Magic Mirror Photo Booth Sioux Falls

Magic Mirror Photo Booth [Selfie Booth]

Pinnacle Productions is proud to unveil their Magic Mirror Photo Booth. Also known as the Selfie Booth. This incredible mirror is interactive, engaging & takes incredible photos. Equipped with a DSLR camera and external strobe flash, the photos turn out amazing in all lighting settings. Clients can choose from various 4×6 or 2×6 photo print outs…and best of all everything can be custom brandedfor the client. The mirror itself can be branded, the printed photo & event a step & repeat backdrop. Watch the videos below to learn more about the new Magic Mirror Photo Booth! The first of it’s kind in Sioux Falls, SD.

Pinnacle Productions 2017 Wedding Wire Couple's Choice Award

2017 Wedding Wire Couple’s Choice Award

Pinnacle Productions Honored For Excellence With 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award®

Sioux Falls, SD – January 12, 2017 – WeddingWire, the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and event industry, announced {Enter Your Business Name} as a winner of the esteemed 2017 WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® for Wedding DJs in Sioux Falls, SD and the surrounding region!

The Couples’ Choice Awards recognize the top five percent of wedding professionals on WeddingWire who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness, and professionalism. The prestigious awards are given to the top local wedding professionals across more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Pinnacle Productions. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

DJ Chris Hintz DJ Times Pinnacle Productions

DJ Times: South Dakota DJ Goes Big

Our fearless leader Chris Hintz has the opportunity to sit down with DJ Times and tell the story of Pinnacle Productions. What an honor to be featured in this prestigious international DJ publication!

Sioux Falls, S.D. — Good thing Chris Hintz’s high-school principal knew he loved music. Otherwise, Hintz might have another career.

“I was a senior in high school and our principal asked if we could fill in for a DJ that cancelled last minute for our dance,” says Hintz. “We borrowed some home stereo equipment from my parents and some friends, and DJed my first party.”

Hintz says it wasn’t glamorous—or even good, for that matter. But watching the other students’ collective excitement when he played a sure-fire track was intoxicating.
Fast-forward to 2002 — the year he decided to start building a DJ business, while working a full-time job.

“Building a business 30 hours a week and managing a full-time career, which I was pretty damn good at, was challenging,” says Hintz, who opened Pinnacle Productions during that time. “The balancing act of family time, my responsibilities to my employer, and building a future for myself and my family were not easy.”

Hintz says the leap was scary, but after nearly four years he left his job to pursue DJing full-time. “It’s been 11 years,” he says, “and I haven’t missed working for anyone since.”

To start the business, he withdrew $2,000 from his 401K. “That was literally gone in five or six clicks of the mouse,” he says. “We also weren’t sure how we were going to be able to create connections with venues, bar management and ownership, and had no idea of how to sell to brides.”

So, how did Hintz overcome those challenges? “Perseverance, love and faith,” he says. “We felt like there was a genuine disconnect in the way many people approached the bridal and nightlife entertainment industry. We talked with many managers, many brides, and did our best to connect… to be real.”

Hintz also developed a relationship with his community bank, which helped finance the growth necessary to scale. It really helped in 2014, when Hintz acquired another DJ company, The Musical Edge.

“[Musical Edge owner] Jeff Meuzelaar and I had known each other for a couple years, had developed a friendship, and worked together in a couple different events and ventures,” says Hintz. “The thought process was to develop a deep talent pool to be better than one- or two-deep. In the multi-op world, it seems like there is one superstar and a bunch of subordinates.”

Hintz says the acquisition was a perfect fit: He credits Meuzelaar with being “insanely” talented in marketing, social media, and web. “He’s also an incredible promoter,” says Hintz, “and has developed relationships on a national level doing very high-end events for some very high-end clientele.”

Meanwhile, Hintz’s strengths are in the financial sector of the business, networking, and connecting with the bridal and corporate markets. Still, the acquisition created its own pressure, which Hintz calls “The three S’s”: Scaling, Staffing and Stress.

“When you’re building something, it’s so much bigger than one or two people,” he says. “You need to develop talent. You need to find ways to encourage growth, while respecting the differences we all have. You have a huge responsibility when you onboard employees. You have to consider every decision you make and how it affects others. Are you making the right investments? Are you scaling too quickly? Can you support the workload you’re carrying?”

The result has created a key differentiator for Hintz and team. “We have depth – 22 people that work with Pinnacle Productions,” he says. “We’re very flexible and cross-train our team to do everything. We develop talent internally, invest in workshops and training, and encourage them to be the best versions of themselves. We don’t like clones. We respect our people, we work hard to give them time off when needed, and we’re fortunate that they are passionate about our vision.”

Pinnacle DJs are trained to mix music in a number of environments—weddings, nightclubs, promoted parties, etc. The company averages 30 events a week in the Sioux Falls market, which Hintz refers to as one of the best in the nation. “Without a doubt,” he says. “We have some very talented people in our industry. Most of us have our egos in check, and work together to raise the bar across the board.”

