Steve Rippe

Bolivar, Missouri

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About Me

3 time Emmy winning cinematographer with over 30 years experience in commercial, news, and documentary storytelling....locally and internationally. Credits include NBC News, Fox News, History Channel, Discovery, ABC, CBS, Animal Planet, Help Give Hope, MDA, Herschend Family Entertainment and countless others......

Whether helping companies communicate their brand, or capturing special events, my goal is to always bring individual stories to life.

Rippe Video Productions is based in the midwest, but has no boundaries, we are ready and available for national and international assignments.

I have the eye, the experience, the professionalism, and the state-of-the-art equipment for any project.


I have been in the industry since 1981.

"The Billings Mural"
Added on 6/18/2018

She is a Internationally known artist, an Ozark's treasure, and she just shared a whole lot of love with her hometown! Susie was so full of pride as she signed the Billings Mural.


Camera Operator – SDG Town Hall Capture Edit
August, 2018 — August, 2018
Corporate – Edge Factory
Director of Photography – Real Sports
July, 2018 — July, 2018
Television – HBO
Camera Operator – Mind Field
July, 2018 — July, 2018
Other – Slauson Productions
Director of Photogaphy – FARO 10
July, 2018 — July, 2018
Corporate – Joo Kno
Director of Photography – STI Connection
April, 2018 — April, 2018
Corporate – Enable
Director of Photography – Time Travel Release
March, 2018 — March, 2018
Corporate – Herschend Family Entertainment
March, 2018 — March, 2018
Director of Photography – Hardy Living
January, 2018 — January, 2018
Other – Engel Entertainment
Camera Operator – Bridezillas 11 - Liz T
November, 2017 — November, 2017
Television – Critical Content
Camera Operator – Silver Dollar City Christmas 2017
November, 2017 — November, 2017
Commercial – The Spining Group
Director of Photography – King of Backyard Blig
November, 2017 — November, 2017
Short Film – Fly on the Wall Entertainment
October, 2017 — October, 2017
Director of Photography – Memphis East Basketball
October, 2017 — October, 2017
Online – Flo Hoops
DP/Camera Operator/Director/Editor – Greenfield '77
September, 2017 — September, 2017
Online – Annoymous Friend of Greenfield
Director of Photography – Time Machine Release
August, 2017 — August, 2017
Corporate – Herschend Family Entertainment
Director of Photography/Editor – COR
August, 2017 — August, 2017
Online – Wayne Frederick
Director of Photography – Act of God
June, 2017 — June, 2017
Television – Bellum Entertainment
Director of Photography – Cantina Laredo Commercial
June, 2017 — June, 2017
Commercial – The Vacation Channel
Director of Photography – Owens Murphy Volkswagon Commercial
June, 2017 — June, 2017
Commercial – What's Next Media
Camera Operator – Strange Inheritance
June, 2017 — June, 2017
Television – Tower Entertainment
Director of Photography – Garfields Commercial
May, 2017 — May, 2017
Commercial – The Vacation Channel
Director of Photography – Act of God
May, 2017 — May, 2017
Television – Bellum Entertainment
Director of Photography/Movi Operator – Unknown
April, 2017 — April, 2017
Corporate – Tag Team Global
Director of Photography – Weather or Not
April, 2017 — March, 2017
Other – Bellum Entertainment
Director of Photography – 20/20
February, 2017 — February, 2017
Television – ABC
Director of Photography – Unknown (Time Travel)
February, 2017 — February, 2017
Corporate – Herschend Family Entertainment
Director of Photography – Tiny House Nation 4
January, 2017 — January, 2017
Television – Leftfield Entertainment
Director of Photography – Unknown
December, 2016 — December, 2016
Online – Joo Kno Media
Director of Photography – Hidden Heroes
December, 2016 — December, 2016
Short Film – Chicken Soup, LLC
Director of Photography – Solar Eclipse 2017
November, 2016 — November, 2016
Online – Inside Science - American Institute of Physics
Movi Operator – United States Federal Courtouse-Jefferson City MO
October, 2016 — October, 2016
Online – Full Effect Productions
Director of Photography – Innovations Television
October, 2016 — October, 2016
Television – DMG Productions
Director of Photography – N/A - Continuing Education
September, 2016 — September, 2016
Other – Lutheran Church - MO Synod
Director of Photography – J'den Cox - No Way But Up
September, 2016 — September, 2016
Other – Flo Sports
Movi Operator/Drone Operator – Political Commercial
September, 2016 — September, 2016
Commercial – Wilson Grand
Director of Photography – Unknown - Documentry
August, 2016 — August, 2016
Other – Gary Kurtz Archive Preserving Film History
Director of Photography/Editor – Duttons Backstage
August, 2016 — August, 2016
Television – Joshua Tree Productions
Director of Photography – N/A
June, 2016 — June, 2016
Commercial – Herschend Family Entertainment
Director of Photography – N/A
June, 2016 — June, 2016
Corporate – Muscular Dystrophy Association
Director of Photographer – Treehouse Masters Ultimate 5
May, 2016 — May, 2016
Television – Animal Planet/Wilma TV
Director of Photography – N/A The Weather Channel
May, 2016 — May, 2016
Television – The Weather Channel
Director of Photography – CTE - DaSy
May, 2016 — May, 2016
Corporate – 15Four
Director of Photography, Director, Producer, Editor – Untitled
April, 2016 — April, 2016
Corporate – Help Give Hope
Director of Photography – Untitled
April, 2016 — April, 2016
Feature – The Vacation Chanel
Director of Photography – Untitled
February, 2016 — February, 2016
Corporate – Ideas United
Director of Photography – MDA
January, 2016 — January, 2016
Online – Rink Entertainment
Director of Photography – Super Gamer Builds
January, 2016 — January, 2016
Online – Defy Media
Director of Photography – Presa Diretta
January, 2016 — January, 2016
Feature – MediaKite NY
Director of Photography – Rich History
December, 2015 — December, 2015
Feature – ABC/Lincoln Square Productions
Director of Photography – Shadow of the Knight Book Trailer
November, 2015 — July, 2016
Online – Novelist Jennifer Spugeon
Camera Operator – Enactus World Cup 2015
October, 2015 — October, 2015
Live Event – Enactus
Director of Photography, Director, Producer, Editor – The Sunday Drive
September, 2015 — September, 2015
Online – Rippe Video Productions
Director of Photgraphy – Route 66
August, 2015 — August, 2015
Live Event – Richard Lewis Media Group
Director of Photography – Untitled
August, 2015 — August, 2015
Feature – Yahoo News with Katie Couric
Director of Photography – Untitled Sizzle Reel
May, 2015 — May, 2015
Feature – Fly on the Wall
Drone Operator – American Red Cross March for Readiness Run
May, 2015 — May, 2015
Live Event – American Red Cross
Director of Photography, Director, Producer, Editor – The Colonel
May, 2015 — May, 2015
Online – Rippe Video Productions
Camera Operator – Untitled
April, 2015 — April, 2015
Corporate – Keller Williams Realty (Thomas Realty Team)
Director of Photography – Tabitha's Story
April, 2015 — April, 2015
Online – Help Give Hope


