Via Reach has combined forces with like-minded companies and individuals in the DMV area to form a creative boutique collective of producers, directors, editors, writers, animators, coders and marketers to bring your story to life through video, web, print, virtual and augmented reality, and brand experiences.
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Christine has developed brands for small businesses just starting out, for new entertainment projects for film and TV, and for larger companies refreshing their brand or launching new products. As a producer, director, cinematographer, editor, and animator, she has created a variety of media projects, such as TV show episodes, short and feature-length films and documentaries, promotional videos, and educational content. Christine has developed interactive media projects for both government and private sector clients, including interactive exhibits for the Arizona Historical Society Museum, an interactive visitors’ guide for the Mesa, Arizona Convention and Visitors Bureau, and interactive educational content for Pearson Education and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
For over 20 years, Christine has also taught a wide range of classes and custom training sessions for colleges, professional development centers, and private clients on graphic design, web design and development, 508 compliance, marketing, interactive media, video editing, animation, motion graphics, 3D modeling & animation, virtual/augmented reality, pre-production skills, and video production techniques, i.e. cinematography, directing and producing.
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Kane is an avid supporter of the mission for innovative social change. His work with the Millennium Challenge Corporation and Johns Hopkins University produced new media solutions that promoted communications, outreach and educational programs designed to reduce poverty and strengthen the world's most vulnerable populations. As part of a multidisciplinary team, his role as a just-in-time specialist for web and video production helped unify brand, marketing and communication initiatives, delivering up-to-date training products and resources to field representatives and program recipients in over 140 countries.
In his commercial work for Alion Science and Technology, he rebranded the image for a new release of Rhino Marine, a design and analysis software solution for the marine industry, as part of the renewed sales initiative. As an integral part of the General Dynamics Corporate Proposal Center, Kane’s contributions to the proposal process helped ensure the successful delivery and award of several high-profile proposals with a combined value exceeding $70 million.
Mighty Pen, LLC
Good writing has never been more important. In today’s multimedia world, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with the written word. That’s why it is vital to convey information clearly and concisely. Many organizations are unable to turn their best ideas into action with well-crafted, persuasive writing. There’s no full-time writer. The staff is too busy with their “real jobs”. The subject matter expert is too far up the organizational chart. The project crosses departmental or functional boundaries. The reasons are endless. Mighty Pen LLC is a veteran-owned small business dedicated to helping our clients harness the power of words to put their ideas into action and achieve their goals.
Mighty Pen is led by Kerry McIntyre, who provides a core competency in technical writing, analysis, and planning. Kerry has worked with government and commercial clients to analyze, research, write, design, and publish a wide range of documents. His work includes proposals, white papers, reports and presentations, grants, capital programs, strategic plans, technical manuals, marketing collateral, web copy, policy documents, and legislative testimony.
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Thea Washington is a wardrobe costumer and casting director based in the Baltimore/DC area. Her styling work ranges from museums, television/film, corporate videos, commercial, editorials and live fashion features. Thea has been the lead stylist for the interactive Green Book Traveler’s Guide Interactive Exhibit currently in the National Museum of African American History and Culture, national commercials and campaign ads for clients such as DeBeers, Beats By Dre (Cam Newton, Alexander Ovechkin), Under Armour, Lidl, Hilton Worldwide, Home Depot and more. Her styling print work has been featured on the covers of Money Magazine’s (Turner/CNN) October cover, the cover of Alternative Press; Vogue Italia, Washington Life, House Beautiful, Washingtonian Mom, and Modern Luxury.
Thea has served as casting recruiter for Bachelorette, Big Brother and casting assistant for The Voice, Master Chef, Bad Girls Club and more. She has cast several crime series for Investigation Discovery, Reelz and TV One. Casting has ranged from campaigns, commercials and feature films.
