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Let's make movies


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Let's make movies



WHAT DO WE DO?

Cafeteria Films is a production company. And a creative video agency. We make videos for some of the world's biggest companies, usually for the web but sometimes for broadcast.

We're a collection of creatives that try to fill even the most corporate project with distinct aesthetics and self-awareness. We mostly work with big ad agencies and consulting firms to help them make ambitious, scribbled-on-a-napkin storyboards into tangible million-view videos. We understand the corporate world, know how to speak 'b2b', 'innovation' and 'engagement' and we know how to turn your stakeholder needs into videos that people actually want to watch. 

For creative projects, we also function as a hybrid creative agency and production company.  If you want to make something bold and creative but don't know where to start, we can help you figure out the best way to tell your story.

Send us a message at the form at the bottom of the page and let's talk about what you want to make.


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Our Work


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Our Work


What do we do?

We work with some of the world's biggest companies to make creative video spots for broadcast, the internet and whatever other quadrilateral-shaped device will play you a video these days.

Want to see our stuff in action?  Fill out the contact form below and we'll shoot you a private link to our demo reel.

   

 

 

CONCEPTING

There's a story at the heart of every business need, and our team of copywriters and creative directors can help you find it.

   

 

 

PRODUCTION

Lights, camera, coffee. We don't make lean productions, we make smart ones, maximizing budgets and creativity to the get the most production value for the dollar.

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DIRECTING

Finding a great director is hard but finding the right director for your project is even harder. We can pair your project with the right creative voice that can guide your project to great heights.

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EDITING

Most of our team started out in the film business as editors, so we know that's where the real magic happens. Our in-house editing team runs multiple linked workstations, insuring future-proof edits and workhorse reliability.

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COLOR GRADING

From stark shadows to vibrant hair, color speaks before anything is heard. Our in-house color team lives and breathes Davinci Resolve and we can take your footage to the next level.

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ANIMATION & VFX

From animated text to motion tracking, screen replacements to rotoscoping. We know that the difference between an unpolished film and a finished piece is in the details.

 

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Meet the Team


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Meet the Team


This is us.

At least, this is the permanent, full-time employee version of us. Depending on the size and scope of the project, we might take on a specific craftsman or artist from our network of proven creatives that can help best elaborate your vision. If you want to make a project with us, you'll definitely see one of these faces. Or all of them. Lucky you. 

   

 

 

CARLOS DOMINICIS

Owner and Creative Director 

After working in the industry for over a decade, Carlos founded Cafeteria Films in 2010 as an excuse to buy cameras and ignore his day job. Surprisingly, people wanted to pay money for these videos and he got to quit that day job a few months after and buy even better cameras.

   

 

 

NELSON HERNANDEZ

Producer

Off-Broadway steampunk revivalist and Mexican beer enthusiast, Nelson was the second-ever member of Cafeteria Films and still our wild, creative beating heart. Don't tell him that comic books are a lower form of literature.

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DEBI JIMENEZ

Head of Production

Professional photographer and resident bad cop, Debi gets things done. She joined Cafeteria Films in 2013 and likes staying within budget almost as much as she likes snacking.

   

 

 

BRIAN O'LYARYZ

Head of Post Production 

After winning a Suncoast Regional Emmy in 2012, Brian decided it was time to stop horsing around and work for Cafeteria Films. He writes and directs when he's not finding efficiencies in our post-production workflow. He's glad to report that horseplay is now kept to a minimum. 

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Let's Talk


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Let's Talk


SO YOU WANT TO MAKE A VIDEO?

Cool, so do we. We’ll start with a few questions, get to know each other. Understand you, your company, your team, your ideas, your needs and get down to figuring out why you need a video in the first place. Let's start talking, and who knows, maybe we can friends.

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