Ignite Productions & Entertainment, LLC
Ignite Productions & Entertainment, LLC

Ignite Productions & Entertainment, LLC

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Introduction: Your source for affordable video services. Ignite Productions & Entertainment offers video and film experience ranging from events (weddings, birthdays, seminars, etc.) to company image and testimonial videos. Our 5 star reviews say it all! Mr. Willis founded Ignite Productions & Entertainment, LLC in 2012 to produce a wide range of projects. Today, we offer our clients services for event production (wedding/anniversary/birthday parties/memorials), company image & testimonial videos, seminars, commercials, and explainer videos. We bid on a per project basis rather than a flat rate card and are very competitive in our market. This can often save our clients money on their productions. BACKGROUND Mr. Willis has worked in many areas of the video, film, and television industry. His first indie feature film as producer/co-writer, "The Dreaded", was completed prior to his college graduation in 1990. James then began what was to become seven years at VideoPlus, Inc. (now Success Partners) where he moved through the ranks, eventually serving as producer/production coordinator of the Creative Services Department. Here he worked with and assigned freelance producers & editors on client projects, reviewed budgets, and scheduled the company's four Avid non-linear edit bays as well as its online editing suite. Later, James wrote and produced the independent television pilot "West Texas Khaki", and served as the art director/location manager on the award winning indie feature film "Love Land". Expanding his knowledge in the industry, James gained valuable experience on two major studio films, Paramount Pictures “Necessary Roughness” and Warner Bros. “Any Given Sunday” as a production assistant.

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Jeff E.

Video Production

I'm extremely happy that I found James Willis (Ignite Productions & Entertainment, LLC) and his team to complete the videos for my Amazon product. This company went above and beyond my expectations and I highly recommend their services
Oct 22, 2020
Bonnie S.

Wedding and Event Videography

James Willis is very good at what he does, always on time, made excellent suggestions and the finished products are excellent. Working with him has been a great experience! We are most pleased!
Jun 3, 2021
Cindy J.

Wedding and Event Videography

Five stars is not enough!!! I called on short notice, less than three days, he responded promptly. The professionalism was over the top. The job was not easy. The mission was to document a full military honors funeral that even included a USAF fly over. His timing had to be spot on as there was no rehearsal and no do-overs. James and I were in daily contact as the situation unfolded and last minute plans fell into place. James and his crew came through for us, flawlessly capturing every detail without infringing on our privacy. He had our preview video ready in just a few days, much faster than expected. His workmanship and attention to detail in the editing of our video was awesome. After viewing the finished video I called James in tears to thank him for such an amazing job. I was overwhelmed at how many of the actual sights and sounds I, myself, had missed while participating in my father's funeral. Once again, I am brought to tears remembering. This, of course, is why we were blessed to find James Willis and Ignite Productions & Entertainment, LLC. As I have mentioned above, our video is priceless to us, however it was not over priced in any way. Even the extra copies that he made for us on the spur of the moment and mailed out were very reasonable. I would definitely choose to work with Ignite Productions & Entertainment again. I would highly recommend that you use them as well. Thank you, James Willis, for an outstanding job. I will forever be thankful for your fine work.
Oct 15, 2017
Mary M.

Wedding and Event Videography

He was on time, extremely polite, professional. He was accommodating in every way. We have not seen the final video yet but believe it will be great.
Jun 22, 2017
Agnes P.

James Willis and his very professional production crew did a truly outstanding job for us. We needed a short 3 minute video to convey a powerful message about women's health, and Ignite delivered above and beyond our expectations. Highly recommend them!
Jul 17, 2016
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James Willis


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I usually bid by the project based on the client's needs and budget rather than by a flat rate card (except weddings.) This way I can often save the client money in the long run.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    1. Provide a basic estimate based on the information provided by the client through the Thumbtack.com service. 2. If the client shows an interest and wants to move forward I will schedule a phone or e-mail consultation with the potential client to get more detailed information about the video project. 3. Next, I will work up a detailed line item estimate (each service within the estimate broken down by its cost) based on the information provided. 4. Present the detailed line item estimate to the client via Thumbtack message or the client's e-mail for their review. 5. Answer any questions related to the estimate or project that the client may have. 6. Once a signed estimate is received and any payment terms are taken care of (deposits, initial payments) I will firm book the client's project.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    James received his Associates Degree in television and radio production in 1990. He served as a Producer/Production Manager for VideoPlus, Inc. where he oversaw editorial operations, freelance producers, and project budgeting for the nationally known video production company. Mr. Willis’ served as producer/co-writer of the internationally released feature film “The Dreaded”, wrote and produced the independent television pilot “West Texas Khaki”, and served as Art Director and Location Manager on the award winning feature film "Love Land." He currently works through his company Ignite Productions & Entertainment, LLC on various projects ranging from wedding and event videography & editing to corporate image videos. James has recently completed the feature length documentary "Field of Valor: Air Activities of Texas" which was released December 3, 2019.

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