ABOUT US

Slightly Gigantic Media is a dynamic commercial documentary media company nestled in the heart of The Shoals, Alabama. At the intersection of creativity and storytelling, we specialize in crafting compelling narratives that resonate with our audience. With a rich background in both the music industry and commercial marketing, we bring a unique perspective to the world of media production.

Our passion lies in the art of storytelling, and we channel this enthusiasm into creating documentaries, commercials, music videos, and more. The Shoals serves as our creative playground, inspiring us to capture the essence of every story we tell (though we love to travel). Whether it's the soulful tunes echoing through historic music venues or the vibrant culture that defines your community, we are dedicated to preserving and sharing these narratives through the lens of our camera.

Whether you're an artist looking to showcase your musical journey, a business aiming to amplify your brand through commercials, or an individual with a unique story to tell, we are here to transform your ideas into visually captivating and emotionally resonant pieces of art.

Join us on a journey where stories come to life, and every frame is a testament to our commitment to excellence.

Slightly Gigantic Media – where big stories are told with a touch of the extraordinary.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Hey there! I'm Andrew Johnston. I was born and raised in the beautiful Shoals Area in the Northeast corner of Alabama. Storytelling has been engraved in me since I was a child. Being surrounded by the rich music culture in the Shoals, I use the same methods of storytelling that I've learned from songwriters as well as skills I've learned as a community leader to tell stories.

I'm driven to tell stories that motivate and inspire people to make the world a better place and to highlight the incredibly diverse, unique people that make the South beautiful.

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

TESTIMONIALS

Celtic Riders

County Kildare,

Republic of Ireland

"If only there was an extra star or two that we could add on as 5 does not seem like enough! Austen is incredibly talented, passionate and brilliant at what he does. He is also a genuinely easy person be be around. From chatting with him and planning what we were going to shoot, shooting and then receiving our amazing videos in quick-quick-time-no-joking-it-was-really-fast, we were delighted that we chose to work with him. Not only that, but we have booked him for a 2019 video next year. If you are looking for a top rate video, in pronto time and workmanship that is second to none please contact Austen and look no further."

Sam Cossman

Executive Producer,

Quake Productions

"Austen is a true artist with a unique blend of technical and creative skills. He’s a leader and collaborator with a forward looking vision who’s always willing to go the extra mile for the sake of the project. Austen is the swiss army knife for any project and anyone would be lucky to have him on their team!"

DirtFish Rally School

King County,

Washington

"Austen's video and technical knowledge show through into his work. He is very meticulous while shooting and editing and is able to produce a very high-quality product. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a professional video!"

Jennifer Mclaughlin

Editor in Chief,

LA Travel Magazine

"Working with Austen has been a breath of fresh air. As professional as they come, Austen brings both passion and a great work ethic that makes working with him an absolute pleasure. His work truly shows the hours he puts into each project he takes on, a perfect combination of hard work, determination and the drive to be the best at what he does, Austen delivers each and every time he produces a video for our company. We welcome each new project with the same excitement as if it was the first and he has yet to disappoint. Each and every video is a new adventure for us and we feel blessed to have him be a part of our team."

Napa Valley Balloons, Inc

Napa Valley,

California

"Austen made an amazing promo video for our company Napa Valley Balloons, Inc. He listened to what we were looking for & made it happen. Quick turn around & responsive. We can't wait to work with him again in our other locations."

Alwa Gordan

Producer,

88 Over Everything

"Austen was a pleasure to work with. The drone shots came out amazing, and really pushed my video to the next level."

Tom Morgan

President,

Ibis Cycles, Inc.

"Working with Austen was easy. He was enthusiastic, collaborative and fast. For a small business, such as ourselves, working with vendors who deliver the work with the least amount of drama is a major benefit."

Damien Gibson

Artist/Producer

"Austen has always been very courteous, professional and thorough. He went above and beyond to both capture our collective vision and to ensure I was informed every step of the production process.

From taking time out of his vacation to do work on my project to making sure that talent is well taken care of and fed. I would recommend Austen to anyone looking for professionalism coupled with a high quality finished product. Definitely looking forward to our next project."

Nick McCollum

Artist

"Austen Paul is a hard-working and diligent friend of mine. He has been a huge help in creating many projects for me and is always conducive to making more in the future. He is supportive and respectful to any artist's creativity with each individual project."

GEAR

Cameras

Sony FX6

Sony FX3

Sony A7SIII

Sony A7IV

GoPro Hero 10

Lighting / Mics

Aputure 300X

Godox VL150 (x2)

Nanlite Pavotube 30C (x4)

Godox TL60 (x2)

Aputure MC (x2)

Zoom H6

Sennheiser MKH 416

Sennheiser MKE 600

Tentacle Track E Recorder (x2)

Sanken COS-11D Lavalier Mic (x2)

DJI 2-Person Mic & Receiver

Lenses

Cooke Optics SP3 25mm f2.4

Cooke Optics SP3 32mm f2.4

Cooke Optics SP3 50mm f2.4

Cooke Optics SP3 75mm f2.4

Cooke Optics SP3 100mm f2.4

Sony G Master 16-35mm f2.8

Sony G Master 24-70mm f2.8

Sony G Master 70-200mm f2.8

Sony G Master 24mm f1.4

Helios 44-2 58mm f2

Mir 1b 3.7mm f2.8

Media / Extras

DJI RS3 Pro Stabilizer

Easyrig Minimax STABIL

OSEE 21.5" Field Monitor

Hollyland 4-Person Coms System

Inovativ 42" Production Cart

ECOFLOW Max Portable Battery

Adobe Creative Suite

Music Licensing

YOUR STORY MATTERS. LET'S CAPTURE IT.

CONTACT

Based out of the Shoals, Alabama

Available for travel worldwide

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