I'm Levi Bethune
 
 
 

Move fast.

Break rules.

Make videos.

I make scrappy videos for early-stage startups that can't afford to waste time or money.

How much does a video cost? Great question.

 
 
 
 
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Startups can't afford to always follow the rules.

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Pick two, right?

Cheap & Fast but not Good.
Fast & Good but not Cheap.
Good & Cheap but not Fast.

That's the rule, isn't it? Ugh. It feels so... rigid.

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Balance all three.

How about cheap enough, fast enough, and good enough?

Doesn't that make more sense when you're dealing with the internet?

 
 

Scrappy projects I've made recently:

 
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The process.

  1. You'll fill this out. I'll decide that it's a project I want to take on.
  2. You'll pay a deposit. Like, 50% or something.
  3. We'll chat for an hour or so. (We'll talk about your business, what you're trying to accomplish, and what we both think would be a good, creative, and reasonable thing to try) 
  4. I'll toss a couple ideas at you, and you'll let me know what you would like to try.
  5. I'll make stuff and deliver it.
  6. You'll pay the final invoice. Most of my videos come in around $500-$2000

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Is this for you?

This question isn't hyperbole. I don't want to waste your time. I'm not a video studio* I'm a guy who can make videos for the internet**. I research, write, shoot, act, read, record, direct, edit, mix, master, and ship all my own stuff. Am I the best? Ha. No. But, I'm good.

I am highly valuable to companies that are in a season of rapid iteration and feverish testing, along with an alarming lack of time and resources. Is this you? If yes, let's get started.

I am not as valuable to companies that know what they need to create, and are looking for someone to execute.

 

 
 

*There are myriad video studios out there. Many of them will make you a video that is totally worth the price and the timeline. If you can spend $20-40k and wait 8-10 weeks, the video and the process very well may be exactly what you need.

**I have a lot of experience creating videos for the internet, both as part of a video agency, and out on my own. Here are a few larger productions that highlight my writing/directing style:

 
 

The only way to finish something is to get started.

Name *
Name
Briefly tell me about your organization, your audience, and what you need this video to accomplish.
Totally optional stuff we can get to later if we need to.
What's your deadline?
What's your deadline?
If you don't know, or don't have one, DON'T make one up.
Are you the sole decision-maker?
Can you approve all the things?
Where would this video be viewed?
Check multiple, I don't care.

What does it cost?

Most video studios will charge $15k to start. That's not ludicrous. It's worth it. But ONLY if you need a video at that production level. However, 90% of your videos probably should NOT be produced at that level. That's a lot of money.

I can create short videos from $500 to $2500. That's NOT a lot of money.

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