We are ProductionFor


The Evolution of Storytelling

Traditional marketing models are being turned on their heads as fast as innovation allows. In a busy marketplace with tons of noise, the search is perpetually ongoing for fresh ideas, compelling stories, and new ways of engaging.

We are ProductionFor: a video production company to our core with collective decades of experience under one roof. Our ability to understand our clients and their audience sparked a natural evolution into more full service creative offerings.

We are creatives, we are artists, directors, writers, cinematographers, photographers, editors, animators, designers, social media moguls, and above all, we are storytellers. We want to tell your story…after we do our homework.

We are ProductionFor: Production. For. You.

Our Passion, Your Gain

ProductionFor is a group of people who love what we do. We’re not looking for the next promotion or pay raise. This is our dream job. We revel in the puzzles that we face everyday. In the simplest of terms, our roles consist of creative problem solving: what stories do you need to tell? How do we create the stories and images that you want to present to the world? Because at the end of every day, it’s not about us, it’s about you.

We celebrate our clients’ successes. We are proud to call ourselves an extension of their teams: always ready for the next step, the next project, the next challenge. We bring a great amount of experience, efficiency, attention to detail and care to everything we are a part of. Above all, we bring the passion.

 

 

Our Philosophy

 

On a playing field that is constantly changing, growing, and morphing, where the rules are constantly being rewritten, we thrive. We rejoice in our ability to adapt and excel with each new client and project.

We are thoughtful, goofy, lively, effective idea people.  We don’t think outside the box, because with us, there is no box.

Our ultimate goal is to deliver exactly what you envisioned, and better. We want to amaze you. Creating your stories starts with good communication. We are approachable, and easy to talk to, and we will always make time for you.

We value each and every one of our clients and we promise to do everything within our power to serve and delight you, every step of the way.

 

Chris Blankenship

Partner

Fearless. Kind. Brilliant.
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"Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean." -Ryunosuke Satoro

Chris Blankenship is an award-winning editor, producer, musician, and writer/director who has worked in production all over the country and all over the world, including much of Asia. Chris Blankenship has curated advertising and brand videos and brand video content for global companies like AT&T, the United States Air Force, Dell, PGA Tour and USAA. He also produced work for the Texas Department of Agriculture, the Texas Department of Transportation and some of his clients include Ford, USAF, PGA Tour, USAA, AT&T, TX Secretary of State, TxDOT, FujiFilm, AMD and Dell.  He’s married to an “epic artist”, and has 2 daughters, both in college. He likes to rollerblade (still!), play drums and guitar, and swim in the cool outdoor springs of Texas.

 

Clint Howell

Partner

Tenacious. Dynamic. Engaging.
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“We don't stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing." – George Bernard Shaw

As a young boy, Clint was told he had the ‘gift of gab’, an intrinsic ability to engage and find common ground with a variety of people types and ages.  Today, he remains interested, inquisitive and eager to learn about what others and what drives them.  Thoughtful communication brought him his best relationships, is the greatest defensive weapon he carries and drives his success.

He’s learned by example that there is strength in character, tolerance, acceptance, courtesy and thoughtfulness. Prides himself on having patience, an attention to detail and a determination to never quit and applies that grit to everything he does and his gift of gab to everyone he meets.

Communication has always played a significant role in his career choices, opening up opportunities and propelling him through life’s surprises. In college his focus was Mass Communications.  What he, or his professors, couldn’t prepare for at the time was the coming of a technology tsunami that would bridge gaps, connect cultures and change the way we communicate.

In 1995, he moved to Los Angles and began working in the entertainment industry both in front of and behind the camera. With the rise of the Internet and the opportunities that came along with it, he was drawn into the .com start-up arena. As a founding member of the now global newswire Marketwired and later as part of Warren Buffet’s team at BusinessWire, he bore witness to a string of events that defined media and its consumption. This combined experience has allowed him to service some of the most successful brands and agencies across the country.

