Jack is the Executive Producer of Siena Digital LLC. Based in Schaumburg Illinois. Jack founded VPA Teleproductions in 1984 which later became MindSight and with his leadership has helped position the company as a national film/video and Internet media powerhouse. It’s not only Jack’s experience, awards or technical knowledge that keep clients coming back. Sure, they help, but it’s really Jack’s creative vision and style that blow people away. Jack’s got plenty of awards, but they’re important to him because they reflect the strategic success of both Siena Digital and his clients. Jack’s got smiling clients, 38 industry awards, and has been named one of the nation’s “Top 100 Producers” three years in a row by AV Producer Magazine.
Broadcast Spots Clients include:
J. Walter Thompson, Doner, Powers Advertising, United Way, Serta, Merlin Muffler, Piggly Wiggley and Ford Motor Company.
Corporate Media Clients include:
Motorola, W. Wrigley, Tribune Co. Careerbuilder.com, Allstate, Samsung, Volvo, Intel, US Steel, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Air France, Pepsico and Sears Holding company.
Don, a born and raised Chicagoan began his production odyssey as an assistant editor, audio engineer and general go to guy, in a small production company in Des Plaines, Il over 20 years ago. He quickly moved his way into the editors chair driving a linear room with good olde 1" machines! Over the years Don has moved from analog to digital, and online to non-linear editing while sampling all the flavors along the way including Media 100, Avid DS, Adobe Premiere to name a few. In addition to editing he has also maintained his love for audio by engineering and doing sound design on various projects. Don has worked with agency clients as well as independent producers on a wide array of projects ranging from broadcast commercials, corporate image, product release, training, and documentaries. He really enjoys the creative process and seeing a vision or idea turned into reality. Some of the clients he has worked with include: Sears, Wrigley, Serta, Pepsi, Siemens, CSG, Volvo, Avis, and Shell.
When not working Don spends his time with his wife Gerri & their two children, riding roller coasters, watching, playing and coaching sports, and learning to play guitar.
Steve is a 25-year veteran in 3D computer graphic visualization and animation working in the educational, corporate, and broadcast industries. He has a BFA in Graphic Design, and has also been an adjunct faculty at both Columbia College and Harold Washington College in Chicago teaching classes in computer modeling and animation (LightWave3D).
For the last 13 years Steve has been the Director of Animation Siena Digital, designing and supervising staff in the post-production of corporate, trade, and broadcast media. During that tenure, he also learned architectural visualization with a high-end Chicago studio as a staff designer, specializing in furniture visualization, live match moving with cgi construction, and video animation of client sites.
His skill set includes mastery of 3D modeling and animation (LightWave, SoftImage, 3DS MAX), 3D NURBS CAD modeling (Alias and Rhinoceros), 3d camera matching software (Syntheyes), as well as 2D art and animation production utilizing Adobe PhotoShop, Illustrator, and After Effects.
Jeff is a veteran software developer and designer who has been writing code for over 15 years. His adaptability and creativity allows him to solve just about any request a client throws his way. Mixing audio, video, custom graphics and interactive tests allows him to make highly interactive applications which can hold a user’s attention while getting a client’s message across.