Dakota Video & Post is a video post production facility located in Sioux Falls, SD that specializes in creating proprietary TV advertising content for vertical markets, primarily automotive and educational. It was founded in 1995 when Curt and Julie Friesen purchased the assets of Dakota Teleproductions from William Green. During this time, Dakota Video served mainly as a post-production facility for several local ad agencies, providing videography, editing, graphics, and special effects.
In 1999, Dakota Video launched a website that allowed automotive dealers to preview commercials available for purchase. Hoping to prove the old adage, “seeing is believing,” the goal of the website was to eliminate guesswork for dealers in the market for new advertising by simply letting them choose which spots they liked best. Though it began with just 20 spots, the website has since grown to include over 500 spots and attracts automotive dealerships from across the country.
Dakota Video expanded beyond automotive advertising when they began working with educational marketing specialist Craft and Associates in 2002 to produce commercials for technical schools and colleges.
Recently, Dakota Video has focused their energy on providing a production solution for cable companies like Comcast, Charter Media, and Time Warner to offer high level, cost effective TV commercials to their automotive clients.
Dakota Video has been involved in national campaigns like Comcast’s 2008 “Support Your Local Auto Dealer” campaign and have been members of the National Alliance of Buy Here Pay Here Dealers (NABD) since its inception in 1999. Dakota Video also regularly attends conferences for the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), as well as the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).
On a local level, Dakota Video has served the Sioux Falls community by lending their services to non-profit organizations like Children’s Home Society, South Dakota Achieve, and Junior Achievement. They have also done work for Sioux Falls area churches, schools, hospitals, and sporting teams.
311 S Minnesota Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104