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Jake Nazarian
Principal

Jake Nazarian has over 15 years of experience as a consultant in the digital video industry.  His positions have included management and production expertise. Designing and implementing digital video workflow from conception through shooting and editing to compression for streaming video to the web. His knowledge is constantly used as a standard in the DV industry. From CEO’s to students and everyone in between Jake has the ability to give answers to questions even the layman can understand.

Jake has travelled extensive thought the world as his expertise is in demand in many sectors. Yoga Shoots in Australia and Snowboarding Competitions in the NorthEast to Travel Shoots in Europe. If you need high quality video services and streaming solutions Jacob has a solution for you.

Mr. Nazarian’s experience in video and technology started in the 80’s as he explored audio and video machines in their analog inceptions. As technology and the broadcast industry evolved thru the 90’s and towards the digital domain, Mr. Nazarian kept himself on the forefront of changes even sometimes pushing the limits of the technologies available in internet streaming. As the CTO, of Bostonbandwidth.com a cornerstone of streaming in the 90’s he continued to explore video and its implementation on the web.

Jake pushed the limits of how much video you could push thru a modem, impressing even the team at apple, with this he put himself on the map as a video compression specialist. Combining his degree in broadcast and telecommunications, with real word experience, along with his ability to manipulate video in the digital domain became apparent as he was asked to be the Technical Director for JumpCut Orchestra, a cutting edge musical experience that combines sounds and images to create a total audio/visual experience.

Moving forward Mr. Nazarian’s expertise in digital video was viewed by many as “pushing the industry standard” as he was asked to consult at over 10 different major market video distributors including but not limited to, Nation Video Reporters, Chesterton Training Division, New Hampshire ToDo Magazine, Peabody Access TV, Interlock Media, to name a few. Sharing his experience with streaming media compression types, and media distribution options, along with optimizing digital video workflow, his true specialty. Jake became the go-to-guy in many companies. Whether in the Post-Production room, the Edit Suite or in the field, Mr. Nazarian expertise proved him head and shoulder above the rest. His techniques, in some cases became the industry standard. Using Flash video wrappers with sweetly tuned MP4 compression schemes, his video quickly became the standard others were judged against.

Mr. Nazarian now enjoys giving back to the education community, as an adjunct professor, he also enjoyed coaching soccer, camping year round, and dirt biking “anywhere they let us”. He resides in Hudson, NH with his son.
Jake can be reached at techdir@idktech.com

 

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George Libbares
Videographer, Post Production & Left Handed-Right Hand Man

George Libbares is a videographer, editor and photographer with a reputation for enthusiasm and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done.

In Harvard University’s Media Services Department, he was responsible for video recording concerts, lectures and graduations. Other events include musical performances, plays, fund raisers, alumni events and live broadcasts. In addition, George also provided audio reinforcement and video projection services.

At Fox Sports New England, George sat in the hot seat of Master Control where quick multi- tasking was the name of the game. Here he simultaneously ran the station’s on air programming, downlinked and uplinked satellite feeds and edited content for broadcast. “It was a great adrenaline rush,” he explains. “It keeps you on your toes and you have to prioritize and troubleshoot quickly. It was also a lot of fun.”

When he’s not shooting or editing with the IDK team, George is an independent Certified Legal Video Specialist and Certified TrialDirector Trainer in the world of litigation support. In this capacity, George videos depositions, site documentations, accident recreations, day-in- the-life videos and prepares them for presentation in court. Then the heat is on. “Trial situations are non-stop, almost 24/7,” he says of the workload and pressure. “All the money is on the line and each side works hard to win. You really have to be up to the task and willing to give it your all.”

Even when he is not “working,” George has a camera in his hands. He caught the photography bug upon receiving a camera for Christmas when he was 12 years old. Since then he has photographed everything including sports, weddings, bands, events and the world around him. His favorite subject is his family. “By default, I’ve become the family photo historian. It’s fun for me to shoot us when we’re all together and everyone enjoys the memories.”  George can be reached at George@idkmediagroup.com

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Shane Mehigan
Videographer, Editor

Shane is an actor, director, producer, and writer that recently graduated from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City where he majored in Film/Video Production and minored in Business.  His sophomore year, he worked with Cary Sandoval and was an Assistant Producer for two of his national television shows.  His senior year, his documentary “Bailout our Future” about the student loan situation in New York City, won best in his class.  He currently co-owns “Your Dog’s Best Friend”, a dog walking and sitting company with his twin brother in Manhattan and his next venture is to start a production company which will focus on feature films.  He is excited to be part of IDK Media and can be reached at Shane@IDKMediaGroup.com

 

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Sean Erhardt
Graphic, Web & UX Designer

After years in the design industry, Sean headed back to the collegiate environment of University of Massachusetts where his hard work and perseverance paid off in the form of a degree in NEW MEDIA design and creation, from the College of ART. Using tools from the Adobe Creative 5 Suite, like photoshop and dreamweaver, along with endless other web tools, combining cutting edge technology in HTML5, J-Query and WordPress, Sean coaxes code and manipulates design to “express” your ideas to the screen. His insightful designs and logo’s can be seen from fortune 500 companies “new business” pitches to the local “dude and dudette” skate shop website or cutting edge designs for heavy streaming video web presence clients. His innovation has earned him industry accolades and an impressive portfolio. Sean excels at the tasks assigned to him, using an “out of the box” thinking strategy, Sean is able to conceive and design concepts previously left only to the imagination. Got and idea, HE makes it happen! A great designer with a cool personality, Sean would be a value added to any group, but a crucial part of the IDK team! He can be reached at sean@idktech.com.

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Stephanie Archung
Graphic Designer

After graduating from Merrimack College with a degree in business, Stephanie worked in the marketing department of Fleet Bank where she returned to Clark University to pursue her interest in graphic design.

Upon completing the graphic design program, Stephanie was hired by Arnold Worldwide to work in the New Business Department. Her role was to design high-end new business pitch presentations using PowerPoint, Director, and Adobe After Effects. In addition to designing presentations, Stephanie created leave-behind and capabilities books. Her role at Arnold Worldwide allowed her to be involved in all New Business Pitches from start to finish. Some of the pitches and clients she was involved with were: Apple, VW, Playskool, McDonalds, and Bermuda Tourism to name a few.

Since leaving Arnold Worldwide Stephanie worked as a freelance designer for e-Dialog. Here her role was to design html emails for clients. She has also worked in the creative department at Fidelity Investments and Columbia Management.

In addition to her responsibilities at IDK, Stephanie also freelances as a designer and marketing mentor for Progress Contracting Corporation. She helped them re-brand their company with new marketing material to target high-end clients. She designs wedding invitations, announcements and other custom stationary for other clients as well.
She can be reached at steph@idktech.com.

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Scott Wagner
Photographer/Motion Graphic Designer

Scott Wagner is a motion graphic designer and photographer. His work with IDK Technologies since 1999, has included photo manipulation, post production motion graphics created with tools like LiveType and Motion, and off-line editing using Final Cut. His vast experience in multiple mediums including pen and pencil, paints, charcoal, and pastels integrated with computer creations shows his extensive art experience and creativity. Since branching out into professional photography in 2003, Scott’s passion has taken him and his Canon Rebel XTi all over New England in search of the perfect shot. He can be reached at scott@idktech.com