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Animation Services

Have a story best expressed through colorful illustration? Prefer your company spokesman be a publicly recognized animated character instead of your stuffy CEO?

Have an idea for a great game, but don't know how to begin visualizing it?

Overit's animation services are as extensive as the term ?animation" itself. Our team has done work for many top video games, movies and companies. For years, we have taken client ideas from the original paper and pencil concepts and brought them to life. We create traditional hand-rendered art and computer-generated imagery, and we often work with those techniques in combination. With almost no limits, a pencil on paper, a mouse on a screen or a paintbrush on glass might develop our art. We'll animate characters, objects and complete landscapes. We excel in both 2D and 3D animations, from puppets to fully-realized characters.

And it's character development that we love to talk about the most. Our animators have helped companies create animated spokespeople for commercials, online videos, video games and mobile applications. We carry these characters through all video materials and, with our design and content teams, ensure the character shows up elsewhere, such as in print designs, online advertisements and copy.

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  • 9 ways to keep employees motivated during the dog days of summer

    9 ways to keep employees motivated during the dog days of summer

    June 29, 2015

    “Company-planned summer outings, like mini golf, pool parties or bowling, are a great way to keep employees motivated, getting [them] out of the office and forming [or strengthening] personal relationships [with coworkers],” says Michelle Dinsmore, vice president, Overit, a creative agency. By: Jennifer Lonoff Schiff

  • Do You Think About Air Pollution Inside Your Home?

    Do You Think About Air Pollution Inside Your Home?

    June 27, 2015

    "Indoor air quality can definitely be more harmful to you than outdoor pollutants. Outdoor pollutants get to move around," said Marc Gladding, with Appolo Heating INC. "They get to dissipate based on air movement outside. Indoor it's all locked in a confined space." By: Marcie Fraser

  • Top Google Analytics Metrics & Reports For Bloggers

    Top Google Analytics Metrics & Reports For Bloggers

    June 25, 2015

    You have to develop an editorial calendar, find the time to write posts, and appropriately promote the content to make sure that you’re seeing an ROI from your effort. To help, Google Analytics offers a number of reports and metrics that can support your blogging from developing topic ideas to measuring engagement – all with the overarching goal of converting your blog traffic to customers or subscribers. By: Mark Hansen

  • Have You Heard: Student Edition

    Have You Heard: Student Edition

    June 25, 2015

    LaSalle Institute in Troy has launched a new needs-based scholarship program called the Lasallian Achievement Awards. The additional $150,000 in scholarships will go to promising students who otherwise might not have access to a Lasallian education for financial reasons. By: Kate Blain

  • Chamber forum provides tips on cybersecurity, social media, hiring/firing

    Chamber forum provides tips on cybersecurity, social media, hiring/firing

    June 25, 2015

    Over in Social Media 101, branding manager and social media maven Janae DeRusso of Albany-based public relations and marketing agency Overit, discussed tweets, status updates, likes and friends, telling business professionals what they should and shouldn’t be doing on today’s most popular social networks. By: Lauren Halligan

  • Megalytic Launches Google AdWords Integration For Customizable, Automated Reporting
  • Five questions for Chef Bal Arneson

    Five questions for Chef Bal Arneson

    June 10, 2015

    Bal Arneson: Celebrity chef, known as the “Spice Goddess,” will be at Shaker Pointe at Carondelet in Watervliet at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on June 11 for a cooking demonstration, tying in with the senior living community’s revealing of its new 56-unit building called Spirit Tree. For more information visit www.shakerpointe.org. By: Lauren Halligan

  • Plan, Promote & Measure Offline Events With Google Analytics

    Plan, Promote & Measure Offline Events With Google Analytics

    June 9, 2015

    Although your event may take place offline, you should still measure the success of your events just as you would any online marketing strategy. You may promote your event through your website, social media, digital community calendars, and more. Many of these methods will provide you with metrics to analyze your success (or lack of success) in reaching your audience. By: Mark Hansen

  • The Best Dinner I've Had in Months... Maybe Longer

    The Best Dinner I've Had in Months... Maybe Longer

    June 8, 2015

    A couple of weeks ago, I received an invitation to visit Creo’ Restaurant, to check out their new menu offerings. They have a new Executive Chef, Eric Sell who has been tasked with revitalizing the seasonal menu that was released in mid-May. The new menu features delicious salads, flatbreads and entrees that include fresh ingredients from sustainable farms, amongst some of their other favorite dishes, and I was super stoked to go check it out because we’ve had a number of amazing meals at Creo’ in the past! By: Courtney Horan

  • Shaker Pointe at Carondelet

    Shaker Pointe at Carondelet

    June 8, 2015

    The final phase of Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, an independent living community in Watervliet, is complete. The second phase added 56 new units to bring the total number of units to 162. By: Paul Buckowski

