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Media Services to the Disability Community

Audio Recording • Video Production • Web Development & Web HostingChris & Martin, Directors, Phantom Productions, Inc.

Phantom Productions, Inc. was established as an audio recording company in 1964. Phantom Productions has provided multimedia services to clients serving persons with disabilities since 1997. Phantom's CEO, Chris Theophilus worked for the State of Texas in the Child Protective Services headquarters in Austin and subsequently for Phantom Productions work for the Texas Center for Disability Services since 1997. In addition to media expertise (started the media company in 1964), Martin Theophilus has been working in social services programs for the State of Texas from 1968 to 1990. This included the early APTD and OAA programs; Child Protective Services (7 years) and management educational services. This has provided our staff with a significant level of experience with a wide variety of children and adults with disability.

Phantom Productions is an active approved HUB vendor.     View our client comments

Our services include:

 
  • Multi-HD camera video production including: in studio and on-location

  • Audio recording in our own recording studio and on location

  • Pro lighting,a Teleprompter and other production support equipment

  • HD editing in Final Cut Pro • output to DVD • Downloads, Streaming

  • Bilingual transcription and voice over and closed captioning services

  • Web development from initial design to hosting and on-going management.
Chris & Martin, Directors, Phantom Productions, Inc.

 

   Phantom Productions, Inc. video shoot for "Moving to a Better Life" about persons with disabilities leaving institutions and on Medicaid 101 

 

 

Recent productions:

Video production for the Texas Center for Disability Studies and the Arc of Texas

   


Video production for the Texas Center for Disability Studies and The University of Texas Services for Students with Disabilities  • video

                 


PR videos produced for University of Texas at Austin Texas Center for Disability Studies and Texas Advocates/ ARC of Texas

     


Produced video for Mike Murray's Change Management to Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) employees

       


Person Centered Training video series for the Texas Center for Disability Studies with Laura Buckner & Shelley Dumas

   


Public Service Announcements  (PSA) in English and Spanish for the University of Texas at Austin's Texas Center for Disability Studies Intro to Disability class at the UT School of Social Work - English videoSpanish video

     


TCDS HHSC Academy conference Dallas May 14 & 15, 2013

    


AmeriCorps Vista Inclusion Clips for OneStar -  AmeriCorps Inclusion - video

 

Laura Buckner for the Texas Center for Disability Studies • The University of Texas at Austin - Person Centered Thinking - video

 


Inclusion Interviews for the Texas Center for Disability Studies • The University of Texas at Austin

     


The University of Texas at Austin - Social Justice Week - School of Social Work & the Texas Center for Disability Studies • view video clip

          


Video shoot for UT's TCDS at Peaceable Kingdom

   


TCDS Medicaid Waiver 101 video was produced in collaboration with EveryChild, Inc. for the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities.  The DVD were produced in English and Spanish and Closed Captioned.     view video

                


2009 DVDs for TCDS & TDDC on "Moving to a Better Life" about persons with disabilities leaving institutions and on Medicaid 101. production shot with 2 digital cameras, edited on Final Cut Pro. Spanish audio tacks recorded at the Phantom Studio and product was closed captioned. An early release was also produced for the Texas legislature.   view video espanol

DVD cover by Phantom Productions, Inc. for video trainingon "Moving to a Better Life" about persons with disabilities leaving institutions and on Medicaid 101   Phantom Productions, Inc. video shoot for "Moving to a Better Life" about persons with disabilities leaving institutions and on Medicaid 101   Phantom Productions, Inc. video shoot for "Moving to a Better Life" about persons with disabilities leaving institutions and on Medicaid 101    Phantom Productions, Inc. video shoot for "Moving to a Better Life" about persons with disabilities leaving institutions and on Medicaid 101  Mike and Ludim recording Spanish voice over at Phantom Productions studio

Far right Ludim and Mike recording Spanish voice over in the Phantom Production's recording studio


EveryChildTexas - Jaden's Support Family  - view video clips • QuickTime

Support family Mom taking Jadon for a walk  Nancy with the Providers dicussing Jadon's care video by Phantom Productions, Inc.  In the support Mom's kitchen with Nancy & Jadonvideo by Phantom Productions, Inc.


 EveryChildTexas - Support Family Recruiting  - view video clips • QuickTime

 person with disability being videotaped for training by by Phantom Productions, Inc.  person with disability being videotaped for training by by Phantom Productions, Inc.  person with disability being videotaped for training by by Phantom Productions, Inc.

