Howard Coleman of Distinctive Video

Hi, I’m Howard of Distinctive Video. I’ve always loved storytelling, whether it was my previous career as a history, psychology and video teacher or presently, as a digital storyteller — capturing your best memories and making them come alive.

Having kept up over the years with the changing technology of DSLR and cinema cameras as well as being a creative editor, Distinctive Video has the skill, the drive and the passion to capture your story.

When not teaching or doing video, you can find me somewhere outdoors in Tahoe or Reno — riding bikes, paddle boarding, or playing the guitar. I feel blessed to live here and be able to create special memories. 

Why video?

Visual storytelling allows you to re-live all your special moments. Nothing brings you back to that exact moment than re-experiencing the mood, sounds and emotion of your life’s most special moments with video. While photos preserve a split second, video captures every detail; your best friend’s toast at your weddingyour husband’s laugh in an anniversary videoyour grandmother’s smile in a legacy video.

Preserve the moment to illustrate all the highlights with visual storytelling. Remember your mom’s favorite dance? Or the way your grandfather talked? Video lets you re-create life’s most precious memories at this instant, forever.

Visual storytelling is the only way to pause, rewind and press play on the moments that must be remembered. Record your experiences in time to share with your present loved ones and future generations to come; they will thank you. Let’s capture memories that will last a lifetime, together.


Take the opportunity to relive one of the best moments of your life. Your first dance, first kiss as a married couple, your friends and family enjoying your special day; it’s all too important to miss.

Special Events

From anniversaries and corporate events to Bar Mitzvahs and Quinceañeras, we want to capture your special moments in time. Contact us today for how we can capture your most precious events through visual storytelling.

Legacy Video

Time waits for no one, until now. Share the gift of your life story with visual storytelling: your hopes, goals and memories with your children, grandchildren and future generations to come. Let’s get started on your legacy video today.


We added this service late in our wedding planning so it was not in our original budget. It was the best money spent, and we have a wonderful memory now of our daughter’s wedding! It’s something that still photographs alone can’t capture. Howard was wonderful and did an excellent job! He was kind, thoughtful and captured moments we wouldn’t have thought of. We’re so glad we decided to have a video made, and even more glad we hired Howard!

–Cheryl -

“I have worked with Howard for about ten years. I have found him to be very professional and a true team player, which is very important when working weddings. Viewing a sample of his work, the beauty of the video brought tears to my eyes. I highly recommend Howard to any wedding couple.”
–Karen Linsley – Image Angels Photography

“Howard has a very easy-going, calm demeanor which is extremely important at a wedding. He also covers every moment of the wedding day, which makes for wonderful video coverage. We enjoy working with him.”
–Beata and Erik Jarvis – Jarvis Photography

“I wanted to let you know how happy we are with the video. You did an awesome job and captured everything! I would highly recommend you to anybody looking for a videographer…. Feel free to use me as a reference. Watching your video made me laugh and made me cry. It was perfect.”
–Rashelle Stark

“We just received the video yesterday and were up till 2 a.m. watching it. You did a fantastic job and Julia and I could not be more pleased. Definitely, if we know any weddings coming up we will absolutely recommend you. Again, thanks… it turned out better than we could have imagined!”
–Jon and Julia Wildenradt

Tahoe wedding kiss

Happily Ever After