  • State Cybersecurity Visionary William Pelgrin to Retire

    State Cybersecurity Visionary William Pelgrin to Retire

    June 1, 2015

    William Pelgrin, the chief executive of the Center for Internet Security and one of the state technology community’s most trusted cybersecurity advisers, will retire at the end of May, the center announced on Wednesday. By: David Stegon

  • Interview with Retiring MS-ISAC Founder Will Pelgrin and Incoming CIS CEO Jane Lute
  • A palate informed by Hong Kong, Manhattan

    A palate informed by Hong Kong, Manhattan

    May 29, 2015

    Most recently, Sell was named executive chef at Creó, the restaurant in Albany's Stuyvesant Plaza. Creó is owned by White Management, the company that also operates Bountiful Bread in Albany and Log Jam in Lake George. By: Megan Rogers

  • Trade automation review, online SBA loans and a CIS retirement

    Trade automation review, online SBA loans and a CIS retirement

    May 29, 2015

    Although Customs and Border Protection is making progress on its Automated Commercial Environment trade automation system, the Department of Homeland Security Inspector General said the agency should implement more internal controls on the system. By: FCW Staff

  • TV chef among attractions at senior-living event

    TV chef among attractions at senior-living event

    May 26, 2015

    The chef Bal Arneson, who hosts “Spice Goddess” on Cooking Channel, will be offering cooking demonstrations and food tastings from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday, June 11, during an open house at Shaker Pointe at Carondelet, a senior-living community in Watervliet. By: Steve Barnes

  • Five Questions: Dr. Paul D. Fallon
  • Dancing with Ginger

    Dancing with Ginger

    May 23, 2015

    For Creo’s Executive Chef Eric Sell, his style is apparent through his love of ginger. The 35-year-old culinary artist was born in Chicago. Hailing from the meatpacking capital of the world would lead one to assume beef to be his tool of choice, but he didn’t stay in the Windy City for long. By: Michael Hallisey

  • Creo’ Launches New Menu, with New Chef

    Creo’ Launches New Menu, with New Chef

    May 22, 2015

    I don’t get out of Saratoga nearly as much as I should, but when I got the invitation to visit Creo’ and sit down with the new executive chef, I jumped at the opportunity. Creo’ is located in Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany, NY, and prior to this week, I had only visited the restaurant once about two years ago for lunch. By: Ashley Dingeman

  • Cyber security nonprofit names new CEO

    Cyber security nonprofit names new CEO

    May 21, 2015

    Most recently Lute served as president and CEO for the Council on CyberSecurity, a nonprofit that merged with CIS in January 2015. She also is a former deputy secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, served as an officer in the Army as a special adviser to the secretary general of the United Nations. By: Chelsea Diana

  • Pelgrin to Retire from Center for Internet Security

    Pelgrin to Retire from Center for Internet Security

    May 21, 2015

    The Center for Internet Security (CIS) has announced that its president and CEO, William Pelgrin, will be retiring on May 31. Jane Holl Lute, former Deputy Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will replace him as CEO, while Brig. Gen. Steven J. Spano (ret.) has been named president and COO for the non-profit organization. By: Tara Seals

  • La Salle Institute appoints new principal

    La Salle Institute appoints new principal

    May 20, 2015

    For the first time in eight years, La Salle Institute will have a new principal. The private school in Troy announced the appointment of Paul D. Fallon Monday. He is slated to begin his new role on July 1. By: Brittany Horn

  • LaSalle Institute names new leader

    LaSalle Institute names new leader

    May 20, 2015

    LaSalle Institute, a private Catholic school in Troy, New York, has appointed its next leader. Paul Fallon will begin as principal on July 1. He succeeds Brother Carl Malacalza, who has been principal for the past eight years. By: Megan Rogers

  • Your Life, Your Health: Kylie Jenner Challenge
  • Five questions for Chef Eric Sell

    Five questions for Chef Eric Sell

    May 18, 2015

    Eric Sell: is the new executive chef at Creo’ Restaurant in Albany’s Stuyvesant Plaza. He’s also the former executive chef for Javier’s in Saratoga Springs. By: Lauren Halligan

  • Unabomber's Brother Speaks on Forgiveness

    Unabomber's Brother Speaks on Forgiveness

    May 18, 2015

    David Kaczynski is known for helping to turn in his brother, Ted, who became known as "the Unabomber" after terrorizing the nation by sending homemade bombs through the mail. David Kaczynski lived in Schenectady at the time he chose to notify authorities that the Unabomber was his brother. He spoke to students at La Salle Institute Monday, to explain why he is against the death penalty. By: Staff

  • Unabomber's Brother Spreads Anti-Death Penalty Message in Troy After Boston Marathon Sentence
  • Dining with Chefs: Eric Sell - Creo'

    Dining with Chefs: Eric Sell - Creo'

