About Oakland’s AV Consultants

The AVC Advantage


For over 30 years AVC has provided customers with engaging videos on time and on budget.  Owner, Stuart Sweetow is the author Corporate Video Production, published by Focal Press, and in its second edition.  He has a BA in Media Communications and started winning first-prize awards for his films and videos in 1970.  He taught video at UC Berkeley Extension for seven years and writes for several video magazines.  He supervises a crew of trained and experienced video professionals.


We bring backup cameras and other gear on location. You can visit us at our studio near Piedmont and know your videos are in good hands. We are fully insured and have all the necessary licenses and permits.


We use top-grade gear to insure your videos look sharp and sound clear–HD video cameras, wireless microphones, digital video editing systems, internet encoding software, music, graphics and creativity. Scriptwriting and posting to YouTube and Facebook are other available to clients.


Audio Visual Consultants 

Visit our Studio:
3207 Lakeshore, 2nd Floor
Oakland, CA 94610 (map)

Phone: 510-839-2020
Fax: 510-839-6464

Call for appointment

Visa, Mastercard, American Express Accepted
Visa, Mastercard, American Express Accepted




General email: info@avconsultants.com

Owner: Stu Sweetow: sweetow@avconsultants.com

Post Production Manager: Mitch Silver: mitch@avconsultants.com

Bookkeeper: Rici Boyd: info@avconsultants.com

STUART SWEETOW: Owner, Producer

Learn about AVC's Stu Sweetow
AVC’s Stu Sweetow with camera


To help people deliver their messages in the most effective ways. Videos let you combine moving images, well-selected words, music and graphics in ways that can elicit emotions in the viewer. Through the medium of video I hope to excite, motivate and inspire the viewer to take action, whether it is learning a skill, buying a product or participating in social action.


Author, Corporate Video Production, published by Focal Press, 2011 and 2016
Video Instructor, University of California, Berkeley Extension
BA, Media Communications, Southern Illinois University
Graduate Study, Southern Illinois University and Chicago State University
Learning Resources Coordinator, University of Illinois-Ravenswood Hospital
Contributing Editor, EventDV Magazine
Wrote over 100 articles for video trade magazines
Self-Published Booklet “Guide to Video Production


Best Bay Area Videographer, J Magazine

First Place, Southern Illinois University Film Festival

Oakland Indies, Grand Ave Dynamo

Awards of Distinction, The Videographer Awards to AVC Editors Mitch Silver and Jason LaBatt

Honorable Mention, America Videography Awards



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