Manley Creative Team

Why DIY Video Hurts More Than Helps Your Business

March 21, 2017

I would like to make you an offer. Manley Creative Team will build you a new house. We have a hammer, some nails, and I saw some wood laying around. Don’t laugh. I’m 15% sure we can get four walls and a roof up.

For every creative professional with high level skills and experience, there is a do-it-yourselfer that believes they can do the job just as well.

We don’t compete with the DIY video users. If you’re considering making a video with your phone and you’re happy with the results, Manley Creative is not for you.

But if you want stunning, memorable video content to go with your new, slick website, don’t even think about shooting it with your phone.

Please, Don’t Trash Your Image with DIY Video

We can’t emphasize this enough. Making a memorable video that inspires your target audience to take action doesn’t start with hitting the record button. It starts long before with ideation and brainstorming. Before a word is scripted or storyboard is drawn. For the investment you’ll get far more value from a professional video production company that you’ll never get from that tablet or phone.

5 Reasons Why Your Brand Deserves Better

First Things First.

Any project we run starts with a thorough discussion of your goals, desired outcomes, audience, corporate image and budget. Everything on the table. We want to hear about your good and bad past experiences with video production, what you like and don’t like. You’re paying us to be thorough. We are listening to you.


Stories don’t get explored, planned and developed on a spur of the moment phone video. It takes a combination of skill with a camera and script writing to craft a story that will inspire and transform your audience. It’s more than just storytelling, too. This is the beginning of a body of work that will teach the world about your business or cause. You want it to be spot on, not spur-of-the-moment.

Outstanding Video Quality.

No matter how good you think a phone can handle the job, a real production crew is light years ahead of it. Professional equipment that ensures beautiful footage is just one aspect. Location scouting for the perfect setting means we won’t be competing with outside noise and unwanted interruptions. Sound is crucial – no tinny, hollow or distant audio.


We could write chapter after chapter on editing technique and skill. It’s more than a little cut and clip here and there. We aren’t pasting in a logo and adding some artwork and text. We’re crafting a compelling story. The finished product must be a reflection of the excellence you and your company strives for every day. There isn’t a phone in existence that can deliver the results a real-life editor will.

Customer Service.

Excellent relationship building with our clients brings it all together. You want to show the world what you can do? Let us show you what WE can do to make that happen. Your phone won’t respond to your last minute needs. Your phone won’t move mountains to ensure your projects are ready on time. Your phone won’t think about what you’ve created and how to improve upon the story. Excellent customer service isn’t point and click. It’s delivering that perfect piece time after time.

High Expectations = A Great Experience

This process isn’t simple, but a detail-oriented and experienced crew will make it feel that way. Our goal is to give every client the white glove treatment and the best experience you’ve ever had creating new video content for your business.

Think of your potential clients and the image you want to project. Cutting corners and poor quality? Lack of planning? Low budget and low expectations? Give us a call (that’s what your phone is best at) and give us a chance to earn your business. And we promise, no hammer and nails.

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