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Business Development Manager

"Dreams with out action are merely hallucinations!"

Born in Key West, Florida, makes Dan an official Conch!

Dan has 40 years of experience in business and a MBA, which gives him a strong background in general business management. Dan's focus has always been marketing and sales. He has been an executive in a large corporate environment, a General Manager of a regional family owned (not his) retail enterprise and owned his own companies. A believer in giving back to the community Dan is President of the local chapter of the American Marketing Association. Previously, he was the founding board member and pro-bono business manager for a youth sports organization that emphasizes character development.

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Post Production Supervisor

His earliest work, a sixth grade Super 8 film, The Witch of X-10, showcased his own stunts. Most recently his stunt work included sliding down a cliff face surrounded by baby rattlesnakes. Also a sci fi film, this one with a spaghetti western feel to it...Robot Killer: Cold Trail.

Ashby began making movies professionally in 1995. For the past 16.5 years he's been neck deep in every aspect of Post Production. He has been the lead Finisher for International Broadcast Commercials and has worked with Agencies as a Flame Artist, an Editor, VFX and Retouch Compositor, Colorist, and all around "Fix it in Post" saver of the day - Deliver the impossible. You can still find him behind the camera as a Visual Effects Supervisor. He loves what he does; it radiates off him.

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Production Supervisor

"I am blessed to live in a place that strives to preserve it's rural and historical character. Albemarle County, nestled in the Piedmont, in the shadow of the Blue Ridge, is the best place to live on the planet."
Steve has been coaching lacrosse at the middle school level for 17 years.

Steve was born in Charlottesville, Va.  He served in US Navy aboard a nuclear submarine for 4 years and graduated from James Madison University.  Steve worked in Washington, DC, for C-Span Television for 15 years, then returned to Charlottesville to work for Paladin Media Group in 1999.  He is married to Kathy Carpenter, has 3 sons and a daughter-in-law.

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Keeper Of The Books

"It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do." ~ Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

“I like to think of myself as the sandbag to Kent’s hot air balloon.” - Leslie Wood

After earning a degree in Music from Virginia Tech in 2004, Leslie found herself at Paladin. She is the second longest-running employee, having been here since 2006. During her time here, she has worn just about every hat in the building. Her current hats are those of HR, Bookkeeping, Tax Accounting, Payroll, Communications Director, Cheerleader, and Queen of the World.  In addition to all this, she’s also “mom” at home to two wonderful kids and “wife” to a loving husband of 13 years.

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Founder

In the 6th grade Kent was selected as a model for the iconic clothing line Farah. Modeling scouts visited his school, and asked if any of the boys had a 26 inch waist. Kent raised his hand and was awarded the job of walking the runway wearing various Farah outfits. It was his first and only modeling job.

Kent C. Williamson is the founder of Paladin Pictures, Inc. and the Paladin Media Group, a film and video production company located in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is also the founder of the Community Films Foundation, a non-profit that connects filmmakers with mission organizations who need help telling their stories.

Kent's EMMY® nominated film By War & By God won Best of Show, the Human Spirit Award, Best Direction, and Best Editing at the Docs Without Borders Film Festival as well as several awars at other various festivals around the country. His films include the dramatic featureWhen Love Walks In,the thought-provoking documentary Rebellion of Thought; Postmodernism, the Church, and the Struggle for Authentic Faith, as well as the extremely controversial documentary Stained Glass Rainbows.

He and his bride have six kids and together they live within sight of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

We are the team to transform your concept into cinematic existence!
We are the team to transform your concept into cinematic existence!
Paladin Crew members behind the scenes managing audio and video.

The Crew At Work

Paladin Crew members behind the scenes managing audio and video.

Steve, Production Supervisor, working away transferring old media to new media for our customers.

Media Transfers

Steve, Production Supervisor, transferring old media to new media for clients like you!
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Melissa, Editor, hard at work editing Sandler Training testimonials.

Video Editing

Melissa, Editor, hard at work editing Sandler Training testimonials.
Paladin Crew making adjustments before filming a Nursing Pride video for the UVA Heath System.

Nursing Pride Project

Paladin Crew making adjustments before filming a Nursing Pride video for the UVA Heath System.
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Kent and Dan with our clients during the UVA Children’s Hospital location scout.

UVA Health System

Kent and Dan with our clients during the UVA Children’s Hospital location scout.
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Shooting an online video series “Heads Up!” for our client Head Coaching.

On Location

Shooting an online video series “Heads Up!” for our client Head Coaching.
Steve adjusting audio before filming a University of Virginia Educational video.

Audio Perfection

Steve adjusting audio before filming a University of Virginia Educational video.
Discussing the shooting details for the next University of Virginia’s Battle Building scene.

Attention to Detail

Discussing the shooting details for the next University of Virginia’s Battle Building scene.
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Paladin Crew filming at the University of Virginia Health System using a steadicam.

Steadicam Ready

Paladin Crew filming at the University of Virginia Health System using a steadicam.
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Director, Kent C. Williamson discussing logistics before filming at the UVA Health System.

Managing Logistics

Director, Kent C. Williamson discussing logistics before filming at the UVA Health System.
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This season we're now filming in 4K! Here are some of our new Blackmagic cameras are using.

Blackmagic 4K

This season we're now filming in 4K! Here are some of our new Blackmagic cameras are using.
Admiring our Paladin Media Group Box truck in the sunset.

Paladin Delivers!

Admiring our Paladin Media Group Box truck in the sunset.
Filming on location, while Tad Coffin shares the history of his saddle business.

Saddle Up!

Filming on location, while Tad Coffin shares the history of his saddle business.
Filming at the University of Virginia Health System’s beautiful Battle Building.

Battle Building Beauty

Filming at the University of Virginia Health System’s beautiful Battle Building.
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Testing the macro capabilities of one of our Blackmagic cameras.

Extreme Close Ups

Testing the macro capabilities of one of our Blackmagic cameras.

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