Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Ask to see samples of their work. Ask for customer testimonials. Get everything in writing. Meet them face to face and ask them why you should hire them. Listen and go with your instincts.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. One word - Passion. Video production is not just a business for me, it is a passion of mine. When you are passionate about something it is an extension of who you are as an individual. That passion translates into quality, commitment, and pride. I want the customer to be truly satisfied with what I produce anything less is unacceptable.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I love the creative nature of my profession. I also enjoy working with people and helping them to achieve their vision; whether it is preserving memories for posterity or helping to promote their business. Video is unlike any other medium in its ability to move, persuade, inform and engage. When done right, with the professional touch, the potential for video is limitless.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. In this profession, you truly get what you pay for. There are many people that can turn a video camera on and press the record button, but that in no way qualifies them as an expert or ensures quality. Quality video production is the result of experience, passion, commitment, honesty, and integrity. To me it is important that the customer is satisfied and that we have a good working relationship. I do not believe in high pressure sales, or misleading clients. If I do not feel that I can provide the services that a customer is requesting, then I will be happy to refer them to someone that can.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. I have over 8 years of experience teaching video production. It is a passion of mine. While teaching, I produced several projects for people on the side. As I received more referrals, I decided to start Paragon Video Productions and devote more time to the business of videography and video editing.