1: Andrew Spirk & Stevie James: Clockwork 9
Andrew Sprik acquired his begin in video manufacturing creating music movies for bands. After freelancing for a few years and working job to job, Spirk began Clockwork 9 in 2016, and Stevie James joined quickly after. James had been working for another press journal and introduced a wealth of selling and gross sales data to the firm.
And whereas they started as solely a Video manufacturing firm they’ve since grown to embrace providers akin to images, graphic design, and copywriting. In 2019 they had been in a position to double the measurement of their studio and group, but their objectives stay the identical as ever: produce the finest work attainable, and continuously work to sharpen and enhance their abilities.
2: Jacob Perkins: Hen’s Bread Productions
Inspired by the youngsters’s story of the Little Red Hen, Hen’s Bread Productions is at its core a collaborative group. In the story, the little purple hen asks the different cattle for assist making bread, and is denied till the remainder of the animals scent how good it’s. When they arrive to the hen asking for a few of the scrumptious bread, they’re turned away due to their refusal to assist.
This story resonates with Jacob Perkins as a result of he’s fully self-taught. “When you’re poor, you possibly can’t pay somebody to do it so I had to… determine it out for my very own tasks”. Perkins is keen to assist mentor different younger professionals in video manufacturing, understanding what the different cattle didn’t: supporting burgeoning expertise can repay large time in the future.
3: Todd Andrew Gross: New World Productions
Todd Andrew Gross acquired his begin in the 80s taking courses at his local people entry cable facility. These courses familiarized him with utilizing state of the artwork cameras and video manufacturing. Now the CEO of New World Productions, Gross strives to create high-impact advertising and promotional movies for his shoppers.
New World Productions works tirelessly to use the powers of video engagement to assist companies succeed and develop. They have labored with a spread of organizations together with Mind Up: The Goldie Hawn Foundation, Engineering America, and extra.
4: Max Rosen: Indigo Productions
Max Rosen, founding father of Indigo Productions was on the path to turning into a lawyer when he realized his artistic calling. Admitted to Columbia Law School, he modified gears to comply with his dream of working in Video Production and hasn’t appeared again since. Originally working for a failing low-budget TV present, he was promoted to working the present earlier than going out of enterprise.
This expertise taught Rosen explicitly what not to do. Indigo Productions is now a vendor for Disney, and is at the moment engaged on a Hulu documentary on the Wu Tang Clan. Rosen strives to over ship on every thing he does, so his shoppers know they’re getting the finest service attainable.
5: Henry F. Schneider: Open Window Productions
Henry F Schneider was educated at the Minneapolis College of Arts and Design. After interning at FOX 9, he was employed to work for channel 5 whereas working Open Window Productions on the aspect. He left channel 5 after turning into government producer of the profitable youtube present ‘How To Make Everything’. Schneider continues to develop his enterprise by rising a digital occasion heart in which occasions will be stay streamed on the platform.
The success of Open Window is rooted in Henry’s capability to translate consumer objectives into efficient video content material. Open Window Productions gives social media advertising, testimonial movies, enhancing & movement graphics providers and far more.
6: Clifton Barnes Jr: CA&C Video Productions
Clifton Barnes Jr is continuous the legacy of his father, and so is his firm. Started by his father to movie and document church providers for congregation members who had been unable to attend, the firm expanded once they had been employed by an legal professional group to document and duplicate depositions. For Barnes, CA&C Video Productions is sort of actually a way of preserving historical past.
Barnes has continued the firm’s thirty-plus 12 months legacy by filming weddings, conferences, church occasions and has grown the firm consumer checklist to embrace Microsoft, Celgene and US Global. May all of us have our legacies maintained in addition to Barnes has his father’s!
7: Robert Weiss: MultiVision Digital
CEO of MultiVision Digital Robert Weiss has solely ever had one purpose to information his firm: Providing high quality video providers that don’t break the financial institution, and permitting shoppers to make investments in various kinds of video advertising content material a number of occasions a 12 months. Weiss is a toddler of the web, and noticed firsthand the methods in which social media may very well be adopted by companies to develop their on-line enterprise.
Now having produced over 900 movies and labored with a big selection of enterprise from Law Firms to Real Estate, MultiVision Digital has proven time and time once more they know the way to meet and exceed the wants of their shoppers.
