About Us

Video
Syntax Productions

Let’s face it, cameras are everywhere today. You probably have one in your pocket right now. From viral videos to high end commercials, the art of video production is at an apex. Expression is baked into the DNA of our culture. Self-expression, brand-expression, product-expression, story-expression. For decades, Syntax Productions has specialized in working with clients to produce award-winning videos and commercials. In other words, our mission is to make sure your vision is expressed as effectively and creatively as possible.

Your message, well told + Alaska’s most-watched channel. What could be better?

What We Offer

Full Service
Commercial Production

We pull out all the stops. Bring us your biggest, boldest vision and watch us tackle it with strategic precision and flawless execution. You get all the time, attention and quality we can possibly muster. We are your most dedicated resource.



Commercial Production
(Gold, Silver & Bronze)

Maybe you don’t need us to dangle from a helicopter to capture your brand message? Maybe your needs are a bit more down to earth? Work with one of our experienced producers to identify your message, assess your budget and craft an action plan.



Video Editing

Commercials, brand videos and stories win and lose in the edit suite. A talented editor plays a non-linear system like Yo-Yo Ma strums a cello. We happen to have five Yo-Yo Ma’s in disguise. Bring us your material and let’s make beautiful music together.



Web-specific
video production

Bold prediction: We think this internet fad is going to stick around. Let’s face it, we consume media differently on desktops, smart phones, tablets and whatever the next big thing is. That means we should produce media that is tailored specifically for these platforms. Let’s create something together that will resonate with your intended audience with laser-like precision. (Oh, and we happen to know a few insiders in KTUU.com’s sales team that can get you top placement on Alaska’s most locally visited digital platforms too.)



Brand Films

You’ve worked hard on your brand. You know it’s every nuance. You wake up in the middle of the night spontaneously reciting your core values. Here’s the cold truth: Your customers don’t know your story and what you stand for unless you tell them. A passionate, well-crafted 2-4 minute brand video for your website or social media channels can help you express your brand and build a loyal tribe. Let’s put our heads together and tell your story.



Graphics / Animation

Sometimes our imaginations are bigger than the real world. For those times, we need a top-notch graphic artist who can help you realize your dream. We’ve got it, so dream on and let’s make it happen.



Corporate videos

Training videos, annual reports, presentations and more… If you can imagine it, and it involves video, audio and graphics thematically and elegantly weaved together – well, then we can help produce it. Just ask. It will be fun, we promise.



Documentary &
long form production

Yes, yes we do. Occasionally we stretch our legs and take the proverbial deep dive into a subject. If you have an idea and want to partner with us, let’s talk and see what we can come up with. Often the most successful projects begin over a cup of coffee.




Our Team

Brad Hillwig
Brad Hillwig

Director of Marketing & Syntax Productions

Jeff Dowd
Jeff Dowd

Production Manager
Writer/Producer/Director




Gary Lamar
Gary Lamar

Writer/Producer/Director

Barry Sowinski
Barry Sowinski

Writer/Producer/Director

Colin Lamar
Colin Lamar

Post-Production/Graphics