Teknor Apex

Dear Phil,

I wanted to send you copies of our completed automotive brochure and thank you for making it so easy to get our illustration fine-tuned. You and Barbara were very patient as we kept asking for more and more changes but the result, in our minds, is one of the most targeted pieces of literature we have ever produced. All our salespeople love it and only regret that we didn’t have the piece in our sales arsenal earlier!

Certainly if we have future projects involving illustration, we will be coming back to DreamLight.

Very truly yours,

Sandra H. - Corporate Marketing Communications Manager, Teknor Apex Company

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Because of Mike’s creativity and technical skill – he created an incredible 3D animation for our podcast brand.”

David H. - Senior Vice President, Keystone Partners

“Cross Platform network rendering has never been easier with DreamLight Constellation/DLI-SNUB-Launcher! When setting up complex scenes to render I count on DreamLight’s render tools to not get in the way especially when it’s 3am and all I want to do is press the render button.”

Brian T. - Artist, Stonecrop Technologies

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Mike was fantastic to work with and really helped to translate our thoughts into living, breathing avatars. We thoroughly recommend DreamLight for any 3D projects and are looking forward to working again soon with Mike.”

Sash D. - Director of Client Services, Aeturnum

[DreamLight Constellation is] Amazingly simple to setup and configure! Does what it is suppose to do, awesome addition to my work flow.

Dale C. - Positive Productions Plus, LLC

Kodak

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“You made me look good on this project.”

Patrick F. - Creative Director, Eastman Kodak Company

McKesson

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Mike was absolutely wonderful to work with. He knew exactly what I wanted before I did. Every question was answered in detail, and I had plenty! He is very efficient and creative. I cannot wait to work with him again!!!”

Julie T. - Project Manager, McKesson

MeritMedical

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“DreamLight does a great job of listening to customers’ needs.  Their enthusiastic responsiveness and prompt turn-around times are excellent.”

Jim K. - Marketing Director, Merit Medical

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“From start to finish Mike at DreamLight has been amazing. Our most recent project required a great deal of collaboration and content review – Mike was patient, enthusiastic and gave us just the right amount of guidance, so our project met all of our expectations and then some! The final product is perfect. We can’t wait to work on our next project with him.”

Kristen K. - Co-owner, Academy of Traditional Karate

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Excellent!”

Robert B. - President, College Street Partners

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Mike does amazing work. He is very professional, and he put in the extra effort to get a project done on time and within budget. He goes above and beyond at meeting and exceeding expectations. Thank you!”

Kate K. - Graphic Designer, Sprintout Internet Services

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:4-Star Gold Stars

“I’ve had positive comments on the illustration so far.”

Todd K. - Owner, Academy of Traditional Karate

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“From conception to finished product, Michael perfectly created the look and feel of my product and then animated it in the most natural way. It looks even better than what I imagined. An extension of my own design process.”

Nathan S. - Owner, Stoe Living

Delphax

Dear Phil,

Enclosed is an ‘official’ unsolicited thank you letter suitable for framing or whatever it takes to get new business.

In addition, I’ve enclosed samples of our newsletter using the rendering as well as several copies of our new data sheets…

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David C. - Director of Marketing Programs, Delphax

Mike,

We haven’t heard much from the laundry lately. They have been courting manufacturing partners and investors. The prototype laundromat with the interface graphics is still running in Salem; they have had very good customer acceptance. We get a call for service once in a blue moon.

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Steve C. - Electronics, Arthur D. Little

5-Star Gold Stars Facebook Review

I am pleased to recommend DreamLight Constellation for LightWave network rendering management. I found it easy to set up and Mike’s support is great!

Eric R. - Sprocketless Animation

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Awesome job! Mike redesigned our WordPress multi-site website for our entire franchising system with over five thousand subsites. He created a custom child theme to build upon our existing websites and give them a whole new modern branded design, exceeding our expectations.”

Donald M. - Founder & CEO, Rooter-Man

Waters

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Excellent turnaround, with an easy project workflow. Thanks!”

Chris H. - Product Marketing Communications, Waters

DreamLight Constellation is a really fantastic Lightwave Screamernet controller. It’s also really great to have one that works so well on Mac OS X. It’s fast and very easy to set up, and – most crucially – seems very reliable, even over my less-than-perfect office ethernet connections. I can’t recommend it highly enough. It’s very reasonably priced too, so you have no excuse now not to set up your own mini (or not so mini!) render farm.”

