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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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!

FLUFFY: A Short Film 6 Years in the Making

FLUFFY, the title character from the short of the same name.
FLUFFY, the title character from the short of the same name.

Six years ago, in the cool early spring of the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, I set out to Direct what would be my last “student” film at Columbia College Chicago. It would be for a comedy directing class, one I particularly enjoyed, taught by Terry Miller. The short would be based off of a silly idea I had in high school about a boy’s stuffed bunny rabbit who springs to life as a serial killer. Sort of a tongue-in-cheek horror/comedy where TOY STORY meets CHILD’S PLAY. But why would this silly short film take so long to finally get edited and released? Well, that’s a whole different story.

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