tmack Productions is a full-service video production company based in Sarasota/Bradenton. We specialize in corporate, television, YouTube, and documentary video production. Our team produces video projects for clients across the country.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our company and services. Please take a look at our portfolio and see some of our video work. We are always available to answer your questions and help you with your upcoming video production and internet video strategy.
We look forward to discussing your next steps and how we can assist you.
Each project is filled with our creative services and skillsets.
Here’s an example of a typical project and the percentage of our services performed on average to bring a video project to life!
A Successful Project is a well thought out project.
We assist with your planning and strategizing to assure
completion and on budget
Production is the actual shooting, to include lighting, and audio.
We assure that each shot counts.
Our photography services can assist with product shots and other images that will enhance your video production
Video Graphics include photos, logos, and more.
Our Adobe After Effects/Photoshop expertise is essential in every project.
Simply Put, editing. All the graphics, footage and audio sweetening brings the project to life.
Whether a project is distributed on the Web or DVD, we can assist in making sure your video reaches its destination in the highest quality possible on time and on budget.
Tom MacKnight’s video career technically began in the early 80s when he and his partner came up with what they called “conceptual videos”. Although the idea was never taken to broadcast, music videos became a household word in 1984. In the early 90s, Tom worked closely with a film and video production company as the director of marketing.
In 1994, when the internet was in its infancy, Tom started developing websites and won accolades and awards for his work. His work led to a partnership offer, and after fulfilling his services by developing a web presence for the company, Tom resumed his video production work. He incorporated the use of marketing rental properties with what are now called “Virtual Tours”. This was in 2001/02, before virtual walk-throughs became a mainstay in property marketing. Today, these videos are commonplace and include drone footage as well as photos and videos.
In 2005, Tom started tmack Productions. In 2007, “Thunder on the Gulf”, a one-hour documentary on the world of offshore racing, was shot. Released in 2009/10, the documentary was the first of many documentaries, including shorter corporate documentaries. Since then, tmack Productions has shot reality shows, commercials, and corporate videos, and moved back full circle to providing companies with creating a video presence on the web.
Full service means that we take care of everything from start to finish. Whether you have an idea or a specific plan in mind, we can make it happen.
At the pre-production stage, we take your ideas and organize them to ensure that they are feasible, cost-efficient, and well-planned.
During the production phase, we handle all aspects of the shooting process, including lighting, filming, and audio.
Post-production is the editing stage, where we carefully place your footage to ensure the final product is the best it can be. We can also add graphics using 3D animation or After Effects to make your video more engaging and effective.
Once the video is complete, we can help you distribute it to your audience through various channels such as the internet, DVD, apps, or SSD distribution.
Finally, we archive all of your digital files for future use. If you ever need a copy, we’ve got you covered. We keep all files digitally stored for your convenience.
Tom shifted his area of expertise to the Internet in 1995, recognizing its potential to become a game-changer in the business world. He worked with a company that introduced the Internet to the Birmingham, Alabama area. During this time, he helped several companies transition to marketing on the Internet and developed various websites and web applications.
Later, Tom’s internet applications led to a partnership with the Resort Guide of the Gulf Coast. It was during this partnership that Tom’s passion for video production resurfaced. He created “WebMercials” for his resort clients, which he placed on their websites via video streaming servers. This was before video-sharing services like YouTube existed, and it quickly became a popular marketing product. Since then, Tom has produced over a hundred resort commercials.
Nowadays, most video projects eventually find their way onto the internet in some way or another. Tom can assist with your online distribution options.
The success of a video idea depends on how well it achieves the project’s goals, whether it is sales, awareness, or instructional. To ensure that your video captures attention and retains information, creative services can elevate your ideas to the next level. While staying grounded in reality, we can help make your ideas more engaging, entertaining, and effective in conveying your message.
We use professional DSLR, Cinealta true HD Cameras, and 4K cameras for all our video shoots. We also shoot drone footage and offer handheld stabilization shooting. Our ample lighting packages ensure that your footage is well-lit and looks the best it can. Additionally, we provide overhead and wireless microphones for any audio situation.
We utilize state-of-the-art linear editing systems along with advanced graphic software to enhance your project in our post-production services. As a Full Adobe house, we take advantage of the full suite of Adobe production software. Our high-end graphics add a touch of professionalism to your project while 3-D animations can bring static renderings to life. We create videos that are ready to be distributed on various platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, website, and Facebook. If you’d prefer a DVD, we can author one for you upon request.
Tom’s extensive experience and comprehensive understanding of business, as a marketer, salesperson, co-owner, and principal owner, makes him the ideal candidate to comprehend company requirements and identify how projects can enhance business operations. In addition, his vast production experience enables him to find solutions and determine marketing angles with ease.