Essence Productions
Essence Productions

Essence Productions

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Introduction: Founded and directed by award-winning cinematographer and photographer, Cullen Blanchfield, our boutique production company specializes in seamlessly blending stills and motion to bring human-based projects to life. Essence Productions is the culmination of over 7 years of industry experience, including 3 years working at a boutique production company in Dallas, Texas. While Essence's roots are firmly planted in NYC, our lens has traversed the globe, capturing the essence of diverse narratives in places like Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Ireland, Mexico, Dallas, San Francisco, and beyond. Armed with cutting-edge equipment, including the FX6, A7sIII, and A7RIV with full lens packages, we pride ourselves on creating industry-grade frames that transcend expectations. "Essence" refers to the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something, often considered as the most important or defining characteristic that captures the core or fundamental aspect of that thing. It is the inherent, unchanging nature or identity that gives something its distinctiveness. In a broader sense, "essence" can also refer to the characteristic features or qualities that define a person, object, concept, or phenomenon, capturing its unique and essential qualities. This is what we set out to capture every time we pick up a camera. Please do not inquire if you are not serious about working together or are unsure if you are serious about your project.
Overview

Current Top Pro

Hired 9 times

Serves New York, NY

Background checked

1 employee

1 year in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle.

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Featured Projects

205 photos

  • Photographer Day Rate

    Video Production

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Reviews

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

Exceptional 5.0

5 reviews

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Christopher M.
Feb 8, 2024
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

I hired Cullen Blanchfield to shoot and color a music video I was producing for a young artist I'm working with. The challenge was I'm on the West Coast and the shoot is in New York City so I needed Cullen to run the shoot in addition to DP and direct talent. From the beginning, Cullen was great to work with in our prep calls and collaboration on shot list, locations, tone and objectives. It was a one day shoot featuring a set and multiple remote locations and Cullen did a fantastic keeping job keeping the shoot on schedule and getting all the footage we required. His vision for the shoot was spot on and I'm thrilled with the results we go. We were going for something cinematic that captured a New York City vibe and he delivered. Turning the footage around was quick and efficient. I will absolutely reach out to Cullen again for future projects and give me my highest recommendation.

Details: Music video • 5 minutes • Videography • Editing • Lighting during filming • As suggested by the professional • Single camera • One location

Video Production
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Kwabena A.
Jan 15, 2024
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Cullen was very easy to work with. He give direction, positive reinforcement, he can liaise with venue staff productively the day of the shoot. I really enjoyed shoot day.

Details: 1 minute • Videography • Editing • I'm flexible • One location

Video Production
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Jason c.
Jan 31, 2024
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

I had the pleasure of working with Cullen Blanchfield, and I couldn't be happier with the results. From start to finish, he demonstrated exceptional professionalism and creativity but also showcased incredible flexibility, adapting to changing circumstances effortlessly. I was impressed by his ability to work independently and delivering exactly what was needed. I highly recommend Cullen for any videography needs!

Details: I'm flexible • Videography • Lighting during filming • I'm flexible • One location

Video Production
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Andrew M.
Dec 20, 2023
Cullen is the real deal. His skills as both a photographer and cinematographer turned our music video shoot into something well beyond our expectations. He was able to meet our needs while incorporating his style and vision, both of which were necessary to take things to the next level. We’re very excited for our next project with him.
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Max m.
Dec 20, 2023
Working with Cullen Blanchfield was an absolute delight! His skills as both a photographer and cinematographer brought our Music Place App shoot to life. Cullen's keen eye for detail, creativity, and unwavering professionalism truly exceeded our expectations, resulting in stunning visuals that perfectly captured the essence of our brand. We can't recommend him highly enough for his exceptional talent and collaborative spirit.
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Cullen Blanchfield

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