Cinematographers. Filmmakers. Storytellers.
Hi I'm Mark Crews! I started making videos around my neighborhood with my friends on an old VHS camcorder. My first job was The Video Center, a local video rental store, where I had LOTS of time to watch movies and fall in love with visual storytelling. Then off to college, while studying communications at ECU, I started DJing and won the 1999 NC Da Skillz DJ Contest. That was fun!
Fast forward and Finished Works made it's debut into the industry in 1995, techniques have transformed, and so have the mediums which are used, but our creative flair and eye for the extraordinary remains. An unrivaled level of experience, which goes hand-in-hand with our prized standard of video production.
With the emergence of on-demand platforms, it has never been more crucial to stray from the beaten path. Who wants to spend weeks carefully curating a creative ad, only to be met with the trigger-happy ‘skip ad’ button?
Our goal is to captivate your audiences, so they forget about what they were doing before stumbling upon your video. Enticing all senses, leaving your audiences feeling enthralled. We all have that one advert which we will always remember – it is often a feeling of nostalgia, but it hits home and strikes emotivity. Our mission is to help your video become that one.
Now, you may be wondering “But Finished Works, how can you help ME?” Well, the answer is simple! We are intentionally different. Cutting-edge techniques. Revolutionary methods. Innovative procedures. We push the boundaries of impactful media creation, which has led to 72.3 million sets of eyes seeing our content.
That’s right, we have captured the attention of almost 1% of the planet’s population! We know the secret formula for achieving that all-important viral content, having grown some of our clients’ Facebook pages by a staggering 1000%! With over 25 years of experience, we have worked with clients of all scopes. Nothing is too ‘out there’… well, almost!
From nationally syndicated television programs to local businesses looking to get their story known we emphasis on making the process fun for all involved. We are lucky enough to have experienced the beauty of the world through our videography work, having traveled globally to meet the needs of our clients. From the far corners of the US, to right here in Raleigh, North Carolina, we would love to create a bespoke cinematic masterpiece, to capture eyes everywhere.
Brands, agencies, small businesses, startups, corporations, and nonprofits are our typical customers but if you have a project we would love to see if we can work together to make it a reality.
To engage viewers, a video must create an experience through sight and sound. We strive to create an enjoyable experience for our clients – beginning to end – on every project.
Videos are important to us as storytellers, they show us places we have not been before, they make us laugh or cry, they inform and educate you. Simply put: we make videos and video helps people.
Since making our debut into the industry in 1995, techniques have transformed, and so have the mediums which are used, but our creative flair and eye for the extraordinary remains. An unrivaled level of experience, which goes hand-in-hand with our prized standard of video production.
Awards & Story
Started company in Eastern North Carolina
Began producing 2 national syndicated televisions shows
Started statewide natural history series
Produced the 100 year anniversary documentary for the North Carolina State Parks system
Created viral videos that reach 25 million views
Produced the 200 year anniversary for the North
Carolina Supreme Court System
UpCity Award of Excellence For Production Companies