Thursday, December 27, 2012

Our interview with the IFN Film Blog

A few weeks ago we were interviewed by Jason Bunyan of the IFN Film Blog for our upcoming music video for Distant Correspondent.  Hot off the press here it is.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

First day of shooting for Distant Correspondent's music video

We just completed our first shoot for Distant Correspondent's music video. Here is a sneak peak.  More to come soon!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

IFN Film Mention

We have been working with the amazing band Distant Correspondent  and will have a video out soon. Last week we got a nice write up in IFN film. Lots more coming down the pike!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Branding for Megan Mylan's documentary Raca

We have just completed a poster for a new documentary by Oscar winning Megan Mylan premiering in Brazil. Previously we worked with Tom Metz on the splash page for this film and we have our fingers crossed for a fantastic reception.

Joel Zito and Oscar winner Megan Mylan release documentary about racial inequality in Brazil.

Splash page for Megan Mylan's documentary Raca

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Craftsy Commercial

We finally completed the Craftsy Cake Commercial!  The commercial will air soon nationwide on channels like TLC, HGTV, Food Network and The Discovery Channel. 

Executive Producers John Levisay, Josh Scott and Sara Shriver
Director Emily Lawrence
Writer Jonathan Michael Garcia
Cast Brianna Firestone, Julia Elstun Payne, Sonia Justl
Producer Craig Ormiston
Associate Producer Jane Glenn
Director of Photography Joe Baran
Grip & Electric Justin Lang, James Clark, Shaun Ouwinga
Art Director JonPaul Riggle
Motion Graphics Artists Heather Crank, Scott VanArsdale, JonPaul Riggle & Ari Feldman
Lead Promotional Editor Ari Feldman
Editor Daniel Ito
Sound Mix Coupe Studios Music Inc.
Wardrobe Nicole Askari & Jane Glenn
Hair & Makeup Artist Danica Jardien
Cake Consultant Colette Peters
Cakes by Maggie Austin (Maggie Austin Cake), Anne Heap (Pink Cake Box), Erin Schaefgen (Three Little Blackbirds)

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Two More Documentaries

We are just about to start working with two very talented filmmakers Lucinda Spurling of Afflare Films (we are thrilled to work with her again) and a new client and Gillian Klempner of Spokeswoman Productions. Lots of new work coming soon!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

We are just finishing up some branding for a Bay Area company called WeddingSmith.They provide documentary style videos for weddings (not to mention Smith is  really fantastic person). Here is a sneak peek.

Friday, April 13, 2012

We had the pleasure of working with a fabulous Copy Writer David Obuchowski of CopyRocker who will be delving back into the freelance world in a week. If you're looking for some Rocking Copy, check out the link above. Good luck David!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

This week Crank Design along with the fabulous Tom Metz are working on a splash page for the oscar winning  Megan Mylan' s new documentary Raca. It will be live next week, we are so thrilled to be working with Megan again.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Full Circle

About nine years ago I made a film for my thesis project "Perception" on no budget, with a toy camera  and lots of determination. Thanks to the encouragement of my professor Jim Kenney, I entered and won the film/video section of the Adobe Achievement Awards. It was thrilling to be flown to N.Y., have a private party in the Guggenheim, as well as to have my work on display in the museum for two weeks. Not to mention meeting some of my design idols, Chipp Kidd, Sagmeister and a chance encounter Jonathan Wells (founder of res fest) who sent my film around the world in his film festival. As well as the gregarious Lynda Decker who gave me the most important career advice I've ever received.

I have had the great fortune to work on many amazing films, with amazing film makers who are changing the way we see the world we live in (Suzan Beraza's "Bag it", Megan Mylan's "Smile Pinki", Abbey Ginzberg's "Soul of Justice",  Tiore Film's "Mother Caring for Seven Billion").

Then out of the blue, Adobe contacted me and asked if I would judge the Adobe Achievement Awards for 2012. Wow, what an honor to be on the other side,  in a position to possibly change someone's life. I have now come full circle.

Reflecting over the past several years, I am awed by my good fortune and the generosity of all the amazing people that have shared their creativity, inspiration, and dreams with me.