Our people work with the belief that there is a difference between creativity and talent. If you’re creative, you have a knack for solving problems, fresh thinking and analytical approaches that are unlike others. Creativity is cerebral. It yields solutions. Creativity is finding a new path to get an objective done. On the other hand, talent is very visceral. Tangible. Talent is ability, latent potential, human and demonstrative acts of art, words, action and skills. We use creativity and talent to help you produce video content that pays deference to your past outcomes but returns you to your office a confident and conquering hero.
Senior Editor / Motion Arts Designer
Thad Christian is a founding principle of Phenomenon, an award-winning editor and motion artist and the driving force behind Phenomenon. Armed with creative juice, strong storytelling skills, patience and a sense of humor, Thad leads the Phenomenon team and helps shape the artistic direction of our work. When it comes to great stories of technology, small business and innovation, Phenomenon is building a reputation nationally for world class production and post services.
Director / Producer
Mark Fallone has more than 34 years of experience in the television production and post-production industry behind the camera and in production management. He has excelled in children’s programming, historical documentary, short film, corporate and commercial television. Mark began his career in broadcasting shooting news and feature pieces in Nashville, TN for WKRN-TV ABC 2. He returned home to Pittsburgh for an 11-year run at WTAE-TV and then spent the last 24 years working hard to earn a reputation as one of Pittsburgh’s best in corporate and commercial television.
Analeisa Ecker is quick to acknowledge that television production coordination is a job that challenges your talent and creativity all the while taking on the DNA of your company and culture. The 22-year industry veteran notes how coordination takes on different definitions depending on the production or company you are coordinating for. She honed her skill-set at the former Camelot Communications and The Paradiso Group, coordinating a spread of projects for top tier clients like UPMC.
Account Lead / Project Manager
Julie Didiano takes care of clients. In her position as Account Lead, she focuses on helping our clients develop their content projects across all platforms and in all video formats. Julie works closely with clients to help them meet their business targets for each project creating and deploying video as content that creates pathos. She understands and leads the processes and practices needed to help our clients imagine and communicate their organization’s stories. As our business development lead, her skill-set and experience runs deep in advertising, strategic planning, location production and market research analysis.
Motion Graphics Artist / Editor / Photographer
Jeff Zoet (Zoot) grew up on a hog farm in Holland, Michigan and while it taught him the value of hard work, he followed a more creative path into the craft of television and photography. Jeff attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and earned degrees in Computer Animation, Multimedia Production and Visual Effects/Motion Graphics. He excels behind the camera lens as an accomplished still photographer and cinematographer. Jeff brings a modern, unique style and personality to his work in portrait photography and video. He brings it all together with insights that create visually interesting photographs and imaginative motion graphics art.
Editor / Producer
John “Fisch” Fischerkeller is a graduate of Temple University with more than 21 years of experience working in the television and film industry. Fisch began his career in production as a director/cameraman gaining a unique perspective on visual storytelling while fashioning his own abilities to create compelling narratives. Today, Fisch handles post production duties in the edit suite at Phenomenon. He has worked on and led countless corporate videos and film projects for a diverse portfolio of clients excelling in the roles of director, cinematographer and editor.
Intern / Production Assistant
Sarah Ackerman is an aspiring actress and production assistant. She's notched pro modeling work with Modcloth and American Eagle Outfitters and has acted in radio ads for Hershey Park as voice-over talent. Sarah spends her extra time taking acting classes and can be seen on stage at the ARCADE COMEDY CLUB when she's not behind-the-scenes and on set for Phenomenon.