Meet the Artists
Steve Fowler | Owner & Director
When he was a kid, Steve remembers his grandfather always taking photos with old flash bulb still cameras, some of those cameras sit on a shelf in his office today. He happily reminisces about the many years where his Dad would run around with his 8mm film movie camera recording their family memories. In fact, Steve still has the very first video camera that his dad brought home, which also is the camera that Steve shot his first production with! With family members so passionate about media, it comes as no surprise that Steve discovered his true calling in documentary film-making.
"People, Art, Technology… I couldn't have found a more perfect career." - Steven Fowler
Ben Clinton | Videographer and Video Editor
Ben joined the Video Experts team as an editor in November 2016. He received a camera for Christmas when he was twelve years old, and spent all of his time filming almost anything he saw around his house. It wasn’t long after that Ben decided to become a filmmaker. After honing his skills throughout high school, he attended Fitchburg State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications Media with a concentration in Film and Video Production.
Before joining the Video Experts team, Ben worked for Six Flags New England as an in-house video editor and graphic designer. Ben is an experienced editor and has expertise in motion graphics and animated typography, as well as a strong sense for video pacing. He enjoys working with the team at Video Experts to put together creative, original projects.
Ben is also an avid musician and spends his free time recording and producing music.
“It’s better to work smart than to work hard.”
Dee White | Videographer and Video Editor
Dee joined the Video Experts team as a videographer and editor after working as an intern. She loved the energy of the company and the opportunity to work on all aspects of a video production. Her favorite thing to do is edit videos. She loves to be the one who puts all the pieces together and tells the story.
Dee grew a passion for video production in high school when she took a TV production class. She says she was a little “rough around the edges,” but the class helped her clean up her act, get good grades, and gain skills that are now invaluable to the team and our clients. Dee has worked as a Production Supervisor and Lead Editor at Windsor Community Television, where she won a staff award, as well as a Multimedia Specialist at Hartford Public Access and a temporary TV Production teacher at Windsor High School.
Dee is the youngest of six children. She has five older brothers and her family is very important to her. She loves traveling the country for music, camping in the summer and watching Grey’s Anatomy. She aspires to be like the show’s creator Shonda Rhimes.
"Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It's hard work that makes things happen. It's hard work that creates change." - Shonda Rhimes
"Cynicism is a choice. Optimism is a better choice." - Shonda Rhimes
Laura Brooks | Production Assistant
Anthony Miclon | Project Manager
Anthony came to Video Experts as an intern in the summer of 2013 looking to expand his knowledge of the video production field. Now, he works on the team as a videographer and writer. Anthony has had a passion for film and television for longer than he can remember. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Communication from Eastern Connecticut State University and has experience shooting, producing, and directing studio television and field work.
In addition, Anthony has a strong screen presence and enjoys working in front of the camera as well. His speaking skills give him a unique perspective on scriptwriting and story planning. In the field, he has a keen eye for shot composition. He loves working with the team to see a story put together from start to finish.
When he’s not working, Anthony can be found acting, watching movies, and going to concerts.
“Quitters never win, winners never quit.”
Cindy Okun | Project Manager
Cindy started as a Project Manager for Video Experts in October 2016. After living in Florida for twenty years, Cindy reunited with an old high school friend. They got married earlier in 2016 and Cindy came back to the Nutmeg State. Cindy had known Steve for a long time, and while looking for a new job in CT they ran into each other. Steve was looking for a Project Manager and Cindy’s skills fit the job perfectly.
Cindy received her Associates Degree from Eastern Connecticut State University and has extensive experience in the business world. She is well-organized and focused, and has won many awards for her work as a medical office manager, including some from OSHA. In addition to her business skills, Cindy loves working with people. One of her favorite parts of the job is guiding clients in their decision making process.
Outside of the office, Cindy loves spending time with her family and friends, going to the movies, and hiking with her dogs.
“Life is short, live it to its fullest, with no regrets.”
Oliver Bailey Stewart Howler | Customer Relations & Security
Oliver comes to the VIDEOEXPERTS / Steven Fowler Films family from a very untraditional and unexpected path. He was raised by his two parents who taught him all the tricks he knows today. If you ask him what his toughest thing to learn was, he will tell you, paws down, that it was learning to use puppy pads, but that, "in the end, it was all worth it." The way he thinks of it is that he didn't have to go to college to get his knowledge.
Oliver started as an intern in June 2008 to keep an eye on the office staff. Steve immediately noticed how meticulous Oliver was and his special knack for making customers feel at ease and for making employees feel good about themselves. After spotting this talent, without delay Steve brought Oliver onto the team full time.
Currently, Oliver is the security for the entire office; he never misses who is coming and going. He is also the acting supervisor when Steve is not in the building and does an excellent job of keeping an eye on the staff. When asked what his strengths are in editing, Oliver says, "My strength would definitely be my sense of smell and sight. I know you are probably thinking, "how is a sense of smell useful for video editing?", let me tell you. I can watch a video and sniff out potential artistic inconsistencies. My nose can accurately diagnosis a computer technical issue that a human would not pick up on. And since my sight is just as good as my smell, if not better, I can equally spot trouble with my eyes. I also am very good at licking stamps. It's one of my favorite things to do."
When he's not supporting the staff, licking stamps or putting customers at ease, he enjoys chewing on pig's ears and rawhide bones. Oliver also loves to howl along when his mom sings to him.
"Money will buy you a pretty good dog, but it won't buy the wag of its tail."