Austin Video Production Company, 1023 media presents our latest demo reel. Having been blessed to do all kinds of productions from corporate videos to weddings, to marketing videos, we are truly a jack of all trades in the video industry. The demo reel below is comprised of some of our favorite clips from the last few years. Most of it is pretty recent footage. While the majority of our work is in Texas at places like Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, we have also been lucky enough to be involved with productions all over the U.S. and the world including Mexico, South Africa and St Lucia!
This is another video we produced for the good people at Cadillac. This video was a part of their See it. Snap it. Share it. campaign earlier this year for the new ATS and it turned out great! We traveled all over Texas shooting different events that were a part of the campaign. From Austin to Houston to Dallas and back, the travel was hectic, but it was very rewarding to have the final product turn out the way it did. Always nice working with people who all are on the same page and gravitating toward the same goal. Looking forward to doing a lot of work with them in 2014!
From time to time we get contacted to produce highlight videos for charity events. One of the events we have been involved for a while now is Paddle for Puppies which benefits animals in the Austin area that are in shelters. The goal is to keep these little guys alive by being adopted and put in no-kill shelters. By doing this video for them we are hoping to raise awareness about the situation and hopefully bring in many more particiapnts and sponsors for the event in the years to come. If you know of anyone that might be interested in helping out, please forward this video to them and have them contact Austin Pets Alive to see how they can help.
Usually when we get a call about producing a marketing video for corporate clients, the first question is “How much will an X minute video cost”? Our answer is almost always, “Well…that depends…”
As with most anything in this world, video production cost is determined by a litany of factors. Where / what will we be filming, what kind of lighting, what kind of audio, how big of a crew, will we need to rent extra gear, what is the end product, what type of shots does the client want (obviously, an aerial shot is going to cost more than 2 cameras on tripods), what’s the estimated time it will take us to complete it, how quickly does the client need the video turned around, etc. All those factors (and many others) are going to encompass the cost of producing videos. There’s no doubt, a quality, professionally done video is usually not an ultra cheap task. Sure, you can go on Craigslist and find someone to do a video very cheap, but guess what your end product will look like…
Most people do not realize the amount of time, effort, energy, and thousands of dollars worth of equipment that go into making good, high quality, videos. Our clients typically only see the day(s) of filming their videos. A good example is if the client would like a 3 minute marketing video, its going to take anywhere from 3-5 full days (in addition to the filming days) to make that 3 minute video in post-production. If you do 2 days of shooting and 4 days of post, that’s 6 full days of work for a 3 minute video. That’s a normal gig for us. It’s a tedious task piecing it all together, but when that video begins to take shape, it makes all those long days worth it.
That’s not to say video production costs have to be unreasonable. We will do everything in our power to produce the best video we can for the least amount of money possible. Our philosophy is that if we are transparent with our costs to the client and they see we are working hard to do quality work for reasonable money, they will come back to us over and over when they need a video produced.
Other companies might just throw high numbers out right at first with no intention of retaining the customer for the future. For my company, a lot of business is repeat and I strongly believe in the Lifetime Customer Value way of thinking when it comes to pricing. To sum up, there are a lot of questions that will need to be asked by both client and production company before a final budget is determined. My advice to people seeking video production services is to have as much info on your project as possible when you start soliciting quotes. Information is key and will make the initial process a lot easier.
Debuted in front of over 4000 E.D. Doctors at a ACEP’s Scientific Assembly 2012 in the Wells Fargo Theater at the Colorado Convention Center, and featured on the front page of the American College of Emergency Physicians website (acep.org), this short documentary tells the story of the Aurora CO movie theater tragedy from a different perspective – from the eyes of the emergency department doctors who saw the victims on that tragic night. Hear the behind the scenes of one of history’s largest mass tragedy events and learn of the successes that were uncovered within one of the most difficult jobs in the medical field.
1023media has had a long standing relationship with Cadillac Corporation working on small documentaries, web promotional videos for all types of events, and even filming a six part documentary on Ring of Honor inductee Drew Pearson (The Journey can be seen here.) One of our loves is Cadillacs push to infuse itself into the art world, sponsoring tons of art fairs and fashion displays. This week, we captured a 4 day time lapse of the build out of the Texas Contemporary Art Fair in Houston, TX. The video includes interviews with collectors, managers, and artists who are involved with the fair, and a time lapse sequence of the setup. You can see the time lapse sequence below!
“Hail Mary” is a tribute to #88 Drew Pearson’s Dallas Cowboys Ring of Honor Induction. The short film will be debuted on November 4th, at his Ring of Honor Induction party and is a gift to Drew and his family. The video filmed on location in Dallas TX and produced by 1023media (1023media.com) in Austin TX.