DDA EPIC is a new site to show off a nice selection of our projects and highlight some of our services. It will be launching soon as long as all goes well with the last steps. EPIC is the latest name that stands for something. “Engage. Produce. Innovate. Challenge.” This seems to be a theme with most things we make for ourselves. Just ask DDA SEM, DDA CMT, DDA VMS, DDA APPS, and DDA USA. You down with OPP, yea you know me. In addition to those sites, we have made many other interesting DDA sites and projects that are worth checking out. There is DDA Medical, DDA Video, AppleSavvy, Insideout Man, DDA Carnival, DDA Coffee, Universal Portfolio, DDA GRID, DDA in 60 Seconds, DDA at Work, YouBetMyLife, Power Pyramid, and probably some other ventures I am forgetting. I had a hand in constructing almost all of these sites and looking back I have made a ton of stuff. Seeing as the projects I just listed were just for DDA and doesn’t include any client work, I can only imagine how many client projects I have worked on in the past 5 years. Who knows what DDA will end up making in the next 5 years…
So if you haven’t done so yet, check out some of the DDA sites I listed. Take it nice and slow or you might get overwhelmed with all of the content. There is a lot to look at there and you could easily spend your whole weekend sorting through it all. You’ll see examples of all of our services in practice like 3D animation, database programming, graphic design, copywriting, video editing, digital photography, and much more. Once you’ve had your fill you can move right along to giving us a call or visit to see what we can do for you.
Entry by: vinnie
If anyone has been watching or following The Daily Show or The Colbert Report, then you probably have heard about Colbert’s run for office in South Carolina and the transfer of his Super PAC funds to Jon Stewart. Even though it may seem like a mockery of the electoral system, it is actually meant to show what a mockery the rules for campaigning are in this country currently. As funny as what they are doing may seem, it is all legal. A Super PAC allows endless anonymous donations from individuals or corporations. These Super PACs can then distribute funds and run ads for whatever they want, so long as they do not collaborate with the person they are running the ads in support of. Every campaigner has one of these Super PACs loaded with money. The rest of the rules are pretty hard to enforce seriously as Colbert and Stewart have brought to light. It would be quite easy to steer the Super PACs in a certain direction without there being any evidence of doing so. When you find out who runs the Super PACs for these candidates you can see that these people are anything but strangers. So just like Colbert and Stewart who frequently see each other and talk, these candidates frequently will see each other and talk. They just can’t be caught obviously “coordinating” on how the anonymously donated funds should be used. The penalty for this though would only be a four to five figure fine, which could be paid for out of the Super PAC. You can’t make this stuff up.
At least at DDA everything can stay on the straight and narrow. There is no need for deceit or secrets here. In fact we are constantly showing clients work and getting their approval on items before moving on. This way we can be assured that everyone is going to be happy with the final product when it is finished. What could be a better way to end a project than to have everyone happy? No matter what the project is, this is how we operate. It could be 3D animation, graphic design, flash animation, copywriting, video editing, digital photography, or one of our other numerous services. No matter what digital item you need, we can make it for you and we can all end on a happy note. So give us a call or visit and see what we can do for you.
Entry by: vinnie
So here at DDA, we do a lot of our work with the Adobe Suite. Just today I noticed that I had Premiere, After Effects, Media Encoder, Dreamweaver, and Photoshop all open at the same time, creating a nice little rainbow of colors in my taskbar. While I was in college, we didn’t use it as much as we probably should have. I’ve always known how well each program works with one another, but it wasn’t until I started here at DDA did I really begin to grasp these programs’ powers in regard to their interchangeability with one another.
You can start a movie project in Premiere, add a Photoshop image into that movie and update the picture through photoshop. Once you save your new image in Photoshop, your image is now changed in Premiere as well. The same can be said with all their programs. Make a change to a picture and your website now has that change, almost instantly.
Our workflow for clients here at DDA is very similar. Let’s say you need a website built. We can seamlessly add new pictures to your site if you need to, anytime you need it. We can incorporate video you provide us, or we can shoot and edit footage for you to be implemented into your page. If you can imagine it, we can produce it.
Entry by: john