VIDEO | ANIMATION | PHOTOGRAPHY
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We believe through video production, animation, and photography we can connect people with new ideas – expanding minds and improving the world around us. With a mixed bag of skills, ranging from product photography to documentary films, and everything in between, we all share one common goal: to push the creative limits while conveying each unique message in the most captivating way possible.
Why Do We Do It?
One of our mottos is “The camera will take you places”. In our line of work, we get to visit amazing places, meet awesome people, and capture beautiful things – but those are just the perks of the job.
We do what we do because we believe that everyone has a story worth telling. Beyond everything else, having the privilege to be welcomed into the world of our clients and share in their experiences is what we thrive on. On every single project, we learn something new. Our goal is to create something that our clients see and think “Wow. I look awesome!”. We seek to hold up a mirror and say “Yes! You are awesome! Now let’s go tell the world!”. We are storytellers, lifetime learners, and adventurers. We explore the world and the people in it one frame at a time – building relationships, sharing perspectives, and evoking change.
>> The Experiences
Every single film, animation, and photography client has an experience to share and we feel lucky to dive in headfirst. We’ve shot at Nuclear Reactors (didn’t dive in), on power-boats moving 100MPH, and deep underground in hidden caverns. We share the stories of individuals overcoming life’s challenges, organizations doing big things, and revolutionary products that are changing the world around us. Capturing the essence of life is an experience…and we can’t wait to see what’s next.
>> Impacting Communities
Whether you’re a commercial business, non-profit, or an independent project – you’re building a community. We believe that through visual storytelling, we can empower growing communities to share their experience and create a powerful impact around the world.
>> We’re good at it, too
Turns out, our love for new experiences and drive to impact our community translates to award-winning productions. Since our inception in 2013, we’ve won over 20 National Awards for our work in Commercial Productions, Documentary TV Series, 2D & 3D animation, and multiple other categories. Every project is potentially our next award.
Terabytes of Archived Footage
Discovery – The discovery phase is an essential piece to starting any video project. In this phase, we’ll start wherever you are in the process – to guide you through crafting a clear vision for your video, animation or photography project. We’ll hash out the intention and purpose, while providing insight into the creative process and logistical side of production. By the end of the Discovery, we will have built out a clear plan – alongside a clear budget and financial expectations to achieve our mutual dreams!
Pre-Production – In pre-production, we will be creating and confirming all of the essential details for the production – including scripting, storyboarding, interviewee selection and management, location scouting/selection, props/costumes, and everything else your production entails. The key to a smooth production is planning!
Production – Action! Production can range from a 1-man photoshoot, up to a few dozen crew members on set. Each production is custom tailored to the job at hand.
Post-Production – AKA the editing process, is arguably the most important part to any production. At this point, we bring together our initial plans set in Pre-Production alongside our content produced on our production day – to begin assembling the final project. This includes organization, voiceover editing, music/audio production, interview sorting, video editing, Motion Graphics & FX, and everything else needed to achieve our original vision.
Finishing & Delivery – Once the video or campaign is approved, we begin the finishing and delivery process – in which we take a final pass for all coloring and audio levels, approved by at least 2 parties. Once complete, we provide finalized full-resolution files for digital download…ready for you to launch!
The discovery phase is an essential piece to starting any video project. In this phase, we’ll start wherever you are in the process – to guide you through crafting a clear vision for your video, animation or photography project. We’ll hash out the intention and purpose, while providing insight into the creative process and logistical side of production. By the end of the Discovery, we will have built out a clear plan – alongside a clear budget and financial expectations to achieve our mutual dreams!
In pre-production, we will be creating and confirming all of the essential details for the production – including scripting, storyboarding, interviewee selection and management, location scouting/selection, props/costumes, and everything else your production entails. The key to a smooth production is planning!
5. Finishing & Delivery
Award-Winning Video Production
Silver – Corporate Image Video
Silver – Not-for-Profit Video
Silver – Best Editing
Silver – Not-For-Profit Online Video
Silver – Documentary Online Video
Gold – Editing for Commercials
Silver – BestCommercial Cinematography
Silver – Long Form Branded Entertainment
Silver – Short Form Branded Entertainment
Silver – Film & Animation Art Direction
Silver – Film & Animation Editing
Bronze – Television Cinematography
Silver – General Media Production
Silver – Cinematography
Top of the Town Awards
2nd Place – Top Commercial Videographer
1st Place – Top Commercial Videographer
2nd Place – Top Commercial Videographer
Mid-America EMMY® Award for Magazine Program
Award of Excellence – Documentary for Film
Award of Excellence – Cinematography for Film
Award of Distinction – University Commercial
Award of Distinction – Branded Content
Award of Distinction – Video Production
Projects & Client Stories
“Working with Will and Austin has been some of the most fun I’ve had in my career! We’re so lucky to have such talent here locally. Fun, creative, prompt, professional, collaborative – I can’t say enough about The Evoke Group. I’m looking forward to working with them again.“
“Working with The Evoke Group was a pleasure from day one. They were both organized and easy-going, outlining what we could expect from day one but always rolling with it when we threw unexpected challenges their way. They perfectly captured what I was hoping for in the video they did for us at StorageMart, beautifully bringing to life the vague vision we gave them at the project’s outset. The end result is a gorgeous video that’s performing well in ads. It’s something our brand can be proud of. They’ve without question become my go-to for any video needs I have.”
University of Missouri St. Louis
Francesca Ferrari (DBA Program)
“Evoke created several videos for the UMSL DBA program. They did an outstanding job. They are professional, easy to work with. The videos are great!! I highly recommend them!!”
The Callaway Bank
Jeff Jones, SVP
“The Evoke group has helped us on 3 different projects so far, and it’s been a pleasure to work with them! They have created 3 video commercials and helped with a new product logo and branding. All our projects have turned out wonderfully. Their team is a pleasure to work with, and they do whatever they can to help make things easy. The Evoke Group has the skills and knowledge that you want in a top video production team. I’ve worked with several video production companies and Evoke ranks with the best of them. I definitely would recommend The Evoke Group!”
“If you need a video production – The Evoke Group should be your first choice. We have been working with them for creating a recap video for Pico work with the St. Louis Blues and the final cut looks amazing! It took less than 30 days from the first call, through the right proposal, film day and edits – to get a video that was far better than what we ever expected. It is always intimidating to hire a creative company, but in this case – have no worries. They are fast, responsive and super professional.”
University of Missouri St. Louis
Dan Lauer (UMSL ACCELERATE)
“Evoke is amazing! Creative, receptive, efficient… they are our trusted guide in telling stories visually. Highly recommend.”
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ONWARD TO THE PORTFOLIO!
Digital Marketing Campaigns
Launch your new creative to a targeted audience.
Our team crafts every photo, film, and animation with deep intention – and we believe they deserve to reach the right audience at the right time. After many years of collaborative work together, we’ve partnered with VEA Technologies to ensure our client’s digital marketing strategies are ready to go – and effective.