Director of Video Operations
Brian Shelton is a two-time Emmy Award winner with more than 20 years of experience in the television production industry as a director, technical director, and editor. Brian’s career has spanned all areas of live and pre-recorded television programming. His experience includes live sports, concert events, news, cable television programming, corporate training, business television and infomercials. His broadcast, cable, and private network clients include ABC, ESPN, Fox Sports, HD Net, Cox, Comcast, PRIMEDIA, Interactive Medical Network, National Dental Network, and Broadcast New Corp. His Fortune 500 clients include Oracle, Cisco, Ernest & Young, Pfizer, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Verizon, General Motors, IBM, Intel, and many more.
Lead Video Producer
Byron Cox is a veteran television producer who has spent 20 years in the industry. After starting off his career with a CBS affiliate, he turned his attention to corporate video in 1995. Since then he has worked with hundreds of different clients and produced numerous projects ranging from half-hour training videos to live, interactive broadcasts.
His programs have been recognized nationally with several awards for his work on the Law Enforcement Television Network where he produced hundreds of hours of training for police officers around the world.
Byron has also spent many years helping merge the world of video and web by focusing on web-based training for numerous industries. This experience gives him a unique perspective when it comes to creating successful online video campaigns.
At Splash Media, Byron serves as the lead video producer helping clients realize their social media success through his creativity and attention to detail.
Director of Engineering
David Horton is a prime example of why Splash Media loves to brag about its video production team; he has more than 15 years of experience in television engineering and production, and he got his real start in that field working on one of the highest-profile sporting events of 1996 – the Summer Olympics Games in Atlanta. Those in the know are aware of the special challenges involved in shooting and producing live sports events, and David proved to be up to that challenge working in venues featuring the Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Desperadoes and Dallas Mavericks, as well as events at the Cotton Bowl. After joining PRIMEDIA Productions in Dallas, he worked his way up to assistant chief engineer. Yet David isn’t content to just sit behind a director’s board in a studio, pushing buttons and running robotic cameras; he’s also designed and built several small and large production facilities around Dallas/Fort Worth. He is an expert in the field of video format conversion, making sure that customers get top video quality playback in limited bandwidth applications and players.
Chris Shelton has more than 16 years of video production experience, specializing in directing and editing. It all started for him just out of high school in the beautiful town of Tyler, Texas, where worked for the local ABC affiliate. Since then Chris has done it all, from building and lighting large studio sets, to running a camera for live events, to audio operator, and directing and editing corporate training videos. A few of Chris’ past clients include ABC, CBS, NBC, ESPN, Fox Sports Southwest, and Primedia Workplace Learning.
After spending his entire life around television production, Matt Dawson finally started his career as a videographer for a small ABC affiliate in Palm Springs, Calif., in 1997. Since then, he has produced and directed shows like The Jenny Jones Show, Trading Spaces, The Miss Universe Pageant, and The Marriage Ref, for networks like ABC, NBC, CBS, TLC, FUSE, WE, and HGTV. Matt now brings his 15 years of television production experience to Splash Media.
Marlene Hilton is a veteran television news anchor, reporter and producer with more than seventeen years experience in live television, web casting, multimedia and video production. She has produced and hosted news, educational and corporate events for a variety of clients, including Covidien, Chevrolet, GlobalTec, PRIMEDIA, Nortel, IBM, Frito-Lay, National Dental Network, Alcon Labs and, of course, Splash Media clients. She has been recognized for producing the monthly award-winning continuing education broadcast for psychiatrists titled psychLINK and has received numerous awards for her interviewing and on-camera performance. As a corporate television consultant she helps her clients look and sound their best in any medium.
Professional Makeup Artist
Nelly Burr brings her creativity and flair for the dramatic to Splash Media after many years of training and experience in the makeup artist industry. Nelly received cutting-edge training and experience from many talented artists while working with MAC Cosmetics for 4 years. Quickly catching on to a variety of techniques, Nelly has been in high demand for high-profile freelance opportunities, and she has been recognized locally and nationally for her amazing talents. In fact, Nelly’s work adorned the front cover of the 2010 Dallas Bride’s magazine. Nelly is now the full-time makeup artist here at Splash Media studio!