Behind The Scenes

  • Fleet Laboratories: Tracking a Truck

    In this video we show a scenario where we were able to overcome a scheduling issue with a little post production ingenuity! By compositing the client's logo onto the side of a delivery truck, we enhanced our shot by reinforcing the company's brand.
    Check out the Fleet's Website.

  • Deerfoot Lodge: Animating Old Photos

    In this video I talk through how I brought life to a collection of archived historic photos. We'll look at a few methods of adding dimension to static images. By adding parallax to these old photos, we were able to keep the story moving along even with limited visual resources.
    Check out the Deerfoot's Vision Page.

  • Metabolic Bootcamp: Workflow

    In this video, we'll take a quick look at a few of the elements involved when we work on an animation project. We'll talk about creating the graphics and then how we've automated some processes to save us time while animating.
    Watch the "What is MBC?" animation.

  • Norman: VFX Talk Through

    I created this quick explanation of what it takes to put together a basic VFX shot. We're going to be locking down the edit on "Norman" in the next month or so and then begin post with VFX, sound design, and color.
    Check out the Norman Kickstarter Page.

  • The Finger Games: Skateboarder Shot

    Here is another update from the set of The Finger Games where we talk through how the Skateboarder shot was accomplished. This whole project was a fun opportunity to experiment with some new VFX techineques as well as solve some new problems.
    Watch "The Finger Games".

  • The Finger Games: Businessmen Shot

    February of 2013 we paused all client work for 2 weeks to create a short film just for fun. I had this basic idea in the back of my mind for a while, but finally just made the time to put it into script form and actually execute it. This video shows how we pulled off the businessmen shot.
    Watch "The Finger Games".

  • SBC: Empty Hands

    Here are a few shots broken down to show how we doctored to footage to tell the story. The idea with this whole spot is to show what would happen if giving were to stop and items were no longer available. Also creating an African village in Virginia was pretty fun on the back end.
    Watch "Empty Hands".

  • GE: Plug It In

    For this project, we did all sorts of tests to see how we could shoot using a real extension cord, but quickly realized that just wouldn’t be an option. Knowing that we would have to create a fake digital cord actually liberated a number of the concerns we had with this spot. In the final video, we constantly cut back and forth between real cord shots and fake cord shots to keep the viewer believing that everything was actually shot in camera. Most people don't realize how much work went into this project on the back end so we decided to create this montage.
    Watch "Plug It In".