Desert Vibe Media is a video production branding service located in southern Utah that specializes in creating short narrative films that not only entertain, but also stirs emotion.
Art is important and it shows how beautifully insignificant we all are. Our observations about what we see through a variety of different perspectives as to what scares us, what is beauty, what inspires us and so on. I am convinced that the beauty of southern Utah not only shows off it's variety of colors and beauty everyday. It also attracts the beauty in people. Culturally, say what you want about southern Utah or Utah in general. One thing is for certain. Beauty and the people that bring that out does exist and it's subtle. You have to be the one to open the ears of your heart to see it, feel it and hear it.
It was an honor to work with Silver Reef Historical society, Arts to Zion and many others in bringing a glimpse of this story to life. This 25 minute short portrays these two gentlemen (Father Scanlan, John Macfarlane) and their unifying efforts in having a Catholic Mass at the St George LDS Tabernacle in 1879. History, in a funny way repeated itself as we were seeking permission to shoot in the Tabernacle to film what we needed in order to tell this story. After being declined 3 times for access to shoot in the Tabernacle we were allowed to have a day to get all the shots we needed. Thank you to the St George Chamber Singers for learning the version of Peters Mass in D, it was a great moment to see this recreated in the very place that happened nearly 143 years ago.
With about 6 months of planning, writing the scenes that we wanted to tell. We feel it is a great piece to be shared and bring more awareness to the common goal of uniting through differences rather than be divided by differences.
Desert Vibe Media would like to thank Ben Braten at Utah Tech Film for their assistance with some additional equipment. A handful of Utah Tech Film students (Ethan, Ava, Joe and Marcus) for their growing expertise and skills, Hans Glassman, Jason Kelly, Keith Owen, Tara Clark (for locations), Jeremy Bird (custom wardrobe), Jonah and Jessica Lavelle, Staci Martin with St George Musical Theater wardrobe warehouse and Kimberlee Davis for our horse wrangler.
Screengrabs from the short film
Share your knowledge and expertise
Recently we worked with a Brow and Lashes company to create an in-depth training course. Tutorials are extremely popular right now, especially with the rise of TikTok where "How To" videos are gaining viewership and interest. We can help you outline a training course or a series of "How To" videos for your company or product.
The process is tedious and time consuming in order to script out the course of what you would like your viewer to understand and learn. This process can be highly valuable to your company or product or even online Pay Per View training courses. We understand your knowledge doesn't come cheap. It has taken much of your time, efforts and frustrations to learn your trade and skills.
This year we produced a story with Silver Reef Foundation and Arts to Zion in re-telling "The Michael Carbis Story". Only 140 years ago the history of this area is rich with gritty western stories, the type of stories you only think are contrived from "Hollywood". Being able to dig into this history and shoot in the same locations where this event happened was very somber and puts things into an interesting perspective. Working with others creatives in this area we were able to commit to video a vision of old town Silver Reef with amazing CGI renderings. Be sure to look for the video soon :)
Get ready for an event unlike any other in Southern Utah! "Baloo across Quail Lake". Chewi Lockhart is prepping really hard for this fantastical feat of lazily floating from one end of the lake to the other. Please go to www.improvdixie.com to see where you can help sponsor the event. The proceeds go towards bringing a legitimate comedy theater to southern Utah.
There are so many ways to create a video. Sure you can take your Iphone X and turn it on yourself, speak, post to your audience and boom! you have a video right at your fingertips, anytime and anywhere. With today's culture and audience on social media you can see so many random videos that go viral and attract so much attention.
Video is everywhere! Even in the little pop-ups from time to time, there is no escaping unless you literally hide yourself under a rock in the middle of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Take this into consideration: A video view on social media counts at 3 seconds. So basically as someone is scrolling through their phone and the video starts to automatically play, for those couple of seconds it counts as a view. So how many millions of 3 second views have happened with viral videos? Not too good for engagement is it? Why spend so much time on something that you lose engagement from an audience?
People buy stories, not products
What is that content that engages people? While there have been some unique ways on social media that speak about a product through witty and quirky ways, most of the time, people will not sit through what you have to sell them. In this age of consumption people need and want stories, something that makes them think, feel and then eventually act. So keep reading about the way in which we can help bring stories to life.
Creating high Quality video content
When people ask how much it takes to make a "high quality" video, they are usually left in shock . So let's break it down it down for you and what Southern Utah Production can offer your business, brand or product. First off, there are two important things that affect the total coast of production:
1. Number of locations: In general, the more locations your production requires, the more days it will take to shoot.
2. Shoot length: The more days it takes to shoot, the more hours it will require, and therefore, the more it will cost.
Can you imagine for a moment, if your business, brand or product was run by one person? You? I am pretty sure a shudder went through your body and you immediately had a distaste in your mouth. You could never imagine running your business by yourself. A business built for success takes a team. A sports team does not work by one person only, it is a team effort. So it is with video production.
-There is the initial idea, a concept that starts with someone who is great at writing and painting a picture or vision through words. This script becomes a guiding point for the rest of production. To further this idea, it may even be necessary to storyboard so you, the client, can visualize what each shot would look like.
-Then there would be the planning of shoot dates and equipment needed. Did you know it is possible and fairly inexpensive to work with Hollywood caliber cameras and equipment? When you go through the process of building your video, much like you would build a house. No one in their right mind would simply go construct a house without first counting the costs. Why would building a video that will be housed on the internet be any different. When it comes to the internet videos stick and most times will never find their way off the internet. It is a pretty permanent thing, that is, unless the internet entirely goes down and nobody is expecting that :)
-Renting the equipment, scheduling dates and then moving towards finding the right actors/spokesperson/talent to bring your message and vision to life. These are real people, with real bills, much like you. Nobody, who takes production seriously will work pro-bono for exposure and when that be the case, that exposure is really small because, let's be brutally honest, your exposure as a business is not entirely there. That, is why you are wanting a video in the first place.
-Director, Producer, Director of Photography (DP), Gaffer, Grip, Sound mixer/operator, Production Assistant (PA). These people are the core of a well-oiled production crew, and they’re almost always required on set. Generally speaking, the bigger the crew, the more expensive the video will be. If you’ve ever sat through the end credits of a superhero movie, you know what I’m talking about.
Regardless of crew size, one thing stays the same: GOOD PEOPLE COST MONEY.
You want the best for your business, why would you want or hire for anything less?