What We're About

creative illusions Productions is a full service professional video production company based in the Raleigh and Durham area of North Carolina

creative illusions Productions - View from the studio

Where we are

Our studio is about 20 minutes from RTP, although we’re anywhere the job takes us. From a mine in British Columbia to a university in NM to a soybean field in Pantego, NC, we provide professional video production services specifically designed to deliver your information and generate results while staying within your budget.

Wonder why we’d be hired to shoot video in BC or NM when they obviously have local production companies? Cost. We’re generally more cost effective, even with the travel factor added in. It’s our business model.

What we do

But don’t let the country location fool you. We’ve shot and produced video projects all over the world for individuals, small businesses and Fortune 100 companies. For 19 years we were the in-house production company for BellSouth’s Corporate Headquarters in Atlanta.

We want to understand your business, your goals, and your products so that we can deliver the perfect creative solution.

Shooting in Chicago - These guys stopped by.
We're a hoot!

What we're like

Aside from the fact that we started in the 90’s to provide an alternative to the typical wasteful, inefficient production model – there are other areas where we stand out. We’re extremely easy to work with! We love what we do, and you’ll see that when we’re working with you. We have a lot of fun, but in a ‘professional’ sort of way.

We also dive into our client’s industry and world. We try to develop a great understanding of what you do, so that we can create a video that feels like you.

Who is creative illusions?

Kim checking train schedules. Gotta get that shot!

KIM BRAME

Producer/Director

Kim is our main producer/director. Kim has a gift for putting people at ease in front of the camera so their message comes across as unrehearsed, confident and most importantly – sincere. This ability allows creative illusions to deliver real messaging from real people as easily as with paid talent. She has directed and produced LIVE broadcast productions, webcasts, training and marketing tools and commercials both for TV & Internet.

Her favorite movie of all time is ‘The Wizard of Oz’. She collects all things related to the Wicked Witch of the West.
We have no idea why.

Taking a break in Portland.

STEVE BRAME

Rich Media Director/Whatever Kim Tells Him to Be

Starting out as a firefighter/paramedic, then owning a landscaping company which led(somehow) to a degree in Information Technology, Steve is on his 4th career. With that IT background, Steve was the obvious choice to oversee the technical aspects of the company. Since the vast majority of our projects are produced for web delivery, that’s Steve’s main job as Rich Media Director – making sure it works. Originally joining the team to handle web development, the rapidly evolving landscape of digital video production offered many opportunities for skill set expansion.

Plus, if your heart stops, he’s pretty good at CPR.

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