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15 Aug 2016

New Commercial! Lee’s Discount Liquor and Alien Tequila!

We had so much fun producing this piece!  Mr. Lee and Kenny Lee were absolute gems to work with, I’ve seen these guys on TV and billboards for years and it was an honor to produce a commercial for them.  Huge shootout to Rebecca Chavez and London Mace for their great work on this spot, also special thanks to Ib Gillette for his help on the 3D modeling.  Look out for the commercial on Las Vegas TV; it should start […]

19 Jul 2016

PolarPro ND/PL Filter vs DJI ND Filter – Phantom 4

PolarPro ND8/PL Filter (Cinema Series: Vivid) vs DJI ND8 Filter.  We purchased the PolarPro Cinema Series: Vivid collection of filters for our Phantom 4 drone.  After some basic tinkering with the PP filters, we got some great images. That said, we noticed a tint to the image and wanted to compare these to other filters to see how they performed.  We purchased the DJI ND8 and compared it to the PolarPro ND8/PL filter, the results are surprising. The biggest takeaway […]

15 Jul 2016

HOMELESS AT 16

High School is tough.  You’re trying to figure out what life is about, how to pass that math test, and how to avoid the jerk in gym class.  High school’s not easy, but it’s damn near impossible when you don’t have a place to sleep at night. In Las Vegas, there are over 6,000 kids that are either homeless or severely disadvantaged. NEW VIDEO: Project 150 – High School is Tough Enough It’s why Project 150 was created.  Their mission […]

13 Jun 2016

Goodwill of Southern Nevada – 20th Anniversary

We recently got the chance to work again with Goodwill of Southern Nevada for their Annual Community Awards Luncheon.  As part of the event, they played several videos that highlight individuals who have worked with them over the past year.  The stories these people tell are amazing, illustrating the value and impact Goodwill has on the community.  Goodwill’s mission is to get people back to work and they continue to do an incredible job here in Las Vegas. In addition, […]

27 Mar 2016

Chabad of Southern Nevada, 25 Years in the Making

We recently had the pleasure of working with Chabad of Southern Nevada to help them tell their story for their 25th anniversary.  The project itself was fairly large, with over a dozen people interviewed and tons of supporting footage compiled over the course of a month.  From the outside, we knew Chabad was a great organization that did wonderful things in the community, but to see behind the scenes and to hear their story first hand was a real treat. […]

08 May 2015

BMW TV! Boom!

BMW 3 Series – 40th Anniversary BMW TV, Boom! A couple of weeks ago Bavaria Films came to town to shoot the final portion of their five city BMW world tour in Las Vegas. The shoot was to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the BMW 3 Series and they selected to interview our favorite BMW nut, Chris Willett, owner of Sin City BMW. As the local production team, Black Raven Films provided crew, rented equipment, pulled permits and set up […]

13 Apr 2015

NAB 2015! I met Emm from CheesyCam!

Holy Toledo!  I love NAB!  The fact that I live in Las Vegas where NAB happens every year is like Christmas in April, a 20 minute drive to the convention center and I’m surrounded by 100,000 people, all geeking out over this video stuff.  I love it.  The other thing I love about NAB is that I get to meet some of my heroes in the industry. This year I got to meet and speak with Emm from Cheesycam.  Emm […]

10 Apr 2015

Location Scouting!

 We have a client coming to town for a car shoot and they’re looking for a location to capture the sunrise over the Las Vegas desert. That doesn’t sound difficult, but images with a car in the foreground and the desert and sunrise in the background that are still close to town and our location aren’t the easiest to come by. Red Rock doesn’t open with enough time to get set up, anything closer and you inevitably have power lines […]

31 Jan 2015

Justin Timberlake, The 20/20 Experience! MGM Grand, Stand In.

At the end of 2014 I had the extreme pleasure of being Justin Timberlakes stand in for his tech week at the MGM Grand here in Las Vegas.  This was for the final shows of his 20/20 Experience World Tour that took place January 1st and 2nd. This was the first time for me doing something like this.  As the show set up at the MGM, their crew had several days of tech rehearsal where they dialed in camera positions […]

13 Jan 2015

Speakers – Yamaha HS7 vs. HS5 vs. Presonus Eris E5

First, I’m not a sound guy.  I know enough about this to know I’m doing a lot of things incorrectly with setup, testing, etc.  That being said I learned some things as I bought and tried out these various speakers that may be useful to someone looking for themselves. Yamaha HS7   Yamaha HS5   Presonus Eris E5   eStudioStar on Ebay where I bought my HS7’s from.   Cheers,   Adam Kilbourn 🙂