Video production and storytelling continues to be our passion for over a combined 30 years. We understand the power of visual stories and know how they can move people. Years of opportunity telling unique and compelling video stories about Western New York organizations making a positive difference for others has inspired us to pursue our passion for creating videos that inspire positive change.
Mark Blaszak began his career in video production in 2002 at a local news station. As a photojournalist for 6 years, Mark captured and produced stories all over Western New York and won numerous National Press Photographers Awards and Associated Press Awards.
In 2008 he started working for the Buffalo Sabres as the team videographer. He was one of the first in the NHL to travel with the team to produce and capture video content for the website and TV broadcast.
Jason Holler started his career in 2003 at Full Circle Studios where he created corporate videos for businesses through Western New York.
In 2007, Jason formed Holler Media Productions as an alternative means of video production to the WNY business community. Holler Media provided professional and creative video productions for clients at a competitive and affordable price.
In 2011 Jason joined the Buffalo Sabres as a video editor and producer. This is where he met and started collaborating with Mark, who had just created and was producing the popular feature series Beyond Blue and Gold, a behind the scenes, all access series about the Buffalo Sabres. The series continues today and has evolved to Beyond Blue and Red, focusing on the Buffalo Bills. Combined, the series have over 2 million views on YouTube.
In 2014 Mark and Jason transitioned to leadership roles at Pegula Sports and Entertainment. There they lead a creative video team while at the same time continuing to shoot and produce video features, commercials and content for the Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Bandits, Rochester Americans, Black River Entertainment, New Era Cap and the University of Buffalo. Together Jason and Mark have won 10 New York State Emmy Awards.
In 2020 Jason and Mark created UpLifter Video LLC to further pursue their passion for telling quality, inspiring stories.