“Dan and his production team are fantastic! I worked with him to create a short testimonial video for our company, and the entire process from start to finish was fun and easy.
He has a great eye for details and is a true perfectionist. During filming, we shot about seven different interviews over the course of two days, and throughout the whole thing was very patient, professional, and continually checked in with me to make sure I was happy with how everything looked. He provided invaluable input and was completely open and accepting of our many suggestions, edits, and back-and-forth emails. I didn’t work personally with the editors, but their skills are evident and top-notch as well. Everyone loved the final product!”
– Tiffany C.
“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.”
– Eddy L.
“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 ”
– Ian U.
“Working with Spiral Moon Media was a really great experience. Dan took the time to understand our product offering, and designed a video that presented a complex concept in a fun, easy to understand animation video. He was very willing to go through the iterations needed to perfect it. The end result was an exceptional video that we were extremely happy with. We will certainly go back to Spiral Moon Media for our future video needs.”
– Raj R.
“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 a 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.”
– Sidney W.
“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
“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!”
– Taylor C.
“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 and Christine!
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.
“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 B.
“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.”
– Marissa B.
“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!”
– Susie J.
“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.”
“We hired Dan Carlson to be the videographer for our wedding. The service that Dan’s Spiral Moon Media company provides is very professional. Dan has a fine eye for details and we’re looking forward to reviewing the footage with Dan. We plan to keep this video as a memory of our wedding for years (and hopefully generations!) to come. Thanks, Dan and Spiral Moon!”
“Dan was very professional and we loved working with him. Thank you Dan!”
– Diane S.
“Dan shot our video for Vampire Lover (http://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.
“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 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joNrz-XMys4&feature=youtu.be) – 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.
“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.”
“I was looking for a firm to film my first short movie, needless to say I was a little apprehensive and wanted to make the right decision. I had met with 4 production companies and just didn’t get the right feeling, then a friend recommended that I meet with Dan at Spiral Moon. I did, and Dan put me right at ease. We went over my script, the different locations needed, the planned shots, actors and props. Dan’s attention to detail was just what my project needed. Dan’s vision and direction were much appreciated, I knew Spiral Moon was the company I would choose, not only could they handle shooting my film but they also took care of my actors hair and makeup, Anis was wonderful. They also handled editing and music, Jake is an editing master. The collaborative effort with Spiral Moon allowed me to be at ease. My project turned out better than imagined!!! My project was completed on time and within budget. I will definately use Spiral Moon for my next project. Many thanks to Dan and the good folks at Spiral Moon…Job well done!!!”
“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 vidoe. 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.
“I used Spiral Moon for my http://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.
Sprial Moon has been amazing so far and I definitely recommend them.”
– Sima T.
“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 wouldnt 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.”
– Nicole S.
“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.”
– Kevin C.
“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 http://www.themrudeboyz.com”
– Barry M.
“I have used Dan and his team on two occasions to create videos for our companies products and services and very happy with their work. On both the occasions the work was done on a timely manner, they were prepared to do the job right. I would highly recommend Spiral Moon.”
– Sri R.
“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!” –
– Samantha D.
“I’d heard of Spiral Moon from a couple of friends and when it came time to do a video, I looked for them. I hired Spiral Moon to do a music video for my friend’s 12 year old son who is a virtuoso piano player. They did an excellent job. I could not believe the quality for the price. They charge a bit below market but their product is definitely top-notch. I would go back to them if I have any type of corporate and/or promo work. I know I could never be as creative as these guys. Check out their YouTube channel, it’s amazing!”
– Calvin B.
“I was recommended this company by a family member who had used them in the past. Dan, the owner, is meticulous. We shot a video for our creperie, Bonjour Crepe Co. and it absolutely conveyed what I wanted to get across to our audience. The lighting and sound were just right and I could not be happier with the results! Thank you Dan and Spiral Moon for adding a refreshing element to our website!”