Creative direction, writing, shooting/editing/special effects, photography, construction
job sites, corporate events, documentaries, interviews.

This collection of event videos were all shot on location by Nextworld Media with a single camera and intuition. The auction and construction videos were constant motion, running from place to place to set up and catch the action as it happened. Voice-overs, stills and graphics were then added in post to pull the scenes together. In addition to location scouting, I had pre-shoot meetings with each client to review the event and put a shooting protocol together. I also anticipated a lot…

The Bridge to Hope non-profit video was shot on a pedestrian bridge in north Phoenix with pre-planned sequences and organization volunteers who showed up the morning of the shoot.

“Dan is a creative powerhouse. He took the time to learn about our non-profit and then created a video that visually told our story. Working with Dan and his son Chase was not only a pleasure, but tremendous fun. His passion for his craft met our passion to serve homeless single mothers in our community.”
Amy Seiser, Director, Bridge to Hope

Proactive Sportz featured skills videos for high school athletes to market themselves to colleges for scholarships. Baseball, softball, soccer and volleyball players all participated in the program, with the majority of interest coming through baseball. College athletic recruiting is a misunderstood process with many parents assuming their high school coach would find playing opportunities for their kids. (which rarely happens) This program enabled motivated players to take responsibility for their future by proactively contacting college coaches with email links to their videos and contact information. It’s all about Empowerment.

This video program was the Performing Arts version of Proactive Sportz. (Proactive Premiers) The objective was to get a ‘tryout’ from a college who saw a sample clip and was interested in meeting the student firsthand. ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was presented at Saguaro High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. One camera was used to shoot the performance from the auditorium front row with audio captured on-camera and edited for participating families. I remember setting up on opening night in the auditorium when I heard the students and their teacher warming up behind the curtain.

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The effectiveness of online video is well documented. 61% of businesses have incorporated video as a marketing tool. 66% of these companies were not using video a year ago. Ninety percent of online consumers report that video plays a significant role in their decision to purchase. You are 53 times more likely to increase your search engine rank on Google if you have video embedded on your website.

Nextworld Media Video – From generic to personal
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