Here is what our clients are saying about us.
I had a very relaxed afternoon at David Laks' studio, which feels more like a living room…but you can record drums!
Davids’ musical savvy and his understanding of the equipment makes the process smooth …. which always promotes spontaneity and creativity .
And how many studios have a built in harmonica player?
The Lovin' Spoonful
Absolutely, anyone I know looking for a video shoot gets David’s contact first. He was, not only super competent, but super patient,
worked very easily and well with myself and two associates, printed his own edits to us first BUT (and this is the important part when
working with anyone in creative services) he had absolutely no ego in what he preferred and easily with a smile changed anything to
the way we preferred it. However, since most of the edits and structure he came up with were right on, there was not that much tweaking
to be done.
There was absolutely no creative tension, no pulling his way or resisting what I wanted to do. It was pure pleasantness. At some point,
I said to him, “You remind me of myself when I was young and did things like this, working for other people because I was the same way,
there was no limit to what I would do when asked and no resistance to what the client wanted done, either in the shoot or in the edit process.’
David is super sweet and “The way to go in Video”
(The Band, Woodstock Festival, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin)
Aside from the fact that David Laks is one of the most talented people I know, he is the ultimate professional and the kind of gentleman we rarely encounter
these days. His company, David Laks Productions, reflects those qualities. Working there and bringing productions to fruition is always a delightful collaborative
experience and the results speak for themselves.
I for one am happy and proud to call David a friend and colleague.
—Hank Neimark, TV Director.
Working with you was fun, upbeat, productive, and a totally professional experience on all levels!
A great facility to have here in the Hudson Valley.
Looking forward to the next project with you David!!
We have shot and/or edited over 15 medical videos in collaboration with David Laks Productions. David and his film crew have always been very professional and easy to work with. David is also a very talented editor who is results oriented. Whenever we have run up against a challenge, he has successfully found a solution that works well. He has also always been amenable to working fast when timelines are tight. In summary, it has always been a pleasure to work with David Laks productions and we plan to continue using them for our videotaping needs.
Dr. Paul Michael Ramirez
President & CEO
CNS Ratings, LLC
Kingston, New York
The magic of David Laks permeates throughout his video/music/recording/rehearsal/editing studio.
He is the "Man" and this is the "Place"
Sandy Shurin Acting Studios
Musicians experience music as a series of notes. And truly, live audiences respond to sound-waves moving over and around them—but an audio recording ignores the fact that we take in most of the world through our eyes. Why not make your recording audio-visual to give people a more complete facsimile?
David Laks recently invited me to his new video production “theater” nestled in a beautiful part of New York’s Catskills. We talked; we walked; we spoke in depth about our musical aspirations. I had just written a song with time-related social significance, and so along a trail to an idyllic pond I made the decision with David, to jump right in...to a video production.
Two weeks later David completed the production of “Resist! Resist,” and to my amazement two weeks after that we have reached over 6000 listeners, and it’s rising. David functioned as the video director, editor, and principal camera operator on this three camera shoot.
The total cost of my production was a modest fraction of what a CD costs. Sure it’s just one song, but it has reached more people than any of my five CDs, and that one song, shot live, packs in more excitement.
This was my second such experience, and the better one because of David’s flexibility and optimistic enthusiasm. Soft-spoken and well-spoken, he exudes confidence in the project the artist and his own talent. He dove in just like I dove in.
The experience reminded me of a poem I love by Marge Piercy: “The people I love the best/ jump into work head first...they seem to become natives of that element.” (“To Be of Use” by Marge Piercy)
I loved working with David, a native of that element because he transformed my band and I into natives of that element.
Now that I’ve been submerged, I can assure you: I’ll be back for more, and I’ll jump in head first again. Why not, now that I’ve experienced the value of video and the value of David’s work.
As a Project Manager for an exterior home remodeling company, Xterior Solutions, I have had the opportunity see David Laks create high impact video for a variety of purposes for our business from beginning to end. He has created a diverse array of videos: he has shot high resolution drone footage of our roofing projects, he has recorded time lapse videos of vinyl siding, compiled informational presentations for our customers, and he has edited video testimonials from our own customers. All of his projects have had a few things in common: the finished product is always completed on time, has an impactful look, and achieves our vision. He has done this time and time again and I ascribe his consistency and success to his listening skills and his attention to detail. He listens to what we want and always delivers!
Project Manager, Xterior Solutions
Thanks for everything you did. You were professional and accomplished the most possible in the least amount of time. I am very glad you found working with me was a worthwhile experience. I could not be more pleased.
TV show producer
Dear David .. I’m writing in gratitude for your wonderful help and support. Your patient guidance has led this senior from wondering what a "recording device” is to acquiring one [with your good recommendation] and actually beginning my story recording project. Your calm, encouraging and thoughtful presence has taken my jitters away. I’m now excited at the realization that my project can/will manifest.
Thank you from my heart.
I couldn't let another day go by without letting you know how much we appreciated our David Laks Video production!
It was well received and was a significant part of "exceeded expectations"!
Thank you again for all that you are and all you do!
MACCA - President 2020
As a drummer/producer, I've had the pleasure of bringing two of my projects to this studio ~ An absolutely wonderful experience!
Many thanks. The aerial photos are really nice. In-fact … Beautiful!
Sotheby’s International Realty
What a pleasure it has been to work on multiple music projects with David. Professional, focused, and creative. Really knows his craft. Highly recommended for an excellent experience!
Tim & Barbie Tuttle
Music From Ground Zero
David, the love, care and commitment you have showed to me and my project has been inspirational. Your attention to detail and your willingness to take the extra steps have shown me that the efforts I made to create and deliver Funny HAHA were worthwhile. Thanks for your time and extraordinary efforts on my behalf. It is because of you that others may gain value from the issues I raised and the insights delivered. Thanks, brother.
We had the most amazing experience at David Laks studio last night ! He thought of every thing . It was so relaxing and and easy to be in the space! Just an all around cool and wonderful experience . Can’t wait to go back!
David did an aerial photo shoot for a high end listing, the photos were great, he has first rate equipment and is a skilled photographer, I highly recommend David Laks Videography"
Real Estate Salesperson Woodstock, NY