Sarah Beatty – Owner & Producer
Sarah survived the crucible of television news. She’s uncommonly organized, with a head for details and more than 15 years of experience. And she’s a heckuva nice gal, to boot.
While earning her Journalism and Technical Communication degree from Colorado State University, a professor asked what her plans were after graduation and she said she wasn’t sure.
“Are you kidding?” he said incredulously. “You’re a producer.”
And so she was, first in television news in Medford and Portland, Oregon, then back home in Denver. Over a beer she’ll tell you stories about nightmare snowstorms, never-ending shipwrecks and the odd frequency of naked men armed with pitchforks.
In 2000, Sarah jumped onboard as the media producer for an educational publishing company. She produced it all: from on-hold recordings to multi-actor, multi-lingual audio products; from quick videos for conferences to high-end media production for $500,000 grant-funded projects. Seven years of producing complex, multi-team projects honed Sarah’s skills in creating and managing budgets, writing scripts, coordinating crews, directing actors and shepherding projects through post-production.
From 2005-2009, Sarah served as president of the Colorado Film & Video Association. She also served on the board of the Colorado Film Commission, helping lay the groundwork for the creation of the current Colorado Film Commission within the State Office of Economic Development and International Trade.
By 2007, there was just one thing left to do: start HiJinx Productions. At HiJinx, Sarah puts her extensive experience to use helping her own clients. Whatever you need in the video department, Sarah can help you plan it, budget it, write it, shoot it, and produce it- all without breaking a sweat.
That is what HiJinx Productions is up to.
“What’s with the dog?” you might have asked. That’s Jinx, the Boston Terrier. She’s a friendly, high-energy, endlessly loyal component of HiJinx Productions. Jinx is highly accomplished at sniffing out crumbs, patrolling for squirrels and delivery drivers, and making one feel totally, utterly admired. And who doesn’t need that?