Inspiring purpose-driven audiences since 2004

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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 done thousands of videos and have 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.

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$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
10 - 49
 Founded
2004
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Video Production for Biotechnology Nonprofit Organization

"5:00 Films are great collaborators."

Quality: 
4.5
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
May - July 2020
Project summary: 

5:00 Films & Media produced a video for a biotechnology nonprofit organization. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the team helped the client host a virtual conference via video.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Dr. Larry Mahan
President, The Biotechnology Institute of Washington DC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The 4-day conference featured 118 pre-taped sessions, meeting the expectations of sponsors, student finalists, and the internal team. 5:00 Films & Media produces hgih-quality work through close collaboration with the client. The team is hard-working, creative, and organized.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the President of the Biotechnology Institute, a 501(c)(3) organization in Washington DC. Our mission is to engage, excite, and educate as many people as possible, particularly young people, about biotechnology and its immense potential to heal the sick, feed the hungry, restore the environment, and fuel the economy.

We promote excellence in biotechnology research from the best and brightest minds in the next generation of innovators. Our efforts unite the national biotechnology community, including students, teachers, schools and mentors in delivering more effective workforce development and training to sustain the industry’s growth and impact.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

Each year, at the BIO International Convention, the Institute conducts the BioGENEius Program, a series of competitions for bright high school age students from across the nation and select countries performing innovative research in biotechnology focused on healthcare, agricultural sustainability and industrial/environmental applications.

In this COVID year, BIO and the Institute turned the entire conference to virtual (digital) formats. 5:00 Films conducted interviews of the BioGENEius finalists, recorded in real time their competitions (the International BioGENEius and GenePool Challenges), interviewed judges and Institute/BIO heads and took all that content and condensed those experiences into a dynamic 30 minute video session that was aired in prime time at BIO 2020 Digital.

What were your goals for this project?

Through productions like that of 5:00 Films, we hope to raise awareness of the Institute and its programs, showcase the innovation resident in our younger generations, and recognize the sponsors of our programs for their critical support.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We had utilized the services of 5:00 Films last year at BIO 2019 in its onsite format - a convention of >16,000 attendees in which the Institute conducts the BioGENEius and GenePool Challenges. We were very please at their cost effective approach, especially in that real time physical format that required them to deliver high quality content in just a few days of filming to open a signature morning keynote in front of 3000-4000 attendees.

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

The final product was a 30 min segment aired during prime time at the convention that showcased our International BioGENEius and GenePool Competitions in addition to some of the behind the scenes events and additional commentary by significant sponsors.

Once selected for 2020, we and 5:00 start with a few strategy meetings to like BIO's theme with ours, what segments of the video would need to contain, how to obtain them virtually, what additional material might be added, etc.

Then we coordinate an introduction of 5:00 to all participants so they might then set up individual taping sessions. We also conduct group activities that are taped. Then we enter the competitions phase and all that including the judges' live Q&A are taped.

Finally commentary is collected from our sponsors. Strategy discussions, white boards, etc. cover a few weeks and all the taping occurs over the following 3 weeks. Finally all content is assembled by 5:00 into a draft of the 30 min segment, reviewed at least twice by us to make necessary edits until we arrive at the final product by the deadline requested by BIO to receive these pre-taped segments.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

We had an open and almost daily management process because of our need to be involved with the coordination of the student (minor) filming. Once material was collected we set up review meetings at each of our respective convenience while staying on schedule.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

There were 118 pre-taped sessions at the convention over 4 days. The analytics that we received indicated that we were in the upper 50% of all sessions viewed. Mind you, we are not primary programming in the convention. We are more of an ancillary event so this was pleasing.

