Clippping Oddities Backstage at JADED


It’s been a busy couple of weeks over at JADED. Jeremey DP’d for a day on Science Channel’s, Oddities SF (follow Jeremey on twitter). It was a great experience shooting formal interviews and some promo material to help wrap up Season 1 of the show. Go check out the shop called Loved to Death on Haight Street.

Then we headed down to the Drumbi headquarters in Irvine, CA to pilot a new project with our good friend Thomas Knoll and his company Clipppr. More to come on that in the months to come. It’s pretty exciting.

The next day we had a shoot at Pandora HQ (which meant a long drive back from SoCal Monday night). This time we had the pleasure of shooting New Orlean’s own Theresa Andersson performing live Backstage at Pandora. Another fun shoot with those folks. Look for the edit shortly.

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Last but not least, we put It’s a Rough Life Season 1 up on Youtube. Subscribe.

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JADED Sizzle Reel

This is a sizzle reel for JADED featuring videos produced before 2011. It’s meant to be fast, fun, and to communicate the scope of what we’re capable of with an emphasis on Branded Content, Serial Programming, and Non-Fiction.

It features work written, produced, shot, or edited (and in many cases a combination of all of the above) by Abby and/ or Jeremey. It includes work produced as staff at Nick@Nite and TV Land, Current TV, HarperCollins, and Seesmic. It includes client work for Bank of America (iB5k), ESPN, Causes, Current TV, Supercharged: The Life and Times of Tim Brauch, Institute for the Future, Roughneck Hardware, and DWNTWN Skate Supply. It also includes clips from independently produced projects including Make it Happen: DIY Across America, It’s a Rough Life, and Roughcutz Da Movie.

Full list of videos below:

DWNTWN: SOMA
One Ride
Current TV: Sisterz of the Underground
DWNTWN: Tenderloin
Roughneck Hardware: BART Tour 2010
Make It Happen: Chuck Perkins and Voices of the Big Easy
Roughcutz Da Movie
Make It Happen: Lost Film Fest
HarperOne: Tales of Wonder by Huston Smith
Bank of America: BUILT NYC
Bank of America: White Memorial Hospital
Bank of America: Adams and Central
Bank of America: Butte College Workforce Development
It’s a Rough Life
Causes.com: The Gift of Giving
ESPN.com: Roughneck BART Tour 2009
Atlas Skateboard Store
Supercharged, the Life and Times of Tim Brauch: Open/ Web Promo
Nick@Nite: Brady Weekend Promo
Institue for the Future: Future Cal Courts Employee Orientation
HarperOne: Mariel’s Kitchen by Mariel Hemingway
Current TV: Current@Bonnaroo, SuchNSuch
Seesmic Cafe
Unboxing on Seesmic
Yahoo! Current Action Buzz
Thrasher Bust or Bail 2008
Make It Happen: Lowcard
Current TV: Invisible Children, Displace Me
Seesmic DuJour
Make It Happen: Okay Mountain
Make It Happen: Austin Craft Mafia
Institue for the Future: Cal Courts Justice Chronicles
Current TV: BlakkBox, Kidnapped

The track is “Callin’ Out” by Lyrics Born from the album Later That Day

New JADED Promo Reel!

Enjoy our first JADED sizzler! Jeremey wanted to name it “We Out Here”, but Abby thought that would look like we had bad grammer.

This promo is a long time coming. The last reels we cut were in 2006 after we left Current TV. Almost every year since then, we have planned to produce a new one, but it’s never been able to rise high enough on the priority list to become a reality. How it happened now is mystery to us. We are actually really busy. Slammed in fact. We’re working a big job for an important client. Yet somehow, in between rounds of notes, Jeremey was inspired to start cutting a promo reel. We figured that we’d get something started and get around to finishing it at some unknown moment in the future… and then it just came together. Crazy. We’re really happy with this video, and we hope you enjoy it.

It’s meant to be fast, fun, and to communicate the scope of what we’re capable of with an emphasis on Branded Content, Serial Programming, and Non-Fiction.

It features work written, produced, shot, or edited (and in many cases a combination of all of the above) by Abby and/ or Jeremey. It includes work produced as staff at Nick@Nite and TV Land, Current TV, HarperCollins, and Seesmic. It includes client work for Bank of America (iB5k), ESPN, Causes, Current TV, Supercharged: The Life and Times of Tim Brauch, Institute for the Future, Roughneck Hardware, and DWNTWN Skate Supply. It also includes clips from independently produced projects including Make it Happen: DIY Across America, It’s a Rough Life, and Roughcutz Da Movie. For a full list of videos used in this promo click here.

The track is “Callin’ Out” by Lyrics Born from the album Later That Day……

Enjoy!

Roughcutz the Movie

Our frequent collaborator in film projects, Mr. John Griffin aka Johnny Roughneck has a new alter ego; DJ Roughcutz. If you haven’t heard, Roughcutz is the newest Bay Area rap star, and the focus of our newest project… title TBA.

In short, we’re helping Roughcutz establish his social media presence and producing a short documentary (as we have been known to do) about his exploits. We’re aiming for a premiere at Underskatement. Monday was the first(ish) day of production. We had a warm up shoot last week, but today was full on with lights and another of our frequent collaborators, Mr. Ben Youngerman helping out with the second angle.

Check out these pics from the day. There are a few screen grabs, but mostly they are either from the 7D in Jeremey’s hands, or the 5D in Ben’s.

