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Otto Productions

Pittsburgh , PA
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300 39th Place, Rear Office
Pittsburgh, PA 15201 US (map)

PHONE

888-861-1412

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ABOUT US

We Believe
Pittsburgh Weddings are life changing celebrations that should be FUN and create great memories. Together we can take your dreams beyond your expectations by... Read more
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Pittsburgh Weddings are life changing celebrations that should be FUN and create great memories. Together we can take your dreams beyond your expectations by personalization, planning, and creative ideas If you need and want your wedding to be FUN and Unforgettable contact us NOW, before your date is taken



Otto Productions DJ service is a professional disc jockey service located in North Pittsburgh near Cranberry.

Our goal is to have your wedding day be memorable and exceptional. I can and will do several things to make your wedding memorable, elegant, and just how you have planned it. Having both sets of family and friends at your event is going to require an Emcee/Dj, who will handle the order of events and assist you as much or as little as you need. This is the reason I always bring a professional wedding assistant with me to every wedding.

“Planning Plus Creativity = Fun” The only way to accomplish this is to get to know both of you, and learn about your family and wedding party. Read less
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INFO FOR DJ

What music genres are in your collection?
50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, Acoustic, Big Band, Classic Rock, Classical, Country, Dance, Folk, Funk, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz, Motown, Oldies, Orchestra, Pop, Punk Rock, R&B, Rock, Soul, Strings, Swing, World
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Is there a limit to the amount of music that can be requested?
No limit
What is your usual attire?
Always professional and appropriate for the setting
If you do not have one of the songs pre-requested by the client, do you require that they provide it?
It depends if it is appropriate to the event and the crowd, then yes definitely. If you have specifically asked me not to play certain songs or types of music, however, I will honor that over a guests request.
How many other DJs do you work with?
Recommend an other quality entertainers if date is booked.
What is the minimum amount of time you will DJ for?
No set Limit
Is the client able to meet the DJ before booking?
Yes, and very much encouraged. We also have many clients who are out of state and have extensive on-line planing system.
Do you specialize in any ethnic or international events?
We have Chinese and Koren speaking emcees and a Spanish translator. Frank the owner has a degree in Chinese Language and Culture From the University of Pittsburgh.
Can the client submit a do-not-play list?
Yes,
Do you bring your own equipment?
Always,
What (if any) special equipment, such as disco balls or lighting, is offered with your service?
Uplighting and Monograms
How much time do you usually need to set up? Do you require that the site or client provide a table for you to set up on?
One hour
Do you have any extra space requirements?
no
Do you have a sign or banner that you use at events?
Never
Do you usually emcee the event or talk between songs?
We respect the Bride and Grooms wishes.
How would you motivate the crowd if no one is dancing?
Change the music style while respecting the brides and grooms wishes
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
We respect the Bride and Grooms wishes.
Will you arrange for recorded music to play during your breaks?
not necessary
What is your backup plan in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes, since we work as a team, Entertainment Director and Assistant, all wedding are covered
What is your overtime rate?
Otto Productions is an Independent Dj service, this means we normally do only one event per day
 
 What this means to our clients, "We Charge per Event, not Time."
 
 Most Dj services charge per hour to guarantee over time charges, this we believe is not an ethical business practice.
Do you charge for travel expenses? If yes, how much do you charge?
not normally.
What is the required deposit to secure your services?
One third of cost

INFO FOR LIGHTING & DECOR

What type of events do you produce?
Corporate Events, Private Parties, Weddings
Which of the following services do you provide?
Audiovisuals, Entertainment, Event Lighting

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Richard
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Frank and Tara were awesome!

First, let me say that going into the night we had a few concerns: not much availability of YouTube videos highlighting Frank's bridal party intros, name mispronunciation(Frank had a helluva time with my last name), and general uncertainty regarding the up lighting and how it would look.

My wife and I walked into the reception before anyone was in there(they were stoll at cocktail hour) to check things out. Frank greeted us at the limo and politely held the door. Everything looked great, including Frank's lighting, which transitioned and looked extremely professional the entire night.

Fast forward to the announcing, we hung out while he was calling everyone in thebridal party out and he did a superb job, the crowd was going nuts, the transitions between couples and songs was smooth, and he didn't butcher any names. Then it was our turn to come out, we chose Tiesto - Red Lights, and were blown away at the reception we received and how he made his lights dance to the song. Another solid job by Frank.

