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You’re a charitable nonprofit, association, or mission-driven organization who wants to inspire audiences to action. We're your video-focused creative agency. We use visual storytelling to connect story, purpose, and audience, and we’re really good at it. In fact, we’ve got 70+ awards to prove it.

We work with you to define who your audience is, where they’re going to watch your video, and what action you want them to take when the video’s over. We use that information to focus on creative strategies that inspire your members, donors, and supporters to act.

Founded in 2004 as a boutique video production company, we’ve grown into a multi-talented creative team. With more than 700 projects under our belt, we understand first-hand the needs and challenges of you face. Getting your message out there—and to the right audience—is difficult, especially if you’re strapped for resources. Every media spend has to count. It has to drive action, align with your goals, and move your audience to act. That’s where we come in. We get it, and we can work with you to find a solution.

The core 5:00 Films & Media team includes some of the most creative, talented professionals around. From strategic thinkers and video experts to do-gooders and nonprofit marketing and communication pros, each member of the team brings unique experiences and expertise to the table.

Our company mantra is simple: We do the right thing. We deliver the right solution. We focus on the relationship.

Let’s tell a good story, together.

Strategy | Production | Distribution | Community Generated Content

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2004
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Highland, MD
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Portfolio

Key clients: 
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • America’s Charities
  • Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
  • Biotechnology Innovation Organization
  • BoardSource
  • Choice Hotels
  • CrisisLink
  • Early Head Start
  • George Mason University
  • IBM
  • Jiffy Lube
  • Kidsave
  • Paramount
  • Qualcomm
  • Sears
  • Lowes
  • Zero to Three

5:00 Films & Media Demo Reel

Rebuilding Together PSA, Featuring Morgan Freeman

BIO Convention Recap

Seaperch Community-Generated Video

BIO International Convention 2016 Event Promo

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Video Production for 50th Anniversary of Nonprofit

"They care about the nonprofit mission and are constantly advising us on new ways to use and repurpose videos."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Nov. 2019
Project summary: 

Continuing their long relationship, 5:00 Films & Media produced a marketing video to promote the 50th anniversary of an art therapy nonprofit. They worked closely with the in-house team to execute the vision.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Alexandria, Virigina
Cynthia Woodruff
Executive Director, American Art Therapy Association, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video was displayed at a conference, on social media, and on a fundraising campaign to great applause. 5:00 Films & Media functioned as an extension of the team, adapting well to any changes that arose. Their cost-effectiveness combined with their value-add made them instrumental partners.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Exectuive Director of the American Art Therapy Association, a nonpartisan, nonprofit professional association

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 5:00 Films & Media?

50th anniversary video project with many audiences and stakeholders needs to consider and a limited budget.

What were your goals for this project?

Provide a celebratory impactful video enagaging membership and supporters.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Long history of very successful projects and collaborations at various nonprofit organizations with this vendor.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

Vendor worked with various members of the staff and volunteers to create vision, step by step planning and managed a series of quick fire-drill changes that popped up.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

Regular communicator via formal and “call us anytime” accessibility, they acted as members of the team.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Extremely successful with positive reactions from members, conference attendees and social media. Supported fundraising campaign and will be sure to promote membership in 2020

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Extremely.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They consistently act as part of the team. They care about the nonprofit mission and are constantly advising us on new ways to use and repurpose videos, current trends, and such. Also willing to work on budgets that are at times smaller than the vision but in the end we get a great video with a lot of repurposable content.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No.

5.0
Overall Score Care and understand nonprofits and are experts in wha they do
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    No issues
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Affordable
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Full team support, latest trends and creative energy of experts were available to us for a fantastic outcome.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    100 %

Video Strategy & Production for Conference

"This conversation, but really the whole process, forever upped our game."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Mar. - May 2018
Project summary: 

5:00 Films & Media delivered marketing strategy and video production services for a virtual conference. The team also proposed methods for increasing attendee engagement with the videos during the event.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Montreal, Canada
Arianna Rehak
Director, AssociationSuccess.org
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

5:00 Films & Media supplied high-quality videos and a successful marketing campaign. Their flexible approach, coupled with their dedication to building a strong business relationship, made for a fruitful engagement. Customers can expect a partner that greatly values continuous improvement.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

The company I was running at the time of working with 5:00 was a digital publication and online community for leaders of associations. I served as the Director of the organization.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 5:00 Films & Media?

