About

Films for the Great Outdoors


About us

We’re a production company designed to serve brands and agencies in the outdoor industry. We work with our clients to provide creative development, pre-production, production, and post-production support to bring your project to life.

While every project is unique, here are a few types of projects we’ve helped our clients with in the past: documentaries, commercials, product videos, brand campaigns, and social content.Below is a breakdown of the services we provide. Not sure where to start? Usually, it starts a conversation to understand your goal.  Take a look at the following Case Studies to see examples of how we’ve helped other brands solve specific problems.

Capabilities

  • Concepting
  • Creative Development
  • Scripting
  • Storyboards
  • Casting
  • Pre-Production
  • Studio Production
  • On-Location Production
  • Set Design, Wardrobe, Hair and Make Up
  • Aerial Video/Photo
  • Cable - Cam
  • Editing
  • Sound Design
  • Color Grade

Our Process

1. Making Contact

Who are you and what are your goals? Before we go further let's make sure we are a good fit for each other.

2. Creative Development

Working closely with you, we guide you down our process to turn a marketing goal into an actionable concept/plan.

3. Pre-Production

With the story in place, it’s time to plan, scout, build the team and get prepped.

4. Production

Taking our talents to the field we work with our production crew to capture your story.

5. Post-Production

Stepping into post, our team brings your film to life through a collaborative process that ends with delivery of your project.

Cole and the team are on their P's and Q's. Organized and efficient. They know how to honor the core narrative at play and have have all the editing tricks in their bag, to boot.

Ryan Shepard

Account Strategist at We Are Unicorns

"We worked with Port Side Productions on a video shoot for our hotel company, highlighting a musical artist who is a brand ambassador for our company. Cole and his team were incredible to work with. They were professional, organized, brought great ideas, and worked within our budget and delivered exactly when they promised. We have received really positive feedback on the video, and we look forward to working with Port Side on future projects."

Gavin Burns

Head of Business Development at LOGE Camps

We needed broadcast quality production with a fresh approach, and Port Side Productions delivered! Cole and his team went beyond the call to get the perfect shots for our "North Sound Adventures" take on how Smith Kia of Bellingham vehicles fit the local scene. I would not hesitate to use them again for Smith Kia and my other clients' projects

Cat Weech

Owner Creative Advertising Techniques, LLC

Cole was an absolute pleasure to work with. He's professional, came to the table with impactful ideas and turned around a finished product ahead of schedule. His capabilities in videography and editing speak for themselves. Needles to say, we’d love to work with Cole again!

Aron Bosworth

Chief Content Officer, Outdoor Project

Cole and his team were fantastic to work with. I would highly recommend Portside Productions to anyone looking for a creative team that really listens to what you want and goes the extra mile to make sure you get it. They were great communicators throughout the process. They not only created an awesome promo video for our event - Bellingham Bay Marathon - they also handled all of our live social media needs on event day in a fun and professional manner that people really responded to. We will definitely be looking for ways to work with Portside again in the future

Brooke Larrabee

Bellingham Bay Marathon

This is a young but very impressive company. Professional and creative from the first interactions with my staff to the final product. Cole offered a creative short for our business as a first step. I thought that was brilliant, then we got to know him, talked ideas for a bigger project and off we went! From hearing each other, thinking creative angles, contract talks, scheduling, production and making it all easy for me, Cole and Ryan were always polite, friendly, fun, conscientious, reliable, professional and more than capable of pulling off this major project for us. We are thrilled with the results and would highly recommend them! Great guys and great results!

Steve Roguski

Fairhaven Runners

We work with some amazing brands

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