Introduction

Introduction

After decades of working with Fortune 500 companies, we’re still driven by the principles of quality and creativity. Whether we’re working towards brand awareness, education, or interactive media, we always start a partnership with the end-goal visualized. We’re in this with you, and your producer is never more than a phone call away.

Story of Top Pup

Story of Top Pup

Whether it’s to promote a product, launch a new service, or grow brand awareness, our Dallas video production company helps organizations create compelling visual productions. Our full-service,production company produces quality visuals that reach target audiences using the latest media tools and platforms. From marketing spots to corporate video productions, Top Pup Media has established itself as leader in visual communications.

Guided by our passion for creativity and quality, we begin each visual story with the end in mind. Our Creative Teams assist in developing the most effective message, and in identifying the perfect communication platform for your project.

Starting with a series of discovery questions, we ensure that each production accurately and effectively captures your story so that you can reach your intended audience in the most efficient way.

Russ Pond

Owner/Producer

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Russ Pond

Owner/Producer

With his background in technology and marketing, Russ experienced immediate success with telecom giants like Uniden and Nokia. His pragmatic and creative perspective regarding today’s business landscape created a variety of opportunities in the area of new business development and marketing communications.

His 16 years of experience working for Fortune 500 companies helped him gain invaluable experience and business insight in the medium of visual marketing. In 1998, he launched Top Pup Media, a Dallas-based video production company. His knowledge of technology and product marketing helped build his clientele of tech companies such as AT&T, Nokia, Chase, MasterCard, BP, Progressive Insurance, American Express and FedEx.

As a hobby, Russ continues to produce narrative content including three features films, a reality TV show and a variety of other productions. Russ is married with one son.

Daniel Millican

Partner/Producer

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Daniel Millican

Partner/Producer

Daniel has worked in corporate communications for over twenty years. And more recently, Daniel has written and directed five feature films, starring actors Lou Diamond Phillips, Adam Baldwin, Mimi Rogers and many others. The movies have been distributed in the theaters and in home video by companies Sony Pictures, Screen Media Ventures, First Look Media and Curb Entertainment.

While making movies is enjoyable, Daniel finds it just as rewarding to bring that high level level of story-telling to his corporate clients. And his track record of awards and satisfied clients is a testimony to that passion.

Daniel grew up in Austin and received his degree in Communications from the University of Texas at Arlington and now makes his home in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. From there, Daniel went to work in broadcasting and video/film production, in both small and large venues, successfully managing a production company. He has won over 30 international awards for his writing, directing, editing and producing of films, television, music videos, commercials and corporate films.

 

Kara Rainer

Production Manager

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Kara Rainer

Production Manager

Kara grew up in the azalea district of the Rose City in Tyler, Texas. Growing up with a father as a professional singer, Kara studied classical piano and voice, focusing on singing for many years until stage acting caught her attention.

She graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Radio, Television and Film. Her background includes commercial and film acting, voiceover, video production, screenwriting, and On Air talent for radio and television.

Whether performing in front of the camera or seeing the vision behind the scenes, this is her passion.

Morgan Winberg

Editor

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Morgan Winberg

Editor

Morgan grew up in Arlington, Texas and attended the University of North Texas in Denton, where she majored in television and film. The daughter of a video producer, Morgan was exposed at an early age to shooting and editing , and was making homemade videos as early as elementary school. As a violinist in high school orchestra, Morgan began to help shoot and edit multi-camera performance videos for the booster club and continued to do so for the next six years.

After graduating from UNT in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree, Morgan joined the crew of a documentary project that was being filmed in Fort Worth by the producer of the feature film TWILIGHT. She then worked at a local production company as a documentary editor.

Morgan is an avid film fan and works continually to polish her editing skills and expand her knowledge.