What We Offer

Founded in 1994, Running Pony is the largest full-service production and post-production company in Memphis.
Our goal is to help you reach your goal. The quality you demand…the service you expect….a price you can afford….and the results you need.

A Multi-Course Menu

If it involves video in any way, chances are we do it.  (But not weddings…they make us cry.) We started with a limited offering, but then clients would ask us, “Hey, can you also….?”  Naturally, we wanted to help them out. So we grew our capabilities, and became the largest video production company in Memphis. We now offer a wide range of services for clients with a vast array of needs…including corporate marketing and sales videos, TV programs and documentaries, commercials and PSAs, VNRs and SMTs, graphics and animations, webcasts and podcasts, DVD authoring and duplication….and the list goes on (see below).  What do you need? Yep, we do that.

And How Is That Prepared?

You can dine at a restaurant with a great menu, but if the service is lousy, it ruins the experience. So at Running Pony, we try hard to provide excellent client service every time, on every job.  We’ll treat you with respect and kindness, and do everything we can to make your experience with us an awesome adventure. Our staff is trained in customer service and determined to make sure you get what you need when you need it. Because it’s not only about “what we do”—just as important is “how we do it”.

Our Brand

  • Marketing and Sales Presentations
  • Corporate and Industrial Videos
  • Training and Educational Videos
  • Internal/External Communications
  • Capital Campaign Videos and Recruitment Videos
  • Commercials and PSAs
  • Webcasts and Social Media Videos
  • Interactive DVDs and CDs
  • TV Programs, Documentaries and Infomercials
  • Avid Editing and After Effects
  • Script Writing
  • ENG/EFP Crews
  • Digital content creation and UI/UX development
  • Field Producing and Directing
  • Technical Directing
  • Media Relations and Consulting
  • 2D and 3D Animations
  • DVD, CD and Flash Drive Duplication
  • Special Event/Sporting Event Videography
  • Corporate Meeting Show Production and A/V Support
  • Multi-Camera Production and IMAG (live or taped)
  • Aerial and Time Lapse Videography
Our crewmembers are all highly trained and experienced in a variety of production types, including corporate videos, news, commercials and independent films. As the largest video production company in Memphis, we can typically staff an entire production using primarily our own team members, and adding from a select list of free-lancers as necessary.

On our team you’ll find:

  • Scriptwriters
  • Producers and Directors
  • Directors of photography and videographers
  • Audio engineers
  • Lighting directors
  • Production coordinators
  • Makeup Artists
  • Steadicam and jib operators – Steadicam & Jib Demo
  • Grips and production assistants
  • Teleprompter operators
  • Technical directors
  • Editors
  • Graphic artists and animators – Animation Demo
  • Interactive designers

These days, you’re faced with a dizzying array of cameras and more formats than you can name (22 last time we counted). But don’t worry, we’ll help you sort through the confusion and complications. We constantly expand and upgrade our list of in-house gear and cool accessories so we can meet all your needs and exceed your expectations. Our latest addition is a quadcopter drone and Movi camera stabilization system, capable of capturing beautiful aerials and moving shots from some amazing angles.

Cameras

We own multiple formats, including:
XDCAM HD – DVCPro HD – DVCPro – Sony F3 – Canon 5D & C300 – GoPro – P2 – DVCam – DV – BetaSP

Monitoring, Filtering & Support

Our grip department has all the toys you might need:

  • Panasonic 17” HD field monitor
  • (2) Panasonic 8” HD field monitors (model: LH900a)
  • Sachtler & Cartoni tripods
  • Chroziel Mattebox, w/black promist, soft-efx, 812 filters
  • 5-ft. Kessler CineSlider
  • Stanton Jimmy Jib w/30ft extension
  • (2) Losmandy Porta Jib-Travellers
  • Steadicam ProVid Image Stabilization system
  • Matthews Doorway Dolly w/track (8-ft and 4-ft straight tracks, 4-ft curved track)
  • QTV Flat Screen 15” Teleprompter

Lighting

And we make sure we can cast you in the most favorable light with:

  • (3) Arri Lighting Kits, including 1K, (2) 650w and (1) 300 watt lights w/gels, scrims, and Chimera softboxes (S, XS)
  • (2) Kino-Flo Diva-400 kits
  • (2) Kino-Flo Diva-200 kits
  • (4) Kino-Flo 4-Bank Gaffer Kits
  • Arri 1200watt HMI  par w/ballast
  • Arri 200w Pocket Par HMI w/battery belt
  • 200w Pepper lights (4 lights)
  • 100w Pepper light kit (2 lights)
  • Various Sizes LitePanels
  • Additional 1K, 2K, 650, & 300watt lights available upon request
  • Miscellaneous grip gear including: apple boxes, C-Stands, clamps, dimmers, sandbags

Audio

Without good audio, the best looking footage could be worthless.  Our field audio gear includes:

  • (2) PSC 4-channel mixers
  • Sound Devices 664 mixer
  • (3) Sennheiser boom mics w/PSC boom pole, Zeppelin, and windjammer
  • (6) Lectrosonic Wireless Microphone systems-UHF & VHF, including UHF Diversity kits
  • Sanken, PSC, Countryman, Sony lavalier microphones
  • Beachtek Audio Recorder
  • Pro Tools Edit Suite

Why shoot your video through one company, then take it to another for post-production? We can do it all under one roof in our tricked-out 6,000+ square-foot facility. Shoot in our studio, then saunter across the hall and go right to work in one of our networked and RAID-protected Avid editing suites, with a team of full-time editors and animators at your service. If you can’t stay, we’ll edit the video and post it online for review and revision anywhere, anytime. Our interactive department can also deploy your project on the web or through apps, create online training modules, and more. Meanwhile, you can enjoy the free coffee, snacks, and soft drinks in our lounge, and take a nap.

  • 11 networked, RAID-protected Avid HD editing systems
  • RAID-Protected Final Cut Pro & Adobe Premiere
  • Tape logging station
  • Pro Tools Audio Software
  • Sound-isolated audio booth
  • Graphics suite with PhotoShop, Illustrator, After Effects, 3DS Max and Cinema 4D – Animation Demo
  • DVD and Blu-Ray authoring/mastering station
  • Multiple music and sound effects libraries (10,000+ tracks)
  • Stock footage library
  • Multi-format decks, drives and dub rack
  • DVD/CD duplication equipment
  • 6,000+ square-foot facility
  • Insert studio with chromakey wall, customizable corporate set and various backdrops
  • Large conference room with widescreen monitor
  • High-speed wireless broadband
  • Web-based video approval system
  • Kitchen

Putting on live events can be frightening. But we ain’t scared. We’ll help you plan every detail, from a customized theme and set design…..to the key messages of speakers and visual content…to a dynamic and exciting stage presentation. You’ll find peace and serenity when the same company that produces the content also provides the A/V equipment and crew, and runs the show. We know the event experience is important to your audience. So we make sure everything….staging, lighting, audio, your boss’s teleprompter(!)…..is as good as it possibly can be. If you need to broadcast the event to other locations by satellite or by webcast, we’ll take care of that, too. Beam your presentation, musical performance, seminar, or CEO’s speech live from our studio, your office, or almost any other venue.

Event Demo

We’ve produced events all over the country, in cities including:

  • Orlando
  • Atlanta
  • Charlotte
  • Washington D.C.
  • Philadelphia
  • Chicago
  • Las Vegas
  • St. Louis
  • Memphis
  • Dallas
  • San Diego
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco
  • Nashville

Delivery and Duplication

No matter how cool your video looks, it won’t mean jack if copies aren’t delivered on time or if nothing happens when you push ‘play’.We won’t just hand you a master copy and say ‘good-bye and good luck’. We’ll help to make sure your video gets implemented and plays back correctly, whether you’re showing it once on a live webcast or satellite broadcast, or whether it will play over and over in a museum, a web site, your laptop, or a huge plasma display in your lobby.  If you need physical copies, we’ll make ‘em here…up to 1,000 DVDs at a time. Even Blu-Ray. We’ll design a full-color label and help you choose the best packaging.

On-Line and On-Time

Our online approval system makes it fast and easy for you to view your video from anywhere, at anytime. If you need digital copies, we’ll compress and encode the video using the best codecs and formats for your distribution platform.  We can deliver files digitally to you and directly to TV stations. We know all this technical stuff can be confusing for non-techies, so the bottom line is:  we’ll make sure it looks rights, works right, and plays right, wherever and however you want it to be seen.