Clint brings 13 years of experience working within the communications, marketing and new media industries to every project. As co-founder of ProductionFor, he adds another decade of experience working in film, TV and commercial production.

Nelson Flores

Partner

Charismatic. Visionary. Hilarious.
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Profession(s): Producer

"I married the woman I love, my kids are amazing and everyday this company we formed brings me a new and utterly amazing experience. You bet I am happy... Bueno!"

Nelson brings 20 years experience to ProductionFor. From PA to Producer to Swing to Directing, Nelson’s chameleon like skills allows him to blend and work with his crew seamlessly. He can lead but he can also follow when help is needed. His easy going attitude and never panic demeanor makes him a valuable piece to any set. His stage, acting and agency background gives him a wide range of ability on any production. Nelson has produced broadcast projects for Callaway Golf, AMD, and Texas Department of Transportation to name a few. For the last two years he has worked directly with the Texas Secretary of State as director of the broadcast piece for a Texas voting campaign. Nelson has helped  superstar Kathie Lee Gifford and Director Frank Eakin stage direct Come To The Garden, Jennifer Wilder Morgan's captivating story of spiritual renewal.

 

Our Crew, Crafted for You

Each project is unique. We build our teams to what best fits your needs, and budget. We pride ourselves on proficiency and our ability to have crews as large or small as  it takes to accomplish your vision.

What truly sets us apart is our people. We call each other family. We have trust within each other to accomplish each vision. There are no egos, only hard work to bring you the best possible product. Sit down with us, and it won’t take long to understand the care, charisma, and authenticity we bring to each opportunity we receive.

Erik Daniel

Cinematographer / Editor / Composer

No business card is large enough to list all his talents.
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Profession(s): Composer, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer

With over nine years of audio-visual production experience, Erik Daniel began his career as a cinematographer, editor, and music composer while attending film school in Michigan. Formally trained on 16mm, 35mm, and Digital Cinema formats, his technical knowledge of image creation and post-production has made him an important asset to a wide variety of projects. Aside from the visual aspect of his work, Erik is also an accomplished musician and composer with three independently produced studio albums to his credit. Erik has since worked on both long and short format productions for companies such as Gillette, AMEX, DIRECTV, Turner Broadcasting System, and Fox Broadcasting Company.

Meilinne Hancock

Production Coordinator / Office Manager

Alias: Productionatrix
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Profession(s): Production coordinator, Office manager, Business affairs manager

Mei Hancock herds cats for a living. In a roiling dynamic environment, where production and creative associates are all over the world on three simultaneous shoots, Meilinne is the Hub of ProductionFor, the grease that makes the machine run. Mei brings to ProFor her administrative and managerial skill sets in multiple industries including telecom, finance, retail, marketing, and real estate. When she isn't organising and expanding her paperwork collection, she is recording voice over, keeping up with an adolescent sister, contorting and/or inverting herself in acroyoga, or trying to teach her cat to love.

Also, she has a clipboard. Because Mei is legit.

Nathan Daughdrill

Cinematographer / Producer / Editor

Create and help create.
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Profession(s): Cinematographer, Editor, Producer

Nathan is a jack of all trades. He is a self-taught autodidact always on the cutting edge of technology and gear kinda guy. Nathan is a cinematographer, camera operator, video editor, photographer, sound tech, graphic designer, and website designer.

Nate's website here!

Ken Miller

Cinematographer / Editor / Colorist

I make pretty pictures.
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Profession(s): Colorist, Cinematographer, Editor

Ken Miller is an accomplished cinematographer with 15 years of image making experience. Over that time, he’s lensed projects ranging from commercials for major technology and financial services companies, to sports coverage of major league football and golf, to concerts and music videos. With a keen ear for music and interpreting that for screen, Ken is also the Director and Cinematographer of On-Airstreaming, a popular on-line music video series shot in Austin, TX.

