Stuart Sweetow is a videographer specializing in corporate video production and informational videos. His career started in 1970 when he won First Place in the Southern Illinois University Film Festival. He worked as a staff videographer for corporations for several years until he founded Audio Visual Consultants, a video production company specializing in producing training and marketing videos for corporations and non-profit organizations. Sweetow taught video production for seven years at the University of California Berkeley Extension, and has written over 100 articles on video for various magazines. His father was a television producer when the medium was just getting started in the 1950s. Sweetow remembers playing with film editing equipment on the family dining room table. In 1983 after getting laid off from his corporate video job, he started Audio Visual Consultants, a video production and consulting company. His first client was his former employer. Sweetow built the company slowly over the years, specializing in producing informational videos.