Pyramide Flying High October 10, 2017

You might not know this, but we'll travel around the world for you!

As a Pyramide Productions 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 07, 2017

The goal our company video was to showcase the gear that makes our work possible and to really highlight the technology by incorporating some fun graphics 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, throwing in some stock footage, adding a logo, and walking away.

Yes, and... August 18, 2017

Pyramide Productions' 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.

Video with Vision August 03, 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: Around the World with Microsoft July 17, 2017

Pyramide Productions 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: Flying Far with Expedia July 12, 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.

Microsoft Inspire July 12, 2017

We're excited to share that two videos we recently created for Microsoft Inspire were just published on Microsoft's Inspiring Partners page. Congrats to Aaron Bollinger who produced both videos and everyone who had a hand in these projects!

Production Spotlight: 2016 Telly Award July 05, 2017

We're excited to announce that a video we completed recently won a Telly Award! To celebrate, we’ll dive a little deeper into the project with Pyramide Productions Producer, Aaron Bollinger and Art Director, Tanem Davidson.

The Telly Awards were founded in the 1970s to honor "the best in TV and Cable, Digital and Streaming, and Non-Broadcast Productions." Every year, they receive 13,000+ submissions from all over the country and world.

All About Voice-over June 25, 2017

If your video has a voice-over component, we strongly recommend going with a professional VO artist. While you might think it’d be more economical to hire an amateur or just record yourself, the quality won't come close to that of a professional. A professional is also trained to work and take direction quickly, and can offer a variety of voices to give you options.

Ins & Outs of Music Selection June 12, 2017

Music doesn't matter much. After all, it's not the focus of the video and just plays in the background, right? Wrong!

The audio you select will inevitably have a huge impact in the overall vibe of your video. It needs to reflect your brand and product. It needs to compliment the other videos in your portfolio and bring cohesion to a campaign.

Our Cameras May 18, 2017

Pyramide Productions utilizes the highly adaptive, professional series Sony FS7 for all your video needs. These cameras give us the ability to shoot in high resolution (4K) and provide excellent color and dynamic range, while working well in diverse light levels. And our staff love their versatility. "It can be on a tripod one moment and up on my shoulder the next," notes Karl Allsop, a DP at Pyramide.

Captions & Subtitles May 05, 2017

Here at Pyramide Productions, we pride ourselves in being your source for accessible video in the greater Seattle area. We know the ins and outs of 508-compliance, and are excited to help you make the right choices for your next project! Plus, with 85% of online viewers watching videos with the sound off, they're a great way to make sure you're still getting your message across. Here's a quick primer on captions and subtitles to make sure we're all speaking the same language.

Uploading Videos with Captions April 10, 2017

After we deliver your final video, uploading it to your website or social media sites will be your responsibility. The most common type of caption file is called a .SRT file, which Facebook, Vimeo, and YouTube all accept. Instructions may vary slightly, but for our purposes, we'll look at uploading .SRT files to these three websites.

Audio Description April 03, 2017

At Pyramide Productions, we know the ins and outs of 508-compliance and look forward to helping you make your next video more accessible! 

Work at Pyramide Productions | Internship Program March 09, 2017

Looking to get some hands-on, project-based experience in video production?

Pyramide Productions offers an unpaid internship as a learning opportunity to college seniors and recent graduates. Our internships generally last one quarter (three months). At the end of the quarter you may be offered a second quarter, which you can accept or decline. In some cases, the internship can also qualify towards your major requirements.

Our Values March 01, 2017

  1. Deliver WOW Through Service
  2. Embrace and Drive Change
  3. Be Adventurous, Creative, and Open-Minded
  4. Pursue Growth and Learning
  5. Build Open and Honest Relationships with Communication
  6. Build a Positive Team and Family Spirit
  7. Do More with Less
  8. Be Passionate and Determined
  9. Be Humble

Our Vision February 25, 2017

At Pyramide Productions, we're passionate about people.

  • We care about our clients, our work, and one another.
  • We believe that staff should enjoy coming to the office and feel proud of and fulfilled by what we do.
  • We believe that people should be able to go home to their partners, pets, families, hobbies, and lives at the end of the day and leave work at work.
  • We believe in supporting our team and their creative pursuits both in and outside the workplace.
  • We take time for ourselves and are better at our jobs because of it.
  • Happy people do good work.  At Pyramide, we really think it's that simple.

SAP Code: How To January 02, 2017

We require that our Microsoft clients give us an IO code and a GL (General Ledger) number so that we can set-up their project with Microsoft Productions Studios for cross charging.  Once we receive it, we next submit the numbers and project paperwork directly to Microsoft Production Studios.  In response, MPS will open a PO for the project amount with Pyramide for cross charge when milestones are complete.  Teams also have the option to open a PO directly with Pyramide.

Production Spotlight: Animating with the Microsoft Brand April 05, 2016

While all of our animation videos are a collaborative effort, one of our incredible animators, Tanem Davidson, played an especially integral role in our most recent video for Microsoft's World Wide Public Sector (WWPC) Team.

The WWPC Team had been fielding a lot of feedback from Partners who'd attended the WPC event in the past. They were saying things like, "The conference is huge!  It's amazing!  But it's so much, I don't feel like I can possibly get around to everything by myself." So, they set out to create incentives for Partners who wanted to bring their entire team along.

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