Mason & Poet
Mason & Poet is a boutique production company focused on creating an online story that will market your home in the best light possible through the use of extraordinary visual tools. We are not a replacement for a real estate agent but rather a media resource for your agent to use. Additionally, and at added cost, we will provide options using marketing channels outside the conventional practices of real estate professionals.
Our process begins with crafting a property video which is not only visually stimulating but is also the unique story of your property. The video will highlight the unique architecture and the surrounding beauty of your home. Together with interviews and still photography, a state-of-the-art video is produced using all contemporary technology and techniques available. The service is completed with the delivery of a property specific website which not only showcases your video but also the written story of your home alongside photography that could feature in architectural magazines.
Shawn graduated from Stanford University with an M.A. in Applied Economics. He has owned several businesses including a construction and real estate development company, as well as a landscape construction, European import, and olive oil businesses. Shawn was a member of the Board of Directors of the California Olive Oil Council from 2005 to 2007. He currently serves on The Grades and Labeling Standards Committee for the CDFA's Olive Oil Commission of California. He brings a unique combination of knowledge and experience in marketing real estate to Mason & Poet, as well as extensive business and project management skills.
Photographer & Cinematographer
Jeremy is a widely published photographer whose work has appeared in national publications including The Somm Journal, The Tasting Panel Magazine, Wine Enthusiast and Wine Spectator. He works full time as a commercial photographer primarily for the food and wine industries. Jeremy, with his wife Michelle, are the co-owners of Bottle Branding — a media company that offers photography, film production and design services to the wine and food industries. Over the last six years, they have captured over 100 videos ranging from short, winemaker interviews to 30-minute television shows.
MICHELLE LEE BALL
Director & Film Editor
As director and editor, Michelle works with clients to craft the story and outline while working on location to direct and coordinate imagery to be capture. Together, they’ve produced over 100 videos ranging from short commercials to 30-minute television shows. In addition to film and design, Michelle is also a freelance writer for national publications including The Somm Journal and The Tasting Panel Magazine. With each project, her goal is to discover and craft the story behind each estate and bring it to life on camera.
Photography, Creative, Accounting
Antoinette Addison received an M.S. in Agricultural Sciences from the prestigious Ecole Nationale d'Agronomie in France where she was top of her class. She then received an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Stanford University. She was Director of Budget Management at Stanford as well as being on the board of both multinational and domestic corporations before running The Olive Oil Source with Shawn. Being an award winning photographer gives her a unique combination of photographic and management skills to bring to Mason & Poet.
Web Design & Programming, IT
Jason is currently based in Melbourne, Australia however he is a frequent visitor to the United States and the Santa Ynez Valley. He is an Actuary, and formerly co-managed an investment hedge fund in Sydney. He is an expert on programming and all matters to do with the internet. Besides managing the IT side of Mason & Poet he also runs his own photography, web design and programming business and continues to be meaningfully engaged in the finance sector through targeted consulting to retirees and delivering advice regarding the applications of big data, machine learning and artificial intelligence. In his spare time he walks his two beagles and runs marathons.