What’s a rap star without his sponsors? Roughcutz got laced up by Stunner of the Month over the weekend. He’ll be rocking a new set of Stunners every time you see him out in the City.

The day started with a spinal interview at Lower Haters, the new Roughneck office/ Dwntwn pop up store.

Abby snapped the the family still. 7D, Canon 50mm at f2.0.

Roughcutz + Dirty Pigeon for life.

Little script help from the Android.

After the interview we headed to Roughcutz’s Producer Mike’s house to lay down a track.

Not yet an official sponsor.

We ran into Shawn Connelly on the way there.

Ben and Abby taking in the chilly SF wind while Roughcutz bro’d down.

Making music with Mike at “The Swamp”

JADED’s modified Redrock “theEvent” DSLR rig, with H4n Zoom and Sennheiser wireless lav mounted.

Roughcutz dropping knowledge.

Meanwhile, Mike was making music.

Another great shot of our rig. Thanks Mr. Youngerman. Ben’s a great documentarian. He’s thinking about the story about the story.

Elwood, “The Swamp’s” official mascot.

Lyrics to go.


Roughneck BART Tour 2010

Welcome to BART Tour, San Francisco’s closest event to the Warriors. We’ve been documenting Roughneck’s annual contest/pilgrimage/ takeover of Bay Area Rapid Transit since 2006. This year we introduced a Canon 7D into the mix. For credits click here.

Bank of America: BUILT Spot

This is our second Bank of America spot to make it out of the gates. We produced this with our friend’s over at IB5k. We’re proud of this particular piece, it was one of our favorite days of production for the campaign. There’s nothing like taxi’ing around New York city with a mountain of gear. For more info on BUILT go here.

Roughneck Hardware BART Tour 2010: VIDEO

File this under better late than never. Believe me, I’ve wanted to get this out there since the day after. Fortunately for us JADED had a really good year… unfortunately, that meant I couldn’t edit this until now. Happy late birthday Johnny!

Credits:
Tyler Moore killed it on the A1 with the death lens while I made my first attempt at shooting skating and verite documentary with the 7D.

Music:

“scriggle full”
rev music- hip hop
royalty free music
proilific arts inc.

“do the kangaroo”
juanitos
soul africa
jamendo.com

“gotta fight by tg”
cartel
tha throwback
jamendo.com

“tons of paper by the crime lords”
cartel
the lost tracks
jamendo.com

“suckas”
alexberoza
ccmixter.org

Bank of America: Butte College Spot

We’ve been deep in a project with our friends over at IB5k and Panhandle, producing videos for a Bank of America campaign. We’ve been working on this project since September, and we haven’t been able to share much about it until now. A couple (of 20+) spots are up on the bank’s website. This is the first:

For more information on Butte College go here. The credits on this piece are gargantuan, so stay tuned for a flow chart in the near-ish future.

Causes: The Gift of Giving

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There’s something to get you all in the holiday spirit, just a little video we produced for our friends Causes.com. Enjoy (and head to Safeway or Vons and buy the a gift card if you live in Cali.)

Credits:
Abby and Jeremey produced/ directed.
Jeremey ran a camera (7D)
Ben Youngerman ran the other camera (5D)
Syd Fleishcher was the Causes creative on set
Kate Jones and Ray Hobbs are the wonderful actors representing PianoFight (and introduced to us by our wonderful friend Allison Davis.)

Sneak Peak: One Ride

In recent blogs we’ve mentioned that we’re working with our friends at IB5k on a big project for Bank of America. For the most part, we haven’t been able to say much because the Bank isn’t rolling out the campaign until later in the season.

However, the fates have finally aligned and with the One Ride promo posted above, we have the opportunity to share some of what we’ve been working on. One Ride is a…

rip-roaring, spanking-new dance musical from the creators of Swango! One Ride’s powerful and passionate story is told through the songs of country legend Chris LeDoux and the breathtaking choreography of Robert Royston, the man behind QTP’s smash hit, Swango! Full of energy, dynamic movement and the live music of Chris’ band, Western Underground, One Ride is a timeless tale about the quest to find the “champion” in ourselves! Conceived, directed and choreographed by Robert Roysten.

If you’re wondering what any of this has to do with what we’ve been working on; the promo was compiled from footage produced for a Bank video about Queens Theatre in the Park. The interview and rehearsal footage was shot on Canon DSLR’s by Jeremey and Ben at Dance Manhattan.  We had the amazing opportunity to use every lens and stabilizer in our arsenal. Lauretta Molitor worked audio. Abby pulled the selects, and it was cut in our hotel room at the Standard in LA by our friend (and twitter phenom) Andrew who is working as a producer on the project.

We wish we could say more, and with any luck we will be able to in the weeks to come. For now we’re hanging at the Standard, and Abby’s got a full edit station set up in our room. Jeremey is enjoying a rest day in the middle of two weeks of production around Los Angeles.

If you’re in New York and you’d like to check One Ride out:

Queens Theatre in the Park (QTP) presents One Ride on October 29-30 and November 3-6 at 8pm, and October 30-31 and November 4-6 at 2pm, and November 7 at 3pm, at Queens Theatre in the Park, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Flushing, NY. Tickets are $34-40 (with varying Multi-Show, Senior, and Student discounts). Tickets are available at queenstheatre.org or by phone at 718-760-0064.