WE MAKE POWERFUL VIDEO CONTENT

Video production company providing nonprofit organizations with a professional video solution. We develop content for Events, Facebook, Websites, Email, YouTube, and more.

 
$1,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2012
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St Paul, MN
headquarters
  • 218 7th St E
    St Paul, MN 55101
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

JL Schwieters Construction, Conservation Corps of MN & IA, Hennepin Technical College, Sundance Family Foundation, Step One Foods, Ramsey County (MN), Literacy Matters, Milk Specialties Global

Milk Specialties New Hire Video Image

Milk Specialties New Hire Video

New employee orientation video created in 2020.

CCMNI Recruitment Teaser

We were asked to help develop a concept that would encourage AmeriCorps members to serve with Conservation Corps of MN and Iowa.  Over the course of 2 creative meetings we determined an approach and rough outline for a set of 4 videos.  Over the course of 3.5 days of shooting we were able to capture a wide variety of testimonials from members, staff, and partners.  We the shaped the content specifically for each

targeted group in order to bring the right messaging the the right audience.  The result was 7 unique videos that could be used to promote each of the 4 programs, a general teaser about serving with CCMNI, a fundraising video, and a quick overview of each of the programs.  We now are continuing to work with them, using that footage, to further develop their social media presence and gain national attention from other Conservation Corps organizations in other regions.

JL Schwieters Corporate Video

We were approached to produce a corporate video that demonstrated the unique attributes of JL Schwieters that set them apart from the competition.  We began with a tour of their facilities and a creative meeting to better understand their business.  From that meeting we developed a script and went through 2 rounds of minor revisions to land on our final working script.  Over the course of 2 full days of production we

filmed aerial video of multiple job sites, as well as their manufacturing facility.  While much of we captured was part of our script, we also filmed many more shots beyond our script/storyboards that added to the overall impact of the final video and provided them with a wide range of content for use beyond the corporate video.  

Mahtomedi Area Educational Foundation

We were approached by the Mahtomedi Area Educational Foundation to produce a video that would engage a restless audience and encourage donation for their Mental Health Initiative.  

Reviews

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Video Production for Dairy Company

“They offer fantastic customer service and very high-quality products.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
4.5
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Dec. 2019 - June 2020
Project summary: 

Open Window Productions LLC developed an internal video for new hires at a dairy company. They incorporated live video footage and animation work into the final product, handling all aspects of production.

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Sr. Talent Acquisition Specialist, Dairy Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The team impressed their partners will their technical skills and superior quality of their video work. Their attentive project management style and responsiveness to all questions were commended. Their commitment to customer satisfaction won them an ongoing relationship for future projects.

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 senior talent acquisition specialist with a dairy company. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Open Window Productions LLC?

We were creating a video for our new hires.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They delivered all aspects of the video to our team. The final video is a mixture of live footage and animation, and it’s used internally for our team. This project has been completed, and we’re planning another engagement with them at this point. 

What is the team composition?

I worked solely with Henry (Producer & Director). 

How did you come to work with Open Window Productions LLC?

We found them through a Google search for companies in our area. It was great to be able to meet in person. Their previous work was impressive, and the services were cost-effective. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent under $10,000 on the services. 

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from around December 2019–June 2020.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

While we didn’t track their work using metrics, our entire internal team was very happy with the quality of their work.  

How did Open Window Productions LLC perform from a project management standpoint?

They delivered all aspects of the project on time and were helpful whenever we had questions or concerns. There were times that we had to adjust the timeline on our end, and they were accommodating in those situations.

What did you find most impressive about them?

They offer fantastic customer service and very high-quality products. Overall, they were great to work with, which is why we’re getting started on another project with them.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, they were great.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

They’re a good organization to partner with.

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 4.5 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for an Environmental Services Organization

"You won’t be disappointed if you work with Open Window Productions LLC."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Feb. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

Open Window Productions LLC created a series of seven videos representing a nonprofit organization. The videos ranged from recruitment and fundraising materials to program outlines. The team also took photos.

The Reviewer
 
501-1,000 Employees
 
St. Paul, Minnesota
Melissa Cuff
Conservation Corps
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

With high quality of production and a dedicated understanding of their client’s business needs, Open Window Productions LLC delivered excellent work. Acting as true partners throughout the project, the team was collaborative and reliable. The partnership will extend into future projects.

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 work for Conservation Corps of Minnesota and Iowa. We're a nonprofit centered on providing meaningful work for young people in natural resources.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Open Window Productions?

