Clients are the lifeblood of any business and we've been lucky to have some of the best around. From local companies to the largest international groups in the world.
Some are listed below with their feedback. We thank them all for their trust for nearly 50 years.
"I just wanted to take the time to express my sincerest thanks to you and every-one who helped put together our video presentation. We asked for the impossible and your company delivered. Ron worked extremely hard to execute a quality and professional show. The presentation you created for Intel was well received... and will be used as a successful marketing tool."
"I want to thank everyone for all their hard work in producing a phenomenally successful Sub-Vastus Knee webcast this past Tuesday. From the extremely friendly and cooperative staff at both TOI and El Dorado Hospital to the awesome PSAvideo production team, it was truly a pleasure working with you all on this project."
James P. Schwendeman
Manager, Medical Education Technology & Communications
Zimmer, Inc (USA)
"Our Goal: Distribute CDs to sportswriters around the country... The Outcome: A very happy, satisfied client. You made us look good Ron. We believe your contribution helped our very own Amare Stoudemire win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award. Thank You!"
Director of Marketing
"I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Ron Boat and his company, PS/A on several very important projects... in all stages of these projects Ron demonstrated great creativity, promptness, professionalism and delivery of materials when promised. His organizational skills are impeccable and he kept the projects rolling along in a timely manner.
He has proven to be a valuable asset to my company"
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
"If the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite are the "gems" of our National Park system, Production Services is the gem of this industry. I have worked with many companies in this field over a 50 year career and this company is without equal in every respect. Talented, creative, friendly, open-minded, timely, very competitive pricing....superior in every respect."
Tom De Paolo
Head of U.S. Operations
Stilo Development Group USA
"Our intricate and complicated nuclear training programs were needed quickly and yet with concise, specific goals in mind. Over the years you've succeeded every time and our industry conference reports were well received. Thanks for a great quality job one more time."
Dir. of Training
Framatome / Areva (France/USA/Worldwide)
"I wanted to take this opportunity to express our appreciation for the efforts put forth by you and your staff to produce our campaign video. Our goal of $8,000,000 to date - - - well ahead of schedule. Your bidding process was complete and while you were not the lowest, we anticipated from your past productions and professional nature that you would give us the best product - you did not let us down.
...it was the viewing of the video that prompted one couple to increase their contribution to $500,000. The Director's Dinner was well staged and we enjoyed working with you."
Richard H. Everett
"Production Services is BroadcastMed/OR-Live's go-to resource in the Southwest. Always dependable, always imaginative, we rely on their professionalism and experience to bring out the very best in our programming. A long-time partner in our live event production of sensitive surgical cases, Production Services has repeatedly demonstrated their flexibility in helping us to develop and produce a broad range of video-based content. If you want a first-rate production, and you like to laugh a little bit along the way, this group is a can't miss choice.
"Ron and the team at Production Services provided my company (ATMI) excellent service and support for multiple projects. Our needs spanned simple, internal training videos to high-production value marketing materials using high speed cameras and specialized photography. It is great to have a service provider that takes ownership as a "partner" and delivers on their promises of quality and professionalism. Production Services will help manage the overall process from start to finish and do it at a reasonable price. I highly recommend their services!
Executive VP of Microelectronics
"Ron and his team were terrific to work with. They were on site and ready to go and help us finalize the set up on site. Thank you! "
Senior Events Manager
US Holocaust Memorial Museum
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"Ron, thank you so very much for your participation and assistance in making the inaugural Fiesta Bowl the great success that it was.... As a result of your efforts, The Fiesta Bowl is well ahead of schedule in establishing itself as one of the truly outstanding post season events."
Fiesta Bowl Committee
"I am extremely grateful and appreciative to you and your video crew regarding the work you are doing for this Phoenix press conference. Your professionalism is impressive indeed. Ron, please do know this, when in the future we do event coverage in Phoenix, California, or anywhere in your region, you will be the first production company we call."
World Net Daily Films & TV
The Phoenix Suns
Sweet Adelines Int'l
Penn Tennis Products
Boys & Girls Clubs
Arizona Clean Fuels
Pinnacle of Sports
Reinke Mfg. Co
California Car Duster
Legacy Distributing / UK
API - Poynter
Omega Media Group
CADDO Mountain Spring Water
Sedona Bottling Company
Mountain Valley Spring Water
Phoenix Baptist Hospital
Smith & Nephew
United Health -APIPA
John C. Lincoln Hospitals
Johnson & Johnson
Iasis - HealthChoice
St. Joseph's Hospital
Omega Media Group
Phoenix Memorial Hospital
Thin Fast Assist
Phoenix Health Plan
St. Luke's Hospital
Stilo / Italy
City of Phoenix
Del E. Webb
ABENGOA / Spain
Coe & Van Loo
Linpro / Philadelphia
Val Vista Lakes
U.S. Air Force
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Saudi Arabian Air Force
City of Phoenix
John Mitchell & Assoc.
