Hello, I'm Mary. I help you to create great videos for your business or organization.

My approach to video: Give them something to remember. That’s always on my mind. I love working to get the message right so it sinks it. I’ll carefully craft your video…every word, every image.

 

My reservoir of video experience means our productions run smoothly. Video assignments have taken me around the world…in some tough places that sharpen a producer’s skills.

 

My earlier experience includes working as a script analyst in Hollywood…which helps me today because storytelling is the magic behind great videos.

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My Commitment

It’s surprising how complicated it can get. Even the smallest video project. Planning, scheduling, filming, scripting, editing and going through reviews and approvals.

I promise to do all I can to make it easy for you. I’ll keep us on track…keeping a close eye on the schedule.

And you’ll be making reviews and approvals at every step along the way.

I’ll make the video production process easy for you.

Define

Use my Video Planner to help write down your goals, objectives, target audience and key messages. We brainstorm and come up with a concept. I write up a script outline and production schedule.

PRODUCTION

We move into filming. As we finish the shoot, I write the editing script. You review the script and we polish it before moving into the first video edit.

Refine

You critique the video edits and we make revisions. And if we record narration, we add it now. You then make another round of final reviews until we have a polished video.

LAUNCH

Everything is approved and I send you the video files, ready for posting online or projecting at your event. Your final video will be polished and effective … and something you’ll be proud of.

Years of Experience

Videos for Clients

Countries

Experience

  • Producing videos for over 15 years. Serving a range of clients from small nonprofits to video production in a $1 billion corporate environment.
  • Video assignments in Seattle and around the world…over 20 video projects in Africa alone.
  • Sharpened my storytelling skills as a script analyst in Hollywood…a skill I apply to my videos today.
  • Early career: Journalist and then a staff writer at an international humanitarian organization. I moved into freelance writing and then producing videos.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts in broadcast journalism, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA
  • Graduate certificates in Film & Video, and in Marketing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  • Additional coursework at UCLA and the American Film Institute

SKILLS

  • Seasoned producer delivering video content for clients. Creating the right message and keeping projects on track.
  • Highly skilled in all phases of video production.
  • Videography and still photography, using Sony a7 III
  • Video editing with Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Scriptwriting and copywriting

Partial Client List

 

Assignments completed for:  Business Impact NW (Covestream) • Camp Korey • C.A.S.T. for Kids • Center for Ethical Leadership • The Church Council of Greater Seattle • Compass Housing Alliance • Crown College (St. Bonifacius, Minnesota) • Dan Satterberg re-election campaign • The Desmond Tutu Peace Centre (World Vision) • Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County (Covestream) • Equal Exchange • Family Services • Food Tank • Foss Home and Village • Girl Scouts – Totem Council • Immanuel Community Services • Kayak Norway documentary (Dave Ellingson) • King County Superior Court, Juvenile Court Services • The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship • League of Women Voters • Lutheran Community Services NW • Lutheran Volunteer Corps • Lutheran World Relief • Lutherwood Camp and Retreat Center (Bellingham) • Mennonite Central Committee • National Nordic Museum • Northwest Washington Synod, ELCA • Routematch (Atlanta, Georgia) • The Salvation Army • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance • Seattle University, College of Education • SEIU Healthcare (Covestream) • Trinity College (Everett, Washington) • Union Gospel Mission • World Concern • World Vision • World Vision International • Youth Eastside Services (Bellevue, Washington)

Your video was wonderful, excellent, great, perfect and spot on! We are deeply grateful to you. It will add in no small way to the growth and development of our work here in the Cape Town Peace Centre and beyond.
Chris Ahrends

Executive Director, The Desmond Tutu Peace Centre

Mary’s productions are visual stories which have transformative power. She has my highest recommendation. Mary is personable, hard working and creative. She’s a master storyteller who captures both the ideas and the heart of the subject matter. 

Dave Ellingson

Documentary producer, author, professor

Mary was wonderful to work with! She helped our organization put together a video highlighting the values we bring to the community, and share client stories in a heartwarming and emotional way. She was incredibly flexible, and quick to respond and understand the direction we wanted to take, and offered great advice. 

Lidia Harding

Youth Eastside Services

Mary has been a fantastic freelance producer for World Vision. She digs deep to understand our messages. She handles clients with diplomacy and aplomb. I can turn a project over to her and feel confident she will represent the organization well, and satisfy the client. I wholeheartedly recommend her.

Tom Costanza

Video Creative Director, World Vision

It has been a joy to work with Mary on our video projects. She gets to the heart of the story you want to convey. She is brimming with patience, creativity and good humor…all critical elements for bringing out the best of everyone working on a project.
Valerie Norwood

Executive Director, The Krista Foundation for Global Citizenship

Mary comes to you with the highest recommendation I can give. She has been an integral part of our successful $8.3 million capital campaign. Mary’s work was the highest quality and well received by audiences.
Larry Johnson

Served as Capital Campaign Director, Lutheran Community Services

Mary is an accomplished video producer. She created a series of videos to celebrate  the 100th anniversary of University Lutheran. Mary was efficient, creative and a joy to be around. Her footage was inventive and fun, and her editing work excellent.

Maggie Stenson

Executive Producer, Showtunes Theatre

Mary engages her subjects with warmth and clarity, to bring out the heart of the story. She brings keen professional skill and insight. 

Michael Ramos

Church Council of Greater Seattle

Mary is always a pleasure to work with. The quality of her videos were first-class. Her creative expertise and direction took our videos to the next level. 

Ashley Brendle

C.A.S.T. for Kids Foundation

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