We are dedicated to delivering unparalleled marketing solutions that not only meet but exceed our customers’ objectives, ensuring tangible and impactful results.  Committed to excellence, we strive to offer premium services, cutting-edge equipment, and unforgettable experiences.  Our promise is to harness our extensive expertise to optimize outcomes for our valued clients.  Central to our mission is the delivery of our signature ‘Guaranteed Smoothness’ in every campaign, event, or commercial we craft, setting a distinctive standard for client satisfaction.


At Phase 3 Studios, our foundation is built on the timeless Biblical principles of serving others and conducting business with unwavering integrity—a commitment we hold dear to our hearts and believe to be of significance to God.  We passionately pursue excellence by offering tailored solutions that address the unique needs of our clients, delivered with a blend of utmost dedication and professionalism.  Our philosophy revolves around attentiveness and collaboration, fostering synergy between our clients and our team to ensure the optimal solutions for all involved.


The Phase 3 team is made up of the most talented group of professionals you will find in the industry.  Their collective experience and dedication to their craft is unparalleled.  We have worked on projects from one corner of the globe to the other on every type of project you can imagine.  At this point, there is nothing that will really catch our team by surprise.  That experience and know how will let you sleep well at night, knowing that your project, big or small, is in the absolute best of hands.

TODD YATES – CEO / Executive Creative Director

Todd started Phase 3 Studios in response to clients asking for a broader range of marketing and communication services.  With decades of experience gained from managing Phase 3 Digital, Post Factory and Gear Monkey, Todd has continued to move Phase 3 Studios forward. Todd has an intrinsic passion for his craft, and this translates into the high-quality products that leave these walls. He continues to learn and discover new ways to improve results for our clients.  Todd is an alumnus of Cal State University, Fullerton.  Years of practical, behind the camera experience, marketing, postproduction, producing and directing, make Todd the perfect person to help move your project forward with “Guaranteed Smoothness.”

JOSH NAPIER – Production Maverick and Master of “I’ll figure it out”

Josh came to Phase 3 as a graduate of BIOLA University Film School.  Josh is instrumental in ensuring a great experience and a great product for our clients.  His extensive practical, production-based experience helps maximize every Phase 3 production.  If you have worked with Josh, you know he is passionate about production and always has a great attitude and outlook on life.  Josh is a large part of creating “Guaranteed Smoothness” for our clients.

TIM SLOAN – Audio Wizard and Pro Tools Sultan

Tim is a highly experienced audio engineer with a passion for music that began at a young age. By age 18, he was recording his own music. He went on to earn an audio engineering degree from Long Beach City College, where he was trained by Nancy Allen, the engineer for Oingo Boingo. After completing his degree, Tim went on to work for The Smashing Pumpkins while they recorded their “Adore” album at Sunset Sound in Hollywood. He has both Pro Tools and ICON Expert certifications. Over the course of his career, Tim has sound designed and mixed dozens of feature films, television series, and thousands of commercials. He has also produced many audio books. Tim’s comprehensive audio experience, as well as his mixing and musical genius, helps elevate every project he works on at Phase 3 Studios.

JONATHAN HICKS – Creative Director and Jedi Master

Instrumental in creating Phase 3 Studios, Jonathan shares the same vision to use creativity combined with technology to help create “Guaranteed Smoothness” for all of our clients. As a Jedi Master pixel jockey,  he has decades of hands-on, art direction and design experience that he has used to create 2 and 3d motion design, editorial, finishing, print design, VR experiences, and even a successful apparel line.  He believes much of the success that he has had relies on his ability to continue to learn, being right and left brained and his attention to detail.  Jonathan has a mechanical technical background that has allowed him to work directly with engineers and management of Lexus, Toyota and some of his designs have even been presented before Congress.  He also owns and rides multiple motorcycles both street and dirt and has done work for some of the powerhouses in the motorsports industry including Honda and Yamaha.  Jonathan is also an alumni of Cal State University Fullerton.

PATRICK LUSSENHOP – Post Production Genius and Wizard of Workflow

Patrick is a graduate of the University of Iowa’s Film and Video Studies program, but soon realized that the West Coast is the Best Coast.  Without a doubt, Patrick is always the smartest guy in the room.  Patrick helps keep the countless projects in the Phase 3 pipeline on track and on time.  His attention to detail and creativity are second to none.  After working with Patrick, clients are unable to wipe the smile off of their face.

GLENN MILLER – Creative Director of Funnyness

As a Creative Director, Glenn has had vast experience in brand storytelling utilizing all forms of content, across all media channels. He has created impactful creative work for both established brands, and brands on their way up. Glenn spent his early career working for large multi-national agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi and went on to start and run his own agency, G&M Plumbing.  In addition, he has directed hundreds of TV commercials and countless other forms of video content. Client experience includes HBO, Del Taco, Taco Bell, Disney, and Red Robin just to name a few.  Glenn’s work specializes in actor performance centric concepts, emphasizing natural humor and wit.  Glenn’s work has also been named to Adweek’s Best Spots of the Year.


AAA Auto Club Enterprises


Arbonne International

Meguiar’s Inc.

al Punto Advertising

Pacific Premiere Bank

Banc of California



Doner Advertising

Billabong USA


In-N-Out Burger


Del Taco

Taco Bell

DVS Shoes

Ingram Micro



COX Cable

Deutch LA

Harper Collins

Worthy Publishing



Panasonic Broadcast

Kobe, Inc.

Launch DRTV

El Pollo Loco

The Irvine Company

TYR Sport

Motor Trend Group

Mountain High



Fuse Interactive

MAG Instrument

Q Logic


Sharp Healthcare

Scripps Hospitals

Shark Ninja

On 24, Inc.


DGWB/Amusement Park

Script to Screen


Crave Games

Tapjoy Mobile

Anaheim/Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau (AOCVCB)

Thomas Nelson Publishers

Girl Scout Council of Orange County

Urban Decay

Urban Outfitters

Vans, Inc.

Verizon Wireless

Zondervan Publishing


AMC Theaters

Walt Disney Companies

Paramount Pictures

STX Entertainment

Trinity Broadcasting Network

Bloomberg TV

Fox News Channel

Carson Entertainment Group





CBS Sports

Turner Sports

NBC/The Today Show

NBC News/Meet the Press

NBC Nightly News

Alter Bridge



NBC Universal



Winchester Mystery House

Imagination Design Works

Roadtrip Nation

The Word Network

The Daily Show



Nine Inch Nails


Mr. Mister


Television New Zeland



Toyota Motor Corporation
















Fletcher Jones Motorcars

Brammo Motorsports


Mercedes Benz

Racer Communications

Fox Racing

Meguiar’s Inc.



Edwards Lifesciences






Roy’s Restaurants



Taco Bell/YUM Brands

CarePlus Skin Care

Orange County Mattress

Medieval Times


True Religion USA

Winchester Mystery House


Teen Challenge

Safe Families for Children

Olive Crest


Humphreys & Associates

BIOLA University

American Career College

Forest Home Ministries

Life Together

C.S. Lewis Foundation

Campus Crusade for Christ


Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Harvest Crusades

Revival Outside the Walls

Jack Hayford Ministries

The Masters Program

Open Doors

Prison Fellowship

Chapman University

Grace College

Azusa Pacific University

Arizona State University

My Faith Votes

West Coast University

American Career College

Vanguard University

Western State College of Law

The Word for Today

Saddleback Community Church