Media Magic : ideas in motion
Media Magic is Northeast Ohio's full-service marketing company. Founded in 1997, we specialize in providing creative,innovative and affordable advertising and public relations marketing and communications solutions for small and medium-sized companies, civic organizations and municipalities, with a focus on marketing support for the renewable energy and composites industries and economic development projects.
When you choose Media Magic, you can reap the benefits of working with a top-notch local marketing team with decades of major market experience, including a four-time Emmy award winning television producer. All the creative and technical skills needed to produce fully-integrated corporate and broadcast advertising and public relations projects are right here, eliminating the need to go elsewhere to get the job done right. Unlike other marketing firms, all audio, video, graphic and web production is done in-house, allowing us to oversee the creative process from start to finish.
If you own a business, Media Magic can create and produce complete traditional and non-traditional advertising and public relations campaigns including television, radio and web ads, jingles promotional videos, mobile marketing and social media websites and collateral marketing materials for your products and services. Media Magic's film and video production team can work with High Definition, P2, DSLR and Red 4-K Video, BluRay, DVD, VHS, SVHS, 3/4 and miniDV formats along with CD-ROM and web video encoding for the internet. We also provide non-linear video editing and computer data transfer onto DVD, BluRay or CD-ROM.
Media Magic is committed to providing excellent customer service. We carefully consult with each client, at the beginning of every audio/video project, to learn more about their special needs. Throughout all phases of their projects, customers are informed of any and all production costs incurred during the completion of the project. We hope you will keep Media Magic in mind when you are in need of audio/video production services. Please take a look around our web site and contact us to let our award-winning staff work its Media Magic for you.
Media Magic Management Team
Cheryl Dickson-Walker is the president and Creative Director of
Media Magic Productions, L.L.C. She brings to the business more than
twenty-five years experience in television and radio broadcasting and
journalism, video production, public relations, marketing and management. In the
past 5 years, Cheryl has scripted, produced and edited hundreds of local
television commercials and advertising campaigns, as well as dozens of
television news, information and entertainment programs.
A 1979 graduate of Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois, Dickson-Walker has more than 25 years experience producing television and radio newscasts at WJW-TV and WEWS-TV in Cleveland, Ohio, WICU-TV in Erie, Pennsylvania and WFUN/WREO radio in Ashtabula, Ohio. Her background includes almost all facets of TV and video production, including scriptwriting, video and audio editing, line producing, reporting, assignment planning and crew management, news and special event videography, graphic production and using newsroom computer systems. She has also worked as a freelance newspaper feature writer and photographer for the Gazette Publications in Ashtabula County, Ohio.
Cheryl has many years of experience in training new television producers, reporters, college and high school interns and other young journalists, and has written several training manuals for new employees. She also worked closely with television broadcast consultants from Frank Magid and Associates, Audience Research and Development and Media and Marketing. While at WJW, Dickson-Walker worked with its parent company, Gillett Communications, as a minority recruiter at national broadcast job fairs.
Over the past 25 years, Cheryl Dickson-Walker has been the recipient of many major awards for journalism. In 1987, Dickson won the national Radio-Television News Director's Association's Michele Clark Fellowship. Since that time, she has won four Cleveland Emmy awards and ten Emmy nominations for shows she's written and produced, and a national award from the National Association of Black Journalists for International News Coverage. She is presently a member of the Board of Directors of Green Energy Ohio and the United Way of Ashtabula County, where she sits on its Communications Committee.
David Grant Walker is the Director of Photography and Chief Operations Officer of Media Magic Productions, L.L.C. He also serves as Media Magic's chief Avid editor,
and specializes in television commercial production, including Adobe After
Effects post-production work. David brings to the business more than twenty
years experience in computer technology, and audio and video production.
An accomplished musician and composer, Walker designed and constructed Media Magic's Black Cloud Studios, a 24-track audio recording facility, along with Media Magic's computerized broadcast video editing facility, in New Lyme Township, Ohio. His background includes computerized and analog audio and video production, including video and audio editing, broadcast, corporate, wedding and special event videography, live and studio audio recording, graphic layout and production, and composing music for video and radio and television commercial production.
David's talents as a Director of Photography have been put to use, locally and nationally. His camerawork has aired on newscasts and specials on WUAB-TV and WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio, WJET-TV in Erie, Pennsylvania, and nationwide, on the syndicated 'Montel Williams' show. David shoots primarily on Panasonic P2 HD cameras, along with the new Red Camera System.
Walker is responsible for building and maintaining all of the audio, video and graphic computer systems, as well as a lot of the lighting, camera support and rigging used by Media Magic. He also installs and maintains MMP's analog broadcast video editing stations and mobile audio, video and audio/visual reinforcement equipment.
An avid computer user since his youth, David has become familiar with numerous computer software programs in many areas. Walker's software expertise includes audio programs such as Sonar, Sony Sound Forge, Acid and Vegas; video programs, including Avid Express Pro HD, Adobe Premiere Pro HD, Adobe After Effects; and graphic production programs, including Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator Encore and the CS5 Suite. He also has an extensive background in traditional printing press layout and design.
Media Magic Dream Team 2012
Multiple Telly award-winning producer Robert Kerr specializes in producing,directing and shooting creative teleproductions, commercials and promotional videos. A veteran of Youngstown broadcast television, Kerr has more than 15 years experience working in television and video production and marketing, and has worked on projects from around the country to around the world.
While at WTTG-TV, Kerr served as post-production supervisor for their sales and promotions department, managing the production of client and station commercial promotions for television, radio, print and the internet.
Robert has more than a decade of experience working for some of the region’s best known video production houses, where he shot and edited short form and served as a post-production supervisor for long form projects for distribution on television or in a industrial forum. Several of his independently produced original television programs have aired on Youngstown and Warren television stations.
Kerr also is skilled at website design, graphics creation and layout for print and for the web, and video compositing and 2-D animation.
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