Who are we? We're passionate visual storytellers.
We've been around since 2001, and we’ve won many, many awards (over 45 Telly Awards, for example). We’re proud of our awards, and believe they’re a good indication of consistent excellence.
With a ten-person team, we’re small enough to be nimble, with each member of our team skilled at more than one aspect of visual storytelling, whether filming, editing, photography, or animation. We're also large enough to field multiple video production and photography teams, and to complete virtually all of our work in-house, without the inconsistency that a dependence on subcontractors can bring.
We've been around long enough to know that to tell our clients’ stories, we have to understand those stories first. Luckily, we’re curious people. We want to know why you're unique, and how your product works, and why your customers buy from you, and what problems you solve.
We’re more than just a Boston video production company. Our live event coverage, animation work, streaming video services, and photography make us a leader in fully realized media collaboration for small to large companies, nonprofits, and academic institutions.
Meet Our Team
Michael Kolowich, President / Founding ProducerMichael is the founder and President of DigiNovations, celebrating its 18th year of existence. A former Emmy award-winning TV journalist and producer at WGBH-TV, Michael has for the last 30 years been on the vanguard of connecting people and technology. A former media executive and prominent architect in the internet content revolution, Michael is a nationally recognized business strategist, technology executive, and Emmy-winning creative talent. He founded and led NewsEdge Corporation, Ziff/Davis Interactive (ZDNet) and PC/Computing magazine. Michael also was VP of Marketing and Business Development at Lotus Development Corp and a VP and Partner at Bain and Company. Between his years at Harvard College and Harvard Business School, Michael worked for CBS News, WBZ-TV, and WGBH-TV.
James Donald, Executive Producer
James is an award-winning executive producer and master storyteller with over two decades of international video and film production experience. James started his career helping to craft documentaries for such clients as PBS and National Geographic. His films eventually garnered over twenty-five awards, including a Peabody, two National Emmys and a CINE Masters Series award. Most recently, James worked for education startup edX.org as a video producer and online course creator. James graduated magna cum laude from Bowdoin College with a BA in Economics and Environmental Studies. He has an amazing wife, three children, two dogs, and a full & happy life.
Ted Canova, Director of Market & Project Development
Ted is a national Edward R. Murrow Award winner who has led & innovated coverage in major-market television & radio newsrooms across the United States, including four New England states. While he’s managed content and mentored journalists, Ted also distinguished himself during the Boston Marathon bombings , co-anchoring 21 hours of award-winning coverage for WGBH in Boston.
Ted’s versatility is seen in a variety of leadership roles in the media, consulting businesses, teaching at the university level and in the non-profit sector. In 2007, Ted led communications, marketing and re-branding for the Twin Cities Red Cross. Recently Ted has taken the world of podcasting, short-form videos and social media engagement by storm. At DigiNovations, he is Executive Director, Market and Project Development.
Ted's Boston roots started at Emerson College, where he graduated with honors, and continued for 26.2 miles on the marathon trail. Ted beams with pride when he talks about his son and is often found cheering on his favorite musicians from the front row.
Josh Carver, Producer & Director
As Producer & Director at DigiNovations, Josh strives to elevate the quality, humanity and honesty of every film he works on. Josh grew up in the Midwest and earned a BA in Video Production from Ball State University. After graduating, he moved to Los Angeles where he worked for a variety of TV and film companies including MTV, Warner Brothers, Clear Channel, and Disney. Josh enjoyed LA’s beautiful beaches, In-N-Out Burger, and lots & lots of traffic for 6 years. Josh then moved to the great city of Boston where he worked in Corporate and Educational video production, writing, shooting and editing. In his spare time, Josh loves performing improv and discussing football, philosophy, theology, satire, and film while drinking mediocre beer.
Chuck Scott, Production Manager
Chuck comes into the role of Production Manager at DigiNovations having worn many hats in his career. He obtained his BA in Communications from Bridgewater State University and his MA from Sacred Heart University. He has made an impact at every stop he’s made in his career which includes starting a sports network that is still going today at BSU, producing content for Sports Illustrated and most recently returning to SHU as a Multimedia Producer. Chuck is also a third generation goalie in hockey and never misses a moment to insert a dad joke.
Matt Frazier, Senior Editor & Motion Graphics Expert
Matt is a senior editor and DigiNovations’ resident Animation and Motion Graphics guru. Matt specializes in 2-D and 3-D, as well as creating the original artwork needed for the customized approach to all our work. Matt also adds creative touches and polish to our most complex visual projects. Matt is a graduate of Boston University’s Center for Digital Imaging Arts and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, where he earned his BFA in Film.
Julianne Robichaud, Editor/Videographer
As a senior editor with a background in design, Julianne brings great visual sophistication to all her projects. Her style and aesthetic have elevated hundreds of Digi productions as well as the company website. Her interest in working behind the camera also informs and enhances her editorial perspective. Julianne is a graduate of Merrimack College with a degree in digital media.
Ben Donahue, Videographer/EditorBen is one of our videographer / editors. He brings experience from independent productions, videography assignments, and as a student filmmaker in North Carolina. Ben is a passionate learner and collaborator, always eager to expand his production repertoire. Ben received a BA in Media Arts and Entertainment from Elon University.
Nicole Albee, Editor/Videographer
As a cinematographer and photographer, Nicole is constantly striving for perfection. Her determination and dedication to her field lead her to work as a video editor and photographer at the United States Senate in Washington, D.C. Her passion for storytelling shows in her previous work, including music videos, live action roleplaying videos, and short dramatic works. Nicole graduated from Keene State with a BA in film production. Nicole's goal is to bring people together through her images and leave her viewers with a lasting sense of pride, compassion and community. In her downtime, Nicole can be found forging medieval armor, cuddling her cats, and adventuring across the U.S.
Marnie Farrell, Business Manager
Marnie is DigiNovations’ Business Manager. She genuinely loves numbers, keeps all of Digi’s digits organized and in line. Practically speaking, Marnie handles all contracts, accounts receivable and accounts payable. Any questions about a line item or invoice? You know who to contact. Marnie received a BBA in Accounting from University of Massachusetts/Amherst.