The AMPD Media Productions staff consists of two friends who attended college together; Amber Massicotte, and Dominic Petze. They first met at Manhattanville College in New York in 2011. Amber, studied Musical Theatre while Dominic studied Music Education.
Amber and Dominic started collaborating in multi-media after they took a week long road trip across the United States; taking photos and videos of National Parks and all sites along the way. This stemmed into a passion for capturing the many different aspects of life that we experience everyday.
With their ever growing experiences in music and art, the two realized the potential in working together and combining the art forms that they love. As a company, they hope to bring a new perspective into their multi-media company.
As well as being a musician, Amber has long been an avid photographer and videographer; having taken every photography class available in high school and discovering a new passion for video editing in her senior year video production class.
In college, she became great friends with fellow musicians Dominic Petze, Emily McCloskey, and Chris Pecci. Together they formed a band, CADEnce, which performed around campus at various events.
Although she put her videography on the back burner to focus on her music in college, Amber never stopped taking photos or lost her love for videography. After graduating college Amber, her boyfriend Adam, and Dominic took a once in a lifetime three week trip across the United States where they took nearly 10,000 photos and hours of videos in National Parks and cities spread across 9000 miles. After the Summer was over, Dominic returned to school to get his master’s and Amber began to audition.
Her first role since graduating was an elf on the North Pole Express, a holiday improv train that performed two one and a half hour shows a night. She continued to concentrate on her music throughout that holiday season and even taught herself to play the ukulele. Once Dominic graduated, they began discussing the possibilities of starting their own media and music production company. Although that company is still in the beginning stages, she, and Dominic have already had rave reviews for their work and have since brought their great friend Emily aboard to help realize this dream.
While enrolled in his 5-year Master’s Program for Music Education he met some of the best people of his life. .
In addition to his work at AMPD Media Productions, Dominic is a public school teacher in Newport, Rhode Island and a private guitar and piano instructor.
He first picked up the guitar when he was 14. He knew from the moment he had a guitar in his hands, that he wanted to pursue a career in music. Little did he know that playing guitar would open so many other doors in the world of music and art combined.
While in college, Dominic met Amber. Between class experiences and his creative work with these friends, his interest in music and art exploded. He received a GoPro camera for Christmas and then his obsession for digitally capturing life took off. He started recording some fun moments with his family playing in the ocean and then documented his senior recital, where he performed on guitar.
After graduation, he took a road trip across the United States with Amber and her boyfriend. Along the way, they discovered the potential of combining multiple art forms. Since then, they have been on the hunt for the most innovative ways to capture life as it happens and always keep up with the latest advancements in technology to bring state of the art experiences to their productions!
Dominic is a licensed FAA commercial drone pilot, and loves to capture the world from above.