Interviews & Testimonials
Claremont McKenna College, one of the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, prepares students to make a difference. The College educates students for thoughtful and productive lives and roles of responsible leadership through its strong, real-world mission. Renowned for expertise in economics and government, Claremont McKenna features accomplished scholars who are committed teachers in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. The school is distinguished by eleven world-class research institutes.
We introduced a number of new programs this year and decided it was important to capture the events on film. Elise was amazing in that she was able to capture magic moments, remain unintrusive and elicit authentic and critical feedback with her warm and neutral interview style. She was incredibly easy to work with, helped us brand each video with editing styles that reflected the tone and theme of the event, and worked at lightning speed. We had video handed over on the same day, interview transcriptions submitted to us the next, and first drafts done in less than a week! I’m not sure how she does it all since I know we were not her only client! She met every deadline, was always ready well ahead of our call time, and everyone who she interacted with loved her! For some of the longer overnight and multi-day retreats, she became part of the family!Gemma Bulos
I’ve traveled all over the USA and internationally filming with Mastin. We document his big live events and intimate retreats – as well as film studio shoots, interviews, testimonials, and podcast videos. It’s a lot of fun and also hugely gratifying to be a part of this deep transformational work.
I love taking Elise to the field with me. She does it all – lights, sound and shooting – and knows how to ferret out the story we’re looking to tell. Her editor’s eye has often saved us because she knows what we need to capture even if we hadn’t anticipated that need. At the end of the day we get beautifully shot, high-quality footage that she expertly edits into extremely compelling pieces.Tanya Weinberg
Welcomed into private homes, schools, daycares, and community gatherings, I’ve traveled throughout rural America to shoot for Save the Children, and it has been eye-opening. I then edit together short-form documentary content, which is put up on the web and screened at private conferences. The third video up here – I didn’t shoot, but I edited. It takes place in rural Oklahoma after the devastating tornado that ripped up a community and endangered the lives of kids. It has become one of Save the Children USA’s biggest hits on youtube – over 600,000 views.
Elise helped us brand each video with editing styles that reflected our tone and theme, and worked at lightning speed. We had video handed over on the same day, interview transcriptions submitted to us the next, and first drafts done in less than a week!Gemma Bulos
Elise has an impeccable gift to make people feel at ease and taken care of, and she understands every angle of production.Akira Chan
I am deeply grateful – this video is my best marketing tool.Verena Maeder
I’ve become extremely selective when it comes to hiring creatives. Not only is Elise gifted with rare talent, but she’s a dream to work with!Mikki Willis
At the end of the day we get beautifully shot, high-quality footage that she expertly edits into extremely compelling pieces.Tanya Weinberg
Video is such a powerful medium for capturing and sharing the human spirit. Let’s make some magic!
Hi! I’m Elise. I produce, film, and edit short-form non-fiction video projects. Events, online courses, testimonials, interviews, documentary BRoll – I’m in! I have a particular knack for capturing all the magic moments at events, as well as getting captivating material from interviews and testimonials. Much of my work has been in the personal growth field, which I love. I think life is about learning and I appreciate that I get to learn from my subjects on a daily basis.
I focus on capturing real people, real stories, real emotions. I am very detail-oriented and believe in crystal clear communication, especially given remote workflows. Another thing about me – I love working collaboratively as a team. No big ego here!