August 4, 2014

Wichita-based Intake Studios expanding to Dallas

First it was Kansas City. Now it’s Dallas.

First it was Kansas City. Now it’s Dallas.

Video production firm Intake Studios said it will open an office in mid-September in Dallas’ Historic West End district.

President Troy Lott has relocated to Dallas as part of the planned opening.

“It’s done well for us in Kansas City, and we’re expecting equal growth opportunities in Dallas,” Lott said Monday.

Lott said while the firm has done business in Dallas, it will be “growing from the ground up” there, just as it did when it opened its Kansas City, Mo., office in 2009.

The Kansas City office employs three people and the Wichita office employs five.

Lott said he moved to Dallas last month, and last week Intake signed a lease for an office at 1701 N. Market, Suite 120, in Dallas.

“Texas is a great place to do business, and we recognize the opportunities to do business here,” he said.

Lott will be the office’s sole employee for the time being.

“We will handle future workload with our existing employees in Wichita and Kansas City, and freelancers in Dallas,” he said. “When the opportunity presents itself to hire a full-time employee, we will move in that direction.”

Lott said his relocation to Dallas was necessary because of the distance between there and Wichita. The Kansas City office, which Lott oversaw, was easier to manage from Wichita because it is only a three-hour drive.

“You could spend a lot of time traveling to and from Dallas,” he said.

Lott said partner Heath Balderston will now oversee the Kansas City office.

Lott, Balderston and Todd Schwartz founded Intake Studios in 2004. In addition to video production, the firm provides motion graphics, visual effects and animation. Its clients comprise advertising agencies, design firms and local, regional and national companies, including AMC Theatres.

The phone number for the Dallas office is 214-499-5093.

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