Director of Animation
Donald Shannon Hatter holds an Assosiate in Applied Science degree in Architectural Technology from the University of Kentucky, with courses in graphic arts and Basic computer programming. After graduation, Don relocated to Southern California and started his chosen profession as a draftsperson at Tellus Modular Office Units, Riverside CA., in what would become an eleven year career in the recreational vehicle industry, while building models for trial exhibits after hours with his brother, David. He was soon to be employed by some of the industries leaders, such as Fleetwood Enterprises, and National R. V. Inc. As Senior Draftsperson, Don was directly involved with taking the engineering department from the era of pencil and paper to Personal Computers with Autocad and the Plotter. This required furthering his education with courses in programming software and computer aided design software that had to work in unison.
During this time, Don pursued his interest in computer based animation and graphic arts. Don invested in home-based workstations and animation software, and it soon became more of a passion than a hobby. The opportunities to apply these new skills and the model building skills from the past, soon became abundant and transformed this interest into a demonstrative evidence business, “Litigraphics”.
In 1998, after working for several months with Doe Entertainment, a video game development group in Palmdale CA, Don re-settled closer to home at Digital Empire in Riverside, California, as one of the Senior Animators. There, he further developed his skill in, 3-d and 2-d animation, sound and video editing, producing trial exhibits, the development of web-sites and the production of CDROMs/DVDs. The events of September 11, 2001, started an economic swing which resulted in Don leaving Digital Empire in 2002, to nurture Nmotionmedia’s growth in many emerging multi-media markets like the architectural, the commercial, the industrial and of course the litigation arena.
Today, Don and David head a modest media business that caters to rocket scientists, renowned surgeons, seasoned engineers, and high profile attorneys throughout the greater United States. Nmotionmedia serves an illustrious list of clientele including Riverside County District Attorney, Consumer Attorneys of San Diego, Microsoft, Disney, Hasbro, House of Blues, NASA, Mattel, Portland Cement, Burrtec, Waste Management and many more.
Don Hatter has a unique background with over 30 years experience working with architectural engineers, accident reconstruction experts and rocket scientists in the development of some of the most effective industrial animation presentations of our time. With a degree in architectural technology and extensive background in 3-d animation, Don has a competitive edge that allows him to bring together his practical, quantitative engineering expertise, an aesthetic design focus and top tier leadership skills to deliver the best possible results. He has acquired the rare variety of skill sets it takes to manage this exclusive production process.