We Create Courage.

DCV creates videos and video strategies for midsize brands. 

We are an on-demand Video Production Agency, a unique hybrid of core agency functions blended into a video production house.

Our defining difference is our customer service.

We have a simple mission, to give you courage; To make you comfortable with the uncomfortable task of being original, to your boss, to your customer, to the world. 

We can't promise you'll go viral, but we can promise we'll pick up the phone in 2 rings or less and be there for you every step of the way.

Digital Creative Visionaries made Washington, DC its HQ in 2014. We've helped candidates get meetings at the White House, boosted recruitment for the US military, connected youth from around the world, created ads for pro sports teams, and told stories for associations big and small. 

We're a growing part of the creative pulse happening underneath the political machine. We keep the secrets and get it done. 

Our production capabilities and network are world-wide.

We provide:

Strategy

Production

Post Production

Distribution

 
$10,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2014
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Washignton, DC
headquarters
other locations
  • United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

We're proud of each client we serve and are not a fan of listing large brands we worked for once. If you want a client list, give us a call. We are a best fit for agencies looking to grow their video opportunities.

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Video Production for Experiential Communications Agency

"DCV always brings really interesting ideas and techniques to the table."

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

Digital Creative Visionaries assisted in shooting 18 television commercials in four days for a third party. They used gimbals, a jib, and a dolly track.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Rockville, Maryland
Director, VIVA Creative
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client was pleased with the results. Digital Creative Visionaries’ team exudes positivity and professionalism. They’re a talented group that works diligently to ensure customer satisfaction.

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 a director and producer at VIVA Creative. We are a digital marketing and live events agency. We do global projects for brands and other associations.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Digital Creative Visionaries (DCV)?

We hired them as our production partner for a series of television commercials for one of our clients.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They helped us film 18 television commercials in four days. We needed a robust and talented team to help us shoot these commercials. We also had to work at a very aggressive pace in order to get them done in the timeline that we needed.

We used a wide assortment of filming tools, such as jib, gimbals, and dolly track.

What is the team composition?

We worked with their two founders and had a crew of eight people.

How did you come to work with DCV?

I knew Shane (CEO, DCV), from prior engagements and I saw their work being shared on social media. I hadn’t spoken to them in a while, so I reached out to them based on their commercially appealing work; I definitely wanted to replicate that success for my own project.       

How much have you invested with them?

I’ve invested approximately $25,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in April 2019, and our project wrapped up in May 2019.

We haven’t had a new project since then, but we hope to do more projects with them in the future.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our client was very happy with the professionalism of their crew.

DCV always brings really interesting ideas and techniques to the table. They were willing to improve on the experience to ensure that our product was going to meet expectations, which I found helpful.   

How did DCV perform from a project management standpoint?

We were very pleased with their project management skills.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their team was very enthusiastic and had a great attitude. They had great collaboration skills and were very easy to work with.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, nothing comes to mind.

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

Various Concept to Completion Videos for Restaurant Association

“The videos they've produced have helped garner many thousands of views.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$200,000 to $999,999
 
May 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

DC Visionaries provides video production support for various projects, from conceptualization and scripting to production, editing, and animation. 

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Washington, District of Columbia
SunJae Smith
Senior Videographer, National Restaurant Association
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

DC Visionaries brings a lot of creativity, valuable input, and enthusiasm to each project, taking videos to the next level. In addition to the quality of their work, they're also good at following direction, communicating with clients, and managing projects for the most part. 

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 senior videographer at the National Restaurant Association.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DC Visionaries?

We had a need for additional support on video projects that were too large for our in-house to manage alone. 

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

DC Visionaries provides video production support on projects as needed, which involves creative direction planning, scripting, and conceptualizing as well as providing camera operators, post-production editing, and sometimes animation. 

What is the team composition? 

In addition to Shane (CEO, DC Visionaries) and Celene (COO, DC Visionaries), we've worked with as few as one camera operator to as many as 10 people from their team on any given project.

How did you come to work with DC Visionaries?

We were looking for experienced individuals with a demonstrated ability to produce high-quality work, so a colleague recommended them and we reviewed their demo reel. After giving them a small project, we were happy with their work and kept going back to them for more projects.

How much have you invested with them?

We spend around $70,000–$80,000 a year on their services. 

What is the status of this engagement?

The first project we worked with them on was probably in 2015 and the relationship is ongoing. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We're so happy with their work that we keep going back to them for more; they've now worked on several different projects for different departments within our organization over the years. The videos they've produced have helped garner many thousands of views. 

How did DC Visionaries perform from a project management standpoint?

We have a very good working relationship with them at this point. They've always been able to deliver on project requirements and provided great results, following direction with ease and bringing a lot of good ideas to the table in the process.

For large-scale projects, they usually come to our office for meetings, but they're also easy to reach by phone or email whenever we need anything.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Shane and Celene are very creative, talented, and enthusiastic. They've helped take a lot of our work to the next level by bringing new ideas and creative solutions to the table. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

As a smaller organization, they're still experiencing some growing pains they can work on as they bring in bigger clients. They've had a few minor hiccups when it comes to managing projects smoothly. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be open to the creative process. DC Visionaries may be able to come up with different ideas that are worth trying out to help break the mold. 

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 Partnership with Creative Agency

"Whatever time they don’t spend working they use to perfect and hone their craft."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$50,000 to $199,999
 
Jan. 2018 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Digital Creative Visionaries assists with video editing and shooting for galas, all-day events, and other projects. They also help find qualified personnel for high profile shoots.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Bryan Levine
Production Manager, Craft Media Digital
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team is professional, timely, and comes equipped with impressive cinematography equipment. They are a valuable resource for executing large scale shoots and have extraordinary brainstorming capabilities.

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 production manager at Craft Media Digital, we’re a full-service ad agency that serves national markets.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Digital Creative Visionaries?

We hired DCV because there are certain projects that require more than we can handle internally. As part of a two-person team, we’ve used DCV a lot to offset some of our needs.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Shane (CEO, DCV) and his team helped us shoot promotional material for an annual gala, as well as an all-day event for an Auto Makers Association event. The team also helped us find qualified staff for a high-profile project. They bring devices, such as remote-controlled dolly sliders, that have been integral to some of our shoots.

What is the team composition?

We primarily work with Shane, Celine (COO, DCV), Dustin (Cinematographer, DCV), and their teams.

How did you come to work with Digital Creative Visionaries?

I’ve known Shane for quite some time. We started working with him a few years ago as an out-of-house production company.

How much have you invested with them?

We’ve invested $60,000–$100,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working together in January 2018, and our engagement is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They’ve been able to consistently give us more resources than we need, especially with some of the high-profile clients we’ve worked with in the past.

How did Digital Creative Visionaries perform from a project management standpoint?

Although they are a smaller company, they’ve always gotten back to me within an acceptable time frame. They are more than willing to do exactly what you want, whenever you want.

What did you find most impressive about them?

I look at them and see people who truly love what they do. Whatever time they don’t spend working they use to perfect and hone their craft.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, nothing comes to mind.  

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

I would suggest using them as a resource for ideas and brainstorming.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They’ve always been willing to work with us in terms of cost.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer