St. Louis Video Production: Lifetime Media

Your Life Just Got Easier

Welcome to Lifetime Media, a St Louis video production company, that provides visual communications through the power of video. We are celebrating over 19 years in business and have the accolades, referrals and body of work to let you feel at ease that we can handle your project with great care, attention to detail and follow through with a video production that exceeds your expectations. We want to help you create a video that does its job...accomplishes your mission.

Seeing Is Believing

Do You See What I See?

Here at the studio we never want a dull moment in our video vault. From training videos to live events, we strive to keep things interesting without steering away from what each client sees as their desired final product.

As summer comes to a close and leaves begin to change, so do projects and ideas. As a producer, director, videographer, etc., it is important not to remain stagnant in your production approach. How do you stay true to your style, be remembered for your outstanding techniques, but introduce fresh ideas after many years of success? What do you need in order to push yourself to new professional heights?

Since the beginning, CEO Eric Habert has been a strong believer in pre-production. It is important to know what you're doing, why you're doing it, who's your audience, and what separates the client from their competitors. What is the video trying to say or do? Being thorough during the production stage allows your production team to push a style that is best for achieving the client's goals. It's not necessarily all about the flashy looks. It depends on the goal. The clients goal coupled with creative interest and experience will dictate what the style is best. Sometimes what's best for that particular project is terrible for something else. Knowing your client and trusting your own ideas are key while continuing to elevate your craft and produce the best product for your client.

62% of consumers are more likely to have a negative perception of brand that published a poor quality video
— Brightcove

Lifetime Media producer Kyle Jeffery also makes it a point to be thorough during the pre-production stage. As a producer it is imperative that you ask the client up front what they see their project to be. Generally, answers are very vague. Most clients know they want a video and they want it by a certain date; the creative direction however, is the production team's job.

"Honestly, it depends on the client. Some may want a specific look and would rather not try new things. I try to my break up angles of shooting, ask more interview questions, move things around on set, make it less traditional with each new project. It helps to steer away from a controlled atmosphere and mix up the style. Once you change the way you see things, your creative eye does as well."

From a videographer's stand point, Lifetime Media shooter Andy Wilkins has a different view on things.

"It does truly depend on the client. It's about them and their goal but they do fully rely on you as a professional. To help meet their goal I shift gears to their needs. Most times to keep things fresh I try new technical things. Using different types of camera equipment, new cameras, reviewing my favorite director or producer's style of work, soaking up other styles I've never seen and using it as stepping stones to recreate a video in my own way helps me refrain from being stagnant in my work."                                                                                  -Andy Wilkins

"It does truly depend on the client. It's about them and their goal but they do fully rely on you as a professional. To help meet their goal I shift gears to their needs. Most times to keep things fresh I try new technical things. Using different types of camera equipment, new cameras, reviewing my favorite director or producer's style of work, soaking up other styles I've never seen and using it as stepping stones to recreate a video in my own way helps me refrain from being stagnant in my work."                                                                                  -Andy Wilkins

Here at Lifetime Media we are fortunate to have a team of highly skilled workers that know how to keep things interesting. It's about paying attention to detail in pre-production, creating a new atmosphere on set, remembering what works for you and your production team, but most importantly knowing your client. These things combined help make the quality video your clients need.

When you work with Lifetime Media, you can count on a well-organized team led by owners Eric and Abraham. Their team always brings its A-Game: talented, focused and flexible…they are a pleasure to work with. As a client, they make you feel like they’ve got your back throughout the production process. Whether it’s animation, video editing, or cinematography, I’ve always been comfortable trusting Eric, Abraham and their crew with my most critical projects.

Lifetime’s facilities are excellent: a large studio space that can be prepped for just about any type of shoot, plus editing suites that are comfortable and spacious. They are always ready to tailor their resources and facilities to suit your needs. On location, they demonstrate the utmost professionalism, and are quick and efficient.

To sum it up, Lifetime Media will create a video that achieves your goals, and meets your budget. Eric, Abraham, and their entire team bring an enthusiastic attitude to the work, and they are fun to work with. One really can’t ask for much more when looking for a video production partner. I’ve worked with Lifetime since 2007, and I highly recommend them!

-Albert R. Dowbnia

Director of Digital Media Production
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

 

What do you do to stay creative?

-The Arborist at Lifetime Media

Sixteen Rings

Welcome to "The Tree Blog"

Here at Lifetime Media we strive to make life in the video production industry easier. From booking projects to finalizing minor details in post production, it is important that we give partners, employees, companies, and each individual family member our all.

As we reach our 16th year in business and fall begins, we wanted to start showing our appreciation by introducing something new; a change in season if you will.

The Tree Blog is a little extension of our work. Every week we will be giving you blasts from the past, insight on our production technique, words from our CEO, shooting and editing advice, and more.

You may have noticed our logo.

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Why the tree?

Like a tree, all production companies may look the same, but as Lifetime Media continues to grow, thrive, change, weather the storms, and age, over the past 16 years we've become very unique. We are not flashy, considered to be the coolest kids on the block, have offices that rival the local hip hangout BUT we've been offering an experience that is professional, on target, consistent, and surprisingly affordable for 16 exciting years.

The tree represents our entrepreneurial spirit. Take care of the tree and the tree will take care of us. The tree provides fruit, shelter and stability for us and our clients. Innovation is also in the tree as it will continue to grow becoming more rooted but also new branches will sprout. To stay in balance the right branches shall be pruned and the others allowed to reach the sky.

Allow us to get cheesy here for a second. We may not be your real family, but like a tree and it's roots, we know the importance of a solid foundation. Our solid foundation is the Lifetime Media family. This includes our team and yours.

As we celebrate another year in business, we will continue to pursue long term partnerships, remember our core values, stand firm in our purpose, and to be your easy source for creative, consistent video communications for your company, family, or organization.

More importantly, the tree reminds us where we come from and who will come from us.

From our family to yours,

Thank you for 16 years of business. Here's to 16 more years of making life easier.

-The Lifetime Media Family

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