Rick Phillips purchased a basic advertising channel business in 1987. Advancing the concept and range of programming, KTVA-Milwaukie-Ch.3 became a well-known resource, serving the citizens of Milwaukie, Oregon via the cable television system. Rick found that providing 24 / 7 weather and recreation information, mixed with local advertising, and even a weekly, live, viewer phone-in show evolved into a worthwhile endeavor. As time went on, Rick was called upon to document special events, primarily wedding days, also proving to be rewarding. When broadcasting ceased in 1989, Rick examined the focus of his efforts. He continued to produce projects for corporate clients, and understanding the long-term value and importance of preserving special events via the magic of videotape, owner Rick Phillips continued to offer this service as well.

"I began my career in video when CCDs were just beginning to replace Plumbicon tubes. Back then I used VHS and 3/4" U-Matic tape, transitioning to S-VHS and BetaCam, then digital videotape (DV) and computerized editing, and now High Defintion Video, yet my classic, journalistic style remains true, it's still the shot. Though I work on a variety of marketing and training projects for companies large and small, including programming for MSNBC, CNN, The Travel Channel and The Learning Channel, I still enjoy preserving special events."

He credits success to the support of his family, friends, colleagues (25% of his business originates from referrals by fellow video producers), and networking with related industry professionals. Always fascinated with photography and impressed by the professionalism of some photographers, Rick now offers digital photography as well.

Winner of ten national awards, Rick is active in the Association of Catering and Event Professionals (ACEP), a member since 1996, serving three terms on the Board of Directors. He served on the Media Communications Association-International (MCA-I, formerly the ITVA) Executive Committee of the Portland Chapter for ten years, including chapter President in 2000-2001, and was awarded the Pilot's Award on June 16, 2001.

KTVA Productions is a member of the Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA), joining in 2005. He is a Notary Public and an ordained Minister.

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  Person A KTVA Production, LLC
  City Portland , OR
  Zip Code 97222
  Address 9818 SE 17th Ave., Suite B
  Phone Number (503) 659-4417