We are: The Library Studio

Behind-the-scenes. Short Docs. Interviews.

Based in
Dallas, TX

Behind the camera and in the edit room.

Let's go behind the scenes and tell the story that no one sees. What makes you tick? Who's behind your work? What's your mission? Well, our mission is to tell that story and we've done that by helping nonprofits raise millions of dollars and working on films that have been seen by millions more people.

We can draw compelling stories from people and have a talent for trimming interviews. We approach every project by listening, learning, and problem-solving to find a creative solution.

Our team specializes in shooting and editing documentaries, behind-the-scenes, interviews, events, and unscripted stories.

Matthew Q.

Nelson

I've worked as a director, dp, and editor for more than a decade. Conducting hundreds of interviews, operating cameras, and pulling out the best stories in the edit room. I’m available for work shooting docs, interviews, BTS, and editing unscripted stories. I've worked on projects for Highland Homes, Qualcomm, Toyota, Sawyer, GoFundMe, San Diego Rescue Mission, and many others.

http://matthewqnelson.com

Hannah R.

Nelson

When I was child I was a frequent liar so now I am a great storyteller. I do not view the world the way most do so I became good at asking the questions nobody is going to ask. My “lack of filter” has helped in getting honest answers and raw moments. I work with Matthew to help him navigate each new video project and film and run all of the business and operations side of things at our studio. I’m currently writing several different books.

Just a few nonprofits and brands we've worked with.

AMOR

A nonprofit that builds homes alongside families in Mexico, South Africa, and Europe.

Sawyer

An outdoor company dedicated to bringing clean water all over the world.

San Diego Rescue Mission

A nonprofit organization bringing life change to the homeless in San Diego.

HiGHLAND HOMES

One of the largest home builders in Dallas, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas.

GoFundMe, Editor - Directed by: Sammy DeGuido

Explore our work.

Questions:

What's the process?

Step 1: Workshop
We start every new client by having a 1-2 hour workshop with you or your team. A few days after we meet we will pitch you the idea for your video or videos complete with; interview questions, shot list, tone, and production cost.

Step 2: Production
After the project has been green-lit, we will schedule shoot days and assemble the crew needed for the project. We are an all-hands-on-deck kind of team when we work on location and collaborate with our clients.

Step 3: Post-Production
This is where all of our hard work comes together and we start building out your video or film. Before we start the edit, we will provide you with the interview transcripts and work with you to highlight any specific moments from the interviews. From there we will begin to do the heavy lifting of building out your video or film.

Step 4: Deliver
We will send you a Frame.io link where you can make notes and mention any changes you want to the video. We typically do three rounds of corrections and then will send you a link to download the final cut of the video.

What's the cost?

The cost will depend on what you are looking to create. 

Let us know your budget and we can talk through different options.

If you need consistent video services, reach out to us about a retainer.

Can I hire you for a production or as an editor?

Matthew has experience working on set and as an editor. Reach out to us about filling any of these roles.

Documentary Director
Documentary DP
Documentary / Commercial Editor or Colorist


If you need consistent video services, reach out to us about a retainer.

What gear do you own?

CAMERAS
CANON EOS C70
BLACKMAGIC 6k PRO
BLACKMAGIC BMPCC 4k
CORE VMOUNT BATTERIES x3

LENSES
SIGMA ART 18-35  1.8
SIGMA ART 28 1.4
SIGMA ART 50  1.4
PANASONIC LEICA 15  1.7 MFT
PANASONIC LEICA 8-18  2.8 MFT

AUDIO
SENNHEISER ME64
SENNHEISER ME66
SENNHEISER ME67
SANKEN COS 11D
RODE LINK LAV WIRELESS
SENNHESIER XSW-D
ZOOM F6 32 BIT RECORDER


LIGHTING
APUTURE 300D MARK II
LIGHT DOME II
LANTERN

MEDIA / SWITCHER
ANGELBIRD AV PRO CF 256GB x2
1TB SAMSUNG SSD T5
ATEM MINI PRO ISO
BLACKMAGIC DESIGN VIDEO ASSIST 5" 12G

TRIPODS / MONOPOD / C STANDS / EASY RIG MINI MAX

Editing, organizational,
‍and color workflows for:

Final Cut Pro

DaVinci Resolve

Adobe Premiere

Frame.io

Avid Media Composer

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