He played some Italian music during dinner to accompany the Italian theme we had going, kept the crowd moving all night to a crowd pleasing blend, some of what we requested but a lot of other stuff that fit too; my wife's 93 year old grandmother was actually dancing several times throughout the evening so we really can't criticize any of his musical choices.

Lastly, Tara was great at keeping the night flowing and was a great sport(the best man gave her the finger and she brushed it off - sorry Tara!). Three examples of the kind of stuff she does, in addition to tracking us down for cake cutting and whatnot: 1) she went outside and gathered alone who was wearing a wedding ring for the anniversary dance and 2) she organized some wobble dance that I missed but everyone who was in the room got in on and loved 3) And she also took 300+ pics of us that she burned to a cd and gave to us that night

They make an awesome duo!
Frank and Tara were awesome!

First, let me say that going into the night we had a few concerns: not much Read more...
Frank and Tara were awesome!

First, let me say that going into the night we had a few concerns: not much availability of YouTube videos highlighting Frank's bridal party intros, name mispronunciation(Frank had a helluva time with my last name), and general uncertainty regarding the up lighting and how it would look.

My wife and I walked into the reception before anyone was in there(they were stoll at cocktail hour) to check things out. Frank greeted us at the limo and politely held the door. Everything looked great, including Frank's lighting, which transitioned and looked extremely professional the entire night.

Fast forward to the announcing, we hung out while he was calling everyone in thebridal party out and he did a superb job, the crowd was going nuts, the transitions between couples and songs was smooth, and he didn't butcher any names. Then it was our turn to come out, we chose Tiesto - Red Lights, and were blown away at the reception we received and how he made his lights dance to the song. Another solid job by Frank.

He played some Italian music during dinner to accompany the Italian theme we had going, kept the crowd moving all night to a crowd pleasing blend, some of what we requested but a lot of other stuff that fit too; my wife's 93 year old grandmother was actually dancing several times throughout the evening so we really can't criticize any of his musical choices.

Lastly, Tara was great at keeping the night flowing and was a great sport(the best man gave her the finger and she brushed it off - sorry Tara!). Three examples of the kind of stuff she does, in addition to tracking us down for cake cutting and whatnot: 1) she went outside and gathered alone who was wearing a wedding ring for the anniversary dance and 2) she organized some wobble dance that I missed but everyone who was in the room got in on and loved 3) And she also took 300+ pics of us that she burned to a cd and gave to us that night

They make an awesome duo! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Brett
Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Entertainment:
Frank and his assistant Tara were nothing short of amazing, and they exceeded every expectation we had. I knew that I wanted Frank to DJ and do the lighting our wedding when I heard him at my best friend's wedding a year and a half earlier. Otto Productions and Pittsburgh Event Lighting were the second vendor we booked - that's how important our music was to us! I loved that he was able to naturally read our crowd to get a feel for what our family/friends liked and what would keep them dancing.

When we meet six weeks before my Wedding to go over our day, he answered every question I had, and even ones I didn't know I had; it so put me at ease. I really liked that he told me that all I had to do was make eye contact with him during our parents dance, because we both picked very long songs, to fade out our songs.

Tara was also a lifesaver when, after my bouquet toss, I realized I didn't have my garter on (I hadn't worn it because it was kind of annoying.) Tara quickly assured me that she would find it for me, the music never stopped, and it was never awkward. I had my garter within minutes and the show went on without missing a beat!

We continue to receive compliments on our DJs/music and that people have never been to a wedding where everyone was literally on the dance floor ALL night long. It was a nonstop party and we want to do it all over again! I recommend Otto Productions highly and without reservation for a wedding- they were amazing!!

Lighting:
Fantastic work, in all aspects! They knew exactly how to set up for a romantic evening ballroom, they know when to reign it in and when to do dramatic. Super nice people, prompt, and their lighting designs are breath taking!

The 'Pin Spotting' of our wedding cake, flowers and our engagement portrait really put the right accent on our wedding reception

Brett and Lucy
Entertainment:
Frank and his assistant Tara were nothing short of amazing, and they exceeded every expectation we Read more...
Entertainment:
Frank and his assistant Tara were nothing short of amazing, and they exceeded every expectation we had. I knew that I wanted Frank to DJ and do the lighting our wedding when I heard him at my best friend's wedding a year and a half earlier. Otto Productions and Pittsburgh Event Lighting were the second vendor we booked - that's how important our music was to us! I loved that he was able to naturally read our crowd to get a feel for what our family/friends liked and what would keep them dancing.

