About 52 Watt Studios

Solid, authentic relationships...

We’re a rare and beautiful fusion of talent and creativity bound together by organized process and detail.  When these forces combine, it’s nothing short of a symphony of sound and light.  We’re a passionate group of visual artists with over 100 collective years in the production and postproduction industry.  We’re gifted in using our hands, minds and hearts to tell your story.  Let us share some of ours…

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Mike Seaton

Michael is the owner of 52 Watt Studios.  His primary passion has been storytelling through visual and auditory media. From film, to music, painting, writing and set design.  Early in his career Michael embraced the philosophy of grounding strong visual messaging with an equally strong technical backbone.  Michael hopes his legacy will be one of giving his team the freedom and tools to be creative builders of structurally sound visual media solutions for our customers.

Chad Gast

As a detail oriented and creative personality Chad is well equipped to guide the 52 Watt team from project inception to delivery. His wealth of artistic and creative experience ranges from fine art, illustration, and graphic design to 2D/3D motion graphics, editing, and visual storytelling.  Chad also brings creative leadership, project management and client relationship development to the 52 Watt experience.  Faith, family, classic cars, guitars and music are all important details to his story.

Katie Dehn

Katie has over a dozen years of experience as a video editor.  She is talented at marrying her incredible focus and lock-down attention to detail with a love of storytelling.  She received her bacherlor's degree in Film & Video Production with an emphasis in film editing from Grand Valley State University and was honored as the film student of the year her senior year.   At 52 Watt Studios she sculpts videos from rough cuts to finished pieces among various roles on the post-production team.  Outside of work she can be found volunteering with current students and alumni as the president of the GVSU Film/Video Alumni Chapter, most recently producing/directing online episodes for their Alumni Live series.

Chad Seeber

Chad Seeber is a fine artist and a seasoned Project Manager with over 25 years experience in project and special event management as well as set design and art direction.  The formative years of Chad’s career were spent producing multi-media church services and serving as staff Art Director for several large area churches.  At 52 Watt Studios Chad is tasked with managing the complex details and production minutia that can mean the difference between a successful shoot and windshield full of dead bugs.  He is usually the first person you encounter when you begin a project; a constant companion through the process and a friend by the time the project is done.  Chad’s love for the arts, management experience and equal love of story telling make him an invaluable part of our team. 

Jon Cairns

Jon has been fortunate enough to travel nationally and internationally for the past 25 years, capturing stories that engage and entertain.  Blending technical understanding with an artistic eye Jon has shot on everything from 35mm film to 4K.  Jon enjoys the opportunity to have an up close look at life through the camera lens, whether it’s in a place that he’s never been or in his own backyard.  Jon’s also an accomplished editor with a strong technical understanding and love and eye for the art of storytelling.  Whether it’s editing, color correction or sound design, Jon uses his technical expertise to bring even the smallest story details to life.  An east coast born and bred guy, Jon is trying to bring some Bostonian “swaggah” to 52 Watt Studios.

Tammy Nelson

As our part-time bookkeeper Tammy’s responsible for all financial and administrative interaction with our customers.  She’s a detailed, thorough and friendly. A good combination!  She had been a stay at home mom for 14 years but has been kept quite busy with her husband and their four children.  She is very involved at her children’s schools and also helps out at her church when needed.  In her spare time, she loves reading, camping, and spending time with her family and friends. 

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