Hannah Hlavin

Why production? Well, to be honest, I never thought it was a possibility.  To think that just a few years ago I was an intern at TRG for photography still blows my mind. I’d like to attribute a strong work ethic, the desire to work in a creative field, and pure chance to explain my position. In college, I initially wanted to be a marine biologist. Coming from a family of scuba divers, discovering & learning about a whole unknown part of the world fascinated me. It still does! Unfortunately, I’m not a very good at test taking & decided to switch paths by transferring into Ohio University’s School of Art. I suppose I always had a way of turning my hobbies into a career in the hopes to work in an environment that brings happiness & creativity. Intentionally not picking a specific major, I found having a little bit of knowledge in multiple areas to be more efficient in life than keeping all my focus in one subject. A quality I believe helps greatly in the production world. Although I wouldn’t consider production to be a passion, it allows me to incorporate all aspects of my artistic abilities & be surrounded by those with the drive to make really awesome things. Having started out as an intern, I’ve been able to experience & understand all aspects of what it takes to make a photo shoot happen. One of my favorite parts of this job is seeing how it comes full circle. Being able to carry a project through the entire way makes the end result so much more gratifying. Granted I’m young & still figuring it out, but the best part about this field is that there’s always a new challenge and there’s always an opportunity to learn. 

Fun Fact

Certified SCUBA diver. Gun enthusiast. Movie lover.

Favorite Cleveland Hangout

I love Nano Brew because it has the best patio in Cleveland. The new public square is amazingly welcoming. You can typically find me on East 4th, because I know a lot of bartenders there. And, of course, I go to as many Browns/Cavs/Indians games as possible.

Favorite Project You've Worked On

Nautilus shoots are crazy! There are so many moving parts and theres so much that needs to get done to pull off the shoots (read all about them here:  https://trgreality.com/blog/2016/10/13/case-study-nautilus)

But once you see it all come together, once the shoot goes off well and the clients are happy and the images and videos look so good - it's worth all the craziness!