Dan S. - Owner, Digital Distortion

Quality:4-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:4-Star Gold Stars

“The usual good work. Thanks!”

Ray B. - Marketing, Marble Associates

“This animator is awesome. The results are amazing. The rendering/animation looks awesome and again I am amazed by his vision! His depiction of this effect is very accurate”

Daryl R. - Technology Officer, Astro Pak Corporation

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“We were very happy with the training and support we received and everything is still running fine, we haven’t had a single problem. The whole set up with the DLI_SNUB-Launcher works perfectly!”

Susan G. - IT Analyst, Tunxis Cummunity College

Quality:4-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:4-Star Gold Stars

“The client really liked the presentation. Thank you!”

Carol C. - Art Director, Duffy & Shanley

Dear Phil,

Again, I want to thank you and your staff for taking a fairly bland concept CD project and turning it into a vivid, high-impact marketing presentation. I appreciate how closely you and Barbara worked with me to understand my needs and desires and then effectively translate them into the dynamite resulting show.

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Gary T. - President, SafeTags

Eric,

… I think it looks great, and as far as I know, the client is HAPPY…

Thanks for your help, it was a pleasure working with you, and I think the finished product is great!

Regards,

Jeanne - Albrektson Studio

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Mike did an amazing job producing a high resolution rendering for use on our new 20′ trade show display.  We introduced a minor design setback halfway through the project, but Mike did a commendable job addressing our concerns and saw the job through to the end.  We made our deadline and the new 3D trade show graphics definitely contributed to the success of the show.  I would say that the best part about working with Mike is that he always made me feel like my project was a priority.  Not once did I ever feel like I was just one of his many customers.”

Mary C. - Director of Marketing & Communications, Astro Pak Corporation

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Throughout the process of creating our website Mike was professional, efficient and communicated effectively.  Our expectations were exceeded with the final design and quality, thank you!”

Beth C. - Clinical Operations Manager, Agility Orthopedics

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“I found your product to be excellent as well as your customer service. Going the extra mile is not a thing of the past! Good job!”

Mike N. - President/CEO, Forsnap Productions

Waters

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“It’s truly a pleasure to work with DreamLight. Mike is completely amazing when it comes to understanding our technology and the objectives we need to achieve in our animations. It’s so nice to have a partner that you don’t need to micro-manage or worry about quality of work. DreamLight is a class act.”

Michelle F. - Senior Marketing Manager, Waters

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Excellent work, client loves it!”

Jay H. - President, Sprintout Internet Services

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Working with Mike is an absolute pleasure. He delivered our website project exactly on schedule, helped with nonwebsite transition of our email IT coordination, and coached us on SEO elements to make our website more productive.”

Christian A. MD - Partner, Agility Orthopedics

ASE

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Great job of interpreting what we wanted with very little input. Thanks for the quick turnaround. We hope to expand on this and do additional projects in the future.”

Jamie M. - Marketing Manager, AS&E

Bose

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Basically, I needed a miracle!”

Don L. - Senior Art Director, Bose Corporation

Mike & Eric:

I just wanted to drop you a note and let you know how much I’ve enjoyed working with both of you over the past year. You do excellent work, and you are a pleasure to work with.

The conspectus looks great. Everyone is very pleased.

Good luck to you in the new year. I hope we have the opportunity to work together sometime in the future.

Regards,

Karilee W. - Marketing Director, Marble Associates

Quality:4-Star Gold Stars Service:4-Star Gold Stars Value:4-Star Gold Stars

“Mike did a great job, he was responsive, prompt, and attentive to our needs. He demonstrated great patience with our visions and ideas.”

Michelle S. - Partner, Ramineni + Shepard

Number Nine

Dear Michael:

Thank you very much for your work on the “Sunglasses” illustration. You went far beyond the call of duty not only in creating that image, but also in ensuring that it would work on our hardware. In everything from suggesting improvements to our original concept, through carefully creating a seamless image and then making last-minute changes to that image, to loaning us the appropriate hardware so we could transfer the drawing to the printer, you made sure that the job was done right.

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Doug G. - Graphic Designer, Number Nine Computer Corporation.

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“We issued a tall order with a short turn around… everyone has been so pleased with the outcome. People who have seen the renderings feel as if they are actually standing in the midst of an existing campus.”

