My Bread and Butter. I started Untwist in 1999, so I guess that means I’ve got over 20 years of experience in Media & Entertainment, Product Development, and IT Industries. Basically, I help you stay competitive by collaborating with you on your biggest problems. Think of it like going to a therapist, but for your technology and pipeline.
Do you have a technology fire that needs to be put out? Then call me RIGHT NOW! 212-300-3312 x1
I am here for you!
Production Support is totally one of my favorite things. This is not your normal IT type of “the printer is not working” tech support. I am here to help you with your projects, and support your team in any way you need me!
I can offer you full service support on all types of projects, and I am available to work alongside your producers, editors, artists, designers and animators to assist them in the completion of your projects. Think of me as a Tech Guy with Artistic and Business skills. I’m a product designer, and I’ve got an MFA in Computer Art, so I like to think I understand why you do what you do.
Do you have a project that needs some love? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org I am here for you!
RESEARCH AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
I love to work on R&D and Product Development projects. I look at R&D from the perspective of working to bring Viable Products to market, and I always consider the “Big Picture Business Model” goals in the work that I do. Even if it means the discovery of 1,000 ways that do not work, I believe that any investment in R&D should demonstrate value and offer a return on that investment.
SYSTEMS AND PIPELINE DESIGN
Analysis, Research, Engineering, and Design. The good stuff. My goal is to enable your artists and employees to focus on creation, not the underlying systems. Your entire facility should be working efficiently and to its fullest potential.
Are you looking to do a major upgrade? I can help you architect the solution.
Is your network wiring a mess? I can help you untwist the disaster. (Did you see that? That’s the branding at work.)
If we build it you will come. Wait. No. That’s not right.
If you want it, I can build it. Ok… a little better.
Do you need help installing and configuring an upgrade? I can help you!
So… I do many things.
Over the years, I have had the honor and pleasure of working on so many projects across many disciplines. Unfortunately, I am sworn to secrecy for the vast majority of these projects. I could tell you, but someone would kill me. I can keep my mouth closed. Confidentiality is important. Disclosure is bad. It’s unethical, it’s immoral, and it’s fattening. Yeah. If I told you, then I would stress out, and I eat when I stress, so I would gain weight. It is fattening.
CLOUD POST PRODUCTION
In case you haven’t heard, the Cloud is big. Huge. It's the future. Everything can now be done in the Cloud. If you have any Servers, Workstations or even a Render Farm, then they will be the last you will ever own. Can you say, "Fully functional Cloud-based Post Production Pipelines"? Yup. It’s time to shift CAPEX to OPEX, and never look back.
MANAGED SERVICES AND SUPPORT
Available 24/7/365. For customers that need a higher level of support, I work with a company called Valiant Technology. Together, we can customize a Managed Services maintenance plan that meets your needs. This can include important things like system upgrades and updates, data backup and recovery, data storage and management, network security, remote facility monitoring, and maintenance. Support plans are great for tight budgets because they avoid unexpected costs when systems issues arise.
Even if you already have staff IT and need to bring in some experts, Untwist and Valiant can help. We will work with your staff to implement larger projects or augment their day to day tasks.
If you have any questions, then PLEASE do not hesitate to Contact me! I would really love to hear from you.
How many people are in your company?
Currently it’s just me. So… one.
Didn’t you have more employees?
Yes, I did. I used to manage a team of 6 (staff and freelancers) at one point. That was the largest Untwist ever grew. Currently, I hire freelancers when a larger project needs it. The gig economy sucks, but it’s the world we live in.
Why didn’t you stay big?
Well, I'm not sure that 6 people is "big", but it’s a long story. The short version is that Untwist survived the Great Recession. This changed our universe. Then, several years ago I needed to take some time away from the office. After that, I had an opportunity to travel in Asia... so I went. Thailand, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Cambodia, Japan, Korea. It was lots of fun! YOLO.
So, dude... What’s the deal with the Untwist Toy?
I wanted to create something fun to play with, so I did. PLEASE buy one here!
Why did you call the toy an “Untwist”?
First, I had the name trademarked already, and all I needed to do was file with the USPTO in the Toy category. Second, the original idea of “Twiddle Twister” had way too many Trademark issues. Apparently the word “Twiddle” is stuck in tons of trademark litigation, and it’s just not worth going there.
Where can I buy an Untwist?