Jul
03

Good Boy

Author // Ryan Grams

Good Boy

My fifth Minneapolis 48 Hour Film Project in a row! What a freaking blast! I served as the director of photography on this sci-fi piece with a twist. ;)

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May
18

Simonson's!

Author // Kylee Marie

Simonson's!

What a BUSY spring we've had!  Back in mid-April we were contacted by Simonson's Salon to create two commercial videos that would air for the first time at KDWB's Star Party - and of course we jumped at the chance!  The videos spotlight specific services Simonson's offers, including a red carpet blow-out treatment, hair extensions, and color bug...

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May
09

One Swell Taffy-Pulling Party!

Author // Kylee Marie

One Swell Taffy-Pulling Party!

In 2011 we began a partnership with the Science Museum of MN to create a series of educational short films on the topic of nanotechnology (watch the first Nano film here!!).  This spring, we completed the second and third shorts of the 4-film series, and I am SO happy with them...

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Apr
17

Ms. Savanah's Academic Oral Language

Author // Kylee Marie


We created this video for entry in the WIDA Best Practices Video Contest. Savanah is an ELL teacher at Lincoln International High School in South Minneapolis, and is also Ryan's sister! We love Savanah - and her students do, too. Ms. Savanah's class is made up of students between the ages of 14-22 years old, all with varied levels of education from their native countries...

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Nov
02

The Wonders and Worries of Nanotechnology

Author // Kylee Marie

The Wonders and Worries of Nanotechnology

It's been one crazy summer/fall! We've been busy with ad campaigns, moving to a new studio (!!!!), photos, commercials, short films and websites, but I wanted to take some time to share a project we are very excited to be a part of. In July, we created the first of a series of videos for the Science Museum of MN on the subject of nanotechnology, now a part of the NISE catalog and spreading quickly all over the web!

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May
04

Panasonic GH2 Overhaul Part 2

Author // Ryan Grams

Recently I spent the weekend with my family in Grand Forks, ND. I (intentionally) didn't bring much gear with me, but I did have my trusty GH2 + stock 14-40mm lens and my Steadicam Merlin. One afternoon while on a walk I did some shooting, and I wanted to see what kind of video I could put together while maintaining a 180° shutter angle.

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Apr
03

Panasonic GH2 Overhaul Part 1

Author // Ryan Grams

Ever since our first video capable DSLR (the Nikon D90), we've found ourselves using them more and more for our projects. The large sensor combined with the extremely affordable prices, hath proved delicious. Since 2008, we've owned and shot video with the aforementioned Nikon D90, Canon 7D, Canon T2i, Panasonic GH1(3), Canon 60D, and now the Pansonic GH2.

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Jan
24

Dolly

Author // Kylee Marie

Last week we attended the screening of Dolly, a short film from Blacksmith Productions that we worked on last fall. Lola starred in the film, Ryan worked his cinematography magic, and I was on set as the child wrangler/stunt coordinator/Lola’s proud mom, all at once!

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Jan
12

A Lesson in Rigging

Author // Ryan Grams

Back when the weather was warmer, I had the chance to use some of our more advanced rigging gear while working as the director of photography on a short film.  It was a run-and-gun, no-time-for-second-takes kind of shoot, but a lot of fun and a great chance to really put our gear to the test.

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