I’m the President at Smith Atwood Video Services, Inc. My specialties are scriptwriting and producing. I think we’re especially good at helping clients of all kinds size-up their project, devise a concept, and then create a video that meets the need.
We start by listening. Then we write a proposal/letter of understanding that explains how we’ll move forward. It also outlines a budget. When we agree on those two important items, then the work begins.
Here’s some background on me:
I grew up in Worcester, Massachusetts. But we’ve always had family connections to Maine and I moved here as soon as I could.
I graduated from Nasson College in Springvale, Maine with a degree in Psychology. But coming from a ‘newspaper’ family that always had an interest in news and information, I gravitated to the media. In college I helped organize the college radio station and was the first General Manager.
Not wanting to go on for further studies in psychology, I immediately went into radio broadcasting and news in Maine. One thing lead to another and I became a broadcast journalist at WCSH6 in Portland.
It was at WCSH that I met Barry Atwood and we began talking about starting a video production business. He was an award-winning videographer at WCSH for many years when we met. And I, having been in broadcasting for more than a dozen years, decided the time was ripe for starting a business. We formed Smith Atwood Video Services, Inc.
Fast forward to today….more than 20 years later, we’re still the owners of our corporation. We have an impressive list of clients. We do more than video production. We do TV news monitoring nationwide. And we’re routinely used by Maine’s largest law firms for a variety of video projects from day-in-the-life programs to settlement brochures to depositions.
Co-owning Smith Atwood Video has been great for me. Not only do we come in contact with wonderful clients in a fascinating variety of businesses and organizations. But I also have the ability to serve our community.
I’ve been President of the Nasson Community Center in Springvale, ME. We’re a non-profit group that has created a wonderful facility for the people of York County. See www.nassoncc.org. I volunteer for the Salvation Army, doing about 40 hours of bell-ringing each Christmas time. I’m on the Board of the Nasson College Alumni Association, see www.nasson.org. And I’ve served on other community boards, including that of WMPG-FM, Portland’s Community Radio Station at the University of Southern Maine.Click >here< to mail Pete, or call him at (207) 773-5119 Ext.12.