Ways to contact us:
We do our best to keep busy, either with client projects or enjoying our surroundings and expanding our experience within our passions. Giving us a call is strongly encouraged so we can get to know you and your business! Unless we are out-of-service or currently on a shoot/working on a project we are happy to take the call, otherwise an email or a message via social media is always welcome.
First-time meetings for projects or retainers are always free!
( Virtual meetings also available )
Every client deserves an approach to marketing that fits their specific needs. Once first contact is made our initial goals are to familiarize ourselves with your business, demographics & your relationship with your customer. Typically our deep experience in multiple industries allows us to adapt quickly to your unique needs, however, there are occasions where it is advantageous to take our time to insure our understanding.
We start with 3 basic questions:
What are your goals?
Define min/max budget
Hands-on or hands-off?
We get to know you, your company, its history and most importantly how we can leverage influence with your audience to achieve your goals.
Brainstorm & Analysis
This is the part of the process where we begin to outline how we are going to develop a strategy & creative assets for your campaign.
The last phase of the discovery phase is to set a plan in motion complete with deadlines, logistics & some flexibility, because as Karl von Clausewitz once said “The enemy of a good plan is the dream of a perfect plan.”
Create / Production
While we specialize in Photo, Design & Video we will use the latter as our creative example as it is the most involved of the 3 mediums.
We use a similar process for design drafts & setting up details for photoshoots.
Storyboard & Script
We are storytellers, once we have learned your story and how to tell it we put pen to paper and provide you an insight into the final product.
Before we show up for the shoot we need to define things like who will be in the video, what they will do/say, where they will do so & all the while staying on task so to make sure we are efficient & well prepared.
Lights, Camera… Action!
Finally, we get to do what we do best, execute creative. We are confident that you will find that while on shoot we are friendly, accommodating & professional.
Post Production / Editing
The first step in our post production process is to take the best parts of what was shot and align them in a way that starts to tell your story.
Music & Sound Design
Here we curate the tone of the project by choosing appropriate music. On top of the musical element we master ambient sound to enhance to overall experience. If voice-over is requested for the video we then record it in our studio with the selected talent & mix it together with the other elements.
Adding text, logos & graphic overlays to a video can be the difference between a prospective customer choosing your brand or not. We use our design experience to add value with clean & smooth graphic overlays, making you look professional and approachable.
A quality introduction or logo animation can encourage a viewer to watch a video in its entirety, this suggests production quality & helps to gain a viewers trust. Animation can also be a dynamic way to communicate information quickly and clearly.
Equally as important as the sound element, the right management of color dictates visual tone and can give subtle cues to the the audience subconscious about how they can expect to feel & experience the video.
Once editing is complete we do a final viewing to coax out the overall feeling and effect of the viewing experience as a whole. Different minded individuals might perceive the story differently, our goal is to make sure that there is a generally homogeneous consensus resulting from the video. Once we think we have it right, we present the first draft to you, the client.
Review, Publish, Review
We have been known to get creative drafts right on the first try but we understand that there may be changes before publishing a project. With most projects we allow for up to 2 draft revisions within our initial quote.
Once all the details in the creative are perfect we are ready to publish. This is where our planning and strategy make a big difference. Whether we are sending the project through social media or broadcasting nationally we take the time to polish each project to reach its full potential.
The best campaigns can be used & reused time and time again to get maximum value out of the project. Tweaking targeting or correcting copy is an essensial peice of the process.
We have a library of work that rivals some of the big name agencies. Still on the fence? Take a look at a some of what we have been up to and decide for yourself.