Award Winning Production House

Fluid Films is a hands-on full service production house & marketing boutique that specializes in creating authentic branded content.  We shape ideas and concepts into winning campaigns.  Our driven team of filmmakers, storytellers, adventurers & friends all strive to produce original & engaging content for your brand.   We live and breathe our work and the passion for our projects shines through on each production.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
1998
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Los Angeles, CA
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Key clients: 

Toyota, Subaru, Casio, Fuel TV (Fox), Yahoo, Samsung, Globe Int Ltd, Quiksilver, Roxy, Red Bull, National Geographic, Eukanuba, Verizon, Nissan, K1 Speed & Espn2

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Testimonial Video Series for LED Light Company

“Fluid Films did a great job of setting the tone so that our clients were at ease during the filming process.”

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

Fluid Films handled end-to-end production support for a six-part interview series with the clients of an LED light manufacturing company. They wrote scripts and handled filming and post-production editing.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Christy Anderson
Former VP of Marketing, Noribachi
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The videos served as incredibly useful tools for the client, not only gaining traction online and praise from internal and external parties but also serving as a useful resource for prospective buyers to see features in action. The Fluid Films Team is highly capable and enjoyable to work with.

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 was the VP of marketing and communications at Noribachi, an LED light manufacturing company, before the company was sold.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fluid Films Productions Inc?

My department was responsible for creating unique content for our brand, and I worked with their team to produce a six-part testimonial series about some of our local clients.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They worked with us from the beginning to the end of the process, starting with writing the script and questions for interviews with the CEOs or heads of operations of our client companies. The videos were each about two minutes long, and we used them on both our social media feeds and websites.

During the filming process, which took place in both our production facility and at the facilities where the lights were installed, they acted as a second set of eyes and ears to help facilitate getting the best answers and shots that we could. From there, they helped work with us on the post-production editing and then delivered the final product.

What was the team composition?

I mostly worked directly with the owner, but they had a small team to handle lighting and boom audio during the filming process itself.

How did you come to work with Fluid Films Productions Inc?

We considered a few different companies, but they seemed like the best fit for us for a few reasons. One was our budget for the project, which as a startup is pretty small.

Beyond that, we had a pretty aggressive timeline for the project that they were willing to meet, and Paul (Owner) had more of a consumer product background than a technical one, which was really refreshing and made the engagement a little bit easier to manage from our end.

How much have you invested with them?

In total, we spent a little over $40,000 on their work.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project took place in January 2017.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Their attitude at the beginning of the project was invaluable because it created a lot of confidence on our team that we would be able to accomplish something that we previously hadn’t been entirely sure whether or not we would be able to accomplish.

On top of that, they were able to turn a video about lights in a steel cutting factory and the inside of a ship into a really cool visual spectacle by working with the background and some of the shots to maximize the visual appeal and really highlight our products in the best possible light. The feedback and excitement from our CEO and sales department was fantastic.

We posted the videos to our social media page and gained a lot of traction there, but they have also been really useful as a sales tool on our website. Since some of our products are shown in such detail there, it is nice to be able to point our customers in that direction so that they could see the features and options much more clearly.

How did Fluid Films Productions Inc perform from a project management standpoint?

The people we were working with weren’t actors, and Fluid Films did a great job of setting the tone so that our clients were at ease during the filming process. That allowed the final videos to feel much more like a conversation than a constructed interview.

Because it was such a tight timeline, Paul came down really early on to get to know our owners and understand their view and more about our organization. It was clear from the get-go that they really cared about getting this right for us.

From the moment we set out our milestones, we were the only ones who ever caused delays in the timeline, because they were always on top of what they needed to do. And even while doing that, they were persistent without being pushy, which we really appreciated.

What did you find most impressive about them?

For this project, the best thing they provided was the ability to understand our goals and then take the video beyond that. We needed testimonial videos that showed our lights and showed the facility, which they were able to accomplish, but they added effects and meaning that made a mundane commercial something that was actually visually catching and impactful in the end.

Are there any areas they could improve?

I’m sure everyone can improve in some way, but at the end of the day, they delivered more than what we asked for and stuck to our deadlines completely, so I don’t have anything negative to say about their work.

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 Eyewear Company

“They really listened to our vision.”

