About Off the Wire Studios:

Eric Hales – Owner/founder of Off The Wire Studios, Eric has many years of experience in video production and filmmaking. He started hands-on training in TV Production at the Chesapeake Center for Science & Technology 1998-2000, where he learned the fundamentals while working as a production assistant, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Old Dominion University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Communications – Film/Video Studies. DBA Off the Wire, Eric creates projects for various clients as well as freelancing for other companies. To date, Eric has shot four feature films and seven shorts, as well as worked on TV series for networks including Oprah Winfrey Network, Discovery, TLC, MTV, E!, A&E, BET, SyFy, FYI, CBS, PBS, FOX, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, and SPEED. He has experience in many production environments, including corporate, commercial, industrial, music video, reality/doc television, live event/multi-cam broadcasts, weddings, shorts and features. Eric approaches every project with a creative eye, collaborative drive, and passionate energy.


“The quality of what you get with Off the Wire Studios accompanied by the personable feeling you get from working with them is unmatched in our area. We (The Virginia Symphony) did three promotional videos with them and can’t say how impressed we were with their flexibility, creative input, and professionalism. If you ever get the chance to work with them, they will certainly make your vision come to life!”
– Nick Docherty, Marketing & Communications, The Virginia Symphony Orchestra


“Eric took my vision for a music video and helped me bring it to life. I’m happy with the finished product. Good guy, very professional & knows what he’s doing. Thanks man!”
– Dray Melton, 'Give Me Love' music video


“Eric was awesome and very professional. He came to bat at a last minute need for a videographer to film my brother-in-law’s retirement from the US Navy. Eric filmed, edited and delivered some great footage of the event. If I were ever in the need of a videographer in the Virginia area, I would definitely call on him again. Thank you Eric for all your help!”
– R.C.


“Tipping the hat to Eric Hales at Off the Wire Studios for a most excellent job on the video for ‘Two Trains’. Eric is a skilled artist with bottomless patience.” – David Arn, 'Two Trains' music video


“Eric and John brought a lot of talent and experience to the shoot. Very creative and tireless in their approach, they did not stop until they got it right. They produced a video that is getting great reviews. I would definitely use them again.” – David Arn, 'Ninety-nine in the Shade' music video