In the new era of advertising, people come first, and product comes second.Read More
Our life experiences, and resulting opinions and views, are pretty homogeneous. So while we strive to tell the stories of those who face systemic adversity, we often fall short in our ability to connect with them on a personal level. We'll do our best as journalists, listeners, interviewers, storytellers, but we won't pretend to have faced the same discrimination, insecurity, or injustices as many of the subjects of our stories.Read More
It's all too easy for creatives to get caught on the hamster wheel, saying "yes" to too much or for the wrong reasons. As we navigate this process, we look to our friends at Oat for a model on how to determine success by our own measurements. They've taught us that in the long run, the most meaningful and effective way of creating value is actually by creating creativity. Setting time aside to focus on what's honest to yourself, creatively fulfilling and meaningful, not just what's profitable, will actually pay off in the long run.Read More
How can we take the office on the road with us? How do we make the reset after a shoot painless? How do we decrease the time in between shoots? How do we take all the friction out of the process?Read More
We're excited to announce our membership with 1% For The Planet. Yes, we're motivated to do something because we're inspired by our clients and collaborators. But in all honesty, we're really doing this because our studio is three feet above sea level.Read More
First of all, to begin this post let me point out just how rare it is that any camera we buy makes it 2 years. This poor camera has stood up to more abuse and more car rigs, jib cranes, and underwater rigs than most cameras should be capable of enduring.Read More
New Sprinter vans can come completely empty. Just a rattling tin can on wheels. To us, it was a blank canvas to create the perfect mobile HQ.Read More
Filmmaking, entrepreneurship and impact are our shared passions. And while we didn’t see this clearly seven years ago, we realize now how these three things really have a lot in common.Read More
A few months ago, Jorel asked to sponsor his immigration to the US. We wrote the letter, but didn't think much of it, until last week Sam called us with a story that touched us deeply.Read More
This summer I’ve been interning with Windy Films, a small Boston-based documentary film studio. In the mornings, I fittingly take the train to the Maverick station, heading towards Wonderland, and a slew of possibilities. That’s about where the day-to-day regularity ends; I never quite know what I’ll find when I walk into Studio 16.Read More
Hello there! Harvey here with another installment of all things gear related!
A few years ago, during the production of Endless Abilities, we purchased an underwater housing for the Canon 5D Mark II. The end of the film culminated in some very important surfing scenes and occasionally went up against some pretty serious waves as well.Read More
It's been a lot of hard work over the past seven months.
But all of the floor grinding and repainting has paid off. Sometimes it can feel a bit demoralizing to demolish a wall, only to rebuild it again. But we're very proud of our headquarters now, and we want nothing more than to share the space with other like - minded creative professionals now. In the warmer months, the garage door is usually open, so feel free to swing by and we'll take you over to KO next door for a pie and a pint.
THANK YOU to all of our friends and family who had the patience to let us disappear for sleepless nights and weekends to make this possible.Read More
We talk a big game about the economics of the trailer, but having only driven it as far as DC from Boston, we've yet to really put it to the test. Last time we shot in LA in October, we flew with ten tubs of equipment and rented a sprinter van, and by the time we rebuilt our gear, it was realistically a day and a half affair. So for the next shoot on the west coast, we asked ourselves, is driving anywhere really more efficient?Read More
I will admit, we’re really not very good at telling our own story, despite the fact that our only job is telling other people’s stories. We post to the blog too infrequently, we don’t share as much behind-the-scenes stuff as we could, and we don’t tweet.Read More