Posts Tagged ‘Inventive Productions’

Video Biography of Kathleen Pulsipher

October 13, 2014

I am so blessed to have made a video biography of a wonderful artist, mother, grandmother, and woman of faith.  I was totally inspired by this incredible woman, Kathleen Pulsipher.

Here is Kathleen’s testimonial about the experience of getting her video biography made by RJ.

“RJ McHatton is a highly skilled video biographer. His technical expertise is top-notch, yet RJ has the creative ability to know how and where to place the visual and the audio elements. He was able to take my ideas and refine them into a much better plan than the one I had envisioned.
RJ was not just interested in me as a client, but as a person whose story he wanted to present in the absolute most memorable way possible. He helped me see the impact my story will have on my descendants sixty years from now. RJ is personable and willing to make certain I was pleased with every part of the video. I highly recommend him to anyone interested in quality and efficiency.”

Kathleen Pulsipher
Salt Lake City, Utah

Kat Engagement pic for newspaper '68


Dale Harlan, quiet hero from WWII

October 12, 2011

Dale Harlan with RJ McHatton

I really enjoyed my interview today with Dale Harlan, a war hero from World War II. Dale served in the Army Air Corp in the Battle of Midway and then as a paratrooper for the 101st Airborne (Screaming Eagles) in Holland and Bastogne and th…e Battle of the Bulge. Dale was injured in battle and earned two Purple Hearts, two Bronze Stars, and other medals. After the war Dale served in the Oregon State Legislature twice and was a practicing attorney for 40 years. Dale is a typical quiet hero living next door.

US Army General Julius Braun

October 12, 2011

US Army Brigadier General Julius Braun (ret) with RJ McHatton
I enjoyed my interview with US Army Brigadier General Julius Braun who served in WW2, Korea, worked with Dr. Von Braun and German scientists on rockets, missiles and Space program.
Julius’ father was a famous US General killed in WWII.  Like father like son, they both became Generals.

US Army General Gustav J. Braun. 
US ARMY Brigadier General Gustav J. Braun, Jr. was the Assistant Division Commander of the 34th Division at the time of his death in 1945 in combat in Italy.
He was the highest ranking US soldier killed in action during WWII.

Easter Wedding

October 13, 2010
The Dwyer Wedding
A Beautiful Easter Wedding in Seattle
RJ McHatton and the Inventive Productions Team were commissioned by Stacy Kvam and SK Wedding and Event Design of Seattle to shoot and produce a unique documentary film about the wedding of two wonderful people from Moscow who were gettting married in Seattle on Easter Day.  For the first time in many years Easter Sunday was landing on the same day for many different kinds of religions.  That is why Elena and James chose to be married on Easter Sunday.  Family and friends from all across the globe travelled to Seattle for this joyous event.  Like a cinema verite movie or more like a classic Fellini movie with such interesting characters, our documentary of the wedding day experience turned out to be a real life magical moment.   You can see the Dwyer Wedding Movie Trailer by CLICKING HERE.

Biography of a Town — Bucoda, WA

October 13, 2010
Bucoda Baseball Team
Bucoda, Washington Baseball Team
We are proud to be the producers of a new documentary film about the history of the town of Bucoda, Washington, located near Tenino.  The film was produced for the exciting Centennial celebration which included a terrific parade.  You can see a short sample of our film by CLICKING HERE. You can see a short video of the Centennial parade by CLICKING HERE. We are excited about this new idea of creating a Video Biography of a Town.  We hope to make more of these kinds of projects in the future.

Lynn Tilton — CEO of Patriarch Partners and MD Helicopters

October 13, 2010


RJ McHatton with Lynn Tilton


I really enjoyed and was moved by my interview with Lynn Tilton, CEO of Patriarch Partners and MD Helicopters.  Lynn has dedicated her life to helping others through social entrepreneurship.  It was an amazing experience learning how this single mom could build an empire by saving classic American brands and keeping the jobs here in America.  It was fun flying in her helicopter over Hoover Dam, too.

Video Shoot at WA State Criminal Justice Training Academy

October 26, 2009
Director RJ McHatton with Law Enforcement expert Gordon Graham

Director RJ McHatton with Law Enforcement expert Gordon Graham

We drove down to Burien to shoot four short films for the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Academy.  The four films are focused on the SAFE CALL NOW program.  Safe Call Now is a non-profit that tries to help prevent suicide or substance abuse among public safety employees.  You can learn more about Safe Call Now at We shot a great introduction by nationally recognized expert Gordon Graham, then used real life police officers, fire fighters, and EMTS in the scripted video production.  I was particularly impressed with this Gordon Graham.  I call him “this” Gordon Graham because I have known the “other” Gordon Graham for over 20 years.  You can learn more about this Gordon Graham at

Here are some pictures of the volunteers who helped with our video production.

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Thank you so much to the great volunteers who helped out with the production of these four videos.  They came in during their day off.  We are very grateful for their excellent commitment to helping others.

Fire 20/20 Director Larry Sagen with Gordon Graham

Fire 20/20 Director Larry Sagen with Gordon Graham

We also shot an interview with Gordon Graham for the non-profit Fire 20/20 about diversity in the Firefighting industry.  You can learn more about Fire 20/20 at

Peter Allen talks about Johnny Myers – Part 1

October 23, 2009

Peter Allen talks about Johnny Myers – Part 2

October 23, 2009

A nice visit with Larry Lehmer

October 19, 2009
Author Larry Lehmer

Author Larry Lehmer

I had a great meeting with author Larry Lehmer over at the Monaco Hotel in Seattle. Larry is a former journalist from Des Moines, Iowa who has helped numerous people write their memoirs.  Larry is also a former member of the Association of Personal Historians and the author of the bestselling book “The Day the Music Died: The Last Tour of Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens” (Schirmer Books).  We talked about the current state of the Personal Historian business and some of the best ways to do an interview.  It was great meeting Larry and I appreciate him taking the time to visit with me.  You can learn more about Larry Lehmer at