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You need video + photo to reach & engage people.

You don’t need a huge production to bring it all together.

briana snyder and max spang in knack creative's downtown dayton offices
“Don't settle for style. Succeed in substance.”

~ Wynton Marsalis

We’re Knack Video & Photo. We help you tell your story.

Our specialty is a documentary approach that brings authenticity, emotion and substance to the message you have to share. We interview, film and photograph your people and capture imagery of your space or setting, so that you can give the people you want to reach a look behind the curtain of your organization – to help them feel more connected to your cause, moved by your purpose, and called to action.

We work lean and make it easy. We give you finished videos and photos that look and feel amazing and that you will be so excited to share.

We work with:
purpose-driven businesses & organizations | non-profits from community-centered to arts-focused | other causes & campaigns

We help you tell your story. We know you don’t get in front of the camera every day. We get that. We guide the experience so it feels natural and easy, but we’re still shaping the details along the way so everyone looks and sounds their best.

Max Spang

Partner/Video Manager

At a very early age, Max used a video camera to document his friends and family and hasn’t stopped since. His super power is interviewing people, especially those who think they “are no good on camera,” and allowing for them to share their real, honest story naturally and organically. In the past 12+ years of his professional career, he has produced a wide range of video work, but nothing makes him as happy as producing documentaries and telling true stories of fascinating people.

Briana Snyder

Partner/Photography Manager

In over 12 years as a photographer, Briana has worked in just about every genre of photography. Her favorite moments are when people who thought they weren’t photogenic (or that their office isn’t ‘fancy’ enough, or that their factory is too dirty to photograph) see their final images and say, ‘You made us look so good!’  She received her B.A. from the University of Dayton in 2009 and her M.A. in International and Comparative Policies from Wright State University in 2017, and loves nothing more than when her political interests get to intersect with her passion for storytelling.

Video

–  for your branding or marketing videos

– team, employee or event videos

– client or cause testimonial videos

 

Imagine your video & photo shoot like a mini-documentary in your space or setting. Max, Briana, and sometimes a few assistants will be on your location guiding the process. We don’t come in with a big production. We like to keep it feeling light and less intimidating. We interview your people with conversation uncovering your story, not rigid scripts. We also capture the people and space behind the scenes.

 

Photo

– for your printed collateral

– on your website and social media

– headshots and group shots

 

While we love capturing photography during your video shoot (getting all the details, space, setting), we can also schedule a separate photo shoot for your specific needs. Photos crafted with the right guidance will feel more natural, look amazing and become your new favorites.

Ready to connect?

Find out if we’re a fit for your next video + photo project.