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Spiral Moon Media
produces videos for startups, large corporations, and individuals.
We create promotional videos, live event videos, real estate videos, and TV commercials.
Promo Video Production – San Jose
Promo Video Production – Morgan Hill
Promo Video Production – Fremont
Promo Video Production – Burglingame
Promo Video Production – Sunnyvale
Live Event – Mountain View
Live Event Overview– San Francisco
Live Event – Menlo Park
Live Event – Mountain View
Live Event Overview– Miami
Commercial Video – Sunnyvale
Commercial Video – Sunnyvale
Commercial Video – Sunnyvale
Commercial Video – Sunnyvale
Commercial Video – Sunnyvale
Real Estate Video – Los Altos Hills
Crowdfunding Video – Santa Clara
Memorial Video – Palo Alto
Instructional Video – San Mateo
Theater Performance Videos – Bay Area
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.
Visual FX Artist
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 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.
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!!!
Reliable, honest, artistic, creative and responsive. We hired Spiral Moon Media to record 3 shows of our annual production of “The Nutcracker”. Anyone who is in performing arts know’s how hectic producing the “The Nutcracker” can be. Dan and Adam where able to overcome our mini obstacles and were able to adapt to last minute changes. They are professional, and we were not disappointed.
Did I mention how great our videos turned out?
We will hire them for our spring productions as well. I recommend them to all.
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.
The Spiral Moon crew is amazing!
I have worked with a lot of video production teams during the last decade. The owner Dan provides the three things that are so hard to find at one company: fair price, fast production and high quality.
I called about a dozen video production crews in the Bay Area off of Yelp and choose Dan. I am so glad I did 🙂
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.
Video Optimize, LLC
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!
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.
I worked with Dan Carlson from Spiral Moon Media in Mountain View on the debut music video single for my band, Them Rude Boyz. I have worked with many people in music, film and entertainment, of which I have met very few people who have the determination, passion and vision of Dan Carlson. Dan was very professional and worked with my band to make sure that our vision was clearly conveyed through the video. Dan completed the project in a very timely manner, worked within our budget and was very patient and understanding to all of our needs. We were very pleased with the work from Dan Carlson of Spiral Moon Media, and would recommend him to anyone who is trying to make a professional video.
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.
The Spiral Moon team really came through when our company needed a quick turn around. Incredible customer service and an absolute delight to work with. Highly recommend them for professional and personal projects! Be sure to ask for Dan
I’m a part of the March for Elephants advocacy group – and a filmmaker – Dan’s Spiral Moon has done work for the advocacy group – produced amazing results – I’m qualified to say so as a filmmaker – Rembrandt would be jealous!
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!
Being a small business owner you can imagine my schedule is a little unpredictable. When I hired Spiral Moon for some video work not only was the quality of the work and attention to detail excellent but the were very accommodating. We had a few missed or rescheduled meetings which helped me immensely. Their work as videographers and film makers was matched by their professionalism. I have done three videos with these guys and have plans for more in the future.
The team over at Spiral Moon is one-of-a-kind – – first class all the way! I have worked with them several project and each time they did an AMAZING job. They made the process fun and easier than we could have ever imagined. Not only were the video’s they did for us top-of-the-line but, they followed up on items that were out of scope – just to help me out and make our company shine.
I would highly recommend Spiral Moon to anybody looking for QUALITY videos and photos.
I worked wth Spiral Moon to create my fitness videos. I had never done anything like this before so it was very intimidating. I had no idea what direction to take or what to expect. Spiral Moon totally created my dream video and made the experience completely comfortable, fun and exciting. They really took their time to create the ultimate video. They were relaxed and patient and never rushed through any part of the production. They paid attention to every little detail. The outcome was everything I imagined it could be, I wouldn’t change a thing. Their creativity and direction made the entire experience something I will always cherish. Thank you Spiral Moon for a completely wonderful experience in every way.
I highly recommend Spiral Moon Media. I actually found them via yelp to begin with and previous reviews are all spot on. Dan was so helpful, cooperative and communicative from the get go. He was great in helping us shape our vision for our video, and was so very patient when we pivoted or had any questions. I felt in very good hands with Spiral Moon and Dan and I would absolutely turn to them in the future with any of my video production needs. The quality of their work is awesome and we can’t wait to start circulating our video. Couldn’t have asked for a better partner on this project!
Dan is not just the only videographer and photographer we turn to, but also a great guy to hang out with. We have used Dan’s help with our affiliated businesses, and he has always delivered top quality results. We will continue to request for his impeccable service, and would recommend our friends to do the same.
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.
Spiral Moon did an awesome job on my video!
I would highly recommend utilizing there services. I’ve used other sites before, but nothing compares to the work of Spiral Moon Media. Their attention to detail and creativity will catch your viewers attention.
I’ve recommend them to all my associates and friends whom were highly satisfied with their work as well. You can’t go wrong when choosing Spiral Mood Media!
I had the pleasure of working with Dan, from Spiral Moon. He helped us film a video advertisement for our business. The crew working with him were awesome. They were very professional. I was camera shy in the beginning, but they soon put me at complete ease. After their editing, I was given a video that surpassed my expectations. If you are looking for a company to create a video, they are truly a great choice.
I used Spiral Moon to create my golf instruction videos and I am extremely satisfied. The videos came out better than I hoped for. Dan filmed the videos with an HD camera. The videos were edited to present a dynamic and straight forward set of golf instructions. I feel my message comes across using a modern style of video presentation.
If you are looking for a professional and state of the art video production, I recommend Spiral Moon.
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.
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.
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.
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! : )
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.
Our Happy Clients
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.