5:00 helped with the video strategy and editing around a virtual conference we hosted.

What were your goals for this project?

  • Increase attendance to the conference.
  • Increase enthusiasm and active participation in the event.
  • Improve the quality of video sessions.
SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found them! Tim Parsons of 5:00 was writing into the online forum of one of our virtual conferences, and his comments were really thought-provoking. I got in touch and it initiated a series of conversations that were so positive and idea rich.

I am a fan of the whole 5:00 team, but my interactions were mostly with Tim and he's an incredible guy to work with. Beyond what you would expect, he is a motivator and supporter. He comes with active ideas all the time and he's a connector (of thoughts and people) by nature so he brings a dynamism into the projects he is running.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

5:00 took care of the session videos, the marketing videos leading up to the event, and a whole proposed strategy around getting video engagement from attendees DURING the event.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

It was over a year ago so I don't remember in great detail. We (my team) had to collect video content from a lot of different places, and so we actually wound up being late to deliver the assets to 5:00. I suspect we derailed their processes as a result, so likely I wouldn't be able to give an accurate answer to this anyway. I can say for sure that I remember being impressed with how Tim laid everything out at the beginning.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

A streamlined video production process and improved quality of output that remained consistent, a successful marketing campaign that brought excited attendees to the conference, a new go-to person (Tim!) when I need fresh ideas and enthusiasm.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

I answered this above. We were late to deliver assets, which was on us. 5:00 was also giving us a really good deal on the project because they were a sponsor of the event, so they were fitting us into their packed schedule.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The investment in relationships.

Are there any areas for improvement?

After the project was over, we met with 5:00 and had a debrief where we all shared areas for improvement. What I really liked was that 5:00 came to the conversation with a ton of ideas of how the video assets we were handing over to them could be improved. This conversation, but really the whole process, forever upped our game.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for Robotics & STEM Nonprofit

“They’re a huge asset for our company because they have innovative ideas that we wouldn’t come up with on our own.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$1,000,000 - $9,999,999
 
2009 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

5:00 Films & Media filmed and produced videos for dozens of events. In addition to conducting interviews, editing content, and creating themes for each event, they facilitated livestreaming commentary.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Arlington, Virginia
Daryl Davidson
Executive Director, RoboNation
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With many videos in-use years later, they’re high-quality, professionally done, and have boosted the nonprofit’s image. 5:00 Films & Media’s creativity has helped the clips reach thousands of views on YouTube. The team has become a valued partner by providing unique insights and acting proactively.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the executive director of a  nonprofit educational foundation called RoboNation. We use robotics programs to inspire kids K-12 to pursue STEM careers.  By giving them robotic kits, they see that science and math are fun and important.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 5:00 Films & Media?

We host multiple events throughout the year and wanted to create videos to share with students and sponsors.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Over the years, 5:00 Films & Media have made about 40-50 different live-action and interview-based videos about our events. Bringing in videographers and photographers, they interview winning teams, capture event high-points, shoot B-roll, and determine a theme for each video.

At the beginning of our partnership, we would dictate the questions for the interviews, but over the years, they’ve become more proactive and have recommended alternative approaches. After shooting, they also do all of the editing and post-production work we need. Sometimes, they’ll create multiple different videos for an event and have incorporated live streaming.

For the biggest event we did with them, they traveled to Asia and conducted many interviews with organizations that were supporting our newest program. They created a brochure-like video that was very informative and helped us create awareness.

What is the team composition?

They can ramp up their staff in case of a large event, and have even hired additional freelancers when necessary. They typically send 4–6 people to film our events, while our largest project had a team of 8–10 people.  

How did you come to work with 5:00 Films & Media?

