088 – Mike Compton & George Zwierko: Video Storytelling

Transforming Communications Through Creative Video Storytelling

Before co-founding Three Chairs Productions with his partner George, Mike Compton was a communications/media production graduate from Michigan State University. As a senior at MSU Mike was able to get his first producing experience with Red Bull Energy Drink, producing their “Lawn Shorts” student film festival. He produced the festival and along with 5 other students, winning the chance to produce a film within the festival. For Mike, that was “all she wrote.” He knew what his calling was.

Mike left his Michigan home base in 2001 to start a multimedia career in Tampa, Florida. Now he and George help Tampa-based businesses, marketing agencies and others, transform their business communications through creative video storytelling.

As a husband to a native Michigander, a father of twin boys, 2 cats and a dog, Mike is always on the go. He says, “If I’m not out networking, in the studio or in the edit suite, you can best believe I am chasing down my boys or changing a diaper.”

George Zwierko

Co-founder of Three Chairs Productions, George Zwierko, grew up in the Bronx and aspired to be an architect before he got his first taste of “Madison Avenue Life” at 16. While attending a magnet high school in New York City, George actually had the chance to work in advertising, right on Madison Avenue in New York City, the fulcrum of the advertising industry.

George went on to study at the Pratt Institute of Art and Design in Brooklyn, earning a bachelor’s degree in 1988. He then joined the Army and served in Germany from 1988 to 1991 where he also had a chance to create ads for the Army and later, after his discharge, for the Department of Defense. He is also the founder of Rumbo Cultural Marketing and Advertising.

“In a nutshell, I’m a father, painter, diver, traveller, juggler, amateur chef and avid storyteller.”

Guest Recommendations:

  • Book: The Thankyou Economy - Gary Vaynerchuk
  • Apps: Shipt & TuneIn

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