We had 172 confirmed (signed up) attendees, 420 video loads, and just over 5400 minutes of viewing or about 180 views. Obviously some loaded to watch offline. The video was then posted to our YouTube channel where so far we have had about 150 more views. For a first time digital (virtual) event, we were very pleased. So were our sponsors, student finalists and BIO.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Pretty seamless and very effective considering the nature of filming the events required daily interaction. Clear objectives are always set at the beginning of the project. 5:00 Films are great collaborators. They write cohesive content and operate well under pressure. They complete ski missions in very close turn around times.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

5:00 Films are great collaborators. They write cohesive content and operate well under pressure. They complete ski missions in very close turn around times. We know because of the demanding schedule and this being the first time attempted that 5:00 staff spent late nights as they had many other segments to film for BIO. Despite their heavy workload, they never complained, took care of all our comments and edits professionally and delivered!

Are there any areas for improvement?

With the strong caveat of this being a first time for everyone, and BIO's imposed quick timeline, next year we will look to plan for even more videographic creativity.

5.0
Overall Score A combination of professionalism and personal service.
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    See comments above.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Very cost effective !
  • 4.5 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    See comments above.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Absolutely

Multiple Video Productions for Crowdsourcing SaaS Platform

“They’re really dedicated to getting you a good product.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2019 - June 2020
Project summary: 

5:00 Films & Media recorded and produced videos of user conferences for a crowdsourcing platform to host on their website. Then, they produced an explainer video to communicate the value of the platform.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
San Francisco, California
Jessica Day
Co-Founder & CMO, IdeaScale
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

5:00 Films & Media’s work has received highly positive feedback. The team proved capable of adapting, even helping the company through a brand redesign halfway through the project. Their wide-ranging video capabilities, seamless communication, and commitment to the client set them apart.

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 CMO at IdeaScale, a SaaS technology that is used for crowdsourcing ideas from employees, customers, or the general public.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We have in-person user conferences, where we invite all of our customers to come together and share their best practices. We needed somebody to record all of those sessions, rapidly turn them around, and let us host them on our website. This would allow people to view the presentations, whether they attended and want to reference them later or could not attend and want to see them.

We were also looking for a video that would help us communicate the value of crowdsourcing. We found that it was really difficult to explain what we do and demonstrate the value of it to new customers, especially since crowdsourcing as a concept is not necessarily embedded in the bedrock of business organizations. We needed an explainer video that would easily convey our features and functionality, as well as the value it can create within an organization, in under two minutes.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

For the user conferences, they did a lot of requirements gathering regarding what we wanted those videos to look like when we’re hosting them on our website, as well as things about the venue and where they could record.

When it came to the explainer video, we wanted to write the script ourselves, but they offered feedback. They were able to change with us midstream when we went through a brand redesign and wanted to use the new brand colors, assets, and all of that. They completely adapted when the time came; they were really good at helping us take our new brand language and applying it in the explainer video.

What is the team composition?

Our main point of contact for the videos from the event was Josiah (Former Producer, Shooter, Editor). Our project was then taken over by Beth (Senior Producer), and she is one of the key reasons I wanted to leave a review. She was so phenomenal to work with and really good at collaborating with us; one of our designers working on the brand redesign wanted to have a little bit of input into the video, but she didn’t know aftereffects. Beth not only worked with her but also taught her some aftereffects, so it became a great professional development collaboration on the video side.

Also, the CEO personally stepped in when Josiah was leaving the company to reassign us to somebody who he felt super confident in. It was nice to have that personal touch from leadership. 

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

They were referred to us by another partner of ours who had worked with them before.

How much have you invested with them?

I believe we spent between $15,000–$20,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our work together began in September 2019. We wrapped up the projects in June 2020, but based off of how well it went, I wouldn’t be surprised if we looked to them for our future needs.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The anecdotal feedback we’ve received, particularly on the explainer video, has been phenomenal. I’ve received tons of emails about it. When we put out a new video, we don’t usually receive so much feedback. People are very pleased by the way the video describes the value, but also by this positivity and energy that Beth infused into it. 

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

We communicated through email and calls. I would say that Beth was an excellent and extraordinary communicator. She was one of the best people I’ve ever worked with external to an organization in terms of communication. It was harder to find our rhythm with Josiah. 

