Our Team

CHIP SWETNAM | CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Chip Swetnam has been producing videos since before he knew what girls were.  It didn’t matter anyway, because his main passion was, and remains, the moving image.  While others celebrated grade school graduation with punch and cookies, Chip’s milestone took the form of a Cease and Desist letter from George Lucas.  At the age of 15, he began producing and directing corporate videos for the Hyatt Hotel of Louisville, the Dana corporation and many other businesses in the area.  He has worked for some of the biggest names in entertainment including Disney, Universal, NBC, ABC, CBS and more.  Chip is a fan of all types of media, and has extensive experience producing and shooting documentaries, feature films, television and radio programming, corporate videos and infomercials.  He has an uncanny ability to connect with talent and draw out their best possible performance, and brings a sense of calm and ease to the set.  He is the founder of the National History Foundation, a non-profit public charity dedicated to preserving video recorded oral histories of the “American Story”, and takes great pride in assisting other worthy causes in their efforts.

ANNE STARK SWETNAM | PRODUCER

While she began her professional life as a licensed financial consultant, it wasn’t long before Anne’s passion for video production took her in a new direction. Of course, her natural aptitude for organization, planning and attention to detail made her a natural fit in the business, and continues to drive every production at Big Sky HD.  In the course of her career, Anne has worked on a wide range of projects including Disney training videos, television commercials, European television films and numerous efforts for non-profit organizations and charities.  You’ll come to appreciate her expertise from the moment your project kicks off, from her penchant for detailed research to her iron hand in meeting deadlines and demands.

THE WILD BUNCH | EVERYTHING ELSE

Our team is made up of some of the most talented technicians in their field.  Big Sky utilizes a team approach to crewing your project, which allows us to put exactly the right person in each role on your project.  By mixing Big Sky staff with our network of insanely gifted freelance production pros, we can keep as much of your budget on the screen as possible while giving you a great on-set production experience.  Many of our regular crew have worked with Big Sky for 15 years, and keep coming back because they enjoy working with us.  We think you will too!