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capture your mission visually, build trust authentically & connect with your audience emotionally
We Love Adventure & Storytelling
Here at Talus Films, we're adventurers at heart. We've been hiking, camping, and backpacking our entire lives and love life on the trail. We believe in making the outdoors accessible for all, recreating responsibly, and giving back to our natural world. We're also visual storytellers. Which means we're uniquely poised to bring the outdoors to life through video.
We also know not everyone is suited to telling every story. We’re acutely aware of this. Therefore, we consciously keep our core team small and nimble so we’re able to build the perfect production team for each unique storytelling project. We draw from a highly skilled network of creatives across the country and hire locally whenever and wherever possible.
Whether you're looking to produce a short narrative film, a documentary, branded content, video advertising, a product explainer, or a video series, partner with us on your adventure.
We're available for travel across the US and have base camps in Chicago, IL and Fort Collins, CO (and Front Range).
We listen and learn about you - your story, your message, your marketing goals, your needs. We’re curious creators who are passionate about exploring all the unique ways we can tell your story through video.
We’re here to make your life easy. We partner and collaborate to ensure your voice is heard, your feedback implemented, and your project is crafted to exceed your needs and goals.
You’re in good hands with us. We’re experts in live-action video production, and our team is skilled in everything from concept creation to final delivery. We’ll be your professional guides every step of the way - and we’ll have fun too!
Hiring Cast & Crew
Audio Recording & Mixing
Lighting & Grip
Hair & Makeup
Music & Sound
Multiple format delivery
Strategy & Development
MARKETING VIDEO AUDIT
A 1-hour consultation to review the video content your brand is currently using and how it's serving you.
Regularly auditing your video content is the way to ensure it's strategic, aligned, and effective. Make sure your videos are working as hard as you do!
After your consult, we deliver you an ACTION PLAN
with our expert recommendations for maximizing your current content and filling any content gaps to exceed your marketing and sales goals.
Download our FREE 5-Step Marketing Video Audit Guide and Tracking Spreadsheet to start maximizing your brand's video content today.
VIDEO STRATEGY WORKSHOP
A 1.5-hour guided workshop hosted for you and your team during which we'll determine your marketing video goals and ideal outcomes for the next 12-months. We'll discuss what types of video suit your needs best, review your current strategy, and discuss your ideal video marketing budget.
After your workshop, we'll deliver a full VIDEO STRATEGY PLAN recommending videos to produce based on your goals, a production timeline over the next 12 months, approximate budget for each video, and video distribution guidance.
To learn more about the 4 types of video every outdoor brand should have in 2022, click below.
VIDEO DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
A 2-hour guided workshop hosted for you and your team during which we'll discuss your specific video project, its target market, discuss story structure, align on project goals, determine ideal budget, and brainstorm who will be featured along with the look and feel of the piece.
After your workshop, we'll deliver a full VISUAL VIDEO TREATMENT that maps out key characters, messaging, creative approach, soundtrack samples, and mood boards to define visuals all in line with your budget.
Download our FREE guide to learn to communicate your brand values through video storytelling.
PRODUCTION & POST-PRODUCTION
BRAND STORYTELLING VIDEOS
Brand storytelling videos are key for outdoor brands because they powerfully foster brand trust by communicating shared values.
This type of video provides a sense of transparency and authenticity that cannot be conveyed through pictures and text alone.
It humanizes your brand by taking your personality and key benefits and infusing them into relatable and inspirational stories that move your audience.
These are often high-production value, top-of-the-funnel pieces that stay evergreen in your marketing toolkit and can be used in a multitude of different ways for years to come.
Having professional, high quality b-roll clips at your fingertips anytime you need or want them is the power of a b-roll library.
Creating your very own, custom clip library can make filling your content calendar a piece of cake, your website look instantly more professional, and product landing pages effortlessly intriguing.
These clips are generally no more than 6 seconds long, and it's great to have about 75 - 200 clips on-hand at any given time.
They're the perfect way for outdoor companies to easily and quickly showcase the unique and exciting features of your brand and products that leave your audience wanting more.
PRODUCT & SERVICE EXPLAINER VIDEOS
Explainer videos are short, online marketing videos that explain your products and/or services to your target audience.
These videos can either live at the top-of-the-funnel when people are just learning about your brand and what you offer or in the middle when people are looking for more detailed information to aid in their buying decision.
Crucial for outdoor brands, these videos explain the unique benefits of your products or services and bring humanity and clarity to them.
They help your brand stand out from the crowd by showing your offerings in the best possible light. And they compel folks to continue exploring how you can help them.
UGC or RAW FOOTAGE EDITING
We also love taking existing raw footage and editing them into new and compelling videos.
We can repurpose content from a past project and create a piece that meets your new goals. Your fans might also be creating videos that promote your brand. And if they're not, you can always ask them to!
With permission granted from the original creator, we can also edit their user generated content (UGC) for your use.
This content is booming in the outdoor industry. Leveraging these assets through new edits is a great way to maximize their value while saving you time, effort, and money.
As a full-service production company, we're capable of producing video projects from conception to final delivery. We take the guesswork out of it all by serving you in every way your project and video requires.
We can do it all or provide just as many services as you need. So whether you've got a video project idea already outlined or don't know where to start, let's chat!
Initial 30-min Explore Calls and Project Quotes are always free.
And we understand you might not be ready to start a project or chat just yet. You might have some questions, and that's great. We're here to help. Check out information on some of our most frequently asked questions:
Your Project Plants Trees
We take an eco-conscious approach to video production in order to protect our natural world and leave it a bit better than we found it. In addition to our sustainable on-set practices, each project we produce aids reforestation efforts through our partnership with One Tree Planted.
The number of trees planted per project directly correlates to its overall scope. Each of our free quotes estimates how many trees will be planted if we produce your project.