How To Solve Problems and Build Teams | Creatives Grab Coffee 39

Welcome to Creatives Grab Coffee, a podcast on the business of video production, hosted by Dario Nouri and Kyrill Lazarov from Lapse Productions.

Our goal is to make the video production industry smaller by creating a sense of community. Whether you are a creative, an entrepreneur, or a professional, there is knowledge for you to learn. Join us as we have industry professionals from around the world come on the show and share their insights on the industry and business. Welcome to Creatives Grab Coffee. Welcome to Video Production.

Today we welcome Tim Hedberg from Motivo Media. Tim is our very FIRST guest from the US. Motivo Media is a Seattle based creative agency that trasforms their clients’ messages into thoughtful media with an impact.


  • 00:00 – Intro
  • 02:32 – Running a video production company remotely
  • 06:25 – Balancing teams of contractors
  • 07:56 – Seattle’s video production market
  • 11:30 – Practising good communication with your collaborators
  • 14:05 – Dealing with budgets in Toronto vs American markets
  • 15:45 – Take an educational approach with your clients
  • 17:49 – Budgets: sometimes it’s more than the money
  • 22:28 – Content formats vary by location and creative trends
  • 24:35 – Break into different networks to diversify projects
  • 28:05 – Budget challenges with Canadian divisions of American companies
  • 31:16 – Outsourcing local crew vs. flying out to projects
  • 35:51 – Travel stories with gear
  • 39:40 – Being adaptable when shoots don’t go according to plan
  • 41:30 – Recognise the ‘knowledge gap’ you have
  • 44:00 – Work with teams that you can trust and rely on
  • 44:52 – Importance of having reliable post-production team
  • 46:54 – Teaming with people who are uniquely excited about what you get to offer them
  • 48:08 – Getting started in the industry
  • 50:25 – Tim’s background
  • 58:40 – Taking a step back to figure out your purpose
  • 1:03:44 – Outro

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