Reel Eagle

San Jose, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Timing and pacing are everything when it comes to holding today's fleeting attention spans. Our experience with commercial scripting, directing, interviews, and editing sets us apart from competitors. Our clients praise us for our intuitive approach to production which allows us to create consistently engaging and high-value content.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

We love storytelling, plain and simple. Whether we're capturing time-lapse on a 6-month construction project or cutting interviews into usable soundbytes for an awards ceremony, every image provides an opportunity to communicate ideas, and we take pride in finding ever more effective ways to do so.

Location

San Jose, CA 95112

Years in business

12

Number of employees

3

Times hired on Thumbtack

9

Reviews

5 Reviews
  • AyanDace P. Aug 16, 2016
    We hired the Reel Eagle to do a video shoot for use and was more than pleased, not just with the quality of the work but their responsiveness with keeping us updated with the project from start to finish. Hope to work with them again.
  • Daniel K. Oct 28, 2013
    Chris is friendly and helpful and wants to see his clients succeed. I look forward to working with him in the future .
  • Jose G. Oct 9, 2013
    Christopher knows what is required to capture the essence of the Green movement and the spirit of a property or project to highlight the various implementations and innovations. He's been there and done that............which is refreshing in this "niche" industry !
  • Anne S. Oct 9, 2013
    Chris & his team makes you feel comfortable. They are all business in the background, but Chris has a way with his filming technique and laid-back personality that make interviews easy. You feel like you are having a conversation and not being filmed. I have seen other work Chris has done and each piece is consistent good, no matter what the subject matter. I intend to use Chris for my future work with no hesitations.
  • Zachary B. Oct 8, 2013
    I have worked with Chris on two consecutive video production projects. Chris is a true professional and delivered not only a top-notch final product, but expertly navigated the many "cooks in the kitchen" along the way.

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
We're constantly striving to be up to date on the latest equipment and techniques. We attend conferences, read articles and participate in forum discussions.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Our staff has multiple origins, but personally, I have been writing stories since I was 7 years old. During college, I studied business administration and comparative literature, and shortly thereafter, worked with a professional cinematographer to produce a series of videos for Adobe Systems Incorporated. Over the course of the project I found a passion for commercial production and the rest is history.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Corporate interviews: Awards videos, project presentations, internal marketing Narrative commercial video: Training, marketing, documentation Corporate headshots: In-studio or on-location at your home or office. Event Photography: General attendance and session, panel and crew, highlights. Product Photography: For print, online marketing and more Timelapse photography: Capture your team setting up for an event, a year-long construction project (both indoors and outdoors) or add a stunning visual to your commercial.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Details are everything. Try to prepare as much detail as you can about the project before submitting for quotes. The more information we have to work with the more comprehensive we can be with our response.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Many budding video and photography professionals will often sell their services so far below market rate that not only do they devalue the entire industry, ultimately they end up charging less than minimum wage for their own services, which is extremely unsustainable, and quickly results in burn-out. While it may occasionally result in gems for pennies on the dollar, most of the time, clients walk-away unsatisfied or worse, with a bitter taste in their mouth for the industry. Take a look at your quote. Are the bids you've received reasonable? If the super cheap one ultimately does not meet your standards, are you willing or able to spend time and money hiring two, even three more contractors to finally get it right? OR will you end up having to move forward with inferior quality deliverables?