Dustin & Lou, hanging out.
Meet Dustin Svehlak, documentary filmmaker (check out his film FUNNIEST) , chicken dad, and the newest Rental Assistant at MPS Austin! We’re very excited to have him in the camera department. When he’s not on the studio lot, you might find him at Austin’s local comedy spots or taking care of his feathered friends.
1. How did you get your start with MPS and how long have you been with the company?
I feel very fortunate in that I saw a job listing on the Texas Film Commission site and submitted my resume. A day later I was talking with Meredith on the phone. My experience in customer service escalations as well as camera knowledge (read: nerd cred) fit the profile and here I am.
I’ve been with MPS a couple weeks now.
2. When you’re not at MPS, where can we find you? i.e. How do you recharge? 
Sleeping, feeding our chickens, binge watching Netflix / HBO Now, or going to a standup comedy show.  I’m boring haha.
3. What’s your favorite piece of equipment to work with?
At the moment, I’m very partial to the Canon Cinema series, specifically the C100. I have a strong documentary background and the ability to pick up the camera with minimal setup is so convenient. It also helps that the C100 can create really great images.
4. If we were to hop onto your music playlist, what would we see you were listening to most recently?
Oh my, we’re getting personal now! Honestly I listen to mostly comedy podcasts, my current favorite is My Favorite Murder, which delves into true crime stories and is hosted by two comics from LA. If you must know music, I’ve been obsessed with a musician no one has ever heard of named Butch Walker for the last 15 years.
5. If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
I would want the ability to slow down time because there’s so many goals I want to accomplish and so little time to do so!
In need of camera gear for your next shoot? Give Dustin a call at our Austin office. He’s happy to help you out! 512-220-9456.
About MPS Studios
For nearly 40 years, MPS Studios has provided the equipment and support services to production companies making movies, commercials, and television. A staff of highly specialized, factory trained, and industry-savvy technicians provide world-class service to clients around the corner and around the globe. The company offers cameras, lighting/grip/electric, sound stages, and complete post services through deliverables. Contact MPS Camera & Lighting Austin or MPS Studios Dallas location to have a rental package or post service customized for your next project. www.mpsfilm.com