EveryChildTexas - Support Family Recruiting Training - view videos

EveryChildTexas mother and childvideo by Phantom Productions, Inc.  Michael in EveryChild video 


Texas Department of Aging and Disability - Consumer Directed Services training DVD - view videos

This production by Phantom Productions, Inc. included location scouting, scripting, casting of actors, rehearsals, extensive lighting, multiple cameras and wireless mics.

       

   


Phantom produced 3 PSA's for EveryChild, Inc.  view PSA's  

EveryChild, Inc. Houston PSAs

Phantom produced training video for Texas Center for Disability Studies and the Learning Community for Essential Lifestyle Planning 

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Phantom produced recruiting video for EveryChild Texas • go to video clip

person with disability being videotaped for training by by Phantom Productions, Inc.  person with disability being videotaped for training by by Phantom Productions, Inc.  person with disability being videotaped for training by by Phantom Productions, Inc.

 

Phantom Productions photography recently included photos for some of UT staff and poster for the UT Services for Students with Disabilities

Disability = Diversity poster - photography and layout by Phantom Productions, Inc. for The University of Texas at Austin's Services to Students with Disabilities. Project funded by the UT Texas Center for Disability Studies  Disability = Diversity poster - photography and layout by Phantom Productions, Inc. for The University of Texas at Austin's Services to Students with Disabilities. Project funded by the UT Texas Center for Disability Studies Disability = Diversity poster - photography and layout by Phantom Productions, Inc. for The University of Texas at Austin's Services to Students with Disabilities. Project funded by the UT Texas Center for Disability Studies Disability = Diversity poster - photography and layout by Phantom Productions, Inc. for The University of Texas at Austin's Services to Students with Disabilities. Project funded by the UT Texas Center for Disability Studies  Disability = Diversity poster - photography and layout by Phantom Productions, Inc. for The University of Texas at Austin's Services to Students with Disabilities. Project funded by the UT Texas Center for Disability Studies 

Disability = Diversity poster - photography and layout by Phantom Productions, Inc. for The University of Texas at Austin's Services to Students with Disabilities. Project funded by the UT Texas Center for Disability Studies  Disability = Diversity poster - photography and layout by Phantom Productions, Inc. for The University of Texas at Austin's Services to Students with Disabilities. Project funded by the UT Texas Center for Disability Studies  Disability = Diversity poster - photography and layout by Phantom Productions, Inc. for The University of Texas at Austin's Services to Students with Disabilities. Project funded by the UT Texas Center for Disability Studies  Disability = Diversity poster - photography and layout by Phantom Productions, Inc. for The University of Texas at Austin's Services to Students with Disabilities. Project funded by the UT Texas Center for Disability Studies  Disability = Diversity poster - photography and layout by Phantom Productions, Inc. for The University of Texas at Austin's Services to Students with Disabilities. Project funded by the UT Texas Center for Disability Studies

SSD Disability = Diversity posters

Photography and layout by Phantom Productions, Inc. for The University of Texas at Austin's Services to Students with Disabilities.

Project funded by the UT Texas Center for Disability Studies

 

A few of the Texas disability web sites programmed and managed by Phantom Productions

Screenshot of the Texas Project FIRST web home page    Screenshot of the Every Child Texas web home page    Screenshot of the Texas Center for Disability Studies web home page

 
The patient-operated selector mechanism (POSM or POSSUM), was developed in the early 1960s

 

Evolution of technology items related to inventors working to help persons with disabilities

 

 

 

Client comments:

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May 2, 2016Mary Jane Williams, Director Family to Family Network conducting Inclusion training - video production by Phantom Productions, Inc.

I am delighted to have this opportunity to recommend Phantom Productions for a full range of media and web services.   I have had the pleasure to work with owner, Martin Theophilus, on two different projects over the past 15 years.  Overall we are very pleased with the creativity and quality of services that we have received. 

Family to Family Network initially contacted Phantom Productions to help with the creation & development of our website (www.familytofamilynetwork.org) many years ago.  We contacted them due to their experience and knowledge of the disability community.  When we were asked to create a new website to provide accurate & consistent information on the special education process – Phantom was our first choice.  Martin was quick to offer suggestions and help us plan the new site. 

