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videoCREW / VISIONSOUND FILMS has been directing, producing, writing and shooting a wide range of projects over the last few months. For Loyola Marymount University, videoCREW shot a servies of marketing videos. UCLA contacted the Crew once again to cover their graduation ceremonies. videoCREW and our sister company VISIONSOUND has a long history of producing engaging marketing videos for major campuses. videoCREW was hired to shoot a comercial with Olympic snowboarder Kelly Clark. MasterCard also called on the Crew for a commercial featuring various artists offering testimonials on the services provided by this major credit card. Stay tuned for more hightights!

LOS ANGELES: Toyota once again called on the Crew to direct and shoot viral testimonial videos on the all new Camry at their National Headquarters in Torrance, CA.. We were able to cover many angles by using POV cameras mounted inside and out and an operator filming the drivers as they commented on the car's features. With Yahoo we completed a fun series of employee communications modules for their eLearning department. Insurance Auto Auctions called on us for an exciting shoot at one of their fast-paced auctions held in downtown Los Angeles. This documentary style multi-camera shoot took place over several days acquiring over 20 hours of footage. For Stericycle's Sharps Disposal Services, videoCREW provided complete production and field producing/interviewing services in Anaheim. UCLA also tasked VISIONSOUND/ videoCREW to film Carlette Patterson on the Bruin's basketball court for the 10th anniversary of the Steve Patterson Award for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. (Video here.) Random House called on videoCREW to interview noir crime novelist James Ellroy for the launch of his new book "Perfidia." The shoot included b-roll and GVs of iconic Los Angeles sites as represented in his novels.

videoCREW completed a series of dealer training videos for the Toyota Tundra and Corolla. VISIONSOUND provided complete production services and crew, including director, DP, gaffer, teleprompter, makeup, grips and other crew. Camera and 3-tons of lighting and grip were also supplied. videoCREW completed all Los Angeles interviews and b-roll for an exciting documentary on world-renowned director Roger Corman (video here). Interviews included Mr. Corman himself and many stars that have appeared in his films over the years. Feld Entertainment (Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily) invited us to shoot a local commercial to promote their continuing tour schedule. Sprouts once again invited VISIONSOUND videoCREW back to their annual SproutsFest. Have a look at our work! Pease Click and scroll down: http://sproutsfest.com/index.html

ORANGE COUNTY: For Johnny Rockets Restaurants VISIONSOUND provided creative, scripting, directing and production services for another fun employee communications video. This informative yet light-hearted server training overview featured several talented actors playing the role of manager, assistant manager and food server. As with all JR communications pieces, this video conveys the fun and excitement of working at JR while explaining the demands of providing quality customer service. The video was shot on location over two days with a 3-tonf lighting and grip package, and a 20 plus crew, which included Steadicam, teleprompter, gaffer, best boy, grips, Key grip, assistants, and makeup.

ANAHEIM: VISIONSOUND FILMS also recently completed production on a large DRTV infomercial for Italian brand Super Sweeper Plus (click for video). Featuring two friendly hosts and a fun-loving family, the spot showcased several head-to-head competitions and a family of four who enjoyed the many benefits of this handy cordless vacuum.

LOS ANGELES: UCLA once again called on VISIONSOUND FILMS (videoCREW) to produce and shoot their yearly law school video. (Chase is always proud to drop by his old alma mater.) Royal Bank of Canada called on us to shoot interviews and b-roll for a marketing communications project. ENG style shoots such as these require the use of our 1-ton van with an assortment of grip and lighting, mostly used on broadcast interviews, documentaries and corporates.

SANTA MONICA: Magisto, the cool new online home video editing website, called on the CREW to shoot an energetic interview with the company's marketing VP to explain the many great features of this online tool.

VIDEO PRODUCTION SERVICES THROUGHOUT LOS ANGELES, LAS VEGAS, HOLLYWOOD, PALM SPRINGS AND ORANGE COUNTY:
Other projects include PDX Biotech, Sprouts Farmers Markets, Zetonna Allergy, Toyota, Boresha Coffee, Boost Mobile, Virgin Wireless, Sony, Current TV, PETCO, Johnson & Johnson, Dollar General, and Verizon.

videoCREW shot and produced several corporate videos, documentaries, commercials and public relations projects. The year kicked off with a major advertising firm asking us to provide complete production services on several political commercials for the upcoming U.S. elections. videoCREW supplied the entire crew, location scouting, permit services, staging, grip and lighting, props, craft and camera support. | INGLEWOOD: The County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services called on videoCREW to produce a film to help caregivers of adopted African American children understand the psychology and methods of hair care. See the film here! | videoCREW has a long history of interviewing Hollywood celebrities. HOLLYWOOD: Recently, videoCREW interviewed Helen Mirren ("The Queen") at her home where she shared her experience working with Fionnula Flanagan, a well-known Irish actress being honored with a lifetime achievement award by The Irish Film & Television Academy. | Once again, UCLA called on the VISIONSOUND to create a film for the UCLA School of Law. | LOS ANGELES: For NIVEA's National PDA Day, videoCREW once again interviewed R&B artist Ne-Yo, along with Wendy Williams, and Bill and Giuliana Rancic. The star-studded event encouraged couples to show affection for one another on this special day. | Documentary filmmaking continues to fill our slate. BEVERLY HILLS: For Channel 4 UK, videoCREW provided complete documentary field production services, including line producing, DoP, gaffer, sound, cameras and grip/lighting. The film, Elizabeth Taylor: Auction of a Lifetime, included interviews with Joan Collins, Mickey Rooney and Michael York.

