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About Captiva Communications |
Richard Chimelis |
305.812.8535 | Miami, FL

Captiva Communications is an interactive communications and technology firm that combines superior creative and technology expertise with strategic marketing to provide optimal solutions to its clients. Founded in Miami by Richard Chimelis, Captiva Communications has produced numerous successful projects for many high profile national and multinational clients.

Captiva's leadership and team forms a rare mix of talent and knowledge ideally suited for diverse demands of rapidly evolving digital communications and technology mediums. The team’s professional background includes: web design/development, graphic design, brand development, motion graphics, 2D and 3D animation, rich media (Flash, etc.) design and production,
audio and video production, professional advertising and studio photography, just to name a few.

Services & Solutions
  • Consulting: Technology / Design / Strategy / Marketing
  • Branding / Identity
  • Web Sites
  • Intranets / Extranets
  • e-Commerce
  • Web Marketing
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Web / Application Hosting & Support
  • Interactive Training / Learning Management Systems
  • Interactive Multimedia Kiosks
  • CD-ROM / DVD
  • Multimedia Presentations
  • Professional Photography
  • Video Production
  • Audio, Sound Production
  • Podcasting
  • Flash Animation / Applications
  • Broadcast Motion Graphics / 3D Animation
  • Digital Video Design & Production
  • Streaming Media

Partial Client List
Case Study Descriptions Below

Acer Latin America, American Craft Museum, American Express, Apple, Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, BMG U.S. Latin, Bates USA/ Latin American Division, Blockbuster Entertainment Group, CBS Sportsline, Canon Latin America, Cartier, Coca-Cola, Computer Associates, Dat, Deneba Software a Access Corporation, Dominican Republic, Electronic Arts, Florida International University, Florida Marlins, Follett Campus Resources, Fujitsu Softek, Hewlett Packard, Hyatt Resorts, Legg Mason, MTV, Martini & Rossi, McCann- Erickson, Microsoft, Motorola, Nickelodeon, Premier Cruises, Prudential, Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey, Sears, Sega International, Sony Entertainment, State of Georgia, State of Mississippi, State of Texas, Swept Away Resorts, USA Networks, Warner Music Group, University of Miami, Weather Channel, Whitney Museum, Wolfsonian FIU, and more.

Portfolio Samples

Case Studies:

Canon Latin America

~Website & extranet
Design and develop a multilingual consumer web site as a resource for Canon’s customers in Latin America and the Caribbean. The site was built based on a central database architecture with a multi-tier administrative back end enabling Canon Latin America to maintain all of the content in the site in real time. We also developed a secure interactive extranet to facilitate real time exchanges of information and resources with the value chain in the region, including sales staff, distributors, retailers and service providers.

Hewlett Packard
~Email newsletter application / microsite
Developed a multilingual online newsletter application. It was designed to distribute HTML pages as email messages to its employees and business partners in Latin America. The initial message page contains story teasers that link to the HP microsite with numerous stories in defined business vectors. The administrative back end was designed to enable HP to create, lay out, edit and publish each issue independently in real time.

Computer Associates
~Flash web/CD presentation
Computer Associates was about to launch the next version of Unicenter and needed to depict the features and benefits of the platform in a visually exciting and descriptive approach. We designed and produced an interactive, animated web presentation to tell the story of v2.0 of the Unicenter software platform at their annual global conference and for the product launch on the CA web site.

Onboard Media
Onboard Media is a marketing and media company specializing in the cruiseline and hotel industries, and is involved with travel related products including publishing, video and film production, shore excursion lectures, and interactive television. We designed and produced an efficient and effective marketing website that tied the various offerings of the company together inside a simple but sophisticated visual identity.

Premier Cruises, Inc.
Dolphin Cruise Lines was renamed and relaunched as Premier Cruises after being purchased by Cruise Holdings Inc. An important component of this rollout was the 600+ page web site we produced, one of the largest and most comprehensive in the cruiseline industry. The site features QuicktimeVR panoramic tours of the various cabins and main rooms, an online reservation request system, and an online itinerary and destination guide.

Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
~website, branding
AIFL decided to market its own unique identity on the Web apart from its sister schools nationwide. It selected our team to create the visual appeal to effectively attract new students to its programs.

Data Access Corporation
~website, branding
Launched two new core products and had our firm develop a new online presence for the corporation and its products.

CTS Financial Publishing
Develop a marketing and information site to promote product and subscription sales to the online investor community.

LM Global, a division of Legg Mason
Create both a web site and CD-ROM to profile its family of offshore mutual funds to the Latin American markets. These tools offer dynamic reporting and charting in real time as the data is constantly updated.

Martini & Rossi a Division of Bacardi Inc.
Developed sixty page interactive website and the advertisement, which originally ran on the Conde Naste EPICURIOUS web magazine, features recipes, wisdom and guides to restaurants and bars. The goal of the project was to increase awareness of the variety of uses for Martini&Rossi Vermouth.

Florida Marlins Baseball Team
We designed and developed web site. The site featured a nostalgic graphic style, and lively and entertaining information and background about the team. The site was over 50 pages, and updates daily with interactive chat, daily postings from the Marlin’s front office, a live scoreboard during Marlin’s games, team statistics and stadium views.

Ringling Bros. / Sears
~ touch screen kiosk
Designed and produced a clown theme interactive touch screen kiosk program that is currently touring the country with “The Greatest Show On Earth.” The program contains four animations, highlighting various Sears/Ringling programs. The project features original illustration, animation and music produced by our team.

Our team designed, developed and programmed the video-game section of Campus-Interaction’s kiosk, which can be found in student unions nationwide. The Gamebrain program features game demos, news, reviews and editorial from Next Generation, the leading interactive entertainment magazine. It also includes sections advertising major gaming hardware manufacturers. We also created five original tracks of music for the project.

Music Machine
We designed, and developed the Warner-Music sponsored music section of a
nationwide campus-based kiosk from Campus Interaction. The program is divided into musical genres inside of the Music Machine. Selecting on an album provides options to preview videos, songs from the albums, album covers, tour information and artist biographies.

Fujitsu Interactive
~ touch screen kiosk
Fujitsu Interactive commissioned our firm to produce a traveling tour of kiosks promotin its biggest product release of the year, Fin Fin, a computer software virtual pet. The solution was a two-minute newsreel -style (black & white) history of “mankind’s quest for the perfect pet,” followed by choices for four full-color MPEG videos of product highlights.

NBC Television
The first place award-winning entry in NBC’s “Peacock” competition, this 3D animation appeared on-air nationally.

Blockbuster Entertainment Corporation
Produced “What’s in Store” is a quarterly video newsletter. The 10-minute video production features Blockbuster store managers as hosts, and includes news and information about upcoming promotions, policy changes, advertising campaigns, and a message from Bill Fields, Blockbuster’s CEO. Created the identity and motion graphic animation for “What’s in Store” and a segment of the video entitled “World News Update.”

The Weather Channel / Latin America
Design and produce a series of on-air graphics and animations for The Weather Channel’s Latin American launch. The series of motion graphics included five animated “teasers” each five seconds in length, as well as four animated showopeners, each nine-seconds in length.

Dominican Republic Travel Campaign
Dominican Republic Department of Tourism agency of record for their 2001 North American advertising and marketing campaign. Supplied all services for strategy, creative, production, media planning and placement, including multimedia presentations and collateral materials for the travel industry and all advertising campaign and marketing components for print media, television, radio, and outdoor media.
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