David Stillson Media

South Bend, IN

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How does your service stand out?

What makes us stand out is our approach to storytelling. We want to make films that connect emotionally with the viewer, while conveying the message of our clients. We take a cinematic approach to every project. We don't make "videos," we produce films. The difference can be seen in the quality and genuine artistry of our work.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I most enjoy the producing process. Crafting a story, and coming up with the logistics for how that story will become a reality on screen. As a problem solver, I like to be challenged with new ideas that stretch my creativity.


South Bend, IN 46614

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2 Reviews
  • Conor E. Feb 22, 2012
    David did an absolutely fantastic job on two projects he developed for a company and non-profit with which I am involved. We were introduced on recommendation and found David to repeatedly go above and beyond the scope to ensure we were satisfied with the end product. Heartily recommend David, both his character and his work.
  • Joel C. Aug 26, 2011
    I work with David on a few project in South Bend. His knowledge in respect to audio and video is top-notch in the area. He has multiple levels of experience and produces constant quality productions and recordings. When it comes down to choosing someone who is adaptable to almost every situation, David Stillson steps up in that area. He is very universal in his talents and skills as a media company.


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
As an independent film maker, I am always studying the latest and greatest techniques to achieve the most professional and cinematic looking shots. I am also constantly learning with tutorials and study guides on how to work with the latest and greatest software. Things are always changing, so I always keep myself updated on the latest production methods. I've attended several workshops for cinematography and post-production flows.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Most of the labor involved in any production is the post-production (editing) stage. So pricing often varies based on how much editing needs to be done. If you wanted a scene with fully animated characters, you'll pay a lot more than a live action scene filmed with real actors (Unless you want to hire Brad Pitt). If you want fancier flashy titles and crazy explosions we can make it happen, it just takes longer to bring those ideas to the screen. It all comes down to your project's budget, and what you want to accomplish with the end result.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
The best advice I can give is to really look at a potential company's media portfolio. Make sure that the work they produce is already similar to what your vision may be for the quality of product you are looking to have made.