Active Image Media is a full service production company that helps businesses and organizations cut through the noise and grow their brand with strategic, story-driven content. 

Many of our clients are small to medium-sized businesses that don't have the time or resources to pour into a large-scale production. As a fellow small business, we've adapted to become quick learners who can work fast & efficiently to provide professional video and photo content at a manageable price.

We believe there’s a story behind every brand that deserves to be told. We believe in telling stories in an inspiring, authentic way. We empower brands by crafting high-quality, affordable content that enhances their marketing strategy and grows their business. 



Starting out in the early 1980s, Mike DiTrolio worked as a professional camera operator and editor at two well-known production companies in the Philadelphia region, quickly climbing the ladder and becoming a creative leader in the field. 

Then, in the late-1980’s, Mike founded a production company called SPVN Communications, which focused on providing high-quality video and photography services to local businesses, organizations, schools and families.

This was the age of analog - photos were shot on 35mm film, video was captured on Betacam or VHS, and editing was done in a linear manner using two VCR decks. Mike and his staff soon developed a reputation for outstanding quality and speedy customer service, and the company grew quickly.

Today, Active Image Media helps companies and organizations cut through the noise and grow their brand with strategic, story-driven content. Our diverse client list includes such notable organizations as Villanova University, Independence Blue Cross, Opera Philadelphia, The Judge Group, Energy Transfer, among many others.


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Mike DiTrolio

Owner | Producer
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Joanne Mardinly

Photographer | Office Manager
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Jake Ferry

Director of Video Production
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Steve Caplan

Director of Photography | Editor
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Jay Lindblad

Photographer | Editor


  • "Jake, Eric and Mike and everyone at Active Image Media are the best of the best! They are creative, supportive and work well with managing large projects that support our end goal. I am always impressed with their creative eye and attention to detail. They will go out of there way to make sure every detail is taken care of, even if that means traveling. I trust them to document, create and carry out any job I am involved with, whether professionally or personally, Active Image Media is my go to video and photo company that I trust and am grateful for!"

  • "Active Image Media provides excellent, excellent service.  They have filmed our stage productions for many years and I have been completely satisfied with their quality, with their timeliness, with all interactions.  Mike DiTrolio is a class act and his dutiful staff reflect that as well.  I give them my highest recommendation."

  • "I want to thank you for the outstanding professional service that you gave me during my campaign this past year.  The photographs and website were outstanding."

  • "Highly recommend! We have used Active Image Media to video our training events for years. Everyone is extremely professional and does a wonderful job. They are quick to respond, extremely friendly, and the video quality is outstanding."

  • "I've been working with Active Image for years and find them to be warm, friendly, professional and responsive. They also produce wonderful videos and always go above and beyond to make an outstanding final product for us."

  • "Eric, Jake, Mike and the whole organization are a pleasure to work with. Active Image Media has been filming our lacrosse games for over a decade and always do a professional job. They are very responsive and work diligently to make sure all of our events are covered. They also do a great job in editing and producing content, having generated many highlight reels and tribute videos over the years. We feel that Eric and his team are an extension of our organization and have loved working with them."