Lynn Weissman

Somerville, MA

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

15 years as a videographer, editor, and producer. I own and shoot with HD cameras, lighting, and sound equipment. Single or multi-camera video production. My values are empathy, creativity, and a sense of humor. I work with my head and my heart -- and your budget. I am professional, reliable, and nice to work with. FILM/VIDEO AWARDS 2016 Winner, AVA Awards – Event Category 2012 Winner, MarCom Awards – Pro Bono Category 2010 Winner, Videographer Awards - Marketing , Special Events/Non-profit, and Wedding Highlights Categories 2010 Winner, DV Awards - Sales and Promotion, Wedding/Event, and Low Budget Videography Categories 2010 Winner, Creative Spirit Foundation Awards – Commercial/Training/Industrial Films 2010 Winner, Aurora Awards - New Product/Service Category 2009 Winner, Vista Awards, National Professional Videographers Association/New England - Corporate Category 2009 Winner, The Accolade Competition - Award for Videography: New Product Promo 2008 Winner, Hometown Video Festival - Community Events 2003 Finalist, Alliance for Community Media/New England 7th Annual Video Festival Awards 2003 Video Artist Grant, Puffin Foundation 2003 Film/Video Artist Fellowship. Somerville Arts Council/Massachusetts Cultural Council 2002 Winner, Hometown Video Festival - Documentary Profile

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

I love getting to be both a geek and an empathetic human being by telling stories through video. Whether I'm shooting behind the lens, editing, or producing, I have the remarkable privilege of bearing witness to many extraordinary stories and events, and meeting extraordinary people.
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Location

Somerville, MA 02143

Years in business

15

Number of employees

1

Q&A

What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Discuss project by phone, then provide the customer with an itemized budget.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
MS in Philanthropy and Media, Suffolk University
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Project based
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I earned the MS in Philanthropy and Media, Suffolk University in 2002, where I was awarded a merit-based full scholarship sponsored by actor/philanthropist Sam Waterston. Before that I sidelined in radio and journalism, while working in public health research,
What types of customers have you worked with?
SELECTED CLIENT LIST The Economist, Harvard University, Boston University, MIT, Berklee School of Music, North Cambridge Family Opera Company, GMMB, Global Spec, Keshet, Jewish Women’s Archive, Public Interest Networking Group, the Kantor Institute SCOPE OF WORK Documentary shooting, interviews, promotional videos, performances, non-profit, classroom, instructional, educational, promos, live events, etc. live events, performances, training videos, etc.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Recently I produced, shot, and edit a Meals on Wheels training video. I'm proud of this video because in addition to being a great training too for Meals on Wheels volunteers, the video has a lot of heart. I collaborated with the client to edit the script writing/storyboard. We shot interview and b-roll over 2 days, and then I edited. The whole process took a couple of months, working back and forth with the client.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
- Who will watch your video and how? - What are your needs, desires, and goals for video? - What are the final deliverables? - What is your budget range and timeline? - Are there any special considerations?