About Shawn

 
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Shawn is a video creative who produces ads, commercials, and narrative projects for brands and agencies. Shawn’s work has circled the web, the air, and the world. His work has also won top awards at film festivals.

Throughout his growing years of professional experience, Shawn has successfully launched and grown brands, creatively and constructively lead teams, and continues to learn and expand his creative knowledge and skills.

Shawn’s docufilm “What’s Your Story” has won “Best Film” and gone on to premiere in a few film festivals across the country:

- Official Selection in the Muscatine Independent Film Festival - Winner for Best of Student Film category
- Official Selection in the Clean Shorts Film Festival
- Official Selection in the Student Produced Independent Films for Youth (SPIFFY)

Shawn sought out the opportunity to travel to Kampala, Uganda in Africa for a month with a team of filmmakers. There, he helped to produce, shoot, and edit two documentary films in an effort to bring about social and economic change.
Their feature-short documentary "The Barefoot Lawyers of Uganda" has succeeded in the film festival circuit across the country, including the Festival 500. Read more about that here.

It was asked upon Shawn to create the senior film for the University of Iowa, where it premiered at the famous Kinnick Stadium.

He also had the privilege to help produce and film a TEDx TALKS at the University of Iowa.

Oh, Shawn also has an IMDb.

Link to his resume: View Here


Expertise

Writing

Shawn has been professionally trained and personally published scripts, blogs, articles, and screenplays. Writing is a place where his thoughts and ideas come alive; it's the closest thing to making ideas a shared reality. Writing is both a personal pleasure and a professional passion, and it's something Shawn continues to exercise.

Producing

As an organized individual, Shawn excels in getting a project off the ground and making it a success. He effectively works with people in the business from all areas; leading a professional and productive atmosphere, and turning ideas into a polished product. Shawn’s thoughts, ideas, and work are well managed, communicated, and executed.

Filming

This is where Shawn’s creative mind and precise eye thrive. He see’s the world differently, and the work reflects that; He loves to play with lighting and compositions to achieve different results. Shawn’s constantly evolving and taking the initiative to learn the art; from gear and technology, to methods and techniques–Shawn loves creating.

Editing

Perhaps the more demanding of the disciplines, Shawn finds himself getting lost in the flow of editing. He’s fluent across many platforms and programs, including Final Cut Pro X, the Adobe Creative Suite, and anything else that can be self-taught. As one of the final steps in making an idea something to share, it's also a great practice of patience.