Video Services

Looking for someone to film a promotional video for your gym? How about brand marketing for your product? Looking for a music video director? Whatever it is, I have you covered.

I am a professional videographer that is both creative and forward thinking. I know you are looking to sell your product but also want to do it in a creative and fun way.  Below I have a few examples of my work.

Prices will vary based on location, hours, post production and the amount of creative research needed.


Videography begins at $350 an hour. Send me an email with your project and lets turn your vision into a reality!

  • This is a video I developed for a Crossfit Gym in Waltham. The owner is currently working on a website redesign and needed an introductory video about the services they offer. Fun gym, lots of positivity and fitness going on (working out to eat more pizza mmmmm!)

How To Start Getting Job Offers Through Instagram

You know that app that allows you to post pictures up onto the interwebs, that app has landed me more gig offers than anywhere else. But how? Well, I’m going to tell you exactly how I’ve reached the point to where I get offer’s through my DM’s and e-mail. It is not easy, there’s no special formula or way to “beat the algorithm.”

It’s a matter of a couple of things, first post consistently.  Sounds simple, right? It is incredibly easy to get discouraged because you are not getting the results that you want. It is crucial that you are putting up a) appealing content b) meaningful content within the post and c) uploading regularly.

Essentially, you want to be consistently up on someones “feed” so when they check Facebook or Instagram, you are the first one to pop on their feed. Now, this won’t happen all the time  but you are beginning to build profile and you will become a “regular” to people. You will be that person that is consistently on someone’s feed more than others, when people begin to think of people they should hire for video/photo gig, you are probably going to be the first person on their mind.

Next, the proper use of hashtags. Take 10 minutes of your day, go on Instagram and search popular hashtags based off of your type of post (#photography, #bostonphotography.) You want to do this, make a list of about 20-30 hashtags and use them in each of your posts in a separate comment. Now this isn’t spammy or beating the system, you are build your SEO (search engine optimization, the likelihood of you popping up on somebody’s search on Instagram.)

Why is this important? Believe it or not, people will search on Instagram “Boston Photographer, Boston Videographer, etc.” and if you are the first person that they find, you may be the one contacted for a gig. When they find a nice picture that you took, they are probably going to check your profile and if they see a catalog of your work. If they like what they see, you may just have gotten yourself a gig for posting regularly and being the first person that they found.

How often will this happen or how long will it take for this to work? The honest answer, I don’t know. This takes work and patience. All it takes is one gig for this method to work. Now, I have been this doing for about 2-3 months and I have received at least 8 gigs in the last couple of weeks through Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. People will send me messages on Instagram for photography/videography. You may have a picture or a video that can score you a $500 gig that cost you 0 dollars and 0 cents. Free marketing, my people.

Don’t Be A Phony.

Fake it till you make it” is the most annoying saying. Like, what does that even mean? Do you seriously expect to go far in life by faking and then what, you “make it” and you figure it out? No.

We don’t value being “real” as much as we should. We’re often expected to be perfect and capable of taking on an ungodly workload. We should embrace the fact that we don’t know everything and that we aren’t perfect.

It’s being genuine, being honest, being real. Let’s accept our flaws, our imperfections. You’re not born perfect and you will definitely not die perfect, but embrace the fact you won’t know everything. Begin by realizing this and having a level of self-awareness, you’ll begin to have a better perception of yourself and everyone around you who is perceived as “perfect” because they’re probably suffering too.

Make an idiot of yourself.

“Why should I️ (the reader) go off on a limb and embarrass myself in front of a crowd?”

“What will people say if I️ look like an idiot?”

Because, NOBODY CARES. Okay, that was a little harsh. But seriously, nobody cares (which is a good thing.) I’m guilty of it as much as you are, we’re afraid of going into the middle of the dance circle because people will point and laugh. But it’s actually okay, because everyone is! Think about how awkward and weird it is, to do something in front of a crowd. Giving a speech, dancing, singing, it isn’t normal.

But I️ challenge you to go and give it a try. It’s going to help develop confidence and at the end of it all, people will forget. Yeah it feels embarrassing in that moment, but’s you’ll live. The more often you get uncomfortable, the easier uncomfortable situations will be.

I hope you get fail. Like, seriously.

I’m fascinated by the “fear” of failing. Think about it, the THOUGHT of failing (meaning you have to try, which you haven’t) prevents you from making an attempt.

Stop. Breathe. Think about that. The IDEA of an ACTION that you haven’t even ATTEMPTED and the POSSIBLE outcome prevents you from TRYING.

THAT DOESN’T MAKE SENSE TO ME. Rejection sucks, when I was a kid and asked the pretty girl out on a date did hurt my ego. It would hurt most 9 year old adolescents. But I tried.

I am trying now, with this thing you call a blog and this thing you call photography and this thing you call a podcast. Why? Because I enjoy it and I think that the possibility of putting in work and knowing their may be success (happiness, maybe monetary, who knows) is worth my time and worth the try.

So go try, go get rejected and go fail. Because that means you actually did something.

Focus On Your Strengths

Today has been an interesting day. Currently filming a large event and the focus on the event is professional development.

One of the topics was the idea of being self-aware and understanding your strengths. It’s crazy that some people think it’s important to work on your weaknesses. I argue that thought, I think it’s more important to be aware of your weaknesses and to triple down on your strengths.

Why? Well, you may be kick-ass with communicating but crappy at organizing, well, that’s why we develop teams to help with our weaknesses. You want to focus on what makes you great, what you’re good at and go all in. Ask for help in the spaces that you need assistance with to help in areas that you need support in.

I realized this summer I’m awesome at videography and went all in. Now it’s my full time gig. Find something your passionate about and treat it as your full time job (even if it’s a side hustle.) Your side hustle could be what separates you from the rest.

Here’s a pic of a cool friend of mine. Photo was taken and edited by yours truly.

-Marv

It’s November!

Did you wake up cold this morning? I woke up with a sore throat! It’s amazing how fast time flies but it’s so important that we make our time on this planet meaningful. I’m dedicating my time to this blog, my podcast, photography and videography. I’m fortunate to have a job that allows me to focus on my craft while having a million things to juggle. Make time, prioritize and execute.

November is a busy month (podcast interviews, video shoots, a wedding) but also make time for family and friends (meaningful time… get off your phone!)

Here’s a photo of this cute doggo. Happy hump day! 🐶