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W&S @ SXSW

May 18, 2011 by  
Filed under featured, music videos, shorts/features

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  
Filed under featured, shorts/features

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  
Filed under featured, shorts/features, VFX

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  
Filed under featured, shorts/features

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 […]

NATIONAL COMMERCIAL — Carino’s “Abused by Tradition” Campaign

May 17, 2011 by  
Filed under commercial/industrial, featured

The latest in a series of national spots we’ve done for Carino’s Italian, this is the first in their “Abused by Tradition” advertising campaign. This spot was shot by Gray G. Haddock and Paul Gandersman on a Red One for ZaneTV. Congrats to Zane Rutledge and Jeff Stolhand on the kickoff to the campaign.

DOCUMENTARY – Righting Wounds

May 16, 2011 by  
Filed under featured, shorts/features

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  
Filed under featured, shorts/features, VFX

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 […]

COMMERCIAL — “Smiles” for C2C Multimedia

May 16, 2011 by  
Filed under commercial/industrial, featured

When C2C‘s director of photography became unavailable for their last-minute “pickup” shoot, they reached out to Gray to complete the job. Congrats to C2C (as well as Scabfarm for the fantastic puppets) for such a fun and unique spot! If this doesn’t get your kid into a better mood about visiting the dentist, nothing will:

WEBISODES – Carino’s MasterPasta Theater: Pasta Harvest

May 16, 2011 by  
Filed under commercial/industrial, featured, multimedia

What, you never heard of the Pasta Harvest? How else do you think they grow pasta? W&S was hired by ZaneTV to provide camera work, location sound, gear and even wardrobe and props for the latest round of webisodes for Carino’s Italian. Video sample is below, and be sure to check out Carino’s Pasta Harvest […]

WEDDING – Vintage Villas

May 16, 2011 by  
Filed under featured, live event

Another gorgeous wedding video from 1023’s Wedding Theater, including camera work by W&S’s Gray G. Haddock! Whether you’re a bride in need of an entire wedding video package, or are a video team in need of an additional shooter with gear, contact us!

SERIES PILOT – Do-Overs, scene 3

May 16, 2011 by  
Filed under featured, shorts/features

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!

LIVE EVENT CAPTURE – Celebrando Austin

May 16, 2011 by  
Filed under featured, live event

C2C Multimedia hired Gray to cover the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s annual fete “Celebrando Austin!” A lovely evening, filled with fine food and entertainment — and it was very fun to hang with the C2C crew again!

NATIONAL COMMERCIAL – Carino’s Italian, “Let It Snow!”

May 15, 2011 by  
Filed under commercial/industrial, featured, VFX

Congrats to ZaneTV on their first national commercial for Carino’s Italian, for which W&S worked the pre-light and visual effects (VFX) test shoot. The spot, shot on a RED One, was the result of a commercial idea contest at Carino’s and was written up in a “Campaign Spotlight” article in the New York Times as […]

LIVE EVENT / ACTOR SUPPORT — A Christmas Carol

May 15, 2011 by  
Filed under actor support, featured, live event

Austin Playhouse‘s “A Christmas Carol” has been a holiday treat for years. This original adaptation uses over 60 characters, all performed by award winning storyteller Bernadette Nason. W&S was brought in to capture a performance of this year’s encore engagement, using a very simple 1 camera person, 2 camera setup.