Alternative Cut Productions is a boutique video production company owned and operated by independent filmmaker Micheal Shaw. Originating in Los Angeles in 2008, our company has worked to establish itself into the ever-expanding video production community in Chicago.

During the three years since its launch, Alternative Cut has had the pleasure of producing videos for clients ranging from publishing houses, marketing companies, creative visionaries and upstart entrepreneurs. This diverse client base has developed Alternative Cut into a production company adept at meeting each client’s specific needs and tastes.

As a company Alternative Cut continually works with team of creative professionals both in Chicago and around the country, who work hand in hand with clients to develop their projects from inception to distribution.

Alternative Cut Productions works to sustain friendly long-term relationships with its clients. We hope we can provide a home for your work to grow and meet its potential.



  • Promotional
  • Documentary
  • Commercial
  • Educational/Instructional
  • Event Coverage
  • Keynote Presentations
  • Conventions/Tradeshows
  • Live Demos

Post Production

  • Video Editing
  • Color Correction
  • Sound Design/MIxing
  • Web Encoding
  • DVD Encoding
  • DVD Authoring
  • Motion Graphics