Solomon Bachman

1st AD / Associate Producer

God Speed and Shine On.
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A second-generation film industry professional, Solomon Bachman brings 15 years of experience crewing for feature films, short stories, music videos, broadcast, commercials, and even photo stills. Working with advertising agencies, broadcasters, production and post companies, as well as directly with clients, he has done work for such global brands as Wal-Mart, USAA, Asurion, Exxon Mobil, Adidas, A&E, CNN, FOX and Vogue, to name a few. During his time in broadcast, Solomon worked tirelessly for such well-known companies as the Style Network, Infinity Broadcasting, Cummulus Broadcasting and New Millenium Marketing Group. Having earned a reputation in the industry for his exacting attention to detail, as well as his unerring ability to stay one step ahead of the director, Solomon has made himself an invaluable asset crewing for such feature films as Tree of Life, Mao's Last Dancer and Mindsight. Prior to his time working behind the camera, Solomon spent several years dealing in high-volume broadcast sales and marketing—gaining valuable insight into the “downstream impact” of the broadcast industry. An accomplished guitar player and avid Kiss fan, Solomon enjoys bringing his problem-solving skills and unique perspective to every project he undertakes. He continuously seeks opportunities to broaden his experience and bring his formidable talents to bear for existing and new clients, alike.

Sanjay Patel

Advertising Photographer

Creating imagery to engage your audience
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Profession(s): Photographer

Sanjay N Patel is a ProductionFor photographer based in Austin, Texas. He brings 22 years of innovative expertise to produce original eye catching images and unique brand experiences that interest and engage audiences. Some clients include MGM Studios, 20th Century Fox, Lionsgate Entertainment, Clear Channel Communications, DELL and many others.

He is constantly evolving for the future so he can bring his passion to a wide spectrum of clients including advertising agencies, film, television, publishing, brands and more. He takes pride in creating value for his clients by building solid client relationships, providing excellent service, unique marketing solutions and world class work. His ultimate goal is helping clients succeed.

Sanjay's website here!

Jeffrey Flanagan

Animator / Illustrator

live heARTfully
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Profession(s): Illustrator, Motion graphics artist, Animator

Jeffrey was born in a little town in the big state of Texas. There, he was raised on love, leftovers, cartoons, and all of the oddities that the 90's had to offer. At an early age, he discovered that he had the unique ability to create illustrations by moving pointed waxy cylinders around on paper. He had no idea he would later make a career out of making these images come to life. Some of Jeffrey's favorite art mediums include traditional cel animation, stop motion, ink wash, and spray paint. In his spare time, he has several personal projects in development including a web comic series, an adventure blog about his snorkeling expeditions, and several animated shorts. His goal? To inspire through the awesomeness of animation and storytelling. Stay tuned.

 

Jeffrey's Website Here!

Brian Watkins

Writer, Director, Producer...

Austin Native, General Creative
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Profession(s): Writer, Drummer, Composer, Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Photographer, Producer

Austin native Brian Watkins has over 20 years of experience in the Video/Film/Music Industries. Brian has worked with many Texas artists including: ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Joe Ely, Bob Schneider, Charlie Sexton, Vallejo, Extreme Heat, Soulhat, and Patrice Pike. Additionally Brian has worked on the Emmy Award-winning series “Friday Night Lights,” TV pilot “The Poodle Dog Lounge” the with The Texas Film Commission.

Equally comfortable behind a pen, camera, computer, or drum set, Brian enjoys process and embraces wherever it takes him and the project. Collaborating with others by offering production strategy and creative input at any stage of a project is what affirms his passionate belief that none of this is work. 
It's fun.

Brian's website here!

Torrey Pocock

Producer / Production Coordinator
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Profession(s): Production coordinator, Producer

A creative producer and digital content creator Torrey has a rooted history in classic advertising and media.

He worked with CBS Sports in live broadcasting and then public relations at DDB Needham, Dallas. Working to develop as a producer he then transitoned to advertising and media production in Washington D.C.

