Traveling freelance DP and owner operator in Minneapolis MN

Travis Johansen

Welcome to Travis Johansen – Minneapolis Freelance DP Services! If you’re seeking a top-notch freelance Director of Photography (DP)  in the Twin Cities, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you need an experienced cinematographer or a skilled videographer for a corporate event, or a versatile camera operator for another visual storytelling project, Travis is a Minneapolis-based freelance cinematographer ready to bring your production to top-tier. With a diverse range of experience since 2012 and competitive rates, he owns a variety of specialty cinema and video gear to bring your creative ideas to life with innovative ideas, precision, and a deep understanding of the local market.  Find out if he’s the perfect DP for your project, view portfolio and sample work, and learn more about how he can meet your unique production requirements.

What he does

Freelance Video Strategist

Over the past decade, Travis has some insight into some strategies that have worked and ones that haven’t. 

So while not every client wants to hire him for his work in video strategy, it’s a service that some clients really find valuable even if just a couple of strategy sessions. 

Think of it like a therapist for your business video production services.

As part of the video strategist services, he will help you:

  • Conduct comprehensive research on your industry, target audience, and competitors.
  • Develop a strategic video content plan, aligning videos with your business objectives and marketing strategy.
  • Create video content roadmaps, including topics, release schedules, and targeting.


Over the years, Travis has honed his craft and expertise, earning the title Director of Photography (DP) at Provid Films, a creative video production company based in Minneapolis. With his keen intuition of storytelling, psychology in action, and strategic vision, he has contributed significantly to the success of numerous projects including international nonprofits, government agencies, Fortune 500’s, manufacturing, software companies, and a personal passion for clean energy companies with a global reach.


I help companies make the world a better place, faster.

Who is Travis?

Get to know Travis.

Crafting content that you can feel it.

That’s what brings Travis to life.

Focused on storytelling and video production as powerful drivers for brand perception, marketing effectiveness, and revenue growth – he believes in a data-driven, results-oriented approach.

It’s not enough to just make something look cool if it doesn’t make a positive impact on your business.

Please feel free to reach out for any questions, clarifications, or further discussions regarding video consulting and potential partnerships.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Travis values quality time with his family, embarking on adventures in their custom Skoolie.

In his backyard, he cultivates multiple gardens with fruits, vegetables, and cut flowers, finding joy in nature and sustainability. 

Making smores around a crackling campfire, or mastering the art of grilling with his wood pellet smoker, holding a home brewed hard cider – or some fancy coffee brewing – all in a day’s work. 


Video Consultant Services

Strategic Planning
  • Conduct comprehensive research on your industry, target audience, and competitors.
  • Develop a strategic video content plan, aligning videos with your business objectives and marketing strategy.
  • Create video content roadmaps, including topics, release schedules, and targeting.
Content Creation
  • Script Writing: Craft compelling video scripts that resonate with your target audience and convey your key messages.
  • Scheduling: Efficiently coordinate video shoots, securing locations, talent, and equipment.
  • Production Roles: Manage all aspects of video production, from directing to lighting and sound.

Camera Crews

  • Lead and supervise video shoots, ensuring that content aligns with the established strategy.
  • Oversee post-production tasks, including editing, sound design, and visual enhancements.
  • Maintain a consistent brand identity throughout the video content.

Performance Tracking

  • Collaborate with your marketing team to measure video performance metrics, such as views, engagement, and click-through rates.
  • Analyze data to gauge the effectiveness of video content in achieving marketing and sales objectives.

Content Optimization

  • Plan and execute adjustments to video content based on performance metrics.
  • Identify opportunities for re-editing and re-releasing content to maximize its value and relevance.

ROI Assessment

  • Partner with your sales team to track the Return on Ad Spend (ROAS) to measure the revenue generated from video advertising campaigns.
  • Use performance data to evaluate the impact of video content on your business’s bottom line.

If you think Travis would be interested in working with your organization, book an appointment and apply today.

Whether it’s a captivating promotional video, an engaging training series, or a heartwarming testimonial piece, Travis has the experience and connections to make the impossible a reality.

Consulting client relationships all start with a discovery call. On the call you’ll dive into details about your organization, your goals and objectives, and explore the process that would be followed to reach your organization’s goals. 

Let’s Get Started:

1) Schedule a Discovery Call

2) Reply to the automated email. (Check your spam folder)

NOTE: Don’t schedule a call if your project is urgent.




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