We are your full service partners.

You provide the mission. We supply the rest.

Our Process

You     Us .

We see the world through your eyes.

We become stewards of your story. We learn who you are, and who your audience is. We join your team and share your goals.

Your vision is our vision.

 

   Smoke    Mirrors_

Yes, we do special effects, immersive environments, augmented reality... and sometimes, actual smoke and mirrors!

We use every tool in the box. We’ve animated elephants and made ghost heads float in mid-air. But underneath the smoke and mirrors, every project stays on solid ground.

 

The best special effect is a good script.

We care about details. We dig deep. Facts are credibility, and we get them right, but facts without poetry have no life. Every story blends information and art.

We will help you find the perfect balance.

 

Poetry    Prose`

Learning is a full body exercise!

Join the dance in an immersive theater. Aim a real cannon and sink virtual ships. Role-play real-life scenarios with your friends. Record and remix a classic song.

Trust us, this will be fun!

 

       Fun    Games_

Our Company

Michal Carr giving on-set direction to Kristen Chenoweth during a shoot for the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum.Hillmann & Carr is a Woman-Owned Small Business incorporated in Washington D.C. and Toronto, Canada, with resources and partners across the country and world-wide.

Since our founding in 1974, Hillmann & Carr has completed more than 500 commissions for its clients, on time and on budget. For more than 40 years we've consistently managed to find common ground between ideas and reality, historians and interpreters, curators and showbiz, information and entertainment.

Hillmann & Carr specializes in media experiences for exhibitions and educational institutions:

 • Video and Audio Production• Application and Web Development• Master Planning and Consulting• Exhibit Development• Research & Writing• Focus Group/Community Research• Systems Design & Contracting  • Theaters and Immersive Environments• Group Interactive Experiences• Architectural Media• Historic Reenactment• Audio Soundscapes• Oral History Collection• Outreach, Education, and Training 

 

Al started Hillmann & Carr in 1974. He is a veteran in the field with a list of accomplishments longer than the average arm. He's often the one with the Big Idea that sets things in motion.

 

Al Hillmann, Principal

President

Michal started Hillmann & Carr in 1974. She's one of America's foremost experts in shaping interpretive programs. She is a founding member of Women In Film & Video (WIFV), and is a recipient of the Women of Vision Award.

 

Michal Carr, Principal

Vice President & Treasurer

Jennifer has been with us since 1996. She's wrangled buffalo, created a singing fish, shot in the rain, snow, mud, and black fly season, and is ready for any challenge. She shepherds the creative vision from conception to delivery.

 

Jennifer Gruber

Creative Director

Tod has been with us since 1992. He's the one we look to when solutions must be invented from scratch. Tod was an egghead before geek was cool, but he is an artist first. He considers technology the means to an end, not the end itself!

 

Tod Hopkins

Technical Director

Felicia has been with us since 2007. Whether it's interfacing with clients, handling production logistics or producing content for multiscreen installations and computer interactives, she keeps the trains running on time.

 

Felicia Widmann

Senior Producer

Andy has been with us since 2010. In addition to video soundtracks, his sonic creations take the form of immersive soundscapes, audio-driven interactives, and presentations for children ages 1-100.

 

Andy O'Reilly

Sound Designer

Christopher has been with us since 2011. Seldom short of ideas, he visualizes the narrative thread through the entire creative process, the result of which can be seen in his graphic art, motion graphic animations, and user interface designs.

 

Christopher Richmond

UX and Motion GFX Designer

Our Clients

“Their production is a visually stunning and intellectually compelling story.”

—Library of Congress

“It turned out to be a grand slam.”

—National Endowment for the Arts

“The stellar comments we've been receiving are out of this world!”

— St. Lawrence Parks Commission

“I felt my heart begin to pound, and by the time it was over, there was a smile on my face that just wouldn't quit.”

— Anti-Defamation League

Contact

Call us:

202-342-0001

 

Hillmann & Carr Inc.

2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW

Suite 425

Washington, DC 20007

 

Office Hours:

M-F 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET

 

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We are your full service partners.

You provide the mission.
We supply the rest.

Hillmann & Carr is a Woman-Owned Small Business incorporated in Washington D.C. and Toronto, Canada, with resources and partners across the country and world-wide.

Since our founding in 1974, Hillmann & Carr has completed more than 500 commissions for its clients, on time and on budget. For more than 40 years we've consistently managed to find common ground between ideas and reality, historians and interpreters, curators and showbiz, information and entertainment.

Hillmann & Carr specializes in media experiences for exhibitions and educational institutions:

 • Video and Audio Production• Application and Web Development• Master Planning and Consulting• Exhibit Development• Research & Writing• Focus Group/Community Research• Systems Design & Contracting• Theaters and Immersive Environments• Group Interactive Experiences• Architectural Media• Historic Reenactment• Audio Soundscapes• Oral History Collection• Outreach, Education, and Training