About Us – Ethos Media
Our DFW video production company, Ethos Media, was founded by Devin Connelly and Ridge Miller officially in 2013. Prior to that point, both have been involved in various aspects of video production, graphic design, and video editing before teaming up. Since that time, we’ve produced hundreds of videos with a diverse range of content including corporate messaging, music videos, commercials, training videos, event coverage, weddings, and more.
We current serve both new and repeat clients, as well as many charities including Stonebriar Community Church, Metro Relief, Revolution Church, Minuteman Disaster Response, Revolution Church, Haitian Bible Church, and others.
About Devin Connelly – Lead Producer
Devin Connelly is a proud father of two girls, Kaitlyn and Erin, production gear enthusiast, online gamer, bogey golfer, and attends church in the North Dallas area regularly. Formally starting out in the industry as early as 2010, it was not until after several internships amounting to very little and failed attempts to work for other production companies that he decided to learn on his own with the launch of Ethos Media, officially in 2013.
Since then, he has continued to develop his skills both as a profession and as a hobby, culminating in to the videos and photography throughout this website. He loves talking shop with anyone and will gladly pair up with you on the golf course or on games like Overwatch or World of Warcraft!
We primarily shoot on Sony cameras, including the newly released Sony FX6. We also utilize Panasonic professional camcorders, a Tricaster video switcher system, Vmix, and an assortment of professional audio and lighting equipment coupled with various camera rigging technology to ensure that our productions look great. For those interested in top tier footage from cinema cameras, we utilize those too when appropriate to do so.
In many of our videos, you’ll see artistic shots with smooth, cinematic movements. You’ll see high dynamic range footage that captures close to what the human eye would naturally see, as well as cinematic depth of field to enhance focus on the intended subject. While periodically pairing up with other local professionals for animation services, we always edit videos in-house.
Emphasis on Content
The reality is that there is no shortage of video content out there, most of which gets little attention regardless of production quality. You can see cellphone videos go viral with large productions failing to break even on their production budget. The reason is content. Is the content targeted at a particular market? Does your viewing audience even care about what your video is saying? Do you have strong visuals to support the video’s dialogue? Is there a plan in place to get the content in front of people that would care?
If a DFW video production company isn’t talking to you about these things at all, they’re doing you a disservice. Our production team includes producers with experience in video content and marketing and can work with you exclusively on that aspect of the video throughout the production process.
We go over factors that play into pricing on this page of our website more extensively. The long and short of it is, a baseline budget will be established with options to enhance your video further. To help clients make an informed decision, we go over the cost-benefit of these and have numerous blog articles that discuss these factors. The baseline budget of any video project always ensures that the essentials of a professional video are in place: properly lit video, clean audio, royalty-free background music, a motion graphic logo reveal, and at least some kind of supporting visuals.
Network of Professionals
We’re networked with other production professionals that we both work for and have work for us. We also have convenient access to a wide range of on-camera and voiceover talents, both represented by agencies and independents that have reached out to us over the years. Whatever your demographic preferences are to present your content, we’ll be able to find someone to fit the bill.
If your shoot requires professional makeup to optimize appearance, we work with several independent professionals that can provide quality touch-ups both to the face and hair.
Streaming and Event Video Logistics
With years of experience in event video and streaming logistics, we know what it takes for a stream to be successful and how to avoid logistical pitfalls that can wreck a live stream. We discuss some of our insight in this blog post, and can ensure you have the necessary help from any applicable third parties involved in your event overall. We’ll help you understand how the streaming side of your event fits in with the layout of your event and tailor your level of involvement to the degree you are comfortable with. Whether you’re completely hands on or want to leave it entirely up to us, our team has your team covered.