It’s always exciting when a brand wants to take a stand and show what they believe in. So when Airbnb asked us to help craft another piece about acceptance — this one what some have termed as “shithole” countries — to air before the president’s 2018 State of the Union address, we jumped at the chance.
Editorial: WTBR | Color Grade & Audio Mix | MFD
Julian Edelman. New England Patriot. All-pro wide receiver. Two-time Super Bowl Champion. And children’s book author? That’s right. Taking a cue from “Flying High,” his book about a hard-working squirrel who learns to overcome physical limitations, so we hauled our 16mm camera out and braved the subzero Boston winter to make this charming film for Dropbox.
Production & Editorial: WTBR | Color Grad & Audio Mix: MFD
100% of WTBR staff learned to breakdance with Panasonic boom boxes. So we were pretty jazzed when they asked us to make a film celebrating their 100th birthday. We really went ham on this one, which feels a like a live action #fbf. It's ok if you have to look that one up.
Production & Editorial: WTBR | Color & Mix: MFD
Some of our friends asked us if we wanted to help film an artsy dance film for the SF Dance Film Festival. We said yes, well, because there’s dancing. And arrows. And axes. Many thanks to everyone who lent a hand on this one, which is currently making the rounds on the festival circuit.
Production: WTBR | Editorial: Relish | VFX: Tendril | Color Grade: MFD
When a client asks if you want to make a Holiday film starring 20 puppies, you say yes.
Agency: Muh-Tay-Zik Hof-Fer | Production & Post: WTBR | Color Grade & Audio Mix: MFD
A super fun in-store spot we put together for our friends at Google that interacted with the Home products in stores.
Creative: Google | Animation & Editorial: WTBR
Thorn is a non-profit that brings together the sharpest minds in tech, government, non-profit, and law enforcement to stop the trafficking of children. We were honored to help them create this mission video announcing their new partnership with Intel to develop facial recognition AI.
Creative: Intel & Thorn | Editorial & VFX: WTBR
Some might say it's a little early for holiday things, but we decided to lean into it with BarrettSF and made a few fun spots. With a woolly llama, a karate frog, and an introspective dinosaur–amongst others.
Agency: BarrettSF | Production & Editorial : WTBR | Final Color & Mix: MFD
We had the fantastic opportunity to create this special piece for Airbnb. It was a little bit crazy and a little bit rock n roll. Short story short, they bought a spot on Thursday morning and we delivered Thursday night. Pretty good.
Creative: Airbnb | Animation & Editorial: WTBR
Director Ben Leavitt, DP David McMurry, and EP Tim Pries went around the world playing with this amazing L16 camera from Light, and made this, and no one at the office got jealous at all. Except all of us.
Director: Ben Leavitt | DP: David McMurry | Production, Editorial & Animation: WTBR | Color & Mix: MFD
Sometimes, in life, you have to ask the big questions. The SETI Institute is asking one of the oldest: "Are we alone?" We partnered with Dropbox and the SETI Institute to capture a glimpse of how they're answering it. Which involved huge telescopes and the peering into the cosmic expanse. Pretty good.
Production: WTBR | Editorial: WTBR | Audio & Color: MFD
We couldn't imagine a better first project than a collaboration with a bunch of our favorite folks to pay tribute to our nation's Veterans. When our friends at Google told us they were bringing the Veteran's Day Parade to disabled veterans around the country using virtual reality, we were honored to have a part in the telling of that story. The film has been viewed over 15 million times on Facebook and YouTube, earning it the distinction of one of AdAge's top viral videos of the holiday season. Good things.
Director: Jonathan Zames | NY Shoot & Edit: Lonely Leap | CA Shoot: WTBR
When the work you do makes your 12-year-old self super proud. We had all the fun making these spots for WWE's Supercard game with Barrrett SF.
Agency: BarrettSF | Animation & Editorial: WTBR
Meet Otto. The world’s smartest digital lock. And perhaps the most handsome. Rendered in glorious 3D with creative direction by our friends at Partners in Crime.
Creative: Partners in Crime | Music: Songs for Film & T.V. | Animation & Editorial: WTBR
We made some real special spots for our friends at Golfbook. Take a look and have a laugh.
Partners in Crime ECD: Stephen Goldblatt | Director: Brian L. Perkins | DP: Brett Simms | Production & Editorial: WTBR | Audio Mix & Color: Mission Film & Design
Here we have some spots displaying some new fashion just in time for awkward Easter photos.
