Our Story

Our Story, Video Crews throughout the United States

We shoot video! Not just video, but great video at the highest level. Need a gorgeous feature, high end interview, beautiful b-roll and color? We’re the ones to Go To!

What do we do?

We shoot features for the Super Bowl, interviews for Dateline NBC, shows for HGTV and pieces for corporate clients like American Express. Are we too big for your shoot? Absolutely not! The Super Bowl doesn’t happen everyday, but we can make your shoot look like a feature with a star athlete or Network news anchor. They’re all big and important to us.

We care.

Go To Team crews do more than just shoot content. We care about the subjects we cover. Our crews assist producers and editors by lending their creativity behind the lens and with their expertise in lighting.

We execute your vision.

We think about the story from a visual perspective and help our clients tell that story. Every shoot tells a story. We’re passionate about your story every time with every crew and on every shoot no matter when or where it is.

We’re not a crewing company.

Go To Team crews are STAFF. We find developing cameramen, build them through our one of a kind Federally Accredited Apprenticeship program, support them with elite training and equipment and then place them strategically throughout the country to service our clients.  Every DP/Cameraman has been through our 12 month apprenticeship and comes out of it ready to shoot for any and all clients. They not only understand the technical part of shooting and how the gear works, but their eye has been further trained along with the adept skills needed to handle themselves and other crew members on any set.

Our Apprenticeship

How did we build a unique business like Go To Team? 

Go To Team was founded in October 1997 after recognizing there was a shortage of good organized camera crews in the smaller markets outside Atlanta. Go To Team was created to fill this niche in the Southeast video crew market. The goal was to provide high quality video crews in local markets throughout the southeast. So we positioned the corporate office in Charleston, SC while our 1st Director of Photography remained centrally based in of Columbia, SC. This gave Go To Team the advantage of reaching several mid-sized cities.

By simply offering the highest standard of quality, best equipment and a great attitude, following the motto “Do Whatever It Takes”, Go To Team quickly gained the attention of national media networks and other clients. The turning point came after covering the Monica Lewinsky Story; we knew it was time to build.

Go To Team purchased several sets of identical gear and set out to offer the same quality in multiple markets. By positioning STAFF cameramen in key cities, Go To Team could offer camera crews in different local markets.

Clients became repeat customers because they only had to make one call, providing them access to a variety of cameraman’s schedules, the ability to benefit from local resources and confidence that they will be met on location with the same gear and professional attitude from each of our STAFF video crews.

The future.

Go To Team remains focused on the ultimate goal – continue to provide high-end clients with Elite video crews throughout the United States.