Carrie Rengers

Method Productions moves, expands in Old Town

Jacque Waite, left, and Method Productions partners Gabe Juhnke, Rik Dubiel and Luis Rodriguez are expanding into new Old Town space and formalizing a few services they offer in addition to video production.
Jacque Waite, left, and Method Productions partners Gabe Juhnke, Rik Dubiel and Luis Rodriguez are expanding into new Old Town space and formalizing a few services they offer in addition to video production. The Wichita Eagle

The partners at Method Productions are expanding and formalizing a few things they offer.

Rik Dubiel, Gabe Juhnke and Luis Rodriguez have been doing video production together for about eight years, though they formed a company only four years ago with an office at 140 N. Mead, a space that Uniquities is now expanding into.

Method Productions is expanding into 2,600 square feet at 230 N. Mosley, which is just east of the police station in Old Town.

“We decided to step up our game and scale up because this is what we really wanted to do forever,” Rodriguez says.

“We wear multiple hats, all of us.”

In addition to videos, they do commercial photography and some graphic design and Web development.

Commercial photographer Jacque Waite is on staff to do professional portraits and product photos, but she also has Jacque Waite Inc. and does portrait photography for families.

Method Productions focuses on business-to-business work, and it has continued to add new services through the years.

“We took on those jobs organically before,” Rodriguez says of work beyond videos.

He says he and his partners are interested in formalizing that work because clients seem to like a one-stop shop for some of the core things their businesses need.

For instance, Rodriguez says he knows of companies that perhaps want help making certain parts of their businesses more polished, but they wind up spending something like $6,000 on power-point presentations.

“That’s crazy.”

Rodriguez says he and his partners have focused on perfecting their business model to help small and medium-size companies.

“We recognize there’s a size of company that’s under served in video production.”

He says some companies have found it difficult to get good videos for less than $10,000.

“We’ve got a market that’s being missed,” Rodriguez says. “These are people that need our services, and their budgets are south of $5,000 sometimes.”

Rodriguez says he and his partners like Old Town not only for its central location but also for what he calls its creative, entrepreneurial energy and vibe.

“It’s been a lot of fun,” he says of the work. “We kind of want to ramp it up a little bit.”

Carrie Rengers: 316-268-6340, @CarrieRengers

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