Spiral Moon Media produces videos for startups, large corporations, and individuals.

We create promotional videos, live event videos, real estate videos, and TV commercials.

You have an idea for a video – we will make it come to life.


promotional videos

Capitol Dance Company

Capitol Dance Company

Promo Video Production – San Jose

  • Mission Bell – Reclaimed wood

    Mission Bell – Reclaimed wood

    Promo Video Production – Morgan Hill

  • HP – Zero Gravity Printers

    HP – Zero Gravity Printers

    Promo Video Production – Palo Alto

  • Prana Consulting

    Prana Consulting

    Promo Video Production – Santa Clara

  • Rambus LSS 2.0

    Rambus LSS 2.0

    Promo Video Production – Sunnyvale

Live Event Videos



Live Event – Mountain View

  • Cutera University

    Cutera University

    Live Event Overview– Miami



    Live Event – Menlo Park

  • DesignCon 2017

    DesignCon 2017

    Live Event – Santa Clara

  • Chita @ Boxworks SF

    Chita @ Boxworks SF

    Live Event Overview– San Francisco




Commercial Video – Sunnyvale

  • “Jurassic Parts”

    “Jurassic Parts”

    Commercial Video – Sunnyvale

  • “Design”


    Commercial Video – Sunnyvale

  • “Quality”


    Commercial Video – Sunnyvale

  • “Flexperts”


    Commercial Video – Sunnyvale

Real Estate & More

Silicon Valley Real Estate Highlights

Silicon Valley Real Estate Highlights

Real Estate Video – Los Altos Hills

  • MUZO Cobblestone

    MUZO Cobblestone

    Crowdfunding Video – Santa Clara

  • Kim Wang – A Celebration of Life

    Kim Wang – A Celebration of Life

    Memorial Video – Palo Alto

  • Robin Laub: Life Stylist

    Robin Laub: Life Stylist

    Instructional Video – San Mateo

  • Ballet, Dance, & Musicals

    Ballet, Dance, & Musicals

    Theater Performance Videos – Bay Area

About Us

Spiral Moon Media is Silicon Valley’s finest video production company.
We produce world-class quality, creative, digital video content for online distribution.
Each team member is an expert in the art form of video production.


Senior Director


Associate Director


Associate Director


CEO / Producer

Our goal is to give our clients the absolute best product possible with a quick turnaround at a competitive cost.

REVIEWS From Clients

Spiral Moon Media is an AMAZING videography company and I can’t say enough great things about them!!!!

I am so excited by the service and product I received

I am so excited by the service and product I received from Dan Carlson at Spiral Moon Media.  I am creating my new website and wanted to include video.  I am not an actress and do not consider myself to be particularly photogenic, but I am a confident speaker.  I am also a bit of a technophobe and was nervous about the whole process of creating a professional video.
DAN IS AMAZING! We spent less than 3 hours with him interviewing me on camera about my business.  He then edited to create a video that I am blown away by.
I love his approach, the way he made the process very comfortable, and  the fabulous work done to edit my footage and create a video that I am extremely happy with.
Thank you Dan Carlson and Spiral Media.

Liz A. | Milpitas, CA

Spiral Moon Media is an AMAZING videography company

Spiral Moon Media is an AMAZING videography company and I can’t say enough great things about them!!!! They recently filmed my fitness videos and did a phenomenal job. Their attention to detail, expertise in videography and filming and innate creativity made them such wonderful partners on this project. Not only did they provide me with high quality, professional videos, they also went above and beyond the call of duty to also help me with ideas for my website and social media platforms. They are such genuinely nice people who are extremely talented and love what they do and it shows. I’ll be using them again and again for future videos and would HIGHLY recommend them to anyone looking for an experienced and credible videography company. Thank you so much Spiral Moon Media and I look forward to working with you guys again soon!!!

Reena V. | Mountain View, CA

The company is creative, professional and fun

Dan Carlson has that rare combination of competent craft, artful eye, reliable communication, and great personality.

