Are you captivating, educating and inspiring others with your story?
Welcome to Eric Jones Media!
Helping you unlock the power of visual storytelling through quality video production and photography, in Denver and around the world.
My passion is to capture and craft your story in a captivating way.
- Eric Jones
Do you have a compelling story to tell?
Eric Jones Media serves those who are passionate about their work and legacy:
Non-profits face a tough challenge. They must invest their resources wisely on the tasks defined by their mission, but also be able to reach out to the people who can connect with their passions and actively support the needs of the organization. I can help you communicate the story of your work in a powerful way through various forms of video and photography (see below), so that your key audience will not only “get” the message but respond enthusiastically. I do so in a way that leaves a light footprint on your own time, resources and people, but a powerful impact for your cause and community. Now that’s a wise investment!
Today, effective videos and compelling images are no longer an option for most businesses. Well designed videos have proven to be one of the best ways for potential customers to discover or learn about a great service or product. But in order for videos to draw in people and create influence, they must have the creative qualities of an interesting story and an aesthetic which goes beyond the ordinary. Images should also stand out from the ordinary in order to represent the quality of the business. Both videos and images must clearly demonstrate what sets the business apart from others. I work hard to create videos and images which are interesting, informative and impactful and will be a powerful communication and marketing tool for your business.
Individuals & Families
Individuals and families are increasingly recognizing the value of high quality video and photography, whether it’s to capture lasting memories, communicate valuable stories or to create art. While most people now own cameras and other devices that can capture high definition videos or images, there is a huge difference between home made media and that which is carefully crafted by a professional media artist with great attention to artistic, narrative and technical detail. If a personal or family memory, story or legacy is important to you, than professionally produced, film-quality videos and heirloom quality photographs simply cannot be matched. For various types of personal and family videos and photography that I can craft for you, see below.
What I do:
(individually or with a creative team)
I produce media that will captivate, educate and inspire your audience
First, I learn about your goals, vision, and story. Then, I carefully capture and craft a visual storytelling experience for your audience, using the media of video (with custom music & sound design) and/or photography. Depending on your needs, goals and audience, these include any of the following:
A mini-documentary (anywhere from 10 to 40 minutes) will provide an immersive experience for your audience, so that they feel like they are “on the ground”. Through the power of visual narrative, they will more tangibly understand what it is that you do, who the key participants are, and how your work is making a difference. Short of inviting your audience to visit or participate in the actual work you do, there is nothing more effective than a well-made documentary to educate and motivate the people who are critical to your success.
Results and Feedback Videos
Your funders and volunteers have invested a lot in your work. But they need to be assured that their money and time is making a difference. A short but creative video update after a period of time has gone by can be a powerful way of highlighting some key results, as well helping them to understand ongoing challenges. By providing concise but engaging story updates, your stakeholders will remain enthusiastic and possibly increase their support, even in difficult times.
Gallery or Poster Images
One way to really make an impression on others is to show compelling images of the people, communities or environments you serve. Whether in your offices, on display boards for special events or on the walls of local area businesses and galleries, large photos can spark a conversation, ignite the imagination and reinforce the importance of your work. I provide gallery quality images that are memorable and beautiful in their own right, and that will greatly assist the communication of your vision and values.
Images for Your Website & Publications
Compelling Images for Your Website
Creative Head-Shots & Portraits
For individuals & families:
Personal Legacy Film
Have you ever wanted to capture a special time in your life? Perhaps it’s a stage when your children are still small and filled with the joy and wonder of the simple things in life. Or maybe it’s during a transition stage, when a close family member is about to set off for a new destination. A day-in-the-life video is an artistic and beautifully produced montage that captures the typical, but special moments in your family’s day. Let me help you capture and preserve a memory of the extraordinary that lies within the “ordinary”. It will be gift you will cherish forever.
Personal & Family Portraits
There are a lot of people offering portrait photography services today. Before you pay to have a professional take your portraits, make sure the photographer is creating images that will have heirloom quality, with careful attention to beautiful lighting, natural expression and great setting. Whether you wish to have classic portraits or portraits that capture you or your family in a natural environment that tells the story of who you are, I can deliver results you will not regret.
Do you have a passion for making visual art, music, dance, or fine crafts? Do you wish to have something more than a resume or portfolio to communicate your artistry? I can craft a video that conveys the beauty of your artistry and provides a compelling narrative of your artistic story. An artist video is a work of art in itself, and can help you to share your work more effectively with others, whether on your website, on YouTube, or in a live venue. Captivate, educate and inspire others with your own artist video!
The key ingredients of my work:
From mini-documentaries to promo videos and personal legacy films, all engaging videos have one critical element at their core: an interesting story. I help you craft that story and then capture and edit it into a form that is “cinematic” in quality. This means that in addition to containing the elements of a good story, it will convey a beautiful aesthetic created through a variety of technical skills and filmmaking strategies. Lens choice, stabilization & movement techniques, angles, lighting, color correction, color grading, editing flow, and many other details take the production to the next level. The result is a video experience that delivers both a narrative and an aesthetic impact to your audience.
Whether you need a collection of high quality photos for your website and publications, a coffee table book that tells an important story, or gallery images that represent your passion and legacy, I strive to make every image compelling and meaningful. A strong photograph requires careful attention to human expression, as well as to lighting, composition and texture, all before the moment is gone. When I take photos of people, I connect with them in order to bring out lasting emotional and storytelling qualities that will highlight their unique beauty and character. I spend equal attention to editing and postproduction, to ensure that each image creates an impact.
Custom Music & Sound Design
A great video is not just about moving images. The music and sound design are just as critical. A well-produced video can easily be compromised by music and sound that are mediocre or not appropriate to the scene. In addition to matching style and pacing, the music and sound must be mixed and mastered in a way that best complements every section. For over 30 years, music creation has been a passion of mine, and I make sure that each video is supported with music and a sound design which elevates its quality.