GSP Producer: Mallory Guraya | GSP Creative: Jeff Gillette | Director: Brian L. Perkins | DP: Brett Simms | Production & Editorial: WTBR | Audio Mix & Color: Mission Film & Design
We made some f&*$#ing hilarious holiday spots with our friends at Sodastream. Hope you enjoy them as much as we do.
SodaStream Producer: Emma Froelich-She | Director: Brian L. Perkins | Production & Editorial: WTBR | DP: Ethan Indorf | Color & Mix: MFD
We had the great pleasure of shooting and putting together this anthem film for Togetherhood. Learn more about how they are connecting families with quirky kids here.
DP: David McMurry | Production & Editorial: WTBR
A super fun spot we did for Adobe documenting a collaboration between a sign painter/glass gilder and a stained glass/tattoo artist as they build an art piece to their hero, Lemmy Kilmister.
Edelman Producer: Kirsten Golden | Edelman Creative: Tony Johnson | Production & Editorial: WTBR | DP: Brett Simms | Audio & Mix: MFD
We had the wonderful pleasure of working on this trailer with Google for the National Parks Service's Centennial.
Google EP: Eloise Harper Connolly | Google Director: Nick Carbonaro | Production Company: Stink Digital | Director/DP: Adam Newport Berra | Editorial & Title Animations: WTBR | Audio & Mix: Silver Sound
It was an honor to have worked with A Life Story Foundation to bring such a powerful story to the world. Big thanks to everyone who gave their time and energy to help make this happen. You guys are the best.
For more info on ALS and how you can help, check out A Life Story Foundation's website.
Director: Nico Carbonaro | DP: David McMurry | Edit: David Goldstein | Music & Audio Mix: JR Narrows | Color: MFD
Drop us a note if you'd like to inquire about our services or just chat about life; we'd be happy to talk. We can't say we have the answers to everything, but we'll be smiling while trying our best.
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We had the pleasure and honor of helping Google spotlight women during International Women's Day. It was one of the most successful Google Doodles ever and we had so much fun shooting and cutting this inspiring piece together.
SF Director: Amanda Micheli | SF Shoot: WTBR | Editorial: David Goldstein | Sound & Audio Mix: MFD | Animation: Google Doodle Team
This was a fun collaboration with the boys over at The Pursuit where we had a chance to capture Billiam's story on how and why he (they) are pursuing denim tailoring.
Director & DP: Nico Carbonaro | Editorial: WTBR | Sound & Music: JR Narrows | Photo: Ben Lebovitz
When technology catches up with the future, we get closer to reality. We had a blast shooting this product reveal with our friends at Google. We hope you get a giggle out of it.
Director: Jonathan Zames | Edit: Garin Glassy | Production: WTBR | Color: Nice Shoes | Music: Headquarters | Audio Mix: JR Narrows
A renaissance man with talents in painting, photography, music and cooking, to name a few. Chase is a craftful editor who shares his laid back and light hearted enthusiasm with everyone he meets. He can also pull off a pretty solid cannonball.
A former sponsored skateboarder and professional team roper who may or may not have gotten kicked out of high school, PJ eventually got his shit together and founded one of the country’s first interactive agencies -- Frank Advertising -- in 1995. Since then, he’s worked as a VP of Development at the Artist Colony, a producer at Radium, and EP at eLevel (GSP’s internal production company co).
PJ founded WTBR in 2015 with Tim Pries, and still looks fantastic in a cowboy hat.
Cover Photo: Chase Roselli
Like the soft cool breeze on a hot summers day or the tickling of a light feather under your foot, the little joys that come from the beauty of life are what make the world go round. Simply put, Tim Pries is joy in life, he is a laugh in the early morning or the creative spark that fuels the fire. A true individual in every positive form of the word; helping shape the world around him into a better, more creative, fun-loving place. It’s no wonder people gravitate to him and the projects he is involved in. They are all based around good values and flat out enjoyment. Have a little fun, make some stuff, and pass it on; the world will be a better place (these are probably his words if he hasn’t said them already).
With a background in architecture, Jess is a talented Animator...and Baker. She creates magic on the screen and enjoys baking fresh treats for the team every Monday morning, which leaves us in need of extra naps and walks throughout the day.
A man who is constantly moving and in the know. Phil followed his pursuits across the country on his motorcycle with cohort Ben, to put together a handbound book of this Nation's great craftsmen and women. When he's not on his motorcycle he wears the many hats it takes to help make everything run here at WTBR.
The sign says so.
Personal Photo: Jess Gibson