Lauren S. - Director of Operations, College Street Partners

Bose

Dear Mike:

I’d like to let you know in an “official” way how much I appreciate your hard work, dedication and talent on the recently completed “Bose Car” illustration.

When the concept for this campaign was approved I was faced with what seemed to be an insurmountable challenge… produce a photo-realistic image of a car that is unlike any car on the market today. An image that is absolutely unrecognizable to our target audience: the very knowledgeable automobile manufacturer. In other words, create an image that gives the impression that Bose has designed, manufactured and photographed an actual “Bose Car.”

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Don L. - Senior Art Director, Bose Corporation

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:4-Star Gold Stars

“Mike was able to work over the weekend and deliver renderings for a time-critical project. It was easy to communicate with Mike and he understood our needs very well.”

Deep S. - VP of Product Development, Alcyone Lifesciences

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Congratulations. It looks wonderful. We are very happy with the final results.”

Nitzan P. - CEO, Naveh Pharma

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“I learned a lot from this class and everything that we did was a really good way to start with the materials we were using. I loved all of the assignments.”

Heather C. - Illustration Sr., NESAD Suffolk University

Cherry

Dear Mike:

We are very pleased with the automotive logo.

… We have used the logo on mugs, brochures, and we have recently incorporated it on our data sheets…

Overall, we were very pleased with your work.

Regards,

Robert L. - Marketing Manager, Cherry Semiconductor Corporation

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“DreamLight’s exceptional communication, outstanding reliability and effort was key in helping our company create high-quality, modern and professional animations!”

Anthony R. - Marketing Associate, Sterngold Dental

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Your work and ability to translate crude drawings into final art is top notch.”

Jim P. - Product Manager Digital Graphics, Screenprint/Dow

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“It was a pleasure working with DreamLight on our 3D project.  DreamLight delivered high quality images and responded in a timely manner. I look forward to working with them on many more projects.”

Vicki S. - Marketing Manager, Sterngold Dental

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Happy with professional service and willingness to work together to produce a beautiful product.”

Abie M. M.D. F.A.C.S. - Director, Head & Neck Robotic Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine – UCLA

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Everything was great, thanks for the hard work.
Looking forward to working on more projects in the future.”

Jack G. D.D.S, M.S.

UCLA

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Great professional service. High marks on creativity and timing!”

Luisa I. - Professor and Vice-Chair, UCLA Dept. of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

Quality:4-Star Gold Stars Service:4-Star Gold Stars Value:4-Star Gold Stars

“It was very easy to communicate with Mike, and he was able to translate our conversations into applicable details very well. We look forward to working with Mike more.”

Deep S. - VP of Product Development, Alcyone Lifesciences

Waters

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“I was at a trade-show last week and the booth was swamped. While people waited for one of us to be free, they stood and watched the animation. Well done system animation. Attracted and kept customers attention as they walked by our booth.”

Darcy S. - Product Manager, Separations Technology, Waters

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“We were very happy with the resulting animation.
The Animation was a HUGE hit. Thank you so much!”

Yuki H. - Chief Operating Officer, McLane Research Laboratories

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Great job, we are very happy with the work and DreamLight’s dedication to the project.”

Timothy L. - Vice President of Operations, CorNova

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Another great job completed by Mike at DreamLight… We couldn’t be happier with the look and functionality of our web site.   It meets all of our needs including, driving potential new clients to contact us and it is a great resource for our existing clients with excellent visual & video content.  We are always at the top of organic searches which is extremely important.  Thank you DreamLight!”

Kristen K. - Co-Owner, Academy of Traditional Karate

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Outstanding job! Mike redesigned our long standing logo to modernize it while retaining and leveraging its best qualities. He designed a system of branding elements to take us to a whole new level with our franchising brand.”

Donald M. - Founder & CEO, Rooter-Man

5-Star Gold Stars About Time There Was a How-To Book on Animated Shorts!

“I don’t often write reviews, but this book, Creating a 3D Animated CGI Short: The Making is the Autition Archives – Fault Effect by Michael Scaramozzino, left me no alternative. First, there are very few books available to the independent filmmaker – especially when it comes to animation. This book by Mr. Scaramozzino fills a large void and is most definitely welcome. And second, it is a well-written detailed account of this project.

