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.
Lisa Horne’s extensive background in sales and service prepares her for working with our high end diversified clientele at Splash Media’s studios. Lisa’s resume includes working for the Texas Lottery establishing and servicing over 150 new accounts as well as receiving numerous local and national sales awards during her career at Telecheck Services. She has also established and managed all operational aspects of two successful start-up firms over the past 10 years. Lisa has a BA in psychology from the University of Texas at Dallas.
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.
Steve Sosinski is our E-learning specialist, having been instrumental in setting up a couple of networks that would help put Splash Media on the map in the then-new field of online video training – Traders Television Network and The Success Training Network (TSTN). Steve also produced programming for those networks and supervised post-production activities, showing his expertise and abilities in all phases of the video production game as it relates to both traditional and new media – live internet/satellite simulcasting, streaming media applications, DVD authoring. He’s built e-learning solutions for clients such as Ernst & Young, Nortel, IBM, Silicon Graphics, Wiley Publishing and SAP. Prior to joining Splash Media, Steve was a producer/director of digital media services at Primedia Workplace Learning, managing broadcast TV projects for the Oxygen Network, PBS and SpeedChannel and setting up digital media projects such as live webcasts.
Steven T. Miller
You don’t get much more accomplished in the field of visual arts than Steven T. Miller, and you won’t find more auspicious beginnings for a career behind the camera and in an editing bay. In 1984, Miller and R. Brad Murano (now Splash’s chief creative officer) met at a master film workshop and were soon taken under the wing of Oscar-winning filmmaker Robert Wise (“The Sound of Music,” “West Side Story.”) The two used that tutelage to write and edit a trailer and screenplay that won an award at the Houston International Film Festival. Talk about confident; the two aspiring artists apparently used Jedi mind tricks to convince officials at George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound to let them cut the final sound mix for their trailer at that Marin County facility.
All that served as a launch pad for Miller’s ascent in the music video industry, working with Murano to write, direct and edit more than 100 videos for everyone from Pat Benatar to Take 6 to Alison Krause. Miller has also served as a governor of the Texas board of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and was asked to oversee final completion and installation of film exhibits at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Miller’s award-winning ways continued when he entered the corporate video world, winning an Emmy as recently as 2008 for Splash Media’s production of “Dr. Brown’s Photoshop Laboratory” for client Adobe. Other top-name clients on the receiving end of Miller’s considerable talents: Nokia, Ford, GM, Hasbro, Reliant Health Care, Mary Kay and Pennzoil.
A native Midwesterner, Jeff Hoferer is a self-professed film geek. He has both written and produced everything from feature films to a comedy web series. As long as he’s writing, producing or performing something, he’s a happy fellow! Jeff brings creativity, organization and a wealth of knowledge to every production, and he loves creating quality content.
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!