Video Production Management

Your trusted chaos tamer
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Production Management

From managing schedules and budgets to hiring talent, I can help you manage the chaos.

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Remote Production Support

I can be more efficient and save you money on travel, meals, and other overhead by working from my own location.

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Production Consulting

My experience makes me uniquely situated to share what works (and what doesn’t) in an industry that is constantly changing.

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Your Production Partner

One of my clients recently had a vest made for me embroidered with “Mayhem Manager.” This sums up what I do.

I spent more than a decade managing production companies, where I was everything from a producer to a casting director and wrangled every element of the process. I’ve worked on commercials, corporate videos, conventions, marketing videos, and photo shoots. I even produced a feature-length documentary about U2.

Production can be unpredictable and chaotic at times. Working directly with editors, animators, audio engineers, actors, and voice talent, I understand first-hand how all the pieces fit together. I work well in this fast-paced environment because I stay calm under pressure, and I know it’s my job to take care of problems before anyone even knows they exist.

It’s important to keep a positive attitude and remind people to enjoy themselves. So much of that comes down to communication. My adaptable style and keen observation skills allow me to work with all different personalities and connect with clients and crew to figure out what they need. I do my best to make sure everyone feels appreciated and heard.

No matter what you need, you can depend on me as your trusted production partner.

Production Management

Working as a producer, production manager, or line producer is a lot like running a business. I make important decisions, organize the details, and manage the day-to-day operations.

  • Creating and managing schedules and budgets
  • Hiring crew and talent
  • Renting equipment
  • Coordinating travel and logistics
  • Securing locations, permits, and insurance
  • Troubleshooting issues

Remote Production Support

The production world has changed and no longer requires long days in an office prepping the details for an event, grinding through an edit, or wrapping the job. I can be more efficient and save you money on travel, meals, and other overhead by working from my own location.

 

Associate Producing & Coordinating

When you’re leading your own project but need someone you can rely on for support, I’m here to help. Because I am a producer myself, I understand how overwhelming it can be at times. I can anticipate what you need and make sure nothing slips through the cracks.

Permitting & Paperwork

Production can involve a lot of paperwork that takes time away from the things that really need your focus. I can help you get all that busy work under control so you can concentrate on the bigger picture.

  • Coordinate travel & logistics
  • Permit locations
  • Create and distribute deal memos & call sheets
  • Collect vendor invoices, W9s & COIs
  • Review contracts

Casting

Whether you need actors for your video, models for your photo shoot, or voice talent to help convey your message with the right tone, I’ll help you find the right fit for your project and budget.

Post Supervision

With editors, animators, and audio engineers working from different places at different times, you need someone to make sure everyone is staying on track with postproduction.

  • Facilitate communication between the client and creative staff
  • Organize assets
  • Create & manage schedules
  • Secure talent and music licenses
  • Ensure all reviews and final files are delivered before deadlines

Budgeting & Accounting

I am a self-proclaimed “number nerd” with a love for color-coded spreadsheets. And since most creatives hate this part, it’s the perfect synergy.

  • Create & manage budgets – I can organize everything in a way that allows you to view the extensive details or a simple summary at any time, so you know where your money is going and if any adjustments need to be made.
  • Review existing budgets – send me your current budget and I’ll check the formulas & other formatting to make sure everything is correct
  • Track expenses & look for discrepancies
  • Bookkeeping Cleanup & Maintenance
  • Payroll

 

Production Consulting

If you feel your internal systems are inefficient and you’re spending too much time on things that don’t add to your income or enjoyment, I’d love to help. As a Director of Operations for multiple video production companies, I was responsible for the daily business activities as well as overseeing creative, accounting, and HR departments. I’ve transformed businesses from complete disarray to having streamlined processes. Unlike traditional consultants, I don’t want you to just do things my way. I offer guidance to find what works best for you and your specific needs, in a way that allows you (and/or your staff) to maintain it on your own when we’re done. My experience makes me uniquely situated to share what works (and what doesn’t) in an industry that is constantly changing.

 

Recent Projects

Amanda on set

Meet My Clients

“When it comes to your company and its $$$, you better work with someone you trust, and we trust Amanda.”

– Eric Jamison, Studio J Inc