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David W. - Amazon Book Review

“I like it!! The dissolving metal looks fantstic!”

Mike M. - Technical Director, Astro Pak Corporation

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“DreamLight has far exceeded our expectations during every stage of engagement producing a 3D character animation that nails the objectives of the project’s concept and quality directives. The extraordinary creative abilities of DreamLight offered an enjoyable and productive process that developed the final product well beyond the concepts offered during the initial stages of the project.”

Mark D. - President/CEO, MLMC

Quality:4-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:4-Star Gold Stars

“I’m using the FreeHand files & will send samples at completion.”

Carol C. - Art Director, Duffy & Shanley

Dear Mike:

Thanks very much for a job well done on the illustrations for the Sprague Energy brochure. At the outset, I anticipated great problems in converting intricate, technical site plans into clear and concise illustrations … let alone colorful ones that would complement the feeling of the brochure. I was also a bit concerned at the potential cost of such a venture.

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John M. - Art Director, Parsons Friedman Stephan & Rose

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“We received great service with high quality and in a quick turn over time.”

Mehran A. - Co-founder & Chief Technology Officer, Arthromeda

Dear Mike and Eric,

I thought the UPC graphic looked terrific, and so did the boys at Goetz Custom Sailboats. The graphic is now on the hull of the last of the Americas Cup boats, and will be on its way to San Diego soon. We hope the press and sailors there will get a great surprise when they unwrap the boat.

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Max K. - Owner, A. M. Kohlenberg

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Mike has been such a joy to work with.  He made the entire process so effortless, from defining the scope, through storyboarding, to implementing feedback.  Communication is so key in creative projects where details, if not conveyed properly, can set the project back and fall out of budget.  I appreciate his responsiveness and timely status updates.  Last, but not least, Mike’s talent is certainly evidenced in the quality of his graphics and animation.  I would definitely love to work with him again!”

Mary C. - Visual Communications Manager, Astro Pak Corporation

Delphax

Dear Phil,

On behalf of everyone at Delphax I want to thank you for the great job DreamLight did in bringing the Output Factory™ to life. It’s an understatement to say that we couldn’t have done it without you.

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David C. - Director of Marketing Programs, Delphax

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“This class has been very informative and productive; I really enjoyed it. I learned so much not only on the programs that we covered in class but on how to independently pick up brand new programs in the future.”

Anh - Illustration Jr., NESAD Suffolk University

5-Star Gold Stars The BEST book on creating shorts (and Indie Animation) with Lightwave.

“I own and have read a lot of books on various topics in computer animation, and this book is the most meticulous, practical and easy-to-follow resource I own for creating short films without a big team of employees. It appealed to me specifically because I needed a book that discusses using Lightwave 3D in an indie-scale pipeline. The book does that but also covers much more.

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Jonathan W. - Amazon Book Review

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Great work by Mike as usual. We provided him with a lot of technical information and he transformed it into something interesting and comprehensible.”

Mary C. - Director of Marketing & Communications, Astro Pak Corporation

We’re very happy with the production quality and ease of working with you. The video summarizes the operation of a quite complex system very well.  We’ve got it linked on our website and routinely have it running at all our trade shows. The video even made it to a TV broadcast on a science show in Chile!  Thanks again. We’re looking forward to our next project.

Tim S. - Engineering Manager, McLane Research

“I really wished I’d filmed this… I’m already rendering !!! I literally got the license a few minutes ago …. that was the quickest time I’ve ever set up anything…

ScreamerNet has literally brought me to tears in the past – in the fetal position on the ground… I cannot believe how simple this was, how it gives you enough control to know what’s going on and shows you what it’s doing… wow..

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Cris B. - VFX Supervisor, Goodmakers

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:4-Star Gold Stars

”Good job.“

John T. - Art Director, Donnely

Quality:4-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:4-Star Gold Stars

“First rate as usual.”

Rick C. - Vice President, Marble Associates

Quality:5-Star Gold Stars Service:5-Star Gold Stars Value:5-Star Gold Stars

“Everything I saw indicated that you prepared an excellent Digital Techniques course. I don’t think there are many professionals who could cover an introduction to 3 different software applications, including LightWave, in such an effective way. I’m very glad that I contacted you when I was looking for someone to teach this college course. I’d recommend you as an instructor to anyone.”

Lisa F. - Illustration Program Director, NESAD Suffolk University