bongo post is a creative services studio that provides concept, design, video production, post production, motion graphics, editorial, audio post, and sound design for brand, agency and government storytelling needs.
this is what we believe
Bold narratives are the cornerstone to action. They give the viewer pride in coming alongside a grand idea, a moment of emotion, a statement that empowers. We love to assist in these type of campaigns that promote action. Bongo provides direction for the creative needs of many.
We are storytelling wranglers, puzzle makers and designers of brand stories. A Sacramento Video Production Company.
this is how we do it
We meet with you to determine your target audience. We research and explore alternative approaches to amaze and excite. We bring the teams together to find the best way for you to approach your idea. When we start your production, you see that all of the teams of artists are involved to help the others produce their ideas. When the motion graphics artist is trying to convey a visual idea, he can get sound design direction or music ideas put into motion to get the best results for his presentation to you. The same goes with the edit, the music project, viral or web video. These distribution needs are just that, ways to distribute the media. They do not dictate the creative, they only direct how much time we have to present the idea. Sometimes it is a 30-second spot, a one hour documentary, or a five second burst for the web. Time and the audience we are talking to is what speaks to us and inspires our work.
working remotely for you
Our infrastructure is designed to offer up many ways to involve you remotely. No matter where you are, from your office, hotel, vacation bungalow (we’ll only be a little jealous) or any place you can receive an internet connection, we can bring you to the session. We can connect you with the edit while it’s happening or offer up many forms of large or small approval media for you and your clients. With our specialized compression schemes, we can upload to you or have you download files at a much faster and compact mode imaginable than in the past.
bongo films/bongo creative services
The Bongo model from inception has always been a collaborative model through which creative services collaborate under a single roof to ensure that all aspects of the creative output would merge its ideas into a single unified thought. The need for the next generation’s model has emerged. To combat the budgetary restraints that agencies and brand are under, the workflow must become a lean machine. Concept and Idea creation with the client is the most important component to be relevant to a brands need. The Production component, with Directors being the initial driving force (after conception of the idea is formed) must collaborate in the pre-production planning alongside all creative players involved. Concept idea generators, Writers, Editors, Motion Graphic Artists, Art Directors, Music, Sound Designers, VFX teams etc should be integral partners from the outset along with all brands and agency marketing and creative leads. This process will not only be implemented into traditional advertising but non-traditional will even benefit more. Just as the early days of punk when everything was flailing away with no concern with production or cohesive message only a need to shout out its disgust “See me, hear me, feel me” the social networking model of this generation has also become this generation’s communication of angst. With the emergence of Facebook, YouTube etc. as the new models of creative expression and writing we are on the precipice of this old Punk model-style merging into corporate America. Having experience in creating high production values, we must now engage this new model of this new generation into the higher degree of creative Production standards.
Our editorial team is a mercurial mix of A-List freelancers from SF, LA and NY combined with staff editors. We bring in the editor that fits the objectives of the job rather than having a “Bongo Brand” style forced on the client. Our editors have worked on the largest campaigns in the world to mid level projects, corporate videos, documentaries and of course a gazillion spots. As in all of our departments we implore our clients to include our editors in the planning process before the shoot to get their take on any shoot needs for editorial or VFX needs. Our editors are the team leaders in helping coordinate creatively with the Agencies Creatives to deliver, inspire and always re-Think the obvious.
audio post/isdn recording/adr/foley/sound design
Our Sound Design team is comprised of music engineering professionals. This has always been a Bongo prerequisite for audio editors. By virtue of working with “multiple tracks of music,” an audio editor is able to cull the many tracks of SFX, Sound Design, Dialog and Music Edits in the same way to come together with a mix that is virtually music to your ears.
isdn sessions and you
Our ISDN capabilities are famous. We can hook you and a voice talent (or two or 3) from different locations or studios. We can even connect you via a phone patch to listen into the session remotely. We can access thousands upon thousands of VO talent options: Everyday people, Narrators, Character, Ethnic, European (authentic from the UK or elsewhere) Urban, etc. We can connect your budget to the best talent possible either Union or non-Union. In addition, Bongo has ISDN ADR capabilities, which locks two studios together with picture, with an actor at Bongo recording new lines that replaces the dialog in the picture and a director in Hollywood watching the picture and listening to the dialog being recorded in real time. Bongo’s ADR sessions have included the films Smoking Aces and Ballad of Jack and Rose starring Daniel Day Lewis (Jenna Malone), the network television shows Leverage, Boston’s Finest, and Happy Endings, and commercials for Nike, General Mills, California Tourism, Kaiser, and NPR.
Our Animation / Motion Graphics/Design artists are comprised of individuals who offer not only solutions, but new ways of approaching a brand campaign. The team is motivated to partner with the client from the pre-visualization realm through to finish. By taking part in the early planning process, we can offer solutions that will streamline and be cost efficient to the whole campaign. We offer the full spectrum of motion design including, Animation, 3D, HD Finish and much more.
Music is our lifeblood and where we got our start. We have composers versed in Alternative forms of all music along with orchestral film chops, straight ahead jazz and world music that encompasses all forms. Our composers stretch across the US and beyond. Our artists bring experience as Major recording artists, producers and studio musicians that have amassed multiple platinum recordings to major film experience as composers of records for the world’s largest film projects.
bongo music licensing and acquisition
We also have an extensive Music Licensing Group that has hundreds of composers throughout the US, Europe & South America to offer up a wide range of opportunities and choices for any campaign no matter the budget. We have licensed for Virgin, Disney, Hollywod Pictures, NFL, California Tourism, California Speedway, Sutter Health to name a few.