everyone desires to
create something memorable

To reach for moments that mean something. To bring a topic to life. To stir the creative pot with stories that say something important.

Films

We want our films to make a difference – to move people to an emotional response. Whether it’s a person, place, process, or idea – these stories keep us behind the camera or in front of the computer until the story is complete. We approach our original-content creations by blending our clients' goals with our team's imagination to create messages that inform. Inspire change. And give people a greater understanding of the world. #PursueAStory

RESOLUTIONS
Workout Buddies // Eugene, Oregon
Time & Tides
AO Films // Maine
Go Ahead! Adventure
AO Films // Oregon
IDX Brokers
IDX Brokers // Eugene, Oregon
Steel Leaves
Elder Heart // Indiana
Oregon Adventures
AO Films // Oregon
Chemeketa // Part of the Plan
Chemeketa Community College // Salem, Oregon
Bill Kunkle // Never Forget
AO Films // Eugene, Oregon
Service Dogs Save Lives // Short
American Warrior Initiative // Colorado

Collections

We pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to different situations so we can capture and tell stories with impact: from non-profit organizations to multi-million dollar companies to World War II heroes. Each of our subjects has a significant story to tell. Below are some samples of our doing exactly that.

The Duck Store
Stories of Service
Non-Profit
TV Commercials
Chemeketa Community College
Animated
Friends We Work With:
Go Ahead! Adventure.
Part of living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest means taking a break from the day-to-day grind and immersing ourselves in the beauty that surrounds us. Go ahead, get out there and explore!

Adventure Now
Service Dogs Save Lives
After his service in the military, David Proctor secluded himself inside his home, unable to leave, for two years. It wasn’t until David got his first service dog that he began to recover. David felt it was his duty to help other Veterans get access to service dogs that could save their lives. Fairway Mortgage and American Warrior Initiative heard of David’s desire to start his own service dog training business and gave him a $17,000+ grant. Since starting his company, David has trained over 50 dogs for deserving veterans.

Watch Now
Shadow and Light: A Documentary
For 18 months we followed two women who made it their mission to tell the story of Alzheimer's through music. This film gives voice to those affected by the disease including care takers and family members.

Watch Here
AO Films Apparel
'If you look good, you feel good.' That's what some say. We say you've got to be comfortable too. That's why we designed up some cool apparel we like to wear when we're filming or hanging in the editing room. You may like it too!

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Ryan Welch

Owner & Creative Director

Ryan Rossman

Cinematographer & Lead Editor

Susan Welch

Client Care & Cinematographer

Katie Doyle

Producer & Asst. Editor

Christian Hartwell

Assistant Editor

Our Approach

Our mission statement is to 'turn clients into friends and then make great videos with and for our friends'. Ask any of our past clients and they'll tell you not only did we produce a quality video that exceeded their expectations, but that they enjoyed the process. That doesn't mean that there aren't some differing opinions or difficult discussions, but when those are had amongst friends, in the process of trying to create the best possible film, they are necessary and beneficial.

“Production company” is a general name for what we do, but only a sliver of what we at AO Films offer to our clients. From web to television, we offer nearly all creative and visual production services, from 30-second commercials to full-length documentaries.

Creative & Pre-Production

Pre-production is key to every video project. Creating a video without it is like building a house without a blueprint. AO Films believes the difference between something good and something great lies in the details. And so, in the pre-production process, we pay attention to those details. Why? To ensure your story gets told in the best possible way. To reduce risks of missing pivotal moments. And to increase our chances of success when unforeseen issues arise.

Great videos begin with great planning. We mind-map a concept. Create a story board to give the ideas bodies, voices and depth. And finalize the video in the scripting process.

Rough edges are shaved off and the project is crystallized, making sure everything from camera angles to dialogue has been established and nothing is an afterthought. As much planning as we do, we always leave the door open for creative ideas that happen on the shoot. Some of our best shots have come unplanned.

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Production

AO Films employs use of the latest in HD technology – from HD to 6K – using everything from the RED Epic to the Canon C500 or Canon C100 cameras. Regionally, we're among the few production companies that blend creativity, elite equipment and nimbleness to tell your story at a level that will move viewers in a way you want them moved.

Obviously, all the equipment in the world is for naught unless in the hands of — and looked through the eyes of — an artist. An AO Films production is the compelling blend of experience, passion and imagination, the result a visual story that furthers your cause.

When appropriate, we have the ability to be small quick and versatile with our productions. Depending on the story, and how it needs to be told, we can shoot with an organic approach that captures the story in a unique way. Our ability to capture the story in the truest way possible will give your project an unmatched look and feel.

Production management, casting, crew, talent, location scouting and all the other details of your production are handled by our staff to ensure bringing productions to a close on time and on budget.

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Post-Production

AO Films boasts some of the best video editing services and equipment available, ensuring your story is polished and cut to fit the message created in pre-production.

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In Pursuit of Stories

While we’re based in the beautiful Northwest and love the canvas on which we paint our stories, we travel extensively for shoots. Our jobs having taken us to such places as Brazil, The Caribbean, New York, etc. We go where the stories are.

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Pre-production is key to every video project. Creating a video without it is like building a house without a blueprint. AO Films believes the difference between something good and something great lies in the details. And so, in the pre-production process, we pay attention to those details. Why? To ensure your story gets told in the best possible way. To reduce risks of missing pivotal moments. And to increase our chances of success when unforeseen issues arise.

Great videos begin with great planning. We mind-map a concept. Create a story board to give the ideas bodies, voices and depth. And finalize the video in the scripting process.

Rough edges are shaved off and the project is crystallized, making sure everything from camera angles to dialogue has been established and nothing is an afterthought. As much planning as we do, we always leave the door open for creative ideas that happen on the shoot. Some of our best shots have come unplanned.

AO Films employs use of the latest in HD technology – from HD to 6K – using everything from the RED Epic to the Canon C500 or Canon C100 cameras. Regionally, we're among the few production companies that blend creativity, elite equipment and nimbleness to tell your story at a level that will move viewers in a way you want them moved.

Obviously, all the equipment in the world is for naught unless in the hands of — and looked through the eyes of — an artist. An AO Films production is the compelling blend of experience, passion and imagination, the result a visual story that furthers your cause.

When appropriate, we have the ability to be small quick and versatile with our productions. Depending on the story, and how it needs to be told, we can shoot with an organic approach that captures the story in a unique way. Our ability to capture the story in the truest way possible will give your project an unmatched look and feel.

Production management, casting, crew, talent, location scouting and all the other details of your production are handled by our staff to ensure bringing productions to a close on time and on budget.

AO Films boasts some of the best video editing services and equipment available, ensuring your story is polished and cut to fit the message created in pre-production.

While we’re based in the beautiful Northwest and love the canvas on which we paint our stories, we travel extensively for shoots. Our jobs having taken us to such places as Brazil, The Caribbean, New York, etc. We go where the stories are.