ABOUT US

Flow Video was founded in September 2016 to provide video marketing services for small and medium size businesses and organizations. We don’t stop with handing over a finished video — we take on the marketing strategy of the video to help you achieve maximum ROI.

Our videos are high quality and emotionally driven, clearly speak your unique message, offer increased brand awareness and support your sales and fundraising efforts.​

We partner with you in a timely and budget friendly fashion to take your business, school or non-profit to the next level.

MEET THE TEAM

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Alex Scharg

Managing Partner

Alex has crafted his love for video with over seven years of experience in journalism. From covering homicides in Lansing to the NBA Finals, his specialty is in discovering and conceptualizing the most important stories and messages that can be maximized through video marketing. He also provides a seamless experience through production, making non-actors feel comfortable with the lights, camera and action. Prior to Flow Video, Alex produced media content for Dan Gilbert and Rock Ventures, Fox Sports Detroit, Cleveland Cavaliers, Spartan Sports Network and WKAR-TV/AM. In his spare time, he volunteers at Kadima, Pro-Literacy Detroit, and several community organizations.

Scott Wasserman

Director of Production, Partner

Scott has been working in the video industry for more than seven years but has been honing his skills for twice as long. His original passion for photography transitioned into a passion for capturing captivating videos and images, which is his main area of focus and expertise during a project. Additionally, he transforms videos into artistic masterpieces in the editing process, creating the most engaging video message for audiences. Some of Scott’s previous experience includes filming everything from NFL athletes and Billboard Top 100 musicians, to rodeos, Michigan State Basketball, and even filming close-ups of Mentos mixed with Diet Coke.

Justin Wedes

Director of Growth

Justin is a digital storyteller and marketing strategist with over a decade of experience in designing and executing high-impact marketing campaigns. He is the co-founder of The Liberati Group, a creative media agency that specialized in digital branding and crowdfunding campaigns for non-profits, cause-based organizations and small businesses, before merging the company into Flow Video. In his (fleeting) spare time, Justin enjoys biking, running, chess, and playing the ’77 Fender Rhodes stage piano to his heart’s delight.

Leigh Maple

Project Manager

Leigh joined Flow Video as communications specialist in the Fall of 2017. With more than 9 years of media experience, Leigh acts as a multi-faceted communication lead for the Flow Video team. Her responsibilities include managing internal and external communication, production management, and is a team lead for clients. In addition to her video and marketing knowledge, Leigh has additional experience in public relations, project management, technical writing, and social media. Prior to Flow Video, she worked for PAC Racing, Peterson Spring, and WXOU-FM. Leigh graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a minor in Media Studies.

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Frank Joseph

Content Manager

Frank was stricken by the raw power of video in 5th grade, when he stumbled upon the invigorating harmony of moving image and sound via Windows Movie Maker. Since then, he not only has become an Apple customer, he has also cultivated his natural instinct to bring more beautiful and concise stories to the screen. A graduate of film from Northwestern University, Frank’s work has screened on US and Israeli television, at festivals and other venues. He has created promotional content for Warner Music, artists Lily and Madeleine, UN Watch, and others, and is excited to embark on the journey with Flow Video.

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Ilyssa Perlman

Business Coordinator

Ilyssa joined the Flow team in 2019 as our business coordinator. She is responsible for arranging initial project meetings, as well as coordinating internal organization and video idea generation. In addition to her work here at Flow, Ilyssa is a passionate baker and runs a home bakery with her grandmother selling custom cakes, breads, and treats for all occasions. In her spare time, you can find Ilyssa playing music or grabbing coffee with her friends and family.

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Steve Pankotai

Video Editor

Steve has worked in video for over eight years. His Emmy-winning work can be seen in advertising for companies such as Consumers Energy and Henry Ford Health System. He has worked on video and photography productions of every scale, from social media to brand relaunches to feature films. In his spare time he plays Dungeons and Dragons, reads comic books, and watches children’s cartoons.