We Create Courage.

DCV creates videos and video strategies for midsize brands, building and accelerate their marketing funnels. 

It's video marketing, done for you. 

We're the specialized team you need to develop top of the funnel magnets to sharable product evangelism. 

Our defining difference is our customer service and strategy first methodology for creating assets.

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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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 Documentary Project

"They went above and beyond and delivered beautiful interviews and footage."

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

DCV - Digital Creative Visionaries provided video production support for a documentary. They helped film interviews and shoot scenes, specifically focusing on lighting and sound. 

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Laura Franco-Velasco
Deputy Director of Video, The Human Rights Campaign
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The vendor delivered outstanding work. DCV - Digital Creative Visionaries did a great job creating a pleasant environment in the interview. The footage made a huge difference in the documentary. Their team was extremely responsive to all communication. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Deputy Director of Video at the Human Rights Campaign.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire DCV - Digital Creative Visionaries?

I was working on a 20 minutes short documentary and my team need it support filming the interviews and some of the scenes. We need it somebody with a deep sound and lighting background.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to produce an emotional and beautifully shot documentary to reach people's hearts.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I selected DCV out of many video production companies in this area, because I knew they will get the job done. I had worked with DCV in the past and I can only say great things about the work they do.

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

DCV helped us from the pre-planning of the shots to the end. They went above and beyond and delivered beautiful interviews and footage.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

We were very satisfied with the process and result. We will definitely hire DCV again in the future.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

DCV delivered outstanding and beautiful footage that made a big difference in our documentary.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

They were extremely responsive to any kind of communication.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Because we were filming a documentary, we found many obstacles, they were above and beyond to support us to get the job done. The film involved characters who have been through a lot in their lives, and they did not have it easy. DCV team created a great environment between them and the characters, making them feel comfortable during the interviews and the filming of the different scenes.

Are there any areas for improvement?

No

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 Events Company

“Their professionalism and timeliness blew us away.”

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

Digital Creative Visionaries produced a video highlighting a morning dance event at multiple museums for an event company. Their team was responsible for shooting and editing the videos.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Tim Patch
COO, Daybreaker
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video received 200,000 views within the first month and unanimously receives positive feedback. Digital Creative Visionaries creates high-quality engaging videos within a short timeframe. Their team’s expertise and quality equipment lead to a successful ongoing relationship.

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 am the COO and Producer at Daybreaker, an event company that throws morning dance events. We produce about 200 events a year that feature DJs, performers, and live musicians with anywhere from a few hundred to a thousand attendees.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We wanted some high-quality and rapid response filmmaking for some of our events.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Digital Creative Visionaries captured footage from a landmark event we held at the Smithsonian, the National Building Museum, and the Kennedy Center. They shot and produced a commercial video recapping our event and our partnerships with those institutions. Their team was responsible for capturing the footage and editing it.

What is the team composition?

I worked with three members of the Digital Creative Visionaries team, including Shane (Founder, Digital Creative Visionaries). 

How did you come to work with Digital Creative Visionaries?

I found Digital Creative Visionaries through a trusted professional reference. I was impressed by their previous work so we had an introductory call. After they shared their capabilities, we decided to work with them.

How much have you invested with them?

We have invested between $7,000-$12,000 per project.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our ongoing engagement with Digital Creative Visionaries began in January 2018.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Digital Creative Visionaries were able to turn around a video same day and it received 200,000 views in the past month. That was impressive and important to us. We get only the best feedback on their work. Our partners at the National Building Museum and other artist partners appreciated the videos as well. 

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

Their project management skills were excellent. We interacted with them by email but mostly over the phone.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Their professionalism and timeliness blew us away. We were also impressed by the quality of their cameras and equipment.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, there’s nothing they could do better.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They’re a busy company and have a lot of big projects coming up, so the sooner you book the better! They’re in high demand.

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 Men's Nationwide Fraternity

"They’ve impressed us enough that we’ll continue to give them a first look for future videography projects."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June - June 2019
Project summary: 

During 2–3 days of filming, DCV captured footage of a national fraternity’s leadership institute. They edited the resulting shots into a promotional video for students and alumni.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Connecticut, United States
Ian Lowe
Executive Director, Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

DCV’s efforts yielded a well-received and popular video. Their team demonstrated a commitment to delivering on client expectations, and their process of filming and editing ran rather smoothly. They offered smart suggestions and incorporated unique visual components to create a high-quality video.

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 am the executive director of Pi Lambda Phi, which is a nationwide men's fraternity with about 45 chapters across the country. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DCV?