    May 17, 2015

    I was recently invited to sample some of the new menu offerings from Creo and possibly meet their new chef, Eric Sell. When the preview of the lunch and dinner menus made it onto Table Hopping, I got really excited, as the new menus represent a potential shift in direction for Creo. By: Jerry Papandrea

  • Unabomber’s brother David Kaczynski to speak at La Salle Institute

    Unabomber’s brother David Kaczynski to speak at La Salle Institute

    May 16, 2015

    The junior class at La Salle Institute will get a lesson in forgiveness Monday. David Kaczynski, the brother of unabomber Ted Kaczynski, will speak alongside a panel of people who are family members of murder victims Monday morning. The event is hosted by La Salle’s religion department and will focus on having respect for life and forgiveness, topics regularly addressed by the school. By: Brittany Horn

  • New Summer Menu at Creo'

    New Summer Menu at Creo'

    May 15, 2015

    Last night I enjoyed one of the best meals I've had in quite some time. The folks at Creo' in Stuyvesant Plaza invited me to enjoy their new summer menu which also introduced new Executive Chef, Eric Sell. Chef Sell adds a strong Asian flare and some Italian influence to his dishes as he lived in Hong Kong for 11 years and Italy for one. By: Kimberly Kane

  • New menus at Creo'

    New menus at Creo'

    May 13, 2015

    Creo restaurant in Stuyvesant Plaza in Guilderland on Thursday (5/14) will launch new lunch and dinner menus. The menus were devised by Creo’s new head chef, Eric Sell, who had been sous chef at the restaurant and, before that, was executive chef at the former Javier’s Nuevo Latino in Saratoga Springs. By: Steve Barnes

  • What Google Analytics Tells You About Your Mobile Visitors

    What Google Analytics Tells You About Your Mobile Visitors

    May 11, 2015

    Google recently introduced a new search algorithm that favors mobile-friendly websites. Given this change, marketers are focused on best practices related to analytics and how they can help to ensure that their websites are mobile ready. By: Mark Hansen

  • Five questions for Amy VanderPloeg

    Five questions for Amy VanderPloeg

    May 6, 2015

    Was marketing to the senior community a field you planned on entering or was it happy circumstance? - It was an extension of my earlier work as the marketing director for a Senior Center in Michigan. That center was for seniors to participate in daily activities so it was a natural move into senior living communities like Shaker Pointe. By: Glen Griffith

  • Telling a Story with your Analytics Reports

    Telling a Story with your Analytics Reports

    May 5, 2015

    Most of us are responsible for reading reports on a daily basis, whether it’s a simple timesheet, a complex strategy plan or the results of a multi-tiered marketing campaign. We’re overloaded with documents demanding our attention. By: Mark Hansen

  • 4 Essentials for Capturing and Converting Mobile Shoppers

    4 Essentials for Capturing and Converting Mobile Shoppers

    May 1, 2015

    Tim Jensen, director of digital strategies at Overit, advises marketers to “use bid modifiers,” “create mobile-preferred ads” and “use smartphone-specific ad sizes” when advertising on Google AdWords. By: Eric Samson

  • CIS delivers free resources for cybersec professionals

    CIS delivers free resources for cybersec professionals

    May 1, 2015

    The Center for Internet Security, or CIS, is a not-for-profit body based in the US that was established in 2000. They provide benchmarks that are consensus based configuration guides created by experts on different technologies. These are configuration settings that can be used by anyone to assist with hardening their systems. By: Anthony Caruana

  • 6 new analytics tools marketers can't live without

    6 new analytics tools marketers can't live without

    April 29, 2015

    If you're a marketer at an in-house organization or an agency, you're likely being pulled in a million directions. That's why you build an amazing team to support you, and use tried-and-true tools to streamline your work and meet deadlines. Like your marketing campaigns, though, the tools you use are always changing, and new and better options are hitting the market. I've outlined some tools in this article that will make it easier to measure, analyze, and optimize your website and digital marketing strategies. By: Mark Hansen

  • Get fuller-looking lips ... and without the blood

    Get fuller-looking lips ... and without the blood

    April 27, 2015

    Bruce Jenner isn't the only member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan making headlines this week. The patriarch's daughter Kylie was trending on social media with a hashtag bearing her name. By: Kristi Barlette

  • Your Best Shot: Reader-submitted photos

    Your Best Shot: Reader-submitted photos

    April 23, 2015

    Twill, a local startup group that makes 100 percent organic blankets, dropped off blankets at the American Cancer Society's HopeClub on April 9 for cancer patients. At Twill when one blanket is purchased another is donated. By: Alison Krawczyk

  • Snapshot: Snuggle buddies

    Snapshot: Snuggle buddies

    April 22, 2015

    On April 9, representatives of Twill, an Albany startup that makes 100 percent organic blankets, dropped off several donations during a lunch for the American Cancer Society’s HopeClub in Latham. For each blanket that’s purchased from Twill, another one is donated to an area organization.

  • ‘Green’ senior living facility nearly complete in Watervliet