click here to watch - BTS @ UNIVERSAL STUDIOS- SUPER BOWL SPOT

Check out this behind the scenes look at the Super Bowl spot I produced in January 2015 for E! Entertainment's launch of "The Royals," starring Elizabeth Hurley & William Mosley.  We spent 2 nights on the Universal Backlot recreating a London urban environment, complete with rain FX gags, high speed Phantom footage, Technocrane, motion control dolly, and a perfectly styled cast of almost 100 principals & extras.  The full :60 directors cut follows the brief BTS piece:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwSq6koN_wA

CARSON DALY & THE VOICE TEAM UP WITH KIA

We recently shot a series of 4 on-air pieces for NBC's The Voice featuring a customized Kia designed by host Carson Daly.  Shoot locations included Kia's Irvine HQ, the automotive factory in New Jersey, The Voice Live Stage, & Universal Studios Citywalk Hollywood, where we staged a live event unveiling the finished product.  For a behind the scenes photos and details from the shoot, have a look here:  http://www.examiner.com/article/carson-daly-s-special-the-voice-kia-soul

WHAT MOVES YOU

Click below to see a recent article from AdHugger on Jon's recent Blueyed Pictures/ATTIK brand shoot for Scion:

http://www.adhugger.net/2012/10/10/scion-and-attik-show-scion-story-in-a-new-what-moves-you-cross-media-brand-campaign/

TCRS 8.0 WALKAROUND

Jon's recent production- the Scion tCRS 8.0 Walkaround video, shot at South Bay Studios in Long Beach, CA, recently hit the web.  This 2 camera stage shoot utilized the new Canon C300s with beautiful results thanks to a great team featuring DP Dana Christiansen, 2nd unit DP Dean Mitchell, Art Director Loren Lyons, and the rock solid Jen Cafferty/Jeff Woods production tandem.  This piece features auto designer Troy Sumitomo and his Huntington Beach based Five Axis team:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1U6BN75Ohg

SCION FRS - OH DEER!

During our recent shoot for the new FRS up on Mt. Tam in Marin County, our stunt driver Ken Gushi had a bit of a close call with some local wildlife.  Check it out here:

http://www.scion.com/blog/2012/02/10/close-call-scion-fr-s-commercial-shoot-behind-the-scenes/

LEXUS GS SHOOT

"The Beast" and its sequel recently hit the air, promoting the new 2013 Lexus GS.  We shot it back in November but had to keep it under wraps in the name of "Big Game" secrecy.  Here is an inside look at the making of our Super Bowl spots:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9hpZbsdvOk&feature=relmfu

A PALACE FIT FOR ZEUS

Now that the latest Scion tC RS "Zeus" spots have hit the airwaves (and the web), its safe to let you in on a little sneak peek at our production.  Our Art Director Loren Lyons, who created this lavish Greco-Roman set befitting the God of Gods, was kind enough to document this project on time lapse video.  The clip starts with our blank canvas- the empty soundstage at Red Studios (formerly Ren-Mar).  From there, watch us go from set build to rigging to prelight to shoot to wrap to derigging and a clean strike:

http://gallery.me.com/lorenlyons#101497

 

UNWRAPPING THE BRAND NEW SONY F65

This past March, I had the opportunity (and challenge) to produce the inaugural shoot for a brand new camera, the SONY F65.  Our short film, entitled "The Arrival," was directed and shot in Los Angeles by Curtis Clark, ASC.  It debuted in early April at NAB in Las Vegas. Sony Pictures Studios, Dark Light Pictures, Colorworks, and of course Sony Electronics collaborated on this project; and we could not have done it without the kindness & generosity of Otto Nemenz, Panavision Remote Systems, and Line 204.

Here is a behind the scenes look at the shoot, and some exclusive commentary from Curtis:

http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/video/channels-cinealta/video-cinealta_f65_the_arrival_behind_scenes/

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