Flushing Pheasant Digital Video was created in 1999 by Mark and Julie Herman. Since that time FPDV has created hundreds of videos for clients across the country. FPDV's work has received Awards of Distinction in The Videographers Awards and The Communicator Awards contests.
Mark Herman has been involved in video production, script writing and post-production editing for more than 25 years. That professional involvement has been ongoing ever since graduating from Iowa State University in 1985 with a degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in video production.
Mark's experience in the broadcast field began as a television news and sports reporter and anchor for several stations including local affiliates WICD-TV in Champaign and WAND-TV in Decatur. In this capacity Mark conducted interviews, wrote, produced and edited news and sports stories for daily on-air broadcast.
After earning a master's degree in speech communication at Eastern Illinois University in 1990, Mark was hired as the first Director of Video for the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Illinois. Mark worked in this role through 10 football seasons, overseeing a staff of four, and providing video services to the Illinois football coaching staff. Mark was the primary resource for all creative and promotional projects that originated in the athletic department.
In addition to running Flushing Pheasant Digital Video, Mark also worked for nine years at Human Kinetics in Champaign, Ill., a company that creates athletic-related books and videos across all areas of the sporting world. As post-production manager, Mark edited video and authored DVDs at the highest level. He helped create videos for legendary basketball coaches Mike Krzyzewski and John Wooden, as well as wrestling coach Dan Gable.
Julie Herman is an award-winning journalist, who has worked as a sports reporter, publication specialist and sports publicist for more than 20 years.
She received a bachelor's degree in communication arts from the University of Dayton in 1984 and a master's degree in athletic administration from Kent State University in 1990.
Julie covered high school, collegiate and professional sports for Ohio's largest suburban daily newspaper, The News-Herald, before serving as Sports Information Director at John Carroll University in Cleveland for four years.
From 1990-1997, she was publications coordinator and an assistant sports information director for the University of Illinois' Division of Intercollegiate Athletics. Julie supervised the production of all the DIA’s printed work, including media guides, game programs, posters and press releases.
Julie handles all the graphic design work for FPDV's DVD discs and packaging. Many production houses give you discs simply printed with the name of your project. At FPDVideo we produce original, creative artwork for every project, including designs to print on discs, as well DVD cases and inserts.