Emotion. Driven. Story.

Unifying your brand elegance with the human experience, AO Productions believes that storytelling is the essential human activity. AO is a Portland video production company that creates cine-doc style video content marketing. We focus on natural, aesthetically beautiful, remark-able, emotionally engaging storytelling that offers refinement to this essential human activity. 

AO provides video production Portland based as well as nationwide and worldwide.Our team of videography artists utilize the highest quality equipment and techniques to capture the essence of moments that make time stand still. You and your viewers will have an experience of total connection and true artistry.

Under the direction of award winning owner and founder, Ryan Ao, our commercial video production consistently helps your brand story come alive in the hearts and minds of your target video marketing audience. With Ryan's 22 years of experience in the industry and 1,117 clients to date, he lead's the team to invoke a one-of-a kind style of craftsmanship and a passion for luminance that captures the spark of your bespoke message.

 
$5,000+
 
$150 - $199 / hr
 
2 - 9
 Founded
1994
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Portland, OR
headquarters
  • 1812 SW High St.
    Portland, OR 97201
    United States

Portfolio

Key clients: 

Nike, HP, Whirlpool, Avery Dennison, Daimler, Cyrill, McDonalds, Farmer John, Kellar Williams, NAV, Trade Gecko, St. Regis,

A mortgage banking company lifestyle video, showing the memories created in a house by different diverse families. A commercial rebranding campaign promo video, this is for a mortgage company based out of Lake Oswego, OR with branches across the entire western USA from the Rockies to the Pacific Ocean.

AO Productions Demo Reel

A fast paced and exciting demo reel to show some of the work AO Productions has done.

Nike and Finishing Line Bullet Time Rig Shoot Behind The Scenes BTS

Nike! Bullet Rig special effects photography shoot for photographer extraordinaire Ben Zeller Mund! Here’s Behind-the-scenes video AO Productions made for it. The trigger for this bullet time rig was quite an epic journey of creation actually because the photographer Ben Z Mund worked with an Intel Engineer who was able to invent a new series of boxes that was wired between every few of the 24 cameras to "boost" the trigger signal
for an even faster signal to all the cameras. The goal was to get the "moment captured" as close to 0 time delay as possible. I think they were able to get it down to hundredths of nanoseconds of a delay. so basically it's about as close to a "moment in time" that has ever been created on one of these bullet time rigs. Apparently the "bullet time rig" which was inspired by the movie "The Matrix" which came out in 1999, is now a "retro" special effect and companies like Nike are making it have a comeback. Not surprisingly "The Matrix 4" was just announced as green lit in Hollywood for a comeback as well, with Keanu Reeves in it!

Portland Collection By Cyrill

Two teenage girls romp joyfully around Portland Oregon with Cyrill's "Portland's Collection" of cell phone cases for their commercial promo video series.

Cyrill Paris Line Promo

A short love story about two people who meet through various kismet ways around Paris, and end up having an adventurous romance, while using their Cyrill Paris line cell phone cases. This is commercial video product marketing designed to showcase the product around emotional storytelling.
A car commercial that tells the story of an empowered woman going on a date and driving strong and making her male date a bit shocked!

Reviews

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Video Production for Electronic Accessory Co

"They are very open to communicating, sharing and accepting clients' opinions and suggestions."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
4.5
Cost: 
4.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Confidential
 
Apr. 2019 - May 2020
Project summary: 

AO Productions created a minute-long video clip for an electronic accessories brand. The wrote the script, storyboard, and productions. The video is used in marketing material to promote new products.

The Reviewer
 
51-200 Employees
 
Irvine, California
June Shin
Sales & Marketing Specialist, Spigen
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The video has garnered a lot of engagement on social media. AO Productions was very communicative and direct throughout the process. They managed things well and ensured the video was delivered on time. A collaborative partner, they worked well together.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

CYRILL is an electronic accessory brand that designs and produces mainly female mobile accessories. I am a sales and marketing specialist.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire AO Productions?

We worked with AO for our new product line up video production project.

What were your goals for this project?