US Geological Survey
Arizona State Univ.
Crowne Plaza Hotels
MGM Grand Hotel
Best Western Hotels
U.S. Air Force
AREVA / France
KDS / Korea
Medidas / Korea
1) From one of our first productions in the 70's we saw one line that has always stuck with us. "There is no substitute for advance planning." Think about your project, and ask yourself:
a) What is my audience / Who am I trying to reach? You need to define exactly who gets the message of this productionother wise missing the mark can be an expensive waste of time and money.
b) What am I trying to do to them? Are you making an introduction to your company and product? Are trying to introduce a new product? Educate them? Train them? Update them? Just keep in touch? Knowing this wil help define your message.
c) What do I want them to do? Do you just want them informed or do you need a response? Do you want them to buy something? Do you want a referral from them or feedback? A call to action is always paramount in your planning.
As with everything in life, it all comes down to time and materials. The more a production company has to create materials, drag information from a client through endless meetings and interactions, the less prepared a client is... the more it's going to cost. Make sure you have a start on things.
a) Assign one person to spearhead your project. Committees don't make a good point of contact for a production. Give them knowledge of the project, its goals and needs and give them authority to make decisions.
b) Gather your materials. Make as much available to the production company as possible. This includes previous video materials, graphics including your logo, product logos, your charts, photos to be used (or a list for shooting), Clean up your facility and people if shooting is to be done at your location, and have any executives and managers ready and prepped for their on camera appearances.
c) If you don't have a script, have an outline. Nothing wastes more time than a script writer trying to build from scratch a complete, comprehensive overview of your company, your history, your story, your products and all related information. Give them a good starting point as well as your list of goals and expectations so everything can be woven into a cohesive, efficient and successful production. We're accustomed to writing a script or refining an idea.
d) Develop a basic budget. A production group can spend a lot of time accurately developing a budget for you. They need to look at many things such as: is the project indoor, outdoors or both? (which affects lighting needs) Are you using a voiceover or on camera talent? How many people from your group will be on camera? What additional elements are required such as animation, special graphics, custom music, etc.? What materials already exist that might be needed and altered? We will ask the question of how much - not to know how much we can charge, but how much we can do.
There are a lot of tools in the chest so, if you have a $8-10,000 budget we can do certain things. If you have $20-30,000, we might not need that much but we do more. If you think you want an epic with a Spielberg touch but only have $800....we might suggest you get your brother-in-law to do it because it wont' happen.
If you have the budget and it makes sense, we'll suggest using a camera jib or Steadicam. If custom music fits, we might suggest that. There are times a professional on-camera talent gets the job done better than using your CEO or plant manager who has never been on camera and can't remember lines or read a prompter. (which adds editing time)
We mention all of this as a start to get you thinking about your project. A quality, successful project is not developed in a vacuum, It takes a lot of time, Probably tens of thousands of dollars of equipment, and personnel with decades of appropriate experience. This is your company, your image, your products and money and you need to get the most for your efforts. We're here to help you, and after nearly 50 years in the business.... we probably have some ideas.
We're the first to admit, we're a small boutique style production company. Not one that's on the lips of every marketing manager in the universe but considering the fact we've done successful projects for some of the largest companies in the world -we're thrilled (And so were they. Read their reviews and feedback) Companies like Framatome/AREVA (world's largest nuclear company), Intel (world's largest semiconductor company), D.R. Horton, (country's largest homebuilder), Standard Publishing (world's largest religious publishing company), Swift Transportation (country's largest LTL trucking company), Maxim Crane (world's largest crane company), UnitedHealth (world's largest health company), and many others of worthy note from S. Korea, Saudia Arabia, Spain, Canada, Germany and Italy.
We take our experience with them and apply it to every project we work on.
How does a project progress?:
* Intial meetings or discussions about the project and its objectives, format and extras
* A Production Agreement laying out the particulars of the project and its budget
* A script to work by - it is the blueprint for any production
* A shot list to align visual materials with the narration. It also outlines locations, required graphics, materials and other particulars
* Selection of a voice talent and recording the script & customer music if warranted
* Designing any needed graphics and animation elements
* Shooting location materials per the developed schedule
* Capturing video and audio material into the edit system and organizing the timeline
* Creating a rough cut of the program for client review before adding all effects
* After client approval or with refinements, a final output per the format to be used.
* Final development of any packaging or supplimental materials