We were working with freelancers who would film our events and then ship it to an editing company, so 5:00 Films & Media made thing more efficient.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $1–$5 million.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in 2009 and our partnership is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

They’ve helped us appear more professional and sophisticated—we have nothing but praise for the quality of their videos. They’re a huge asset for our company because they have innovative ideas that we wouldn’t come up with on our own. Several of the videos they’ve created for us have several thousand views on YouTube. Most significantly, we continue to use the program video they created years ago, which is indicative of the enduring and valuable content they create.

How did 5:00 Films & Media perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re more like a partner than a vendor at this point. After we worked with them several times, they became more proactive, offering more ideas for our project. We generally get in contact with them through phone, text, and email. Overall, they’re easy to communicate with.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re forward-thinking and are looking to expand the impact they have on their clients’ projects. For example, when we wanted to incorporate livestreaming, we were planning to stick a camera somewhere and leave it on, but they convinced us to provide commentary and make the video more engaging. It’s always nice to have their creative input.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I don’t think there’s anything they need to improve.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be open and communicative. You may have a specific end goal, but expect to get some creative ideas from them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Production Support for International Award Video

"I felt totally at ease with them. This is a team that gives 200% whenever they're on a project."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Jan. - Mar. 2018
Project summary: 

5:00 Films & Media collaborated with a media production company on a video project spanning multiple cities around the world. The team provided a line producer and a filming crew to cover the US-based cities.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Singapore
Mingsong Ang
Managing Director, Mediashock Productions Pte Ltd
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Having worked with the client before, 5:00 Films & Media had already built a strong sense of trust with the internal team. Their remote work in the US allowed the internal team to expand their production capabilities while still maintaining a reasonable cost structure.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Mediashock Productions (www.mediashock.com.sg) produces highly targeted video content to help our clients in the fast growing technology industry increase sales, build their brand awareness and elevate an Idea to Action.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 5:00 Films & Media?

Mediashock worked with 5:00 Films & Media on a multi-city video project, involving filming work in Maryland, New York and Singapore. This project featured the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize award winner, Professor Rita Colwell, which 5:00 Films & Media supported us with a line producer and a filming crew.

What were your goals for this project?

We needed a responsible local partner in the USA whom we could rely on, since we are based in Asia to fulfil the filming and producing of the scenes necessary for the project.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had worked together with 5:00 Films & Media for the last 4 years, in various projects in different parts of the world collaboratively. When the opportunity arose for us to appoint a local partner based in the US, we knew we could obtain brilliant support from the team.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

Line producing, project coordination, scheduling with talents, location scouting and filming

What was the team composition?

We worked closely with the project manager, and he was the single point of contact for us. He was not a one-man band, and had help from his other team mates who delivered great work. I am not sure of the other team members in detail.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

With a trusted partner like 5:00 Films & Media, we did not have to fly our own team across the globe. Hence we were able to provide a competitive quote with guaranteed quality of deliverables to our clients.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

We had frequent skype calls, although the timezone differences made it challenging for both parties. We found the best timing to be morning in Singapore, and evening time in the US. However, we ran into some last minute changes in the original plan, the team at 5:00 Films catered and supported really well.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The team gave suggestions and feedback, beyond the original brief from us, after they had attended the site survey. I felt totally at ease with them. This is a team that gives 200% whenever they're on a project.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Some minor hiccups on the filming format and frame rate. We work on 25 fps typically, and the norm for US projects is 29.97 fps or even 24 fps. Both sides could have reminded each other to ensure this is synchronized before the start of the next multi-city project.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Film Production for Non-Profit Housing Foundation

"They’re a group of magic makers."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Dec. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

5:00 Films & Media produces videos for a nonprofit. The team edits and masters each film for use at fundraising events.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Marijane Funess
Director of Marketing and PR, NHP Foundation
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The first video won an award and received high praise from external media professionals. Leveraging a collaborative approach, 5:00 Films & Media prioritizes the requirements and vision of their client. Customers can expect a knowledgable and communicative partner.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the director of marketing and PR at NHP Foundation, a nonprofit housing foundation.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 5:00 Films & Media?