When we meet six weeks before my Wedding to go over our day, he answered every question I had, and even ones I didn't know I had; it so put me at ease. I really liked that he told me that all I had to do was make eye contact with him during our parents dance, because we both picked very long songs, to fade out our songs.

Tara was also a lifesaver when, after my bouquet toss, I realized I didn't have my garter on (I hadn't worn it because it was kind of annoying.) Tara quickly assured me that she would find it for me, the music never stopped, and it was never awkward. I had my garter within minutes and the show went on without missing a beat!

We continue to receive compliments on our DJs/music and that people have never been to a wedding where everyone was literally on the dance floor ALL night long. It was a nonstop party and we want to do it all over again! I recommend Otto Productions highly and without reservation for a wedding- they were amazing!!

Lighting:
Fantastic work, in all aspects! They knew exactly how to set up for a romantic evening ballroom, they know when to reign it in and when to do dramatic. Super nice people, prompt, and their lighting designs are breath taking!

The 'Pin Spotting' of our wedding cake, flowers and our engagement portrait really put the right accent on our wedding reception

Brett and Lucy Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Private User
Wedding:
4/26/2014
5.0/5.0
Frank was our DJ ( Dj Otto, Otto Productions) and he was absolutely amazing! People never left the dance floor and were dancing before the dance floor was even "open." All of his music flowed together perfectly, he played songs that everyone dance too. I don't remember a 'bad' song. Perfect music for our perfect day.

Otto Productions provided a professional wedding assistant: Amanda. She kept everything following. She also took pictures and gave us pictures at the end of the night, we were able to post them right away. Very cool!!

He also did our ceremony and cocktail hour which I had made special request for and he was able to play everything exactly how we was asked! We had our reception at the George Washington Hotel in Lit. Washington, It is an historical landmark and our selection of 'Big Band' music worked perfectly.
Frank was our DJ ( Dj Otto, Otto Productions) and he was absolutely amazing! People never left the dance floor and were Read more...
Frank was our DJ ( Dj Otto, Otto Productions) and he was absolutely amazing! People never left the dance floor and were dancing before the dance floor was even "open." All of his music flowed together perfectly, he played songs that everyone dance too. I don't remember a 'bad' song. Perfect music for our perfect day.

Otto Productions provided a professional wedding assistant: Amanda. She kept everything following. She also took pictures and gave us pictures at the end of the night, we were able to post them right away. Very cool!!

He also did our ceremony and cocktail hour which I had made special request for and he was able to play everything exactly how we was asked! We had our reception at the George Washington Hotel in Lit. Washington, It is an historical landmark and our selection of 'Big Band' music worked perfectly. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Frank and Tara,

We had the best reception thanks to the two of you. Frank, you set the mood and the flow of the evening. It was perfect. People were relaxed and enjoying themselves. They loved the MUSIC! We had so many people compliment what a fantastic job you did. Tara you had everyone in the right place at the right times.

You were fun and you definitely entertained and impressed us and our crowd. We truly appreciate all the time and commitment you put into our special day. Thank you both for making it so memorable.

Kate and Mike
Frank and Tara,

We had the best reception thanks to the two of you. Frank, you set the mood and the flow of the Read more...
Frank and Tara,

We had the best reception thanks to the two of you. Frank, you set the mood and the flow of the evening. It was perfect. People were relaxed and enjoying themselves. They loved the MUSIC! We had so many people compliment what a fantastic job you did. Tara you had everyone in the right place at the right times.

You were fun and you definitely entertained and impressed us and our crowd. We truly appreciate all the time and commitment you put into our special day. Thank you both for making it so memorable.

Kate and Mike Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
My biggest worry was I didn’t want to spend a lot of money for cheesiness. It’s not like you can go to a taste-test for a DJ. I searched all over and found Otto Productions via WeddingWire. I spoke to him on the phone and he sounded great. Great voice, good ideas, and a fair price. We booked him immediately.

My fiancée and I meet up with him about six weeks before the wedding to go over songs and timeline. Another great thing is Frank has a website setup were you can add songs, times, reception and ceremony notes etc. It becomes very helpful having all the information in one location. He also has a very professional way about him and wonderful personality. Definitely knew he’s music and had cool suggestions and ideas. Great ideas we would have not thought about on our own.

