Our Founder and Principal Filmmaker is Paul Antico.
Paul has been creating digitally based art in some form for over 35 years, originally starting when just 8 years old utilizing with ASCII-based graphics on a Timex/Sinclair 1000 computer with only 16 kilobytes of memory.
Over time, Paul expanded to print & graphic design, then online, and always with an eye for film and video production using whatever tools were hot at the time from Amigas to Macs. Very early on (mid 1980's), Paul produced both local studio-based TV shows and longer form musical video pieces for his local Cable TV station long before such pieces became popular on today's YouTube and Vimeo internet sites. He was a pioneer in producing impactful content at an early age.
Identifying a need for a boutique creative firm to make emotional Cinematic Visuals for markets usually not served by Hollywood, Paul founded Anticipate Media in 2011. Both in that capacity, and in past positions with other companies, Paul has created or produced visual artwork of all kinds for varied entities such as UMass Amherst, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the MBTA, The Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, the US Environmental Protection Agency, and Infoteria Corporation in Japan. Paul's work is also currently trusted and featured by one of the largest government security agencies in the world as part of other employment. His emergency training productions have heavily influenced the production of active threat mitigation training programs for many agencies including the US and Canadian governments.
Paul's love for telling stories visually has grown as technology marched on, from VHS editing systems to U-Matic decks to DVD authoring, and now to 4K pieces edited with NLEs such as Final Cut Pro & Adobe Premiere Pro. Distributed in a myriad of ways online and off, Paul remains at the forefront of cinematic storytelling.
Paul currently performs work primarily as a Producer, Editor, and Director. Paul also can serve as a Stills Photographer and on-site Director of Photography when needed. Despite 20+ years of professional business management and marketing experience, he is always aspiring to grow and improve and take on the next big creative challenge. A full resume is available upon request.
Yes, we are indeed a "we".
Generally, when you hire Anticipate Media you will get Paul Antico as the primary producer and editor. However, we use the term "we" for a reason; filmmaking is a wholly collaborative process. Those roles can vary, and as Anticipate Media offers a full range of services, we hire additional crew and gear as required. When we hire it's typically for cinematographers, sound engineers, and production assistants and assistant editors. Only the most skilled creatives work for and with Anticipate Media.
Selected photos courtesy of Jordan Jennings Photography.
You are part of the team. Welcome aboard.
Our approach is a collaborative one, whether with our hired on crews or with you - the client. At Anticipate Media, we believe that we can't begin to craft the emotion and communicative approach you seek on screen without engaging you. We are selective in the jobs and clients we take, because we want to work hand in hand with each client to craft precisely what they need. That means you will be part of the team, working together to ensure the heart and soul of your message makes it through to your audience in the end.