We’re a team of five guys who share a passion for making commercial videos that people want to watch. We do it all from the top-floor suite of a 200-year-old, wedge-shaped building that’s located smack dab in the middle of Portland’s Arts District.
Hire a PI to vet us, and you’ll uncover some things:
A film school degree.
A feature-length documentary shot on three continents.
A stop-motion short funded by the Canadian government.
A grizzled ad vet who knows the ins and outs of the agency world.
An accomplished actor who dabbles in Shakespeare just about every summer.
Our far-flung experiences allow us to assess projects from all angles. And that’s what makes us different. This lay-it-all-on-the-table collaborative approach.
We sit down, talk through all of the stylistic nuances and logistical challenges, and have a few laughs at each others’ expense. We form opinions, develop an artistic point of view, build out a rock-solid plan of attack. Then we’re ready for production … and a few more laughs.
MEET THE CREW
BRIAN CHIN, director/finisher
Brian always knows where to put the camera and how to get the best performances out of talent. Plus, the dude can discern the difference between cobalt blue and lapis blue without even doing a double take. Which is nuts. Also, he drives a motorcycle, cooks a mean pasta carbonara, and roots hard for the Los Angeles Lakers (pshhhht).
MORGAN MYER, dp/editor
Morgan directs the photography and edits the footage. It’s quite efficient. Not to mention beautiful. When he’s not busting his ass on set, he’s busting his ass in the edit suite. And let’s not forget the ping pong room – he busts his ass in there, too. There’s never been a shot he didn’t think he could get. With a camera or paddle.
NATE GILLISS, designer/animator
Up until recently, all we could really say about Nate was that he designed and created the coolest, most thoughtful animations around. And that his family owns a house on an island where we aspire to one day film a movie. Now we can say, he’d fit in just fine on the set of David O. Russell’s next 70s period piece (see the Deep Video.)
CHRIS DAVIS, producer
They say if you can make it in New York you can make it anywhere. Well, Chris didn’t make it in New York – the lure of Maine was just too damn powerful – but that’s great for us. He’s a people person, and you need people people in this business. Especially ones sharp enough to remember all of Macbeth’s monologues.
CJ LAMPMAN, executive producer
All of a sudden, CJ has a lot of gray hair. Is it because of his two mischievous sons or his chosen line of work? Hard to say. But as the elder statesman in the building, the salt-and-pepper seems fitting.
This is what happens when you ask a dude to take it on the chin -- literally.
The best of our best. 2015 Edition. Get PUMPED!
Revolutionizing database management systems has never been so much fun.
Videoport: A Short Doc
A quirky video store finds new life.
The guys who bring you the internet brought us another fun animation project.
We now consider Zuck a close personal friend. (Sorta.)
LogMeIn Rescue Lens
Losing your cool isn’t cool. Paula kept hers. You can, too.
University of Phoenix
We jammed this one out with our boy Jeff at Jamtron. It’s jam-tastic.
25 pounds of camera and one kick-ass, pawn-shop-purchased motorcycle helmet.
Arrived pre-dawn; worked through dinner service; enjoyed many endless bread baskets.
Blackstone Veterans Initiative
An honor to team with Blackstone and produce this one.
In a world where two men are forever linked by an undying loyalty to hometown beer…
The search for the perfect Christmas tree. At all costs.
Big love to the city we call home. SMOOOOCH!
Shout out to Nate for the rad animation. And, man, the little girl doing the VO narration.
Two days with the Wolf clan and we just felt healthier.
Come for a visit. It’s on us!
Akamai Faster Forward
Little known fact: there would basically be no internet without Akamai.