Maude Productions Captures Arthur Murray Magic
Their District Showcase Montage is currently our favorite thing on the internet, and the next time they show up, there will be a new one.
And in record time.
Maude Productions have gradually become the go-to photo and video company for many Arthur Murray events, and we decided to find out the whole story.
AML: When did Maude Productions get started?
MP: We started this crazy adventure in the summer of 2012, so just over 4 years ago
AML: Who are the key people on the Maude Productions team, and what are their roles?
Owner and Lead Videographer. Tyler is the mastermind behind all of the amazing Montages we create-which really sets us apart from others in our field.
Owner and Lead Photographer. With over eight years of experience in ballroom photography, Taryn really cares about capturing the art of dancing in each individual she shoots, and we think her work speaks for itself!
Owner and Production Manager. Heather is the one running the show-from representing Maude Productions and taking care of each student’s individual needs to behind-the-scenes managing a crew of 8-28 people & making sure things run smoothly, she’s making it all happen.
We also have crew of some amazing staff that come to most events with us. They Include Nicole (Supervisor), Michaela, (Production Assistant), and Kurtis (Photographer). We wouldn’t be where we are without them.
AML: When did your team first come in contact with Arthur Murray?
MP: Tyler and Taryn grew up around ballroom dancing and both had previous experience in their fields. Then Tyler married Heather, and the trio was born! Ever since our first event over four years ago at a small showcase in Southern California, the response from students and staff has been amazing. With our quality, reliability, and great customer service, we kept getting contacted to do more and more AM events, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! We love working with Arthur Murray because everyone involved is so happy, excited and kind! Maude Pro is now doing most DORs around the country, along with multiple regional showcases.
AML: OK, so that montage of the District Showcase is our favorite thing on the internet right now. Without revealing too much, how are you able to get those done so quickly?
MP: We could say good planning and storyboarding, but the truth is, Tyler is INSANE. He does whatever it takes to make it happen. And the many years in the industry filming and editing definitely helps ;)
AML: What can a dance event organizer expect from your team if you're working their event?
MP: An event organizer can expect the following from the Maude Pro Team -
FRIENDLY STAFF- We want everyone to be happy and satisfied, and our staff is specifically trained for this.
QUALITY VIDEOS & PHOTOS- We take pride in our work, and we keep up with the industry, so you get the highest quality photos and HD videos.
RELIABLE SERVICES- We care so much about providing reliable services for the students and staff at every event, and we do everything in our power to make that happen. It is technology we're talking about, so things can happen, but we will always make it right and take care of our customers.
SOMETHING DIFFERENT- Whether it’s our unique montage, our HD videos, our quick and friendly service, or our beautiful photos (and the fact that the digital copies are included in the photo price), we have a lot to offer, and we want everyone to leave feeling that they were well taken care of.
AML: OK, outside of your camera, what is the next thing you absolutely can't live without on a dance event assignment?
MP: A good announcer! Seriously, we think the announcer has such an essential role in keeping the day on or ahead of schedule, helping everyone feel good, and making sure everyone knows what’s going on!
AML: What other types of work do you guys do besides the Arthur Murray events?
MP: Tyler and Heather have quite a few projects going on together. They have a successful wedding video/photo company, Paper Bird Weddings (paperbirdweddings.com), and Tyler does a lot of freelance advertising and creative work. He’s recently done some work with Yahoo, Intel, Reggie Watts, and Kate Nash. Taryn is finishing up her photography degree right now and doing freelance work on the side. She’s currently preparing a big Jerusalem trip for a gallery project she’s working on.
With a team of great people, and with a knack for dance events, it's no wonder that Maude Pro is in high demand. We encourage you to visit their website and we think you'll find yourself smiling as you watch their work.