About Our Team

Corporate Video Producers Near Decatur ILus

 

Crowdson Creative is Springfield, Illinois’ premier videography company, but we frequently work in Peoria, Bloomington/Normal, Decatur, Champaign/Urbana and beyond. We specialize in full-service video production and post-production for corporations, small businesses and non-profits. Whether you’re interested in reaching potential customers, or communicating with your employees, we can help by producing television commercials, training videos, client testimonials, or even music videos. We’re here to meet all of your video production needs – on time, and on budget – delivered anywhere – on DVD, videotape, on the web or on a smartphone.

Brian Crowdson has over 20 years experience as a videographer and producer. Prior to starting Crowdson Creative, he was Manager of Comcast Spotlight’s video production department in Springfield/Decatur/Champaign/Urbana, and Director of Access-4, Springfield’s Public Access Station.

Before being promoted to Production Manager, Brian worked as a Producer for Springfield’s previous cable systems (Times-Mirror, Cox, TCI, AT&T & Insight), producing thousands of television commercials. He has also worked for numerous other companies, including news stations WICS and WAND, KOST Broadcast, ESPN, Advanced Audio Video, St. George Productions, Tims on Location, SIU School of Medicine, WILL-TV and many others.

Recent satisfied clients include the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Horace Mann Insurance, the Energy Education Council, Operation KidSafe, The Springfield Illinois African-American History Foundation, the Illinois State Dental Society, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois, and many more.

Brian is a member of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, Springfield’s Committee on International Visitors, was a founding board member of Springfield Local First and a founding board member of the Access-4 Producer’s Group.

Karen Nickerson graduated from the University of Illinois at Springfield in 2009 with a degree in mass communication. During her time there she worked for the campus television studio, made short informational videos for Unigo.com, and helped write, direct, and edit the school’s first and only feature-length student film production. She enjoyed participating in all aspects of these productions, but something about the tedium of spending hours every night in front of a computer screen re-building a story from hours of raw footage dazzled her, or possibly cooked her brain, and shortly after graduating UIS she found a spot with Crowdson Creative as a video editor and has been here ever since.

Recently retired from the University of Illinois Springfield Office of Electronic Media, Dave Antoine was looking for a new challenge when he fortuitously ran into Brian, his former student-worker (20 years previous), at a grocery store one evening. After mentioning that he was looking for work, and reminding Brian of certain college indiscretions, Dave immediately found himself back in the workforce with Crowdson Creative. Mr. Antoine also hosts a radio show as “The Aging Adult Rocker”, Wednesdays from 6-8pm on WQNA 88.3 in Springfield. You can find his facebook page here.

Richard “Fazi” Falzone is an award-winning film-maker and photographer. Rick has worked with us for over 7 years, producing long-form TV shows, web videos and commercials. He’s a recent graduate of the San Francisco School of Digital Filmmaking and a winner in the Route 66 Film Festival. His photos placed both first and second in the Pro division of the 2013 Art Alliance photo contest and he has a short that just placed in the 2014 Mockumentry film fest. Rick has worked on four feature films (2 in the last year), and 100’s of commercials. He also has Silicon Valley experience, working with the likes of Atari and Samsung in California. Rick and Brian met while working for Comcast/Insight, where Rick was one of the top advertising sales reps.