Adam Preskill

Los Angeles, CA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I work with major brands, leading nonprofits, top educational institutions and successful local businesses to create professional-quality ads, branded content, online fundraising campaigns and documentary-style videos on an affordable budget. I also collaborate with independent filmmakers and producers to help them get their projects across the finish line as an editor or consulting producer. I have experience working in many different genres and formats, and can provide a wide range of services including writing, producing, directing, camera operation, video editing, and assistance with online distribution. Documentary filmmaking is my specialty, and I've produced, directed, written, and edited five feature-length documentaries, including the 2011 film "Surfing With The Enemy," which was the recipient of two Telly Awards. I'm available to serve as a consulting producer or editor on documentary projects in addition to other traditional production and post-production roles. With experience in every aspect of the production process, I can help you take your vision from concept to completion. Please contact me to find out how I can help with your next film or video project.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

As a former journalist, I know that there's an interesting story hiding around every corner. And as a filmmaker, my passion is bringing those stories to life on the screen and inspiring audiences to see and think about the world in a new way. I love the problem-solving puzzle of the pre-production process, the adrenaline rush of shooting days, and the mind-bending minutiae of post-production. But most of all, I love the stories —learning them, passing them on, and seeing how they impact people.
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Los Angeles, CA 90034


2 Reviews
  • Nithya R. Jun 24, 2016
    Adam filmed, edited and produced a series of high quality videos for our organization showcasing our most talented employees. This work was complex and required him to manage multiple sites and stakeholders. Throughout it all, he was excited about the work, calm and collected, and adaptable when we faced hurdles. This work took a significant amount of organization and planning given filming across 15+ schools and multiple regions. He also collaborated with regional videographers and seamlessly incorporated them into the end product. Overall he is incredibly professional and produces high quality work! We look forward to working with him in the future.
  • Eric H. Apr 6, 2016
    Adam is a true professional. I needed a promotional video for my summer camp so I asked Adam to give me an estimate. His scope of work and estimate was in the ballpark of what I could afford so I hired him. He spent an entire day at my summer camp - filming live action, filming landscapes, and conducting interviews. His first draft of the video was as close to a final version as I could imagine. After a few voice overs, adding some additional stock photography, and editing a few titles, the video was ready to go live on my website. I couldn't be happier with the final product. Throughout the whole process Adam demonstrated expertise of his craft. He was conscientious of my budget, timely with his edits, and completely invested in the project. I look forward to contracting with him again soon.


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 Edit: $60/hr Adobe Premiere CC Write/Produce/Direct: $75/hr 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.