We’ve partnered with Michael Wohl to produce Virtual Reality Videos. Michael is an award-winning filmmaker and author of 13 books on filmmaking techniques, including The 360 Video Handbook: a step-by-step guide for creating video for VR (virtual reality). He is most well known as one of the original designers of Apple’s Emmy award-winning software Final Cut Pro.
The Pre-Production Process - Script Writing
In our business 90% of the work is spent in Pre-Production. This is where the vision of your video is developed, outlined, written, and re-written, and then written again -- before moving on the the fun stuff, like story-boarding, casting actors, location scouting, and scheduling the crew. We do all the work with the clients' close cooperation and approval.
Film and Video Production - The shoot!
This is where most of the fun happens! Depending on the scope of the video we provide state of the art video production services, including cameras (Sony FS7 Mark II, Canon, Panasonic, DJI Mavic Pro 4K Drone), sound, lighting, teleprompter, and professional actors. We pay special attention to quality and crafting a message that promotes your product or services in a fun and entertaining way.
Post-Production - Editing, Music, Garphics
This is where the magic happens. We use the latest post-production software and hardware, including Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut, Photoshop, and After Effects. We also work closely with a tightly knit group of video makers and graphic artists to produce high end graphics and animation.
“Working with Daniel and the team was amazing. They are truly masters at their craft and deliver world-class work....EVERY time.”Karl SchwoobHP, Producer | Project Manager
“Daniel and the team at Enlightened Pictures filmed for several days for us. When we received the footage, we were incredibly pleased with what had been captured. It was a smooth process from initial briefing, through to filming days and receiving the footage. Would recommend their service!”Chris Brain, Project ManagerCroft Television
“I worked with Daniel on a video project over the course of 6 months. Daniel was very professional, easy to work with, always responsive to emails and phone calls and I was struck by his ability to make others being video taped feel at ease. His technical expertise, along with his willingness to collaborate and work well with others contributed to the success of this project. I would definitely recommend Daniel- his work is outstanding and he is a pleasure to work with.”Kristine V.California Courts, The Judicial Branch of California
“Daniel and I worked together on a video for Kole Imports. Daniel was professional, easy to work with and produced a great video! We were very happy with our experience and would use him again in the future.”Jason Kole, VP | Business DevelopmentKole Imports
“I worked with Daniel to produce a PSA for Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) with Actress and GDB supporter Betty White. From start to finish, Daniel and his crew were the utmost professionals. He was thorough, attentive, responsive to my every question, and very creative in terms of art direction and editing. Our finished pieces are stunning and effective. I recommend him wholeheartedly for your next video production.”Morry A.Guide Dogs For The Blind
“A very dedicated, experienced filmmaker. I’ve worked with Daniel for at least 15 years now and value him most for his creativity as director or editor. He’s equally devoted to lighting or sound work. The fact that he’s dependable and personable keeps our business relationship going.”Andrew L.eImage Video Productions
“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Daniel on several occasions. He is prompt, personable and was in expert in all aspects of video production for my clients. I loved working with him!”Armella StepanOwner of Intentions and Intentions Linens
“I engaged Daniel Gamburg after telephone interviews with several other production companies. His response to my questions were clear, concise, provided without hesitation. His fees were very competitive.”Ed ElsonIDCO Forensic Services
“ I've known Daniel since the early 90's when he produced a short wherein I played the lead. Later, we worked together very closely on too many video projects to recall. His artistic sensibilities are always vivid, thoughtful and well structured. He is both a gifted, sophisticated artist invariably producing festival-worthy work, is an exemplar of laser focus and a flawless work ethic; and finally, a disciplined craftsman who will not miss a critical detail. Finally, Daniel is a funny guy. (Check out his acting reel.) In short, the dude rocks. ”Terry GaultHigh-tech CxO Communication Director | Henderson Group
You have questions;
we have answers.
Look for good samples of work that reflect the services you are looking for. Don’t be a tire kicker. If you’re on a tight budget tell the producer upfront, and give a specific number that way you’ll be saving yourself and the producer lots of time. Much of the time, depending on the scope of work, you might be able to get a good deal. Understand that in the film business “cheaper” does not necessarily equal better. Most of the time it’s the other way around. A film production company thrives mostly by word of mouth, based on the quality of their services. Ask for a referral and a sample before making your final decision. A producer’s work is only as good as their samples.
The most important question you must answer for yourself before contacting a production company is the budget. What is your budget, or how much are you willing to spend (for a good return on your investment)? The higher the production value (quality) you want, the bigger the number. These production values can vary from as little as $500 to a million dollars. If you want something produced from script to screen your budget will have to include payment for development of the script (meetings), writing the script (writer), producing the film (shooting it with a full crew and equipment), and finally post-production (editing, color grading, sound mixing, quality control). This all adds up to many hours of labor and equipment, not to mention insurance, and hiring talent. The sky is the limit. The more you understand about the film production process the more bang you’ll get for your buck. Don’t be afraid to ask questions about how it all works, so that you know where your money is going.
You should ask what the producer specializes in. Then ask for advice on how they would approach producing your video. This will give you an immediate idea of how professional they are in their business. You should also ask for the range of budgets they have worked with. Ask about the typical turnaround time for completion of a video project. This will depend on the type of video you want produced, and it will also give you insight on how the producer manages the delivery timeline.
We strive to produce fun, and entertaining media in collaboration with our clients. We always work towards a personal touch in highlighting what is unique about the clients products and services. And we work with various budgets to accommodate the clients needs.
We produce short documentaries, commercials, PSA’s, testimonials, and editorial jobs promoting products and services for social networks, marketing, and branding. Most recently we produced a national commercials for MTailor, and Thompson Tee. We also produce social human interest videos such as Harnessing the Power of Partnership for Guide Dogs for the Blind, which received a Gold Cindy Award. We also produced a webisode series for a high tech company promoting their product through humorous episodes which was a big hit, and even won an award at a tech conference. We also provide post-production services, editing documentaries, commercials, short films, and e-learning videos.