We offer top-notch custom work and consulting in film, web, and design

Our services cover...

FILM + WEB + DESIGN

Creative Direction

  • Strategic creative briefs
  • Scope and project management
  • Structure and information architecture
  • Skeleton and beta testing
  • Surface and launch
  • Marketing and communications
FILM

Cinema Production

  • Commercials and multi-spot campaigns
  • Music Videos and profiles
  • Documentaries and industrials
  • Branded content and webisodes
  • Theater, television, online, and mobile optimization
WEB

Front-end Design

  • Wireframe sketchs
  • Pixel-perfect user interfaces
  • Standard XHTML/HTML5
  • Accessible JavaScript/AJAX
 

Back-end Development

  • Documented, object-oriented PHP
  • MySQL database architecture
  • User-generated content and management
  • Multi-server Linux/Apache admin
  • Amazon S3 and Google Apps optimization
 

User Experience

  • Quality assurance testing and user scenarios
  • Detailed procedural documentation
  • Media or browser agent queries
  • Mobile, tablet, laptop, and desktop
DESIGN

Print Design

  • Branding
  • InDesign layout
  • RGB and CMYK production
  • Proof and printing oversight
  • Product, portraiture, and candid photography

Our Work

We often dive into film, web, and design, especially for small biz, higher ed, and non-profits

SCI-Arc Viewbook

WEB
Development, Design Implementation
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EDUCATION

HEALTH
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UCLA Center for East-West Medicine

FILM + WEB
Design, Development, Video

The Durfee Foundation

FILM + WEB
Co-Design/Development, Video
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FOUNDATION

SOUNDSTAGE
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Stage THIS

FILM + WEB
Design, Development, Event RSVPs, E-mail Blasts

Labor United for Universal Healthcare

WEB + DESIGN
Design, Development, Logo, Print Collateral
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ACTIVISM

EDUCATION
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UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (2008-2012)

FILM + WEB
Design, Development, Video, Custom CMS

Kitchen Table Consulting

WEB
Development, E-mail Design
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CONSULTANT

SMALL BUSINESS
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Musical Theater Los Angeles

WEB + DESIGN
Design, Development, E-mail Design, E-Commerce

Boba Fett Fan Club

WEB + DESIGN
Design, Development, Community Management
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FAN SITE

Our Process

We rock film, web, and/or design, often as a full-service, unified campaign but also gladly à la carte

What it's like to work with FWD:labs

We start with a conversation.

We get the ball rolling by asking questions, going from the big picture to the little details that you know and love. We listen and collaborate. We take notes and use cork boards. We ask about goals and strive at sustainable solutions. Each idea is customized to your needs.
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We deliver Phase 1.

Film: Pre-Production
Web and Design: Creative Direction

This step provides lo-fi ideas about what you and your brand can embody based on our chat. Our process involves recommendations for strategy, scope, structure, skeleton, and then surface, which often entails creative briefs, project management, information architecture, beta testing, and a comprehensive marketing communications launch plan

We deliver Phase 2A...

Film: What You See
Web and Design: Front-end Design

We do wireframe sketchs, pixel-perfect user interfaces, backwards-compatible HTML5, and asynchronous JavaScript, starting with a platform agnostic approach
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...and Phase 2B.

Film: What You Don't See
Web and Design: Back-end Development

We rock object-oriented PHP, scalable MySQL databases, user-generated content, multi-server Linux/Apache administration, and cloud-based Amazon S3 integration; we also comment and backup our code

We deliver Phase 3.

Film: Promotion and User Engagement
Web and Design: User Experience and Engagement

We go the extra mile with quality assurance testing, user scenarios, detailed procedural documentation, and testing for 4 platforms: mobile, tablet, laptop, and desktop
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We high-five.

Film: Watch and Enjoy
Web and Design: Share and Enjoy

We go the extra mile with quality assurance testing, user scenarios, detailed procedural documentation, and testing for 4 platforms: mobile, tablet, laptop, and desktop

Part of every job

Superior Asset Hosting

Your assets are securely stored and backed-up for you

Mobile Compatibility

Your work works on devices large and small

Content Management

For web work, we wrote our own CMS, but can also rock WordPress and other custom efforts

You Get Support

Your brand can be tricky — we're here to help

Powering Every Site

Data Servers

Your site runs via MediaTemple dedicated and shared servers, known for solid uptime, support, and security

Media Servers

Your work can be served by the Amazon S3 cloud-based content delivery network and its Cloudfront CDN

SEO

Your site is reviewed with Google Webmaster Tools, YSlow, and other SEO audits to get the most out of your content

Security

Your site can be set up with an SSL certificate to securely enable integrated e-commerce transactions

E-commerce

We can integrate with credit card payments (Stripe, PayPal) and checkout applications (WooCommerce)


Ready to go super fast forward?

Tell Us About Your Project

Questions? Browse support & help or contact us • we're here for you!
Photo: community art exhibit called "Glow" on the Santa Monica beach, taken by FWD:labs founder Aaron Proctor.