He’s done high-quality, professional work for my company MOG on our commercial (youtu.be/joNrz-XMys4) – and never sacrificed the human touch, in both his aesthetic approach and his awesome disposition.

Spiral Moon is a pleasure to work with.  The company is creative, professional and fun.  In my experience, it’s difficult to find the marriage of all three.  I highly recommend Dan – he is a gem.

Zoe G. | Oakland, CA

Without a doubt… Spiral Moon Media is the best I’ve encountered

To whom it may concern,

I am the owner a Video Marketing company located in Los Angeles California. I’ve worked with countless Videographers and Video Production companies. I have such clients as Eharmony, Donald Trump, Rotor Rooter, and been around quite awhile.  Without a doubt Dan and Spiral Moon Media is the best I’ve encountered. It’s not about the camera (even though he has top notch equipment) it’s about the person behind the camera.  Professional, On-Time, Artistic, Creative, Reliable, Excellent Communication Skills,  and the list goes on and on. I explained what I wanted to Dan and then he wowed me (not easy to do) and over delivered. For anyone wondering about working with Dan and Spiral Moon Media you need search no further.

Blake Goodwin
Video Optimize, LLC

Blake G. | Los Angeles, CA

I’m very impressed!

Spiral Moon Media recently completed a promotional video for our Pilates & Yoga studio and I’m very happy with not only the final product, but also with the professionalism, grace and work ethic they brought to us – it was truly a pleasure to work with Dan!

It’s difficult to find a talented videographer like Dan, who has a very artistic eye and creative sense, who is also technical and can draw clear boundaries to keep the content focused and compelling. That is an incredible skill!

I interviewed several companies before my decision to go with Spiral Moon. I always had a very good feeling about Dan in our conversations and meetings. My intuition about his value around aesthetics and going the extra mile to make an incredible product were valid – I’m very impressed!

Karen M. | Mountain View, CA

Excellent to work with!

We contacted Dan from Spiral Moon to help us with a video for our band’s, Them Rude Boyz,  latest single. It had already gotten some air play, so we wanted something quality that would move along with the song and be enjoyable for viewers. Dan was excellent to work with! After outlining what we wanted, he came to the shoot prepared with a vision of what the finished product would be. Even when we had a problem with one of the actors, he was immediately adaptable and worked out another course for us to take that was even better than the first. We have been very happy with the finished product and have gotten so much positive feedback from it. The only big surprise was how reasonable his fees were. As we are finishing up our next single in the studio, we are looking forward to working with him again soon. You can see his work at themrudeboyz.com.

Barry M. | Pleasanton, CA

They are very professional and nice guys on top of it

When we started planning my husband’s memorial a friend of mine researched various videographing firms and was most impressed with Spiral Moon for a couple of reasons.  First he liked the quality of their work and second they were reasonably priced.  They did an excellent job of filming my husband’s memorial and even though it went quite a bit longer than planned they never complained and did not charge me extra even though I offered to.  I’m very happy with the finished product and it will be something my young kids can have to get to know their wonderful father and something I cherish.  They are very professional and nice guys on top of it.  They sent quite a bit of time with me to make sure I got what I wanted.  I would recommend them to anyone who wants a professional and quality job done by guys that care.

P L | Pinckney, MI

video came out just great! Everyone loves it!

Dan’s Spiral Moon Media helped us make an introductory animation video for our product. He was nice, patient and professional. From the beginning to the end of the project, he was always a good listener and continuously providing better ideas for the best performance of our video. He also had a good eye and good sense of art.

What he would love to do is just to produce a great work to make his clients happy. I am also touched by his invitation for joining the process of V.O. recording. I felt being respected and was happy to have this great experience! It actually saved a lot of our time on discussing by email so we could have every step of processes be on time. We all appreciate his enthusiasm and hard-working!

