What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Whenever I begin a new project, I talk with the client by phone or in person to get a full understanding of their needs and discuss different ways to execute their vision. Then I create a written proposal, outlining the entire production process, relevant deadlines, and expected costs. Once that proposal has been reviewed, revised and approved by the client, we begin the production.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Prior to my work in film, I spent 7 years as a staff and freelance journalist, which gave me a strong foundation in storytelling, research, and interview skills. Since 2006, I've worked professionally in film and video, starting as an editor, and working in virtually every job in the independent-film production ladder. In 2011, I completed my first feature-length film as Co-Director, and have now made a total of five documentary features.
In addition to my work as a filmmaker, I also currently serve as the Upper School Film Teacher at Brentwood School, one of California's top independent schools. Since founding the program in 2013, I've created five different film courses, including a UC-approved yearlong "Introduction to Filmmaking" course.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
My standard rates are as follows:
Shoot: $750/day or $450/half-day
Canon 70D camera, Canon E/F glass, Samson wireless lavalier, Rode shotgun mic, Bogen fluid-head tripod
Adobe Premiere CC
Please contact me for a free written estimate based on your specific project.
What types of customers have you worked with?
The majority of my clients are nonprofit organizations looking for informational videos, fundraising campaigns, or video coverage of events. I've also created many different types of branded entertainment and viral marketing for the Web, working with businesses of all sizes, and have helped guide or execute a variety of documentary projects.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I recently completed a multi-phase project with over 25 different videos for the relaunch of the website for The Nelson Center for Emotional Healing in Brentwood, California. This project included an informational homepage video, a testimonial video featuring recent clients, a documentary about the founder, a series of inspiring success stories, and a range of how-to videos on specific topics. The Nelson Center is an amazing organization that has helped hundreds of people recover from different types of addiction, and I'm proud to have been a part of their recent relaunch.