Waves Video Production

Agency value, without agency pricing.

Hi. We are Waves Media, a full service video production team. We work to tell stories and create high end video content for brands, organizations, and people who are truly making a difference in the world. Our 15+ years of  experience partnering with companies large and small has made us a reliable, effective group of artists who deliver on our promise of great story-telling every time.

Video is the leading and most powerful medium we have today to deliver a message, a story, an idea. At Waves, we firmly believe that. And we would love to hear what it is you want to tell. Contact us today to begin the conversation.

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  • David Schmitz

    As the founder of Waves, David started his video career in the event industry in which he won several awards for his films. Through over 15 years in the media business, he has worked with numerous brands including Toyota, McDonald’s, Keurig, Coca-Cola, FORTUNE, and many more. A life long musician, video editor, and on-set director, David puts life into every story he tells.

  • Jon Schmitz
    Producer, Designer, Editor

    Jon graduated from Full Sail University as Valedictorian in 2007 and has filmed hundreds of projects since then. Jon specializes in post-production, motion graphics work, and audio engineering.

  • Bill Darmon
    Producer, Editor

    Bill has been producing video and media for over a decade and has worked on countless shoots, from commercial interviews to full features and cinema shorts to chasing motorcycles in the desert, and everything in between. He has founded Bright Rectangle and Immer Video and has been a big part of Waves Media from the beginning.

  • Elizabeth Schmitz
    Marketing Coordinator

    Elizabeth is an alum of Berklee College of Music, and a working singer/actor based out of New York City. She has performed at such venues as Madison Square Garden, and been in front of the camera for the past several years (most notably featured on CBS Sunday Morning). Whether it be recording as a voiceover artist, or filming a commercial, Elizabeth’s aim is to continue creating messages that matter.

  • Micah VomSteeg
    Production Talent

    Micah serves as a camera operator, drone operator, and grip with a passion to tell stories through high-quality videos. He has been in media production since 2017 and is currently studying film at Biola University in southern CA.

  • Greg Farnum
    Director of Photography

    Greg has been filming with Waves since 2012 and has many credits as a DP, and is a go-to for all things video tech.

  • We are all about relationship.

    We have found the best partnerships that yield the most success are the ones built in ongoing collaboration. And we are nice. One of the greatest compliments we can receive is that it was fun working with us. We stay human.
  • We are all about quality.

    We don’t just want to say this. If we cannot do the best we are able to do, then we won’t pursue a project. And quality means telling a good story: one that is substantive and connects with the audience in a tangible way.
  • We are good on our feet.

    Planning is crucial. With this in mind, our default is to be ready for anything. We love to discover even while filming and in the post-production parts of a project’s journey.
  • We are techy’s but artists at heart.

    Yup, we can do a lot of cool stuff and look really smart working with fancy "toys" and difficult software. But at the end of the day creating art and getting to that sweet finished product is what brings us real satisfaction.
  • Integrity matters

    Doing what we say we will do, being honest and candid, seeking to understand before being understood, treating others with respect and kindness, and working very hard. These ideals are the foundation of our company.
  • We believe in the power of video.

    It’s the most impactful medium currently available to us and its reach is like no other. The most powerful ‘call to action’ is the play button. It brings sight, sound, mood, so engaging! No wonder it’s the leading means of communicating in the world today.
Julie Burandt

I have worked with Waves Media on videos for Toyota on multiple occasions on projects across the US. We are extremely please with the quality of the video and their ability to create a narrative from a loose outline of a project, event or story. They are flexible, timely, great to work with and have an outstanding product.

Katelyn Dwyer
Labouré College of Healthcare

In marketing, it is easy to find a vendor to do anything you need, but you will never be guaranteed artistry and personal dedication to quality. With Waves – you never have to worry about that. They are truly artists and video is their medium. Sometimes, I’m not sure exactly how to get something across and they always have advice to help make my video even better than I had planned. Waves is amazing and I would never use another video team.

Rob Elwood

Our company literally took off from the promotional video Waves Media made. They were able to create a story and turn it into video magic. Without Waves, we would not have been able to grow as rapidly as we have to date.

Kate Westervelt

They nailed our company’s video on the FIRST try. And we have high, high standards with a side of picky! We were left baffled by how clearly their team encapsulated what we were trying to convey as a company and how they injected true life, color, and energy into our video. We’ve worked with them twice now and both times we were left saying the same thing, “How did they do that?!” Worth every single cent. You will not be disappointed.

Eugene Chan

Waves did our video for entry into a competition. There was limited time to do it (1 day). It was a complex topic based on science. They executed swiftly … the editing of the project was amazing! They exceeded expectations and we won the competition. These guys are true pros and you’d be lucky to have them help you out!

Mike Rennie

Waves Media did an amazing job! I would highly recommend them. We continue to get rave reviews from our own audience of the final products they produced.