My name’s Patrick. I get called in to create all sorts of video production and web product for clients from our studios in Los Angeles, New York, and Texas. You know: TV commercials, promotional videos of all kinds, “serious” movies, documentaries, etc. I also get to create “art” once in a while.
I'm an award-winning director, and this is me on IMDB, the Internet Movie Database.
I like doing cool things, and working with cool people. I don't expect to change the world with every project I do, but I do expect to do stuff that keeps me learning and exploring. And yeah, I do expect to change the world a little bit now and then.
Unlike most directors, I'm fully conversant and deeply knowledgeable about post production and visual effects, too. This happened by accident, at first: my very first "Twilight Zone"-inspired short film had characters whose mouths disappeared. I hired a makeup artist to help with this, and he failed. So I bought a copy of After Effects and Shake, and figured out how to do it by myself in the digital realm. The film ended up playing in several well-known festivals. Today I'm part of a very rarified list of directors who can and do work the VFX in their projects in addition to the traditional director role. It makes me a better-rounded individual, in addition to making me much more valuable on set. And it makes life a little more fun.
These days most of my time is devoted to my eponymous consultancy, PatrickOrtman, Inc. If you’d like to reach me, one of the easiest ways is by filling out my contact form there.
And for legal reasons, the opinions expressed in this blog are not necessarily those of PatrickOrtman, Inc.