Category: Creative

2017 at Furman Pictures

2017 has been busing for sure. I spent much of the winter working in After Effects for one of the worlds largest business creating advanced motion graphics for marketing and training. In spring, I worked in Europe running the A-cam on a documentary miniseries. This summer spent quite a bit of time working on one of my YouTube channels, Rat and Cat, where I blow off of steam and just have fun making rough and rugged videos about country life. And this fall I client wanted a new intro, promos and motion graphics for a television series they produce as well as working for one my top secret clients in After Effects.

Aside from creating content for clients, I’ve working on voicing my opinion in hopes of positively affecting media trends.

I plan on putting together a future post for my Furman Pictures Youtube channel focusing on using Adobe products, especially Adobe Premiere. Premiere plagued with ridiculous bugs such as: crashing when you copy and past a title, not being able to sort video clip thumbnails by file name or date, thumbnails loading painfully slow, many trim features not working when you are zoomed out on the timeline, and poor tools for moving clips on a timeline, and it’s sluggishness with larger projects. I’ve had Adobe engineers contact about the latter. Hopefully they’ll do something about these really poor design flaws.

It’s also been interesting dealing with YouTubes screening process where random companies seem to claim music content in your video but won’t respond to inquires. It makes creating content for one of the best forms of marketing out there very difficult.

The Gulf, Furman Pictures On Location

Here’s raw footage from Warren Weisman’s The Gulf crowdfunding teaser. It was a  filmed near Portland, Oregon on a nice cool day. The cast were a bit cold, especially for scenes where they had to look sweaty.

Ever Wonder if Mother Earth is Real?

Ever wonder if Mother Earth is real? Hestia Home Biogas just launched the commercial produced by Furman Pictures. It features a family surprised when the “magic” of biogas turns out to be real magical guest.

Hestia creates biogas generators that can convert compost into gas for cooking at home, powering generators or even fueling vehicles. Some cities are using Hestia’s industrial units to digest the city’s composed and in turn fuel their dump trucks. Hestia biogas generators are also on the roofs of some of a number of well know forward thinking companies across the country.

The production was filmed in Eugene, Oregon. Furman Pictures is based in the Northwest, serving Portland, Oregon and the world.

To see other behind the scenes clips from this project, visit Furman Pictures on Facebook.

Melissa Etheridge & HyperJamz – Furman Pictures On Location

Go behind the scenes with Furman Pictures on a project for HyperJamz, HyperPower Game Group introducing her debut music video game, “Take My Number” Phone Book Challenge. Furman Pictures, LLC handled production, post and Melissa Etheridge’s sound bites for the game.

Miller’s Wheel Music Video

Nelson Wright liked our style and we liked his. He asked us to to create a music video that was timeless and emotive for his new album. Whether you’ve been following our On Location video posts or your see this for the first time, check it out.

Millers Wheel Day 2 On Location- Challenges & Rewards

Here’s an On Location update from last weeks production. Good times, aside from my foot going through the floor.

Video Updates: Location Scouting for Nelson Wright’s “Millers Wheel”

This week, Nelson Wright and I went location scouting, did some auditions and worked on storyboards for a music video from his upcoming album. We visited the Issiquah Train Depot Museum, Georgetown Seattle and a couple other places. Check out these two onsite video updates:

 

Old Union Station

Seattle_-_Union_Station_interior_pano_01We are scouting locations for a music video in Seattle next month. One of the options is the Old Union Station. They gave us a green light to film there, but it turned out not to be quite the right look for this production. Still, it would have been a beautiful place to film. I want to give them a shout out because they are good people to work with. Keep them in mind if you have a production coming up.

New Projects with Landa & Others

Landa Pressure WasherIt’s been a busy time here at Furman Pictures with a full production and post production schedule for numerous clients. We have projects underway in Portland, Oregon and Vancouver and Seattle, Washington right now.

Here’s a photo that Charles snapped during a recent Landa product promo shoot. That project is currently in post production. I have to say it looked even cooler in person with the misty going.

You may have noticed a slow down with our “how to” blog posts. Basically we are working on revising those to be more concise and easy to read.

We are also working on developing a new media entertainment series that will be distributed direct to the client with profits being earned from ad sales.

Do you have ideas for a project you would like to discuss? It’s highly likely that we would enjoy working with you, so please give a call or email.

-Nikia

AMP Short Teasers Update

AMP Furman Pictures dramatic topic teasersHere is a quick update for the cast and crew of the dramatic short teasers written and directed by Nikia Furman, Furman Pictures, for AMP Studios that filmed in Portland, Oregon last month:

Producer Brian Belleau tells me there will be a delay in post production, maybe a couple months, due to big changes their organization is going through. Look for an update in June or July, 2013 on that project.