Great American Productions is a consortium of award-winning working professionals with decades of experience within the production, broadcasting, advertising and fashion industries. We adhere to the old-school methodologies in our crafts, yet are excited to change the way in which modern day content is produced, and ultimately how the creative story is told.
The roots of Great American Productions dates back to the late 1980s. With many of the group having spent more than two decades in multiple crafts of the 9 Arts.
The team at Great American Productions has been forged from their working relationship chiseled over many projects together. They are seamless, and some of the most experienced commercial artists, showrunners, producers, stylists, photographers, creative directors and strategic leaders in the content production community.
Some of the varied projects we've worked on over the seasons include block buster programming such as NBC's The Apprentice & Top Gear, ESPN X-Games and HGTV's Design Star. As well as endless Branded Content, Print Ad Campaigns, Webcasts, Corporate Videos and TV Commercials.
Lastly, we've worked with a large variety of broadcast, cable and internet networks including ABC, NBC, ESPN, FOX Sports, Discovery, NatGeo, Bravo, Spike, Oomba.tv, BreedingGround.net, Freeform and others.
What our colleagues say...
Brad H. Senior Global Creative Director at Under Amour
Back at Abercrombie & Fitch, we were looking to add some validity to our men's outerwear line. I searched high and low for someone who could 'wow' the directors with high energy action-oriented imagery. After reviews of many high-end content producers, Shawn and his team quickly rose to the very top of our list and ultimately became our 'go-to' guy. For years, they helped build the lifestyle identity for the Abercrombie & Fitch brand.
Chris M. Digital Design Manager at Boston Scientific
I've had the pleasure of working with Shawn and his team on multiple occasions. They're truly experts in the branding and production field and always have creative insight which takes a project to the next level. They're nimble enough to shoot on location under adverse conditions with consistent mind-blowing results. I will continue to use them for all my broadcast and print production needs.
Rob S. Founder and Chairman Topspin Ventures
We hand selected Shawn to be our Senior VP / Director of Photographic Operations for the first online retailer of finer men's apparel in 1999. At the time, no apparel manufacturers had a website or e-commerce presence. Our manufacturers were a who's who from Georgio Armani and Hugo Boss to Emengildo Zegna, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Hilfiger and more. Shawn had the vision to design, build and ultimately manage a state of the art broadcast and photography studio that included a team of traffic managers, producers, photographers, stylists and digital technology experts that, under his direction were able to receive, log, style, shoot, retouch, traffic and ship samples back to the manufacturers within the same day. A very impressive feat that has been copied by numerous others to this day. Shawn delivered amazing results and I continue to hire him.
Kelly C. Sr. Marketing Manager at Pacific Premier Bank
Always enjoy working with Shawn and his crew. They're very easy to work with, to talk to and to bounce out-of-the-box ideas off of. They've never been one of the "I'm the expert, do it my way" types who can drain your budget, and your sanity. They're warm and creative thinkers who can both lead and follow very well. I've not found many like that in my thirty years in the business. Shawn is my go-to guy!
Andrew S. Executive Creative Director at WINDOWSEAT
Shawn is an amazing director and photographer with a wide range of skills, and he's an all around great guy. I always have a great time shooting with him and love what we walk away with...Amazing Pictures.
Geoff S. VP of Marketing at PathGather
Some of the most creative and genuine professionals I have had the pleasure of working with, on both sides of the camera. If you get the chance to hire them, consider yourself lucky, blessed, fortunate and in for an awesome ride.
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