At Elephant Productions, we value relationships; with clients, with creative partners, and with each other. That's a large part of why we've been in business for 25 years. We're proud to say most of our work comes from client referrals.
Jeff Hastings and Quincy Lowman founded the company to bring a better experience to businesses seeking a video production partner — and the same mission drives our work today.
Let us show you the difference in working with Elephant Productions.
Quincy Lowman has spent his career bringing cinematic production standards and practices to projects for businesses and nonprofits.
While he values a beautiful shot, Quincy says Elephant Productions prioritizes the client experience and the accuracy of the content.
"It's still about the story. We absolutely adhere to advanced production standards, like beautiful lighting, camera, and art direction, but when we ask the client their feedback on a take, it's about whether we are correctly portraying the content, not whether the shot looks good. That should be a given."
These days, Quincy feeds his lifelong love of sailing on Lake Travis.
Jeff started out in the industry as a producer—coordinating crews, technical details, and scheduling. Today, he works closely with clients on message development and making sure the project comes together as promised.
“We’ve led large, complex projects in healthcare and education. I think our background in planning and managing these complexities benefits our clients. But we also want our clients to enjoy the process, which is why we try to make it as simple and straightforward as possible. This allows them to focus their efforts on their goals, leaving the details and planning to us.”
Jeff has recently discovered brewing Yaupon tea, which is made from the dried leaves of the Yaupon tree, which is the only Texas native, naturally caffeinated plant.
John’s been editing stories for Elephant Productions for nearly two decades. While he enjoys the variety of projects that pass through his edit suite, he gets the most reward from the stories that deal with people overcoming hardships.
"Those stories require an eye for detail, to find that perfect nugget that will convey the emotion of the story to the viewer. I think the most valuable skill an editor can have is patience. The patience to sift through the material to find those moments that enlighten or surprise."
In his spare time, John uses his sense of timing and pacing in the dance studio practicing various dance styles including two-step and west coast swing.
Esther has a head for details and a heart for clients. She’s the first person you’ll meet in your project. As the producer, she handles all of the project details, from first meeting to final sign off.
Esther’s worked for many production companies but says Elephant has a unique approach. “They value taking care of the client, of course, but they also care about the content. They’re the only ones I’ve ever worked with who spend so much time making sure our team understands what the client is trying to communicate.”
Esther plays guitar in a band called Salem Walk.
Paul is a 20-year veteran of the video production industry and started with Elephant Productions in 2012. If Paul doesn't know something, he'll learn it, which makes him a well-rounded addition to the team. He handles audio, camera work, and provides grip services during production shoots. In post-production, he works as a colorist and produces motion graphics.
"Elephant Productions is unique in a few ways, but the most important to me is their transparency. Clients know what they're getting."
Paul has two daughters and three chickens at home.