8: Andrew Bennett: Bennett Creative
Andrew Bennett discovered his ardour for video manufacturing by taking part in round with cameras in highschool. He continued on to movie faculty and labored in company advertising and gross sales. In 2014 he returned to his filmmaking roots to be an apprentice to an award-winning director in Austin Texas. Since then Bennett Creative has labored with T-Mobile, Absolut Vodka, Adobe, Dell and extra.
Bennett Creative is devoted to top-notch high quality at an inexpensive worth. They attempt for each piece they create to have that distinct cinematic really feel. They hope to develop the firm to deliver in extra expertise and join with larger promoting companies to improve the scale of their tasks.
9: Quenton Thomas & Mark Dockery: HQ 22 Creatives
Both initially from Detroit, Quenton Thomas and Mark Dockery met at the University of Pittsburgh. They remained associates via completely different profession paths till the two naturally started serving to one another with movie and video tasks they had been doing for work. Originally working with shoppers in the medical world, HQ 22 has since expanded to embrace the Detroit Jazz Festival, Macalester College, and the People’s Climate Movement.
HQ 22 thrives at offering shoppers with content material packages that accomplish all of their wants, and bringing as a lot worth as attainable to the venture to be certain that no good footage goes unused. They goal to develop to work with larger shoppers and turn out to be licensed to tackle authorities contracts. They need to proceed to develop their clientele in order that they’ve a foot in all kinds of markets.
10: Erik Crosswell: Bridge City Media
Erik Croswell started his video manufacturing profession by making movies along with his associates as a child. He discovered it was one thing he immediately gravitated in direction of and went to movie faculty to pursue movie as a profession. He began Bridge City Media with a pal and used it as a side-job for some time working weddings and movie festivals, and discovered over time that he particularly loved empowering small enterprise and non-profits via movie. In 2016, Croswell started working full time on Big City Media.
The firm has grown to embrace shoppers akin to Best Buddies, Portland State Center for Women’s Leadership, and Minnow Technologies.
11: Evan Lopez: Organic Originals Productions
Evan Lopez started as a musician. Out of necessity, he started filming his personal music movies and found he had a expertise for video manufacturing. After a pal recruited him to make a music video for an additional artist he launched Organic Originals. Since then Lopez has been striving to assist firms inform their tales whereas nonetheless giving them artistic freedom. His purpose is to assist firms categorical themselves that won’t have the instruments or know-how to accomplish that themselves.
Organic Originals is a one-stop store for each firm’s media and advertising wants. They specialize in video manufacturing, graphic design, images and branding. Lopez assures his shoppers: “Everybody is completely different and I like telling all people’s story in a special approach.”
12: Landon Rhodes: GRINDSTONE
Landon Rhodes started following his guardian’s footsteps into farming. Through making fb movies to assist promote grain to farmers he found he had a ardour and expertise for video manufacturing. Rhodes is not any stranger to sacrificing to pursue his objectives. He lived off 12K a 12 months in a horrible 500/a month condominium, and struggled to make ends meet via video manufacturing.
Now, GRINDSTONE has a group of twelve folks and makes over a million a 12 months in income. Rhodes plans on taking GRINDSTONE into the course manufacturing world, serving to thought leaders and coaches create programs and develop their studying base.
13: ZANE: ZANE Productions
ZANE acquired into video manufacturing purely on accident. He was in Los Angeles attending a seminar for a venture with the State Department, when a pal reached out to him asking for assistance on a music video. Despite not understanding what he was doing, quickly extra and extra folks started reaching out to him for music movies.
It took ZANE Productions 40 movies earlier than he made any income, and whereas the scale of the enterprise has modified, the approach he treats his shoppers has not: “I attempt to hold it very personable. [I’m] not faux with my shoppers” he says. ZANE Productions works predominantly with unbiased artists and native companies in Los Angeles, however he has made movies for stars as large as The Isley Brothers ft. Snoop Dogg and David Guetta.
14: Jackie Hoegger: Hoegger Communications
For Jackie Hoegger, storytelling is in her blood. And whereas she nonetheless teaches at her native college, she additionally runs an organization with a group of 18 folks. Hoegger Communications entered the American Advertising Awards (Addys) in 2018 with seven movies, and took house seven awards.
This 12 months they received two extra Addys to add(-y) to their in depth trophy shelf. Not solely do they thrive at serving to firms inform their tales, however they’ve additionally labored in native and state-wide elections to create content material for profitable candidates. Hoegger holds her workers to the highest attainable requirements, and that zeal for video and consideration to element has proved foundational to the firm’s success.
