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I work in a secret lair. Just kidding! I conduct operations from my home, about half-way between Downtown Boise and the Boise Airport. While I have had formal office space several times over the years, I always end up back at home. Since I don't have employees, it is simply more efficient and keeps overhead low. And virtually all of my shoots take place on-location, so maintaining a studio space is a waste of resources.
The Imagery Lab has one employee; me. For larger projects, I assemble the team I need to meet the client's requirements. This is common practice in the production industry, not just in Boise, but Hollywood and beyond. Even large-scale production companies usually have a small team of core employees, and they hire whatever freelance crew members they need to round out skillsets for the shoot, or perform the necessary post-production work.
Nope! But I have stayed at a Holiday Inn Express!!
I am a total nerd, so I build my own PCs. I use the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of apps to perform all of my post-production tasks.
I'm afraid we don't supply equipment separate from crew. We usually recommend lensrentals.com or borrowlenses.com.
Alas, we do not. This type of service requires specialized equipment in order to fulfill orders efficiently, and the market is continuously shrinking as more and more people "go digital", and shoot their family photos and home movies on their phones and other portable devices. Years ago, there were a number of local companies that provided this kind of service, and there may still be a few. But online scanning services are quickly becoming the only alternative, and unfortunately, you have to send your priceless originals to them.
While we are certainly happy to help with corporate events, we don't have experience shooting weddings, private gatherings, etc. There are many skilled professionals in this discipline and their websites are easily found by doing a web search or looking through event planning indexes.
Music video production falls more under the arts & entertainment side of the film & video production world. Search for music video producers/production, and you should find a good fit.
Much like the music video question above, this falls under the arts & entertainment side of film & video production. However, there is a growing community of independent filmmakers in the area, and most are very willing to collaborate and help one another with their film projects. Investigate resources such as the Play Studio at JUMP, Boise Cutters group, the Idaho Media Professionals group, or Treasure Valley Community Television and you should find some contacts.
Production companies that frequently perform spec work have created their business model around the risks and rewards that stem from those kinds of projects. The Imagery Lab simply isn't positioned for such endeavors.
Airing something on TV can be a complicated process. And unless you are an organization wanting to advertise on local/regional TV, it is a type of production that happens mostly in New York or Los Angeles. That said, if you are a small business wanting a local TV spot, most of the TV stations will produce a commercial you can air for free, assuming you purchase sufficient airtime from them.