Merrily Miller, VP, Silver Image Interactive, Inc., has been involved in film and video production since 1972. Ms. Miller's video career began with a CBS affiliate in creative services, then in a film production company associated with the St. Petersburg Times and Congressional Quarterly, Washington, D.C. Documentaries were produced which aired nationally over the Public Broadcasting System.
In the seventies, Ms. Miller was the Public Relations Director for a Tampa-based advertising agency working with accounts such as Pepsico, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Culligan Water Softener.
Following this work experience she became a producer, writer, director for GTE of Florida. In this capacity she wrote, directed and produced multiple programs for GTE including topics of management and technical training, company news, safety, health and employee communications.
From 1989 to 1993 Ms. Miller was the head of GTE Service Corporation video production centers in Tampa, Atlanta and Raleigh/Durham. The video production centers were responsible for internal programs and also productions for external-to-GTE clients. The annual operating budget was in excess of $2 million.
The video facilities were full-broadcast quality having digital editing, multi-camera studio accommodation, live videoconferencing and remote production capabilities. The three facilities had an equipment value in the amount of $4 million.
In 1993 she joined the staff of Silver Image Interactive, Inc. continuing to apply her expertise to multimedia productions and management.
• Graduated with a dual degree in mathematics and education from the University of South Florida
• Taught both middle school and high school algebra, geometry and trigonometry in Florida and New York school systems
• Attended graduate school in Radio/Television Production at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, accumulating 36 hours of graduate credits
• Won numerous international awards including Advertising Federation Awards (Addy Awards), International Television Association Golden Reels, Aime Awards, International Film and Television Industry Silver Screen Awards, International Association of Business Communicators and Public Relations Association Awards
• Traveled throughout the United States while working with the St. Petersburg Times film production company in producing programs on solid waste, capital punishment and 200 mile fishing limit which aired on PBS affiliates. Worked with well-known political figures such as Senator Hubert Humphrey while producing the series.
• Responsible for management of three GTE video facilities with operating budgets over $2M annually and facility value of $4M. Over 100 programs per year were produced while Ms. Miller was in this management capacity.
• Responsible for coordination of the City Information Systems, an interactive multimedia kiosk for the City of Clearwater. The program has an extensive amount of city information within 24 databases.
• Developed a CD-ROM for St. Petersburg Museum of History on aviation to be used in classrooms, grades 5-8, in Pinellas County.
• Completed two interactive, touch screen programs for the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum. Researched, wrote and graphically designed the elements of the program to be used within a kiosk in the museum and also released as CD-ROMs.
• Completed interactive, touch screen programs for the Old St. Augustine Village on "French in Florida History" and "Audubon's Travels in Florida."
• Produced an interactive program for the State of Florida which was shown at the U.S. 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan. The program was seen in three languages, French, Japanese and English by over 180,000 visitors to the Olympics..
• Produced an interactive, touchscreen program, "Turn of the Century" for the Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Sciences
• Wrote script, produced graphics for the kiosks in the State of Florida exhibit at the Summer Olympics-Sydney 2000. Traveled to Sydney to set-up and test equipment and product before the exhibit opened in September 2000.
• Produced an interactive, touchscreen program, for a sculpture garden, Brookgreen Gardens, in Pawley's Island, South Carolina.
• Produced a series of programs for the Museum of Arts and Sciences, developing scripts and graphics for the Roots exhibit. Four different interactive programs were developed and installed.
• "Gamble Place" interactive program was produced for the Museum of Arts and Sciences. It is located in Port Orange, Florida, and explores the life of James Gamble of Procter and Gamble Company and his residence in Florida.
• Producer of an interactive program for Ximenez-Fatio House, St. Augustine, Florida. The program followed the history of owners of this two-hundred year old house.
• Produced a DVD using actors in period costume that related to the boarding house operation during the 1800s of the Ximenez-Fatio House, St. Augustine.
• Worked with the interpretive designer for the Centennial Celebration of the Florida State Fair Authority, located in Tampa. A DVD, highlighting the archival images through the last 100 years, was produced and projected on six screens suspended from the ceiling of the Special Events Hall.
• Recently completed research, scripting, graphics for “Shipwreck in St. Augustine” CD-ROM program, focused on 4-8 graders. The program includes extensive educational games, glossaries, PDF files for teachers to download, narration, music, sound effects and animation.
• Completed the research and scripting, along with graphics for the St. Petersburg Museum of History DVD program that is playing in their information theatre.
• Recently researched, scripted and created graphics for a DVD program that is playing in the Introduction Theatre of the Jacksonville Beaches Museum of History. In addition formatted and preserved the quality of old photographs for three DVD programs running along the “boardwalk exhbit” in this museum.
• Produced an interactive, touchscreen program highlighting the growth of St. Petersburg between 1880 and 1950 for the St. Petersburg Museum of History.
• Recently completed a CD-ROM project for TipTopCredit. It is an informational CD that explains various operations of credit bureaus, how to obtain and improve your credit reports, how to deal with identity theft, and includes dozens of PDF and Word files to use when corresponding with credit bureaus.
• Presently working with Mote Marine Center in Sarasota, Florida to develop interactive kiosks that will educate visitors to the facility about various aspect of marine biology. This project includes research, scripting, graphics, video, narration and music.
• Presently researching and meeting to create all media for an entire New Smyrna Beach Museum of History exhibit. Following the researching, there will be scripting and then creative graphics, video production, virtual reality tours, audio sound effects and modules to stimulate interest of visitors and school lesson plans meeting the Sunshine State Standards requirements in Social Studies. These interactive programs and lessons plans will be distributed on CD-ROM format to area schools.
For More Information Contact: Merrily Miller or David Rosenblatt Silver Image Interactive, Inc. Clearwater, FL 33756