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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

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9 years in business

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

Exceptional 5.0

23 reviews


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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!!
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
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!
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 22, 2021
Lindsey M.

I cannot speak highly enough about this company! I am on the board of an ethnic non-for-profit organization which was looking for someone to help stream a 3 day live music event after our festival was cancelled due to Covid-19. Zernul was absolutely pivotal in making this event a success and was amazing to work with! He was attentive, engaged, professional, and completely invested in making our vision for this niche, ethnic event come to life. We could not have asked for someone better to work with. The technical skill is top notch. Zernul was able to single handedly shoot and stream video of a live bands with multiple camera angles and dynamic close ups that made our stream seem like it was shot by an entire camera crew. He created lower thirds and graphics which fit the theme of our organization perfectly which he overlaid in real time to the live video. He also created an amazing marketing video that specifically catered to what our audience would want to see. Besides his skill, Zernul was fantastic on a personal level. He called in to several meetings on his own time to answer questions from our committee and also gather information to ensure he understood what we were envisioning. He cared so much about our event and that care really came across in the amazing end product. The attention to detail was top notch! I could go on and on. If you hire this company you will not regret it!
Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions, Inc's reply
Thank you so very much, Lindsey! You have such an amazing organization and everyone made me feel like family. This was 3 days I will never ever forget. I learned so much about your culture and the musc was absolutely mind blowing! There are very few live events that I hate to see come to an end. Yours was by far number one on the list. I could have done that for DAYS!!!! Thank you for trusting me with such an important part of your history. That is not lost on me at all.
Sep 10, 2020
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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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