Wedding day was a blur but Frank and Tara were already set up well before the ceremony, including having a second location to set up where the cocktail hour was being held. Also all the equipment was out of sight in the reception room. The music was great and matched my playlists and my main songs. Everyone certainly enjoyed the dancing and the music.

This was a blessing in disguise, having the original DJ back out and being able to book Otto Productions was a lifesaver. He was perfect, knew the location and put us at ease during this stressful event.
My biggest worry was I didn’t want to spend a lot of money for cheesiness. It’s not like you can go to a taste-test for a Read more...
My biggest worry was I didn’t want to spend a lot of money for cheesiness. It’s not like you can go to a taste-test for a DJ. I searched all over and found Otto Productions via WeddingWire. I spoke to him on the phone and he sounded great. Great voice, good ideas, and a fair price. We booked him immediately.

My fiancée and I meet up with him about six weeks before the wedding to go over songs and timeline. Another great thing is Frank has a website setup were you can add songs, times, reception and ceremony notes etc. It becomes very helpful having all the information in one location. He also has a very professional way about him and wonderful personality. Definitely knew he’s music and had cool suggestions and ideas. Great ideas we would have not thought about on our own.

Wedding day was a blur but Frank and Tara were already set up well before the ceremony, including having a second location to set up where the cocktail hour was being held. Also all the equipment was out of sight in the reception room. The music was great and matched my playlists and my main songs. Everyone certainly enjoyed the dancing and the music.

This was a blessing in disguise, having the original DJ back out and being able to book Otto Productions was a lifesaver. He was perfect, knew the location and put us at ease during this stressful event. Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
STOP your search for the perfect DJ! You found him!! When we started our search for a wedding DJ I basically gave up hope that we'd find someone that would "get us" and actually play music we wanted to hear. They all seemed a bit "cheesy" and no one was unique. Then I came across Frank/Otto!! I will forever be thankful for Frank & Tara and his ability to make our wedding fit us as a couple. I have goosebumps just thinking about how special they made our day for us.

Frank is MORE than a DJ! He helped get a timeline in place and really took initiative as to when the cake cutting, garter toss, ect took place. I had numerous guests say how well our wedding & reception flowed and I thank Tara for that. Many of the guests asked how we knew the DJ or if he was a friend of ours. They couldn't believe that he put so much effort into just us and loved him as much as we did. I've had multiple people say that was the best wedding they'd ever been to. Again, I thank Frank for this!! There isn't another DJ comparable to him. He is assertive, friendly, fun and gives great suggestions and ideas. If you get Frank/Otto for your special day I'd consider you lucky just as we were!
STOP your search for the perfect DJ! You found him!! When we started our search for a wedding DJ I basically gave up hope Read more...
STOP your search for the perfect DJ! You found him!! When we started our search for a wedding DJ I basically gave up hope that we'd find someone that would "get us" and actually play music we wanted to hear. They all seemed a bit "cheesy" and no one was unique. Then I came across Frank/Otto!! I will forever be thankful for Frank & Tara and his ability to make our wedding fit us as a couple. I have goosebumps just thinking about how special they made our day for us.

