Illusion Media Works

Mckinney, TX

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

What sets me apart is my exceptional experience in video production that ranges from creating small web videos all the way up to producing feature films released world wide and broadcast television. This along with my exceptional reliability, customer service and creativity.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

What I enjoy about the work is it's something new every day and I love all aspects of filming and being creative and interacting with clients and ultimately helping people tell their story and realize their vision.

Location

Mckinney, TX 75070

Years in business

19

Number of employees

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

59

Reviews

24 Reviews
  • Lauren R. May 25, 2017
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    We could not have been happier working with Jay. He was polite, professional and the videos turned out better than we even imagined. Can't recommend him more highly.
  • Latrice S. May 21, 2017
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Very professional.
  • Elizabeth S. May 7, 2017
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Great!
  • Daniel M. Dec 21, 2016
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Our Proposal Video
    The finished product was more than I could ask for. Immediately once I told Jay the song I wanted on my video I had it the same day. His work is amazing! My fiance and I are extremely happy with his work. Pricing is great. He also ended up spending more time with us than expected. I will definitely be using Jay for our wedding.
  • Jonathan Y. Dec 20, 2016
    Corporate Videography
    Verified Review
    Flexible, Friendly, and Professional
    Jay was very professional. He took all the ideas that I had for my promotional video and was able to come up with something that showcased my performance in a great way. The work that Jay did exceeded my expectations and I am very pleased with the result. I will look to hire Jay in the future when I need more work done.
  • Ken B. Jun 21, 2016
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Jay was easy to work with, very professional. Made the experience stress free!
  • Maddie G. May 27, 2016
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    kindergarten graduation ceremony. Jay was terrific because he listened to his customer and even better offered solutions and executed well.
  • Rachel L. May 12, 2016
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
  • Jennifer K. Mar 29, 2016
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Wonderful job!! Can't wait to see the finished product!!
  • Louie S. Mar 22, 2016
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    I am a video producer based in San Diego, and I hired Jay to film my client - a keynote speaker in Dallas - and I would not be there to direct so he would be on his own filming for the day. Jay handled filming exactly as I asked him to - he even included a 2nd camera with his jib arm at no additional cost. He filmed all the footage I needed exactly as I requested, plus he filmed lots of b-roll shots and several testimonials. With Jay's excellent footage I can now edit a great 5 minute highlight video for my client. In addition, I appreciated Jay's great communication skills with me - and my client, in my absence. I expect to hire Jay again, as I have another client in Dallas that I will need him to film interviews for me.
  • Anna F. Mar 22, 2016
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
  • Daniel K. Mar 20, 2016
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    This was a major project for our company involving a new client and requiring three cameras and three camera operators. Illusion Media Works was on top of the project from the start and did a fantastic job. I highly recommend.
  • Jimm F. Feb 5, 2016
    Corporate Videography
    Verified Review
  • Leah D. Feb 2, 2016
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Finding a videographer to trust with our daughter’s wedding was a huge decision. We commissioned Jay Nuzum with Illusion Media Works for her wedding in October of 2015. We based our decision primarily on his style and quality of work, but cost also was a consideration in our decision. Jay was very professional and completed the Highlight Reel and the finished CD’s exactly when he had stated he would get each of them completed. We were nothing but pleased with what Jay was able to capture from her special day. I don't know if the Highlight Reel is included in any of his packages but if not, be sure to purchase it - he did an awesome job and it brought happy tears to our eyes watching it the first time! I highly recommend Illusion Media Works for your wedding.
  • Christine G. Nov 13, 2015
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Jay was very professional and kind person . I had 3 days to find someone to film my mom's wedding and he was able to set up a time that works for me and place to sign the contract. He arrived early at the event and was did a great job in capturing everything. I was a little worried because everyone was everywhere but everywhere I turned he was right there capturing every moment. It was great working with him. I highly recommend him for your event.
  • Regina L. Jun 5, 2015
    Wedding Videography
    Verified Review
    Jay is such a nice guy and low key, which was great for our daughters wedding! Very accommodating with such tight quarters in the small venue! He worked well with everyone in the wedding party, guest and other vendors! Can't wait to get the video!
  • Sara M. Feb 20, 2015
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
  • Brent E. Feb 11, 2015
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Extremely professional, great portfolio and online presence to reference, and quick to jump on the phone and ask questions or discuss the project as needed. Also worked with us quickly. Couldn't be happier!
  • Kimla B. Nov 27, 2014
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    Jay was very professional and delivered a great video from my event. I highly recommend his services.
  • Nicole M. Apr 18, 2014
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
  • Elisa G. May 18, 2013
    Video Filming
    Verified Review
    I found Jay here on thumbtack and I was very pleased with his work! He is very professional and nice. We used him for two different shoots. I would recommend him to anybody!
  • Shellye C. Mar 25, 2013
    Video Filming
    Verified Review
    Working with Jay was a lot of fun. Sometimes it can be difficult to get members and customers to give a good testimonial but Jay did a great job making them all feel comfortable and eliciting the best responses from everyone. His editing work is superb and we've had several comments on how our video looks like a TV commercial because the quality is so good. Even our staff, who showed up in the final video, were happy with how they looked, despite the impromptu decision to put some staff footage in. We look forward to working with Jay on another project in the very near future.
  • Shaunta D. Feb 15, 2013
    Video Filming
    Verified Review
    I found Thumbtack on a google search, and Jay was one of the first responders. I learned the company I'd contracted with for my live teaching taping suddenly closed shop two weeks before the event. Jay showed up early for the 2-hour taping, with great ideas to help the set, and knew what to do. He videoed the teaching segments, and got some footage of product tables and my interaction with guests. He was kind and shortened the learning curve for me; with this being my first taping I had no clue what to tell him on certain things. The final product and highlights DVD are beautiful; I was so surprised at how smooth the video transitions between scenes. Check out Jay's website. Just as you'll be impressed by the wedding videos, you'll be impressed with YOUR video! I'm so pleased!
  • Apostle S. Sep 20, 2012
    Event Videography
    Verified Review
    It is with great honor and privilage to have met Mr Nuzum, stunned by his punctuality and awed by his sense of responsibility and professionalism in producing a video entitled "Ambush cures HIV/AIDS". His humility and careing personality goes above and beyond the call of duty and I would personally recomend him for all your photographic or video needs.

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
First a phone call going over needs and expectations and then meeting for pre-production if the shoot requires it. Then keeping close contact through post production and delivery.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a B.A. in film and communications and some graduate work in filmic writing.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Most of my pricing is based on how many hours needed or time spent on project.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Doing films early on.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Commercials, corporate videos, web videos for small businesses and wedding videos.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I am working on a documentary film about a Iraq war vet acclimating back into society and we began production a few months ago and hope to finish up this spring.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
I recommend meeting the provider and making sure he fully understands your production needs and that he will be someone who you want to work with, will be reliable and deliver your vision to your exact specifications.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Who their audience is and what is the story they are trying to tell.