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SCIQI

/ˈsaɪ.ki/

SCI

sciō

Science • Knowledge • Understanding

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QI

qi, ch’i, ki

Life Force • Energy • Breath

Inspiring dreams | Manifesting realities

Inspiring dreams — Manifesting realities

Audio Services

Music Composition & Sound Design

  • Music composition and arrangement for film and stage
  • Sound design for film and stage
  • Recording, mixing, and mastering

Recently, two of our members composed music and provided sound design for The Psych Drama Company’s Macbeth and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (trailer).

Kilian Melloy of Edge Media Network wrote of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof: “…The sound design [including mixing and mastering] by Adam Elliott Rush…[and]…the production’s original score [also by Adam]…is always effective and sometimes surprisingly sprightly. It’s fitting: Under the jockeying, fear, heartache, and rivalry, the play has much to say about life and how to live it.”

Zachary McConnell provided the sound design, mixing, mastering, and some ambient music for Macbeth (press sample), and worked extensively with composer Zarko Dragojevic of the Audiovisual Center Dubrovnik, Croatia.

The Harvard Crimson wrote of Macbeth (“Shakespeare, Featuring Your Imagination”): “The true magic of the show, though, lies in how these sounds spark audiences’ imaginations. When the witches speak to Macbeth in Act I, for example, an echo effect is paired with their overlapped voices, giving listeners the impression of being surrounded by them. Their whispers are persistent, imitating Macbeth’s inner turmoil. This curated acoustic environment gives the audience the context they need to imagine the scenes in whatever way suits them.”

Adam Elliott Rush began classical guitar lessons at age 6, and it was around this age that he was first exposed to audio engineering through a close family friend who works in the music industry. For Adam, music and storytelling have always been integral creative outlets. He has been fortunate to work with people internationally on many creative endeavors, including music for game projects, an indie TV show, an animation, and theme songs for shows and podcasts. He currently serves on the board of indie startup Mjolnir Software, functioning as Audio Director and game designer for their flagship project “A Galaxy in Flames” (tentatively titled); as part of Mjolnir Software, he has had the opportunity to experiment and collaborate with musicians and audio people from several countries.

Voiceover

Our current projects include an audiobook version of well-known mystic, poet and author John Sandbach’s novel Azoth and a book of John’s haiku (both being narrated by Adam Elliott Rush), and two of our members (Zachary McConnell and Adam Elliott Rush) acted in The Psych Drama Company’s Macbeth (excerpts) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (excerpts).

Zachary D. McConnell (personal website) is an accomplished theater actor, singer, and dancer, and is currently represented by Maggie Agency, Inc. Zachary attended Boston Conservatory at Berklee for his MFA in Musical Theatre Performance.

In addition to audiobooks and plays, Adam has provided voice-over work for a scientific education company (example 1, example 2), and has performed a few online advertisements.

Digital Marketing

Websites

Sciqi as a whole is familiar with any major web tool, from Squarespace to React. We typically end up working with WordPress, the most widely used (and flexible) CMS (“content management system”).

If you have creative zeal, and if you want to cultivate experiences and relationships with others, then we want to help you.

CTL, one of the top tenant law firms in California with a team of lawyers, has been a long-time client of Sciqi. In addition to managing the CTL website (which generates a substantial amount of business), Sciqi works on a SaaS project for CTL and supports two personal projects for the owner (MyIdy.net and Legal Ethics Musical).

We love working with counselors, therapists, consultants, and anyone with a genuine desire to help others overcome obstacles and evolve themselves.

Soundscape Studios strives to “explore the patterns of your relationships, thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and dreams, and how these reveal your deeper motives and desires.” Akiko Kinney, MA, MM, LMHC, provides Piano Play Therapy and Dream Tending & Analysis in addition to psychotherapy.

Safe Harbor Therapy provides therapy for individuals, as well as marriage and family therapy, with an emphasis on the “MeToo” movement. Gloria Lakin, M.A. LMFT, has a long media career in Hollywood, and is intimately acquainted with the problems “MeToo” attempts to address.

John Sandbach – a master astrologer with over fifty years of experience, poet, artist, author, and teacher – has been a long-time friend and client of Sciqi. We designed his logo, store icons, and website. John lives in Kansas City, Missouri, with his husband Tom Gomersall, an artist and retired art professor. In 2019, we designed Tom’s art website and his book The Gomersall Report: Unredacted Version for his Kansas City art show.

