Action Video Service's tech-savvy team assists patrons and Fortune 500 companies alike with video and audio duplication, transfer, and design. When they're not duplicating DVDs and CDs, technicians convert a range of film and photo types—from Betamax and VHS to 16-millimeter and Super 8 movies—into DVDs. They also compile videos and photos into music-accompanied slideshows, digitize 35-millimeter film slides for CD use, encode videos into streamable files, and create MP3s from cassettes, vinyl records, and the sorcerous spirits that bellow out of phonographs. Along with their transferring and assembling skills, Action Video Service's award-winning crew harnesses their video-production and editing know-how to help corporations and legal firms shape video projects and commercials.
Enchanted Faeries Studio seems less like a venue for family photos, and more like a portal to another world. During sessions, children don flowing dresses or fantasy woodland costumes, as well as shimmering wings. They pose for pictures by sitting atop giant toadstools, holding bright lanterns, or even puckering their lips at a hopeful frog figurine. The staff members touch up the images with ethereal effects—they can add flames to a brandished sword, or create a mirror-like pond to complete the forest environment. Parents can even wear wings of their own in a group portrait, and later purchase photo packages of prints and DVDs.
At Minuteman Press Richardson, skilled printers and signmakers construct a wide range of products according to their clients' designs, from customized business cards and bound catalogs to wedding invitations and personal stationery. The staff also provide basic printing and copying services.