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Meddin Studios' goal is to be the premier facility for innovation in digital media production, post production and distribution; We are truly an outlet for new advanced digital technology
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Duplication / Transcoding / Transfer
Digital Asset Management
Archive / Digital Storage
B Roll Library
Training / Workshops
Consulting / Workflow Planning
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Equipment for Sale
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At its height, Meddin Meat Packing Company, located in Savannah, Georgia on the Louisville Road, supplied meat to much of Southeast Georgia and Coastal South Carolina and had a very favorable listing with the venerable financial firm of Dun and Bradstreet. The Meddin Brothers name is part of the masonry that now houses Meddin Studios.
Though the Savannah abattoir was its main base, meat packing company plants were also located in Charleston, SC and Macon, GA. The company continued to expand in the late 1930s with a presence in Savannah’s old City Market until 1954, the year City Market was demolished. A food locker building on East Broad and 37th Street later supplied the company’s hotel and restaurant customers. It also housed Meddin Enterprises and its real estate branch, Meddin Investments, which dealt mainly with mortgages, but at one point also owned the whole of Ft. Screven on Tybee Island, having purchased it from the US government after World War II. Streets in Ft. Screven still bear the family name.
In the 1960s there was also an office on Oglethorpe Avenue. The meat packing plant closed its doors in 1969, but Meddin Enterprises continued for another decade or so after that.
The historical record shows the Meddin brothers as leaders, builders and members of the Savannah Jewish community and the community at large. They were active in the B’nai B’rith Jacob Synagogue, The Agudath Achim Synagogue, the Temple Mickve Israel and the JEA (Jewish Educational Alliance) in Savannah. They participated and held offices in numerous other civic, shrine, community and religious organizations in Savannah, the city of Tybee Island and Charleston, SC as well.
In 1893 Abraham Meddin made his way to Savannah having entered the US via Ellis Island, NY. He came to North America aboard a ship named the Spaarndam. His wife Hannah and their 2 eldest sons, Isaac (Ike) and Alexander (Alex) followed in 1901 aboard another ship, the Statendam.
They had come from what was then Kolonia, Yakowlew, Poland; now Belarus (White Russia) where the family owned and operated the village lumber mill. Kolonia is located in that flexible European area that had once also been Russia and Lithuania.
Beginning in 1902 three more sons, Auzer (Asa), Hyman (Hymie) and Elliot (Itchy) were born to Abraham and Hannah in Savannah. A daughter, Freida, was born too, but died as a toddler.
Their home was on Tattnall Street just off the bluff on the Savannah River.
Abraham ran a shoe repair shop. His five sons on reaching adulthood tried other ventures. Then in 1917, near the end of World War I, they bought Butler Provision Company and Meddin Meat Packing Company was born.
Each of the five brothers went on to have families of their own. Though none of the brothers survive today, their direct descendants number nearly a hundred individuals living as of 2010 in Georgia, South Carolina, Florida, North Carolina, Alabama, Maryland, Washington, Tennessee, California, Pennsylvania, New York Montana, Virginia and Australia. Some are still proud to be living in Savannah.
The Meddin Team
Nick Gant - Creative Director
Son of a funeral director and professional clown and soon to be judge in a small town in Indiana. Born mid to late 70‘s, graduated high school in the 90’s and stayed home to attend a local university as the mascot. Wore the suit for two years and then put on the uniform for the government for about 4 years. Left the north, headed to the south to attend art college where I kept the high and tight for three more years to help pay for school.
I finally graduated from college 10 years to the day without the doctorate and tracked my way into a manufacturing job. Played in that arena for about 5 years, took an early retirement to chase a dream. I have a better half and two fantastic offsprings and five four legged children.
Jon Foster - Technical Director
Probably the smartest guy you will ever meet and the most talented on the turn tables. Jon Doe, AKA Jon Foster grew up in tobacco country and attended college with the wildcats. Jon did everything but anchor the news for a local affiliate before he helped build the Niche empire. Jon took a sabbatical running a rental program and selling gear to guys like me and my friends before returning to Niche to bring Meddin to life.
Jon still plays with Niche during the day and Meddin when no one is watching. Jon has two beautiful women in his life and two amazing little men.
Jason Osterday - Camera and Audio Department / Post Production Director
Business Partner / Supporting Founder
Born and raised in the great mid-western state of Ohio, Jason is a direct connection to the famed "6 degrees of Dayton" (in which everyone you know can unsuspectingly be traced to that fantastic city of the Buckeye nation). He enjoys long infomercials, sitting in suburbian traffic, and can fix one mean, tall glass of rootbeer float.
Jason eventually left the north to Alpharetta, Georgia where he began work with his cousin on a company called Mirror Image Pictures, constructing local and regional commercials, music videos and corporate productions out of both Cincinnatti and Atlanta. The group grew into a small scale rental business which was introduced locally to Andrew Riggs and ultimately Nick Gant at Gulfstream Aerospace down in Savannah.
Andrew Riggs - Grip and Electric Department / Production Director
Business Partner / Supporting Founder
Hailing from Atlanta, Andrew Riggs moved to the Savannah area after studies at Georgia State to complete his education at SCAD. He found a natural draw towards the technical aspects of grip and electric equipment and rigging and began working professionally in the Savannah area in 2008.
Riggs met Gant and Foster while creating Gulfstream Aerospace’s video asset database and that friendship transitioned to Meddin Studios from conception.
Meddin Exclusive Membership
In addition to bringing industry leading equipment, knowledge and technology to the southeast, Meddin was built to foster collaboration in the creative community. We wanted to provide a facility that can support every aspect of the pre-production, production and post production process from a single permit through distribution. The facility is also capable of handling processes outside the generation of creative content, to include asset management, accelerated file transfer, content management, as well as professional space for training, conferences, and special screenings. We provide a central location for companies, individuals and independent productions to have a resource for talent, documentation, exclusive content libraries, insight into new technology, and an environment that encourages the use of shared resources.
Due to the technical nature and cost of these resources, the purchase or build out of this type of environment is unrealistic for most creative individuals and businesses as on owned asset. As a collaborative facility, Meddin can act as:
|* Pre Production Assistance
* Equipment Rental
* Camera Support
* Sound Stages / Support Facilites
|* Post Facilities
* Asset Management
* Storage / Content Management
Meddin wants to extend the opportunity to an exclusive group of creative developers, content generators, media providers and companies in need of creative resources the ability to be a part of this environment. The Meddin Partnership Membership gives you exclusive access to the facility, the resources, its services and its members as we continue to build infrastructure needed by our members and the southeast.
Meddin also recognizes the need to have experienced talent in the area. Experienced talent can be very expensive for one company, even more expensive to bring that talent from out of town for a single project. With Meddin’s membership we believe these resources can be shared and experienced talent can call the southeast home.