We had the good fortune of connecting with Zachary Bayne Dyck and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Zachary Bayne, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
Like most people that decide to start their own business, I’ve always considered the nine to five job, working for someone else a bit of a downer. Throughout the majority of human history, homo-sapiens have been active, mobile and dexterous creatures that had to work with each other to survive and thrive. Obviously the world has changed a bit since our hunter-gatherer counterparts were walking around, but our DNA has relatively stayed the same. I am of the belief that modern humans aren’t programmed to work in the capacity or timeframes that we do today. That being said, humans are also great at adapting, and attempting to be a hunter-gatherer nowadays just won’t fly (for most), so for me, the best alternative is to work for myself, in a field that I’m passionate about, and for the hours that are required to support my being alive. All of these feelings have been greatly encouraged from a young age by my mom and dad who also own their own businesses. So, starting Rigid Motion Films and working as a freelancer felt part of my personal DNA.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Rigid Motion Films LLC is a startup videography company officially born February 2020. The company was conceived by myself, Dylan Nguyen & Carter Van Meter in 2016 and we’ve been creating all forms of video media together since then. The three of us met in high school and discovered each other’s passion to create. From theatre, to band, to choir, and of course video production classes, our passions drove us to creating short films together and from there our friendship & production skills have only grown. We attended UNT RTFP program and graduated with Bachelors degrees and from there decided that Rigid Motion Films could be a genuine career avenue for us. We have been producing promotional & marketing video content for non-profits, startups, and other midsized companies technically since High School. I believe our crew’s close friendship sets us a part as a production company because we’ve all grown together since we were young and have discovered our strengths and weaknesses within the industry. At Rigid Motion Films, we truly cherish the conversations with our clients and getting to understand what exactly they are looking for, and how to parlay this to the audience their media will be targeting. We strive to produce not only professional content, but a genuine relationship with our clients allowing us to stick with them for all of their video needs. I’m greatly looking forward to growing Rigid Motion Films LLC into a viable, and engaging video solution company, and to continue to add more meaningful content under our companies brand.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If you are into biking or paddle boarding, head to the Trinity River. It spans all the way through Fort Worth and Dallas. Take your mode of choice to Press Cafe and put in the Trinity or bike the Trinity trail. There are many places to stop in for libations along the way. The Art Museums in DFW are amazing with the Modern Museum of Art in both Fort Worth and Dallas being favorites, along with the Nasher Sculpture Center. If you like beer, our family favorite is Division Brewing in Arlington (there are so many to choose from). Here you will find a family owned brewery that takes amazing pride in what they craft, much of the time using products found here in the area. https://divisionbrewing.com/. If you are into the obscure museums, don’t forget the International Bowling Museum & Hall of Fame, Arlington, TX fought hard to steal this gem from St. Louis and hardly anyone knows about it! Crazy right? https://www.bowlingmuseum.com/
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I’d love to say thank you endlessly to my mother Debrah Dyck and my father Trevor Dyck for showing me that discipline, love, and empathy are cornerstones to leading a fulfilled life. I would also like to thank the teachers that pushed me the hardest and went above and beyond to make sure knowledge was not only taught, but understood. Bartholomee (Film Studies teacher at Arlington High), Mrs. Mallow (Algebra Junior High) , Menger (Choir direction Arlington High School) , Santiago (Bailey Junior High’s version of Lin Manuel Miranda), Copenhaver (Videography and photography teacher AHS), Dwayne Bollmeyer (guitar teacher extraordinaire). I’d like to thank my love Justine for constantly helping me grow, telling me when my ideas are good, and when they could use some work and for always being the person in my corner when I have doubts. Finally, I’d like to thank my many mentors in the TX film world for showing me the ins and outs of being a professional video producer. I have so much more practice ahead of me, but their support and encouragement gives me the drive to keep growing.
Photos by @DylanNguyen.ig & @KylinCofield306637