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who we are

this is the first in a series of posts about oceanwide studios.  these entries will eventually be the backbone of our about us page on our site.  if you have questions, please ask away and we'll be sure to respond.

brad and i have known each other for over 1/2 our lives.  we met in high school choir (and freshman football) and eventually both went on to pursue music degrees and music careers.  brad became an elementary music teacher in ohio, but continued to pursue recording and performance.  when he moved back to iowa he started playing solo shows full-time.  i went to school in nashville, tn and moved back to iowa shortly after brad.  we pursued some music ventures together (jemstate) but eventually we both found a common passion in storytelling using photos and cinema.

i now have a beautiful wife and 4 little girls who are awesome.  emma, katherine, nora, & amelia are fun to shoot with our cameras, too.  

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So when Andy says we played football together don't let him fool you.  He went out for freshmen football and lasted until just before the first game...nice try #48!!  Of course we have done just about everything else together since then.  We have shared interest in music, movies, friends and family for over 15 years.  Thank goodness we have never shared an interest in women though.  

So a couple years ago I was playing music for living in and around the Des Moines, Iowa area.  I was thinking man I would love to find another creative way to express myself and make a living.  Andy had been doing some editing and shooting at work for a while and I took to it quite naturally.  It was so important to have him as a supportive mentor as I was learning the fundamentals of this business.  

Basically I work with my best friend.  I consider him part of my family and could never see a situation in which we would not be very close.  I think that our clients will be able to tell that there is a mutual love and passion in every single project we work on.  Always challenging and supporting the other, Oceanwide Studios success is built on a strong foundation.

Oh and if you are ever wondering who would win in a fight.  Rest assured, I have dominated before!!

Brad

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Guys. (Brad/Andy).
Nicole sent me your 1st official company video. It is awesome. Very, very well done. I especially like how you have injected real world effects (like the shadow that passes across the scene or the symbolism of the water on the roof and the water effect that follows. I also like the way you have used the moving (circular rotating ect.) camera vantage that give the whole production a "movie-like" effect. Image quality is great as is sound fidelity. You also capture the intimacy of the moments again and again. Get this on YouTube or the like to get some circulation and you guys will have people knocking down your doors. I believe your approach to recording the singular events of lives the replacment for the traditional "wedding photo album".
Craig Glynn

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