For a full view of all the collateral we made, scroll down through the images but here is a quick summary of what we created!
3d Logo Design
Main Poster with fully built Emerald City and scape (see video build for details)
Art Posters (Photography and Design)
Print and Online Ads
Social Media Graphics
Screen Print Poster design
Motion Poster (Design and Animation)
Official Trailer (Filming, Editing and all Graphics)
Behind the Scenes features (Filming, Editing and all Graphics)
Behind the Scenes photography (including some film black and white photos by Timothy Ditzler)
Vlog intro/outro and editing
Projections (Filming, Editing, Animation, Graphic Manipulation)
OFFICIAL LOGO AND POSTER DESIGN
DESIGN BUILD - Layer by Layer
BEHIND THE SCENES photo and video features
OFFICIAL TRAILER (filming, music arrangement and recording, editing and graphics)
ART AND CHARACTER POSTERS
NASHVILLE ARTS FASHION FEATURE PHOTOS
PRODUCTION PHOTOS (photography and projection design)
SCREEN PRINT POSTER DESIGN + FEATURE VIDEO
Back in August we had the immense pleasure of filming the music video for Thom Donovan's new single 'Shipwreck', featuring the exquisitely talented and lovely Ruby Amanfu. When Thom approached us with the track he had co-written with Wyclef Jean a couple months prior to filming, we had loved the haunting nature of the lyrics and music right away. Married with Ruby's vocal performance, we knew we wanted to dive in creatively to the project. We spent the next several weeks researching the origin of the lyrics (based on the epic poem 'The Tragedy of Romeus and Juliet, which precedes Shakepeare's 'Romeo & Juliet') and then put together the treatment, sent it to Thom, and crossed our fingers.
Thom loved the treatment and gave us the green light to begin pre-production on the project and our first call was to the Nashville Ballet. We knew we wanted to utilize some of their company members to help tell the story and thankfully Mollie Sansone, Jon Upleger, Keenan McLaren, Alex Meister, and Julia Eisen all said yes! Chris Stuart, also an NB company member, agreed to work with us to choreograph the dancers and he was just the right fit to help us execute our vision for the track. Secondly we needed to make sure to schedule the shoot when Ruby would be available as we knew her on screen performance would be powerful and beautiful and we wanted to do whatever we could to have her there.
We continued to reach out to everyone we knew would be the best fit to work with us on the video and landed the perfect team. To add to Tony's directing and my producing, we brought on Stephen Moss for lighting design and Susannah Smith White who made hair/makeup magic and the rest of our creative family all came together in just the right way to set up a great day of filming.
Key Grip TIMOTHY DITZLER Lighting Assistant EMILY YEAKLE Assistant to the Director REBECCA WHITWORTH Assistant to the Producer GABRIELLE TOLEDO Sound and Playback Operator TANNER ROMAN Dress Designer for Ruby Amanfu MATT LOGAN Wardrobe Assistant GABRIELLE GENITO Hair and Makeup Assistant JULIE HIGGINBOTHAM Location Assistant and Slate HEATHER CRAMSIE Production Assistant REBECCA NELSON Production Assistant TINA MASCARO Intern CARA TILGHMAN
Above is a little behind the scenes video from the shoot and below some stills from set and a stop motion video of our setup and shoot days! Check it out and then take a look at the OFFICIAL VIDEO for Thom Donovan's 'Shipwreck'. It was such a joy to work on this project and we are so happy to share it with you. Thom's new record drops February 2014. Be sure to check it out.
A hyper speed look at our setup and day of shooting
ANTHONY MATULA + AMANDA VALENTINE + NASHVILLE BALLET + UNION STATION HOTEL A brand design, photo and film company, an emerging fashion designer and dancers from a world class ballet company converge at a 100 year old historic train station turned hotel in a city that is on everyone's list of places to be.
PHOTOGRAPHY Anthony Matula WARDROBE DESIGNED BY Amanda Valentine * STYLING Melodie Madden Adams HAIR AND MAKEUP Elan Hair + Skin PRODUCER Laura Matula PHOTO ASSISTANT Rebecca Whitworth SPECIAL THANKS Jim Johnson and the Nashville Ballet
SHOT ON LOCATION AT UNION STATION HOTEL
APPEARING COURTESY OF NASHVILLE BALLET Krissy Johnson Dodge Julia Eisen Alexandra Meister Mark Allyn Nimmo Mollie Sansone Chris Stuart Julia Eisen Katie Vasilopoulous Andrea Vierra
*except for Chris Stuart and Mark Allyn Nimmo
Credits: Wardrobe & Design : MATT LOGAN Photography : ANTHONYMATULA Wig Design & Makeup : SONDRA NOTTINGHAM Milliner : ANNA ZEITLIN Actor & Model : LAURA MATULA Assistant to Mr. Matula : REBECCA WHITWORTH Assistant to Ms. Nottingham : JENNIFER STOKES CORDRAY
We had the pleasure of shooting the new JOHNNYSWIM music video this past week and it was such a pleasure to work with the stunning and uber talented duo of Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez. There is nothing quite like when the creative energies of different art forms combine to tell a story. This track is amazing and to have the heavy responsibility of putting it to visuals was not something we took lightly. We don't want to give away all the secrets, so we will just say a lot of blood, sweat, tears and excitement went into putting the treatment together. Also, a horse, a 366 acre farm, a bathtub, an office chair, a lake, and so much more. To say we had to come up with some inventive ways to get the shots we needed would be an understatement! We are so excited to show you the final video...once we have it edited!! For now, however, we have some great behind the scenes shots to show you. We love what we do and have such an amazing team of folks here and are so blessed to be able to work with so many talented artists, musicians, and business folk. Thank you also to the amazing folks at Samary Plantation for such a beautiful location! Horses may or may not be Abner's favorite animal.