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VIDEO PRODUCER | PHOTOGRAPHER
We create videos, take photos, build websites and design graphics that move people. We're among the lucky few that get to do what we love and make a great living doing it.
Jeff Achen is owner and chief video producer/photographer at CallSign51. Jeff leads a number of highly skilled video and photo professionals on his team at CallSign51, depending on the project.
Jeff's work experience includes serving in the US Navy aboard the USS Thomas S. Gates (CG-51), getting his B.A. in Communication, then serving in Nepal as a Peace Corps Volunteer before returning to school for his M.A. in Communication. Since then he has worked in television, print and multimedia journalism and as a digital strategist learning and implementing marketing and fundraising plans.
Today, Jeff channels his creative energies and expertise into CallSign51, named for the hull designation of the ship on which he served in the Navy.
Jeff enjoys leading, managing and being part of teams on creative projects. And, he genuinely love to serve others. He has always been inclined to work for service organizations and those people and institutions dedicated to community building, peace studies and conflict management.
Jeff lives and works mainly from his home in Farmington, MN. He enjoys spending time with his wife Jenny and three children, Kaitlyn, Avery and Noah. If you're ever looking to strike up a casual conversation with him, ask him about Star Wars, Star Trek, 80s toys/movies, camera equipment, the outdoors, smooth jazz or my faith. Don't ask about politics. He promised his wife he wouldn't talk politics.
LET'S WORK TOGETHER
LET'S MAKE SOMETHING INSPIRING
If you would like to discuss the scope, pricing and creative work involved in your project or idea, I'm happy to speak via phone or set up a meeting.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR PROJECT
HOW CAN WE HELP?
Standard Day Rate for Shooting Only
Drone Aerial Video
Single Flight Rate
Hourly base rate for calculating
total project costs
* We always discuss projects in detail before giving an official estimate or bid. Contact us today to discuss your project.
Portrait photography is billed at an hourly rate of $150/hr. and can include up to 10 individuals. An additional 10 would cost an additional $150.
Commercial photography–photos for use in marketing, advertising or fundraising–is billed at an hourly rate of $300/hr. and includes perpetual usage rights. That means no licensing fees for use at any time.
Graphic design, web design and hosting, and motion graphics pricing can range greatly. Generally, we build project estimates on an hourly base rate of $150/hr.
Average Project Rate
for a website:
Average Project Rate for marketing materials design such as business cards, flyers, ads, etc.*
* We always discuss projects in detail before giving an official estimate or bid.
Contact us today to discuss your project.
Capture the spirit of your event for posterity, annual reports or promotional use and as a marketing tool for future events.
TO CREATE REAL VALUE, WE LEARN YOUR
BUSINESS GOALS, THEN OFFER VIDEO SERVICES TO FIT.
We meet with you and your team to assess goals, establish a storyboard to fit those goals, set benchmarks and sketch out a timeline.
IN TODAY'S DIGITAL MARKETPLACES
PHOTOGRAPHY IS KEY.
LET US HELP YOU UNLOCK YOUR BUSINESS'S BEST.
Next, we will draft scripts, interview questions and identify a visual style for the video. Then we present it for you to review and approve.
Next, we schedule interviews, video and photo shoots and begin production.
Once production wraps up, we move immediately into post-production. This includes motion graphics, branding, video and photo editing, music selection, etc.
Review + Feedback
Next, we present you with a first draft of your videos or photos. At this stage, we seek your input on every aspect of the video, including music selection, visual style and to catch any errors.
Once we have an approved final video or photos, we closed caption them, license the music and upload them to dropbox.com for delivery to you.
DESIGN IS A CRITICAL PART OF VIDEO,
BUT WHY STOP THERE?
Every business has design needs: ads, business cards, a logo or a website. We can help you meet all your design needs so you can focus on your core business. Contact us today about your design needs.