Richard, I cannot express enough my sincere appreciation for the Richmond lip sync challenge video. Our employees were so excited to be included in the program and thoroughly enjoyed having you and your team direct them. This has truly been a great positive program for our employees and the community. It’s the best challenge video I’ve seen and set the bar super high for anyone to even get close to what you created. I personally can’t believe your team was able to edit eight hours of footage in less than 24-hours. VERY IMPRESSIVE!!!!
Michael Colman, MPA, NRP
Chief Operating Officer
Richmond Ambulance Authority
I just took a look at the footage and it looks awesome! You guys were quite the team and I look forward to putting together another great video for Naval Surface Warfare Center / Coast Guard the footage you’ve shot. Among the many great shots you guys were able to get, my favorite was the head-on approach shot flying right between the two boats. I’m sure you guys have done that hundreds of times but it still looks so sweet. Very ‘Jerry Bruckheimer / Michael Bay’ like. Awesome! Great job!
Naval Surface Warfare Center
It is my privilege and pleasure to be able to write this letter of recommendation, without reservation for Richard MacDonald, and his firm New Media Systems. In 2001 I relocated my real estate activities from Dallas Texas to Virginia. One of the first things I sought out was a great aerial photography company. In Texas it is assumed you will always have great aerials and current aerials. Subsequently on the east coast, I used several other firms before discovering New Media Systems. The results from the other Virginia firms were at best average, and then when I met Richard, I knew my search for great aerials was over. This was a man and a company that brought a great passion to his profession, coupled with a tremendous understanding and use of technology. Our firm, Roseland Property Company has used Richard exclusively since that time. He has offered us an exceptional product at a fair price, all combined with an unwavering commitment to service.
Daniel W. Aston, Partner
Roseland Property Company
Richard MacDonald, and his company New Media Systems have been our primary aerial photography partner for well over 10 years. Richie has never failed to get a job done on time and has always done exactly what he commits to doing. Not only is he an excellent aerial photographer and WESCAM operator, he’s a very fair businessman and an exceptionally good fellow. I would recommend to anyone considering doing any sort of aerial photography, that Richie MacDonald is your guy.
President HeloAir, Inc.
aving used New Media Systems since 1996 on many public safety, security, and environmental projects, we always feel that Mr. Rich MacDonald delivers an excellent product, on schedule, and many times before the official due date. Mr. MacDonald and his staff are some of the most professional and courteous individuals we work with in the Capital Region area. We would not embark on a large security upfit without a complete aerial photo workup.
Chesterfield County, Environmental Security Office
New Media Systems has always provided us with quality service and products. Anytime we ask Richard for aerial photography – no matter where – he delivers exceptional pictures in record time. We know he has many clients, but he’s so attentive, that you never feel like “second best”. Richard and his team at New Media Systems are our top choice for aerial photography and we highly recommend his services to all who are in need.
Amy Baker, Marketing
The Rebkee Company
The aerials and ground shots Richard McDonald has taken of our new business school building project, Alan B. Miller Hall, have been nothing short of magnificent!. They have documented our progress monthly and we have used them to great advantage on our website, in email and other communications, and in visits and other events. Just this past Thursday we enlarged several of the latest shots and displayed them (to rave reviews!) at our Northern Virginia Alumni Event in Tysons Corner, Virginia. The pictures are the surest way I know of to document our progress and generate enthusiasm, engagement, and donations for the project.
Lawrence B. Pulley, Dean,
Mason School of Business College of William and Mary
I first started working with New Media Systems in the fall of 2007 and I have used Richard MacDonald and his team for every job since. He is professional, but has such a friendly nature and he is a pleasure to work with. Not only are his photos crisp and clear, but he has risen to the occasion and gone out of his way with every deal no matter how demanding the request.
Margot D. Cagle, Project Coordinator
Jones Lang LaSalle
Richard MacDonald has been a lifesaver on so many occasions. Not only are his aerials professionally shot and perfect the first time but his help in preparing the aerials and printing them for various retailers is extraordinary. Richard has always been ready to help us “above and beyond” the call of duty and we sincerely appreciate all the work he has done for Mid-Atlantic!
Libby Moose, President
Mid-Atlantic Realty, Inc.
I have worked with Richard MacDonald many times to shoot restaurant interior and food shots. His quality is top notch, the attention to detail is second to none and it’s all done very quickly. He provides me with a labeled CD with all the images for any future use. I would recommend Richard to anyone needing professional, affordable, and timely photography work.
Chad Williams, President
Creative Visual Design, LLC