PHAT Armadillo Productions

Dallas, TX

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Our service stands out by being focused on quality, creativity and production value, one client at a time. We focus all our attention, award winning expereince and the latest in digital film making technologies on delivering the best value to you, our client. While anyone can press the record button, it takes skill, experience, and teamwork, with a little "art" in there, that creates a video that makes a client go "WOW!"

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Fundamentially, we enjoy the entire "process", from concept to delivery. It really does take a plethroia of skillsets to deliver high quality and production values, at a fair and reasonable price. But most importantly, I think it's the sense of excitement and satisfaction displayed on a client's face, and the words that cross their lips (Wow), as they watch the final version of thier new video. It's a sense of knowing we assembled a professional, creative team, and gave them the right tools and resources to execute a well thought out and detailed plan, that delivered on time, on budget and exceeded our clients expectations.
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Dallas, TX 75229

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6 Reviews
  • Mike D. Apr 25, 2013
    Clinton Curnutt and PHAT Armadillo Productions has helped create music videos for my record label and inspirational videos for my non-profit endeavors. Clinton is a great collaborator and I recommend him as one of top video production artists around.
  • All Funk Radio Show T. Jan 29, 2013
    My many work experiences with Clinton including live video, editing, UTubes, graphics, sound tracks, websites, social media, and whatever I needed at the time of my need. He successfully completed the work in a timely fashion as it had far exceeded my expectations. He's a great producer as well!
  • Bruce Ray K. Feb 9, 2012
    Clinton, Wow! This morning the entire staff watched "The Party Never Ends" music video of The K3 Sisters Band you produced for Bruce Ray Productions, and the whole room was hootin' & hollerin' like crazy. We all agreed that PHAT Armadillo delivered more than we dreamed of. Thanks a million! Bruce Ray Kassab, President Bruce Ray Productions
  • Jana R. Jan 13, 2012
    Thinking about booking Clint at Phat Armadillo to do your video? Don't even hesitate! I had him do a promotional video for my daughter who is a professional vocalist. It was top quality and I got exactly what I asked for and expected. Clint is professional, punctual and will work hard to make your video one to be proud of. Feel free to check out the video he did for my daughter at
  • Jeffery H. Jan 5, 2012
    Possibly the most ethics driven photographer-videographer-cinematographer-post production service in the DFW area. Clinton Curnutt's Phat Armadillo Productions brings something to the table that most people in the business don't even understand, artistic and aesthetic flair. Phat also brings something else that most businesses understand but don't provide, commitment to getting the job done right the first time. If you're a band, you NEED this guy and his service. In fact, no matter what business you're in, Phat is worth every penny.
  • David S. Jan 4, 2012
    I have worked with Phat Armadillo numerous times over the years. Clinton is a master of his craft. A true "Go Getter". Clinton did my first music video in 2002. After that I did all my business with Phat Armadillo. If it was a music videos, commercials, promo spots, industrial films, editing, post production, v/o work or political campaigns that I enjoyed working on was with Phat Armadillo productions. Phat Armadillo Productions is always my first choice for every one of my media productions and I have introduced many others to Phat Armadillo like George Clinton and The All Funk Radio show as well as many others. All who have reported to me that Phat Armadillo always did an amazing job.


What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We follow a basic 5 step process and communicate with our client at all points through out the process. Development - Define video type, budget, "creative concept", work plan resouce requirements, "production" requirements. Video Treatments, schooting script, shot list, story boards. Pre-production - Scout locations, assemble crews, reserve equipment, secure props and set dressing, Production - Principal photography begins Post-Production - Editing, post production (titles, motion graphics, credits) Delivery - Output formating, duplication (as required) and final client approval and sign off.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Over the last 13 years we have worked on hundreds of productions, including working with the likes of Jeff Man (Terminator 3), Phil Messina (Traffic, 6th Sense, Ocean's 11) and Janusz Kaminski (Saving Private Ryan, War of the Worlds) to name a few. Our work has been featured on numerous national networks and major cable network TV productions and mini-series.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
The following prices are "starting" prices and we go up from there. (We do have financing available up to $2,000.00 with 25% down) Business Video for your Web Site = $500.00 Live Peformance Music Video = $1,500.00 High Concept Music Video = $3,000.00 Social Media Video (viral) = $1,500.00 TV commercial = $2,500.00 Day Rates (based on 10hr day, 1/2 day rate = 65% of day rate) Director = $750 Producer = $500 DP / Camera Operator w/ camera, light kit, wireless audio = $1000 (*) Art Director = $650 Editor / Cutter = $450 (*) Additional equipment included.
What types of customers have you worked with?
We have worked with previous advertisers that include, but is not limited to; Nike, General Motors (Chevy, GMC Trucks), AutoZone, Hasbro Toys, NFL Shops, Nascar, American Heart Association, CVS Pharmacy, Walmart. We have worked with artists like Izzy Stradlin (Inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame), Jewel (4 Grammy Award nominations, 27 million albums sold world wide), Fred Hammond (Grammy Award winning gospel Artist), Tracy Lawrence (8 #1 singles on the country music charts), Jason Aldean (Grammy award nominated, triple platinum recording artist)
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
First and foremost, is to determine what type of video it is you want to have produced. A couple of examples include, a music video, business overview, classs lecture, instructional video like a yoga or exercise. Maybe you want a TV commercial or a promotional video you can post on your business social media pages or for your business Youtube channel? Next is to really ask yourself why you want a video? What is the purpose of producing a video? Maybe you want to increase your brand awareness on your social media pages, which you can measure in the "analytics" section of your business social media profiles. How many shares, how many comments, how many likes, how many inquiries (phone calls, e-mails, in store visits) for products or services? Maybe you want to embed it on your business landing page(s) to increase email,membership or newletter subscriptions. One of the most important steps is to determine your video budget. The bigger your budget is, as a general rule of thumb, you can expect a higher level of production vaule from your video service provider. The type of video you want combined with the budget for you video, informs the video service provider of what they can deliver for your budget. Some things to think about when setting your video budget: What level of quality do you really expect to receive for your budget? What level of quality do you really want or need for your video to acheive your "purpose" for the video? Do you have a way to measure the results of your video's distribution, some type of analytics? So, defining the type of video you want, why you want the video and what you are willing to spend on a video, will enable you to save time and energy in finding and select a service provider that can meet your video quality, purpose and budget requirements.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
What type of video they want, the level of quality and how much they are willing to spend.