Hintz believes that “raising the bar” is a consequence of the more you see, the more you perform, and the more you’re around different types of events, the better you can hone your skills. “I think specialization is great,” he says, “but I think it’s better to be great in more than one skill set.”

On the gear side, Pinnacle carries 15 full mobile systems that all use Serato DJ for playback. The PAs include systems from QSC Audio, JBL Professional and Electro-Voice. For lighting, Pinnacle mixes and matches effects from a variety of suppliers. “We use units from Chauvet, ADJ, Eternal Lighting, Blizzard—just depends on the right tool for the job,” he says. “For most of our weddings, we use totems and moving heads, along with uplighting. For our smaller bar events, we use the Chauvet GigBAR. For really large events, we’ll use anything from 10R moving heads, crowd blinders, and high-power lasers.”

Ask Hintz where he sees the future of his business, he answers by dialing back to the previous two years. “We have set some pretty lofty goals for our partnership’s first five years,” he says, “and honestly we’ve almost surpassed them in two years.”

By 2020, Hintz hopes to have a couple full-time office and sales managers, a team of 30-35 people, and double Pinnacle’s current sales.

Lofty goals, sure. “But we’ve got the foundation, the passion, and most importantly, the people,” he says. “You are nothing without the right people!”

Read the full story here.

Photo Credit: Greg & Larae

PINstudios | Sioux Falls Cinematography

We’re proud to announce that we’ve started PINstudios – a cinematography and videography company specializing in capturing your event. Contact us today to learn more about our packages and pricing!

Visit The PINstudios Website

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Ashley + Christian [Reception Highlights]

Style & The City [Fashion Show Highlights]

More Than A Fuel [30 Second Promo]

RFA 37 [Highlights]

Join Our Team! | Office Manager & Photo Booth Attendants

With a record setting 2015 under our belts, we are looking to expand our team at Pinnacle Productions!

Our current employment opportunities include:

Office Manager (Part-Time, with the opportunity for full-time employment)

Photo Booth Attendants (Part-Time weekends)

Office Manager | Overview

Pinnacle Productions, Inc. is currently hiring a part-time Office Manager with the potential for full-time employment. This position will report directly to the C.E.O. of the company. The position is available to start immediately.

The ideal candidate will be highly organized, outgoing, friendly and patient.

Hours & Scheduling

  • Flexible based on candidate’s availability
  • Suggested schedule: Monday – Friday with 4 hour – 6 hours daily
  • 20-30 hours a week part-time with the potential to grow into a full-time position

Please click here to view the PDF of the full Office Manager job description.

Photo Booth Attendant | Overview

Pinnacle Productions, Inc. is currently hiring part-time Photo Booth Attendants. The majority of the work will take place on Saturday evenings with some additional events occurring during the week and on Friday evenings.

The ideal candidate will be outgoing, organized, friendly and passionate about interacting with others.

Hours & Scheduling

  • Friday & Saturday events
  • 5-8 hours per event
  • Availability must be for a minimum of 2 Saturday evenings each month

Please click here to view the PDF of the full Photo Booth Attendant job description. 

How to Apply

To apply for these positions please email your resume to info@pinnacleprodj.com

Wedding Wire Couples’ Choice Award Winner for 2016

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Sioux Falls’s Own Pinnacle Productions Wins a WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award® for 2016!
Sioux Falls, SD – February 16th, 2016 – WeddingWire, the leading global online wedding marketplace, named Pinnacle Productions as a winner of the prestigious WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 for Wedding Entertainment in the United States!

The WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016 recognizes the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism. The esteemed awards are given to the top local wedding vendors in more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding florists, based on their professional achievements from the previous year.

While many industry award winners are selected by the host organization, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® winners are determined solely based on reviews from real newlyweds and their experiences working with Pinnacle Productions. Award-winning vendors are distinguished for the quality, quantity, consistency and timeliness of the reviews they have received from their past clients.

“We are thrilled to celebrate such a high-caliber, committed group of professionals for the Couples’ Choice Awards’® eighth year,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “We are proud to continue to serve as the industry leader, with over 2.5 million consumer and peer reviews, and feature award-winning merchants such as Pinnacle Productions who understands the impact reviews have on their successful businesses.”

As a Couples’ Choice Awards® winner, Pinnacle Productions is highlighted within the WeddingWire Network, which is comprised of more than 400,000 wedding professionals globally.

Pinnacle Productions is proud to be one of the top Wedding Entertainment in Sioux Falls in the WeddingWire Network. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. We value all of our clients and truly appreciate the positive feedback that helped us earn the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Awards® 2016.

For more information about Pinnacle Productions, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at Wedding Wire – Pinnacle Productions

To learn more about the Couples’ Choice Awards®, please visit www.weddingwire.com/couples-choice-awards.

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 2.5 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 14 countries in North America, Latin America and Europe, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Casamentos.com.br, Matrimonio.com and more. The company employs more than 650 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.

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