BlueCap Productions was started by Bryan Swoboda, son of famous mineral collector Edward Swoboda, when Bryan realized that many of the great mineral-related stories he heard while he was growing up were starting to disappear in time. Determined not to let that happen, Bryan, a documentary film maker, enlisted the aid of Randall Blaum, who worked with Bryan on several films, and they started BlueCap Productions - a company dedicated to preserving the rich history of the mineral world through the use of film, the Internet and other electronic media.