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D-MAK Productions is a Phoenix, Arizona video production company specializing in producing corporate videos, industrial, marketing, training, live performance, real estate, live events, and web video production.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2011
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Phoenix, AZ
headquarters
  • 1747 E Morten Ave Suite 101
    Phoenix, AZ 85020
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Intel Corporation, Barrow Neurological Institute, Tenet Healthcare, Ticketmaster, Cold Stone Creamery, iHeartMedia Inc., CBS Local, Rodale (Men’s Health), CBRE, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Cobham Aerospace Communications, Talking Stick Resort and RIESTER Advertising Agency

Reviews

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Product Videos for Convertible Cutting Board

"I was very impressed with how well they edited and created the final product."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Aug. 2018 - Aug. 2018
Project summary: 

D-MAK Productions created product videos for publication on YouTube.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Phoenix, Arizona
John Fleck
President, JEMA Marketing, LLC
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The quality of the videos generated greater marketing exposure for the product. Expect D-MAK Productions to follow an efficient and accountable process as they deliver polished work.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the founder of JEMA Marketing, LLC, which looks at the everyday products people use and makes them better.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire D-MAK Productions?

We developed a unique cutting board which easily converts to a funnel or scoop. The product includes a convenient storage holder. We needed a demonstration video for our product.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted the video to meet our expectations for quality.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I looked online for production companies in my area. D-MAK Productions came across as capable and professional.

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

They created long and short product videos. I was unfamiliar with the production process of making a video. Joe Forte (Owner, D-MAK Productions) was very helpful in walking me through the process and explaining what would take place. His crew was professional all the way.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We felt our product would be best launched on TV since it demonstrates so well, but we knew we needed a video to get the attention. When we submitted our product to HSN, we included the link to the video on YouTube. The quality was so good we received a "heads up" from them after their viewing.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Their production team showed up on time at the location, they set up quickly and efficiently and they followed a coordinated routine. We completed the shoot in less than six hours.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I was very impressed with how well they edited and created the final product. I was at the filming. It didn't seem as fluid and coherent as the final product depicts. Even the two models I hired thought they looked better on the video than they did at the shoot.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No, we’re very happy with the process and the result.

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

Social Video Production for Restaurant Brand Owner

"Many production teams have problems making large edits, but D-MAK was very capable." 

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

D-MAK Productions produced several promotional videos to highlight new, limited-time product offerings. They were provided with initial concepts and creative assets and incorporated feedback.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Scottsdale, Arizona
Brandon Hodgins
Digital Marketing Manager, Kahala Brands
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Reaching a large audience via social media, the videos have succeeded in promoting new products. D-MAK Production’s ability to integrate feedback quickly without missing deadlines is especially noteworthy. Customers can expect a flexible partner with original ideas.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I’m the digital marketing manager for Kahala Brands. We own a number of restaurant brands.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire D-MAK Productions?

We needed to produce several social videos to promote our upcoming products.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to highlight the flavors of our new products in a way that aligned with our social media content.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

After looking at a few other companies, we chose D-MAK because of their strong proposal and history of quality work.

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

We needed a set of videos to highlight our upcoming, limited-time offerings. We gave D-MAK a brief of our initial ideas and D-MAK gave great feedback to optimize them. Once the creative strategy was determined and we delivered some initial assets, D-MAK produced the videos quickly.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

During the video creation process, our brand team had a number of edits, and D-MAK was always able and willing to make them. They were very easy to work with on the editing process.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We’re still releasing our campaigns, but all the videos have received strong engagement on our social channels. They’ve also generated thousands of views, helping drive the success of our limited-time product offerings.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Joe (Owner, D-MAK Productions) and Danny (Founder, D-MAK Productions) did an outstanding job lending their expertise and executing our vision. They were extremely professional, worked within our timeframe, and always provided feedback and suggestions to make the videos better.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Our team had quite a few edits and product updates, but D-MAK was able to pivot on ideas and deliver a great final product. Many production teams have problems making large edits, but D-MAK was very capable.

Are there any areas for improvement?

If there was a true problem, it was that our team responded a bit slowly. D-MAK did a great job of working with our timeline and getting things done.

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 Telecommunications Company

"[O]nce we started working with D-Mak, we didn’t need to look anywhere else."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

D-Mak Productions manages video recording and photography tasks for multiple corporate events, creating journalistic-style clips in post-production to increase web engagement and recruiting efforts.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Scottsdale, Arizona
Vice President of Marketing, Telecommunications Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Completed videos and stills have attracted positive feedback from viewers, many of whom praise D-Mak’s ability to capture the company culture in an upbeat and professional way. The team’s unobtrusive presence, quick turnaround time, and consistent quality continue to encourage trust.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I’m the vice president of marketing for a communications company that delivers cloud-based solutions for businesses, enterprises, and other clients.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with D-Mak?

We hold various events throughout the year for our partners and our providers. They’re educational and fun and also used for recruiting. We use D-Mak to record those events, from both a promotional and training perspective, using video and still shooting. They edit the recordings and make 1- to 3-minute clips for us, which we use on our website and for recruiting.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We don’t do television, but advertising for us means promoting our company so we can recruit new sales agents. We’ve worked with D-Mak on at least a dozen projects. We contract with D-Mak and let them know what the event is going to entail and how long we’ll need them. They usually show up with several people on the team. They do both video and still shooting, as well as the post work. They usually have a quick turnaround of up to a week. Typically, the final videos are around 2 minutes in length.

How did you come to work with D-Mak?

We’re both located in Scottsdale, Arizona. I’m sure other companies were reviewed at the time, but once we started working with D-Mak, we didn’t need to look anywhere else. Their quality and pricing are great. They really understand our company culture, so we don’t have to spend a lot of time reviewing things with them. They understand what we need, and they just do it.

How much have you invested with D-Mak?

It’s definitely over $25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We’ve worked together for at least 2–3 years, but I’ve only been with the company for the past 1.5 years. D-Mak is currently compiling a highlight reel of all our events, so the relationship is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

I don’t have any quantitative data, but we have received feedback from people who see the work. They say that the videos capture our culture perfectly, and they’re always upbeat and look professionally produced.

How did D-Mak perform from a project management standpoint?

We have a pretty basic project management process. We request a bid, they give us a price, they show up and do their work, and they produce an end product. If we need to tweak it, they’re accommodating. Although the work is not very in-depth from a project management perspective, in terms of performing the functions they were hired to do, D-Mak does a great job. They have great communication and conduct themselves with professionalism while they’re shooting on-site.

What did you find most impressive about D-Mak?

When you’re hosting an event, the recording should be really in the background. People don’t want to feel uncomfortable or in the spotlight. D-Mak stays on the sidelines, capturing the essence of what we do and how we do it without making their presence overt.

Are there any areas D-Mak could improve?

I can’t think of anything right now.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    We’ve had no problems.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Our projects always finish within budget.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    I don’t have any issues with their services.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer