I worked closely with Steve at The Patriot Ledger for 25 years. His standards are high and his work is first-rate. He’s a tech wizard and incredibly creative. His superb vision enables him to identify and prevent problems before they occur. He has design skills that elude most of us mortals, and a really nice touch with videos and graphics. He also has an abundance of candor. He will always tell you exactly what he thinks, whether or not you want to hear it, and always does exactly what he tells you he’s going to do. This is a guy you can count on.
Steve has elevated the art of shooting music event videos to a new level. With a choice of multiple camera angles, audio that is very true and present, inclusion of audience reaction clips, and an interspersed hand-held “documentary” feel for realism, he produces music event videos that put you right back in the moment.
Having worked with Steve on a couple of projects, I’ve found him to be knowledgeable, creative and professional. He not only delivers a top-notch video product, he can even take an average event and make it look and sound dynamic and exciting. Most recently, he helped us troubleshoot a problem in a large production we’d created in house. He isolated the problem and fixed it after we’d long given up hope of salvaging the clip. Having worked with Steve and seen the work he’s done for us, as well as his music shoots, I’d offer my highest recommendation.
Steve Ide has documented our work for many years and has done, hands down, our most beautiful videography from simple song clips to montages that we have used steadily as demos. We are forever grateful for years of reverberations from our Steve Ide YouTube clips including invitations to perform around the US and beyond, many fan messages, and orders for our recordings and books. Steve has a deep and long understanding of folk music and dance, and his artistic, thoughtful video editing and excellent ear makes for tasteful and powerful depictions of our work. He is great to work with, quick and unobtrusive. We can’t recommend him enough!
Steve is that rare combination of artist, writer, photographer, videographer and technical expert that you don’t find in one person often enough. Furthermore, his work is remarkably fast, accurate, creative and timely … I feel fortunate to know that when Steve says he will do something, it will be done right away and it will be done right. I heartily recommend Steve Ide for all things graphic, written, web-based, photographic and video-graphic! Put him to the test. I know you’ll be pleased.
Steve’s delivery of quality videos from our live performances has proved to be a great asset to the HillBenders over the years. Every time we cross paths he has expanded his technique and equipment with results that are always a pleasure for us and our fans, not to mention the undeniable advantage it gives us when marketing and booking. Your band or business needs good video in this day and age, Steve Ide’s work will get you there.
Your goal: Getting music producers to hire you.
You have a story to tell. And you have a particular sound.
We can help you develop your message and present it on video.
Deliver, briefly, a brief commercial for your product, your band.
Do you have tons of videos and photos from your event that have never seen the light of day.
We can help gather it all that stuff and create an attractive video for your next show.
When producers want to book musicians, they look at band websites and they watch their videos.
Unfortunately, many of the videos of musicians on YouTube are poor-quality phone videos that do little show what a performer is like in concert.
Think about it. If you were going to commit a ton of money to a performer or a band, wouldn’t you want to see a good video showing what the performers are really like: How comfortable they are on stage. How well they connect the audience. How audiences respond.
Good video doesn’t have to be expensive, just effective. Take a look at our YouTube channel and ask yourself if your videos are that good.
Businesses often have stale websites that do little to make them human.
Why not show potential customers the face of your business? The people that make the magic happen? The products you are trying to sell? Why they should hire you and not your competitor.
Small businesses often need a leg up, particularly online. Your digital calling card could make the difference between landing or losing that next.