Rough Life in Vimeo Fest

In addition to the SXSW party (rsvp ) we’re throwing for It’s a Rough Life, we also entered it in the Vimeo Festival under “series”. As such we had to put together a 3 episode file and upload it for the contest. Here it is.

Enjoy a portion of the best of Season 1. Stay tuned for more.

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

It’s a Rough Life Episode 1: Roughside of Utah Pt.1

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

Johnny flies to Salt Lake City to host “Rough Side of the Trax” — his event where kids barge the trains to skate spots across the city. In this episode we see behind the scenes leading up to the event, check out his Utah digs, meet the SLUG Magazine (Salt Lake Underground) crew, and get hyped for the event.

It’s a Rough Life Episode 1 launched today! @aroughlife

Check it out, and let us know what you think! We were up all night finishing it. …It’s a Rough life on a deadline.

Johnny flies to Salt Lake City to host “Rough Side of the Trax” — his event where kids barge the trains to skate spots across the city. In this episode we see behind the scenes leading up to the event, check out his Utah digs, meet the SLUG Magazine (Salt Lake Underground) crew, and get hyped for the event. Complete with special appearance from Benny Gold at the end of the episode.

Stay tuned to It’s a Rough Life dot com every Thursday, there’s lot’s more to come.

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Roughside of the Updates

The last couple of weeks have been a bit hectic. We had family in town, a wedding in Colorado, and a family trip to D.C. for a newborn niece. Somehow, during all of that we cut a series of videos for a Pandora and Mercedes campaign called Moms and Dads Who Rock. The first was five videos was with Javier Colon, the second set (still in post) is with Reba McEntire, the third (actually starting tomorrow) with Tori Amos.

But that’s not all.

We’re also launching It’s a Rough Life next Thursday with a soft launch and promo video on the site tomorrow! We’ve been working like crazy to get episodes ready for the launch. There is some old and some new. As such, Jeremey traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah over the weekend with the Roughneck Hardware folks to document Roughside of the Traxx, a BART Tour-esque, public transit, guerilla skate contest put on my SLUG Magazine and Roughneck.

The contest went off, with tons of Utah kids going crazy on the trains, barging skate spots all over downtown SLC, and generally ripping. Footage from SLUG, and also from us will be available shortly.

Thanks to everyone in SLC for their kindness and hospitaliy. It was a fun town with good people and SLUG is a great mag.

And also thanks to Fice in downtown SLC for the discount on jeans after Jeremey blew his out skating and filming all day. All in all the trip was a lot of fun, but definitely challenging being a one man band trying to shoot a documentary under roving street contest conditions.

Yep, it’s been busy, busy, busy with no signs of slowing down. Stay tuned. Check out the promo at It’s a Rough Life tomorrow, and wait for lots more hi jinx with Johnny and his crew coming every Thursday for the next couple of months.


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!