Staff

 

We're a staff with a passion: to tell good stories. Stories that are memorable. Stories that are engaging.

Stories that persuade. Stories that gets results.

About Us

Our backgrounds are diverse: TV news, ad agency and corporate communications, to name a few. Our specialties are distinctive yet often overlapping: writing, designing, producing, directing, shooting and more.

We share a commitment to creating a good quality of life for ourselves and others. Three-day shoots, community service, volunteerism or weekend softball: we’re serious about getting the job done and we’re serious about recharging our batteries, too. Sometimes we can do both. Client lunches, shoots and meetings filled with food, fresh air and laughter—all vital components of creativity and camaraderie.

That’s our story; now meet the people who will make your story come to life.

Diana Sole |CEO

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As president and owner of MotionMasters, Diana is hands-on in every aspect of her company’s business. She has led film crews into remote villages in Africa—five times. She visited India with a Marshall University contingent and logged hours toward her M.B.A.

In addition to running the company, she writes scripts, directs live action, casts talent, produces video, edits copy, advises on public relations and serves as project manager, executive producer or creative director for much of the work we do.

Diane Dimoff |

Senior Producer

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Name something in the video production business and Diane can do it: on-camera, voice-over, research, scriptwriting, producing, interviewing a subject or supervising an edit—she does it all at MotionMasters and she does it extremely well. Many will remember Diane as a television news journalist at WSAZ. She’s still an investigative reporter of sorts, especially when she’s searching the dusty archives of the state capitol for rare photos.

Wesley Poole | Videographer & Editor

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Wesley is a traveler. But not in the traditional sense. Wes does most of his scenic sightseeing through the lens of a video camera. When he experiences the beauty of his home state of West Virginia or when he marvels at the lush green landscapes of Africa, it’s to capture it in video for others to experience also. “MotionMasters takes people places,” he says. “I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to go to so many places and meet so many interesting people if I hadn’t been shooting for our clients.”

Richard Granberry | Project Manager & Producer

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Traveling the world as a video professional is only a part of Rich’s 30 years of experience, which began at a small market TV station in Texas. Rich started his career as a studio camera operator, but worked his way up the production ladder to the position of production manager. “Television was fun and challenging, but I wanted to find a way to travel and shoot video,” Rich said. His desire to travel led him to Royal Caribbean where he produced video content on the cruise ships as he sailed the world; visiting more than 18 countries and 40 ports of call.

Tobias Rafiki | Greeter

Be prepared to be met with exuberance when you walk in our front door! His friends call him “Toby” — and you can too. Everyone’s a friend to our greeter and resident Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. He’s a popular member of our team: the mailman even stops to give him treats on days when there’s no mail to deliver! Toby considers it his job to sit in on client meetings — most of the time in a lap — so, yeah, he’s got it made, and so do we! His middle name is the Swahili word for friend — a nod to the half dozen or so shoots MotionMasters has done in Africa. Come by and say “Jumbo!” (hello) anytime.

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