Kent Rich is president, director of photography, technical director for events, and producer of short-form videos and television commercials. Clearly, with that title, he’s the man. His experience includes work as a video editor (15+ years), colorist, field audio technician, gaffer (“I love lighting!”), talent director, and voiceover artist. “There’s nothing like a beautiful shot and a well-told story. It’s what I want to do for the rest of my life.” He has seven kids and earned a black belt in Shaolin Kempo Karate at 45.
Sean Owen is our chief executive officer. He specializes in the development of marketing and business strategies, including omni-channel engagement. Sean’s business philosophy: “I love competing against myself, challenging the outcomes I get for every client.” His achievements have been recognized in national publications and by peer award groups, although for Sean, there is no greater reward than hearing a new client say, “We need you.”
Eric Ott is a creative director who believes creative should be part of everything we touch. Eric wakes up every morning, fired up to bring ideas to life – whether through providing a creative spark for his team or getting his hands dirty on the project himself. Eric believes strongly in team collaboration as the best way to bring clients the best and most revolutionary ideas. In his spare time, he collects vinyls and seeks out new music. Overheard: “Yes, great music is still being made!”
Erik Ljungholm is a cinematographer based in Boston, MA. He graduated from Houghton College in 2019 and has been working in video production full-time for three years. He has held positions on both sides of production as an editor and colorist, as well as DP, camera operator, and 1st AC focus puller. Lighting is everything in video production, so he spends his time constantly watching YouTube videos, movies, and commercials, and listening to podcasts to increase his knowledge and expand his skillset. It’s never fun to watch movies with DPs, we constantly hit the pause button to analyze scenes on how they’re shot and lit.
Amy Welch is director of operations, with her focus being delivering projects on-time and on-budget. This drive extends to her personal life, as well. “I am constantly creating who I am based on where I’ve been and what I’ve learned along the way.” One surprising fact: she is uncannily accurate at dowsing for water.
James Basbas is marketing director. His specialty is creating compelling visual stories and driving traffic to video content. “Customers choose to work with businesses and brands based on a personal connection. Engaging video creates and reinforces that connection.” One of his marketing campaigns generated 12 million impressions, 5,000 email acquisitions, and social growth of 500%. On the personal side of things, he was married in the Bahamas and has returned several times.
Gus, a.k.a Goo, a.k.a. Gusteau, a.k.a Gustufson, a.k.a Bat Pig, a.k.a Best Dog Ever, specializes in being the brand mascot. Areas of expertise include being photogenic, having selective hearing, and maintaining his world-class status as a farter, practitioner of frog leg sitting, and super snorer. “I do what I want.” A quirky fact about Gus is that he is completely composed of quirk. As a French Bulldog, he is walking attitude.