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

Fluid Films provided video production services of a cycling. They covered eight cars, each with a navigator, photographer, and cinematographer.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Carlsbad, California
Chris Cleary
Director or Photography, Spy Optic
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fluid Films’ work was phenomenal. The team was professional and prompt with their deliverables, and it was clear throughout the engagement that they knew what they were doing. Customers can expect a capable team that gets the job done.

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 was the director of photography at an eyewear company. We made sunglasses and goggles.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fluid Films?

We hired them for video production.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Our CEO started the Belgian Waffle Ride, which is a cycling race. Fluid Films came on to cover the race, and helped cover eight cars. We scouted the course together, and assigned a navigator, photographer, and possibly two cinematographers.

They used a range of cameras from RED, DSLRs, and drones. We filled about 5 terabytes of data with all of the footage we got. They also did all of the editing, sound, music, graphics, and animation.

What is the team composition?

We worked with around 10 people from their team.

How did you come to work with Fluid Films?

We were introduced to them by a mutual colleague.

How much have you invested with them?

Our budget was $30,000–$35,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together May 2015, and wrapped up editing in August 2015.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We had an entire crew of people that knew exactly what they were doing. We didn’t have to conversation, they understood exactly what we worry about them whatsoever, which was insanely comforting and professional.

After just one conversation, they understood cycling, and always got to the spots we needed them to. They were very friendly and even housed me in LA one night when I needed a place to stay.

How did Fluid Films perform from a project management standpoint?

We communicated via email and verbally talked things out.

What did you find most impressive about them?

It was nice being able to sit back knowing when I handed them the footage that something great was going to come of it. I’d seen their work prior, and was excited for this outcome. They really listened to our vision.

Are there any areas they could improve?

Everyone can always improve. It was our first big race coverage so there were definitely places where we all could have done better.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

My advice to listen to them. They have good ideas and they’ll bring your vision past what you thought it could be. Allow them to take chances, since there’s a high likelihood you’ll like what they come up with. Don’t be afraid to take chances.

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

Videos for Musician's Tour

"Fluid has the ability to understand needs."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
June 2015
Project summary: 

Fluid Films Productions Inc created videos to support songs in a setlist for a musician's tour. 

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Phoenix, Arizona
Carson Austin
Owner, CEA Entertainment
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Fluid Films Productions videos attracted the audience more than the musician because they were so good. Their workflow was great and they quickly made any adjustments needed. The team had good communication skills and they were effectively able to capitalize on opportunities.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am owner operator of CEA entertainment. I provide video systems for touring concerts.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fluid Films Productions Inc?

I hired fluid films for video content for the James Taylor tour in 2014

What were your goals for this project?

Goals were to get 2K original content to support the various songs in the 2hr show.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I have worked with Fluid Films on other projects and had great success.

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

The Video’s were to support the lyrics for songs in the set list. I asked Fluid Films for some specific shots we needed and left some creative power in their very capable hands. They were spot on!

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

The process was seamless and efficiently executed.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

One of the content pieces was so effective that management cut the clip short because the crowd was more focused on the video rather than James Taylor himself!

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Work flow was between our teams was quick and adjustments were easy and rare because communications were great. Clear and effective.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Fluid has the ability to understand needs and recognize opportunity’s to cost effectively capitalize within the productions guidelines and budget.

Are there any areas for improvement?

I only wish we had more time and money to invest in Fluid Films services! As with any project hindsight is 20/20. In this case we all felt we got the best bang for our buck!

5.0
Overall Score The team the product the experience!
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Easy
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Great value
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Value for cost
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I refer all my colleagues in the market for these types of services to Fluid Flims

Video Content for Division of Physical Sciences

“The creativity in their shooting and interviewing was remarkable.”

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

Fluid Films Productions Inc took charge of the shooting, interviewing, and editing of a promotional video for a university science division. They also assisted with casting as requested.

The Reviewer
 
1,001-5,000 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Lisa Garibay
Public Relations Manager, UCLA Division of Physical Sciences
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

Gathering footage on an accelerated timeline, the team successfully engaged high-level scientific experts in conversational interviews. Their storytelling abilities, technical expertise, and creative thinking were hallmarks of their work. They communicated seamlessly and with professionalism.

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 public relations manager for the Division of Physical Sciences at UCLA. It’s my responsibility to promote the achievements and offerings of six departments within the division. That involves all of the scientific research and academics that are offered by our world-class organization.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Fluid Films Productions Inc?