Working to develop content that can be used in a variety of platforms his knowledge of end product use is well developed in both pre and post production.

Recent work includes Virginia Racing Commission, USAA, Twin Peaks Restaurants, Cylance, Syracuse University, Sprint, The Amputee Warrior Softball Classic and NBC Universal - just a few names on his resume.

Torrey is national Fox News social medial analyst, media training coordinator both of which ad to his experience producing and working directly with clients to development projects and digital content media.

In his free time Torrey enjoys Fly Fishing, is an accomplished Bonsai Tree trainer and he owns a surf board that has never been used... yet.

Matthew Whalen

Cinematographer / Editor / Producer

Big experience. Small ego.
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Profession(s): Filmmaker, Cinematographer, Editor, Producer

Before moving to Austin, Matthew found his calling in adventure filmmaking while living on the front range of Colorado's Rockies. Most of his efforts focus on vérité style documentary filmmaking and his talents have allowed him to collaborate with networks and companies such as ESPN, Outdoor Channel, BMW, Bravo, and NBC Universal. Comfortable with the difficult locations, productions have brought Matthew's camera from the subzero temperatures of the Arctic Circle to the rain drenched forests of the Himalayas. Collaborating with the ProductionFor crew, there's a synergy of ideas and execution that make for a great pairing when filming together.

Matthew's website here!

Reid Mangan

Audio Engineer


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Profession(s): Audio engineer

Reid Mangan is an audio engineer based in Austin, Tx. Originally from Boston, Reid cut his teeth touring vigorously as a member of the Emmy Award winning team behind NPR and PBS's From The Top. Since then, he's mixed projects covering a myriad of genres and music, professional sports, film, television, and radio, to name a few. He currently serves as a partner and mix engineer at On-Airstreaming, an intimate live music video series, where he's produced performances from over 150 artists, including The Civil Wars, Jimmy Cliff, Vance Joy, and Cold War Kids.

Ryan Gallet

Motion Graphics Artist / Animator / Director...

When the going gets weird, let the weird turn pro.
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Profession(s): Illustrator, Motion graphics artist, Cinematographer, Animator, Director

Ryan Gallet is an animation guru currently based out of Kansas City.  With 9 years of experience in post-production he offers a broad range of skills to any project including art direction, concept development, animation and video editing. However, animation, motion graphics, and VFX are his specialty.

His professional creative journey began at the Kansas City Art Institute where he excelled in traditional cell animation, but with many projects now under his belt, Ryan has become well-versed in anything animation using a plethora of methods and software to get the job done.  Whatever creative spin you throw at him, he’ll knock it out with a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye!

Ryan is currently working on a personal project Writing & Directing, Filming, and Animating (at times) a documentary about his brother Christophe's life with the rare genetic disorder William Syndrome, and the journey he goes on to learn more about himself as a young adult while having to adapt to the world with the cards he has been dealt.  He hopes to have it finished and in festivals in 2017.

In his free time, when he has some, Ryan enjoys traveling, surfing, playing with his dog Nellie (who also likes to surf), and combing his beard.

Ryan's website here!

Derek Hardin

Producer | Post-Production Manger

Be adaptable but never unoriginal.
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Profession(s): Art director, Motion graphics artist

With years of agency experience Derek has successfully produced a wide range of projects based in graphic design and motion graphics, from UI/UX projects to 3d designed motion design videos. He has produced and managed work for a number of clients ranging from startup to worldwide enterprise companies. Dedicated to producing work that is effective and efficient, Derek has no fear wearing multiple hats and jumps at every opportunity to impress clients by exceeding their expectations with every project he has the opportunity to be a part of.

See Derek's work at his company site: Revolv Creative

Eric Sylvester

Producer / 3D Generalist / Motion Graphics Artist

I don't have all the solutions, but I know how to find them.
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Profession(s): 3d generalist, Motion graphics artist, Producer

Eric Sylvester is a Digital Producer with a background in content production for broadcast, mobile, web, and print. He has over eight years of experience in production and six in Information Technology.

