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2011: The Final Year of Creo Productions

November 21st, 2011

In life, as in cinema, people must make difficult choices.

After careful consideration, we’ve decided to move on from Creo Productions after 2011, in order to pursue our passions.

Aaron Carriere will be exploring screenwriting and story development, after backpacking South America with his wife this winter.

Andrew Tingley will be focusing on cinematography, starting a new production company in Grand Rapids in 2012.

Derek Rottman, our employee, will be freelancing, specializing in post-production.

We’re moving on with a deep sense of gratitude for this experience over the last five years. We’re thankful for the support of our families, friends and clients who have journeyed with us, beginning with an idea that online video will shape the future, and ending with a successful organization that lived up to its name, “to create.”

Thank you for creating with us.

Aaron and Andrew
Creo Productions

Frequently Asked Questions:

When is the official end date?

We’re planning to complete all projects by December 31, 2011. All of our clients with existing projects know about our plans.

Was the business struggling?

No, our clients have been amazing and our company has been consistently growing. Our decision is rooted in following our passions, dreams and new opportunities. 

Is the company for sale?

No, we’re proud of our relationships and the work we created together as Creo Productions, and we want to preserve those relationships and the reputation of our company.

Will you still work together?

Yes, Andrew and Aaron are interested in future collaboration and remain friends.

Who should we work with?

It’s up to our clients. Andrew will be focusing on cinematography, while Aaron will be focusing on writing and producing, with an emphasis in story development.

How can we contact you?

Our cell phones and emails will remain the same for now.

Click to email Andrew.

Click to email Aaron.

What about client data?

Andrew will be archiving our client data. Contact him directly if you’d like to provide a hard drive to us, or discuss other alternatives.

What about your equipment?

Contact Andrew if you’re interested in our gear. We’ll be selling (2) JVC GY-HM700 cameras, a Canon 35mm 1.4L lens, a tripod, (2) Letus Elite film lens adapters, furniture, Apple computer(s), and monitors. 

What will happen to 40 S. Division?

Contact Aaron if you’re interested in our space. He’s considering creating a collaborative environment for creatives.

Posted by Aaron Carriere on November 21st, 2011 at 4:07 PM
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Creo Productions and The Grand Rapids LipDub

June 3rd, 2011

Andrew Tingley of Creo Productions was the Director of Photography and Glidecam operator for The Grand Rapids LipDub, Rob Bliss' massive viral video that grabbed international headlines.

Film critic Roger Ebert called it "the greatest music video ever made."

Watch the video and check out media highlights below:

Inside Edition



All Things Considered (NPR)

The Today Show ("The Scoop," 6:30 to 8:11)

Sports Illustrated

New York Magazine

The Daily Mail (London)



Business Insider



The Grand Rapids Press

The Wall Street Journal

The Detroit Free Press

Don McLean

The Grand Rapids LipDub

May 27th, 2011

Watch and listen to The Grand Rapids LipDub below. We're proud of Grand Rapids, especially Director of Photography Andrew Tingley from Creo Productions for his camera work. Congratulations to Rob, crew, talent and volunteers. 

Pure Michigan

April 29th, 2011

The Pure Michigan video about Grand Rapids features two clips we shot of Beili Liu's 2010 ArtPrize entry, "Lure/Wave," at the UICA.

Note: Creo Productions only provided Beili Liu video clips to the producers.

Do You Own Technology?

March 11th, 2011

We took a non-traditional approach to identify with the intended audience for a book about technology. The commercial was shot on-location with a Canon 5D Mark II, while the plastic bag actually protected the smart phone in the shower.

2010 Addy’s

March 10th, 2011

Creo Productions won a 2010 Gold Addy for our UICA "Wonder" video, and a Silver Addy for our Griffins' "300 Violins" video.

Haworth: Integrated Palette

February 9th, 2011

We worked with Conduit Studios for a video of Haworth's Integrated Palette offering. 

Posted by Aaron Carriere on February 9th, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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