Capital Films is a full-service video production house based in Austin, Texas that works with Agencies, Marketing Directors, and Businesses of all sizes to create compelling Documentary Films and Branded Content that aligns with your brand’s values to capture your audience’s attention.
Concept & Pre-Production
Post-Production & Editing
Deliverables & Distribution
What’s Your Story?
Blending traditional filmmaking with commercial video production.
”Ryan is incredibly passionate about storytelling and has a cinematic eye and skillset. As a producer myself, I have hired him to shoot for me on multiple occasions and he has always surpassed my expectations and ups my production value. He’s incredibly knowledgable about his equipment and how to get the best image. I have also hired him to tell my story and was blown away with the footage he captured! Highly recommend working with Ryan!SavannahProducer, Myrro Media
Creative Director & Cinematographer
My name is Ryan Dowling and I am a Documentary Filmmaker based out of Austin, TX. I have experience producing videos for small businesses, personal brands, and artists as well as directing and shooting my own feature documentary that is currently being distributed worldwide.
My passion for film grew when I realized I could tell powerful stories through a visual medium.
This art form allows me to express my creativity in a way that helps brands get their message across in a unique way. I’ve been able to direct productions for small companies while connecting with a network of talented creatives through the process. Being able to take someone’s vision and turn it into a tangible item is what keeps me coming back for more.
I am a proud Veteran as well and Firefighter in the Austin area. Owning a Production Company allows me to express my art and help people along the way.
“An amazing and creative videographer who has done a lot of work for me. Always a pleasure.”Sam MytelkaCPA, Mytelka Financial
Frequently Asked Questions
We have packages starting at 5 minute and going up to 10 minutes. We can also accommodate any length if requested up to feature-length projects.
We have a brochure that outlines exactly what services we offer with pricing and a breakdown of deliverables and assets that are included. When you submit through the contact form you will receive a brochure. If you are inquiring about crew rates we have a day rate but can usually accommodate for the budget of the project.
We charge 50% up front to get started and 50% when we deliver your film.
After production is complete we give ourselves up to 6 weeks to deliver the product. Most of the time we get the film delivered much sooner than that.
We advise you to distribute the film on social media platforms like Facebook, IG, and Youtube as well as using it as an asset on your website or utilizing it to run paid ad campaigns. We can also advise on short documentary film festival submissions. If you have a media outlet that is wanting to distribute then we can also license the film to broadcasting networks.
We provide 10-15 high quality images derived from screenshots or still photography taken during our production. We also deliver a film poster that includes graphic titles and color grading. You can use these assets to promote your film.
Absolutely! We can film most anything you have in mind.
Absolutely! We know that the full story can’t always be told with one film. There can be multiple layers and sub-stories within the umbrella. We offer an Episodic Docu-Series that brings together the whole story.
Yes! We allow 1 revision utilizing a software called Frame.io where you can make timestamped revisions. We can make any changes you have requested and will send you back the product. Any additional revisions will incur a $300 charge as it takes time to re-edit, change music, and export files.