Affordable professional digital film production for everyone

The Services We Offer

And More

  • Full script-to-screen service
  • Access to experienced personnel
  • FHD and UHD video production
  • In-house digital acquisition up to DCI 4K
  • Nonlinear 4K video editing and color correction
  • Television and radio advertisement production
  • Stills photography
  • Event videos for live streaming
  • Graphic design for web or print
  • Voice-over and sound recording, editing and mixing
  • Music beds and film scoring
  • Equipment rentals
  • 100% commitment to quality regardless of job size
  • Personal, professional, affordable service


Luis Vides
CEO, Get-N-Live Records


The way Mr. Johnston directs is as if we are not only hip-hop artists but actors on the set. He is able to turn a location into a masterpiece once his mind has captured the vision. As always, I appreciate working with anyone handling business in a professional way and Fifty Oars operates business better than anyone I’ve worked with. If you or anyone is looking for great quality at an affordable price, hire Fifty Oars.

Lone The Poet

“Customer For Life”

Working with Jason R. Johnston was truly an amazing experience. His professionalism and work ethic is what separates him from others in the industry. He understands the artist and their vision and does an excellent job bringing it to life. I would definitely recommend Jason R. Johnston to anyone seeking professional video quality with years of experience. I’m definitely a customer for life.

Dem Dayum Twinz

“Passion and Love”

It was a pleasure working with Fifty Oars – very professional…very efficient – very creative ideas, and high quality shooting. I felt there was a high level of passion and love for what they do. I would recommend any serious artist with a real vision of his/her art to work with Fifty Oars. I can attest to their dedication to bringing the artist’s vision to life!

Notable Clients


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Video ProductionPackages starting at$1,500starting

Videography: capturing events up to Ultra HD/4K.
Cinematography: creating events up to DCI 4K.

PhotographyPackages starting at$200starting

Private and commercial services perfect for events, portraits, or businesses.
From wedding photography to product shots for print ads.

Who is Fifty Oars, Anyway?

My name is Jason R. Johnston. I am a filmmaker with years of experience as a director, cinematographer, editor and producer – among other things. You could say I am a freelance independent content producer; I classify myself a storyteller and visual artist.

Fifty Oars Motion Pictures is the business side of my art.

My dream was to own and operate a successful digital film and video production company with high production value and low overhead that consistently provides the perfect mix of bang and buck for its clients. Fifty Oars is that dream come true. Located in Harlingen, Texas.

We are able to produce digital videos up to DCI 4K in-house. Many jobs do not require our clients to rent additional equipment because Fifty Oars already owns a great selection of cameras, lights and sound equipment. We also have our own in-house post suite so our clients don’t need to look elsewhere for editing, coloring, motion graphics, music or sound design. Fifty Oars truly is a one-stop production shop.

Fifty Oars has featured in-house 2.5K digital film acquisition since 2013. Rather than simply shooting HD video, this new raw workflow is like working with digital film and creates a sharper image with more fine detail and better overall color reproduction in the final HD or UHD product when delivered for broadcast, or 2K cinema. Plus, the combination of a cinematic workflow than produces a much more pleasing and professional image than your standard commercial television production.

Some “behind-the-scenes” photos

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The Team

Senior Content Producer
Me. I’m a veteran of the film and television industry. After cutting my teeth in commercial TV production, I worked on short films and several feature-length motion pictures. I’m also a published photographer.
Content Producer
Herlinda is the brains. She makes sure productions are organized, sets are run smoothly and the paperwork is signed. Producer, production manager and assistant director on a number of my projects.

I look forward to hearing from you today.

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