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VFX — “Red vs. Blue” Season 10, Rooster Teeth Productions

October 12, 2012 by  
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He’s alive… ALIVE! After a half-year stint as VFX artist, compositor, and live-action pre-viz director on Rooster Teeth’s 10th season of Red vs. Blue, Gray is back on the production scene and taking on new gigs. But oh, what a fantastic time it was. The sleepless nights were easily countered by being surrounded by great […]

SHORT — The Quiet Girl’s Guide to Violence, Official Selection: Fantastic Fest, Telluride Horror Show

October 12, 2012 by  
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Once again, the lesson here is watch out for Jennymarie Jemison. No, not referring to her triple-threat acting-writing-producing skills. No, we’re trying to tell you that even when she’s not out to get you with her vorpal blade, she’s still gonna teach you a lesson or two on the morality of violence. Gray was reunited […]

VFX — “Red vs Blue” Season 9, Rooster Teeth Productions

October 11, 2012 by  
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“The best gig ever. Of all time,” as the RvB gang might say. And really, how else are you going to describe getting to work with the Rooster Teeth gang? Gray was tapped to join the animation team as a VFX artist and compositor for the CG-driven “Freelancer” storyline of season 9 of the award-winning, […]

SHORT — “Alice: Madness Returns” Movie Trailer

October 11, 2012 by  
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A frabjous time was had by all putting together this haunting promotional short for American McGee’s Alice 2 videogame in the guise of a live-action movie trailer. Gray was incredibly proud to produce, shoot, and work on VFX alongside Zane Rutledge, Paul Gandersman and the ever-lovely Jennymarie Jemison as our Alice. Enjoy the creepiness:

SHORT — “No Way Out,” Official Fantastic Fest Selection

May 13, 2012 by  
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Gray was most excited to work on the camera and VFX teams for the short “No Way Out,” starring renowned horror actor A.J. Bowen (“You’re Next,” “The Signal,” “House of the Devil”). The project was directed by Aaron Morgan, co-written by Morgan and AICN‘s Eric “Quint” Vespe, and produced by Arcanum Pictures. We’ll post the […]

VFX FOR TV — Nuclear Family

May 11, 2012 by  
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Gray had the privilege of teaming up with ZaneTV on the visual effects for the post-apocalyptic television drama “Nuclear Family” directed by Kyle Rankin and starring Ray Wise and Sharon Lawrence! Effects included a variety of background tracking and replacement, digital matte paintings, grenade explosions, gunplay, knife stabs, tranquilizer dart hits — oh yeah, and […]

SHORT FILM — “El Taconazo” (aka “Brown”)

May 10, 2012 by  
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We had a blast working on one of the very first projects to use UT Austin’s Panavision 35mm camera package, for Carlos Medina’s short film “El Taconazo” (aka “Brown”). DP Marcel Rodriguez, camera op/1st AC Gray Haddock, and crew wrangled some lovely images out of the Panavision G2, don’t you think?

W&S @ SXSW

May 18, 2011 by  
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Gray’s work found its way into this year’s SXSW Film Fest not once, but twice! Both the teen vampire comedy feature “My Sucky Teen Romance” (VFX) as well as the music video “Worth It” (camera op) were festival selections. Once again, congrats to director Emily Hagins, producer Paul Gandersman, VFX supervisor Brian Behm (who was […]

SERIES PILOT – Do-Overs, scene 4

May 18, 2011 by  
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An overnight shoot at downtown Austin’s Seaholm Power Plant provided the fourth scene for the MadHatterCollective‘s pilot for bad-cop-worse-cop drama series “Do-Overs.” This scene completes the first full sequence in the story. Special thanks to cast members Ben Wolfe, Drew Whelpley, Ken Thomas, and Jimmy Gonzales, and crew members Isaac Hammons, Melody Lopez, and Dustin […]

VFX FOR FEATURE MOVIE – My Sucky Teen Romance

May 18, 2011 by  
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So let’s say you pull together the resources to direct your latest feature, a charming anti-“Twilight” take on high school vampire romance (and let’s set aside that you’re actually juggling attending high school while shooting). You wrap principle photography and assemble a rough cut just in time to make the late submission cutoff to SXSW […]

PROMOTIONAL VIDEOS — Rudy Reyes, Next Dragon, Tough Mudder

May 17, 2011 by  
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Here’s the latest video work centered around martial artist, actor, and former recon marine Rudy Reyes, host of forthcoming martial arts reality show “The Next Dragon.” First up, we have a peek at some footage from a personal bio segment, shot on Red One. This is followed by the latest “Next Dragon” promo video shot […]