Lubo Hristov is a Hollywood art director, visual effects designer, concept artist and environments matte painter with 30+ years of progressive experience. In 2003, Lubo founded Christov Effects and Design, Inc. Over the years through his company and as a freelance art director, Lubo was awarded high-profile projects by major studios and created designs and visual effects for blockbusters such as Avatar, Life of Pi, Argo, Immortals; The Matrix Revolutions, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, Speed Racer, The Last Samurai, Twilight, etc. More recently, Lubo has been focusing on his fine art. Sciqi updated his web presence and consolidated the Christov Effects content into his new website.

In addition, over the years, Sciqi has worked (or works) with Real Estate service companies, Realtors, small startups, YouTubers, and more.

Branding & Visual Design

Our branding and visual design services include:

  • Consultation and market research with Adam Elliott Rush
  • Logo, print, business card, and diagram graphic design by Zachary McConnell (examples)
  • Custom illustrations and artwork by Daehee Son – notable illustration work includes cartoons for the CTL website and book, and re-created illustrations (in psychedelic colors) for John Sandbach’s book The Golden Cycle: A Text on the Tarot
  • Photoshop artwork and composition by Robert Louis

Content

Our writing and research experience allows us to elevate your content. When we work with your content, we give it special care and attention, helping you put your best foot forward.

When it comes to SEO, we use a variety of tools and techniques.

Software

SCIQI ANIMUS, LLC (Zach Simmons, Sciqi, Optishell, Zach Rachedi, and Zachary McConnell) is working on a SaaS (“software as a service”) project for CTL that improves the efficiency and ease of legal management, based on the original CTL software from thirty years ago.

Cover art by Robert Louis
for A Black Sheet by John Sandbach

Book Services

Recently, Adam contributed design, layout, media, copy editing, and creative assistance to the submitted version of The Golden Cycle by John Sandbach, slated to be published by Inner Traditions in 2022.

Sciqi has assisted with around twenty titles.

Layout

Layout services include thoughtful formatting in Microsoft Word or InDesign, for print and Kindle editions.

Proofing

Adam Rush and Sciqi provide proofreading, editing, and copy-editing services. We explore your text and consider your intentions, harmonizing your style, voice, and tone.

Cover Design

Cover design may consist of three parts in any combination:

  • Graphic design using high resolution files and images from paid sources with appropriate usage rights, as well as proper templating for printing – provided by Adam Elliott Rush (example)
  • Photoshop artwork and composition – provided by Robert Louis (example)
  • Custom illustration by Daehee Son

Custom Illustration

Daehee Son (Daehee World, ArtStation) has worked on concept art for the Netflix-released film Okja (from Bong Joon-ho, director of the Oscar-winning film Parasite), and has created concept art and CGI for multiple films and Korean television dramas. He is currently leading his animation startup project (a 3D cartoon for all ages) called SamJohnJack (tentatively titled). He is the illustrator for The Forest Bell, and has created concept art for Mjolnir Software. Daehee, Zachary McConnell, and Adam Rush worked together on the Sciqi logo.

Audiobooks

Adam Elliott Rush and Zachary McConnell are available to provide narration for audiobooks. Sciqi has a network of additional voice actors, if desired.

Artwork by Daehee Son
for Mjolnir Software

Game Design

Mjolnir Software

Several Sciqi members are part of Mjolnir Software, LLC. Mjolnir Software was founded in 2013 by Zach Simmons, and is an independent software development company focusing on games. The diverse team is unified by a love of high quality hard science fiction and intricate “4X”-style gameplay. You can see more on Facebook and Twitter.

“Card Game”

This project is currently under NDA. Adam Elliott Rush and another game designer are working with an established company on the East Coast to develop an engaging relationship-building card game based on proprietary information and psychological principles.

“BioPets: Evolution”

BioPets: Evolution is a virtual pet simulation game in gradual development by Joel Rowney, Optishell, and Sciqi. The goals include: AI-driven pet interaction, unique procedural creature combinations, and creature and environment customization.

“Cell Wars”

Cell Wars (tentatively titled) is a real-time strategy game passion project with an indefinite release date. The game is set in the microscopic world.

“There’s just a tremendous amount of craftsmanship in between a great idea and a great product. And as you evolve that great idea, it changes and grows.”
– Steve Jobs

“There’s just a tremendous amount of craftsmanship in between a great idea and a great product. And as you evolve that great idea, it changes and grows.”
– Steve Jobs