Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Saturday & Sunday, Hours by Appointment Only | Appointments Available
Proudly Serving Sarasota and Manatee County, including Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, & Arcadia | Located at the Corner of Orange & US Highway 41

Watrous Video Productions
(941) 366-3316
739 S. Orange Avenue,
Sarasota, FL 34236-7717

About Our Company

Bill Watrous, Owner

Owner Bill Watrous first became interested in media-related production during his high school years This led to involvement in the behind-the-scene technical aspects of The Sarasota Players productions.

After graduating from Sarasota High School, he majored in Broadcasting at the University of Florida, working for the college’s radio and television stations and the radio and TV production centers at the University. Upon graduation, he obtained his FCC First Class Radio Telephone license and was employed at a number of Florida radio stations. His experiences included responsibilities as news director, announcer, producer, and advertising account executive.

The Start of Watrous Video Productions
While working in Sarasota radio he started Watrous Video Productions as a home-based business and produced THE BRETHREN HOUR. The program was distributed to over 20 radio stations each week. He expanded into video productions by doing film-to-video transfers and videotaping weddings. The business soon outgrew his house and an office was obtained, staff added, and God has richly blessed our growth ever since.

In recent years, Sarasota High School contracted Watrous Video Productions to oversee the installation of equipment in their new studio and develop a curriculum for TV Production classes. Bill taught these classes for three years and an independent study program in broadcast journalism for two more years. In addition, he produced the school’s Morning Show, which included daily announcements and school news coverage.

Matt Snelson, Director of Operations, Senior Editor, Senior Videographer

Matt has been with Watrous Video Productions since April of 1996.  He has 10 years experience with the Adobe Creative Suite.  The Adobe Production Suite includes; Premier CS6, After Effects CS6, Encore CS6, Photoshop CS6, Media Encoder CS6, Audition CS6, and Illustrator CS6.  Matt also has 5 years experience with Apple's Final Cut Pro.  Over the last 16 years Matt has directed, filmed and edited many graduations in the Sarasota area.  His many video shoots include aerial videography, multiple camera shoots, weddings, training videos, infomercials, boating footage, industrial shoots and hundreds of interviews.  He has experience working on film shoots as a camera operator, dolly technician, crane technician, lighting technician, audio engineer, personal assistant and grip.

Community Relations

Watrous Video Productions is known throughout the area for its community involvement as it has had extensive experience in assisting and supporting churches, schools, and other nonprofit organizations.

Employees In-Front of a Helicopter, Production Company in Sarasota, FL

Bill Watrous has served as a Scoutmaster for 25 years, he has been a member of the District Training Committee, and currently serves on the Southern Region summer camp appraisal team and the local Eagle Scout review board. He has served as President, Zone Chairman, and Secretary for the sight committee for
the Lion’s Club. He has been a Red Cross instructor in aquatics and first aid, and served as chairman of the building committee while on the Red Cross Board
of Directors.

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