Tom Durham didn't start out naïve or inexperienced. As the head of a media department responsible for creating commercial advertisements and other videos, he had legitimate production skills. He was also ready and willing to devote all his waking time and money to a side project.
But into his fifth year of making his first feature-length movie, 95ers, Tom realized he might be in over his head. This sci-fi epic required a full crew, not to mention elaborate sets, miniatures, and intense visual effects and compositing work.
Just when it seemed like he might never be able to release a complete version of the movie, he turned to Kickstarter. There he found an unexpected outpouring of financial support and an entirely new audience for his film.
Listen to Tom tell his story and see exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from 95ers in this installment of The Creative Spark.
This behind-the-scenes video captures the making of the "Killing Kennedy" campaign. Shot over 4 days in Richmond by Cinematographer Cale Glendening, you'll get a glimpse at the collaboration and coordination that it took to pull this entire production together. 6 different sets, multiple talent, key art and photography shooting plus Phantom Flex, Red Epic and 8mm cameras. An incredible shoot, telling an amazing story. For a more in-depth making of this entire campaign, visit my blog at theclientblog.com
SVP/Group Creative Director Andy Baker
Creative Director Tyler Korba
Creative Director, Design Brian Everett
Production Manager Kevin Lahr
Editor Ian Rummer
Cinematographer Cale Glendening
Sound Design and Mix Jeff Mullen
A behind the scenes look at our shoot and creative process for the Vikings title sequence. The dialogue was captured over the course of several phone interviews and discussions about the project featuring myself and art director Audrey Davis.
For this episode, we go behind the scenes of Season Two thus far and get a look at the two person team behind Half Cut Tea documentaries. From a glass cabin in West Virginia to the back-lots of Hollywood, Jordan Wayne Long and Matt Glass took to the road for a month to film artists all across the United States. They dove in to each artist’s world and experienced art how the artist saw it.
"Quartet for the End of Time" (1983), courtesy of The Criterion Collection
"Sólo Con Tu Pareja" (1991), courtesy of IFC Films, Sólo Peliculas, and The Criterion Collection
"A Little Princess" (1995), courtesy of Warner Bros.
"Great Expectations" (1998), courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox
"Y Tu Mamá También" (2001), courtesy of IFC Films
"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004), courtesy of Warner Bros.
"Children of Men" (2006), courtesy of Universal Pictures
"Gravity" (2013), courtesy of Warner Bros.
"Spiegel im Spiegel: 1," by Segej Bezrodny & Vladimir Spivakov, taken from the album Arvo Part: Alina, courtesy of ECM Records, c. 2000
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