Affordable professional digital film production for everyone.

Narrative Fiction Films

We've helped produce feature-length motion pictures and many short films and film contest entries. We are always delighted to work a set with a great cast and crew.

Narrative Nonfiction Films

From corporate "branding" videos to in-depth documentaries, Fifty Oars can produce content that will represent your business or tell your story the way it deserves to be.

TV & Web Commercials

With experience producing, writing, directing, shooting and editing hundreds-upon-hundreds of television commercials over the years, we know how to bring your brand to life.

Music Videos

Fifty Oars loves collaborating with fellow artists and visionaries to create a product that supports an already great song with appropriately cinematic images that will move your audience.

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.

– Luis Vides, CEO, Get-N-Live Records

Samples of corporate videos produced by Fifty Oars.


A cinematographer creates moments. I am an experienced director of photography on features, shorts, music videos and adverts.

UAS Aerial Cinematography

The same in-house cinematic quality you expect from me, up to DCI 4K, now with more elevation.


A videographer captures moments. Corporate, private or live events, b-roll, interviews; anything you need captured professionally.


Commercial, glamour, wedding, private or corporate. With complimentary color grading. Prints optional.


Video editing, color grading, VFX and photo retouching. With digital deliverables up to DCI 4K.

Voice Over & Radio

Professional sound, an affordable price and a quick turnaround. Perfect for Television or Radio.

Mobile Studio

Wherever you are in the world, I can be there. All my gear, knowledge and expertise. On budget. On Time.

Graphic Design

From simple flyers, to a complete corporate identity including logo design and websites.

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.

– Lone The Poet, Sou’Briety

Private and commercial photography services perfect for events, portraits, or businesses; from weddings, family gatherings, and sports, to headshots, and product shots for print ads.

  • 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
  • Aerial cinematography and photography
  • Music beds and scoring
  • Equipment rentals
  • 100% commitment to quality regardless of job size
  • Personal, professional, affordable service

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!

– Dcipher, Dem Dayum Twinz

Who Is Fifty Oars?

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.

I look forward to hearing from you today.