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In addition to the numerous projects we have in production under the Swords & Circuitry Studios umbrella, we are happy to provide our services to individuals or companies who need assistance with their multimedia projects. We offer competitive pricing, and a firm commitment to creating quality products.
As you might be able to tell from the company name, Swords & Circuitry was first built on our experience with game development. Founder Neal Hallford has been a lead designer in the industry, and has worked on several successful and critically-acclaimed games including Betrayal at Krondor, Dungeon Siege, Champions of Norrath, and others. With co-founder Jana Hallford, he co-wrote "Swords & Circuitry: A Designer's Guide To Computer Role-Playing Games". Swords & Circuitry is glad to contract these services to you for the development of your next gaming property:
- Project Management
- Design Documentation
- Level Design
- Systems Design
- Narrative Design
- LUA Scripting
- Cutscene Development
What our clients have said about Neal's game design work:
Starting in 2007, Swords & Circuitry Studios branched heavily out into film production work. We began with the creation of a documentary web series that was used to promote a charity event in Los Angeles, and have since expanded our slate of both dramatic and promotional productions. Here are some of the services we can provide to you:
- Production Management
- Motion Graphics
- Video Editing
- Gear Rental (with camera operator only)
What our clients have said about our film production services:
GENERAL WRITING SERVICES
Collectively, Neal & Jana have over fifty years of professional writing experience between them. They have created story outlines, game dialog, screenplays, comic scripts, textbooks, ad copy, technical documentation, and corporate newsletters for leading game development houses and Fortune 500 companies. Let them assist you with:
- Story Consultations
- ebook Formatting & Production
- Technical Documentation
What our clients have said about our writing and our services:
CONTACT US FOR A CONSULATION
Drop us a line today so we can help you bring your vision to life as a game, a film, or a book. We have plans and pricing to fit a broad spectrum of creative endeavors.
"Neal is passionate, driven and hard-working. He is a visionary who can rally a team behind him with ease. His commitment to a project is unparalleled as he'll do whatever it takes to hit a tight deadline - and consistently goes the extra mile. His designs are fun, engaging, and can be addictive. Any team would be lucky to have him and I feel fortunate to have had the pleasure to work alongside him."
-- Vanessa Alonso, Senior Producer, Hands-On Entertainment
"Neal combines two good qualities in his role a designer, a deep understanding of design fundamentals and a relentless commitment to making the best design possible. He never lets his ego get in the way of making tough decisions, and that is something as a Producer I can appreciate very much. If there were more Neal's out there it would make all our projects a little easier."
-- Patrick Horne, PMO Manager, Gakai, A Sony Computer Entertainment Company
"Neal deserves the highest praise, and I would recommend him for game design project without hesitation. He is a gifted writer, and highly creative. Neal delivers a flood of ideas, and brings tremendous passion to every project. I'm looking forward to working with him again."
-- Kellyn Beeck, VP of Business Development, Gas Powered Games
"S&C created a wonderful promo video for me to promote a convention I was chairing in San Diego. I left the content completely up to them after telling them briefly what I was after, and they provided an informative, enthusiastic and slightly wacky video that was perfect for the intended audience. I received numerous compliments about the video. Our attendance at the convention was 20% higher than the previous year's convention, and part of the credit undoubtedly goes to S&C and their beautifully shot promo video."
-- JoAnn Baca, Convention Chair
"Swords & Circuitry are more than just your average production company, they are intuitive creatives with a direct line to your vision. I have worked with them on two projects, hiring them for editing and the creation of motion graphics. Each time I have been pleasantly surprised with how they took my vision and enlarged upon it. They get it. They are timely and professional and are able to work within your time limits and budget. I highly reccomend the team behind Swords & Circuity for your next project."
-- Leah Cevoli, Actress (Deadwood, Robot Chicken), Leah Cevoli.com
"Swords & Circuitry Studios has been awesome as I cross over from years of authoring into my first media production, a documentary. Their lighting, camera and gear services and support have been superior for someone in my position, bar none, and they've been willing to go the extra mile—either at home, or out on location shoots. Back home in the bay, they even helped with a sneak-peek teaser clip for Comic-Con that's now at our site, conofwrath.com. I look forward to getting to the finish line with S&C! "
-- Larry Nemecek, Executive Producer & Director, MyStar Media
"Jana Hallford is a skilled copywriter who knows how to deliver the goods. She fulfills her client's needs and completes and delivers her assignments promptly. She helped me with a brochure that I could not have written without her. I would hire her again in a heartbeat."
-- Clare Sieffert, Artist
"Neal & Jana's book is not only comprehensive and up-to-date (which no small task in the game industry!) but it's also enjoyable as hell. Jana's well documented history of the gaming industry alone is worth the price of the book, but Swords & Circuitry is also full of incredibly valuable information presented in an well thought-out manner, and with a sense of humor."
-- Wynne McLaughlin, Amazon.com review of "Swords & Circuity:
game designer for Star Wars: The Old Republic
"Riveting first person narrative of an act of terrorism that has been largely forgotten. Neal Hallford quickly and succinctly pulls the reader into the story and takes them along for a harrowing ride. Mr. Hallford has a deft hand putting pen to paper and has expertly crafted a magnificent read with an uncanny sense of clever timing and wry humor. This is a story that needs to be told! Read for yourself...and I wholeheartedly agree it would transfer well to the big screen!"
-- Amazon.com review of "The Derailment of The Sunset Limited" by Neal Hallford