Video is the most engaging and important type of media that you can create to represent your brand. By working with a local video production company, you can have create high-quality, engaging videos for your brand’s social platforms and website without burning your budget on travel expenses.
Benefits of going with a local video production company
Your brand can change the world. But you don’t have to travel across the globe to find a media company that can help you do it!
Here at Missoula Media Company, we can work with you directly out of our office in downtown Missoula. You can work face to face with our production team on all aspects of pre-production, from scriptwriting to storyboarding. We can easily set up local video shoots and bring top-notch production efforts directly to you or to your desired location while keeping travel expenses to a minimum.
If desired, we can also help to highlight your brand’s connection to Montana, as our team’s deep history in the Big Sky state means that we understand what it means to be a Montana-based business. We have access to great local filming locations, and are always committed towards telling the unique story behind the brands we work with.
Local company + high-end production value = W’s for everyone
Let’s talk about our video production process. We start with a crash course on your brand/company and the story behind it. From there we discuss the core of your brand and how to best translate that into video content. Then we work directly with you in the writing process, from script writing to storyboarding, we are with you every step of the way. When moving into production, we record with premium film equipment including RED cameras, drones, and audio equipment. Above all else, we place an emphasis on capturing and highlighting the unique moments in each shoot. For a great example of our end product, check out our latest project, Blackfoot River Sessions!
As a side bonus, you get to support a local business! We are active members of the Missoula Downtown Association, are involved in local nonprofit efforts, and genuinely care about our weird little town. Its pretty quickly becoming a weird big town and we want to help Missoula grow the right way.
Being local Missoulians we know how important it is to stay true to who you are. When you choose to work with Missoula Media Company on your local video production project, you guarantee that you are hiring a media team that cares about telling your story, not someone else’s.
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First and foremost, it is an honor to be featured on the front page of the Missoulian, and we couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to show off these local bands that deserve to be in the spotlight. Ever since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has been extremely hard for local bands to be able to play their music for a live audience to help them make a name for themselves in the local community. With Blackfoot River Sessions, our goal is to give these bands and musicians the attention they deserve, and to provide intimate interviews to learn more about each band and the stories behind their music.
“Thank you” to Junior, our first featured band
The article in the Missoulian by Cory Walsh is a wonderfully detailed and thorough look into Blackfoot River Sessions. It covers the origins of the project and also helps to tell the story of Junior – the first band to be featured on Blackfoot River Sessions.
Like many groups, Junior’s opportunities to perform live have been less frequent in the past two years.
Junior formed before COVID, when Caroline Keys (banjo, guitar, bass), “Hermina Jean” Harold (drums, guitar) and “Jenny Lynn” Fawcett (violin), began playing together. All three sing harmony and take turns on lead.
“Thank you” to the turquoise waters of the mighty Blackfoot River
It was important to choose the perfect location to film the sessions, so we chose to film the series right here in our backyard along the shores of the Blackfoot River. We hope that the setting gives the series a sense of home and personal connection for Missoula locals. We wanted to really emphasize the local aspect of the bands and how engrained they are in the local community, and what ties us together more than our beloved rivers and streams?
The future of Blackfoot River Sessions
Missoula Media Company is currently planning out the first full season of Blackfoot River Sessions, and getting the support of the Missoulian helps us get the word out there to attract additional bands and sponsors. We are stoked that our friends at the Missoulian were on board to If you’re a local artist or even a larger band please feel free to contact us to get on the next installment of the Blackfoot River Sessions.
But still, it’s a fair question to which we have the answer…
Yellowstone Film Locations in Montana
We hear the question, “where is Yellowstone filmed,” all the time. The Dutton’s family ranch is primarily filmed at the now-famous Chief Joseph Ranch near Darby, Montana, which is just a short drive from Missoula Media Company’s headquarters. There, we said it. Out here in the Big Sky State we measure distances in hours (usually driven at 75+ MPH), and by those regional standards the Dutton’s family ranch is only an hour away from our downtown office. Yep, that’s considered a short drive when you live in a state that takes nearly 11 hours to drive from west border to east. However, Yellowstone is filmed in many places around Montana.
Where is Yellowstone filmed?
According to our sources, Season 4 of Yellowstone was filmed almost exclusively in Montana. However, the show fails to depict the way regions of Montana differ from one-another, usually defaulting into massively over-dramatized version of reality. Often times, that version of reality doesn’t agree with perspective of what our state is and what it stands for. But at the end of the day, its a TV show, a beloved one at that, and it does make us happy to see such high quality production values originating out of our beautiful state. At the end of the day, we share the goal of seeing top-notch videos created in Montana, and perhaps this romanticized focus on our state will help to bring in funding for video projects created by local Montana video production companies like ours. We like seeing the Big Sky State get some love. But that’s not why we brought you to this page 😉
Filming in Montana – “Blackfoot River Sessions”
If you love Yellowstone for it’s breathtaking scenery and western backdrop, then you will surely appreciate the way Blackfoot River Sessions juxtaposes unique musical talent next to visually captivating locations like the banks of the great Blackfoot River. Blackfoot River Sessions is a multi-part video series, produced by Missoula Media Company, showcasing local musicians playing in unique outdoor locations around Missoula, Montana. It offers a unique glimpse of the unique, quirky character that big productions like Yellowstone tend to gloss over.
Support Montana musicians by subscribing to Blackfoot River Sessions:
As the actors and crew on Yellowstone know, filming outside in Montana isn’t easy. Even with the right crew, Montana Video production often leaves you at the mercy of rapid weather changes. For Blackfoot River Sessions Episode One, we filmed in the late fall of 2020. The air was crisp and cold and the days were short, so we really needed to nail the timing on the weather and lighting to get this one right. Junior (the band featured in Episode One) did an amazing job in their performance and interviews.
If you are a fan of film projects based out of Montana, be sure to check out Blackfoot River Sessions!
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