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About Us

Who we are

Take 1 Productions is a core group of talented individuals that enjoy working together. We each have over 15+ years experience in the industry and are highly skilled to perform multiple tasks throughout production. Based on the needs of your project, additional team members are selected for the specific sets of skills they bring to the table.



I am so fortunate to have such a fun, creative job and work with some of the best crew in the industry. Over the past 30 years (yes, I did start at 10, LOL) I have written scripts, produced, directed, shot video, created graphic art/animations and edited. Although I enjoy all tasks, my favorite is collaborating with a team and clients to create wonderful products. 

FRED HARBOTT, Sr. Videographer

After 13 years as a production engineer and director for KCRA TV in Sacramento, CA, I was recruited into State service to run the EDD production studio. I was the videographer for three State governors and worked with multiple agencies to create high end products. One of my favorite projects was working with the Youth with Disabilities team and documenting the Youth Leadership Forum every year.