He began his career in `97 as an MIS Technician, providing support for various companies and individuals all across south Florida. In `05, he switched career paths to pursue his interest in film and production. Along the way he learned his passion lies in project management and digital production.

Eric's expertise includes project and team management; client relations; designing workflows and processes; research; 3D art and motion graphics.

Eric's website here!

Tim Dallesandro

Audio Engineer

Sound is covered.
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Profession(s): Audio engineer

Tim started in the world of audio post-production and was fortunate to work on films by legendary directors Spike Lee and Martin Scorsese. Making the switch to location sound he knew exactly what the team in post required from the mixer on set. Since then he's brought his talents to shoots with Fortune 500 companies, network and cable TV, national political figures and hundreds more. With over a decade of experience Tim provides top gear in top condition and brings a friendly and positive attitude to every shoot.

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Joel Maysonet

Director / Editor / Motion Graphics Artist


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Profession(s): Motion graphics artist, Cinematographer, Director, Editor

Joel Maysonet is an Austin based director who enjoys mixing live action and motion graphics. As a director he gravitates towards projects that tackle social issues. In 2014, Joel shot and directed the opening video for Austin’s human trafficking summit Free Austin, a clear example of graphics enhancing narrative storytelling. In early 2015, he directed and produced the TV pilot De Vuelta, a travelogue across Latin America through the eyes of immigrants now living in the United States. On the editorial and motion graphics side, Joel has dozens of projects under his belt for clients like ESPN, Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, Lenovo, Travelzoo, Cirrus Logic, The PGA Tour, and Dell. On top of that, Joel also serves as an instructor for La Poderosa Media Project, a non-profit organization who provide community based filmmaking workshops to underrepresented youth in Latin America. Oh, and he has some mad salsa dancing skills.

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James Frazier

Motion Graphics / Designer / Editor / VO

"Chance favors the prepared mind" -Louis Pasteur
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Profession(s): Designer, Voice talent, Motion graphics artist, Editor

James is an experienced designer/editor who continues to develop his craft by working on commercials, documentaries and long-format programming. He works out of his south Austin studio, which includes a newly built, fully functional audio production facility.

Father of two, plus numerous animals, he enjoys anything outside, playing music and the never ending series of projects that go with a mid-century house project.

He is an active Austin Film Society member and enthusiastic cinephile.

James's Website Here!

Rodrigo Pérez-Segnini

Cinematographer / Editor / Motion Graphics Artist / Audio Engineer...

I can climb that
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Profession(s): Audio engineer, Motion graphics artist, Cinematographer, Editor, Web developer

Rodrigo is a multi-talented Production & Post-Production Artist (Motion Grapher, Video Editor, Director of Photography, Audio Engineer) with a solid Web Development/Design background and a degree in Audio Engineering. His main interest is production of video for web. Through Kreazione, a creative group he has collaborated with for over seven years, he has been involved in commercial web development, UI Design for web and video, sound design, digital strategy, project management and innovative customer activation tactics.

Rodrigo's website here!

Mario Mattei

Director / Cinematographer / Filmmaker

Anchor on Essence
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Profession(s): Filmmaker, Cinematographer, Director

Mario Mattei, director & cinematographer, is a visionary, people-person based in Austin, Texas creating videos for expressive brands, documentaries for impact, & original films for entertainment & artistic expression.

Mario brings 15+ years of image-making & storytelling experience. As a filmmaker, Mario has directed award-winning SHORT FILM, created festival-running FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES, MUSIC VIDEOS, & a theatrically released FEATURE FILM. Additionally, Mario has filmed TELEVISION shows, as well as created BRANDED CONTENT for clients like Xbox, RedBull & Sprint.

