What makes a great story? People. Passion. Precision. Production.
At Out Of The Blue Productions, we capture stories…of people, of heartache, of triumph, of caring. We’re your partners, making everything easier for you, and the people we put on camera. And, we never lose sight of what’s important – crafting stories that truly connect, and make memorable impressions – beautifully, on time and on budget. And doing whatever it takes to get it all done right.
Our 20+ years in production translates into "We Get It."
We can take even the most complicated concepts and transform them into incredibly engaging content for your audience. We are highly skilled at making our subjects, whether they’re doctors, patients, real people or actors, feel incredibly comfortable in front of the camera, and our clients extremely comfortable with the end result.
We Create Content
Video is our sandbox, and we really like to play there - especially with others.
The most productive partnerships happen
Meet The Team
DIRECTOR / STORY MOVER / MENSCH
Ron has the knack for not just telling a story, but he moves the story along. He passionately dives into his projects, finding the nuance, the specifics, the sweet spot, whether for a patient conquering cancer or a startup company trying to find a unique way to show off their new device.
He has a rare ability to put people at ease and works to get their story and passion points out in unique ways.
Ron and his partner love to travel the world, exploring historical sites and hiking breath taking landscapes. Their best trip to date- going deep into the jungles of Cambodia to explore the 12th century temples of Angkor Wat.
Navigates easily between left and right brain
Everything Schitt’s Creek
Vikki Smith has mastered the art of being a good listener – and our clients have noticed.
They often tell us that Vikki is able to "get inside their head (in a good way) and this mind meld has truly helped to articulate their vision. Vikki has also mastered the more down to earth skill of maintaining budgets. That rare blend of right brain and left-brain lets our team push the creative possibilities of a project while still staying within budget. This keeps our clients happy and returning.
“If you want something done, ask Vikki!!” We’ve heard that time and time again. “We admire the production know how and ingenuity she brings to every OTTB production.”
We all appreciate the years (and years) of experience and good humor Vikki brings to every project. Her ability to navigate the challenges of healthcare production = stress levels going down and shoots running smoother. Her personal commitment to the world of healthcare is always in plain sight. The result is evident is the authenticity of our storytelling and the OOTB “special sauce” you get with every production.
Vikki also enjoys her new challenge of practicing yoga and being the proud parent of a Lewis Katz School of Medicine student.
TECHNOLOGIST / FUTURE SPACE TRAVELER
Trained as an electrical engineer, Rich lives his credo of “iterative thinking” – thinking through things several steps to always be one step ahead. His passion for all things space and digital leads to great discoveries for our group, and helps keep us able to handle anything new.
Rich is a problem solver with a track record of bold solutions and remarkable success. But he’s also the guy who helped corral our recent 3D stereoscopic program on a huge projected screen, knocked out a variety of digital videos, and everything in between. When not helping on the tech side, Rich wanted everyone to know that he is ready and willing to go to space in a moment’s notice!
EDITOR / DIRECTOR / WORLD TRAVELER
We'll lead Dexter's bio with the fact he's an Emmy award-winning editor. He's amazing...and that's not us talking, it's our clients. They absolutely love his ability to find the best of their footage and create stories they didn't even know they had.
Dexter has edited everything from reality TV shows (Wedding Story, Trading Places) to TV spots and complex interactive videos. Versatile in all edit systems, plus adept at After Effects, let him seamlessly integrate graphics and animation into his productions.
Dexter's adventurous side has seen him and his girlfriend traveling to Spain, Russia, and Kyrgyzstan in recent years.
DRONE / CAMERA OPERATOR / ADVENTURER
When it comes to getting a bird’s eye view of a location, Cola is the man for the job. A licensed drone pilot with over three years of flying experience, Eric has taken his assortment of drones all over the world, capturing it from a new point of view.
On the ground, Eric is equally as invaluable with those more conventional “land based” cameras. An incredibly nimble shooter, Eric’s ability to quickly assess and capture a shot makes him a fantastic asset on smaller, quicker shoots.
When he’s not in the air or on land, Eric also loves to spend time on the water. Whether it’s scuba diving with sharks or reeling in a trophy fish, Eric always has his cameras ready to anticipate the next shot.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY / COFFEE ENTHUSIAST
We call Bill the “Rock” at OOTB. Not for his size, but for the fact that he is unflappable across all shoot situations. Add a bit of MacGyver to that, as he comes with everything we seem to need for each shoot he’s on. His attention to detail, his willingness to research the new technology, study the scout photos, etc. means a better looking and better produced end product.
Known for his energy and ability to work calmly under pressure, Bill also has a fantastic eye and helps us capture some fantastic interviews and commercial scenes. With a collaborative work style, client-centered approach, and dry sense of humor, Bill is a valuable team member.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY / DRONE PILOT / SAILOR / SKIER / CANDLE STICK MAKER
Craig is one of Out of the Blue Productions top picks for Director of Photography. He can often be found on an Out of the Blue shoot lining up the next shot, as well as helping keep our interview subjects at ease.
He has a tremendous eye and knack for capturing the most interesting angle in any location, and makes our subjects look terrific with his natural lighting. AND, he has become a maestro drone pilot. Flying in and out of bridges, banners, you name it Craig can navigate it, creating beautiful choreography.
Craig is the easy going, “been there, done that” kinda guy you want on a shoot as all heck is breaking out. From small interview set ups to large commercial shoots, Craig brings his easy going nature and penitent for great shooting to every project.
The most talented people rise up
We offer Video Production Services throughout the Philadelphia Region... and across the country.