I cannot overstate what a joy it was to work with the guys at Corduroy Media. They aren’t interested in run-and-gun jobs — they treat even a 2 minute news segment as its own work of art, paying close attention to style and detail.
When we set out to create videos for our annual Gas leadership meeting, we were looking for something fresh and compelling. We had difficult concepts to get across to our employees and little time in which to do it. We turned to Corduroy Media to help us with this challenge. The videos they created for us were a huge success and set the bar for how our future video content will look and feel. The Corduroy Media team has a rare combination talent of gorgeous cinematography and rich storytelling. We are delighted with our Corduroy Media experience and will definitely be using their talents again for future projects.
Corduroy Media was able to tell the story I wanted to convey creatively and in an informative fashion. They are communicators in the true sense of the word by being active listeners, collaborators, and ensured the story is told in an authentic and impactful manner through film.
Corduroy Media’s work speaks for itself. Between Carl’s ability to elicit amazing interviews, Sean’s creativity in capturing stunning shots, and the production team’s expertise in bringing it all together, our expectations have been surpassed with every project. The fact that they’re fun to work with is just an added bonus.
I worked with Corduroy Media on a logistically complicated project to produce a number of short employee interviews as well as a longer promotional corporate video. The project was not easy – I think we were a relatively picky client who wanted the folks at Corduroy Media to film in 6 spots on both coasts in a narrow time window. Throughout the entire process, Carl and his team were professional, talented, responsive, and just an overall pleasure to work with. A number of people at our firm commented on how great it was to work with them during the filming sessions as well as how wonderful the final product looked after editing. We will undoubtedly use Corduroy Media again next time the need arises.
I have worked with Corduroy on several different video projects. Though the projects vary in format, length, theme and other criteria, Corduroy has always delivered the highest quality of work. Aside from the fact that they are really nice people to work with, there are several things that set them apart from other video production companies 1) they don’t try to sell clients the world and then deliver something else underwhelming. If anything, they set very realistic expectations up front and over deliver. 2) they don’t have the principals to pitch clients, then leave the execution to junior staff. You actually work closely with the principals who are seasoned professionals who come up with great creative ideas. One of the recent projects we have completed with Corduroy was an animated video. This comment from one of the sales engineers pretty much summarizes the reaction to the video “I am not sure that even Pixar themselves could have done any better. Great video!”
I cannot overstate what a joy it was to work with the guys at Corduroy Media. They aren’t interested in run-and-gun jobs — they treat even a 2 minute news segment as its own work of art, paying close attention to style and detail. Sean Donnelly’s camera work, editing and attitude was outstanding and the overall package impressed the broadcaster tremendously.
Eric Veillette: Freelance Correspondent – France 24
From concept and creative direction through filming and editing the final cut, Carl and his team are absolute professionals. We partnered with Corduroy Media on several video and still photography projects, all of very different flavors, and were very pleased with all of them. Carl has tremendous creative insight, translating any communication objective easily into provocative and creative visual storytelling. He and his team have become an integral part of our marketing team, and we will continue to work with Corduroy.
Corduroy Media did a fantastic job filming two workshops for us! They showed up early both times, set up their equipment within tight space constraints, maintained sharp focus all day (even when the workshops got pretty tedious & boring), and were the last to leave. They worked patiently and professionally with everyone involved and their final, edited videos are of the highest quality. They’re not cheap, but they are worth every penny!
Sam Doying, Senior Vice President | M. Squared Consulting
We are pleased we chose this crew for our work in the Oakland area. They were prepared to go the extra mile, took the time to understand the brief, and were pleasant to deal with. We look forward to working with them again.
Kelly Davis, Head of Production | WebsEdge | London
I have been working with Carl Brown of Corduroy Media on a series of video shoots for my small business. Carl is someone you can count on to take ownership of a project and see it through to completion. When I asked Carl to set up a new facility, he hired a crew and built me a stage. When I asked Carl to ensure that his busy schedule did not delay my project, he created and trained a pool of videographers ready to shoot at my facility on my schedule. I very much enjoy working with Carl and his staff. They have my highest recommendation.
Jon Broderick, Founder & CEO, Guitar Tricks
Corduroy Media was a joy to work with. They’re professional, timely, creative and intuitive. They produce high quality video products and I look forward to working with them in the near future.
Sally Trautwein, Board Member, Wardrobe for Opportunity
Carl Brown offers a no-nonsense approach to his work. Whether for production or education, Carl plans effectively, works diligently and has a dynamic sense of knowing what to do next when changes happen in the field.
Arthur Grau, Senior Producer, One Economy Corporation
Corduroy Media’s responsiveness, quality of work, and professionalism has been outstanding. Their videos of our solar panel factory and system installation have been a great help in our promotional activities.
Ben Bierman, VP of Global Operations, Solyndra
Carl’s work for the MTV Street Team was some of the most thoughtful, interesting, and well-produced journalism that came out of the project. From surfers fighting to save their break in San Diego to young people in Oakland organizing to elect Barack Obama, Carl found great stories that weren’t behing told any place else.
Ocean MacAdams, VP of News and Docs, MTV
Carl Brown has the whole package. He is an extremely talented shooter, a thoughtful and creative storyteller, and a pleasure to work with. I have hired him repeatedly, and I would not hesitate to recommend him for any project.
Liz Nord, Supervising Producer, MTV
I first starting working with Carl and Corduroy Media five years ago, and I’ve continued to hire them because I know that the final piece will be extremely professional and effective. But more than that, I know that the process will be creative, collaborative, and fun – qualities that are often hard to find in one place.
Dave Yanofsky, Director of Media and Youth Development, Connect Ed
Thank you so much for producing such moving videos this year. I am very happy with them! I also appreciate your creative guidance/direction once we had filmed all of the footage. It is easy to get “stuck” in the original concept and it’s nice to have an experienced video producer walk us through the process of what makes the most sense for our needs with what we have available. The end result is perfect for our needs!
Vanessa Chan, Executive Director | Wardrobe for Opportunity
We looked at several production companies, and boy are we glad we chose Corduroy Media. The team offers unparalleled value – we were blown away by the polish of the final product. They crafted a story and flow that took our seed ideas and made them vastly better. And they did it all on the tightest of timelines. Collaborating with Corduroy is a no-brainer.”