  Phantom Production has provided us with web design and hosting services for the Texas Project FIRST website (www.texasprojectfirst.org) for the last 10 years, as well as technical support and hosting for our Family to Family website.  Both projects are dynamic, responsive websites that require frequent updates, and Martin always responds swiftly to our requests, whether to make changes or solve problems.   As a nonprofit, we also appreciate that Martin has gone “beyond the call” to connect us with various web data collection tools for grant reporting purposes.  Family to Family Network also used Phantom Productions for video work related to some other projects.  He has provided media services for the disability community for more than two decades, and this gives him a unique understanding of our audience that reflects in the quality of his work.
On the scale of satisfaction, we award Phantom Productions a full five stars!
Best regards,
Mary Jane Williams
Executive Director
Family to Family Network

 


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Dear Martin and Chris,

I want to thank you for all your help over the past fourteen years with developing and maintaining EveryChild's website and video materials. I have appreciated your steady hand behind the curtain keeping the website wheels turning. I have especially appreciated how easily you were able to incorporate your technology insights to help us craft videos that tell our story. We were able to focus on the message while you focused on the technical aspects –from lighting to audio to calming nervous subjects to editing. Together we were able to co-edit to create stories which are truly compelling and have changed the lives of children with disabilities and their families.

Nancy Rosenau, Retired Executive Director of EveryChild,Inc.


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Mary Jane Williams with the Family to Family Network and Laura Buckner with the Texas Center for Disability Studies video production by Phantom Productions, Inc.

 

I have been to two TEA meetings over the last week also and people are raving about TxPF site.....so I was beaming...thanks for all your help in getting it up and working and for your unending dedication and guidance.  Thanks again for all you do to make us look like we know what we are doing!! 

Mary Jane Williams, Executive Director,  Family to Family Network

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Penny Seay training in Dallas for HHSC video production by Phantom Productions, Inc. for the Texas Center for Disability StudiesIn reviewing multimedia companies in Austin, Phantom Productions, Inc. is the only company I could identify that has any focus on working with people with disabilities and their families. I have looked at over 10 media production companies and none have any expertise in working with individuals with disabilities and their families.

In the last year, Phantom Productions, Inc. developed a video with people with intellectual disabilities discussing advocacy skills with other self-advocates, created a short video on using person first language with people with intellectual disabilities, filmed person centered thinking training and created separate training modules covering the content, and filmed an interview between a person with an intellectual disability and a person centered thinking trainer to use in training activities. Phantom Productions, Inc. has contracts with the Texas Education Agency Texas Project First and EveryChild Texas, both projects working specifically with children with disabilities and their families. No other company in central Texas that I have found has any experience with this type of work.

Phantom Productions, Inc. is integral to our program at this point, having contracted with us via OSP for over 10 years. The principals in the company have developed significant expertise in working with people with disabilities and their families and have an understanding of the critical supports needed to develop media with people with disabilities. These skills are not held by all multimedia production companies, and would require significant time to cultivate with another company, causing us to fall behind on deadlines identified in our grant.

Penny Seay, Ph.D.Director, Texas Center for Disability Studies


Martin -It was a home run! Everyone loved the videos - they laughed and cried.  Doesn't get much better than that.  And......one banker was so lifted by the foundation video he has committed a legacy gift of $100,000 on the spot!  Amazing.   Thank you for your patience, for your creativity, for your knitting, for your story telling. You are indeed a magician.

MARY LANGE, CAE
President - IBAT Education Foundation

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The eighteen minute promotional tape of the Heart Association's Laughter is the Best Medicine looks fabulous and will help us sell the event to sponsors in the future.

Kerry A. Phillips, American Heart Association

 


 

 

 

Interview with Jerry Tub and Nick Landis - Terra Nova Mastering Studio profie for the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording*

"Mega-Kudos to Chris & Martin Theophilus of the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording for producing this video on Nick Landis & I at Terra Nova Mastering!"

Jerry Tubb, Terra Nova Mastering Studios

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Lisa and Freddy Fletcher - Arlyn Studios profie for the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording*

"This is really good. The only thing, the picture that's supposed to be me and lisa is not a photo of me. I will send a phot of me and lisa if you would like."

Freddy Fletcher | Partner/Head of Production
Stageside Productions at Austin City Limits LIVE
POLLSTAR 2011NATIONAL AWARD WINNER "BEST NEW MAJOR CONCERT VENUE"
http://arlynstudios.com/

Lisa wrote:
"This is beautiful!!!! That photo of me (Lisa) is with the husband of one of my best friends. I have enclosed a photo of us. Please let me know if you need anything else at all. This is stunning about Freddy"

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Lisa Fletcher - Tour of Arlyn Studios for the Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording*

"Well done guys. Thank you so much" - Freddy Fletcher

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Dear Chris & Martin, The video documentaries that you created of our wedding weekend captured precious memories and the magic that we will treasure forever... Your creativity and imagination in filming and editing the entire weekend went far beyond our wildest expectations. We are very impressed with the presentation of the multiple versions of the video through the QuickTime  clip for on line viewing by family and friends and the layout design and content of the DVD's.

