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Services

Our services in film, web, and design range from full-service custom work to à la carte consulting

FILM + WEB + DESIGN

Creative Direction

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

Cinema Production

  • Commercials and campaigns
  • Music videos and showcase profiles
  • Documentaries and industrials
  • Branded content and webisodes
  • Theater, television, online, and mobile optimization
WEB

Front-end Design

  • Concept sketches and wireframes
  • User interface design (UI)
  • User experience design (UX)
  • Cross-platform programming
  • Unobtrusive JavaScript
  • Search engine optimization (SEO) and information architecture
 

Back-end Development

  • Documented, object-oriented programming
  • Scalable, fast database architecture
  • User-generated content and login systems
  • Multi-server admin and management
  • Amazon S3, Google Apps, and API integrations
 

User Experience

  • Traffic reports and analytics
  • E-mail and social media marketing
  • Quality control (QC) testing and user scenarios
  • Procedural documentation
  • Media or browser specific variations
  • Mobile, tablet, laptop, and desktop responsiveness
DESIGN

Print Design

  • Logo, branding, and brand collateral
  • Document layout and typesetting
  • RGB/CMYK production and proofing
  • Printing oversight
  • Product, portrait, and candid photography

Our Work

We specialize in film, web, and design, especially for small businesses, 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

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CONFERENCE

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

Our workflow for every job hits the mark, on time and on budget

 

We start with a conversation.

We chat, going from the big picture to the little details to learn what you know and love. We listen, taking notes and pinning to cork boards. We collaborate, asking about goals, metrics, and sustainable solutions. Each idea we pitch is tailored to you.
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We deliver Phase 1.

Film: Pre-Production
Web and Design: Creative Direction

We provide lo-fi sketches and high-concept ideas about what you and your brand can do. We focus a strategy that works for all your creative, user, and business needs and desires.
 

 

We start Phase 2...

Film: Production
Web and Design: Front-end Design

We agree on the scope of the work and come up with a structure for the work. We hit the ground running with how things look and feel.
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...and deliver Phase 2.

Film: Post-Production
Web and Design: Back-end Development

We continue with the skeleton for the project, laying out what goes where and sharing a proof of concept that shows what we got in the context of its final medium and devices.
 

 

We deliver Phase 3.

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

We finalize the surface of the work, embracing the little details and going the extra mile with delivering in optimized, findable ways to your audience.
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We high-five.

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

We look at analytics and see what worked, especially for the many long-term projects we have that can iterate and evolve sustainably.
 


Care and attention to every job

Supervised Hosting

With our web (design and/or development) or film (production and/or post-production), we can also provide secure, robust, and scalable hosting

Responsive and Compatible

Your website and/or video works on devices large and small, be it a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or large screen desktop

Project and Content Management

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

Direct Support

Defining and managing your brand can be challenging — we're here to help provide solutions

What we trust to powering every step

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

Content and Search Engine Optimization

Your site uses the latest standards -- structured data Schema.org tags and OpenGraph markup -- as well as compliance vetted by Google Webmaster Tools and YSlow 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!
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