Digital Media Design, Inc.

Digital Media Design, Inc.

Hudson, NH

18 years in service

1 employee

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“Put your media in motion!”

Bio

DMD has been a full production digital design professional for 17 plus years. Whether it be Website design/development, Hosting, HD Video/animation, 3D/2D Illustration, or Print design, DMD is a cost effective solution!

About Digital Media Design, Inc.

Our Website design services include:
Modern customizable designs
Content Management System (CMS)
Responsive coding for Mobile devices
Search Engine Optimized (SEO)
Website search feature
Blog & Social Media integration
Image galleries & Slideshows
Contact forms & Surveys
Video, Audio, Flash
Google Maps
File Downloads
E-commerce/Store & Product pages
RSS Feed Reader
Login/Members Area & Private pages
Hosting, SSL, Merchant services

Our Animation & Video services include:
3D animation, Motion graphics & Video design
HD 1080p & 720p
Voiceover, Audio & foley
Blu-ray & DVD authoring
Convert all desktop & internet movie formats

Location

Hudson, NH 03051

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Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Most common are websites with custom features and tradeshow/sales videos. Typically 3-5 minutes in length.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. B&WGroup USA Extranet and Multi-store. Allows dealers to order store products and parts, consumers to order parts and two private member discount stores as well as Dealer training and certification.

BTU 2 and a half minute motion graphic showing competitive profile capability, stepping programming transfer and new Energy savings software features.

Akins Machinery website. Used and new wood working equipment website with product detail listings, automated SEO, full CMS and many other useful tools!

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Web design: Make sure what you get is what you need. Many clients are oversold technologies that aren't useful to them.

Video/Animation: Review samples, understand your options. Taylor project lengths accordingly.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Web design: Understand your options but don't waste your time trying to build or manage your site if it removes you from doing what's best for your business.

Video/Animation: Work with someone who fully understands video formats. With so many option and no standards you can end up with something that doesn't display as intended.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. Web design: What am I buying? What actually belongs to me? What is your role if any moving forward?

Video/Animation: What exactly are they paying for? stock content? photos and video? Custom Illustration? 2D vs 3D, who owns the source and project files?

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Web design: What do you need your website to do? What will make it useful to both you and your clients?

Video/Animation: What is the exact message they want to deliver through their project. Overall length should be optimized at 3-5 minutes. Use of HD to optimize quality and performance with todays displays. Should the project have music and or voiceover. Is the project intended for a specific region of the world. What mediums does the project need to be delivered in. Will the project require updates or additions in the future.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. Before working in this field I worked for 17 years in the hitech industry working for companies that manufactured computers, hi-heat manufacturing equipment, test equipment, medical devices, wood working, audio equipment, lighting equipment and electrical/mechanical services. Those experiences gave me a great foundation for working with clients whos products and services matched or were close. My ability to sit with a technical person to design a website or video that best visualizes their need is a strong skillset that resulted from experience and a working knowledge of their products and services.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. I started my company Digital Media Design to take full advanatage of my skillset and creativity. The challenges of working with limited content, imagery or ideas is a huge motivator for me. Making something from nothing delivers a feeling of great reward. Also the aquisition of knowledge is a major component of my workday. What I didn't know yesterday I always learn today.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Can we use 3D animation to create scenes that we can't film? Typically the answer is yes but this can greatly effect the cost of a project. Depending upon it's complexity, 30 seconds of 3D can cost as much as 3 minutes of standard video production. Working at HD resolutions requires more rendering time as well. But in all cases using that technology always ads visual impact to a video production.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. We were shooting HD video onsite at a client facility. The equipment being filmed was located in a fairly tight casing with minimal lighting. We setup and framed our shot and achieved the best lighting we could given the space to work with. We did several test shots and they looked fine. The process we were about to film was a one time shot due to availability of materials and supplies. We ran the shot then setup to view in on our laptop. The chemical reaction expected had failed to produce the visual representation needed. I informed my client I could recreate the environment in 3D and animate the process. I created the model and animation and delivered a test sample to the client. They were amazed and the realism of the shot and the process was perfectly captured and displayed.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. Video production is a layering process. Making cganges to a near final video can be very time intensive. Also, outputting samples of lower quality along the way for review is helpful but again ads more render time, upload time, and delays. If the planning stage of the video is proper many of these things can be avoided.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I have been artistic my entire life. As a young boy I drew pictures of dinosaurs, prehistoric worlds, other fantasy characters and places. I also sculpted with clay, paper machete and painted with oils. In my late teens I began creating prostethis make up appliances and dabbled in stop motion photography creating many posable characters to film. Through all of this I worked in the hitech field as a computer technician. By my mid 20s the evolution of the computer reached the point of computer graphics. Once day while working on a computer during a lunch break I created a ticket design for a Halloween party my band was playing at. From that moment forward I knew I had found my calling and needed a career change. In less than 3 years from that day I arrived.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. I recently produced a website design for product dealers to train and acquire certification. This allows the dealers to stay up on the product knowledge and receive discounted dealer pricing as long as they keep their certifications current. Now the same client wants the training area to be set up for 5 or 6 different European languages!

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. Newsgroups, online support groups, forums and knowledgbases supply a huge amount of realtime information. This allows me to stay on top of technologies and software/hardware changes. I will say though that for all of the progess and advanced tools for editing video that 90% of the techniques used are the same as they have been since I started 14 years ago. It's just gotten faster and easier.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. Prepare your website for Mobile devices. It's not enough that people can see your website on Mobile devices, design it so it looks like a mobile device site!

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. Web design: Pricing is designed around what is needed. We have a great product which can deliver a business, musician or personal website at little to no up-front cost with a 3 year hosting agreement. For Customized web development we have very competitive pricing.

Video/Animation: Again pricing is based up the needs of the customer. But a general rule of thumb is around $1000 to 1500 per finished minute for animation or video productions.

Q. What is your greatest strength?

A. My greatest strength is my core knowledge of digital imagery. Understanding pixels, vectors and how they can be manipulated and outputted, understanding image, video and audio file formats, codecs and conversion processes gives me a big advantage and allows me to optimize the look of the final project.

Q. What are you currently working on improving?

A. Marketing for clients. More tools and techniques to grow your business! SEO, Adwords, B2B, Impact movies, Social Media, Mobile device website pages...

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