RPR is best known for storytelling and creating a high-quality sight and sound experience using all aspects of production at our disposal:  creative messaging; live action shooting; animation; editing; graphics and motion; sound mixing; and music scoring including original compositions.  Quality and storytelling are critical to us.  Because our core full-time creative team has all of the skills mentioned, we are able to maintain control of both in every production.  We know which contractors we can trust when we need to scale up on productions.  We are also a business with strong financial controls that meets budget obligations and delivers all videos on time.

Meet Our Team Leaders.

H. Russell Wilks
H. Russell WilksFounder & Managing Principal
Experienced business and production executive who is executive producer of all RPR media projects, the feature film Airtight, RPR’s animated shorts, and the 2019 live action short Broken Lilies. In addition to his responsibilities at RPR, Mr. Wilks is a producer at the creative development company Frosted Lens Entertainment and a member of the Board of Albany Pro Musica.

Prior to co-founding RPR Studios in 2012, Mr. Wilks was a founder and the President of Overland Capital Group, Inc., a private equity firm formed in 2001. Other experience includes Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of First Leasing Bank in Bahrain, and Senior Vice President, Key Equipment Finance (subsidiary of KeyCorp). Mr. Wilks has also held various management positions at USL Capital in San Francisco and worked in broadcasting in San Jose, California. He holds a BS in Business/Marketing and an MBA from Brigham Young University.

Peter CureauFounder & Member of Board of Managers
Peter D. Cureau is a founder of RPR Studios and a member of the Board of Managers. In this role he advises the company on business and investor relationships.

In 2011, he founded PD Cureau Advisors to provide consulting and advisory services to business owners, real estate investors, financial institutions, non-bank lenders, not for profit organizations, and opportunity funds looking to invest in distressed debt. For the seven and half years prior, Mr. Cureau was President and C.E.O. of Fort Orange Financial Corp. and of its banking subsidiary: Capital Bank and Trust Company. Before his tenure at Capital, Mr. Cureau spent nineteen years at Troy Savings Bank in Troy, N.Y. where he ran the Commercial Real Estate Lending and Investment function.

Mr. Cureau earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Villanova University and a graduate degree in banking from the University of Wisconsin.

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Chantalle Todd
Chantalle ToddCreative Director
Talented filmmaker, artist, graphic designer and photographer. As Creative Director of RPR Studios since 2013, Ms. Todd is a major reason for the creative success of RPR’s media business providing the creative direction, and high quality/creative look to the organizational videos. She has produced, directed and provided graphic designs for the majority of RPR’s projects. She is also an experienced editor and excels at overseeing our team of production contractors. Ms. Todd made her theatrical directing debut this year with the short Broken Lilies. (Trailer: Her media background comes from working in the news and having produced for PSTV. She graduated with honors from SUNY Plattsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts in Television and Video Production in 2012.
Christine Smith
Christine SmithDirector of Sound and Music
An experienced motion picture sound designer, musician, composer and conductor. She has been responsible for the sound-mixing and music on all of RPR’s productions. Especially valuable for the media business is her ability to quickly compose and adjust scores so changes can be made rapidly in postproduction. She has created original music for the feature film Airtight, the short Broken Lilies, and many media productions. In addition to her media work, Ms. Smith, is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM), conductor, and performs in solo recitals and in collaboration with other musicians, bands, and ensembles across the country. Ms. Smith graduated with a Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from Brigham Young University. She also holds a Bachelor of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from Brigham Young University with her clinical internship at the University of North Carolina Hospital.

The Right Tools. The Right Solution.

Whatever your production needs, RPR can meet them. Bring us in to create and deliver a complete video or hire our various services individually.

Video Production Services Albany NY

Video Production

We shoot or animate. Our equipment and crews are also available for hire to record an event, shoot footage for future use, or to assist with the individual video project you’ve always wanted to create.

Imagery That Tells A Story

We have experienced crews. Our equipment includes Cannon Cinema and DSLR cameras; lenses; and a full range of lights, microphones and sound recording devices.

Video Postproduction Services Albany NY

Post Production

We have editors and a composer on staff. Can color correct, sound mix, and create an original musical score.

Editing | Color Correction | Sound Mixing

We use the Adobe Creative Cloud software for editing, graphics and image correction; and Logic Pro X and Finale for sound mixing and music composition.

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Motion Graphics & Animation

No matter what screen size or device, your content will look amazing.

Motion Graphics & Animation

We can create fully animated corporate videos and/or develop all types of motion graphics.

We’re here to answer any questions you may have.

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