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?