WHO WE ARE

Before we tell your story, let us tell you about ours.

Our Mission

Ambient Skies isn’t just another studio, we’re a collective of adventurous filmmakers who seek to shine a light on the heart of every story we tell. Founded in 2007, the creative energy we emanate is ever growing and it’s with that energy that we craft authentic content for a wide array of clients across the globe. Clients from all walks of life that have their own special story to tell. 

OUR CORE VALUES

Ambient Skies fosters a culture of like minded, adventurous and passionate creatives. Our diverse backgrounds come together on every project which enables us to provide valued perspective.

Everyone’s got a story to tell

Yes, we talk a lot about storytelling at Ambient Skies, but what’s most important to us is your story, your authenticity, you as a human, and you being passionate enough about your story to lay it all on the line and forge connections with others who empathize with you.

THE ART OF GRIT

That’s right, one of the number one traits we look for in our culture, is grit. Have you stayed true to who you are? Have you altered your ego to meet others? Or do you tap out when your grit is challenged? We work hard, but we play hard. We measure experience based on just that, the experiences you’ve had in life that have made you who you are.

A HUMBLE MINDSET

Leave your ego at home, and better yet, alter your ego to be happy and humble. Creatives are attracted to other creatives because of who they are, not what they create.

BE INSPIRED BY ADVENTURE

Sometimes it takes waking up from a dream to realize you’re living it. It’s easy to lose perspective when you’re inundated and moving quickly. But when you stop to smell the roses, you might just realize that the adventure you’re seeking is already underway. 

 

The A Team

BEHIND THE SCENES

Our Producers have built creative crews that are vetted, professional, and amazing at what they do. There is something to be said about positive energy on set, and working with some of the best in the business for as long as we have, brings a level of camaraderie to each and every project we have the opportunity to produce.  Consult with one of our Producers today on how to bring top level execution to your next production.

BEHIND THE SCENES

Our Producers have built creative crews that are vetted, professional, and amazing at what they do. There is something to be said about positive energy on set, and working with some of the best in the business for as long as we have, brings a level of camaraderie to each and every project we have the opportunity to produce.  Consult with one of our Producers today on how to bring top level execution to your next production.

Our Story

Ambient Skies Productions was founded by John Schaus and Trenton Massey. Childhood friends and bandmates, John & Trent ran a recording studio in the early days from 2004 - 2007. While working with and producing different recording artists, the producer duo also sourced different musicians and songwriters to create licensed music for Taxi, a international licensing distributor. 

The name “Ambient Skies” came from the old storybook tale of coming up with a big picture dream in the backyard of the studio one day. The ultimate dream of taking a Robert Rodriguez approach of producing feature films and handling all creative aspects of film including scripting, cinematography to sound design and post production. The producer duo had opportunities to work with a few big names in music early on such as Tyga, Cage, Kid Cuddi, Shia Labeouf, The Band Perry, KRS One and more. 

Very quickly, the duo loved the taste of production, and both knew deep down that they wanted to dive deeper into the production value they were capable of. Ultimately it took dedication, perfecting the craft and staying true to the goal established in the back of the old studio. This business was never founded for the money, it was founded on the passion both John and Trent had for producing content together. Ambient Skies has now grown to 12 full time employees and a contractor net that exceeds 30+ / month at times. The advantage Ambient Skies brings is their history, and passion for what they do. 

Looking back over the years, John and Trent never imagined how long it would take, how many lessons in both business and life would need to happen to get to where they are at now. They both humbly feel like they were living the dream since day one. They put their core values and ethics first, and truly put a heavy emphasis on the culture they have established with their growing team.

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