Video For Business & Organizations

M-1 Studios is a full-service video communications agency. Providing script-to-screen, creative and cost effective video services. Creating engaging business videos with quick turnaround times and final deliverables for online, television and other media formats.

With studios in Michigan and offices in Chicago, we serve clients throughout the Midwest. Pre-Production (Screenwriting), Production (On-Location/In-Studio) and Post-Production (Editing, Voiceover Narration, Animation, Music) needs are all based on your specific project requirements.

Now in our eighth year, our focus at M-1 Studios with all of our clients is the development and creation of highest-quality video productions tailored to individual needs, with quick turnaround times and pricing options that form the basis of a best-in-class customer service experience. Based in Michigan, we serve clients on a local, national and international basis. Our team provides quick turnaround times for projects, and we offer a fixed cost solution so you never have to worry about overages.

Built off our strong capabilities, we've grown to not only build the tool but help you maximize it's potential. Whether it’s a commercial, instructional training video or web-based promotional video, we can create a quality video that fits your budget.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2008
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Ferndale, MI
headquarters
  • M-1 Studios
    362 Hilton Rd
    Ferndale, MI 48220
    United States
    248.246.7966

Portfolio

Key clients: 

AGC, Belfor, Chase, Habitat for Humanity, FTE Automotive, IBM

Brooklyn Pizza - Moroccan Chicken Pizza

Brooklyn Pizza presents their new Moroccan Chicken Pizza. Roasted butternut squash and fresh chicken, marinated in a flavorful blend of nine exotic Aragon spices, all layered on homemade Harissa sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese. Authentic, wood-fired goodness!

BELFOR USA - Delta Upsilon House - Extended Timelapse Example (HD)

Demonstration video of the M-1 Studios timelapse video services available. We offer timelapse camera services from one day to weeks to over several months, with the included capability to log in and see daily captured pictures from the site.

We deliver a final compiled high-definition video of the particular filmed project as a seamless video, for online or other client uses.

Habitat for Humanity - We are Habitat

We work directly with non-profit organizations to schedule and capture the content needed to effectively tell their story and gain additional outreach and support for their mission.

Habitat for Humanity of Oakland County contacted M-1 Studios to develop the kickoff video for their 2014 Fall Extravaganza. Through the use of photography and on-location production content, the video was key to the success of their fundraising event.

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Video Production for Festival Events Company

"We have a great relationship. They're comfortable giving us suggestions and they accept constructive criticism from us as well." 

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Jan. 2010 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

M-1 studios provided live-action video production to publicize the events company's large-scale concert, art, and food festivals during their television time-slot.  

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Pontiac, Michigan
Jennifer Sutton
Sponsorship Director, Jonathan Witz & Associates, Inc.
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client has received positive feedback on the video from their sponsors and is appreciative of M-1 studios' ability to accomplish work and any last minute changes that required a fast turnaround. 

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

I am the sponsorship director of Jonathan Witz Associates. We are a festival events company that produces large-scale concert, art, and food festivals in South Eastern Michigan. I sell our sponsorships for all of our events and fulfill all the sponsorships.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with M-1 Studios?

We had a need for television spots to publicize our events.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They provide live-action video production for us. They come to our events and shoot B-roll for the videos we plan to create the following year. We put together a script and M-1 Studios creates the spots from that. They add different sponsor logos and they do all the production. After we approve the videos, M-1 Studios delivers them to the station. We make suggestions on the footage we’d like and they select from what they have shot at events.

How did you come to work with M-1 Studios?

We had worked with different firms over the years, but we found M-1 7 years ago. My boss worked with Matt, who was in charge of M-1 at that time. He was interested in doing some trade work for us to start with, and we continued working with him after that. Since then, we’ve worked with them exclusively because we liked the product so much.

How much have you invested with M-1 Studios?

M-1 is a sponsor of our events. They work on 4 or 5 events a year and we pay them $500 to $1,000 for video production. Then we’ll give them a sponsorship package valued from $2,000 to $5,000, depending on the event.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in January 2010 and the work is ongoing.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

I don’t have specific numbers but we share their work with our current sponsors for approval. They’ve been impressed with the work and we’ve been able to recommend M-1 to other companies.

How did M-1 Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

They have a quick turnaround time. Sometimes, our events need last-minute work and they’re always willing to do so on short notice. We communicate through email and phone.

What did you find most impressive about M-1 Studios?

We have a lot of last-minute projects and their ability to work with us is very helpful.

Are there any areas M-1 Studios could improve?

None.

5.0
Overall Score We have a great relationship. They’re comfortable giving us suggestions and they accept constructive criticism from us as well.
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    They’re mindful of our deadlines and make sure we stay on schedule ourselves.
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    It’s been a great relationship as far as costs. We don’t have huge budgets and they’re always willing to work with us.
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    They’re always willing to make changes to anything so the product is always exactly what we’re looking for.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    I have recommended them already.

Video Production for Automotive Company

"They’re probably my favorite vendor."

Quality: 
4.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Aug. 2015 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

M-1 Studios was hired to develop a video.

The Reviewer
 
501-1000 Employees
 
Detroit, Michigan
Marketing & Communications Manager, Automotive Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The client has received a lot of good feedback from their customers. They and the company's team generally love the video. They have been satisfied with the amount of views the video has received. They appreciate how personable and communicative the agency is.

BACKGROUND

Introduce your business and what you do there.

The company I work for is an automotive supplier. We sell sensors that go inside vehicles with our main product being TPMS which are the sensors that go inside tires to record tire pressure. I’m am the marketing and communications manager for all of North America including Canada and Mexico.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with M-1 Studios?

Our customers are normally distributors and retailers, but we also have a responsibility to make sure technicians that install our parts are doing it properly. We needed training videos showing the audience how to install and switch out our sensors properly.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

We showed them other videos so they could see what we wanted to do. They told us what they would need to do the videos and came in to make sure the area was clean and that the set was going to work. They used the drone to take photos of our building. I did all the scripting of the videos, and they found ways to make the videos interesting. They did 15 videos in all for us. Right now, we’re working on a new corporate video. They take care of finding the right voiceover for the videos. 

How did you come to work with M-1 Studios?

I performed a Google search and called five videographers in our area. Two companies responded, and M-1 gave me a huge portfolio that was very detailed and professional. After meeting them, we trusted them immediately.

How much have you invested with M-1 Studios?

Almost all of the videos have cost under $10,000.

What is the status of this engagement?

We began working with them in August 2015, and they’ll be an ongoing partner for us.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?

Our customers love the videos. I know our team likes them better than our previous set we had. We’ve been satisfied with the number of views the videos have received. 

How did M-1 Studios perform from a project management standpoint?

I work mostly with Mike, and he’s great with adding input on the projects. We have a couple of meetings before the shoot to make sure we have everything we need.

What did you find most impressive about M-1 Studios?

They’re probably my favorite vendor. They’re very personable and very communicative. They know our product and our technician very well, so they’re able to make sure that what they’re creating is appropriate for our customers.

Are there any areas M-1 Studios could improve?

No.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 4.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    The work is really good and exceeded my expectations. I believe a 5 is unattainable and I usually expect a 3.
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer