Since 1918

Generations of Creativity

Erik Spencer, Founder

3 Generations behind a camera.
Joseph Arch began his career documenting Pearl Harbor (pre-bombing) and was the first photographer in history to document Mob activity in New York in the 50’s. Today the family tradition continues where we focus on storytelling content through cinematic video production.

Erik Spencer is the owner/operator and DP (Director of Photography) for Old Tripod. The business began in 2008 with a focus on digital marketing and honed in on video production. Erik’s latest work has been with tech companies such as Linux, Bloomberg, VSCO, CNN, and Squarespace. His latest project was DP on a documentary film that was privately screened in the Saturday Night Live studios at Rockefeller Center.

Erik, his Grandfather & Father.

Some of the companies we have the privilege of working with:



What do you do?

Direct, shoot and edit. We tell stories with a focus on quality cinematic content.

What type of clients do you work with?

Companies such as Linux, Comcast and more. Corporate Events such as KubeCon with 9,000+ attendees and Brands in the tech space, beverage space, startups, health facilities, hospitality and more.

What gear do you use?

We use the right tools for the job; From Hollywood cameras, lighting and audio to run-and-gun style cameras with a smaller footprint. It depends on budget, type of project, location, logistics and many other determining factors. Get in touch and we can figure out the best fit for you.

What do you charge?

Every project is unique with varying needs so we package together a project based on what suits you best. We are happy to provide a quote after we learn a few more details so please reach out. We look forward to meeting you and hearing more about your project.

What's your postproduction process?

Good question. Your content is important so we strive to be as seamless as possible to get your content delivered. We use a video feedback platform where you can leave time-stamped comments and even markup the video. You will be alerted when new versions or cuts are available and you can also easily download and view all deliverables.

Are you insured?

Yes, we are fully insured and can scale coverage to fit your requirements.

Behind the Scenes

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