DOCUMENTARY – Righting Wounds

May 16, 2011 by  
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Melody Lopez has taken the leap and begun shooting her first documentary, “Righting Wounds.” The doc is an inspiring look at people who use writing, in whatever format, in order to facilitate recovery after traumatic experiences. Over the course of this year’s shoot, we’ll be collecting conversations with authors and professors, soldiers and screenwriters — […]

VFX — The Duplass Brothers’ “Jeff Who Lives At Home” for Paramount Pictures

May 16, 2011 by  
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W&S has begun offering visual effects (VFX) services! We’re very proud to announce that the first such gig was working on the new Paramount Pictures feature from writers/directors Jay and Mark Duplass (Puffy Chair, Baghead, Cyrus), titled Jeff Who Lives At Home. Gray’s work can be seen in shots that feature star members of the […]

SERIES PILOT – Do-Overs, scene 3

May 16, 2011 by  
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The MadHatters are at it again, this time knocking out the third of four planned scenes for series pilot “Do-Overs.” Half the shooting was done on location, half in W&S’s greenscreen studio. We’ll let you know as soon as you can check out final footage!

SERIES PILOT – Do-Overs, scene 2

April 30, 2011 by  
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Here are a handful of stills from the latest scene of “Do-Overs,” a series pilot by the MadHatterCollective and starring Austin actors Ben Wolfe and Drew Whelpley! Stay tuned — we’ll let you know as soon as you can watch the videos!

SCREENWRITING SERVICES

April 28, 2011 by  
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W&S was recently hired to write the script for upcoming short-format comedy “TextMex!” Got a pitch that you need transformed into a full screenplay? Whether your needs are narrative, commercial or corporate/industrial, we can develop any concept you have. Talk to us!

SHORTS/ACTOR SUPPORT – Scenes for Actor Demo Reel

April 28, 2011 by  
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Need to spice up your acting reel? Austin company Expressions in Video hired W&S’s Gray G. Haddock to serve as director of photography for a series of short scenes showcasing up and coming local actors. Seen here are a series of unprocessed screen captures from the shoot.

TV PILOT — Who will be… THE NEXT DRAGON

October 12, 2010 by  
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W&S had the privilege to serve as AD and camera operator on the concept pilot for new martial arts reality show “The Next Dragon,” currently under development by Iron Dragon Productions and Innovative Renderworks. Special thanks to producers Arnie Reyes and Janell Smith as well as director Marcel Rodriguez. Congratulations to host Rudy Reyes and […]

SHORT – Time to play “Charades!”

September 22, 2010 by  
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Gray provided camera work on Shiraz Jafri’s adult comedy short “Charades” (as mentioned previously) — and the final product is now available for you to see! (warning: contains adult language)

Do-Overs: Pilot for Web Series

September 22, 2010 by  
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W&S was proud to participate in the development, production and post for the kickoff of  “Do-Overs” for the Mad Hatter Collective.  Stay tuned for the “are they dirty or aren’t they” cop drama’s first episode to hit the web.  In the meantime, a handful of screengrabs from the opening scene…

SHORT – “The Special,” Food Porn?

June 13, 2010 by  
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In this photo, director of photography John Bryant makes final adjustments to the “knife cam” attached to actor Gopal Bidari, as director Shiraz Jafri, location sound operator Greg Armstrong, and electrician Tom Shinn look on. Director Shiraz Jafri, having worked with us on his previous short film “Charades,” hired W&S to serve as Assistant Director, […]

SHORT – “Project: RANT!”

May 12, 2010 by  
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W&S has shot an episode of Pitch Production’s infamous Project: RANT! Watch out for “Kinky Boyfriend” on their website this summer (as soon as they figure out how to deliver their new, racier versions of episodes).

SHORT – A Very Arnie Christmas?

May 12, 2010 by  
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Check out the demented comedy stylings of Shiraz Jafri and Gopal Bidari‘s “Arnie Schwartzenegger!” Also featuring Austin’s own burlesque beauty Ruby Joule of performing troupe The Jigglewatts! W&S was happy to serve as co-producer, sound op, and camera and equipment provider on the shorts.

Concept Short for Future Feature

January 13, 2010 by  
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Rafael Ruiz, director and co-writer of 2009 Austin Film Fest Selection “Holy Hell,” used W&S as cameraman and equipment provider on his concept short for a forthcoming feature-length project. We shot on an HVX200 as well as a Canon 7D. Can’t relate any more details than that, but here is a tiny handful of uncorrected […]

SHORT – Life is a game of “Charades”

October 13, 2009 by  
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W&S was hired  by director Shiraz Jafri to provide camera work for his latest short film “Charades.” The short is in final sound mix and score is being added, and will be posted here as soon as it’s complete and ready for the festival circuit.  In the meantime, here are various screencaps from the raw […]