About Us

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Triplane Film + Video is a production company and creative design boutique. A California corporation, DBE AND SBE – and WBENC-certified company, Triplane’s recent focus has been on government and education sectors – always mindful of the need to entertain while getting the message across.



Principal-Director-Writer-Shooter-Editor Jane Simpson brings to the table a broad range of experience in all areas of production on a wide variety of film and video projects from features and TV to corporate, educational, docs and music videos. Drawing upon a background rich in art, animation, graphics and effects courtesy of UCLA Film School, Simpson formed Triplane, piloting spots, docs and promos for MATTEL,VISA, CBS, DISNEYLAND and more, while perfecting storytelling skills by writing scripts and directing a few features and TV fiction. Triplane has served as Simpson’s directing/editing services company on music videos for artists such as Chaka Khan, Concrete Blonde, Thelonious Monster, Patti LaBelle and Enrique Iglesias. Since 2001, Simpson and Triplane have been creating corporate, government, educational and entertainment projects.

Simpson’s expertise and extensive knowledge makes her a unique problem-solver, whether it’s spending a year immersed in tsunamis and earthquakes for a TV series on natural disasters, or designing ways to convey a rail safety message for L.A. County Metro, or tracking the life and times of Brad Pitt for A&E Biography, or documenting the small school experience around the country for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, or portraying the remarkable life of fossil hunter Harley Garbani for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Or teaching navigation for the Sierra Club and Wilderness Travel Course, or tramping through the Sierra photographing and painting plants and landscapes.

Triplane Team members include:

Laura Start-Dawson . Producer

Dan Brockett . DP

Eric Grammel . DP

Chris Dawson . Visual Effects