GSA CONTRACT NUMBER GS-23F-0074P
Armando Almanza, a native Texan, began his professional career as a photographer and editor in Austin, Texas. His work covering the 1984 Mexico City earthquake brought critical acclaim. Since then, he has won many awards for his work as a photographer, editor and producer, including numerous Emmy and Telly awards. Over the course of a career that has spanned twenty-five years he has covered international events including the Clinton-Yeltsin summit, Presidents Reagan, Bush, and Clinton, as well as other heads of state. He traveled to Israel to cover the funeral of Yitzhak Rabin. His work has taken him all over the world including locations such as Hong Kong, Singapore, and Indonesia.
ARMANDO ALMANZA, PRESIDENT
In 1994 Mr. Almanza founded Ventana Productions. Ventana Productions is a full service video production facility with offices in Washington, DC and New York. As one of the fastest growing production facilities in the Mid-Atlantic region, Ventana Productions has assembled a creative and experienced staff of photographers, editors, graphic artists, and producers. Ventana has continued to grow as advances in technology have shaped the industry. The company offers services in all areas of video production including videography, producing, writing, editing and graphic design.
Ventana Productions currently has 35 full time employees. Washington, DC serves as its headquarters. As President and Senior Producer of Ventana Productions, Mr. Almanza has built one of the most successful production companies in the Washington Metropolitan area. Mr. Almanza has surrounded himself with a dedicated team of creative professionals who can accommodate the needs of a wide variety of clients. Some of his clients include National Geographic, BBC, VISA International, Honeywell, Blackboard, Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide, A&E, MTV, Life-time Television for Women, Hill & Knowlton, Porter Novelli, and Ketchum Public Relations.
Ventana continues to expand its capabilities. In 2011 staffing services were added to its repertoire of offerings. Ventana’s production facility compliments its two staffing contracts with the Census Bureau and The Administrative Offices of the US Courts. Ventana’s operations desk enables them to qualify freelance and permanent talent for daily and long term staffing requests for its government and private sector clients. In 2014 webcasting services were introduced further enhancing our production capabilities. In 2015 Ventana will partner with The Columbia School of Broadcasting to offer production workshops for aspiring communications professionals. The workshops will offer training and continuing education in script writing, photography, editing and producing.
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