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Who is RAPT?

Crafting Visual Stories, One Frame at a Time.

RAPT is more than a video production company. We're visual storytellers driven by curiosity, passion, and innovative excellence. Every frame we create is a testament to our commitment to delivering narratives that resonate. Dive deep with us and discover the heart of RAPT.

Born out of a profound desire to share untold stories, RAPT was founded in Olympia, WA, as the embodiment of narrative artistry in video production. Our journey began by capturing the essence of South Puget Sound, but with time, our lens broadened, encompassing tales from diverse landscapes and communities

Our vision is simple, yet profound: to craft stories that don’t just inform but deeply connect, inspire, and move audiences. Each project, big or small, is a collaboration—a shared voyage between our team and our clients. Over the years, we’ve grown, not just in numbers, but in the depth of our expertise, always staying ahead of the curve, investing in the latest gear and techniques.

The essence of RAPT is encapsulated in our name: a state of complete attention and fascination. As we look to the future, our mission remains steadfast: to explore the vast horizons of visual storytelling, pushing boundaries, and ensuring every story is not just seen but truly felt.

Austin
DeWees

Owner/Director

Born out of a profound desire to share untold stories, RAPT was founded in Olympia, WA, as the embodiment of narrative artistry in video production. Our journey began by capturing the essence of South Puget Sound, but with time, our lens broadened, encompassing tales from diverse landscapes and communities

Our vision is simple, yet profound: to craft stories that don’t just inform but deeply connect, inspire, and move audiences. Each project, big or small, is a collaboration—a shared voyage between our team and our clients. Over the years, we’ve grown, not just in numbers, but in the depth of our expertise, always staying ahead of the curve, investing in the latest gear and techniques.

The essence of RAPT is encapsulated in our name: a state of complete attention and fascination. As we look to the future, our mission remains steadfast: to explore the vast horizons of visual storytelling, pushing boundaries, and ensuring every story is not just seen but truly felt.

Jessica
Peterson

Producer

With a solid background in social media and digital marketing, Jessica infuses RAPT with a unique blend of expertise. Holding certifications in digital marketing and a proven track record as a social media manager, she joined RAPT after collaborating on projects with mutual clients. This expertise ensures RAPT’s content not only looks great but performs optimally across social channels.

Jessica’s creative passions don’t end at her role as Producer; she’s deeply involved in graphic design and photography, making her a versatile asset to the team. And when she’s in the office, her loyal chocolate lab isn’t far, usually lounging by her side.

She’s the heart of the office in more ways than one. Her nurturing nature extends beyond work; from preparing office lunches to frequent Starbucks runs (mainly as a self-coffee fix, but who’s judging?).

At RAPT, Jessica envisions a collaborative realm, with every creative voice valued and heard. Her ethos revolves around inclusivity, always eager to involve, share, and elevate every project.

Ethan
Fortney

FPV Drone Pilot

From the snow-covered peaks with the US National Ski Team to the thrilling altitudes as RAPT’s FPV Drone Pilot, Ethan has always been in pursuit of adrenaline and excellence. His transition from professional skiing brought together his twin passions: the great outdoors and cutting-edge cameras. Ethan’s expertise lies in his ability to leverage drones in production, a skill honed from years of demonstrating their immense potential. His experiences have taken him around the globe, capturing breathtaking shots across varying terrains and conditions. When he’s not soaring the skies with his drone, Ethan is an embodiment of adventure. Whether biking, camping, skiing, or climbing, he’s usually found embracing the wild alongside his wife, Justina, and son, Bridger. Never one to back down from a challenge, Ethan’s dedication to RAPT is unparalleled. From enduring sleepless production nights to quirky experiments with his drone, his commitment and audacity shine through. Owner of Shifted Cinema, Ethan’s vision is boundless, characterized by his frequent travels and relentless pursuit of the next great shot. Including Ethan in a project isn’t just adding a drone pilot; it’s tapping into a reservoir of outdoor expertise, technical acumen, and a spirit of boundless adventure.

Tristan
Pineda

Editor

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