Joseph has created VR, AR, and 360 experiences for Discovery Communications, US Postal Service, and AARP. He has lectured on the use cases of virtual reality for numerous events and organizations, as well as on User Experience Design for VR at UMBC and on VR as a tool for public diplomacy at the US State Department.
As organizer of the DCVR Meetup, Joseph has organized dozens of events and activities to grow the local VR community into an inclusive collective of nearly 2,000 designers, developers, and filmmakers.
Got a show to cut? There is a great deal of the production world that is handled entirely in post. From up-fronts, to branded entertainment and all the way to feature documentaries, in many cases, the best approach to production comes by way of post. Start in post and save money by leveraging existing content, reduce time to complete production, and enhance production by identifying specific needs with a rough cut before rolling camera. Recent clients include National Geographic, Discovery, PixelDust Studios, Sapling Pictures, EarthTouch USA, and Cortina Productions.
The line between production and post becomes increasingly blurred by the day. Commercials, Industrial Film, Social Media vignettes, and a fair amount of mainstream entertainment is being produced solely in post. The right combination of stock, animation, VO, and the necessary “Preditor” produced shoots and interviews can deliver incredible results with minimal budgets. Before your next shoot, let us consult with you to determine if Post might just be your best route through production.
While the focus of our business is Post, production toys are awesome. We love gear, glass, and gadgets; and we’re proud to offer our small arsenal for rent. Available with or without an operator, our gear is low-mileage and lovingly maintained. Editorial, Final Finishing, and Production Rentals; the Rampant Octopus has something up one of its’ many sleeves.
Rollie Hudson is an independent filmmaker whose work includes documentary and TV production, computer animation and short film work. His experience includes credits on A&E's The Unexplained series, Ron Hazelton's House Calls (ABC), History's Mysteries (History Channel), BBC-TV, HGTV etc. as well as various client production work. He does work for production clients through his Washington-DC based company, Flipbook Productions, where he is currently developing a documentary about African-Americans and classical music as well as a short film about the nature of life and death.
Rollie also runs industry professional training workshops in Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Cinema 4D, TriCaster, DaVinci Resolve, scriptwriting and storytelling, as well as shooting, lighting and interview techniques.
Réna is a hard-working and talented associate producer in the DC area. Shortly after graduating with a broadcast journalism degree, she began her television career at Discovery Communications. As the production coordinator for Science Channel, she was responsible for tracking all shows currently in production and remaking international shows for American audiences. Réna decided that she wanted more hands-on production experience and started freelancing for local production companies as an associate producer. She has worked on projects for Animal Planet, National Geographic and Smithsonian Channel. Her passion is to give a voice to the voiceless and bring rarely or unheard stories to a larger audience.
Nichelle is a seasoned producer adept in creative and logistical management of high-profile projects and people, with experience in Production, Production Logistics, Rights Management and Research. She has provided essential administrative, creative and logistical assistance to management and executives at BET, Discovery, True Entertainment, Sirius XM, The Now Network, Centric/Viacom, FOX News, and WJLA. For productions like The Soul Train Awards, The Hope Connection, and The Real Housewives of Potomac, she has consistently demonstrated her ability to oversee and manage a large staff while ensuring the timely completion of project deadlines and remaining on or under budget.
Ryan helps professional services companies fill their pipeline with qualified leads by offering a proven, done-for-you prospecting and online branding service that generates high-quality, targeted leads to your business month in and month out.
For over 27 years as a news and TV editor, Karen has worked with some of the best reporters, anchors, photographers and producers in the business to create outstanding quality shows in all areas of television. When the package needs to air in minutes, she gets it done on time. Long, short and everything in between, whatever format needs to be created, she gets producers and clients the results they want.
She has worked effectively with every type of personality out there and is well known to "play well with others" to get the job done right without conflict. This strong work ethic, combined with top-notch editing and production skills, has earned her three Capital Area Emmy Awards, many more nominations, Associated Press Awards, White House News Photographer Awards, National Press Photographer Awards and Edward R. Murrow Awards, among others.