We wanted to make a short video that encompassed the quality of our education, research, and community service. It was important to make the sciences feel human and accessible, rather than cold or unapproachable.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They started by providing us with a proposal that detailed how they visioned the video based on our initial conversations and RFP. From there, they came up with a schedule and plan for shooting. They assisted with some casting decisions but didn’t take that responsibility entirely. Then, they took care of all the filming and editing of the project. 

What is the team composition?

We worked with about four of their teammates, including a project manager.

How did you come to work with Fluid Films Productions Inc?

I put a call out to my colleagues within the film industry. We wanted to engage with a creative partner to approach the sciences in a new, interesting way. I received recommendations for several companies that would be able to achieve our vision, and their team was one of them.

How much have you invested with them?

We spent about $40,000 on the project.

What is the status of this engagement?

We started working together in June 2019, and our teams are still collaborating.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

I’d recommend them without reservation. All of their work was conducted with the highest level of professionalism. Additionally, I greatly valued the creative offerings the main filmmaker brought to the project. The level of quality that was delivered blew our internal staff away.  

How did Fluid Films Productions Inc perform from a project management standpoint?

We needed to film with a very should turnaround time in mind, and they were willing to work hard to collect all the footage on our deadline. They were communicative, professional, and hard-working. I never felt that I had to worry about any logistics because they were on top of project management. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

The creativity in their shooting and interviewing was remarkable. They were fantastic at conducting conversations with our interviewees. That resulted in amazing stories that came out on camera. I knew his portfolio was beautiful, but watching him conversationally connect with very senior scientists was a joy and surprise. 

Are there any areas they could improve?

We encountered a few snags along the way, but they were always able to pivot and respond to the situation. So, I can’t think of anything constructive for them.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Don’t hold back your questions, comments, and concerns. They’re very responsive to feedback and feel that it helps them do a better job. From there, just trust that they’ll do a good job.

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

Product Video Campaign for Skateboard Collection

“They were very laid-back and fun while still remaining professional.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Mar. 2015
Project summary: 

Fluid Films Production Inc piloted a video campaign to highlight the fall 2015 skateboard collection. The team scouted out the location, handled filming and post-production, and delivered a set of videos.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Los Angeles, California
Nano Nobrega
Creative Director, Dusters California
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The videos gained a substantial amount of engagement on social media and helped reinforce the brand’s identity. Fluid Films Productions Inc brought the initial concept to life, suggesting new ideas to better achieve the end goals. Maintaining a fun atmosphere ensured a smooth collaboration.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the creative director of a skateboard company called Dusters California.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Fluid Films Productions Inc?

We tasked Fluid Films Productions Inc with producing and directing our video campaign for our Fall 2015 product lines. 

What were your goals for this project? 

In addition to showcasing our new collection drop, the videos needed to translate to our fans the freedom and adventurous lifestyle one gets when using our skateboards.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We found Fluid Films Productions Inc by word of mouth. They had delivered similar projects before, and others who had worked with them were happy with their results. 

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

For the video campaign, we were looking for a desert vibe that was hip and young, so location was key. They were able to scout out the perfect spot in Palm Springs where they did all of the photoshoots and downhill/action videos. Their equipment was optimal for the situation, and they used appropriate accessories to get the best action shots. Additionally, they had great eyes for post-production, picking the right soundtrack and editing the videos in a fun, stylish way. The final deliverable was well-branded, and we now use it on our online channels. 

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process? 

They had a four-person crew to scout the location and shoot the video along with a drone operator.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The videos have been some of the most engaging pieces on our social media, earning many shares and likes. The overall look and feel really helped us enforce our brand identity, and, we’ve seen great sales as a result.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs? 

Overall, we had a great time working with them. The communication was very easy, and they provided constant feedback to help us achieve the results we were looking for. Our skateboarders were also very pleased to work with their cameramen. Fluid Films Production Inc made sure that the atmosphere was cool while still being able to delegate everyone to get the video done on time.

What did you find most impressive about this company? 

I was impressed by their ability to translate my ideas into a great final product. They were very laid-back and fun while still remaining professional. 

Are there any areas for improvement? 

They handled our project quite well for what we had them do. However, we would like to push bigger projects with them to test their production capacity.

5.0
Overall Score They did a great job and should keep up the good work.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Scheduling was super easy. All of their information is on their website.
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Their price might be a little cost-prohibitive for some, but we were very happy with the results.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They had strong knowledge, a good vision, and the best equipment.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    You can't go wrong with them in our experience.