Ideas are everywhere. But ideas in and of themselves aren’t worth much unless you can execute them. And to execute, you need a plan. We know how to make it all happen, and it all starts in pre-production — the place where vision meets research, scripting, budgeting, casting, scheduling, locations and story boarding. It’s the backbone of the process, and nothing happens without it.
This is where we capture the raw material for your project. Most of the time it’s shooting, but it can also include recording, music acquisition, and photography. Some projects require a large crew and talent, some might just require a camera person. Either way—we can cover it.
Some might say this is the most important step, and we would have to agree. Editing is the process where the raw material is crafted into a story. We pull the best cuts then place them in the right order for maximum impact. We prepare the final product for delivery, which can then be used everywhere from the big cinema screen to broadcast or the web.
Search Engine Optimization is the art of getting your stuff found by the right people on the web. We stay up-to-date on all the latest trends and technologies to help you solve the unique SEO problem of getting video found on social sites and YouTube.
Graphics and Design
We can add the graphic elements to your video that will help explain, engage and enlighten. Professional title design, still photography and motion graphics will make your video look polished and professional. Ask about our full suite of affordable creative services.
Do you need a landing page for your video? Should you burn Blu-ray discs or DVDs? What are the benefits of putting a video on YouTube vs. Vimeo? Is Facebook a platform you should be paying attention to now? Getting your video out to the right audience can be almost as hard to do as making the video itself. We can help you decide the best way to distribute and market your video for maximum engagement.
Bill StreeterCreative Director/Co-Founder
Bill has produced hundreds of videos and is best known for creating the first-of-a-kind, award-winning music and culture web-video series Lo-Fi Saint Louis, as well as his feature-length documentary about St. Louis brick, Brick by Chance and Fortune. He’s also produced videos for brands like MTV, Mountain Dew, and Village Voice Media and several music videos for artists, including Pokey LaFarge.
Gretta ForresterCo-Founder/Director of Business Development
Gretta is a 20-year veteran of the film and television industry. She’s produced everything from music videos to children’s television programing to industrial and training films for a wide range of national and local companies. She also has extensive experience working with non-profits and businesses. Hydraulic Pictures is her return to the business after a break to raise three children.