VERNA LIM, MA

MARTIN BESSONI

BAY AREA VIDEO PRODUCTION + STORY DESIGN

about us

First off, we listen.

To understand the story you most need to tell.

Our style is versatile, in keeping with your brand.

We capture your people at their natural best. Then, we craft your story.

Our stories often have a documentary-style, authentic feel to them.

In a digitally saturated world, only when people feel how real you are—can your message inspire real action.

 

Great stories require great care. 

From the details of development, to honoring deadlines, we bring curiosity, humility, and a consistent drive for excellence.

 

As musicians, marketers, copywriters, anthropologists, and artists—we live to create an immersive experience that drives your message deeply home.

“So appreciative of the quality of the filming and editing. Our artistry was matched and even enhanced by the camera angles and especially the editing! It was moving to see the quality of their professionalism.

Great value, communication, these guys are awesome!”

PARADIZO DANCE

Martin Bessoni

ROLES: CONCEPT & SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT, DP, LIGHTING, SOUND RECORDING, EDITING, COLOR GRADING, AUDIO MIX, MUSIC COMPOSITION

 

Martin directs and is lead videographer for Field Station Media (FSM). 

 

After studying film scoring at Berklee College of Music, he landed a job in video production, leading production teams, directing, shooting, editing and composing music in a fast paced environment for over a decade. 

 

He started FSM with Verna in 2016 with a focus on documentary style short-form videos. 

 

When he’s not working you could find him on a hiking trail or performing jazz on a B3 Hammond organ around the Bay Area.

DP / DIRECTOR

ROLES: STORY / MESSAGING, PRODUCER, 2ND CAMERA, EDITOR, CAPTIONS / KINETIC TEXT, MARKETING / GRAPHICS / WEB DESIGN

Verna brings the organization, strategy, messaging, and design elements to Field Station Media.

Since 2005, she's been shaping, shooting, and crafting the stories of leading organizations.

 

As a Stanford-trained anthropologist, she's adept at asking tough questions while making people from all walks of life feel comfortable in front of a camera.

 

As story designer and digital storytelling trainer, she distills your message with key images and words, while conveying a call-to-action that inspires your key audiences.

Verna Lim, MA

CREATIVE DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

 
 
 

Frequently asked questions

What is your typical process and turnaround times?


  1. Client fills out video intake.
  2. We chat to discuss all details.
  3. We coordinate all aspects of production.
  4. You send via Dropbox all assets to be integrated.
  5. In 7-10 business days (rush jobs available), we deliver an online draft for your feedback.
  6. Most projects include one major and one minor review pass.
  7. In 3-5 business days, we incorporate your feedback, although additional review passes are available for an additional fee.
  8. You receive a final high resolution file via Vimeo download, or we FTP to a specified server.
  9. DVD authoring & duplication / USB delivery also available.




What are your standard rates?


Although we work with most budgets (within reason), our standard pricing is as follows:

  • each full shoot day $1800+
  • each half shoot day $900+
  • (add $180 for over 50 miles travel)
  • typical videos start at 3 days of editing ($450/day)
  • rush edits (< 5 business days) $300+




What should I look for in a good video production team?


  • How good is the existing image and audio quality of their videos?
  • How natural and confident do their on-camera interviewees look and sound?
  • If I need help crafting the final message, do these video professionals have good listening and story crafting skills?
  • Do they understand how to convey a coherent message in a short period of time, with good flow, pacing, style, and transitions?
  • Do they have a good sense of visual and graphic design, framing, and composition?
  • For more complex projects, are they good at managing client expectations and giving realistic deadlines?
  • Are they organized, reliable, and able to deliver on time and within budget?




What do you enjoy about the work you do?


We're naturally curious, so learning your story and figuring out what you most need to tell is a fun challenge for us. We love the story design process and the magic of crafting your story into a video experience that informs, inspires a call to action, or immerses viewers in who you are. But most importantly, we love watching people's businesses grow as a result of our work and becoming thought partners as they grow their success.




How does your service stand out?


Field Station Media works closely with you to create high-definition, professional quality videos, websites, and graphic designs that tell your story to the right audiences, powerfully. We fulfill all stages of the video making process, from story design to multi-camera location shoots to storyboarding, post-production editing, music composition, and audio mix-down. We've helped previous clients raise over 50k for a Kickstarter campaign, get acquired by a multinational company, reach unicorn status as a Silicon Valley startup, captured milestone events for non-profits, and crafted unique promotional videos for small to large businesses. We listen deeply to understand your needs, are easy to work with, great at the details, and passionate about converting your audiences into your number one fans.





contact us

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A West Berkeley, Bay Area California endeavor

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