Our Qualifications

At the time of this publication, our company, RHED Pixel, will have produced close to 5,000 web videos. We’ve developed web video for companies like Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, and Google. We’ve also worked with everyone from educators to professional speakers to fundraisers. We’ve produced web videos on a variety of topics, software training, emerging technology, digital photography, health, parenting, and science.

We have spent five years refining this book. Rather than rush this book out the door, we have refined our workflows and opinions. The material in this book has been thoroughly tested. We have learned from years of video production and from working on so many web videos. We live video and new media production every workday, and the advice you’ll find in this book is how we get the job done. We’d like to think you’ll find the book useful. We believe in karma. We take the hard lessons we’ve learned and offer them back to the industry as a whole.

Richard Harrington

A certified instructor for Adobe, Apple, and Avid, Rich is a practiced expert in motion graphic design and digital video. Starting his career out in the world of broadcast journalism, Rich has always had great interest in visual communications. His producing skills were also recognized by AV Video Multimedia Producer Magazine who named him as one of the Top Producers of 2004.
Rich is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals Instructor Dream Team, and a popular speaker on the digital video circuit. He has been the Program Manager and Technical Chair of the National Association of Broadcasters since 2003.

Rich is an internationally published author. His book, Photoshop for Video, was the first of its kind to focus on Photoshop’s application in the world of video. He is also a contributing author for Apple’s Aperture, iLife ’08 and iWork ’08, Final Cut Pro On the Spot, After Effects On the Spot, After Effects at Work, and Producing Video Podcasts.

A Master's Degree in Project Management fills out Rich’s broad spectrum of experience. Rich enjoys traveling and digital photography, as well as teaching his kids the joys of science fiction and comic books.

Mark Weiser

Mark merges creative talents with bottom-line realism. As president, Mark oversees all aspects of business operations at RHED Pixel. But Mark doesn’t lock himself in the office, he likes to get out into the field or studio and be a hands-on creative. Mark’s role on projects is to manage all production, and with his broad technical knowledge he can fill multiple crew positions on set.

Mark’s recent projects include an award winning educational documentary on the history of agriculture in Montgomery County, multiple internal communication productions for several Fortune 500 clients, hundreds of video podcasts for Pearson Education, plus videography and project management for a documentary for the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum.

Mark has also been called upon to share his expertise to the film and video industry as a featured speaker at DV Expo and the National Association of Broadcasters conferences. He is also the co-author of Producing Video Podcasts from Focal Press.

Mark holds a Bachelor's Degree from the College of William and Mary and a Master's in Communications with a concentration in Film and Video from The American University. When he can, Mark enjoys sneaking away for some skiing out West.