Cheltenham High School Class of 2004, graduate Shawn Vela, is an EMMY® Award winning director, cinematographer, and editor. Shawn has filmed on four Super Bowl commercial sets, holds IMBD credits on 3 EMMY® winning documentaries, and is Director of Photography on the Business Travel Show; Ambitious Adventures. His thoughts on filmmaking have been featured in publications such as International Business Times, The Orlando Business Journal, CEOWORLD Magazine, ABC, FOX, CBS, NBC, and The CW.
Shawn is the Founder of Vela Visuals, a full service video production company based in Orlando, FL that specializes in creating video content for companies and organizations worldwide. He is also the creator of Filmmaking Essentials, an online educational resource for filmmakers, scheduled to launch in 2017.
Shawn holds a BSBA in Marketing from the Lebow College of Business at Drexel University, an AS in International Business, and an AA in Communications from Montgomery County Community College.