Better stories to help you grow your business

 

Beautiful Video Campaigns - We create fundraising & Customer Acquisition winners

 

StartMotionMEDIA is an all-in-one launch planning and execution studio to solve your marketing content in an inspiring, professional way.  Premium brand story helps you attract more leads, customers, and funding. Experts in Marketing, Compelling Text and Imagery, our story and strategy  team helps you create marketing that your customers actually love.

 

StartMotionMEDIA can help you to: 

-Discover and develop your company’s unique marketing message (Brand + Story)

-Get a nice bunch of auxiliary visual and text content (raw, editorial strategy, cuts for ads)

-Communicate your story in a way that is easy for your new customers to connect with

-Demonstrate consistency in your marketing message and a high level of polish

-Help you implement some simple and actionable grassroots direct marketing plays to garner increased engagment by influences and strategic partners, plan for volunteer training outreach.

 
$5,000+
 
$100 - $149 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
2009
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San Francisco, CA
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Key clients: 

Stanford University, 500 Startups, Designer Fund, Elefint Designs, Zipbuds, Baubax, Wanderlust, TAP Systems, Louis H. Borders, Track3t, Cucoon Cam, Sutter Health, Axius, Integrated Listening Systems (ILS), BioResponse

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Crowdfunding Video for Storytelling Project

It was one of the rare experiences where a vendor delivers exactly upon their promise.”

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

With the goal of showcasing the mission of a community-funded project, Start Motion Media Fundraising Video Production produced an explainer video. The vendor guided the client through the scripting process.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Venice, California
Dijon Bowden
Founder, Souls of Society
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video successfully solicited patrons for the client’s project. The engagement was an invaluable one that was perfect in both process and result. It was smooth and full of positive energy. With his expertise and sensitivity to budgetary needs, the team lead was a phenomenal partner to have.

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 founder of a company called SOULS of Society. It’s a storytelling project that’s intended to create community connections by increasing compassion, empathy, and spiritual awareness.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

What challenge were you trying to address with Start Motion Media Fundraising Video Production?

My platform is ad-free—essentially, community-funded—so it relies on individual contributions. My goal was to create an explainer video that would express my vision and mission in order to solicit potential patrons.

SOLUTION

What was the scope of their involvement?

They clarified my vision before launching into the scripting process. To understand what I wanted to capture, Start Motion guided me through specific prompts. The video features different interviewees sharing their personal stories. It was an organic process. They then selected stories that would have the most compelling effect to bring the video together.

What is the team composition?

I just worked with Michael (Founder & Creative Director, Start Motion Media).

How did you come to work with Start Motion Media Fundraising Video Production?

I connected with Michael because he was a partner of my business and life coach.

How much have you invested with them?

I spent less than $5000.

What is the status of this engagement?

The project was completed within a few months in 2014.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

The project was successful in all ways; Michael’s work really elevated my brand. The video effectively conveyed my mission and succeeded in soliciting patronage for my project. He’s a master at what he does, and his technical expertise is outstanding.

How did Start Motion Media Fundraising Video Production perform from a project management standpoint?

Michael knew what he was doing, so the process was very seamless and streamlined. I communicated with him in person, on the phone, and through email. It was great to just work with just one person because then you’re working with a cohesive perspective.

What did you find most impressive about them?

He really guided the process from start to finish. His questionnaire was pointed and effective in gleaning my exact objectives. The value that Michael offers is tremendous because he specializes in making crowdfunding videos.

Are there any areas they could improve?

No, I can’t think of anything. It was one of the rare experiences where a vendor delivers exactly upon their promise. The entire experience was imbued with positive energy.

Do you have any advice for potential customers?

Trust Michael’s expertise, and be vulnerable enough to share your thoughts. He’s empathetic and very easy to talk to.

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

Crowdfunding Video for Standing Desk Mat Startup

"... Michael was able to get to the core of what made us and our product really special..."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
Oct. 2014 - Jan. 2015
Project summary: 

Start Motion Media Fundraising Video Production helped research and plan with their client before filming and producing a crowdfunding ask video for an ergonomic standing desk pad.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Cupertino, California
Kit Perkins
CEO, Ergodriven
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video presentation delivered by Start Motion Media Fundraising Video Production enabled their client to successfully launch their campaign, raising $100,000 in the first 30 days. Their team was insightful and demonstrated genuine care for the success of the project.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

Ergodriven makes ergonomic products that work for you - so you can feel better at work, and after. I'm a founder and the CEO.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Start Motion Media Fundraising Video Production?

The Topo Standing Desk Mat was our first product. We needed to raise money to pay for tooling, and we wanted to try crowdfunding. We hired Start Motion Media to produce our crowdfunding video for Topo.

What were your goals for this project?

We wanted to raise $100k in 30 days. And we did, thanks in part to this fantastic video.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I heard Michael give a talk about crowdfunding, and it was clear he had really put in the effort and had the experience to really know it inside and out. His knowledge in that session alone greatly increased our campaign's chances for success - and the video that Start Motion Media was even better!

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

Michael was great at hearing us out about what is so special about the product and found what was special about our stories. I was blown away at how compelling a narrative he was able to craft around Topo.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

I think we started with a questionnaire, then a phone call. Michael asked great questions and made sure he really understood the core of our value proposition.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

We raised $100k in 30 days!

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Start Motion Media used cloud-based services perfectly to improve communication. We could collaborate on forms from anywhere (great for a remote only company), view video drafts, and give feedback easily and effectively.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

I remain impressed at how quickly and effectively Michael was able to get to the core of what made us and our product really special, and how elegantly he was able to communicate it with a beautiful video.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not that I can think of!

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

Promotional Music Video for Media Company

“The company founder has a brilliant eye for imagery and angles.”

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May - June 2018
Project summary: 

Start Motion Media Fundraising Video Production shot a music video that promoted a book. They also handled cinematography and editing.

The Reviewer
 
1-10 Employees
 
Sonoma County, California
Jonathan Greenberg
CEO, Progressive Source Communications
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video was visually stunning and received favorable feedback from viewers. The founder of the company was involved in the project and demonstrated outstanding creativity and expertise.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the founder and CEO of Progressive Source Media.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire Start Motion Media Fundraising Video Production?

I hired them to make a music video to promote our book.

What were your goals for this project?

Our goal was to capture the spirit of a future utopia in a Four Directions Ceremony and song.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

I know Michael (Founder, Start Motion Media Fundraising Video Production) because of his own high-quality musical work.

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

It was an outdoor shoot in a remote area of a park. The video involved about 22 people, a lot of them dancing and singing. The soundtrack was recorded separately. Michael was the cinematographer, director, and editor.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

It was quite easy and helpful. Michael took input well and provided the suggested edits and revisions.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

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

It was a visually stunning video and quite moving. Viewers love it.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

It was simple and direct. This project was done within budget and on time.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

The company founder has a brilliant eye for imagery and angles. He also has excellent editing skills.

Are there any areas for improvement?

There’s nothing to improve.

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