About Us

Team Vive

We are here to help bring your vision to life in a new and exciting way.

Whether your next project is big or small, local or international, our team has the experience and flexibility to make it come to life. And we have a process that provides structure and transparency to keep your project moving.

Matt Coda

Founder/Director of Photography/Editor

Matt Coda is the founder and creative director at Vive Media.  An entrepreneur, artist, businessman, and College of Charleston graduate, Matt’s unique background and skill set have helped him combine his passions with business.  When Matt isn’t filming or editing videos, you’ll find him outdoors…probably on a soccer field.

Simon Fraser

Editor & Producer

Simon Fraser grew up in Denver, Colorado and always wanted to be a movie director from an early age. In 2017, he moved to Charleston, South Carolina and committed himself to producing videos full time. Simon is passionate about educating entrepreneurs, and he loves to read, write, and run when he’s not making videos.

Jake Newton

Videographer & Editor

Jake Newton is a Clemson native who got his start as a videographer working for Clemson Football.  Jake’s pastimes include wakeboarding, wake surfing, and fishing. Whether he is assisting on a shoot or leading the charge himself, Jake brings an enormous amount of talent and positivity to every endeavor.

Our Process

``Making the right video, the first time, on schedule.``

Setting Expectations

The first steps of every project are listening, asking questions, drinking coffee, and more listening.  Once we learn a client’s needs, we are able to create realistic proposals which detail the project’s deliverables, timeline, and responsibilities.  These details are important from the start, because we want to make sure that everyone is on the same page.  If a client decides to move forward, then all parties sign a formal agreement, and the client makes a deposit.

Pre-Production

Pre-Production (Pre-Pro) involves creating shot lists, schedules, and storyboards; hiring talent; and choosing a soundtrack. This step in the process varies widely from project to project depending on the scope of work. In general, it involves bringing the team together to brainstorm creative ideas, sharing those ideas with the client, getting the client’s input/feedback, and then refining those ideas into a story. Again, it is important that everyone is on the same page. We encourage collaboration, and we require that clients approve the pre-production plans before we move forward with filming.

Filming

During the days we are filming, we follow our plan and the schedule we created in pre-production. We leave plenty of room for improvisation and capturing spontaneous things, but we have a blueprint to keep us on track. Further, we use some of the best gear on every shoot—whether we are filming from the sky, on the ground, or in the water. More important than the gear, though, is the experience we bring to using it.

Post-Production

Once we wrap filming, we begin editing the video/s right away. We edit the first version of each video according to the plan we created collaboratively during pre-production. Ideally, the first version of the video we deliver to a client will be pretty close to what they want the end product to be. Sometimes that first version is perfect, but more often than not our clients have revisions they would like us to make. We encourage attention to detail and use a video review platform, called Wipster, that makes it simple for clients to leave their feedback and request edits. Through Wipster’s platform, we go back and forth getting feedback and uploading new versions until the video is perfect. Once the client signs off on the video, they can also download it directly through Wipster.

Feedback

After every project wraps up, we ask for our clients’ honest feedback on what they liked and disliked about working with us. We strive to always be improving and learning so that we can better serve our clients’ needs. If we decide to work together, please let us buy you a coffee after our project so we can learn how to better serve you and our other clients in the future!