Owner & Creative Director
Ari Golocovsky has been creating cutting edge videos and dynamic digital memories almost since he was old enough to pick up his father’s primitive video camera. With friends and family members serving as his cast and crew, Ari began making movies—movies of ever increasing complexity and sophistication. His love for telling stories with a camera quickly grew from pastime to passion.
Following five years of service as a decorated U.S. Marine and combat veteran, Ari went to work for a video production company catering to an elite clientele in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. There he quickly established himself as a major talent: turning his initial project—a simple photo montage—into an engaging and emotionally moving, digital display. He didn’t just present a series of random pictures, he created a compelling narrative that brought the memories and magic moments contained in said photos vividly to life.
With more and more of his firm’s elite clients requesting his special brand of magic, Ari quickly rose from videographer and editor to become the company’s senior creative producer. He then used his new position to create his most popular and innovative product: Personal Movies. Much more than just another personalized video product, it’s an experience. Under Ari’s leadership, a highly skilled team of video professionals create a short screenplay based on the client’s life—or how he or she would like their life to be: all for humorous effect. A director then meets with the client in his or her home to conduct a professional rehearsal. This is closely followed by a Hollywood style day of shooting that gives the “star” a once in-a-lifetime movie making experience.
Storylines have included secret agent films, thrilling biographies, MTV music videos, and even personalized love stories that dramatically recreate a bride and groom’s entire relationship: from initial attraction to pending matrimony—and beyond. The completed personal movie is then presented on a big screen to a select audience of the “star’s” family and friends at an event of their choosing: usually a major birthday, wedding, or other significant milestone. Personal movies are always a highlight of any event, generating laughter, joy, envy, enthusiastic applause, and requests for additional copies to distribute to family and friends.
In June 2007 Ari founded Reel -N- Motion, dedicated to scaling even greater heights of creativity and customer service and satisfaction. His loyal clients quickly followed, eager to continue entrusting him with the dynamic digital preservation of their most precious personal events.