Make an impression that sticks
Learn a little about us
Video Production is hard
We are constantly looking for new ways to make something better, to make something new and interesting. Its hard. Technologies, channels, trends, tools — everything keeps changing. The thing that keeps us going is the joy of making. Forgive the grammar. Making is so enjoyable. Seeing a vision come to life the you and client just love is exhilarating. The sweet spot for us is the intersection of creativity, usability and business necessity.
We know why we exist:
Businesses need to make money. Agencies are hired to create ads to grow the bottom line. We get hired to make the tools businesses need to hit their goals. You have a business to run. Let us do what we’re good at.
Buying an expensive camera doesn’t make you a great photographer with the eye for a perfect moment and the skills to touch up the picture afterward. Finding a radio, television, film major who can put a video together for you doesn’t mean that video contains classic storytelling principles and expert editing that are the hallmark of premium brands.
We’re creatives from Dallas, Texas who love our jobs. But more importantly, we know that our art is what sells your business.
We don’t dally in creativity. We make advertising assets to help you make money. We’re not interested in abstractions that live in museums.
what propels us to boost your business
House of Sticks rocket fuel
House of Sticks started with me, Scott. I began my career in architecture. To me, it’s the height of artistic degrees, combining graphic design, space planning, interior design, etc.
After the big real estate bust, I found myself in corporate jobs doing creative work. That’s where I learned something valuable as an in-house creative:
Most large corporations don’t care about creativity. They check the box. Marketing is a necessary evil, and one they don’t particularly care to entertain.
The individuals creating the work care. But the ones who need it done, who approve the work, who maintain the budgets — they typically aren’t as excited.
Burnout settled in fast. I created videos for people who didn’t want good videos.
So I decided to go outside my company and find the clients who share my passion: great art that’s great for business. I wanted to take the burden off of businesses.
And after coming from the inside, I know what executives are looking for. How approvals go. The nature of committees. It’s given me a leg up. I’m not just an artist. I’m a creative business person.
A good problem happened as I started helping other businesses: too many people wanted the help. So I recruited other creatives who shared my passion.
I only work with others who are fantastic at what they do and love what they do. All the energy that goes into a client’s project is exactly what that creative likes to do. (Most of us share the identical corporate burnout story.) I’ve seen too many in-house jobs where people can’t stand the work they do, and that frustration (or apathy) shows in the work.
Passion makes for better projects, happier creatives, and happier clients. Everyone wins. Now that’s creative professionalism.
What we do
Now we’re big enough to offer a full-service video production
We started off small... we're not huge yet, but we have landed some really solid clients in the last few years. There is a number of different ways we can work with you. We can take the reins completely and let you be hands off besides just the script, or we can work in some sort of cooperative manner. Our goal is to make your vision better than what you imagined. Rest assured we work with the best talent you can find. Our producers always busy, the crew travels the country working on big shows and films, and we use the best equipment money can buy.
Get the skinny on our video production services here.
Or better yet, tell us your thoughts and problems, and we’ll tell you specifically how we can help. Let’s talk.
How House of Sticks creates sticky impressions
We’ve worked with all size businesses. From multi-billion-dollar global powerhouses to fledgling one-man operations.
Every business has a story. Not just one — lots of stories. Those stories are what sell you. They connect you to your customers. They grow your business.
We tell those stories with video and good design.
But don’t worry: you don’t have to know your story. If necessary, we can help you find it.
That’s what great storytellers do. The magic isn’t just in the collection of the pieces — its teasing it out until just the right time and then... BAM! Hit 'em with some emotion.
Check out some of the stories we’ve told in the video below. And while you’re watching, imagine what your story might look like. We can make that happen.
Not everyone is into video production. We get it.
No matter what you need, we’ll make your story compelling. Beautiful. Exciting.
Every story starts somewhere. Let’s start our origin story of working together now.
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This is how we work
Have you ever wondered what goes behind the scenes during a video shoot?
It’s an exciting experience for all of our first-time clients. It’s an exciting experience even if you’ve done it a dozen times!
We capture lots of these moments and share them on our social channels. (May I recommend Instagram?)
Check out the fun going on. And again, imagine what it would be like for you.
Here’s how you can work alongside us
how we give back to the community
I told you earlier that we believe everyone has a story. (Well, lots of stories.) One of the most important stories people have is the one about their careers.
The beginning of that career story is most interesting to us.
Are you a creative who wants to understand how to use your talents for big business results? Are you trying to figure out what this career path looks like? Know someone else who is?
At House of Sticks, we help you do just that: show you what it looks like to use creative talents to solve business problems.
Big business problems equal big bucks lost for big companies. What we see too often is that if you’re labeled a “creative” you think you have to be a starving artist, or that you don’t have anything to offer the big bad corporate world.
You’re special. And you have skills that businesses can’t survive without.
Let us show you how with a House of Sticks internship.
Most of our interns come from the metroplex around Dallas, Texas. It’s our way of giving back to the community. But you don’t have to be local. Many creatives work remotely anyway. We’d love to show you how.
If you’d like to learn to use creative powers in a way that’ll set you up for a lucrative and fulfilling career — not to mention gathering some crazy good portfolio pieces and mean chops — merge your story with ours. Apply for an internship.
We want to help you realize your passion. Whether you’re interested in video, we can help you, and you can help us.
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Not often do we get people reading this far down. Glad you made it!
Let’s get in touch. I promise we’re not scary. (Since you’ve read this far, you should know that too!)
Call us at 214.444.3344. Heck, text us.
If the phone is too intimidating at first, just send us an email.
We’d love to make an impression on you.