Mario's forte is to anchor both his directorial vision & cinematic style on one thing: Essence. Each story or message is distinct. Perceiving the essence of what is to be communicated enables Mario to be versatile & clear-sighted when making creative choices. Mario says, “Once I know the Essence, I can then act decisively & confidently on intuition, instinct, & taste.”

Throughout the journey, Mario has led & joined production teams through a variety of projects, trials, & even countries, such as Turkey, Indonesia, Malawi, Jordan, the Balkans, & more. Mario is friendly on and off the set, relentlessly optimistic, & eager to collaborate with both his clients & other imaginative, skilled creators.

 

James Webb

Cinematographer / Director / Editor

Stay calm and keep shooting
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Profession(s): Cinematographer, Director, Editor
Jim has degrees in Design, Painting, and 3D Animation, with 10 years experience as a working musician. Out of college Jim began my professional career in Photography and five years later transitioned into Game Development, where he specialized in lighting and camera animation. In 1999, Jim moved to Austin and in 2001 turned his focus back to Photography — this time shooting Video.
As an award-winning Director of Photography, Jim's work has been recognized by HBO, Chrysler, Vanity Fair, Panasonic, and Canon. His short films have screened at the NY Tribeca Film Festival, DGA theaters in NY & LA, SXSW, Dallas Video Festival, Houston Museum of Modern Art, Santa Fe Film Festival, and The Isfahan International Short Film Festival.
His client work includes Purina, Y&R, Humana, USAA, Baylor College of Medicine, St. David's Hospital, VMware, AMD, HP, Dell, Samsung, NXP, Motorola, Spiceworks, TCEQ, DSHS, Frog Design, Chaotic Moon, Southwest Airlines, Credit Karma, Gemalto, HomeAway, Balfour, SXSW, ACL Music Festival, Sara Lee, and The Wall Street Journal.

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We work on a wide variety of projects. From documentaries, to commercials, to instructional videos, to motion graphics, to online spots, we are proud of our ability to tell the story that aligns best with our clients’ needs, wishes, and ideas.

Production Reel 2017

2017 Production Reel
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Please enjoy this sampling of our live action production work!

Motion Graphics Reel

ProductionFor Motion Graphics Reel
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ProductionFor Motion Graphics Reel 2016

USAA Member Voices

NFL's Alejandro Villanueva
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Fortinet

Internet Growth Infographic Animation
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USAA Member Voices

Josh Eilers
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UFC’s Valentina Shevchenko

Promo Video
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UFC’s Valentina Shevchenko

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Liz Phair – “And He Slayed Her”

Music Video for the talented singer/songwriter/guitarist, Liz Phair.
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Liz Phair – “And He Slayed Her”

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Music Video for the talented singer/songwriter/guitarist, Liz Phair.

USAA Member Voices

Williams Family
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USAA Member Voices

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Cade Courtley – Shark Tank Pitch

Former Navy Seal Cade Courtley tells why his veteran owned coffee company should appear on Shark Tank.
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Cade Courtley – Shark Tank Pitch

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Former Navy Seal Cade Courtley tells why his veteran owned coffee company should appear on Shark Tank.

Fortinet

FortiGuard
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Ron Rivera 15 Sec Stringouts Compilation

Ron Rivera, Head Coach of 2016 Super Bowl Contenders, The Carolina Panthers, takes risks on the field, and in everyday life.
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Ron Rivera 15 Sec Stringouts Compilation

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Ron Rivera, Head Coach of 2016 Super Bowl Contenders, The Carolina Panthers, takes risks on the field, and in everyday life.

ICF Olson Merger

When Minneapolis advertising giant Olson merged with an international parent corporation, they asked us to tell the story.
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When Minneapolis advertising giant Olson merged with an international parent corporation, they asked us to tell the story.

 

Let’s Talk

Let’s start a conversation to see how we can join forces to cohesively tell your story.

Feel free to call us at 512.582.0344 or e-mail us at info@productionfor.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

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