15: David DeLauder: CAPTIS Visuals
Based in San Diego, David DeLauder grew to become a marriage photographer straight out of highschool. As the panorama modified with instagram and video advertising, he did too, working as an in-house videographer for various firms earlier than beginning his personal. As was the case for a lot of different video manufacturing firms, the Covid-19 Pandemic allowed DeLauder to develop and join with shoppers in new methods.
CAPTIS Visuals allowed firms to clarify how they too had been adapting and making the office secure for his or her workers. In 2021 DeLauder hopes to proceed to construct his community of shoppers and develop a stronger presence in the advertising world.
16: Kenneth Boyd: Idee Productions
Kenneth Boyd’s Idee Productions values folks over revenue. Mainly working with non-profit organizations with restricted budgets, they care about presenting a message that aligns with their very own values. Boyd particularly loves working with organizations that focus on children, significantly in athletics, church, and schooling.
A self proclaimed mama’s boy, Boyd acquired into video manufacturing as a result of his mother beloved TV and he needed to go right into a discipline that might join him with that love. He has stayed true to that mission, stating on the Idee Productions web site “Service that makes your grandma smile”. Don’t let this down-home perspective idiot you into pondering they’re small potatoes, Idee Productions has labored with the NFL, the NBA and the United States Olympic Committee.
17: Daniel Hirsch: Daniel Hirsch Videography, Editing & Transfer Services
David Hirsch discovered his love for video manufacturing in an extra-credit historical past task the place he interviewed folks alive throughout the crusades. And though his material has modified, the ardour he dedicates in direction of his tasks has not. He has labored in TV and movie since 2005, and based Experimental Video Services, a brief and narrative film-focused video manufacturing facility in suburban Atlanta.
His notable work consists of the documentary You’re Rejected, by Parthiban Shanmugam, Apocalypse and the Beauty Queen by Thomas Smugala, and The HusBand by Wade Ballance. In 2021 he has a Youtube present that will probably be airing in addition to 2 season contract for a TV present in the Carribean.
18: Jacob Tanur: Click Play Films
Jacob Tanur acquired his begin in an unlikely location: promoting advert house on the tops of taxi cabs. When he acquired into documentary filmmaking and started studying the technical elements of the discipline, he realized they may very well be immediately utilized to promoting. Click Play Films has labored with shoppers as prolific as Netflix, Linkedin, Sony, and Facebook.
The Covid-19 pandemic allowed them to develop their attain to live-stream occasions, internet hosting as many as half-a-million attendees. In 2021 they plan to proceed that development: hiring new expertise and opening new workplaces.
19: Summer Asturi: Summer Productions
It has all the time been Summer Asturi’s purpose to help different creatives. She realized about video manufacturing working as a mannequin, and shortly realized that she needed to be the particular person in the room who employed everybody else. She labored as a manufacturing assistant earlier than beginning her personal one-woman firm which operated out of a basement.
Now she has a group of 5 and has labored with shoppers akin to ESPN, Chocolove and Gentleman Jack. Summer Production distinguishes itself by additionally doing the casting for a bulk of their ads.
20: Scott Mauldin: Vulcan Media
It is Scott Mauldin’s background in journalism that has allowed his firm Vulcan Media to stand out in the trade. Their journalistic method to filmmaking retains them tightly targeted on the video manufacturing factor, and permits them to suppose strategically about what enterprise and organizations want.
Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Vulcan Media specializes in nearly each type of video an organization would want, together with aerial drone and conference sales space loop video. Vulcan Media is ranked amongst the finest video manufacturing firms in Birmingham and has labored with shoppers akin to Dish, Express Oil Change, and Exelon.
21: Joel Andersen: STL Sports Productions
Joel Anderson’s enterprise grew out of straightforward household outings to sporting occasions. As most dad and mom do, he would movie his children in their athletic occasions solely to discover different dad and mom asking for that footage. STL stands for Showcasing Tomorrow’s Legends and has gone on to movie showcases, school ID camps, professional type exercises and talent classes and has produced 1000’s of sport, spotlight and recruiting movies.
They have labored with dozens of college athletic groups, whereas nonetheless sustaining the small family-run enterprise feeling STL started with.
Published July twenty sixth, 2021
1: Andrew Spirk & Stevie James: Clockwork 9