Active Communications was founded by Dan Hnatio. Dan started his career in academia working as the Director of television services for Boston University Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and later as a faculty member at Framingham State College where he helped develop the Television Production and Media Communication program.
Since Dan founded Active Communications in 1984, we have worked on a large variety of projects for a national and international clientele mostly focusing on Broadcast, Corporate Communications, and Documentary/Film projects.
We partner with clients on a wide variety of media production and communications projects including:
Our core team members are listed below. Additionally, we have a wide network of media and production specialists that we collaborate with on larger or specialized projects.
Jeff has worked in the media production field for over 10 years both with Active Communications and as a freelancer. He is an experienced videographer, having worked on a wide variety of projects, including field work as a director of photography, camera operator, lighting director and sound engineer. He is an experienced Final Cut editor and currently the primary editor for Active.
Project experience includes: documentaries, training videos, dramatic pieces, marketing videos, web and cable broadcast, live event video streaming, and more. He holds both B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Joe has been part of the Active team for several years and brings a variety of technical and production skills to the table. He is an experienced Jimmy-Jib operator/assistant, camera operator and general production assistant.
"I wanted to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for your hard work and commitment to our project. It has been a pleasure to collaborate with you..."
"Thanks again for all your hard work last weekend; you helped make the event a success!"
"Thank you, thank you...this was a TON of work and your patience, eye for detail, thoughtfulness and editing skills (plus kindness and great team spirit!) made this sometimes insurmountable amount of footage seem quite doable."
"Very friendly and helpful. They are patient and check in to make sure we are satisfied with the product. They also respond promptly to my phone calls and email, which I really appreciate in a tight-deadline project. They have been very accommodating to any video edit requests."
"Thank you very much for your diligent work with the Lend-A-Hand Auction. You really made a difference in having the production go so smoothly this year"
"Our company has been working with Active Communications for over a decade. They are always a pleasure to work with, and have been extremely accommodating of our requests and constantly-changing schedules."
"We want to take this time to thank you for working with us on our introductory video. Your creative photography and editing were invaluable, and helped us produce a video that has been changing hearts and minds. We have been receiving many compliments on the video and want to share that with you. So, thank you very much."
"Working with the Active Communications team to create a series of professional development videos was a wonderful process. The team was collaborative, respectful, highly professional, competent, creative and efficient. They helped us formulate our ideas of rather abstract concepts into powerful finished products that clearly delivered our intended messages."