We wanted to do our very first corporate video to tell our complicated story. The challenge was the fact that we had never done a video before.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

In the beginning, they met with us in our D.C. office. We explained our work and saw a video of theirs that served as a template for our project. They made an effort to get to know our business, even the quirks of our organization. Most importantly, they brainstormed with us to figure out how to tell our story in a way that would appeal to potential donors.

The video’s purpose is to tell the story of what our organization does to help us raise funding. 5:00 Films & Media did the editing and mastering of the video up until the day of our event. They were very calm and got us the final product when we needed it.

What is the team composition?

Chad (Senior Producer & Technical Director, 5:00 Films & Media) and Josiah (Producer, Shooter & Editor, 5:00 Films & Media) have been our main points of contact. Tim (Head of Story, Brand Strategy & Partnerships, 5:00 Films & Media) is on the editorial side and helps come up with the vision.

Chad conducts most of the interviews and is also the editor and the hands-on person onsite. Josiah does the filming and directs the shots. All three have been with us from the beginning.

How did you come to work with 5:00 Films & Media?

Before me, there was someone else who worked in our D.C. office who found them.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent $60,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in December 2016 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The project was challenging, but by the time we were done with it, we were so pleased. The video won an award. It was initially viewed by 300 people at one of our events, and we pushed it out to our 3,000-member database soon after.

We’ve received a fair amount of unsolicited feedback from reports that cover our field. It’s been great getting high praise from media professionals.

The things that were problematic were more on our end because we didn’t understand the process. We’d never contracted with a video company before where we were involved. This year, we’re in a much better place. We learned a lot from them, and we collaborate well.

We’re now on our third video, and we’re like a well-oiled machine. We love working with them. It’s been a great experience. The second video was probably too broad in its scope, but that’s not their fault. That was required by our company for the second year.

This year’s video is going to be our best one yet. We have a great relationship and understanding of what goes into making these videos work. I can’t say enough good things about them.

The videos are all on YouTube, but I wouldn’t imagine they have a ton of views. We work in a pretty niche area. Each year, we’ve succeeded in having a larger response to our event in terms of attendance and donations. It’s a mix of things that make people decide to donate, but we think the videos play a major role.

How did 5:00 Films & Media perform from a project management standpoint?

They’re excellent. The first year was hard because we didn’t have anything to compare to. We were probably difficult to work with because we had so many other hurdles that came up. We also weren’t responsive enough.

We were set up to be executive producers, and they made sure we were the ones that did the first draft of storyboards and scripts. That was a unique position for me to be in because I was more used to a video producer that would take over everything for us.

It was interesting to be much more of a collaborator, but in a good way. It forced us to clarify our goals and our vision. 5:00 Films & Media was also great in terms of educating us. The relationship has grown to where we are worthy, collaborative partners.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re a group of magic makers. Especially with last year’s video, so many things had to be included, and they produced a beautiful product. The only problem with last year was that the video didn’t pull on people’s heartstrings in the same way that the first-year video did. Part of that was because we didn’t set it up that way.

The second video was much more matter of fact about the importance of healthcare in the affordable housing space. It was more business-like, which is the way we chose to go last year. Even though it was complicated, they did a great job. This year, anticipation is high, but I know they’ll come through.

Part of the reason for their success is that they already had good experience as far as understanding nonprofits. They convinced us very early on that they understood what our business was and how to communicate. They were also very helpful in explaining to us what the process was going to be.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, Chad is a great interviewer and does a wonderful job making people comfortable. They’re great collaborators.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Let them do their process. Don’t try to interfere or over direct as a client. You can trust them.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for Education Center

"Their professionalism, transparency and reliability consistently impress us."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2016 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

5:00 Films & Media has produced multiple videos for an education center. Their team sets up equipment, shoots footage, adjusts lighting, and edits the video.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Arlington, Virginia
Events & Operations Assistant Director, Education Center
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The videos of public conferences are well shot and high-quality, leading to a longterm ongoing relationship. 5:00 Films & Media is helpful on-site and consistently remains calm in the face of arising issues. Their team is reliable and adaptable.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Education Center, Events & Operations Assistant Director

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 5:00 Films & Media?

