Video Production

Video Production


"Villa Montalvo: The Evolution of an Arts Center" (90 minute historical documentary)

Montalvo is best known in the San Francisco Bay Area as a venue for popular concerts. It is also a multi-disciplinary Arts Center with gallery exhibitions, literary presentations an arts educations program. Most recently, the Artist Residency program has been expanded with the completion of ten new studios and a commons building.

The story behind "Evolution of An Arts Center" is the story of Montalvo's controversial founding father, James DuVal Phelan, and how his love for the arts and ambiguous bequest generated the Art Center's unique evolution - an evolution that reflects the changing ways in which our society supports and enjoys the arts.


"Los Gatos: Then and Now " (85 minute historical documentary)

This film transports viewers through time as the history of Los Gatos, California, comes alive with the juxtaposition of digitally enhanced historic photographs and matching high-definition video of Los Gatos today.

Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains at the cut of Cats’ Canyon, Los Gatos attracted gold diggers, lumberjacks, oil drillers, outlaws and artists. Witness the celebrations and tragedies of a young frontier town - the devastating fires that forged its features, the ebullient parades, picnics and pageants that signaled its joy, the notorious crimes that darken its past, and the remarkable innovators who found inspiration in the lovely landscape.



Lyric Media's creative team has over 20 years of experience producing, directing and editing video for television, marketing and training. The foundation for this experience was built on the production of 200 episodes of the ground-breaking lifestyle program "YOU!" Magazine, and continued with the production of CNN's "Style". Independent clients for promotional, marketing, training and travel videos include Carolee, Liz Claiborne, Echo, Hanes, Donna Karan, Kayser Roth, JC Penney, Vera, Aerosoles, The International Video Network and Apple. Lyric Media recently created and is marketing a training video for 3D Studio Max, an advanced computer scripting language developed in house. Lyric Media also currently provides San Jose's Cinequest Film Festival with ongoing digitizing, editing and encoding expertise, specializing in new technology including high definition and 24p video that is so vital to independent film makers today.

Drawing on their backgrounds in history and art, as well as video and computer technology, the Lyric team brings a fundamental love for the elegant juxtaposition of interesting images, music, and graphics to all they produce.

Production Services

Lyric Media is an independent production company with expertise in digital technology focusing on non-linear editing and digital video encoding. We are particularly interested in the development of historical documentaries involving the utilization of archival material, with an eye to the preservation and dissemination of important primary sources.

Our primary editing tool is Final Cut Pro HD, a state of the art digital video production system that includes the best quality graphic tools for processing archival still images and footage. We also have expertise in a range of additional video, graphic and encoding tools including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, 3D Studio Max, Compressor, Cleaner XL and Flash.

Lyric also develops a range of computer graphics software including plugins for Final Cut Pro HD and 3D Studio Max and provides consulting services for the development of custom graphics software. In addtion Lyric provides training material and services for MAXScript, the scripting language in 3D Studio Max.


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