ESTABLISHED IN 2005, OYSTERCATCHER MEDIA IS AN AWARD-WINNING VISUAL MEDIA PRODUCTION COMPANY LOCATED IN THE CHICAGO AREA

 
 
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We understand the importance of effective visual storytelling and, through years of experience, we’ve become experts at creating compelling visual content that engages, educates and inspires.

We handle the entire creative process from start to finish, blending media design and development with high-end video production services.  Oystercatcher videos instantly upgrade the educational experience, making even the most complicated concepts seem simple and straightforward.

 
 
 

THE CREW

 
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Ryan Maneri  /  Executive Producer + Creative Director

Ryan leads the production team at Oystercatcher Media. With over a decade of success in visual storytelling, Ryan has directed and produced hundreds of media projects across a broad range of markets, and is passionate about using video to enhance the learning experience.  With an innate ability to work as a team player, meet deadlines, and deliver high production value and quality, Ryan has earned a solid reputation within the industry and with clients as a person you can trust with any project.  

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Alex Pennacchia  /  Director of Photography + Digital Media Specialist

Put simply, Alex is all things visual. He continually refines his craft behind the camera, and has evolved to become a top-tier cinematographer. Alex manages our production process and also lends his keen eye to the post-production side as an editor. Additionally, his extensive knowledge of today’s leading post-production platforms make him an valuable asset to the Oystercatcher team.

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Scott F. Busch  /  Editor + Motion Graphics Artist

Scott is an award winning filmmaker who specializes in all things post production, from video editing to color grading and motion graphics. He graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a bachelor's degree in film and video post production. With an impressive list of documentary filmmaking in his portfolio,  Scott brings a fresh look to any project he touches.

 

Chris Kustusch  /  Content Developer

With over 10 years of experience in media design and curriculum development, Chris brings a valuable set of talents and skills to the Oystercatcher team. Chris has a keen ability to make any sized production happen and is passionate about creating engaging visual media with an educational tilt. 

 

Jay Inman  /  Animator

Jay combines 21st century design and technology skills with an old-school work ethic. He is continually adding new tricks to his bag and expanding the scope of Oystercatcher’s creativity, knowledge and capabilities. Since joining the Oystercatcher team, Jay  has helped Oystercatcher develop an innovative style for educational animation that has been extremely well received by our clients, and recognized with awards in our industry.

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NAMESAKE

 

The Oystercatcher... definitely a conversation starter.

 

THIS UNIQUE SHOREBIRD IS NOT JUST THE NAME OF OUR COMPANY - IT'S SOMEWHAT OF AN INSPIRATION.  THE OYSTERCATCHER HAS MANY CHARACTERISTICS THAT WE RELATE TO AND ADMIRE.

A BEAK WITH A PURPOSE

The oystercatcher's powerful bill is the perfect tool for prying open mollusks and exposing the nutritious treat within.  Here at Oystercatcher, we may not have beaks, but we are experts at extracting the key information from our clients' challenging subject matter to create clear and concise visual messaging that's sure to resonate with target audiences.

 

GLOBAL RANGE

These adventurous shorebirds can be found all over the globe.  Our projects have taken us to many new and unfamiliar territories.  We adapt easily and have technical expertise in a wide variety of production environments.

 

UNIQUE COLORFUL EYE

The bright orange eye of the oystercatcher makes it easy to spot.  We have an eye for creating visually-striking videos that make a lasting impression.  And others seem to agree.  We have been recognized by the industry for creating eye-catching and award-winning films.

 

PARTNERS FOR LIFE

In the bird world, life-long partnerships are hard to come by.  But the oystercatcher mates for life.  You only need to work with us once to see that we're different.  We care about your business and it shows.  Building long-lasting relationships with our clients is a priority.

 

 

 
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