Media production done collaboratively
FLYWHEEL FILM is a full-service, independent production company based in New York City focused on creating digital media for a variety of project types.
We can help you develop a strategy for your business or product to enter new markets and get you the exposure you need. We specialize in tailoring our services to create personal storytelling that communicates your values and mission through visually compelling narratives. Whether you're interested in full video production services or a short promotional video, we offer a flexible workflow to bring your project to market quickly and within budget. We pride ourselves on working closely with clients and understanding their needs.
New York City Department of Education, Voice Charter School, Growing Up Green Charter School, Undock, Eli Lilly and Company
Flywheel Film shot and editied a launch video in collaboration with Undock, a new scheduling application that learns when and how you like to meet and maintains a schedule that fits your needs whether you're working at home or in the office.
Marvin Cochran, owner of Rudy’s Hobby & Art in Astoria, Queens lets us have a glimpse into this once ice cream parlor turned hobby shop. We get the chance to see what a day at Rudy's looks like, sample some of the inventory, and hear from customers.
Rudy's has been selected and screened at several film festivals including Queens World Film Festival were it screened at the Museum of the Moving Image.
We went on location to Montana and Yellowstone National Park to film a promotional video for Rocky Mountain Motos, an adventure motorcycle rental company run by Richard Barnett. This shoot required drone shots and vehicle mounted GoPros to capture the grandeur of the surrounding nature and showcase the Royal Endfield motorcycles for rent.
We worked closely with the VOICE Charter School leadership team to create a video that could be used to recruit new students and teaching talent. In pre-production, creating a treatment allowed us to have a shared vision. During production, we interviewed teachers, students and parents. During post-production, we developed a workflow that allowed the VOICE team to select footage and help craft the narrative structure of the piece.
Pathways to Graduations is a high school equivalency program in the New York City Department of Education’s District 79 for alternative education. We worked with Principal Jeff Robbins to create this promotional video highlighting the variety of student support resources available as well as student successes achieved at P2G.
We delivered multiple length videos for promotional use on both web and social media platforms.
As part of an in-progress documentary about artists living and working in Mexico City, we spent several week documenting the work of collage artist Jay Berrones. This short doc gives a window into the process and path of an artist finding his place in the art scene in CDMX.
Growing Up Green, a charter school in Queens, New York wanted a promotional video to highlight their unique brand of pedagogy, which included a focus on engagement with families and an environmental sustainability curriculum.
"Their team was flexible."
Flywheel Film managed full-scale production of a promotional video to support recruitment initiatives for a school. They built a set on-site, created questions, and performed interviews to develop the content.
"Their team was flexible."
Jan 2, 2020
The result of this collaboration was a compelling video with high-quality visuals that received positive feedback and remains valuable in recruiting efforts. The team was receptive to feedback, integrating changes during each project phase. Flywheel Film was dedicated to creating impressive content.
A Clutch analyst personally interviewed this client over the phone. Below is an edited transcript.
Introduce your business and what you do there.
I’m the principal of a school called Pathways to Graduation in Queens.
What challenge were you trying to address with Flywheel Film?
We wanted to create a video to address student recruitment issues by helping us to recruit students in the community.
What was the scope of their involvement?
Flywheel Film helped us with the creative process. We collaborated to come up with questions for interviews. While the school wasn’t conducive to filming, their team worked for hours to set up the perfect environment. Then, their team executed and filmed interviews with staff and students. They managed to turn the interviews into a narrative of how the school helps people. Their team decided after two, ten-hour days, how to cut that footage into a 4-minute video. They were incredible, working with me to pick the sound bites that told the narrative.
What is the team composition?
We worked with two guys. One of their team members had a background in education, so he was well-versed in the video's message and the questions we could ask in interviews.
How did you come to work with Flywheel Film?
A colleague sent me a video that Flywheel Film created. I was impressed with the content and they had good prices, so I went with them.
How much have you invested with them?
We spent about $5,000 on the project.
What is the status of this engagement?
The project started in December 2018 and ended around May of that same year.
What evidence can you share that demonstrates the impact of the engagement?
We’ve gotten a tremendous amount of positive feedback on the video. The visual quality's excellent, incorporating a diversity of shots. It’s been great to have go-to content when we’re presenting to prospective students. People are impressed with the video. In fact, other people in the district are interested in creating their own videos with Flywheel Film.
How did Flywheel Film perform from a project management standpoint?
We mostly communicated via e-mail. They also had a Google sheet where we collaborated on questions and provided feedback. Their team was accessible and open to new ideas. They were definitely doing everything they could to turn it into a high-quality product. The project was done professionally.
What did you find most impressive about them?
They were always open to feedback and willing to make modifications no matter how late in the game it was. Their team was flexible.
Are there any areas they could improve?
No, nothing that I can think of.
Do you have any advice for potential customers?
Make sure that you know exactly where you’re going with the project before you start filming so you don’t waste any time.