2355 WOLCOTT STREET • FERNDALE, MI 48220 | 248.542.6262


Lisa Smiatacz
248-542-6262 ext 1

Dark Spark has been in the production/post production business for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver a turn-key solution to each and every one of our clients. We are experienced…with a healthy dose of youthful creativity. Our services are also offered “a la carte” if the job dictates it. Either way, Dark Spark is ready to accommodate any and all of your media needs.


Dark Spark has staff producers, directors, and cameramen, as well as production equipment, to fit any visual need. From GoPro to Red, and DSLR to Drone, we are ready to shoot in any situation or environment. We own and operate a Movi gyro-stabilized camera support system as well as a CamBlock computerized motion control device. Our goal is to always make every shot unique. Our roots are in the production business with experience shooting in most any genre.

Dark Spark makes use of Adobe Creative Suite products as the anchor of our post production. Our two Adobe Creative edit suites work seamlessly with our Adobe Creative graphics and finishing suite but hardware and software is only part of our story; experienced, award-winning editors are what we are really all about. Our entire post production staff understands the entire filmmaking process and contributes for a quality finished piece.

As with editorial, Dark Spark’s design is handled utilizing Adobe Creative Studio. Also, like our editorial, the real story is our design talent. Initial design, 2D motion graphics and 3D animation are all handled in one suite. All graphic creation is easily integrated into our edit suites via network to make creative additions a snap.

All color grading at Dark Spark is done within DaVinci Resolve. DaVinci Resolve is a fantastic color correction tool and is especially effective in the hands of our house colorist. If you are looking for a “look” or just beautiful photography Dark Spark can deliver.

Dark Spark has a fully sound-proof audio post suite and recording booth featuring an ISDN connection if needed. Our Avid Pro Tools suite is a Dolby 5.1 suite where you can record, mix and sound design your audio track. Also, if you are doing your video post with us, your soundtrack can go from client approval into your edited program in a matter of minutes.


Kia Stinger GTS - Reveal Video
Ford Year End Event - Out Santa, Santa
Kia HabaNiro Reveal Video
Ford Year End Event - Pick Your Present
Bistro 82
Giving Blueday 2018
Sherman Prize - Dr. Colombel
Where The Stars Are
Sherman Prize - Dr. Binion
Old Fashioned Recipe
The Lincoln Way - Lorraine Alston
Dark Spark - Storytelling
The Lincoln Way - Dawn Valeski
UM Student Stories - Carl Buchanon II
The Lincoln Way - John Davis
UM Student Stories - Toree Baldwin
Kevin Derda - Director of Photography - 2018 Reel
Justin Malek - 2017 Reel
Lincoln Nautilus Running Footage - Dark Spark Cut
UM Student Stories - Tom
2018 Lincoln MKX - Dark Spark Cut
Nieman Marcus - 2017 Fash Bash
Monarch Spec Piece
UM Student Stories - Jessica
Dark Spark Reel
Rick Yarmy - Director Reel
Lincoln - Pickup & Delivery
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services - Week Of Caring
Audi R8 - Women's Track Day
Collin Porteus & Kevin Derda Reel
Cliff Keen Athletic - Keep Wrestling
Audi R8 - From The Biltmore to Daytona
liff Keen Athletic - Fusion Headgear
U of M - Student Story - DeMario Longmire
Motor City Gas - The Process
UM - Giving Blueday
Talmer Bank & Trust - Culture Video
Dark Spark Turntable Reel
Block M Cadence Video
The Cleaner
Brew Magic
Team Detroit Pittsburgh F-150 Month
U of M Wrestling
Quicken Loans - Close the Gap
Beaumont Children's Hospital Music Video
Mustang Track Apps
U of M Women's Cross Country
Ford Atlas Demo
GM - E Summit
U of M Athletics - The Team
Hennessy camBLOCK Demo
Quicken Loans - Look Around
U of M Men's Swimming
U of M - Support
Team Detroit - Brick Wall
U of M - Bold Moves
Helping Huntsville Heal