What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Our industry changes quickly, and we strive to remain current on the newest advances in videography and editing. We attend trade shows and participate in online forums which discuss issues and outline best practices. We were early adopters of digital editing in the 80's, and we know that both we and our clients benefit from our use of the latest in software and hardware.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas in the late 70's, and noticed that the students in the art school were having a lot more fun than the ones around me, so I checked it out and ended up loving video and film! I graduated and worked a couple of years for a local production company, then ventured out onto my own and founded Aries Productions in 1980.
The rest, as they say...
What types of customers have you worked with?
We shoot corporate/business video and cost-effective TV commercials, among other types of projects. We recently provided full video support for a client that needed multi-camera live coverage of a meeting, and also produced the videos that opened the shows and kept the meeting exciting. We also handle the TV commercials for Ashley Furniture HomeStore in the DFW and El Paso markets. These are typical examples of what we do.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Our corporate video overview for MARTIN SPROCKET AND GEAR in Arlington, Texas, took us to a half-dozen locations and incorporated shooting on location as well as our soundstage. The final product was delivered in six languages, on DVD and blu-ray, as well as on the web. We were recognized with a Videography Award for the video, as well as a Communicator Award.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Understand that this industry is exploding with inexperienced producers taking advantage of low-cost technology, ready to "earn while they learn."
Look for EXPERIENCE and a TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS.