Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions, Inc
Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions, Inc

Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions, Inc

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Introduction: For the last 10 years, I have been creating professional video content for small businesses, entrepreneurs, authors, and unsigned bands. I have also recorded live events in small black-box theaters to large venues with thousands in attendance. A filmmaker at heart, I believe every video should tell a story. What is your story? I love bringing peoples' ideas to life. Most people come to me with no clue what they want to see. They just know they want to SEE IT! It's always a joy to see their faces light up when they see a video they can proudly show to their customers, fans, and constituents.

Hired 19 times

Serves Hammond, IN

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9 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Daphne L.

Video Production

Z was such a pleasure to work with, he made everyone feel comfortable during the video shoot and his finished project was beyond awesome!!

Details: Commercial / promotional video • 1 minute • Videography • Editing • Voice-over • Music overlay • Single camera • One location

Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions, Inc's reply
Thank you so very mu! It was truly a pleasure serving you! I am also honored to be at the ground level of the start of one the biggest businesses to ever exist!
May 12, 2021
Sal P.

Video Production

Working with Zernul from Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions was an outstanding experience which delivered incredible results! We contracted his video production services in the midst of our peak season in the fence industry. As a result, our availability to be more hands on in providing him comprehensive content was limited. Despite these limitations, we gave him what we could and he improvised and took the lead in creating content for the videos. The results were not only amazing, but exceeded our high expectations. Throughout the production process, Zernul was courteous, understanding, and above all, highly professional. For these reasons and many others, we will continue to contract his services in the future. Also, if anyone is considering his services, we highly recommend opting for Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions. Incredible work. Members, Greenwood Fence, LLC

Details: Commercial / promotional video • 5 minutes • Videography • Editing • Lighting during filming • Voice-over • Sound effects • Music overlay • As suggested by the professional • Single camera

Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions, Inc's reply
Thank you so very much, Sal. Working with your company has been by far one of the most pleasant experiences ever. I will never look at fences the same way again! I am truly looking forward to the next project!
Oct 1, 2020
Jeremy C.

Video Editing

Z is amazing! His work was well produced and he gave a quality presentation. I’m impressed by his professionalism and I’m very happy to have had him create a video for me. I will certainly use him in the future!

Details: Home video • 5 minutes • 1 minute • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions, Inc's reply
Thank you so much, Jeremy! It was an absolute pleasure editing this content for you. It's great to see there are school officials out there totally thinking outside the proverbial box in creative and engaging ways. Kudos to you and your team for taking a chance and knocking it out of the park! I'm ready for the next one when you are!
Sep 3, 2020
Tonya S.
I appreciated his patience and questions to help me make the right decisions for a perfect product. I have received several compliments about the video and it has increased our visibility as an organization. I would recommend this company and will be using them in the future.
Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions, Inc's reply
Thank you so very much for this glowing review. I really enjoyed creating your video and look forward to creating many more.
Mar 21, 2021
Nsenga W.

Video Production

My experience working with Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions, Inc. was absolutely amazing! Zernul is professional and his level of commitment to my project was unbelievable! He shot and edited my short independent film. This production company is a one stop shop also! Not only does he shoot and edit, but he does sound and can score your project! He made my film theater ready and fit for Hollywood! He is prompt and is always willing to offer creative recommendations if you need them. I will definitely hire him again and recommend that you book him for any and all of your production needs. You will be more than satisfied and your project will look like a million bucks!! His passion for what he does truly emulates through his work!!

Details: Short film • 30 minutes • Editing • Videography • Music overlay • Voice-over • Sound effects • As suggested by the professional • Lighting during filming • Multi-camera • No, I am working to develop a vision

Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions, Inc's reply
Thank you so much, Nsenga! Working on your film was an absolute pleasure. Best of luck to you as you navigate the film festival circuits! Don't forget lil old me when you nail that Oscar!
Dec 23, 2019
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Zernul Shackelford


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Because these videos are specifically created for unique individuals with unique needs, It is difficult to come up with a pricing system. However, I do have price ranges with video examples on my website. These examples give clients a rough idea how much their project with a similar look, feel, or technique may cost.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The videos I create for each client are as unique as the clients themselves. I do not believe in the cookie cutter approach. While this may be cheaper and more cost effective, in the end, I think it counters what most folks want to do. Stand out from the crowd. I like to learn as much as I can about each client through a personal interview. During this interview, we discuss their project and how we can take their particular message or idea and turn it into a high-quality video that they can be proud of and that will represent their brand for a long time.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have no formal education. I am a creative with an entrepreneurial spirit. I am a student of life and I have learned how to tell stories by using techniques that I have seen in successful films, ads, and other visual media.

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