TV Show

Destination Beer

About a year and a half ago, we were approached by a producer out of Houston TX about the possibility of making a TV show pilot. He said it would feature travel and beer. After talking to Chris and agreeing on terms, we decided to move forward with the project.

Chris flew up from Houston and he, along with Jason Randles from Deschutes Brewery and our crew filmed for three days in the beautiful city of Bend OR.

The edit took us a while.  We hired the super talented Duane Shrode and he, along with Marshall Burgtorf and myself (Paul) edited and color corrected/ and picked up shots/and edited and color corrected until we were done.  In the meantime, Chris was floating the show in front of networks.  They all came back with one piece of advice:  “Add travel.”

So in March 2015, Chris flew back to Bend and we filmed him participating in various Bend OR type sports.

Marshall edited it in and boom! Here you go: WK’s first TV show. We hope there will be many more.

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Gary Gruner’s Sock Puppets, Aircraft Instruments and Deschutes 25th

I’ve said it before, and I will say it again.  One of the great parts of our job is the amazing amount of variety we experience in the day-to-day.  One day we are literally hanging out of airplanes as they narrowly escape hitting a rocky, mountain ridge, and the next day we are filming sock puppets in our studio. Then on Saturday, we get sent out to film Deschutes Brewery’s 25th-anniversary mountain bike ride and party in the park.

Hope you enjoy checking out our videos as much as we enjoyed making them.

Electronics International wanted a video to highlight one of its high-end airplane instruments.   We needed to show the functionality but also wanted to make it a little more exciting.  We worked together with Michael Roberts to shoot takeoffs, landings, in-flight shots and chase scenes.

Gary Gruner wanted something out of the box, and Anne Marie Daggett of The Marketing Department delivered. Collaborating with a creative from Texas, and a bunch of our amazing friends (Duane and Liz, Kecia Kubota, Anne Marie, and more) we filmed these toys against our studio green screen, composited in After Effects and edited in Premiere Pro CC.  The original music came from Freddie Gateley.

Deschutes Brewery is a landmark in Bend Oregon and the Craft Brewing world.  Established in 1988, they have literally grown from a little pub downtown to a nationwide distributor.  All that growth deserves a little celebrating. WK was there to record their anniversary ride and party in the park.

Another part of Deschutes’ 25th-anniversary celebration was a collaboration between Deschutes Brewery and Great Lakes Brewing Co. We were privileged to make this video highlighting this collaboration brew (Imperial Smoked Porter).