Students were coming from all over the country to attend our inaugural leadership institute. We hired DCV to film our event and make a promotional video of sorts that could be used for other students to see, along with our alumni.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

DCV filmed both large and small group sessions over several days. They also collected footage of the students participating in outdoor activities like high ropes or obstacle courses.

We also had the film crew conduct brief interviews with select students to discuss their experience at the institute. Shane (CEO, DCV) helped the students articulate their answers to make the most of their time on camera, so the interviews turned out really well.

We gave Shane minimal direction for the editing process. We trusted him and his team to make the video look good because they’re professionals. In that regard, we were pleasantly surprised when Shane incorporated some drone footage and other visual elements that we hadn’t discussed but were included in the package. Those efforts added some pop to the video.

What is the team composition?

Shane was our primary point of contact, but he also worked with an assistant.

How did you come to work with DCV?

We’ve known Shane for several years because he is an alumnus of our fraternity. He completed a project for us about a year ago, so we gave him the first opportunity to work on this video, as well. He gave us a rundown of what he could offer, and the price point made sense.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent a few thousand dollars on the latest video.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our project began and ended in June 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our video has been viewed many times on YouTube. We’ve also received a lot of positive feedback from our members about its quality.

How did DCV perform from a project management standpoint?

We don’t do a lot of videography work, so I don’t have a lot to compare this experience to. That said, Shane took the time to learn about our goals before committing to the work and promising certain things. He asked smart questions to learn about what we were looking for and what would make us happy.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They’re easy to work with. They’ve impressed us enough that we’ll continue to give them a first look for future videography projects.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t pinpoint any areas for improvement.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Be clear about your expectations but also be open to their advice. I’m glad we opted for some of their suggestions because they were better than what we would have envisioned on our own.

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 International Development Institution

“Our goal was to raise awareness, and DCV helped us achieve that.” 

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

DCV - Digital Creative Visionaries produced a promotional video for internal and external audiences. They were responsible for writing the script, filming the scenes, and editing the final video. 

The Reviewer
 
10,000+ Employees
 
Washington DC Metro Area
Financial Sector Specialist, International Development Institution
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

DCV - Digital Creative Visionaries exceeded expectations for both the quality and impact of their work. Immediately after launching the video, membership increased by 10%. Their efficiency and passion set them apart from other providers.

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 am a chairperson of a volunteer group that focuses on empowering the youth.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

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

We are the largest volunteer group within our organization, but we didn’t have the visibility that we deserved. Our goal was to bring more awareness to all of the impactful programs that we have internally and externally. In our opinion, the best way to gain exposure was to create an engaging audiovisual experience.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

DCV – Digital Creative Visionaries helped us make a promotional video that showcased our volunteer group and its purpose in a new light. Our team was responsible for creating a narrative for the video, but DCV was in charge of writing the actual script.

Once the story was finalized, they began filming content for the video. Post-production was the final stage, where they edited several different versions for us to choose from.

What is the team composition?

We only interacted with two people within their organization, but I’m sure they had more people working in the background.

How did you come to work with DCV – Digital Creative Visionaries?

They were recommended to us by a colleague who had done some work with them in the past. We did some research online before getting in touch with them.

One of the first things that we noticed in our initial meeting was that their positive energy. This, coupled with their transparency and conciseness, influenced our hiring decision.

How much have you invested with them?

The project was in the range of $30,000 or so.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our initial conversations started in March 2019, and they were finished with the project by June 2019.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

DCV – Digital Creative Visionaries was everything that we hoped for in a partner. They helped us narrow our focus and create a message that was engaging and to-the-point. When we shared the video with people within our institution and our network, the response was overwhelmingly positive. Many people became eager to learn more about our group after watching the clip.

The moment we shared the video with a broader audience, our membership base increased by 10 percent. We've also secured meeting and events with high-level executives within our organization. Our goal was to raise awareness, and DCV helped us achieve that. From a quality perspective, they exceeded our expectations.

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

They managed to complete the video within three months, which was incredible. Their punctuality, coupled with their streamlined procedures, made the entire engagement effortless. When our team had trouble focusing on the message, they scheduled a lot of meetings and phone calls to reconcile our issues.

What did you find most impressive about them?

DCV has an infectious energy that carries over into every aspect of their business. Their ability to connect with us on a personal allowed them to deliver high-quality content that met our specific needs. We look forward to working with them again.

Are there any areas they could improve?

We have no complaints.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

For us, our initial meeting with DCV set the tone for the entire project. Using the onboarding stage to discuss our goals and refine our vision contributed significantly to our success.

5.0
Overall Score We are thoroughly pleased with the work that they have done for us.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We received an amazing value for what we paid.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

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