Smala Studios

film & photo

Hello, I'm Shawn Malangyaon

My interest in film started when I was very young. After watching several films that made me feel a plethora of emotions, I thought to myself, 'I want to create an experience like that for someone else.' It became one of my deepest passions, and in 2020, I picked up a camera and haven't put it down since. 
Now, with years of experience with both Photography and Cinematography, I've graduated George Mason University with a Bachelor's Degree in Film & Video Studies (concentration in Production/Post-Production). I've had the opportunity to film hundreds of weddings and live events, work on film sets to shoot narrative short films, and even travel across and outside the US to shoot documentaries and other videos.
Having the ability to create something that can leave an emotional impact is such a powerful thing. Accomplishing that through the medium of filmmaking and photography allows me to have the most creative control over the viewer's senses, bringing me closer to fulfilling that dream of creating an impactful experience for others."​​​​​​​
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