For Johnny Rockets Restaurants, VISIONSOUND provided all creative production services for this fun look into the world of this international 50s-style restaurant chain. It was a fun project and especially gratifying to hear how much the entire crew enjoyed themselves during the filming.

Other projects included Sprouts Farmers Markets, Zetonna Allergy, Toyota, Boresha Coffe, Boost Mobile, Virgin Wireless, Sony, Current TV, PETCO, Johnson & Johnson, Constant Contact, Dollar General, and Verizon.

The year kicked off with a major advertising firm producing several politcal ads for the upcoming 2012 U.S. elections. videoCREW supplied all the crew, staging, grip and lighting, props, craft and camera support. (Format: Canon 60D)| The County of Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services called on videoCREW to provide producing and production services for a very special film about foster children. The objective was to help adoptive parents become aware of the psychological impact and importance of hair care among African American children. (Format: Canon 5D II) | videoCREW has a long history of interviewing Hollywood celebrities. Helen Mirren ("The Queen") invited us to her home for a short interview about her experience working with Fionnula Flanagan, a well-known Irish actress being honored with a lifetime achievement award by The Irish Film & Television Academy. (Format: DVCPRO HD, PAL) | Once again, UCLA called on the CREW to create an event video for the UCLA School of Law. | For NIVEA's National PDA Day, videoCREW once again interviewed R&B artist Ne-Yo, along with Wendy Williams, and Bill and Giuliana Rancic, who encouraged couples to show affection for one another on this special day. (Format: Canon C300) | Documentary filmmaking continues to fill our slate. For Channel 4 UK, videoCREW provided complete documentary field production services, including line production, DoP, gaffer, sound, cameras and grip/lighting. The film, Elizabeth Taylor: Auction of a Lifetime, included interviews with Joan Collins, Mickey Rooney and Michael York. (Format: Sony F800 XDCAM)

First off, HAPPY NEW YEAR! videoCREW has kicked off the new year with some new additions - cameras, grip and lighting. We've been in business for over 15 years and have seen a lot of change in our client's demands.

We kicked off with several video projects for a Samsung, tradeshow video, a documentary for the Wiggles on Nick Jr., featuring John C. McGinley (Scrubs) (Format: F900 HDCAM), and interviews with the nation's leading health industry CEOs and professonals, including Michael Dell, for Health Evolution Partners.

For Samsung, VISIONSOUND/videoCREW and director/producer Chase Roberts shot a fun sketch with guitarist Jeff "Skunk" Baxter of Doobie Bros. and Steely Dan fame. (Format: DVCPRO HD) Recently we were very fortunate to interview many great people, including Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter, and MJ guitarist Orianthi for Hard Rock Cafe's annual Imagine There's No Hunger event in support of WhyHunger. videoCREW also interviewed, shot, and produced/edited b-roll packages for Hard Rock Hollywood's Grand opening, which included a fun interview and performance by R&B Artist Robin Thicke. (Format: DVCPRO HD)

For the launch or the world's first sparkling liqueur NUVO, videoCREW interviewed, shot, produced and edited a b-roll package featuring Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria. B-roll and interviews included behind the scenes footage with Eva on NUVO's ad campaign photo shoot. We recently completed several red carpets, including the Dosomething.org annual awards show featuring Joe Jonas, Disney's Demi Lovato (see interview above), American Idols' Paula Abdul, Randy Jackson and Kara Dioguardi, Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz, cast of MTV's The Buried Life and many celebrities. Work from UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine continues, including dramatic vignettes featuring several talented actors playing schizophrenic patients. All casting and production services were provided by VISIONSOUND/videoCREW.

Other summer projects include another red carpet/behind the scenes shoot for Gen Art and Johnson and Johnson sponsored LA Fashion celebration. videoCREW also shot standup interviews with top industry models and designers. Other producing and video crew projects include a live two-camera interview with Jermaine Jackson for Dubai's MBC network; interviews at Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer's Disease Research at UCLA; interviews and coverage of Airbus Americas press conference with LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and McStarlite; press conference and interviews with Lakers' Guard Kobe Bryant for DKC PR on the release of Kobe Bryant's NBA 2K10 video basketball game.

Other work included more interviews with Airbus Americas, interviews and b-roll for USAA, GreenDog, PETCO, Verizon Communications and press conferences and b-roll for Genedics Clean Energy. video CREW also second unit produced an independent feature where we provided best boy, gaffer, key grip, sound, dolly grip, PAs, script supervisor and more. video CREW arranged the large green screen sound stage in Burbank and brought in 3 tons of lighting and grip, a Chapman dolly system and crane, mobile air conditioning, props, scenic and craft services. The three day shoot was a success and the director was very happy with the results. For Italian company Direct Marketing, videoCREW and sister company VISIONSOUND cast 9 male and 9 female consumers to test and explain the benefits of a new hair care product for an infomercial being aired in Europe. In addition to casting and crewing responsibilities, video CREW provided scripting, location scouting, directing and production design. The direct television spot was shot at an exclusive mansion in Newport Beach, CA. The large property gave us a variety of settings to shoot multiple interviews.

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