HEM Productions is…

a couple of people with a broad range of production capabilities and experiences. This site shows samples from personally silly to profesionally serious. This site tends to emphasize experimental and  silly, which tend to be animations and misc. works, but includes some of our more professional works like MNHS, some of the Music Video, and other works more in line with why you might want to contact us. We provide camera, audio, lighting, and primary editing for ViodiTV and video production in partnership with Viodi LLC for event coverage (professional interviews with substance not pretty candy dressing) and documonial's such as these for Calix (See Innovation Award Videos and/or videos in their blog roll).

We're not for everyone, and we don't want to be, but we're extremely efficient and effective in planning, working on scripts, camera, graphics, audio, lighting, editing, special effects, and distribution for on-line, TV, DVD, and beyond. Many other shops will provide similar or higher end results for a lot more money with a lot more people but we're not in that market. We're here to have fun, produce good video's for a reasonable cost, and not break the house in doing so.  We're also very friendly and reasonable on rights, so we don't charge annual fees for rights to video unless you really want to pay more.

Contact Roger Bindl for more information

HEM Productions has been around with mixing media since the early 90's as Hadron Data Graphics. The name itself implied what we were doing… combining data and graphics (with some animation and video) for a finished product of searchable text with graphic media for visual information. And we evolved from there… photo-fiedl

The Internet changed my model of producing multi-media DVD's, but also my interest in video was growing – it was just delivery of video that was slow. But the telecom industry was starting to become exciting. I had teamed with local businesses to implement HDSL technologies for Internet access and delivering video media over phone lines, but the phone company management didn't get it.. So I went back to the industry and soon found myself working for a start up company that implemented VDSL technologies to provide video over telephone wires. It was an alternative to CATV. Yes, they provided broadcast television services to the televisions over phone lines.

My deeper evolution into video production took hold in early 2000. I saw a big gap in delivering video to home, and that was video content itself – or ownership in that content. So HEM Productions began again to produce short form video's. Those videos today range from animation to journalism to documentary to entertainment and promotional. We've developed a style of our own in producing short interview videos, plus planning, writing, filming, editing, and distributing video promotions, tutorials, and entertainment video clips.

photo-editingMost of the journalism work is in partnership with Viodi LLC. We've been reporting on communications and video technologies at national, regional, and state conference with ViodiTV for about 6 years now. ViodiTV is a videoblog with program production services. We have several hundred reports on viodi.tv and have produced programs for hotel channels across the country. Some of the conferences we cover included OPASTCO, NTCA, MTA, WSTA, NAB, SEC, Web Video Summit, CONNECTIONS summit, IP Possibilities, etc..

HEM production is start to finish with scripting, storyboards, videography, editing, animation, special effects, royalty free music, distribution, and preparation for viewing on-line and TV. We've become very time efficient with production having participated in fast form film fest like 48HFP, Kino, and other 24-48Hr film projects. The projects have included animation, drama, comedy, and educational tutorials.

We are experienced and practicing professionals in telecom video (IPTV), Video over the Net, CATV, Telecom & Video infrastructures, video production & editing, video distribution, and engineering.

This site is filled with video samples. Some are serious and sober, while others are light hearted and silly. Some of the video's were photo-potteryproduced on a whim in an afternoon, while others represent 100's of hours researching, scripting, filming, and especially editing. Entertaining or not, they demonstrate our ability to be creative and work with various media… text, graphics, photos, animation, video, audio, music, special effects, scripting, and producing video for distribution.


1 Comment

  • Great stuff, Rodger – will spread the word.
    So pleased to meet Jacalyn and to learn about you and H.E.M.
    I do hope to talk with you one day soon about MaxCI  maxci.net, my video project (being shot in Lexington KY), and to learn more about your business and its network…maybe I can expand it?
    Coffee & a scone or a donut / cookie / pizza / Bad Breath Burger (Weary Traveler) / or some other nutritious snack would be nice to chat over.
    Until then, "Keep on the Sunny Side…" (sung in "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou" – a favorite movie) and Cheers!

    Ben (as in Benedict) Di Salvo
    200 W. Third St, Waunakee

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