We hire them for every public conference for the last 3 years and they film and produce all of our videos to publish online. They help us in time of need when we are having any sort of IT issues or problems with video, lighting, etc. They are honestly incredible. They are now helping us turn all of our videos into podcasts as well.

What were your goals for this project?

To develop a trusting relationship with a video production company and it has gone above and beyond that. Josiah and his team are so easy to work with and never let us down with their quality of work.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Everyone I work with uses them and it made sense.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

We work with them to send a conference agenda and they send us a quote. They always film our entire day of conference sessions. We work with them on 6 events per year and have been for the last 3 years. They come and set everything up, film, breakdown, provide edits to the videos within 2-3 days, and then post the new videos to our website.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

They never make mistakes, their work is seamless. I cannot say it enough how incredible and professional they are with everything they do.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Their ability to tackle issues as they come head-on and work with situations in a room where they might not have all the resources or tool. Also, their calmness to work through situations before I even get to the room which allows me to have 100% trust and faith in their work ethic. I never have to worry about a thing when they are in the room.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

I rely on them heavily as the Events Director to not have to bat an eye or fear that something will go on with my conference. If live steam goes dead, or the speaker turns off the entire mic system in the room, they are the ones to run and fix it before I get there. I am lucky.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their professionalism, transparency and reliability consistently impress us.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, they are amazing.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video for School Fundraiser

"They were extremely professional and efficient!"

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Feb. - May 2019
Project summary: 

5:00 Films & Media filmed and produced a short video that would be shown at a primary school’s fundraiser. The video featured students and teachers and is used to garner support.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Washington, District of Columbia
Giselle Pole
Director of Dev & Partnerships, Thurgood Marshall Academy
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video successfully encourages viewers to be more involved with the school and continues to be used during orientation and recruitment events. 5:00 Films & Media was professional throughout filming and connected with students by conducting interviews. Overall, they were great to work with.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Thurgood Marshall Academy is a public charter high school in the Anacostia neighborhood of Washington DC. As the Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships, I lead the development and communications team to secure financial support for the school.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 5:00 Films & Media?

Each year, TMA hosts a fundraiser to support the programs and services that are not funded by the city. We showcase a 3-5 minute video to our guests, and retained 5:00 films to produce a video that tells our story while making an appeal for support.

What were your goals for this project?

Following the Gala, we feature the video on the website and show it during our presentations at volunteer recruitment events. The video needed to both describe our school but underscore the importance of outside supports to our success.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

A few years ago I was referred to 5:00 films and considered them along with two other companies. During a planning call, I was impressed by how quickly they understood our goals; in addition, they came in under our budget.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

We had an initial planning call to discuss the goal of the video, and we collaborated on the overall strategy. Their scope of work included filming for 2 days and production and they provided all of the equipment.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

We worked through two or three rounds of draft; the review from TMA (Executive Director and I) had few edits - we were primarily focused on teachers and students in the video, making sure there was equitable representation. We also provided the text to include in the video; 5:00 films selected the music and overall style.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

We see the biggest impact from continued use of the video during orientation and recruitment sessions. Everyone who sees the video is even more excited to get involved with our school.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Email worked best for our workflow, and we had no hiccups during the filming and production process.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They were extremely professional and efficient! They knew how to navigate our school space and were flexible during filming for transitions throughout the day. They connected with students during the interview, which made the project even more enjoyable.

Are there any areas for improvement?

None at this time.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    The school day runs from 8-4pm so the 5:00 films team were able to visit the school and conduct all necessary interviews.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were understanding of our limitations as a nonprofit, and worked within our budget, which didn't affect the end product.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for Nonprofit

"They have a genuine passion for the missions of the organizations that they capture."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
July - Aug. 2019
Project summary: 

5:00 Films and Media produced explainer videos for a nonprofit. After a collaborative scripting process, the team shot and edited the videos which were uploaded on different social media outlets.

The Reviewer
 
50-100 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Piper Hendricks
Former Head of Comms, Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

5:00 delivered great videos that effectively conveyed the mission of the nonprofit. The videos enjoyed a high level of engagement across social media platforms. The 5:00 team’s empathy and excellent project management makes them reliable partners to work with.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the head of communications for Center of Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC), a global nonprofit with offices in conflict zones around the world.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 5:00 Films and Media?

