One of the areas that sets me apart from other directors is my love for VFX and the integration of Live action footage. I love dreaming about objects that don't exist and how do we put them into the shot and how does the actor interact with these elements... and how... well you get the idea.
After concepting the idea and performing a few tests, we reached out to our friends and colleagues and put together a fantastic team. Everyone who helped us with this project put in 120% effort. Thank you so much!
We are working on a behind the scenes video that will illuminate some of the finer details of the production. It was a grueling, chilly, all-night shoot and everyone pushed through until dawn.
A few things about our wonderful crew:
Huge thanks to Koerner Camera for helping us put together a great camera package. I always use them for all my camera rentals, super friendly and extremely helpful! Thanks again!
Zen Freese is an amazing Line producer, he really jumped behind this project and helped us make it a reality.
Russ Eaton, the DP, is always complete pleasure to work with. I can’t say enough about him. Always ready to tackle any situation.
Justin our AC is all about perfection. So much so that he wouldn’t let me move on until he had the shot, the focus pull had to be perfect! I love it.
Ken Riddle was our Key grip and that man was running lights and pushing our Steady cam around all night on a Chariot… Seriously, wait for the behind the scenes!
Harrisen Howes, steady cam… The man! He was running over obstacles backwards, riding in a chariot, or hanging out the back of a minivan. Like I said… The man!
My Post crew! You can always catch me gushing about them. Blain is turning into quite the designer, he brought you the digital walls as well as the shoe effects. Dylan can animate anything, whether it's compositing, editing, sound design or subtle little accents, he is dialed in. Brian, Griffen and Jesse, tracking and roto stars! I love my team... they are truly amazing and know how to get the job done!
I have saved the best for last! The lovely and extremely talented Kate Gray thanks for literally running ALL NIGHT LONG! Wow, what a hard worker that one is. Beautiful, talented, awesome to work with, ready to jump in, and always enthusiastic.
And without further ado here is the full crew list. Thank you all for your hard work!
A Cardboard Castle Original Production:
Runner: Kate Gray
Creative Director: Cooper Johnson
Executive Producer: Alicia Johnson
Director: Cooper Johnson
Producer: Zen Freese
Co-Producer: Benjamin Ross Lyerly
DP: Russ Eaton
AC: Justin O'Shaughnessy
Key Grip: Ken Riddle
Steady Cam Operator: Harrisen Howes
PA and DIT: Griffen Snow
Art Director: Cooper Johnson
Designer: Blain Klitzke
Editor: Dylan Leeds
Assistant Editor: Griffen Snow
DaVinci Color: Martin Melnick
Sound Design: Dylan Leeds
Lead Animator: Dylan Leeds
Animator: Blain Klitzke
Animator: Brian Smith
Animator: Griffen Snow
Animator: Jesse Leibhart