Great experience, great attitude, great gear. Exceeded expectations and his camera assistant Lesia was exceptional as well. Have no doubts when calling Steve.

Brian Cole - edgefactory

I was in search of someone to help in capturing and framing the reunion of a team that I was a part of in 1977. We won a state football championship. That was about all I needed to tell Steve for him to step up to the plate and hit a grand slam home run for me. His creation far exceeded my greatest expectations. Steve's craftsmanship places him in the category of "CHAMPION," of championing stories that are personal and viscerally moving.
--Greg in ATLANTA

Trueman Friend

Steve is such a pro and a great guy to boot, it’s always a pleasure to shoot with him. As a director with a ton of responsibilities on my plate, I can always send him off to “bring home the shots” and trust he’ll nail it (while I deal with client pleasing and talent challenges!) He has an eye for the right shot, a mastery of modern tech, and a knack for problem solving. I’ve known him for 20 years and just worked with him yesterday!

Damian Fulton

I booked Steve less than two days before my shoot and I could tell he sensed that I was a bit stressed out over the phone when I first called him, but he did a great job of making me feel at ease and reassuring me that everything will turn out fine.. and you betchya it did! My interviewees looked amazing with the set up / lights Steve brought to the table. And not only that, Steve is very friendly, kind and professional. I highly recommend him and look forward to working with him again in the near future!


I can attest that being able to properly set up a beautifully lit interview is not an easy job...but if you that's what you need...Steve Rippe is your man! Steve is a premiere videographer, he is one of the most professional and talented videographers I've ever worked with. Steve is a True "Pro" from start to finish, his camera work is fantastic and he's "got the eye" for beautiful lighting!" Steve's equipment is new and high tech. If you are in the St. Louis area or surrounding area... Steve is your guy! HIRE him, you won't be disappointed! - Mary Pelloni


Working with Steve was a first class experience. He has excellent tools to get the job done in multiple ways, and approached the assignment with passion.

Mike Jenkins

I have worked with Steve for many years, and would highly recommend him!

Lisa Branham

Steve is a pleasure to work with. His energy, commitment, and creativity would be an addition to any project.

Jill Singer

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