Our work is very nuanced and often difficult for audiences to understand. In order to address that, we wanted to produce videos to help people understand what we do and why.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

It was a collaborative effort from the beginning, where 5:00 helped us script the videos. 5:00 handled the entire video production project while making sure to receive input from us along the way. They shot and edited the videos before we uploaded them to our website and various social media outlets.

What is the team composition?

Tim (Head of Story, Brand Strategy, & Partnerships, 5:00 Films and Media) and Josiah (Creative Team, 5:00 Films and Media) were my main points of contact. I recall working with around four people: mainly with two videographers and a project manager.

How did you come to work with 5:00 Films and Media?

I’d come across them before when working in the general videography and filmmaking space. We put out an RFP and had several responses come in. 5:00 was just right because they had extensive experience while understanding the severe limitations of a nonprofit budget.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve had two projects with them, and they’ve both cost around $20,000 in total.

What is the status of this engagement?

The first engagement lasted from June–August 2018, and our most recent project lasted from June—August 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement? 

5:00 was truly able to grasp the unique work we do at CIVIC, and helped us relay that in an accurate but accessible way. We’ve gotten great feedback from everybody who’s watched the videos— they’re the perfect length, and they’re very easy to understand. For many of our social media outlets, the videos have gotten the highest user engagement out of all of our posts.

How did 5:00 Film and Media perform from a project management standpoint?

They were extremely flexible and made sure to follow up with us on all developments. If we needed to shift our timeline, they’d be very communicative and transparent about working out a schedule that worked for both of us. They were very on top of things in that way.  

What did you find most impressive about them?

They have a genuine passion for the missions of the organizations that they capture. They really understand the objectives of the associations they work for, and why they matter. They’re able to bring that vision and mission to life.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything, and I don’t say that lightly—really, nothing comes to mind.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would allow for the very first conversation to be broad, in order to bring them in as a partner. You should be clear about your goal, but leave it as a big picture. They’ll bring their expertise in to create something great.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for Accounting Firm

“They had tremendous creative talent, technical ability, and the capacity to truly understand our goals.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
2006 - Aug. 2018
Project summary: 

5:00 Films and Media spearheaded several turnkey video production projects for an accounting firm, producing over 50 pieces over the course of the partnership. They handled ideation, discovery, and production.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Washington, D.C.
Jimena Ryan
CMO, Raffa PC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Of their final documentaries, three of five won Telly awards and all five were well-received by clients. The team took time to understand the core of the issue to produce an authentic product. Their talent was notable, particularly in the accurate, impactful representation of clients.

A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the chief marketing officer of Raffa PC. We’re an accounting firm headquartered in Washington D.C. It’s a certified B Corps regional professional services firm that recently merged into Markham LLP, the 15th largest accounting firm in the nation. I’m part of Markham now, but my work with 5:00 Films and Media was with Raffa PC.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with 5:00 Films and Media?

We wanted a creative partner that could visually showcase how our work was making an impact in the field.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They handled the core content creations and ideation of the videos as well as the production, tackling projects from start to finish. A few years after my first engagement with them, Raffa PC did several client testimonial videos. We also conducted interviews with mission-based organizations.

For instance, for our 20th anniversary, we selected five clients to receive an award. To go along with the recognition, we produced a short documentary showcasing each of their missions. That was a big project, working individually with each non-profit. Three of the five films won Telly awards, and each of the non-profits used the video for their fundraising and value proposition efforts. We did a screening where we unveiled the videos and celebrated our clients. That was a huge success, and each organization has found ways to utilize the videos to advance its mission since.

Over the years, we had several more engagements with them. We did a lot of internal video work, much of it showcasing client case studies that visually detailed how we built capacity for them in our work. On our website, we had about 50 short interviews with clients on-location, capturing the heart and soul of their organization and how we benefited them. Those are available still on the Raffa PC website. All of the videos were produced by 5:00 Films and Media. 

What is the team composition?

