Blue Ocean Productions is a full-service video production company based in Ventura, CA that provides professional video production services to companies and organizations. Jim Knowlton, director of photography and owner, has over 25 years of experience in the industry and is committed to delivering high-quality and visually stunning videos to his clients. Jim is a talented cameraman, editor, writer, drone operator, and underwater cameraman, and has worked on a variety of projects ranging from short films, commercials, documentaries, broadcast TV programs to promotional videos and corporate content.


Jim’s clients rave about his professionalism, attention to detail, and ability to provide direction and add value to every project. They appreciate his responsiveness, timeliness, and willingness to incorporate changes and suggestions. Jim’s warm personality, great eye, and years of experience make him a pleasure to work with.

Our Mission


At Blue Ocean Productions, our mission is to help our clients effectively communicate their message through creative and high-quality video productions. We understand the importance of a compelling visual story, and we work closely with our clients to produce videos that not only meet but exceed their expectations.

Our Expertise


Our team of experts includes talented writers, directors, producers, cinematographers, and editors who have a passion for storytelling. We are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and technology that enables us to produce videos of exceptional quality.

Our Process


We believe that communication is key to producing outstanding video productions. That’s why we work closely with our clients from the pre-production stage through to the final edit, ensuring that their vision is realized. Our process is transparent, collaborative, and designed to deliver results that exceed expectations.

Our Services


  • Blue Ocean Productions offers a wide range of services to meet the needs of our clients. Our services include:
  • Concept Development
  • Script Writing
  • Storyboarding
  • Pre-Production
  • Video Production
  • Post-Production
  • Motion Graphics
  • Color Correction
  • Sound Design

Our Testimonials


At Blue Ocean Productions, we have had the pleasure of working with a diverse range of clients across various industries. Here are a few testimonials from some of our satisfied clients:


  • I could not be more thrilled with Jim Knowlton and Blue Ocean Productions! Jim created a stunning promotional video for the Depth Psychology & Creativity Program at Pacifica Graduate Institute, which I chair. He’s a fabulous collaborator and added dimensions to this project that neither I, or our marketing director, could have done on our own. His interviews with our faculty and graduates brought out the very best aspects of our M.A. program. I highly recommend his creative services. – Mary Wood


  • Jim did an amazing job filming and editing a promotional video for our business. He was easy to work with, willing to make suggestions and worked hard to ensure we had an impressive final product. I recommend Blue Ocean Productions to anyone looking for a great videographer/editor. UPDATE: We’ve continued to work with Jim on over 100 videos for our company. His reliability, efficiency, and quality of work have translated into some great projects completed on-time and on-budget. We’ll continue to use him for the foreseeable future. – Jason Louis


  • Excellent experience at Blue Ocean with Jim Knowlton. Got the job done exactly as I wanted because he is patient, thorough, open and caring. Most of all he is a really great editor! Very knowledgeable. He is now my go-to editor for all my video & movie needs. Best in Ventura! – Melissa Vardey


  • I was incredibly lucky to find this excellent drone operator! Jim was very thorough as he considered the various shots that I wanted for my wedding clients. Not only did he deliver fantastic aerials over the Santa Barbara Harbor and the Funk Zone, but he scoped out the area a few times, all on his own, days before the shoot! That’s huge. He’s a true pro and a very likable person. I hope to hire him again… I know he’ll bring a very high level game. – Susan Metcalf


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Contact Us


If you’re looking for a video production company that can help you effectively communicate your message, contact Blue Ocean Productions today. We would love to hear from you and discuss how we can help bring your vision to life.