To produce one 60seconds video clip and photos for our sales and marketing materials (web, advertisement, catalogs) for the new product launch

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

My predecessor has worked with AO production for the previous project that was held in Portland. The Portland project came out as a success with very satisfactory results. I have also heard very good things in regards to the previous work experience with AO production, so I have decided to work with them for my Paris Project.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

Their pre-production was very well organized and thoroughly discussed with our team. We loved how they were very communicative thus we were able to plan the whole international trip project with ease. They were very open to our suggestions for the script, storyboarding, filming and the production itself. We greatly appreciated their agreement to our request to the RAW files. I was a project manager at this project that oversaw all the project schedule, planning, and production process and the end result feedback. The vendor was responsible for delivering one 60 second video and photos for our sales and marketing material.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

For our project, Ryan (Main producer) and Constance (Assistant) were involved. Unfortunately, Constance (Assistant) was unable to assist any of our production at Paris due to her sickness, but Ryan (Main producer) managed to pull the production and we were able to successfully complete our project. In regards to the post-production, AO was very accommodating to our needs and our feedback. AO provided us with several editing versions of the video which we greatly appreciate.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

The production video and photos were able to assist us with the entire sales and marketing material for the Paris edition product line up. Especially their video and photos were able to achieve remarkable engagement in social media content.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

One thing we loved was that they were very open to direct and instant communication. The main production and editing were mostly managed by Ryan (Main producer) alone but even without much help from the assistant, they were able to deliver the product in time.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

They are very open to communicating, sharing and accepting clients' opinions and suggestions. Which was a great plus for us. It was great working with them side by side at the production the whole time

Are there any areas for improvement?

AO production is still a small company, so they do lack manpower in regards to assistants. If they could utilize more assistant I believe production will go even smoother and more efficiently.

5.0
Overall Score Great production company! Had a great business experience with AO
  • 4.5 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
    Accommodating and prompt delivery with immediate responses
  • 4.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
    Satisfatory amount of resulting product for the cost
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
    Great quality, guaranteed result, and open to suggestions
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer
    Great partnership experience!

Video Production for Real Estate Company

"Their passionate production at a professional level was impressive."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
$10,000 to $49,999
 
Oct. 2019 - Ongoing
Project summary: 

AO Productions produced videos about featured Portland neighborhoods based on broad guidelines.

The Reviewer
 
11-50 Employees
 
Portland, Oregon
Stephen FitzMaurice
Director, Real Estate Company
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

The content has increased user engagement and spurred excitement in the target audience. It was easy to work with the vendor due to their effective workflow.

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I run a top 1% real estate team in the U.S. Principal Broker with eXp Realty in Oregon, Managing Broker in Washington.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire AO Productions?

Featured neighborhood videos for a comprehensive Portland neighborhood online guide at PortlandNeighborhood.com.

What were your goals for this project?

Give out of town visitors and folks looking to relocate incredible knowledge of the unique and wonderful nature of Portland neighborhoods, as well as give locals a nudge to go out and explore other neighborhoods in their great city.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

We searched online and conducted an interview.

Describe the video(s) and the process in detail.

We set up broad guidelines and let AO have production freedom.

What was your vendors' project management or feedback process?

AO gave us constant communication throughout the process and has an easy review system for videos online.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

Increased user engagement and excitement for our guide, serving its intended purpose.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Easy as pie.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

Their passionate production at a professional level was impressive.

Are there any areas for improvement?

Not that I can think of right now. AO had great connections as well for other projects we were considering outside of video and helped incorporated them into our project.

4.5
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer

Video Production for Mortgage Company

"It was a great video."

Quality: 
5.0
Schedule: 
5.0
Cost: 
5.0
Willing to refer: 
5.0
The Project
 
Less than $10,000
 
May - Jan. 2018
Project summary: 

AO Productions created a video advertisement. Their team aimed to create an emotionally resonant video. 

The Reviewer
 
201-500 Employees
 
Lake Oswego, Oregon
Dylan Pakes
Director of Marketing, Pacific Residential Mortgage
 
Verified
The Review
Feedback summary: 

AO Productions successfully created a brilliant video. They were amazing to work with and very professional. 

The client submitted this review online.

BACKGROUND

Please describe your company and your position there.

I am the Director of Marketing & Corporate Branding with a mortgage company.

OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE

For what projects/services did your company hire AO Productions?

We hired AO to create a company video advertisement.

What were your goals for this project?

To develop an emotional connection with clientele through video imagery.

SOLUTION

How did you select this vendor?

Through research online for local vendors.

Describe the scope of their work in detail.

Ryan was amazing to work with. He met with us and vetted our ideas and concepts, then turned around and handle the storyboarding, and every aspect of the production. This included hiring actors, a location, props list, music coordination, and editing.

What was the team composition?

He worked with an entire crew who handled every aspect of the production.

RESULTS & FEEDBACK

Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?

It was a great video.

How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?

Ryan was amazing to work with.

What did you find most impressive about this company?

How professional he was and how he got exactly what we were imagining and brought it to life.

Are there any areas for improvement?

no

5.0
Overall Score
  • 5.0 Scheduling
    ON TIME / DEADLINES
  • 5.0 Cost
    Value / within estimates
  • 5.0 Quality
    Service & deliverables
  • 5.0 NPS
    Willing to refer