About Us

Hi, I'm Travis, thanks for stopping by. I've got a beard and a camera and my passion is creating documentary style short films for commercial brands. Originally from the California Bay Area, I studied Film and Video at Washington State University where I developed a fondness for the Pacific Northwest and its beautiful landscapes and amazing food. I settled down in Portland, Oregon where I live with my wife and two young sons. As a family we enjoy hiking, kayaking and traveling throughout the area.

I founded my studio Shields Films 17 years ago and am really grateful to be able to spend my days doing what I love most while at the same time helping businesses in my community grow and thrive. I’ve been fortunate enough to win 5 Telly Awards in the last few years so I’m pretty proud of my work.

Some of our recent clients that we've had the pleasure of collaborating with are Kaiser Permanente, Oprah Winfrey Network OWN, Comcast NBC Universal, Yakima Products, Danner, and KEEN Footwear. We have great partners in the field of medical marketing and really enjoy our work with great Portland non-profit organizations such as Salvation Army, Portland OICWorksystems and the Energy Trust of Oregon. We've also enjoyed starting Launch Video Lab where we create launch videos and training courses for entrepreneurs, and teaching DIY video production at ShootVideosThatSell.com.

I've assembled an amazing crew of talented cinematographers, sound recordists and PA's to cover any size project, so we can scale to fit your budget and vision. I currently film with Blackmagic Design Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K cameras for the best in 4K video quality.

I look forward to working with you on your next project!

Let's start creating. – Travis Shields

(503) 348-8728