He’s not just a great person to work with, but also a great person to chat, to share and to have a brainstorming together! He worked every project with all his wholehearted efforts. The animation/video came out just great! Everyone loves it! We look forward to working with him soon!

Jessie Y. | Burlingame, CA

I definitely recommend them

I used Spiral Moon for my goodindiangirl.com website which provides how-to videos.

What I liked about Spiral Moon was Dan’s creativity and abillity to take what could be mundane content and turned it into something really engaging and fun to watch.  Dan is extremely talented when it comes to creative concepts for videos.

Onsite, I was pleased with his attention to detail – he took several takes that allowed us to have a variety of content to choose from which in turn made for a more precise video.

Spiral Moon has been amazing so far and I definitely recommend them.

Sima T. | Austin, TX

the right combination of technical know-how and creative insight

Dan shot our video for Vampire Lover (vimeo.com/23908077) and brought the right combination of technical know-how and creative insight to help us perfectly achieve our creative vision.

He was accomodating in all of the shots we wanted to pull off and he helped us find the perfect shoot location for the mess we needed to make 🙂

Quick turn time on some tricky editing and willing to listen to all of our inputs. Would definitely recommend to any band for a music video shoot.

Aaron E. | San Francisco, CA

I am so happy to have completed such a large project with the help of Spiral Moon

When it was time for me to create organizational videos for my employer, I knew I was looking for a company that would allow a collaborative approach. After speaking with Dan, I sensed that I would get so much more than a cookie cutter approach. It didn’t hurt that he also sent me 8 stellar references and that the Yelp reviews were glowing!

Working with Dan was a pleasure. I had very definite ideas of what I wanted to see, and he provided excellent insight into how to incorporate them. The shots he took were so visually appetizing, and when I was able to show some of the videos to my team members, they became emotional and were incredibly complimentary. I got hugged!

Needless to say,I would recommend Dan in an instant. He has a real gift and was patient and professional throughout the entire process, which took some time due to delays on my end. I am so happy to have completed such a large project with the help of Dan and Spiral Moon.

Marisa B. | San Francisco, CA

It was a collaborative effort that I was extremely happy with

I was looking for a production company to film my first short film, needless to say I was a little worried about picking the right firm.  I talked to 4 different companies and for some reason didn’t get the right feeling, then I spoke with Dan at Spiral Moon and everything seemed to click.  We discussed the script, different scenes, locations, props, actors etc…Dan made me feel comfortable and walked me through the whole filming process.  His attention to detail was tremendous!!!  My project came out terrific.  His shooting style was concise and his direction and vision were much appreciated.  Spiral Moon took care of all of the extras also.  Anis did an amazing job with hair and makeup and Jake is an editing master. It was a collaborative effort that I was extremely happy with.  The whole film was done on budget and on time.  Overall…I was completely satisfied with the job that Spiral Moon did.  My film came out better than I could have expected and I look forward to working with Dan and the good folks at Spiral Moon on future projects.

H S. | Newark, CA

a lifelong treasure for my friend’s wife and children

I’ve been owing Spiral Moon Media a 5 STAR review since September of last year when Dan and Jake shot a memorial service video for a friend of mine who passed away in 2011. When I talked to Dan he said they had never shot a memorial service before but would be more than willing to do the job and make the video very tasteful and professional. He was also willing to work within the budget of my friend’s wife who wanted to shoot the video for their three young children to watch when they were older. The video was for the children to remember and learn about their father from friends and family who loved him.

All I can say is that Dan and Jake did a wonderful job of shooting the video, interviewing guests, and being very respectful and professional the whole time. Dan did a great job of directing the video and getting people to open up and share their memories. The final video was far better than we expected with excellent video, editing and audio quality. Dan and Jake made an otherwise sorrowful and long running video into a finely crafted piece of work that truly captured the highlights of my friend’s life with an uplifting memory of him.

