Welcome to Think Out Loud

TOLThink Out Loud LLC began with the belief that no idea should be taken for granted. We offer creative solutions to tell the most diverse stories – ones that reflect the special work and compelling lives of our clients and their audience.

As a full service production company, we offer a range of services from scripting and producing to cinematography, editing, and motion graphics. But don’t take our word for it, check out our current production reel to see TOL in action!


Our Philosophy

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The key to any successful project is an engaging story. Our clients do incredibly important work, and at the heart of that work are dynamic voices. Our job is to make sure those voices resonate and touch audiences – be they a world away or just down the block.

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Whether it’s a character profile, a branding video, an educational film, or an in-depth look at an important issue – we aim to create powerful imagery that illuminates and transforms viewers. Our background making broadcast television and films guides our approach to telling visually rich, cinematic stories.

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We love doing what we do, and work in a community of creative artists who feel the same. For each project we provide a team of artists, built to suit the project. Part of the magic is getting to know each client, their work, and the moment when experience and artistry come together to tell a story.

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Movie-making is magic, but it doesn’t have to be mysterious. As experienced trainers and teachers, education is fundamental to our work. We encourage a collaborative filmmaking process and hope that, in the end, we have not only learned about our cleint’s work, but they have learned about ours.

 

Our Services

Interested in our work?

We have worked with a lot of great clients on projects all around the globe.

Collaborators

Michael T. Miller

Founder/Director


Handles clients, budgets and creative visioning for projects. Still likes to rock it behind the camera and the edit board.

River Finlay

Producer


Former public health wunderkind turned video do-gooder. Manages and directs projects from Honduras to Kenya.

Sean Peoples

Communications


Handles communications, promotion, and outreach at TOL. Policy wonk by day and disco DJ by night.

Christopher Parks

Editor/Production Assistant


Editor extraordinaire, with a background in photojournalism. You’ve probably seen his work on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series.

Partners

Nathan Golon 

Nathan Golon


Providing breathtaking cinematography and visual direction. A frequent parter on many a TOL project.
Polygraph Creative 

Polygraph Creative


Our graphic design allies. Offering smart creativity, a keen sense of aesthetic, and a healthy dose of optimism.
Takoma Media 

Takoma Media


These guys make sure all our projects sound great. Led by former Discovery sound mixer & designer Richard Humphries.
Amigo Media 

Amigo Media


Color correction, grading and general making-stuff-look-awesome services by the friendliest folks inside the beltway.
Lucky 9 Studios 

Lucky 9 Studios


Motion graphics with style. Designer Ivan Kander takes infographics, titles, and 3D modeling to the next level.

Want to Join Our Team?

We are always looking to partner with new companies or hire new talents for contract work.

 

Clients

The National Journal
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
The World Bank
Discovery Channel
USAID
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Broadcast Credits

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