is done on platforms best suited for the project, whether its consumer based DOS software or professional grade Linux or UNIX compositing systems for film, hi-def or 4K work. (Click the StormLabs logo at the bottom to view Scott’s live-action demo reel.)
What People Say About Scott
Executive Director, United Chambers of Commerce
“The United Chambers of Commerce (UCC) works with Scott Bogunia, and his design company StormLabs, not because his photography is outstanding, and his demeanor is always professional. That’s a given. We work with him because he’s always raising-the-bar to create content that deserves applause. I have worked with many other photographers in my 25+ years of event planning and Scott always blows me away with his creativity and the things he can do to a photograph.
For instance, instead of taking simple group snapshots, to document Mayor Garcetti with the various Valley Chambers of Commerce, at the prestigious Mayor’s Luncheon. Scott creates distinguished portraits, using banks of studio light, while placing everyone in front of large grey backgrounds. Then, in post afterwards, he composites those hi-res group photos into regal library settings, making the Mayoral portraits extra special, and the occasion truly memorable.
(See the Before/After section of this website for the Calabasas Chamber portrait with Mayor Garcetti. Scott produced this for us at the Marriott Hotel in Woodland Hills.)
That’s why the UCC works with Scott, and gladly recommends him to anyone in need of quality photography, design and branding—to step up their promotional game. Scott, and StormLabs, delivers—above expectation!
I am also happy to speak directly if you like.
Sincerely, Marian Jocz
President, U.S. Photon Services, Inc.
“We brought Scott Bogunia in to work his StormLabs’ magic on our latest linear accelerator, and make our rather large industrial installation look amazing—photographically.
That’s all the direction Scott needed. He turned the dark, shielded, grungy work environment into his own professional photo studio. Equipped with his wireless mobile photo system, Scott made our beloved red accelerator, and all its facets and components, look incredible, shot after shot. We were speechless. If you’re interested in taking your branding or promotion to the next level—give Scott a call. He’s your man. ”
Michael Hadley, MPP
Government Affairs Officer, Western Municipal Water District
“Scott is a visionary - to say he's good at branding just doesn't quite go far enough. He worked on a project with us at The Valley Economic Alliance setting up a "studio" here in our offices to help our Board of Governors, and other businesses we assist, receive amazing-quality head shots.
Scott went above and beyond to make our clients feel like stars and the project a huge success. But what's even more noteworthy about Scott is his level of genuine interest to use his skills to help other people. If you're considering using his photographic or digital design skills for your own special project; look no further - Scott's your guy.”
President, Emerald Pictures International
“I've known Scott Bogunia for twelve years and have engaged him in a number of creative projects. In addition to each experience being positive, I’ve found Scott’s work ethic to always be professional and thorough. He also does not waste time getting to the core of what is needed during plan and job execution, no matter the difficulty.
Although each project unique, Scott never fails to overcome the issues that arise during the creative process, while delivering first-class work. Add to that his easy demeanor and level-headed calm under fire, and it’s easy for me to say Scott is the kind of man you want on your side, when business projects encounter their twists and turns, inevitable in today’s complex world of communication.”
“I’ve worked with Scott and his design firm StormLabs for seven years. He’s created countless show promotions and CD packages for me and my musical work. I collaborate with Scott because I can give him a project’s vision and title—and he’ll conceive, produce and return promotional collateral that’s always on point, exceeding expectation.
I work in the music business arranging songs, show performance and band orchestration. I need someone to create visual content, that understands my show’s destination and tone. I also want someone that can work independently, from conception to finished product, so I can fully concentrate on my musical passions.
If you can use a communications producer like that too. I wholeheartedly say Scott’s your guy. Plus, Scott’s great to work with. He’s cool, calm and collected. In my business, being professional under the inevitable pressures that occur, is invaluable.
Sincerely, Jeanne Page
“Scott did an amazing job with our staff photos which we use for our Outlook and LinkedIn profiles.
After seeing the quality of the finished product, two of our sister Westfield offices also had their corporate headshots done with him.
You can tell Scott has a passion for his profession and it's evident in his great work. I highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of a top quality photographer.”
Manager/Associate Director of Training, Defy Aging Solutions
“Scott was wonderful to work with. He helped our company create a more professional looking website with matching team portraits. Our whole team loves his headshots which were fast and efficient. I highly recommend Scott as a photographer for any of your work.”