Thanks guys for doing such a great job, being so professional and caring during a difficult time for my friend’s family. You all truly created a lifelong treasure for my friend’s wife and children. If I ever need more video work done or know anyone who does…you guys will be hired on the spot! : )

Todd Benson | Sunnyvale, CA



A majority of our promotional video projects are completed in 5 easy steps:


Contact us!  We’ll discuss the project + goals and we will follow up with a flat rate proposal.


Moving forward, we’ll schedule the shoot date(s) and send you a questionnaire to pinpoint the messages and visuals that you’d like to showcase and who’d you like to appear in the video.  We’ll collaborate with you to make the video a success!


We usually shoot with two cameras and operators along with necessary lighting & audio equipment.  We will record simple Q+A interviews along with accompanying visuals (“b-roll”).


We will take the footage and expertly construct a compelling story.  We will add soundtracks, titles, graphics, etc. to make the video come to life!  Most of our projects take about 2 weeks for the initial draft.  From there, we will ask for your feedback and make updates.


The completed video will be delivered online via a direct download link.  Take the video and upload to your website, social media, email signature, etc.  Showcase and share it!


We prefer to provide flat rate costs for our productions – for both shooting and editing.  That way, our clients know exactly what they are getting and what the final cost is going to be – without any surprises at the end.  Because all of our productions are completely customized for each video project, the pricing can vary greatly from one project to the next.  Please contact us, let’s talk about your project and we will provide a proposal.


We’re a young company that creates modern works of art. We don’t want to only get the task done – we want to take our client’s vision and improve on it – bring it to the next level. At the end of the day, our number one goal is: Make our clients happy. We do this by making them look good and sound good.
We’re experienced, educated, and really just excited to make awesome videos that our clients will be proud of.
It’s also very important to us to keep things uncomplicated and easy – streamlined and stressfree. A lot of our clients are completely new to video production and are engaging us on their very first video endeavor. We promise to make the process straightforward and simple so that everything goes smoothly.


In short, we’re easy to work with and we produce great videos.


Sorry, we do not provide DVD / VHS / 8mm / film /etc. transfering services.  We normally refer individuals to Sean Nash of Trans Video Express in Belmont for these services.  www.transvideoexpress.com


Although we have done a number of very well received wedding videos in the past – we are now currently putting all of our focus and energy into promotional, commercial, corporate, real estate, instructional, memorial, and crowdfunding video projects and are not currently available for wedding video services.


Spiral Moon Media, Inc. was formed in early 2010 by award winning director Dan Carlson, along with initial cofounder; entrepreneur Raj Abhyanker.  The goal was simple:  Create the highest quality video content for fellow Silicon Valley startups, corporations, individuals, and non profits by using the latest revolutionary video productions tools and processes – along with world class customer service.


In 2017, US Army veteran Jonathan Cheung assumed leadership as CEO. Spiral Moon Media continues to hold the highest standards. The company’s principles are quality, customer service, communication, and flexibility.

Some Facts


Videos Produced
Last Year


Happy Clients
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Our Clients

Our VIPs

It’s an honor to be given the opportunity to work with so many great people.
Although all of our clients are VIPs to us, here are a few of the most well known influencers
that we have filmed and worked with.

Elon Musk

Elon Musk Spiral Moon Media


Tesla / SpaceX

Reid Hoffman

REID HOFFMAN Spiral Moon media


Paypal / LinkedIn

Drew Houston

Drew Houston Spiral Moon Media



Scott Cook

Scott Cook Spiral Moon Media



Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt Spiral Moon Media



Sal Khan

Sal Khan Spiral Moon Media


Khan Academy

Sheryl Sandberg



Angela Ahrednts



Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush Spiral Moon Media



Condolezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice Spiral Moon Media

United States

Secretary of State

Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson Spiral Moon Media


Thomas Friedman

Thomas Friedman Spiral Moon Media

Author / Journalist


DJ Khaled Spiral Moon Media



Francis Ford Coppola Spiral Moon Media



Tom Green Spiral Moon Media

Actor / Comedian