We contracted Open Window Productions LLC to produce videos and photos for our organization. We needed content that would serve as recruitment material for young people, as well as fundraising efforts for prospective donors.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

Open Window Productions LLC created a series of seven videos, each highlighting different aspects of our organization. There was one teaser video intended to spark interest in our organization, five program-focused videos, and a final video that was directed toward potential donors. The team guided us through pre-production and provided all of the creative direction around our concepts. 

Open Window Productions LLC also captured photos from our various projects and uploaded them to our website, along with the videos they produced. 

What is the team composition?

Our main point of contact is Henry (Director & Producer, Open Window Productions LLC), though we’ve met two or three other videographers he works with along the way.

How did you come to work with Open Window Productions LLC?

One of our team members had actually seen some of the videos Open Window Productions LLC had created for another nonprofit organization and was impressed with the quality of their work. 

We interviewed five or six other local businesses, but Open Window Productions LLC stood out both for their production and affordability.

What is the status of this engagement?

Our initial contract began in February 2019, and as of now, we’ve transitioned to an ongoing monthly membership.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

Our primary success metric for the initial project was the completion of the videos and photos, which Open Window Productions LLC absolutely delivered on. 

We work together with a great deal of trust, and it truly feels like a partnership rather than a business relationship. Henry knows we’re new to working with a videographer, and he's been extremely patient as he educates and guides us through the process of video production.

When our contracted work with them came to a close, we decided to extend our engagement into an ongoing partnership. As a nonprofit organization, it’s crucial that we’re good stewards of the limited funding we have. Open Window Productions LLC understands how to maximize our resources.

How did Open Window Productions LLC perform from a project management standpoint?

Henry’s key to success as a project manager is his ability to communicate. He responds quickly to any of my questions over email or phone, and if we need to adjust deadlines he’s upfront and allows room for discussion around the new timeline.

What did you find most impressive about them?

Even as Open Window Productions LLC’s business expands and they take on more clients, the team has never failed to deliver on our agreements.

Also, Henry and his team are extremely experienced and passionate about the work they do, and they’re quite capable of understanding mission-driven organizations.

Are there any areas they could improve?

There’s nothing that comes to mind.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

You won’t be disappointed if you work with Open Window Productions LLC. You’ll receive a really beautiful and high-quality product, and have a great experience working with Henry and his team.

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 Construction Company

"Overall, they just blew us away with how adaptable they were to our needs."

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

Open Window Productions LLC created an “about us”-style video for a construction company, adding drone footage to the final product. They handled the scripting and post-production efforts. 

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Hugo, Minnesota
Tara Gearing
Marketing Specialist, JL Schwieters Construction
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video has earned great praise from users and the number of views completely satisfies the internal team. The Open Window Productions LLC team was speedy and versatile, easily changing their plans due to weather or scope changes. Their flexibility and skill would benefit any engagement. 

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 marketing specialist at a construction company. We prefab different components of framing construction for both residential and commercial jobs. 

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Open Window Productions LLC?

We hired them to create a video that quickly explains who we are to the general public.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

The final product was a live-action, corporate, “about us” video. We shared it on social media accounts like LinkedIn, Facebook, and YouTube. Their team was in charge of scripting and all the post-production work. 

What is the team composition?

Two people from their team worked with us, and we had one project manager. 

How did you come to work with Open Window Productions LLC?

I had been looking for video production companies in the area, looking at various types of videos and examples. The drone work that Open Window Productions LLC did in some of their videos was exactly what we wanted, so that drew us to using them. 

How much have you invested with them?

We spent around $10,000 on their services.

What is the status of this engagement?

We worked together from August–December 2019. We had to reschedule due to inclement weather sometimes, so that contributes to the timeline. 

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The owner of our company has received multiple phone calls about the video, so that’s been very exciting for us. We’re happy with how its performed in terms of views and comments. Our internal team is definitely pleased with the video. 

How did Open Production Windows LLC perform from a project management standpoint?

I only have great things to say about how they managed the project. They were awesome at walking us through each stage and running with our ideas. Any scheduling delays because of weather didn’t phase their team—they came up with new dates and ran with it. 

What did you find most impressive about them?

Overall, they just blew us away with how adaptable they were to our needs. Whenever we had last-minute changes, like needing more filming days, they were extremely accommodating and didn’t make a big deal about it.  

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, there’s nothing to improve. 

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Work with them. It’ll be one of the greatest decisions you could make if you need a video for your company. 

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