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Home & Business Services Unlimited

Tewksbury, MA

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About Home & Business Services Unlimited

hired 23 times on Thumbtack

We offer first class video production services, including planning, scriptwriting, shooting, editing, duplication and distribution. We shoot all kinds of events, graduations, dance recitals, corporate videos, business promos, college lectures, sports and much more. Current promotion is "99 Reasons" where you can get a 60-90 second video spot/ad for your website, facebook page, youtube, or tv advertising, for just $99.00. Can't beat this deal.

See samples at our YouTube channel (kcvisuals).

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Tewksbury, MA 01876

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  • 5/5 stars September 1, 2014

    We were able to hire Michael right at the last minute to videotape our wedding. We were very pleased with his professionalism and prices. He had our videos to us quickly and really went above and beyond to help us capture footage of our big day. We are so happy we were able to book him in time! We highly recommend him!

  • 5/5 stars August 12, 2014

    We were so very pleased with Mike's work. He filmed a funeral service for a dear friend with less than 24 hour notice. The film is high quality and captures the event perfectly. He is prompt and professional, and also quick to respond on email and phone. He was unobtrusive at the service. We are grateful to have found Mike to capture this moment for us.

  • 5/5 stars August 4, 2014

    Mike was very professional and an absolute breeze to work with. After reading other positive reviews of his and seeing his videos on the Thumbtack site, I felt confident that he would be able to successfully complete our task. We are a pharmaceutical company that was looking for a videographer to record a 1.5 hour managers meeting in our Cambridge office. This meeting will be used for training purposes for any future hires. Mike came early and was fully prepared, he taped the session with 2-cameras, made the appropriate edits (which included inserting PowerPoint slides within the video) and swiftly turned around our finished product within 5 days. I highly recommend using Mike and will certainly use him again in the future!

  • 5/5 stars May 20, 2014

  • 5/5 stars May 20, 2014

    Michael has been great to work with! Very professional and always willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done right! Each client he has worked with has been very pleased with his work!

  • 5/5 stars April 7, 2014

    In a word - EXCELLENT. Michael was everything we could have hoped for: responsive, professional, competitively priced, and truly committed to giving us a first-rate product. We couldn't have asked for more, and highly recommend him to anyone looking for a quality videographer.

  • 5/5 stars April 6, 2014

    We discovered just two days before our event that we would have enough money to hire someone to tape some of the sessions. It was a real scramble, but Mike made it all happen, despite not getting much guidance from the organizers who were completely absorbed with the logistics of the event.

    Ours was an unconference with some outstanding speakers. Our goal was to have videos for each 30 minute presentation that were very watchable, and Mike really came through, shooting with three cameras, editing in the slides, and putting it together in a very nice package that we were able to post and share with others.

    Mike was easy to work with throughout, understood our tight budget, delivered a high-quality product that we're proud to show off.

    Highly recommended.

  • 5/5 stars February 20, 2014

    Michael was very easy to work with and kept in touch through the process by email. He asked a lot of questions to make sure he understood exactly what we wanted, and then delivered it. He's very professional and obviously has been doing this for many years. I have already recommended him to other people.

  • 5/5 stars February 17, 2014

    Easy set up and cordination. The quality of the video was excellent and the finished product was handed over in a short turn around! Would use his expertise again and would definitely recommend his services.

  • 5/5 stars February 17, 2014

    I was initially overwhelmed with the project of scheduling and shooting videos of 16 of our doctors and providers. But working with Mike was extremely easy--his flexibility and low-key professionalism made the entire project come together easily over 4 separate shooting days. He put the subjects at ease which allowed them to talk easily about their passion for medicine. I am happy to have found such a great resource for future video projects.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. They vary so much, but live events are very much a part of what I have been doing for 33 years.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. Shot and editing a Million dollar property for a local real estate company

Shot a 9 hour business conference for TV Worldwide

Shot a video and testimonials for the sponsors of a Make A Wish Foundation fundraiser

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Look at work, don't always go with lowest price, and trust your instincts.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Fill the frame to make the picture more pleasing. Don't overstate things, let the pictures and sound tell the story.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. I am not inexpensive, but I am very fairly priced for a seasoned professional

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. I am a talented writer, shooter, and editor. I can produce your video creatively, technically excellent, and at affordable rates.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Bringing peoples creative vision to life.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. How long have you been doing this? 33 years. Why should I choose you? Because, your success is our success.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. Shooting video from a helicopter is a trip!

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. It is rewarding, but very time intensive.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. Always have been shooting film and video since I was very young.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. Shot a series of interviews and and conference speakers in a very hectic and busy day. Look great on client's website.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. I do all kinds of IT and video related studies.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. Shooting raw "better than film quality" video is now available with Canon DSLRs, the pictures are amazing, but for video use still limited somewhat by the camera and lenses. Once they make it more usable for mobile and long length events, everything is going to look like hollywood!

Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.

A. The most recent Thumbtack project I shot was a Prep School hockey game, for the father of one of its players. It cost $375 and took about 5 hours, between travel and game time.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. No complications. $375 shoot half days, $675 full days, and $60/hour editiing.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. Learn how to run a business as well as produce video.,

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. Creative intelligence.

Q. What are you currently working on improving?

A. My marketing and business skills.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. What is the hardest part of the business? Marketing, consistently finding new customers.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. Why are your prices the way they are? It takes reasonable hourly and daily rates to sustain a business.

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