'Through immersive experiences, focused listening, and our talent as storytellers, we enable our clients' stories to emerge,' says eMotion's CEO Glen Janssens. 'eMotion studios' interactive design philosophy is all about the user. With them in mind, we endeavor to strike the delicate balance between functionality, innovation, and usability.' Whether the project in question is a full–functioned multimedia website or a crisply–produced digital video presentation, eMotion listens to its clients first. That listening is what led eMotion to FileMaker Pro. 'We've been using FileMaker for about six years,' Glen notes. 'It's made sense for us to take an internal tool and make it useful externally for our clients.'
Constructing a multimedia presentation around a client's image is no simple task. Video footage must be carefully examined and precisely chosen to fit exactly the image the client wishes to present. High profile clients like NASA and the International Space Station require massive libraries of video footage — not just the clips you see on the website or on the promotional videos, but vast amounts of material that didn't make the final cut. All this footage needs to be cataloged, managed, and made easily accessible. For both client and producer, FileMaker Pro provides the solution. 'We took all the digital footage and crunched low resolution versions,' explains Glen. 'This gave us about 2000 video clips to catalog by time code, so we could easily locate them on the source tapes.' For both eMotion and the client, the resulting database offers ready access to the entire library of images — and this, in turn makes future updates of the project easy to manage. New footage can be previewed and decisions can be made without having to scan through miles of irrelevant video.