State of Affairs 2017

Around 11 years ago, as a student at Columbia College Chicago, I founded Beyond the Nametag Productions. It is meant to be an independent label to launch content from across the entertainment spectrum. While starting as a stamp for my student films, it was meant to grow into more. We’ve been quiet for too long, which is why I’m here to re-state our mission, build lasting relationships and keep you abreast of what’s in store for 2017.

Beyond the Nametag Productions exists to create thought-provoking content. Specifically, art pieces that peel back the labels and look beyond our first perception. We’re here to burst your bubbles, not conserve them (which is something we need now more than ever).

Collaboration is key; we hope to spread our knowledge through education, consultation and partnerships. That is why our blog will be much more active in 2017, featuring articles surrounding my individual experience and those of my colleagues. The door is open for consulting, whether you need advice for an independent feature, or full-service supervision of post production. With a career in the making that is 9-years and running, I’m blessed to have a network with depth and diversity to help bring these projects to reality. So be ready to take advantage of my experience this year.

While film and video remains our focus, future projects include a graphic novel in the fantasy genre and a sports podcast. I’m looking for us to stay busy and explore all of our creative outlets. This year, you can hold me to it.

Sincerely,

Shawn Montgomery

Dave Bullis Podcast Appearance

Dave Bullis, who is an independent filmmaker and runs his own indie film Podcast, recently had Shawn on the show to talk Post Production, WWE Studios and his work here at Beyond the Nametag Productions. Check out the tweets and links below!

 

In case you missed it before, Shawn has also been a guest on the Unleaded Logic “Logically Thinking” Podcast. Take a look at the original tweets below and listen to what they have to say about breaking into film, coming of age and gaming.

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Part 2:

A project is brewing…

A new comedy web short is coming EXCLUSIVELY to Beyond the Nametag. Shawn hints at the production in a string of tweets over the weekend:

And bring on the cute…

It was a successful production and Post Production has commenced on “First Kiss”. Stay tuned for updates!


 

Mulholland Overlook Sunset Time-Lapse

Recently I drove down Mulholland drive and ended up at the Mulholland Overlook to shoot a time-lapse of a gorgeous sunset over the San Fernando Valley. There was a rare bit of weather that night and the result are some bright colors reflecting off of dark clouds. Take a look below for a limited time before I pull it down! I also made an extended version (that I prefer) which slows down the process.

 

32 second version:


Extended Version:

 

Shot this on a GoPro Hero 3 at 1920×1080 23.98p. Actually captured the whole 45 minute sunset and sped it up in Resolve in Post.

 

ON THE GROUND: ComicCon 2014

Better late than never, the post I should have written a week ago: I was assigned by WWE Studios to head down to ComicCon in San Diego, CA to run tech on the panel featuring the trailer premieres for See NoEvil 2 and Leprechaun: Origins from them and Lionsgate Films. Pretty significant since we finally unveiled the new-look Leprechaun, a total 180 from the original series. I’ve spent the past year or so finishing and delivering the film in post production so I am stoked for the result. Read on for the whole experience that was ComicCon as well as the links to the juicy stuff – trailers for both films. Read more

Beyond the Nametag & EnrichLife Designs

Take a look at Beyond the Nametag Productions founder Shawn Montgomery catching up with old friend Sarah Mansaray from EnrichLife Designs.

Sarah is taking the start-up fashion and clothing company to new heights, already finding an independent printing shop in Downtown Los Angeles to begin with three designs. Plans are in the works for Shawn and Beyond the Nametag to documents the beginnings of this brand with roots in Sierra Leone. Stay tuned for more and check them out on Instagram!

Turnabout Media | Young Indie Film

Turnabout Media, which has featured A ROSE FOR SARAH on their playlist in the past, is once again touting work by young Directors. Check out the tweet, make sure you follow and view all of the brilliant independent film!

Here’s one of our fav’s from the above mentioned, from Jason Hensley, making a regular day at the laundromat beautiful and interesting.

Laundry Day from Jason Hensley on Vimeo.

Tim Street’s YouTube Series features A ROSE FOR SARAH

Tim Street is doing something fun with short films on YouTube. He’s been highlighting videos that are creepy, quirky and have a twist. Shawn thought A ROSE FOR SARAH fit the bill and got in touch. Alas, the short film has now been featured on Tim Street’s YouTube channel! You should check it out, he presents shows much like Alfred Hitchcock or THE TWILIGHT ZONE.

Click the link in the tweet below to peep the creepy video, follow Tim Street on Twitter (@1timstreet) and make sure you Subscribe to his YouTube Channel!