Boston Video Production, Post Production, and Studio

Charles River Media Group is a Boston video production company and studio that specializes in the services below. Make sure to read up on our history including our origins in Boston and work around the world, check out our team, and watch a video all about us. Discover more with the links above and contact us to let us know how we can help you.

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Pre-Production

Consultation. Branding. Design. Our producers and project managers will work with you every step of the way from vision to script writing to implementation.

Color Grading

We have a dedicated color grading suite with a mac pro, Davinci Resolve, Tangent panels, and a 4K playback monitor. Elevate the overall look of your videos. Watch our color reels here.

5K Production

Game of Thrones. Avengers. Star Trek. All these movies were “shot on Red” and our Red Epic camera allows us to film in resolutions up to 5K. Check out our case studies.

Studio

Our studio in Newton Center, MA is a great space for photo shoots, interviews, music videos, and everything in between. It is available to rent at an affordable price. Learn about our studio.

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Post-Production

We utilize Adobe’s Creative Cloud Suite on our state-of-the-art Mac Pro and our 5K Retina iMacs to create visually precise and stunning videos. Watch our work.

Agency Support

We work extensively with agencies of all sizes to assist in the production and post-production of a wide variety of projects for their clients. Read more about our corporate work.

Featured Video

Welcome to Charles River Media Group! We specialize in production and post-production services including corporate communications, television commercials, streaming live events, political, non-profit, and web videos. We have a great studio, photography, voiceover, and talent services and much more. Watch the Who We Are video on this page or on our vimeo.

OUR TEAM

Don Schechter

Owner and Director

Jaqueline Noack

Project Manager and Editor

Polikseni Manxhari

Lead Talent

 

Bruce Petschek

Director of Photography

 

Dave Bouley

Director of Photography

Fletcher Burns

Gaffer and Key Grip

Nadia de Lemeny

Producer and Stylist

Jon Shedler

Project Manager and Editor

Kassidy Yates

Mascot

Read more about us here.

Get in Touch

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Charles River Media Group

Charles River Media Group
15 Cypress Street STE 208
Newton Center, MA 02459
617.467.5540
info@CharlesRiverMedia.com

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The History of Charles River Media Group 

In the beginning…

In 2003, Charles River Media Group (CRMG) was conceived of by Don Schechter as an organization that would foster the independent film and video community of Boston and bring top-level talent together in order to attract more work to the community as well as increase the overall quality of productions in the area. 

CRMG’s first multi-year endeavor was the creation of hundreds of short informational videos for About.com on topics ranging from computer software to cooking. These videos have garnered millions of worldwide views and took place during the infancy of digital video on the web. It was this early contract that allowed Charles River Media Group to quickly grow. CRMG’s offices were first located in Revere, MA and later Brookline, MA. A studio was built in place of an old boxing gym in Newton Center where CRMG currently maintains an office, editor and colorist workstations, along with a black-box production studio. Quality of production significantly improved when the Red family of cameras was adopted by the organization.

We had the good fortune to be able to provide the 2nd Unit Director and the 2nd Unit Crew for the documentary Transcendent Man. Produced by Ptolemaic and Therapy, Director Barry Ptolemy’s film about inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil went on to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival before it’s release. CRMG also provided the photography that was used for the movie poster and DVD release.

Over time, CRMG’s network matured to include a wide variety of producers, directors of photography, editors, colorists, gaffers, grips, audio engineers, makeup artists, animators, photographers, and voice artists. Charles River Media Group has worked in all aspects of production, post-production, and distribution. Clients have ranged from large corporate entities such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Adobe, New Balance, and Pearson to small businesses who require the production and nationwide distribution of television commercials or company profiles.

With clients like these…

CRMG has worked with agencies such as Weber Shandwick, Mullen & Co., Dixon Davis Media, and CTP Boston, as well as for political campaigns and governmental organizations including Menino for Mayor, Khazei for Senate, Congressman Delahunt’s Office, The Massachusetts School Building Authority, and Congressman Barney Frank. CRMG’s work has been seen on many television programs including those on ESPN, NHK, NBC, and The Oprah Winfrey Network.

Ongoing…

CRMG has an ongoing and mulit-year relationship with ACP Decisions, a non-profit foundation assisting families and patients with video support tools. CRMG has filmed hundreds of videos in dozens of languages and twice travelled to Hawaii.

Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding is one of CRMG’s favorite and most high profile yearly projects. Hasty contacted us after hearing about our multi-year filming of the shows of the Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players. Since 2009, Charles River Media Group has worked with Hasty Pudding to film the roasts of the Man of the Year and the Woman of the Year (along with the Hasty Pudding Theatrical Performances).

Celebrities we have filmed include Renée Zellweger, Justin Timberlake, Anne Hathaway, Kiefer Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Jay Leno, Claire Danes,  Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Helen Mirren, Chris Pratt, Kerry Washington, Neil Patrick Harris, Marion Cotilard, and Amy Poehler. For 2017’s events with Octavia Spencer and Ryan Reynolds, we added a webcast with our live streaming services to our production work.

Case Studies…

To read more about our work with the celebrities of the Hasty Pudding, the production of television commercials, coverage in the Associate Press, or a behind the scenes look with our crew, check out our case studies.

What we can do for you…

Whether it’s a corporate or non-profit profile or communication, television commercial production or placement on a network, live-streaming event, performance, music video, documentary, photography,  studio rental, or crew assistance that you are looking for, please get in touch