Spinland Studios, LLC

Hollywood Animation at Hometown Prices

315-316-1450 Company Website

Yes, Virginia, your business CAN stand out from the crowd within a marketing budget that doesn't break the bank, and Spinland Studios is here to help you make that happen.

From our earliest beginnings the human eye has been trained to key on movement. In times past that attraction led to quick evaluation: fight or flight? Danger or food? Now it means that your prospective customer's eye will be irresistibly drawn to your message—if you put it into motion.

We leverage the power and magic of computer generated 3D modeling and animation to take your company's image to places that can only be imagined—with uncompromising quality and for a tiny fraction of what those big agencies charge. From an animated logo for your web site to a full animated TV or YouTube commercial we're your affordable, eye-catching and local marketing solution. We are CNY, we live CNY, and we understand the reality of the CNY market. Let NYC and LA charge those crazy rates, we know better (and we'll make you look just as good anyway).

Not sure how to integrate this fun stuff into your web site? We've got your back. We're also skilled at HTML, CSS, Javascript, JQuery, PHP, and MySQL, and can even craft you a custom seamless (responsive) YouTube player that finishes on the frame you (not they) want. No tech stone is left unturned.

Check out the Studo's web site (linked in this profile) for some samples of the fun we're having crafting exciting (and affordable) things to kick your training, marketing and advertising into high gear.

Let us help you break out of the static marketing box and bring your brand to life! Contact me and let's talk.

Some of the stuff I do:
  • Custom character design & animation
  • Technical and industrial modeling & animation
  • Animated report presentations
  • Technical illustrations
  • Fantasy & SciFi illustrations
  • Video intros
  • Closing credits
  • Animated text
  • Flying logos
  • Static & animated web graphics
  • Video special effects
  • General-purpose motion graphics
Equipment & Facilities
Spinland is proud to be a Mac shop. Primary work is done on the "new" Mac Pro, sometimes jokingly referred to as the "iCan." When additional render nodes are needed we use the quad core Mac Mini.

For most modeling and animation work we employ Lightwave. We're also versed in Rhinoceros3D for engineering and CAD style static renders. Primary post-procesing tools are After Effects, Premiere Pro, and Photoshop Extended.

We do not have organic voice actors but do have good working relationships with local vendors for such services if needed. We have access to a wide variety of royalty-free music tracks and sound effects which we offer as part of our animation service.
315-316-1450 | Website
5 Fineview Drive
Utica, NY 13502, Oneida County
Syracuse NY CNY Region
Year Founded: 2003
Major Clients
  • Nail Creek Pub & Brewery
  • simTECH Flight Design
  • Olney's Flowers and Landscaping
  • Utica Coffee Roaster
  • Pooch Palace of NY
  • Mutt & Lab Animal Rescue of NY
  • GoCal.co
  • Brandy Keg Kennels
  • The Goldmine Jewelers
  • Advantage US Vets Inc
  • Ed & Ed Business Technology, Inc
  • Literacy Coalition of Herkimer & Oneida Counties
  • Bartell Machinery
"Very easy to work with Mark on our Ed & Ed animation project. Appreciate the quick response and attention to detail. Look forward to working with Mark again in the future!" President, Ed & Ed Business Technology, Inc.

"Mark made it look effortless when we worked together to create the Literacy Coalition's animated annual report. He worked quickly, kept in constant communication with the team, and delivered an awesome final product (that has received rave reviews, by the way). I would work with Mark again, and recommend him to anyone looking to add animation to their work." Executive Director at Literacy Coalition of Herkimer & Oneida Counties

"Mark is fantastic to work with. It's that simple. I've tasked Mark to a couple of different projects and he produced outstandingly both times. Once with a graphics design project and most recently, he produced a 3D animation for our use in video production. Mark is professional and personable as well as being very knowledgeable and passionate about his craft.

I Absolutely plan to hire Mark for additional projects." Owner, GoCalCo

"Mark has demonstrated to me that he learns on-the-fly, that he has a determination to solve problems that is without bounds, and displays the type of diligence and attention to detail in his work that any prospectus who needs practically any graphics and coding solutions should contact.

From 3D PreViz to eye-catching illustrations, Mark ads a polish to one's creative ideas that allows your—and not his own—message to come across with clarity, style, and impact." Host and Developer at The Xara Xone
Spinland Studios, LLC is proud to be a VA certified Veteran Owned Small Business.
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5 Fineview Drive Utica, NY 13502
Oneida County, Syracuse NY CNY Region
Mark Dyson

Mark Dyson
Special Visual Effects Artist

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Articulated Tank Illustration
Articulated Tank Illustration

Technical illustration for a manual on virtual force simulation.

Geo References
Geo References

Technical illustration for a manual on geographic conversion software.

Dual Worlds
Dual Worlds

Cover illustration for a technical manual on virtual forces simulation.


My favorite fictional space ship.

Woodcut Logo
Woodcut Logo

Having some fun with a friend's flat logo.

Beech Staggerwing
Beech Staggerwing

Unretouched screen shot of a Spinland aircraft in Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Pest Control
Pest Control

Honey, is that basement cleaned out yet?

Called Out
Called Out

Why should mammals have all the fun?


Judge me by my size, do you?

Wake-up Call
Wake-up Call

Oh, were you planning to sleep in?

Pretzel Logic
Pretzel Logic

Because sometimes "straight thinking" just won't get you there.

Please Drink Responsibly

Short public service piece I just created for the owners of an historic speakeasy in the Adirondacks.

Public Service Announcements
Saranac: Best Beers of 2016

Commercial spot promoting a new Saranac 12 pack.

Demo reel for our 2016 Utica Business Expo booth

Demo Reels