Colorado Video Productions LLC is a locally-owned, full-service video productions company based out of Fort Collins, Colorado. We serve all of Colorado, the United States and Worldwide Markets.
Our business model is unique in that we have a pool of video production experts – from cinematographers to animators to motion graphic artists – to draw from all over the state of Colorado and throughout the United States.
We are made up of artists passionate about creating impactful videos for businesses, organizations and non-profits that inspire viewers and make the world a better place. We have no geographic borders and serve local, national and international markets.
To get started, please fill out our online questionnaire that will provide us with information to create a custom, detailed quote for you. Prefer to speak to someone? Give us a call at 1-800-970-4628.
Founder/Chief Executive Officer
Jamie Crawford is the founder and CEO of Colorado Video Productions and North American Video Productions. Jamie has more than 25 years of experience in journalism, public relations and marketing. She is an award-winning writer with a genuine passion for the art of creative storytelling through video and writing. Jamie enjoys all areas of video production; from location scouting to script writing to non-linear editing to audio engineering. Her gift is in her compassion for people and ability to tell stories in a way that moves audiences. Above and beyond video production, Jamie’s clients also independently hire her to generate story ideas to pitch to the media to help them receive positive free publicity from mainstream media – TV, radio, print & online news sources. Jamie has worked with companies and people such as Chase Bank, New Belgium Brewery, Temple Grandin, Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC) and more.
Assistant Producer, Videographer
Jessie is an Assistant Producer and Videographer with a keen eye for making visual media beautiful. Motivated by her curiosity and a desire to tell great stories, Jessie uses the art of video to create an emotional connection with audiences while helping clients achieve their marketing goals. Not one to focus on only one medium, Jessie brings a vibrant history in international advertising. She is an award-winning Graphic Designer, accomplished entrepreneur and is fluent in both English and Mandarin.
Editor, Producer, Director, Colorist
Tory Maurer is a natural team player and has a passion for finding the heart of the message in every video project he undertakes. Non-linear editing is where he creatively crafts together stories through video, aiming to make the final product authentic and entertaining. Tory enjoys technology and makes a point of always staying up to date with what is new and trendsetting. His creative mind and wide-array of experience in many facets of video production make him a cherished member of our team.
Editor, Motion Graphics Artist, Animator, Content Creator
Don Lavender has worked as a video editor, motion graphics artist and general content creator for marketing and PR companies for more than seven years. His experience also includes the St. Louis advertising world, where he ran an in-house video department within a large marketing agency. Having worked on everything from broadcast commercials to Super Bowl spots and everything in between, Don strives to achieve authentic, emotive storytelling while creating an aesthetic wow factor. Clients he has previously worked with include Alamo, AT&T, Edward Jones, Everclear, Post Cereal and Wells Fargo.
Videographer, Editor, Producer
Janine Trudell’s video production skills and experience include a broad range of formats with various broadcast organizations. Janine possesses a wealth of experience shooting and editing news content for commercial news organizations to documentary-style programs to web material. A creative, passionate and detail oriented story teller, Janine is a people person and believes everyone has a unique story to tell.
Chief Operating Officer
Mario Ricciardi is an experienced team leader with 25 years of software development experience managing mission-critical projects. He has held a variety of IT Titles for large corporate international and domestic ERP software implementations. Mario brings a diverse range of experience in technology ranging from software development through designing and building camera motion control systems. With a degree in Business Administration, he has experience with 3D animation/modeling, visual FX software and numerous remote controlled flying camera platforms (fixed wing/VTOL/VSTOL). Mario revels in tackling complex technical challenges and is our Movi PRO Gimbal Stabilizer expert. As COO, Mario operates the day-to-day operations of Colorado Video Productions LLC and North American Video Productions LLC.
Videographer, Producer, Director
Ryan Adams began his career as a videographer in 2000, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Digital Media. From his base in Austin, Texas he shared his talent as a freelance videographer with National Geographic, ESPN, The Learning Channel, A&E, and The History Channel, and many others. Ryan has collaborated on several pilot series for National Geographic Channel, and Discovery Health that became long-running series. Ryan has a passion for nature and the outdoors, as well as the human element of any story. He relocated to Fort Collins, Colorado in 2016.
External General Counsel
Samantha Peaslee is External General Counsel for Colorado Video Productions and North American Video Productions. She is an international business and intellectual property law attorney with a J.D. from University of Denver Sturm College of Law, an M.A. from Josef Korbel School of International Studies and a B.A. from Middlebury College. She is chair of the Denver World Trade Center’s NextGen Steering Committee, Vice President of Programs for the Organization of Women in International Trade and a member of the International Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association. For her full bio, visit www.lawpolaris.com.
Mark Foerster is a freelance animator with over 25 years of animation, video, and illustration experience and expertise. He enjoys developing a positive working relationship with the client in order to bring their visions to life. Animation has always been his keen interest going back to creating stop-motion clay models as a kid. Visualizing the hidden worlds in science and medicine fosters better understanding for patients, doctors and the general public.
Producer, Director, Videographer, Editor