If you are a carpenter and the only tool you have in your tool bag is a hammer, a hammer will be your solution for every construction project. While nailing boards is an effective way to construct a house, some projects require screws, dove tailed joints, surfaces attached by dowel pins or biscuits, and so on. The more tools and construction techniques a carpenter has at his disposal, the more decorative house he can build.
Media production is the same way. There is often more than one way to tell a story. In order to have more options in effective and creative story telling, one needs a bigger tool assortment. Cine-Cermin Productions, Inc. is not a one-tool company. Besides having two full size, full raster HD cameras with broadcast quality HD zoom lenses, we also have a gyroscopically stabilized Osmo camera system, a drone equipped with an HD camera, a Canon 6D DSLR, and several Go Pro cameras. All of CCPI’s cameras are broadcast quality and can shoot in a variety of HD modes.
DP Jon Cermin is also a micro-jib owner as well as a former Stanton Jimmy Jib owner/operator. He has access to a Jimmy Jib for those jobs that require that tool. Jon is also experienced with aerial work with Tyler helicopter mounts and he owns a Schwem Gyro-Zoom, a gyroscopically stabilized 200mm to 600mm zoom lens used for air-to-air or air-to-ground work. He also is experienced with aircraft and car mounts, dollies, sliders and boom arms as well as green screen work. Check out his demo reel page for samples of these shooting skill sets.
In the old days, most media production companies worked off of a rate card. Because clients, locations and events differ, we now bid out by the project. This allows us to be more competitive in different markets.
We can match just about any professional* production company or freelance shooter’s rates for any kind of video production. Keep in mind that CCPI owns all of its own equipment and this helps us to be more competitive. Jon also brings over 30 years of production experience to the table (including a Master’s degree in Radio/TV/Film), so there are some things he is able to do more quickly and efficiently than other less experienced companies or shooters. Please don’t hesitate to ask for a bid for your next project, no matter how large or small! CCPI is also insured for general liability and workers comp, which allows Jon to work in larger venues and places where insurance is a requirement, such as the Xcel Energy Center, most hospitals and most Fortune 500 companies.
*CCPI cannot compete with the pricing of amateurs or wanna-bes who call themselves video professionals, and who jumped into the video business by buying an inexpensive video camera and cheap gear, but have no professional education or training. If price is all you care about and quality and professionalism does not matter, then by all means, hire one of these individuals! CCPI cannot tune down Jon’s experience, service and quality to match their rates. Sometimes you get what you pay for, and this is definitely one of those cases.