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Just a taste February 9, 2018

Something pretty special about our internship program is that we provide hands-on editing experience under the guidance of our team of editors and producers.
One of our current interns Chilli Sereethoranakul recently teamed up with Pyramide Producer, Sameen Davidson, to create sizzle reels for two of the types of video we offer: animation and demo/screen capture. Here are her videos:
Shayna Lovell, our intern whose work we showcased last week, also put together sizzle reels for three other types of video: on-location testimonials,…

X marks the spot February 6, 2018

Pyramide owners are obsessed with Seattle-based intimates company TomboyX. Not only do they make great intimate apparel, but they stand for something.  They are a local business with a mission to make “underwear that any body could feel comfortable in, regardless of where they [fall] on the size or gender spectrum.” Check out their top 6 best movies to watch in your underwear!  We figured you probably already guessed numero uno…

–S.R. Davidson, Pyramide Staff Writer…

Social Redux February 2, 2018

One of the great things about our internship program is that we provide hands-on editing experience under the guidance of our team of editors and artists.
We recently asked one of our current interns, Shayna Lovell, to recut one of the socials we released around the new year, and to utilize any other existing footage to create a whole new video.  Shayna had creative control over this exercise and worked with the original Producer, Mindie Lind, to reimagine how the footage could be utilized….

Sweet 15 January 29, 2018

On February 12th, Pyramide Productions will turn 15 years old! To celebrate our Sweet 15, we’ll be hosting a happy hour! We hope you’ll join us:
Thursday, February 8th
4-6PM
Our offices in Redmond
Our company was founded by Pamela Chiriboga in the winter of 2003.  By that time, she had already worked the Cannes Film circuit and had produced for USA Networks in New York, before making her way to the Northwest. Upon arriving, she found herself working with Microsoft as a Producer….

Women at Pyramide January 12, 2018

Pyramide is a women-owned company and that’s a pretty unique find in our overlapping worlds of tech and video.  Hear more from our staff:

–S.R. Davidson, Pyramide Staff Writer…

Meet Our Sales Team January 11, 2018

Learn more about the first Pyramide team members you connect with when planning your video.
Jennifer:

Christine:

–S.R. Davidson, Pyramide Staff Writer…

Meet Our Producers January 10, 2018

Producing is a jack of all trades kind of gig.  Part director, part content strategist, a BIG part project manager, and everything else in between.  Meet two of our Producers:
Mindie:

Sameen:

–S.R. Davidson, Pyramide Staff Writer…

Meet Our Artists January 9, 2018

Learn more about the friendly faces behind your video.  Meet some of our artists, DPs, and editors.
Tanem:

Karl:

Jimmy:

–S.R. Davidson, Pyramide Staff Writer…

Pyramide 2018 January 8, 2018

Happy New Year!  To kick off 2018, here’s the first in a series off socials we’ve created to introduce you to our team.

–S.R. Davidson, Pyramide Staff Writer…

Work at Pyramide | Shooter/Editor January 5, 2018

Pyramide is hiring!
Title:  Shooter/Editor, full-time
We are a corporate video production company based in Redmond and our primary focus is on the technology industry. Projects range from interviews, talking head videos, software demos, and a few times a year, larger web commercial productions.
We are a collaborative team of about 10 individuals and among us, we have 95% of everything we need to do our work in house. Each of us has things we do very well and other things that we are  interested in learning….

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year December 15, 2017

Around Thanksgiving, we received a last-minute request for a conference in early December. Most videos have a 4-8 week production timeline. This one would need to be delivered in a week and we jumped at the opportunity to make it all happen for a favorite client. Our Managing Director, Jennifer O’Brien, would be the first to tell you that anything is possible in production. But something’s got to give! A quick turnaround translates to fewer revisions cycles and less time for clients to gather feedback internally….

Baby, it’s cold outside! December 1, 2017

In celebration of the season, one of our favorite clients wanted to give employees a chance to share their workplace holiday stories.  The client wanted each video to be short enough to hold a viewer’s attention on social media. They were also looking to incorporate some cheerful music and a touch of b-roll.  Check out one of the completed videos here:
–S.R. Davidson, Pyramide Staff Writer
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Pyramide Flying High October 10, 2017

You might not know this, but we’ll travel around the world for you!
As a Pyramide Producer, I just returned from San Francisco (that’s me and a nice goodbye shot of Mt. Rainier!) where I helped a client record some training modules at their offices there. Most of their trainers on this project live and work in the Bay Area, so it made good sense to have me join them and saved everyone else a trip up to Seattle. I brought all the equipment they needed so their subject matter experts could relax and focus on their material….

Behind the Lens September 7, 2017

The goal of our 2017 company video was to showcase the gear that makes our work possible, and to really highlight the technology by incorporating some fun graphic components. Congrats to James, Tanem, Tommy, and Sameen for making it happen!
We hope you enjoy this little taste of all that Pyramide Productions has to offer:…

Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery August 25, 2017

Silicon Valley is pretty popular around our office. I binge watched Season 1 last weekend and Season 2 this week. Zero regrets.
The show is chock full of inside jokes for those of us working in tech, at start-ups, or with the big players in the field. And, in a few special episodes, you’ll see corporate video represented. It’s shamefully fun for us, but also a very real reminder: most people have no idea what we do. Many think making a corporate video consists of stringing together industry jargon,…

Yes, and… August 18, 2017

Pyramide’s Managing Director, Jennifer O’Brien, is a die-hard theatre kid who encourages staff to approach business like the improv exercise Yes, and… In this game, participants accept what another participant has said (yes) and then expand upon that line of thinking (and). It’s a great mindset to have going into team brainstorms or client meetings because it helps foster effective collaboration. It teaches you to check knee-jerk responses and helps you avoid taking off in another direction.
Jen also has 3 guidelines she lives by and shares with Pyramide Producers:
1. …

Video with Vision August 3, 2017

Whether your company is re-branding, thinking about shifting gears, or looking for a new way to publicize, you need video.
Creating a company video is a great way to announce changes to clients and introduce yourself to new prospects. It also gives you a chance to clarify your vision and rally your team, getting everyone excited and on the same page. From script writing and pre-production, to shooting and post, we can help you find your message and communicate it through video….

Production Spotlight: Aaron Bollinger & James Semivan + Microsoft July 17, 2017

Pyramide Producer, Aaron Bollinger, and DP, James Semivan, recently returned from a whirlwind trip to England and Russia for two projects with Microsoft. We’re passionate about getting just the right shot for our clients and that isn’t always easy. “We’re a Swiss army knife,” James noted, and he’s right. Whether it’s figuring out new travel plans at the eleventh hour, or finding creative ways to communicate when faced with a language barrier, we have the skills and drive needed to get our clients the best content for their story….

Production Spotlight: Virginia Lynn & James Semivan + Expedia July 13, 2017

We love working with Expedia. In the past, worked with them to create a number of animation videos focused on tool use and client education.  This year, they sent us on national and international adventures to produce videos that highlight their people, properties, and products.
For these shoots, we’ve focused on creating two kinds of videos. In both cases, we’re all about finding and telling compelling stories, but the approach is different depending on the client’s goals. The first kind of video is a case study or customer testimonial that features one or two subjects,…

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