We had the good fortune of connecting with Phil Vigeant and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Phil, is there a quote or affirmation that’s meaningful to you?
“What one man can do another can do.” from the movie “The Edge” . It always get me motivate when I face a challenge I have no idea how I will solve. Self doubt is a hard thing to overcome . Knowing other have gone before you and were able to not only survive but prosper always inspires me to take on challenge.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
My business is about people that use Super 8 & 16mm film . They want to use film for its creative potential and my company is there to assist them. It was built one satisfied customer at a time over 40 years . One of the greatest challenge was in 2012 the overall market for most film applications converted to digital . Most of my competitors were forced out of business but we were able to reposition ourselves with new applications and utilizing digital resources to continue successfully supporting the use of film.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Universal City is always on my to show list. Its good entertainment and gives my guest some insight into the world of filmmaking that we spend our lives living. For an extended stay its fun to go Horse Back riding up to the Hollywood Sign. , have dinner on Melrose, catch a show at the Pantageous , a day at the Beach , Santa Barbara or New Port ( Crystal Cove). There are some cool museums like the LA Brea Tar pits, The Peterson Auto Museum , Going to the Hollywood Bowl , a Movie at the Cinemarama Dome or any IMAX theatre. Magic at the Magic Castle ( Don’t forget your Tie) . Horse racing at Santa Anita then out to one of the Tiawan dumpling restaurents , So many great restaurants for every culture. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My wife Rhonda.

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Noella Vigeant

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