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Our Story

10 years ago we began making videos for nonprofits.

Our “office” was the storage room of a vintage t-shirt company.

We had one client: an NGO where our founder had previously worked.

Our friends thought we’d made a terrible mistake.

“Why work exclusively with nonprofits?” they asked. “Have you seen their communications? Either they don’t care about video, or they can’t afford it.”

Our friends weren’t wrong.

Yet, we hoped there’d be enough nonprofits who realized that video is the future of communications, and had the resources to pay for it.

Fast forward to today.

We’ve worked with dozens of nonprofits and foundations in numerous sectors, creating all kinds of videos.

Our work has been installed in museums, viewed by hundreds of millions of people online and on TV, received loads of press coverage, and racked up enough awards to make us blush.

We love what we do.

We’re passionate about helping nonprofits accomplish their missions with best-in-class video production.

Together, we can help make our world a more beautiful, equitable, and loving place for all.

If you have a video project you’d like to talk about…

Team

FOUNDER

Douglas Scott

Doug leads the team and is responsible for your project.

Doug is the Founder & CEO of Tectonic Video. He has more than 20 years of nonprofit communications experience as a filmmaker, communications director, chief marketing officer and leader of two creative agencies for nonprofits.

Doug is a global citizen having traveled in more than 50 countries (please don’t ask him which is his favorite unless you've got an hour to kill). He earned his B.A. in Communications from DePaul University and he's a frequent guest lecturer at Stanford University on topics related to nonprofit storytelling and ethics.

He loves working with senior leadership teams of world-changing organizations to translate their strategic objectives into stunning creative, and he's humbled to lead an amazing team of passionate storytellers and artisans at Tectonic Video.

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FILMMAKER

Andrew Schuurmann

Andrew scripts, films, edits and finishes your videos.

Andrew has more than 20 years of experience producing, filming, and editing videos. After earning his B.A. in Communications and Journalism from Calvin University, he got his start at Fox Sports as an editor cutting together highlights and promos, and then as a producer leading a team of editors.

He's since worked as the in-house producer/editor for various nonprofit organizations, and has edited a feature length documentary for PBS, numerous educational video curricula, and a groundbreaking episodic series. His work has touched the lives of tens of millions of people and he's got a dozen of industry awards to prove it.

Andrew can fill almost every role in the video creation process, but gets most excited about sitting down in an edit suite to craft a story.

Greg Krajewski
PRODUCER

Greg Krajewski

Greg keeps your project on track from start to finish.

Since 2006, Greg has been dedicated to serving non-profits around the world through video production. He has produced national commercials, feature and short documentaries, educational series, short films, mission videos, testimonials, and other varied projects. What keeps him going is the unique way video can bring the world together. The best work is done when strong creative and collaborative partnerships are formed.

Greg works hard to make sure projects come in on time, on budget, and are of a high-quality. Equally important is his desire to provide clients with a positive memorable experience. Excellence doesn’t just mean a high-quality product, but a high-quality experience for all involved.

His work has been featured on ABC and PBS and has been awarded 5 regional Emmy® awards.

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FILMMAKER

Joel Krogman

Joel writes scripts and edits a lot.

Over the past 15 years Joel has created hundreds of videos for nonprofit organizations. His work has been installed in museums, featured in the New York Times, AdWeek and on NPR, viewed 100MM+ times online, and recognized with dozens of awards.

Joel is experienced in all aspects of video production and is as comfortable writing a script in a coffee shop in Chicago as he is operating a camera in rural Kenya. He grew up in rural Canada working a number of unusual jobs ranging from potato farmer to oil well optimizer to meter reader, and he considers himself fortunate to be using his talents at Tectonic Video to make the world more of what it’s supposed to be.

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ASSISTANT FILMMAKER

Danny De León

Danny helps capture and edit your story.

Danny is our Assistant Editor and has had his hands in creative storytelling since he was eleven, making frame-by-frame animations in MS Paint and writing an epic trilogy in sixth grade. He now has a B.A. in Communications from Moody Bible Institute, where he unofficially emphasized in Storytelling, both visual and written.

Danny enjoys seeing how others are driven by their unique experiences to do selfless work, make truthful art, and tell honest stories. That's also why he feels so enriched by traveling to new places, reading good books, watching good movies, and making himself vulnerable to heartbreak by being emotionally invested in his favorite sports teams. When we found him, he was already editing videos in the nonprofit sphere, so he fit right in with our team.

OPERATIONS

Samantha Hovar

Sam works behind-the-scenes and does "all the things."

Sam has spent more than a decade in business operations. After working 6 years with a Chicago-area nonprofit, she came Tectonic Video to "do all the things" that need to get done so that the rest of the team can focus on making videos for our world-changing clients.

Sam graduated with a B.A. in French from Lipscomb University which comes in handy when she reads Dr. Seuss books in French to her children. When she’s not working or playing made up games with her kids, you can find her hiding out in a coffee shop with her crochet hook or a good sci-fi novel in hand.

Our Partner

We used to be part of Advocate Creative, a design agency for nonprofits and foundations. If you need brand strategy or website design, look no further.

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