Videography & Production
Corporate, non-profit/education, and creative video production - interviews, marketing videos, product videos, wedding films, etc. - are offered by my colleague, Christopher Hacker. Just like my photography, video production is based in San Jose, serving primarily Silicon Valley and the Peninsula but happy to travel anywhere in the San Francisco Bay area and beyond.
For more information, visit Chris’s website at www.chrishacker.com. For convenience, some of the information there is copied here below.
I offer reasonable, transparent rates. The rate for any project is a $750 base, plus $175/hr of on-location and editing time. Every project is unique - I would be happy to openly discuss with you how much time I think your project will require, and in many cases I can adjust to your budget while keeping expectations realistic.
I specialize in talking-head interview marketing and similar videos, and instructional course videos (for e.g. Coursera style online courses), but I am equipped to do almost anything you may require.
I should point out that I am not a big production company - the most people I’ll likely have on set is three, including myself, and many smaller projects I do completely by myself - and though I can handle most projects, I will let you know if I’m not the right choice for your really big project.
For most projects, it makes the most sense to shoot at your location rather than in a studio - and we can bring a portable mini-studio to your location if you do want a studio look. It isn’t always necessary depending on your space, but I usually use portable studio lighting for interviews to make your talent look their best.
I aim to create a modern natural look - clean and crisp, and not overly flashy. I shoot everything in 4K resolution for quality and flexibility, and I use cinema-quality microphones and recording equipment for the best possible sound. For interviews, two or more cameras are usually used for flexibility in editing. Feel free to ask about any specific technical requirements you may have, or any questions about the technical side of things.
Accessibility is very important to me, so I film and record the audio with that in mind as much as is possible, and I provide text captioning as a service.
I can provide many types of animation and other design work, such as the logo animations in the sample videos. I do GIF animation as well, e.g. for marketing e-mails.
I do produce wedding films, but only with my partner, photographer Micaela Go. I work very closely integrated with her at the wedding to provide a cinematic add-on to her phenomenal still photography work.