Executive Producer & Director
Scott Mauldin is an Emmy Award® winning video director and producer, a veteran television journalist and a video marketing expert with more than 20-years experience in the fields of broadcast news and corporate video production. As Project Lead for National & Regional Brands, Scott is also Vulcan Media’s Managing Partner for Operations and has been with the group since 2008. Honored with some of the industry’s major awards, Scott was also named as a Top 40 Birmingham business leader and he has received the Social Security Administration’s National Community Service Award. He is involved with several regional non-profit organizations, serving at volunteer and Board level positions. Scott has provided state-level advocacy for public school programs aimed at journalism, video editing and graphics arts.
Videographer, Field Producer & Drone Photographer
Jacob Cantrell brings a dynamic skill-set to Vulcan Media. His Degree in Marketing, combined with outstanding talent as a videographer, enhances his creative approach to video production projects. Plus, he takes our projects to the skies. As an FAA Certified Operator of aerial drone equipment, Jacob is an expert in drone video and photography. With Vulcan Media since 2016, Jacob is often requested by clients. His work has been featured in national corporate video projects and broadcast television content. Like all of our teammates, Jacob takes time to give back to our community by lending his skills and services to non-profit groups and by assisting college students with networking opportunities in our professional field.
Videographer, Field Producer & Drone Photographer
Michael Shikany is an Emmy Award® winning videographer who has led led national and international projects for Vulcan Media. His broad range of experience, and strong ability to direct interviews, makes him a strong asset to video production projects. He’s also a client favorite — earning compliments for his great guidance and glowing personality! From business profile videos, event coverage, sports coverage, even food recipe videos, he can cover it all. Michael’s attention to detail is what earns trust from his independent clients like Southern Living and Food & Wine. His work as a video assistant for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s football team helped the Blazers win three consecutive Conference USA Western Division titles and two Conference USA Championships. Michael’s passion for all things video-related goes back to middle school, producing daily news announcements and shooting segments. He brings trusted experience and professionalism to Vulcan Media, as part of our team since 2018. A proud UAB grad, Michael handles much of our work with UAB, and he also takes time to mentor UAB students who are continuing their educations in video production.
Videographer, Story Producer & Drone Photographer
Brack Bradley’s credit list reads like TV Guide! As a veteran television videographer, Brack brings expert, broadcast-quality production skills to Vulcan Media. You have likely seen his work if you’ve turned on a television. From reality shows and lifestyle programming to documentary and entertainment content, Brack has been trusted by video and film production crews around the world. In addition, he is an FAA Certified Operator of aerial drone equipment. A client favorite, with Vulcan Media since 2015, Brack excels at directing, developing visual concepts and delivering world-class results. He gives back to the community through working with non-profit organizations, school groups and mentoring young people as they enter the video production workforce.
Special Projects Producer
Catenya McHenry is a veteran television journalist who delivers a skill-set straight out of major broadcast news divisions – that of Special Projects. These are unique, long-form video productions that require strategic planning, material review, research and in-depth writing. Her specialties include creative concepts, corporate marketing, media relations, on-air hosting and she produces her own television content focused on children’s health and community enhancements. Catenya has been with Vulcan Media since 2011. She also devotes time to teaching at the college level, participating in school events and she is a published book author.
Videographer, Story Producer & Editor
Brennan Martignoni combines a sharply focused skill-set with a passion for story-telling in his video production work. His creative talent helps him stand out as a videographer and producer for corporate video production projects and brand films. He is a Birmingham-Southern College graduate with a degree in Media and Film Studies. A strong communicator, he has expert skill in shaping visual messages and leading clients through the video production process. Brennan’s experience includes commercial video production, film projects and video editing. He also excels with directing video crews, lighting for video, video editing and the post production process. His work with Vulcan Media includes high-profile regional and national clients.
Based in Birmingham, AL, Brennan creates content across the southeast. He also gives back to the community, helping students and amateurs create their own works by providing his own equipment and expertise to their projects.
Photographer, Videographer, Field Producer & Talent
Lauren Cantrell can handle it all. As an accomplished photographer and videographer, she shares our passion for memorable, professional imagery that combines trending style with elegant beauty. As a field producer, Lauren’s creative organizational skill helps shape marketing messages and helps guide clients through the video production process. She is fantastic in front of the camera, too! As a host and on-camera talent, Lauren carries her creative ambition onto the screen.
Lauren partners with Vulcan Media while pursuing her degree in marketing and digital marketing from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Her proven portfolio includes successful video production, as well as portrait and lifestyle photography, for clients across business, construction and entertainment sectors.
Neil Abbott has countless credits for network news and entertainment videography, along with extensive corporate video marketing work. Viewers of national news coverage have seen his camera skills, network sports coverage and he has wide-ranging experience with reality and entertainment television programs. With Vulcan Media since 2010, Neil has focused his experience on corporate video production, location management and he excels at crew leadership. As a strong communicator, Neil often receives well-deserved recognition from clients, for his professional guidance and creativity on video productions. He has been an outstanding mentor to young professionals and student interns who express their interest in video production.
Videographer & Editor
Ben Traylor is a national network television videographer and editor, and a founder of Vulcan Media. He helped create the business model of combining TV broadcast efficiency with corporate video production. With over 25-years in the business, and with Vulcan Media since 2008, Ben now services clients in metro-Atlanta, while continuing to freelance for network news and sports crews.
Motion Graphics Designer
Chris Humphreys brings management-level talent and TV news roots to Vulcan Media. His career experience has included leading promotion and production for television stations and college institutions. He has international experience as a videographer, national exposure as an editor and as a graphics designer. His specialties include high-end motion graphics, video editing and photography. Together with his wife and children, Chris contributes work to educational events, church activities and often provides work for non-profit organizations as a way to give back to the community.