Issue No. 304
April 2012



SolidLine is proud to sponsor 50 high school students to attend 'A Night To Remember' in Rockford, Illinois. The event, which is celebrating its fifth year, is a special prom put on for teens with special needs. They're given tuxedos and dresses, professional hair and make-up, limo rides, and a chance to walk the red carpet complete with a full paparazzi when they arrive. Each guest with special needs is accompanied by a student volunteer. Together they dance, take photos, and enjoy the time of their lives.

"I would use two words to describe the event -- pure joy," states 'A Night to Remember' Event Coordinator Gregg Giamalva. "It's a beautiful experience that's only possible through the generous support of our more than 200 volunteers, and organizations like SolidLine Media."

The SolidLine Art Department is busy creating three spots for Nutri-Vet, a leading provider of quality animal supplements. The spots will be available to view via QR codes on product labels and on signage in the aisles at pet stores nationwide. The productions will also be available to view on the Nutri-Vet website and social media channels. The spots feature a custom designed 3d animated character, a dog named Dr. Wellington. The good doctor will educate consumers on the benefits of their products, and add a fun and entertaining element to the Nutri-Vet brand.

Art Director Mike Petrik animates Dr. Wellington.

"The creativity SolidLine has bought to the table so far has been wonderful," exclaims Dr. Phil Brown, Nutri-Vet Sr. VP of Marketing and Regulatory Affairs. "Our new spots will educate consumers, which is our goal, but will also be fun to watch. And that's the key to getting the message through."

The SolidLine produced Nutri-Vet spots will be showing up in pet stores across the US later this year.



Thanks to the generous donation from restaurant seating company Walsh and Simmons in St. Louis, the SolidLine Cafe is now open for crew enjoyment. Whether it's discussing a project over a cup of coffee, eating lunch with a colleague or friend, or more than likely just goofing around, the SolidLine Cafe is the perfect place in the office to take a few minutes to relax and enjoy the day, and the views from the new SLM offices.

Greg and Kevin cheerfully discuss puppies.

WATCH: A assortment of interesting SLM Cafe conversations




Last Month's Puzzler


A leprechaun is really an Irish:


A. Shoemaker

B. Thief

C. Barber

D. Magician


Congrats to our winner last month! Responding with the right answer was SLM client and fan Dave Semb from PriSim. Dave responded with the correct answer (A) winning himself a set of SolidLine coasters. Congrats Dave and thanks for playing!


Happy Friday the 13th


The New Puzzler! 

Happy Friday the 13th! We hope this day finds you safe and full of joy. Our very own Justin Younger has reportedly admitted his fear of Friday the 13th. We always knew Younger was a softie, but up until now were not aware such a fear existed! Come to find out, Younger is (surprisingly) not alone. His condition is commonly referred to as friggatriskaidekaphobia, and can keep those affected hiding under their bed covers on Friday the 13th.


We did our research to make Younger feel better today, and come to find out Friday the 13th actually tends to be one of the safest Fridays of the year! Whether it's due to more people being extra careful or less people getting out of bed--studies show today will have less traffic accidents and reports of theft and crime. So bring it on, Friday the 13th!


The Question:


How many people in the US are affected by friggatriskadekaiphobia:   


A. 12-16 Million

B. 17-21 Million

C. 22-26 Million

D. 27-31 Million


Think you know the answer?  Send it in to  If you're the first correct respondent, you will win a box of stylish SolidLine-branded coasters. Good luck and thanks for playing The SolidLine Puzzler!








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Steve Downey,

Executive Director

American Osteopathic Foundation

SolidLine Media is a full service production house focused on the development and creation of 'smart' video productions across the US and the world. Our full-time in-house crew of professionals can handle any video production project, and create a final product that is fun to watch, and entertaining.


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2 Qs with SolidLine Producer Kevin Wright


Are you superstitious?

I don't believe in superstition as long as you say the word out loud three times whenever you see a galloping horse.


Describe your favorite SolidLine Cafe experience thus far.

My favorite experience in the SLM Cafe was the day Greg gave me a back rub. 




What brings you good luck in life?


Mike Petrik, Art Director

The Lucky Charms cereal I ate this morning.


Ed Boe, Director of Photography / Editor


Kevin Wright, Producer

I've had good luck in life due to my stunning good looks and charming personality, also I'm incredibly modest which helps.


Justin Younger, Motion Graphics Artist

High heels.


Marcus Leshock, Writer

I button my golf shirts all the way to the top. It's called the "Bubba Watson."


John Courchane, Editor

The backwards cap. It's not just a fashion statement.


Allison Miller, Production Coordinator

I leave luck to the amateurs.


Justin Vogt, Spring Production Intern

Never stepping on the cracks.


Michael Kromm, Creative Director

Hard work.


Greg Vass, Executive Producer

Watching Michael work hard.



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