About Gradient Media

Gradient Media is a full-service video production company that makes your message rise above the crowd.

We know there is so much NOISE out there, and it's hard to be heard. But we also know we can elevate whatever it is you want to say using the power of video. We’ll take your rough idea and turn it into a smooth, compelling video that helps tell and sell your message.

Making your message move is important to us. We provide that creative result, but in a fair amount of time at an honest price. Whether it’s a message of explanation, inspiration, or motivation, Gradient Media can create the video you need to lift your message to the top.

We are based out of Huntsville and Birmingham, AL, but can work with anyone, anywhere. To see some examples of what we can do for you, visit our Work page.

Who We Are


Nick Smith

President, Co-founder, Creative Director, Animator, Chief Bottle Washer, Janitor

Nick's life-long passion for movies, and particularly animation, drove him to find a way to pursue a creative career. He is our self-taught animator and designer, and he oversees every artistic aspect of our projects and our brand.

Nick is a husband and father of two. Nick has a lot of interests. Passions might be a better word. Okay, fine. They're obsessions. Anyone who knows him well has heard about them. Apple. Chipotle. Field Notes. Lego. Mini Cooper. And, of course, Pixar. 


Laura Beth Ezzell

Vice-President, Co-founder, Video Producer, Voice-over Talent

Laura Beth is our early riser and energizer bunny who never stops. She coordinates and manages the entire video production process, from developing ideas and writing scripts to providing voice-over and editing. Laura Beth began her career as a television reporter telling people's stories, a passion she continues today through video and her voice over skills..

Laura Beth is married with three kids. When she isn't joyfully cleaning up their many messes, she's digging into the dark chocolate and spending every spare minute outdoors.


Erin Smith

Writer/Editor, Office Manager, Photographer

Erin is our resident word nerd. She focuses on all things content and messaging, keeps our social media pages humming, and juggles a lot of Gradient's day-to-day business functions. Erin's career has centered around technical writing and business development.

Erin is married to Nick, and they have two crazy awesome kiddos together. You can usually find Erin chasing after them, dreaming about traveling, with a cup of coffee in one hand and her camera in the other. 

Get in Touch

Like what you see? Wanna discuss how we can work together? Let's chat.

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