They also worked with us very well on our budget. We’re not a VC-funded startup, so we're careful with our budgets. They were able to offer some options so that we could stay within the budget that we had for the events videos.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I would say two things. First, the quality of their work stands out in terms of its flexibility. They’re not pigeon-holed into any particular style or framework. In fact, we saw a few different versions of our explainer video as they were creating it, so I feel like they can do anything well. Second, they’re really dedicated to getting you a good product. The fact that the CEO stepped in and made sure that we were working with a top designer so that we could feel confident even though our first videographer was leaving left an impression.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I can’t really think of anything right now. 

Any advice for potential customers?

Have an understanding of what work you’re willing to do and what work you want them to do. They could’ve written a script for us, but we knew we wanted to do that; however, there were some other things that we didn’t know that we wanted to do, and I think that slowed us down a little bit.

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

Video Production for Scholarly Journal Platform

"The 5:00 Films & Media team was highly responsive, thoughtful, and enjoyable to work with."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
3.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2019 - Mar. 2020
Project summary: 

5:00 Films & Media produced a video for a scholarly journal platform. The team created the video to be presented at a gala and showcase what is next for the project.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Baltimore, Maryland
Abe Novick
Marketing Manager, Project MUSE
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Although the gala was pushed back a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the video met the expectations of the internal team. 5:00 Films & Media creates high-quality results that reflect the vision of their clients. The team is creative, personable, and fun to work with.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Marketing Manager at Project MUSE, a division of Johns Hopkins University Press. We are a digital platform for scholarly books and journals. I am responsible for everything from the brand voice, advertising and promotions, to the day to day marketing of MUSE.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

Our 25th Anniversary was to be launched at a gala opening followed by our annual publishers meeting and carry through the year and into the following spring. We wanted to tell our story, but without focusing on the past, as much as inspiring a way forward. Our theme was "Envision What's Next"

What were your goals for this project?

Rather than simply showing a video, we wanted viewers to provide ideas to us and provide their vision of what's to come. So, 5:00 connected us with a firm that would capture that data and upload it onto a site for viewers to comment on and get involved with and interact with each other on.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

A committee was formed made up of members of Project MUSE and Johns Hopkins University Press. We had narrowed our search down to three firms to create an inspiring video for Project MUSE’s 25th Anniversary. One had dropped out and it was down to two.

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

While the other firm had simply proposed what we’d asked for, Esteban provided a whole new approach that would incorporate our audience’s participation. So, in the end, we got a beautiful video along with a way to capture the ideas it generated.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

We had a great give and take throughout the process with several rounds of feedback with 5:00 always being responsive, thoughtful and professional.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Due to Covid-19, the gala and publishers meeting was cancelled and the video launch is on hold. However, we plan to launch it in 2021.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

The 5:00 Films & Media team was highly responsive, thoughtful, and enjoyable to work with.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Again, Esteban and his team provided a whole new approach, that in addition to a video, gave us a new marketing platform that would incorporate our audience’s participation. So, 5:00 went above and beyond our expectations.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No.

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

Video Production for Medical Device Association

“They always found ways to work within our budget and were excessively creative.”

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

5:00 Films & Media shot on-site at a conference for a medical device trade organization. Creating a series of promotional videos, they handled scripting, editing, music selection, graphics, and animation.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Arlington, Virginia
Wendy Siminski
SVP, Conferences & Events, AdvaMed
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The project was very successful. 5:00 Films & Media listened carefully to project goals and delivered a high-end product at a reasonable price. The team provided a lot of advice to ensure a successful partnership. As a result, they’ve worked with this partner on several projects.

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 work for AdvaMed, which stands for Advanced Medical Device Technology Association. I’m the senior vice president of conferences and events and we’re a trade association for the medical device industry.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We hired them to shoot on-site at a conference and to develop a series of promotional videos.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They began with a proposal for project management, scripting, shooting on-site, video editing, music selection, graphics, and animation.