         Sheila and John, wedding in Puerto Rico

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Thanks for doing this work for us - we absolutely love it!  Take Care! Louise

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Thanks for your perseverance and hard work on this Martin!  I’d like to schedule a time to show the video at the office so everyone could see what the possibilities are for future work.  Thanks! Penny

Penny Seay, Ph.D. - Executive Director, TCDS

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Martin, its fabulous. Just right.  I love the images you selected to use while the voices are in the background. The timing is good, the flow works, the story follows. I think its just right. Good to go. Thanks so much. It is just what we need.  Nancy

Thanks Martin. A pleasure to work with you and a great product. Doesn't get any better than that.  Nancy

I just watched. They look great. As always, you've done a masterful job. I love the photos of John and Mahal as the speakers are talking.  Thanks for the rush job too.    Nancy

Nancy Rosenau, Ph.D.,
Executive Director, EveryChild, Inc.

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Hi Martin! The video looks terrific! I don't know how you squeezed everything in, including the pic of me kissing the gorilla! What were you thinking! Thanks for all you've done and do and will do in the future. Best. Mary

Just a note to tell you again how well the IBAT Education Foundation Gala went and the videos your prepared for us were smash hits. Thank you for your excellent work. View entire letter.

Mary Lange, CAE, Senior Vice President
Independent Bankers Association of Texas

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Big Austin

 

Every time I view your video for BiG, I think of the quality of work you produce!  I definitely have you in mind when it's time for my fitness video!(:-)  Thanks again!

Kratai Chidee Albert

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A note of thanks and appreciation for your production on the time lapsed balloon launch for our satellite broadcast and subsequent CD for the NASA series of programs on aviation for US middle schools. In all respects - the rapid turnaround; your special efforts to shoot in the right conditions (despite several poor weather attempts and it being a holiday); and your continued patience and good humor - your work has not just been professional, but gratifyingly personal "next time."

Robert Zalisk, Producer
Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications

MCET for NASA Funded Project  view video


 

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Please accept our warmest thanks for producing a wonderful video capturing the many delightful moments of the Maryland Preakness Hot Air Balloon Competition. Phantom Productions is a high caliber production company. You have done a magnificent job in featuring all aspects of our balloon festivities.

Sandra W. Cuneo, Executive Director
Maryland Preakness Celebration

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The video is wonderful, everyone just loves it. Thanks for the fantastic job. You both are great to work with.


Ms. Nita Harvey, Executive Director
Poteet Strawberry Festival

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Thanks so much for helping us put together our sales kick-off and all the work on our second quarter incentive event. We appreciate your attention to detail and creative direction. The sales force was sincerely excited and this is all due to the effectiveness of the videos. I look forward to working with you much more in the future.


Kathy Ahlenius
Director of Sales, AT&T 


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Thank you so much for the time and effort you have put into producing our corporate video. Your video and brochure has helped us crack the National market.

Dan Sherrill, President, American Balloon Corporation
Past Director of Competition, Balloon Federation of America

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Rotel

 


Thanks for coming to our rescue. The video greatly exceeded our expectations! Look forward to future projects.

Rotel and the Hot Tomatoes, Promotional Video for Disney 

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Thanks for your speedy quality work. I am looking forward to a lot more work together.

Mike Murray, President
Creative Interchange Consultants International 


 

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The eighteen minute promotional tape of the Heart Association's Laughter is the Best Medicine looks fabulous and will help us sell the event to sponsors in the future.

Kerry A. Phillips, American Heart Association


 

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This is a typical Phantom video, beautifully composed, skillfully edited, with just the right combination of music and natural sound to bring the viewer into the event.

Ruth Ludwig, Editor, Balloon Magazine, The Balloon Federation of America

Sunrise Sunset  view video


 

Del R. Poling

 


You guys went above and beyond to create just what we needed, were quick to make adjustments and managed the product through every supplier.


Del R. Poling, President, Del R. Poling Consultants International, Florida

The Four Year Old Syndrome  view video

 

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