Frank is MORE than a DJ! He helped get a timeline in place and really took initiative as to when the cake cutting, garter toss, ect took place. I had numerous guests say how well our wedding & reception flowed and I thank Tara for that. Many of the guests asked how we knew the DJ or if he was a friend of ours. They couldn't believe that he put so much effort into just us and loved him as much as we did. I've had multiple people say that was the best wedding they'd ever been to. Again, I thank Frank for this!! There isn't another DJ comparable to him. He is assertive, friendly, fun and gives great suggestions and ideas. If you get Frank/Otto for your special day I'd consider you lucky just as we were! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Cannot say enough good things about Frank! We were very unsure about the whole process of choosing a DJ/MC for our wedding. How do you know if someone is going to suit what you're looking for?! After meeting with Frank we felt really comfortable and confident in his services. He really seemed to "get us". We had an interesting dancing group so we crossed our fingers that things would work out. We couldn't have been happier with how well everything went! Frank was great about feeling out the crowd as to what everyone was really feeling or not. Even people we didn't expect to dance did! He really helped set a fun vibe for the "party" part of the wedding but was also extremely helpful with making sure that we ran on our timeline. He MC'd the evening perfectly and I was grateful for that! If you're looking for an experienced, reliable, organized and all around great DJ he's the guy! Thanks again Frank!
Cannot say enough good things about Frank! We were very unsure about the whole process of choosing a DJ/MC for our Read more...
Cannot say enough good things about Frank! We were very unsure about the whole process of choosing a DJ/MC for our wedding. How do you know if someone is going to suit what you're looking for?! After meeting with Frank we felt really comfortable and confident in his services. He really seemed to "get us". We had an interesting dancing group so we crossed our fingers that things would work out. We couldn't have been happier with how well everything went! Frank was great about feeling out the crowd as to what everyone was really feeling or not. Even people we didn't expect to dance did! He really helped set a fun vibe for the "party" part of the wedding but was also extremely helpful with making sure that we ran on our timeline. He MC'd the evening perfectly and I was grateful for that! If you're looking for an experienced, reliable, organized and all around great DJ he's the guy! Thanks again Frank! Read less
Services Used: DJ, Lighting & Decor
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Tommy
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
My wife and I were thrilled to have had Frank be our DJ/MC for our wedding day. Frank was such a professional and a pleasant person to work with. We meet few times before my wedding to go over the logistics and foreign names he had to pronounce, and he did AMAZINGGG! I can honestly say that because of Frank and his assistant Tara everything went smoothly and my wedding was perfect! I owe a huge success of my wedding to Frank.

I would also like to mention that I had a band at my wedding as well, and looking back now Frank was all we needed and he was better than the band…so my suggestions to anyone…Frank is all you will need and more! Thank you for all your services, Frank! We couldn’t be happier.
My wife and I were thrilled to have had Frank be our DJ/MC for our wedding day. Frank was such a professional and a Read more...
My wife and I were thrilled to have had Frank be our DJ/MC for our wedding day. Frank was such a professional and a pleasant person to work with. We meet few times before my wedding to go over the logistics and foreign names he had to pronounce, and he did AMAZINGGG! I can honestly say that because of Frank and his assistant Tara everything went smoothly and my wedding was perfect! I owe a huge success of my wedding to Frank.

I would also like to mention that I had a band at my wedding as well, and looking back now Frank was all we needed and he was better than the band…so my suggestions to anyone…Frank is all you will need and more! Thank you for all your services, Frank! We couldn’t be happier. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Amazing and painless experience! People are still talking about my reception and how incredibly FUN and personal it was!!! Frank and Tara never missed a beat and everyone had a BLAST! Thank you for truly making our wedding reception the 'Best Wedding Reception EVER! (He gave us the book). The Lighting was a HUGE hit too!! Having You as my DJ/MC was the best decision I made for my wedding hands down!
Amazing and painless experience! People are still talking about my reception and how incredibly FUN and personal it was!!! Read more...
Amazing and painless experience! People are still talking about my reception and how incredibly FUN and personal it was!!! Frank and Tara never missed a beat and everyone had a BLAST! Thank you for truly making our wedding reception the 'Best Wedding Reception EVER! (He gave us the book). The Lighting was a HUGE hit too!! Having You as my DJ/MC was the best decision I made for my wedding hands down! Read less
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Alli
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Otto Productions was phenomenal!! The music wasn't overly loud, he played every song we asked and he kept us on schedule! We had a 5 hour window for the Ceremony and Reception and Frank and Tara kept us on point.

Otto Productions has an easy to use website and every song imaginable. And if for some reason they don't have your song, they will purchase it for you. Frank meet with us six weeks before and called us a few days prior to go over all the songs, the names of the bridal party, and the rest of the details. Very easy to work with!! He even had a camera with him and recorded the highlights of the evening and made it available to us on a DVD.

Otto Productions went above and beyond our expectations and we absolutely recommend him!
Otto Productions was phenomenal!! The music wasn't overly loud, he played every song we asked and he kept us on schedule! Read more...
Otto Productions was phenomenal!! The music wasn't overly loud, he played every song we asked and he kept us on schedule! We had a 5 hour window for the Ceremony and Reception and Frank and Tara kept us on point.

Otto Productions has an easy to use website and every song imaginable. And if for some reason they don't have your song, they will purchase it for you. Frank meet with us six weeks before and called us a few days prior to go over all the songs, the names of the bridal party, and the rest of the details. Very easy to work with!! He even had a camera with him and recorded the highlights of the evening and made it available to us on a DVD.

Otto Productions went above and beyond our expectations and we absolutely recommend him! Read less
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