Video Production Services

DMV productions is a full-service digital media / video production company in the D.C. metropolitan area, which provides a wide range of personalized media and video products including commercials, music videos, promotional videos, training videos, event coverage, and more. We are proud to represent large companies and corporations, nonprofits, and individuals across the region.

 
$1,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2016
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Washington, DC
headquarters
other locations
  • 4020 washington blvd apt 201
    Arlington, VA 22201
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Our team has worked with large companies like World Bank, Discovery Communications, ESPN, American University, and GW University. We've also worked with small to mid-sized companies like Reading Partners, American Councils, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Society for Women's Health Research, and Engaging Networks. And we love working with start-ups and individuals. We pride ourselves on being versatile in any setting and bringing a personal touch to every project.

Reviews

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Video Editing for Literacy Nonprofit

“I could tell how much attention and care went into the final product.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
June 2015 - June 2016
Project summary: 

DMV productions helped create two videos for fundraising events. They planned shots and did some filming, but mainly led post-production. They edited both videos and added on-screen text to the final products.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Cielo Contreras
Development Director, Reading Partners
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Both productions were highly successful as they helped raise nearly $500,000 in pledges and donations. DMV productions worked hard to support a valuable cause. Some elements took longer to develop than expected, but they proactively approached every challenge. They’re easy to manage.

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 development director for Reading Partners. We’re a nonprofit organization that provides literacy tutoring to elementary school students.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DMV productions?

We needed a production company to help us create a video that could showcase our program. The video would be displayed at an upcoming fundraising event.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

DMV productions assisted the creation of two videos. The first video required them to supplement existing footage with additional filming and do the editing as well. We wanted an 8-minute video that told three distinct stories. They worked with one of our board members to brainstorm each story and plan out how they would look. They also implemented cinematic text effects as part of the post-production effort. We’re a part of a national organization, so they edited the video into slightly different versions by including information from different cities. The second video project was near competition, so we only contracted them to edit it.

What is the team composition?

Patrick (Co-founder, DMV productions) was our primary point of contact. Another person operated the camera during the filming portion of the engagement.

How did you come to work with DMV productions?

I knew Patrick through a colleague. We reached out to a few different firms but ultimately selected DMV productions.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $7,000 in total.

What is the status of this engagement?

The first project took place in June 2015. We hired them again to work on the second video in June 2016.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Both videos were extraordinarily well-received and raised quite a bit of money over the course of two fundraising events. We were given almost $500,000 in gifts and pledges. It seems like everyone loves the videos they’ve helped us produce.

How did DMV productions perform from a project management standpoint?

Another board member was involved in the day-to-day editing process. However, it’s my understanding that everything went smoothly. They quickly provided contract information and invoices whenever necessary.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Patrick saw our program in action and understood why it's important. He connected with what we were doing that was evident in the work he produced. I could tell how much attention and care went into the final product.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

It helps to start a project with a detailed vision, but also approach the situation with an open mind. Additionally, having a working knowledge of video production is useful. It can be tricky if both parties don’t start the engagement with a mutual understanding of the task at hand.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Some things took longer than expected, but that’s the nature of the work.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    We got a lot of bang for our buck.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    We’re pleased with the finished products.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I’ve already referred them.

Post-Production for Producing Office

“They patiently worked with vague requirements to create a great product.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Sept. 2017
Project summary: 

DMV productions led the post-production of an award ceremony by editing the program down to a one hour broadcast. They used After Effects to create the end credits and condensed segments into short web content.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Washington, DC
Producer, Producing Office
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

DMV productions seamlessly combined a variety of audio and visual content into a fluid production that’s ready for TV. They delivered a complete product ahead of schedule. This enabled them to adhere to previously undisclosed requirements within the deadline. They utilize a relaxed approach.

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 producer for a producing office that focuses on special event programming. This includes galas, award shows, TV specials, fashion shows, and concerts. These events often happen in one night and require a quick turnaround.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with DMV productions?

We filmed an awards ceremony lead by a prestigious non-profit organization. The event was taped live and scheduled to air on television shortly after. We needed a vendor to handle the post-production work.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

DMV productions had under two weeks to edit 90-minute program down to an hour-long television broadcast. This effort included audio and visual editing of musical performances to create smooth transitions and cover segments that were cut for time. Patrick (Co-owner, DMV productions) worked with me to make timeline edits. We shared the drafts with the client and television network for feedback and he’d continue to edit the footage for approval. We also required them to edit portions of the acceptance speeches and concerts into digestible web content that could be posted online and to social media. They used Adobe After Effects to create the network’s specific credit slides.

What is the team composition?

Patrick was our primary point of contact. Another person from their team worked on the audio while an additional resource handled the graphical elements.

How did you come to work with DMV productions?

They came as a recommendation from our production supervisor. They had the availability to work within our budget and timeline, so we hired them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent $17,000–$18,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We hired them in September 2017. Post-production took about a week to complete.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

They delivered the final edit early and within budget. I’m pleased they did because the network requested additional edits for things like disclaimer language. DMV productions quickly responded and performed the edits needed.

How did DMV productions perform from a project management standpoint?

They were professional and honest about what they could do within the strict timeline. This informed my decisions regarding how to work my list of priorities into the program. They made it easy to accomplish what we needed to in the allotted amount of time. If something couldn’t be done, they worked with us to come up with solutions without charging additional time.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They offer a laid-back, yet professional atmosphere. Patrick always knew what needed to be down and how to do it. Questions regarding feedback often evolved into conversations about creating the best product possible.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’d like to see them utilize top-of-the-line equipment and software. Their computers made several errors that ended up costing us time. However, I’m genuinely pleased with how they executed the project.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Know what you what to achieve with the editing process and don’t be afraid if you don’t know how to accomplish it. Phrase your requirements in a way that the editor understands. If a directive isn’t clear the first time, don’t just repeat continuously. I’ve seen many producers waste time with that approach.

5.0
Overall Score They patiently worked with vague requirements to create a great product. Each party is happy with the results.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They hit all deadlines.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    They worked with us on the price to make the project worth everyone’s time.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The product they delivered was exactly what the client and distributor wanted.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    We’ve already recommended them.