What is the team composition?

We worked with about four people.

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

I’ve worked with them for about 10 years. I found them through another association that was working with them. I actually used to work for another video production company and planned to hire them instead of 5:00 Films & Media, but I was so impressed with their work, their attitude, and their creativity, that I ended up hiring them instead.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent between $20,000–$25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project lasted from June–November 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’re great, which is why I keep working with them. They really listened to us to identify the goals for the project. They always found ways to work within our budget and were excessively creative. They’re on top of the latest trends in video, and they provided a lot of guidance, helping us make decisions to improve the product overall. Some things we didn’t consider or plan on doing, but they’re a trusted consultant. I frequently reach out to them, to get guidance on other projects, in the hopes that I can hire them again down the line.

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

They’re excellent. We were assigned a primary contact to reach out to, and they respond promptly to emails or requests for information. When they work an event, they’re available 24-hour a day. They’re very attentive from a project management standpoint.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Whenever we provided constructive feedback, they’re very receptive and are able to make those adjustments.

Are there any areas they could improve?

They work with a lot of different partners, so they provided us with a lot of different options. That could be a little overwhelming if a client hasn’t worked with them before. It’s really just too much of a good thing.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be open o their guidance. Sometimes you think you know what you want to do, but they can come up with a less expensive and less burdensome way to achieve the same goals. They’re excellent at helping you reach your goals in the best way possible.

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 Business Conference

“The whole team is just incredibly highly skilled.”

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

5:00 Films & Media provides ongoing video planning, filming, and production services to the conference of a media company, highlighting attendee experiences in short videos that are published on social media.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Miami Beach, Florida
Lynne Filderman
Executive Producer, 3BL Forum
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

All feedback on the videos produced by 5:00 Films & Media has been incredibly positive, both internally and externally to the client. Their team is talented at eliciting responses capturing the conference atmosphere and work well with their client to create a final video that makes everyone happy.

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

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

Our organization is 3BL Media, and we produce a conference called the 3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands. I am the executive producer of the conference.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We needed to produce and capture some video outside of the things happening on the mainstage, including soundbites of attendees, speakers, and sponsors, as well as B-roll showing the energy and dynamics of the conference.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We hired 5:000 Films & Media to create three or four short videos for us to push out on Social Media. In the lead up to the conference, we had several conversations about what I was looking for, how we were structuring the conference, and what might be some good questions to ask our attendees.

Then during the conference, they handled the filming on their own for the most part, and I would just suggest particular individuals for them to capture on video. After that, they took all the video and got them transcribed so that we could look at those and then put together a rough cut based on what they thought would make sense to put in a video. I suggested some other parts that we wanted to include, and we went back and forth from there until we had our final product.

What is the team composition?

About four people from their team worked with us on the project.

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

I met their CEO a number of years ago and always liked the work they were doing. When I had the opportunity to bring them in, they were my first call, and their competitive pricing helped seal the deal.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve spent around $20,000–$25,000 with them.

What is the status of this engagement?

This particular conference took place in October 2019, but we started planning for it months in advance and are now planning the video that we will make in October 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We do track performance metrics in terms of views and things like that, but I am more concerned about the anecdotal comments from people who see the video. All of that audience says they like what we did, and really think it captures the essence of the conference and its high-octane, fast pace. It’s prominent on our website and we get compliments all the time.

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

Their team consists of excellent project managers. They are always responsive to messages that I send them as well as being proactive in taking care of things on their own. They stick to our budget and timelines, and we’ve never had a problem with surprises or being unable to add anything to the scope of the project.

What did you find most impressive about them?

The whole team is just incredibly highly skilled.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I don’t have any suggestions for them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Have some member of your team with experience in video, because the ability to work with them really allows you to maximize your investment in the process and get the best result.

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 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
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Business Entity
Business Entity Name
5:00 Films & Media, INC
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
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Last updated
Oct 2, 2019
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