Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. Explainer and promotional videos demonstrating their story, product, mission. Often this includes animations and motion graphics, especially in the tech world but not always.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Have a good conversation if you can with the professional(s). Developing understanding of product/purpose/vision and what can and cannot be done is so important. Set expectations up front as well.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. Not every video company (even professional) is up to date. The purpose of video is not just quantity but quality and message. Always keep those 2 first and foremost - they represent you!
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. We are never stagnant but always improving every aspect of our business.
Building out quality and value into everything we do whether purchasing the latest equipment, creating a better virtual and in-person experience for our clients and customers, or working on our team culture and honing our focus. We love what we do and we do it with love!
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. The opportunity to impress our clients with above and beyond work, ideas, deliverables.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Pricing. Our answer is always that we keep it both reasonable and full of value.
Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?
A. So many truly. After several years of professional work with hundreds of people and organizations quite a few stick out. The most recent was the opportunity to travel to Tampa Florida in the summer of 2014 and document the story of a non-profit helping poor people with travel assistance. Watch that here: https://vimeo.com/100817247
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. We are trustworthy, honest, and do really care. Not doing it merely for money but for the love of it!
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. Fell into it. I (David) started helping my church with video and found a passion for it. Jon was an audio engineer who discovered it via the wedding video world and it grew into a passion. Stories, stories, stories.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. Covering Toyota training teens about the dangers of texting while driving (via the Oculus Rift): https://vimeo.com/117607389
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. Yes, we go to training conferences as well as keep up with online training whether lynda.com or other.
Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?
A. Equipment: drones making aerial shots possible on a budget. Pretty cool. Check out some we have done for Toyota recently: https://vimeo.com/121686798
Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.
A. Actually our company highlight reel from 2014. See here: https://vimeo.com/122048454
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. We have standard rates but usually like to discuss project before sending a final quote.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. Learn to tell stories well and know why you do what you do.
Know what you are trying to communicate even in the small decisions.
Ex. don't just use a wide lens because it looks cool, know why you are using that wider look.
Q. Write your own question and answer it.
A. Are you full-time at this?
Yup. We get to do this all day - pretty sweet.