Discovery Digital: City Verite New Orleans

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We produced this video for Discovery Digital’s new Seeker Network.

Seeker Stories takes a deep look at some of the world’s most unique individuals, places, and cultures. These short documentaries set out to expand our perspective and transform our understanding of the world.

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NOLA, Nawlins, The Big Easy. Whatever the nickname, the city of New Orleans has something magical to it. A melting pot of cultures and traditions that blend so effortlessly, it’s hard not to fall in love with the people, music and food.

“New Orleans makes it possible to go to Europe without ever leaving the United States.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

We had a TON of fun making this video. We also had some challenges. Time and budget were limited. We wanted to make a non-Mardi Gras centric piece and we were filming during Mardi Gras. And New Orleans happened to be undergoing an incredible cold snap at the time, we’re talking humid in the low 30′s. We made it all work, and used the project as a chance to explore the City with our two Sony A7s cameras, and a couple of Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Cameras. It was a great way to slow down and really take notice of elements of the city that are truly unique like the colorful shotgun homes.

We’ll write more about working with that combination of cameras in a later post. This was our first big project where no Canon cameras were employed, so that’s a bit of a milestone for JADED.

We’d also like to officially announce on the blog, by way of this video that JADED is now operational in San Francisco and New Orleans. We will be making strides over the next few months to set up a functioning New Orleans branch of the company.  We will still be working out of San Francisco as well and servicing our wonderful clients there. Exciting times to come!

Reinventing Nuclear Security Kickoff Video

This video was produced on location in Sante Fe, New Mexico for our client Reinventors Network. It is the series kick-off video for Reinventing Nuclear Security, a series of video roundtables produced to discuss the topic:

How can 21st-century innovation greatly accelerate progress toward the eventual eradication of nuclear weapons while significantly reducing nuclear risk today?

Late for Work: It’s a Rough Life Season 2, Episode 7

It’s a Rough Life, a reality series about Johnny Roughneck.

Johnny meets back up with BART Tour at Karl Watson Day/ Hood Games at Town Park in Oakland. Then it’s back to the city for the last session at Potrero Park and the after party at Hotel Utah.

It’s a Rough Life, The Reason Why

This is the promotional explainer video for the series It’s a Rough Life, with Johnny Roughneck. The series launched on October 6th, 2011.

Bank of America: Adams and Central Mini Doc

Bank of America’s “Opportunity Effect” Campaign:
“Helping set opportunities in motion for our customers, communities, and the economy.”

Bank of America: BUILT Mini Doc

Bank of America’s “Opportunity Effect” Campaign:
“Helping set opportunities in motion for our customers, communities, and the economy.”

It’s a Rough Life Episode 6: MIA

It’s a Rough Life, a reality series about Johnny Roughneck.

In this episode of It’s a Rough Life, Cowtown Phoenix Am gets started. Josh Bozzuto, one of Johnny’s riders has a 10am slot and Johnny is missing in action.

It’s a Rough Life Episode 5: The Road to Cowtown

It’s a Rough Life, a reality series about Johnny Roughneck.

In this episode of It’s a Rough Life, the Roughneck crew hits the road for Phoenix, Arizona for Cowtown Phoenix Am. It’s an all night drive with a pit stop at the local “hater nation” coffee shop to skate some rocks, and then a session at one of Arizona’s gorgeous rest stops. All they have to do after that is make it the contest and set-up the tent…

It’s a Rough Life Episode 4: The Phoenix Saga Begins

It’s a Rough Life, a reality series about Johnny Roughneck.

Let the Phoenix Saga begin! In 2010, Roughneck Hardware was a junior sponsor at the infamous Cowtown Phoenix Amateur skateboard contest. Phoenix Am, as it is known, is a proving ground for up and coming rippers. It’s also just the type of place a struggling company like Roughneck could claim real legitimacy. So after a little bit of scheming Johnny got a van, a photographer, and two of his riders in the contest. He also brought his wife and a personal hype man.

See how Johnny gets prepared to hit the road in this episode.

It’s a Rough Life Episode 3: Roughside of Utah Finale

It’s a Rough Life, a reality series about Johnny Roughneck.

In Part 3 of Johnny’s adventure to Salt Lake City, the “Rough side of the Traxx” heads to the Wave, but the Roughneck crew has a little trouble on the way. Eventually the skating goes off at the Wave, and then the contest rolls to the U where the Salt Lake City skaters take turns throwing tricks down a big set of stairs. After the last spot it’s off to the afterparty behind the Fice Boutique for the winners ceremony.