Recently we were interviewed by VoyageKC, an online magazine that highlights the extraordinary life stories in Kansas City. The interview reminded me of so many memories since I started my filmmaking career. The article is live now!
Stephanie with VoyageKC: Today we’d like to introduce you to Steve Yang.
Hi Steve, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstory with our readers?
I am the owner/ filmmaker of Moontage Films. I came to the United States and pursued my filmmaking dream in 2008. After graduated from the Academy of Art University in 2012, I received some wedding companies looking for videographers & editors in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
During that time, I crazily learning and filming weddings every weekend in Bay Area and LA. By doing almost 50 weddings per year, it brought me so much experience for my future style built-up. Thanks to my experience in Cali, I brought the Hollywood style to the Kansas City wedding market, which offered brides different styles compared with the other wedding videographers. I am glad that I chose KC because we have a strong wedding community and every vendor helps each other. What made me love Kansas City is we have many wedding vendor social networking events every month that I knew people quickly. We have a “Wedding” Academy Awards every year that all the wedding vendors nominate their best vendor in each category (ex. Best photographer, Best Planner, etc.). Moontage Films was proudly awarded as 2019 Best Wedding Videographer in Kansas City!
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
The hard part for us is to find a unique style compared with other videographers. It was not easy in the beginning for sure. I was fortunate to work and learn from many different companies and looked for my own style. Language is also a challenge as English is my second language.
Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
Moontage Films is one of the leading cinematography & videography services in Kansas City area and Destination Weddings. Specializing in Love Stories, Weddings, Business and Event Films, our subject is you.
Our owner & videographer, Steve Yang calls his style as “Music Montage”, which brings your emotion with the rhythm, images, and voiceover. Moon is how we describe the wedding, as a symbol of love, a happy ending, and a new journey!
2019 Wed KC – Kansas City Wedding Vendor Choice Awards Winner
2020 Kansas City Engaged – Spotlight Awards
2021 WeddingRule.com – Editor’s Choice Awards Winner
The crisis has affected us all in different ways. How has it affected you and any important lessons or epiphanies you can share with us?
Oh, I had many brides postponed their weddings to 2021 due to COVID… I am still blessed that we all moved on to this year. I actually learned how to create a COVID version of wedding films, lol. I made a film with the father of the bride’s speech to tell how hard to make a wedding during COVID, haha. Link below:
Original article link: https://voyagekc.com/interview/inspiring-conversations-with-steve-yang-of-moontage-films/