We worked with their team, led by Esteban (CEO, 5:00 Films and Media).

How did you come to work with 5:00 Films and Media?

My first engagement with them was while I was serving as a board chair for a non-profit and hired them to produce videos relating to student service learning in Montgomery County. At the time, I was working with a youth organization producing videos for schools. That’s how we were originally connected. I was very happy with their work, so I brought them on when I joined Raffa PC.

How much have you invested with them?

Over the course of our work together, we spent between $50,000–$100,000. 

What is the status of this engagement?

Our work together started when I came into Raffa PC as the director of marketing about 13 years ago. But I worked with them in my previous position 2–3 years before that. Because the company we merged with had standing relationships with other videographers, our partnership ended in 2018. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?

The videos were compelling, well-received, and accurately represented the desired message we wished to convey. Like I side earlier, three of the five documentaries about our clients won Telly awards. The products were always successful, and we were consistently pleased with their work. Nothing ever had to be redone. They always understood and nailed our goals. 5:00 Films and Media’s work was very valuable to all involved.

How did 5:00 Films and Media perform from a project management standpoint?

Esteban is the main producer that holistically owned the project. But, we worked with plenty of professional, creative members of their team. It was a really good relationship.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They put a lot of heart into their work and listen very well to try to understand product goals. The team was great at conveying the feeling we want the audience to walk away with. There’s great alignment with our goals and their end product. On top of that, they delivered tremendous value for the cost.

Whenever we provided an idea, they could really take the ball and run with it, understanding our organization, values, culture, and engagements with clients. They were excited and supportive of our work, too. They had tremendous creative talent, technical ability, and the capacity to truly understand our goals.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t think of anything. The longer we worked together, the better the relationship was. It became easier to work with them as our partnership grew because they learned how our firm worked. I never had to worry about anything or micromanage.

5.0
Overall Score I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anybody.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They always met our deadlines and timetable, communicating our needs upfront.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They were a fair value for the quality of services they provide.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    There’s a lot of competition, but they proved themselves early on.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve recommended them to many people over the years.

Video Editing & SMM for Health Science Conference

"I was most impressed by how responsive they were even though we were in different time zones."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June - Aug. 2019
Project summary: 

5:00 Films & Media created an awareness video for digital therapeutics in health science. They filmed a conference, then developed a highlight reel and soundbites to share online and on social media.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Vancouver, Canada
Communications Manager, Healthcare Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

While meeting deadlines and accommodating feedback, 5:00 Films & Media created a high-quality video. Their team was quick to respond and worked collaboratively to meet all of the project’s needs.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

We are a health science accelerator in Canada, supporting health innovation companies developing pharmaceuticals, medical devices and diagnostics.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire 5:00 Films & Media?

We were looking to capture a panel session at a major international health sciences conference to help educate Canadians on a new area of innovation in health sciences.

What were your goals for this project?

To increase awareness and understanding of digital therapeutics among the Canadian health sciences community.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We reached out to a number of companies to assist us, and this vendor was quick to respond, understood our needs, was professional, and worked collaboratively with us to produce the finished product.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

5:00 Films was tasked to produce a full video of our panel session, plus a highlight reel and 3 soundbite clips.

What was the team composition?

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RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

They worked quickly to produce a high-quality video of the full panel session, plus a highlight reel and 3 soundbite clips that we could share on our website and social media channels.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They were excellent communicators, meeting deadlines and accommodating our feedback.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was most impressed by how responsive they were even though we were in different time zones. They produced a high-quality product with a reasonable budget.

Are there any areas for improvement?

N/A

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
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Verification Level
Gold
VERIFIED
Business Entity
Status
Active
Jurisdiction of Formation
Maryland
ID
D13512967
Date of Formation
Apr 9, 2010
Payment & Legal Filings
Bankruptcy
No
Tax Lien Filings
0
Judgement Filings
0
Collections Count
0
Last Updated
Oct 2, 2019
Client Reviews
VERIFIED CLIENT REVIEWS
12
OVERALL REVIEW RATING
5.0
Source
Clutch
LAST UPDATED
December 2, 2019