Powerful Video Story Telling

We are a St. Louis based video production company. We produce videos that can captivate, move, motivate, and inspire your audience. Best of all, we make it easy for you.

Small business experts

We’re a small business too!

We specialize in helping other small businesses stand out from the crowd with video marketing and consulting. New to using video to enhance your business? We can help get you started.

We Know St. Louis

We can be your local producer and guide

Are you an agency or company that needs a St. Louis production partner, local crew, locations, or connections? We know almost everyone in town.

We are a St. Louis Video Production company ready to serve you.

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Samples of our work:

What we do:

Hydraulic Pictures is a boutique St. Louis video production company. We help businesses and non profits make videos that tell their stories in an effective way that engages and captivates audiences.

Beyond that we are here to provide you with a full suite of video marketing and consulting services, from helping you pick gear or light your set for video conferencing  meetings, to full commercial video production, to live streaming events.

We can help you deliver your messages from social media to broadcast. We are ready to be your trusted partner to help make your video projects as successful as possible. If you would like to set an appointment to chat about your project feel free to reach out to schedule a meeting. We’d love to talk! 

Services we offer:

Pre-production

Ideas are everywhere. But ideas in and of themselves aren’t worth much unless you can execute them. And to execute a successful video production, you need a plan. We know how to make it all happen, and it all starts in pre-production.
Pre-production includes:

  • Research
  • Scripting
  • Budgeting
  • Casting
  • Scheduling
  • Location scouting
  • It’s the backbone of the video production process, and nothing happens without it.

    Graphics

    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 in addition to video production. 

    Production

    This is where we capture the raw material for your video production project. Most of the time it’s shooting the video, but it can also include:

    • Recording
    • Music acquisition
    • Animation
    • Graphics
    • Photography

    Some video production projects require a large crew and talent, some might just require a camera operator. Either way—we can cover it.

    Consulting

    Beyond traditional video production we can help you develop a video strategy for your business or organization. Or even something as simple as helping you to choose the right webcam or lighting for your video conferenceing calls. We also can provide video SEO services, and placement so your videos will actually be seen by the right audienece. Feel free to reach out and chat about your project!

    Post Production

    Some might say this is the most important step of video production, 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.

    Distribution

    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.

    When you work with us, you're in good company!

    Some of Our Clients:

    Here is what it’s like to work with us:

    New to video production? We’re ready to help!

    Our Video Production Process:

    Every project is a little different but here is a breakdown of our video production process makes it simple to understand, step by step.

    Pre-production:

    Firstly, we help you tell your story on video by talking to you about your project to refine your story so it works visually. This begins with research–we learn everything we can about your business or organization to discover what it is that makes you unique in your industry or field.

    We begin by asking the basic questions:
    • Who is your audience?
    • Can we identify what is it about your story that will connect with the target audience?
    • What do they need to know about you or organization?
    • What are the things you want them to take away from your video?
    • What do you want your audience to do after seeing your video?

    Next: in this process we will visit the locations where the video will be shot and pre-interview potential subjects–people who might appear in your video that can tell your story effectively. This will result in a smooth shooting day.

    Finally we write the script, which is the plan for production. We determine what we need to visualize, what questions we have you or your staff answer on camera, where and when we begin production.

    Production:

    Showtime!

    Don’t worry we’ve done this a lot! We make the video production process painless and easy.

    Our pre-production process should make the day easy and fun for you. The whole point of this video production day(s) is to gather the raw material that will be crafted into your finished project. First the primary interviews are shot, and next we gather footage of processes and assets, all according to the script we wrote in pre-production.

    Calming Nerves

    Nervous about appearing on camera? Not a problem. Most people are. We take a very conversational approach to coaching you through your on camera appearance to make you feel as comfortable as possible and make you look your best throughout the video production. This will result in you looking comfortable and confident on camera. We’ve done this hundreds of times so you know that you are in the hands of experts.

    Post Production

    This is where we take all the assets we’ve gathered in the earlier stages of video production and craft them into a story.

    We’ve already determined the story flow in the pre-production process but we’ve also left ourselves some room to make adjustments since sometimes we discover something special in the video production. So we don’t want to limit ourselves by being to rigid in our original plan.

     

    The post production process works like this:
    • First review the video production footage to see what we have captured
    • Then we pick the footage that works the best–that serves the overall story of your video production
    • Next we craft it into a narrative using the assets we gathered using music and graphics
    • Finally review the first draft of your video production with you and gather your notes and feedback.
      • (This can be done via virtual meeting, in person meeting, or via an online review system–it’s up to you.)
    • After the review we take your notes and revise the cut of the video production as needed.
    • Then we deliver your video production in the maner and format that you require
    • And lastly, if you need placement for the video production (say a targeted audience on social media) or SEO help we can help with that too!

    What our clients say:

    … Would highly recommend Hydraulic Pictures for anyone who needs top-notch work done quickly and for a reasonable budget.

    Gabe Angieri

    Director of Development, Arch Grants

    Versatile, creative and great value. Highly recommended.
    Steven Fitzpatrick Smith

    Owner, The Royale

    Straightforward, collaborative, and always adding to the end result – that is how we would describe Hydraulic Pictures
    Jon Faulk

    EVP Sales & Marketing, Faulk-Harrison

    … professional, communicative, and had great ideas for the film, which [were] executed masterfully.
    Cheryl Wittenauer

    Communications Director, Adorers of the Blood of Christ

    Our History:

    How we became one of the top video production companies in St. Louis
    Bill Streeter

    Bill Streeter

    Founder and President

    Founded in 2013 by Bill Streeter after several years of working as a freelancer in video production.

    Hydraulic Pictures quickly gained a reputation as a top video production companies in St. Louis and now services a growing list of prestigious clients that includes small businesses, to large corporations, and non-profits.

    Streeter has produced hundreds of videos and is best known for creating the first-of-a-kind, award-winning video series Lo-Fi Saint Louis, as well as his feature-length documentary about St. Louis brick, Brick by Chance and Fortune.

    Streeter also produced videos for brands like MTV, Mountain Dew, and Village Voice Media and several music videos for local and national music artists.

    Contact:

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    CALL TOLL FREE: (855) 843-3650
    3407 S. JEFFERSON AVE., ST. LOUIS, MO 63118

    Our office is proudly located inside the Nebula building a coworking space located near the Cherokee street business district.

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