Category: Video Production

Tips For Aspiring Filmmakers

A filmmaker showing a young filmmaker something on his camera screen.

Being a filmmaker is an immensely rewarding career.  After all, connecting with people and documenting their events or journey is a great way to make everyone involved smile. Since it’s such a rewarding career, it’s not uncommon for people to gravitate toward it. If you’re just starting, you may feel overwhelmed with all the options-… Read more »

Potential Red Flags When It Comes To Video Production Companies

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If you’re hiring a video production for the first time, you may not be sure of what to keep an eye out for. While every company (and person!) is different, some general rules of thumb can help guide you in the right direction. While we’ve spoken about our tips on good signs, we thought it… Read more »

Emmy-Award Winning Stengel Media

Anthony Stengel receiving his emmy award

Winning an Emmy is no small feat- just ask Anthony Stengel. Out of three others in the “Arts and Entertainment Program” nomination section, Anthony won an Emmy for Dying Light, a documentary he Directed, shot, and edited for Wyoming PBS.  The Process Stengel Media has years of experience helping the people of Wyoming share their stories. Being… Read more »

The Importance of Documenting Your Process

Videographer filming an artist

From pottery spinning to piano playing, learning and developing a hobby is no small feat. Many people feel bashful when it comes to their hobbies or receiving praise. We are here to tell you: don’t! Okay, we know it’s easier said than done, but you deserve every bit of praise for your passions that you… Read more »

Top 5 Things to Look for When Hiring a Video Production Company

A video producer editing film

Whether you’re hiring a video production company for a special event or promotional reason, it’s good to be on the lookout for some important elements! Location It’s good to find someone local, but it’s also important to find the right creator for your project.  If the video production company you want to work with is… Read more »

What to Expect When Hiring a Video Production Company

A camera lens with "Video Production" in text on it.

Whether for an event, commercial, or documentary, hiring a video production company can be a new experience for people! You may feel nervous or unsure of the proper procedure- and that’s okay! Below are a few hints to help you feel prepared for hiring a video production company and bringing your video project to life…. Read more »

The Role of a Producer/Director

Director sitting behind a camera

While most people are aware of the titles ‘Producer’ and ‘Director’ when it comes to creating video, they may not be completely familiar with everything these people do throughout the creation process. In this blog we will discuss the roles a producer and director play when it comes to making films, commercials, branded content and… Read more »

Is It Better to Buy or Rent Camera Gear?

Closeup of videographer focusing camera

When you’re readying for a video shoot and don’t have the necessary gear, you may be torn between buying or renting. There are many factors that go into this decision that include cost, the amount you will be using the equipment and more. Should you be uncertain on which way to turn, we suggest reading… Read more »

Why Having a Professional Camera Crew Is Important

Camera crew setting up a shot

When you need video shot for an upcoming commercial, documentary, special event or for any other reason, it’s important that you work with a professional camera crew. Hiring an experienced camera crew will not only ensure your video shoot is organized and properly prepared for but that it will be shot using some of the… Read more »

What Is the Job of a Director of Photography?

A Three Person Film Crew Setting Up a Shot

A director of photography (DP) plays an integral role in video production and helps in having the director’s vision come to life. The DP oversees everything from where cameras and crew will be placed for a shot, to lighting, deconstruction of a shot once completed and more. Also known as a cinematographer, a DP can… Read more »