Creating Super Bowl 50 Content with USA Today and Adobe

We recently wrapped up helping produce and edit a 4-part series for USA Today and Adobe, covering the greatest Super Bowl Commercials of all time! The shoot was in SF, while the edits were completed in NYC.

Two hosts, Bill Bellamy and Chuck Meehan, broke down their favorite commercials in 4 separate 8 commercial brackets. The week prior to the Super Bowl, USA Today held an online vote where fans chose their favorites.

Check out the four videos below:

Region 1 Video Here

Region 2 Video Here

Region 3 Video Here

Region 4 Video Here

Rockettes Dance Moves Series

Ever wonder how the world famous precision dance company, The Rockettes, stay in perfect sync during their "Radio City Christmas Spectacular" performances? We were brought on to direct, shoot and edit this 8 video series to answer that question. The series generated over 650,000 views on the Rockettes social platforms.

Take a look below to learn more about some of the most intricate parts of the Rockettes' dance numbers:

NY Rangers Video Series: Boys In Blue Shirts

We are excited to be behind the camera and editing the New York Rangers web series, "Boys In Blue Shirts" starring Keith Yandle, Kevin Hayes and Will Reeve!

In the first episode Kevin and Keith took their competition to the New York Knicks practice court to play the hockey version of HORSE, P-U-C-K. Watch below the series promo and the first episode below!

NY Rangers' Boys in Blue Shirts Series Promo

NY Rangers' Boys in Blue Shirts Episode One

 

Here are a few BTS photos from the shoot:

 

 

Screen grab of the Rangers Social Posts:

Cuddl Duds Fall Campaign Videos

We teamed up photographer, Brigitte Sire, for two days of shooting in New York City with the lifestyle brand Cuddl Duds. After one day of shooting in studio and one on location, we took the footage back to the editing bay and created over 20 individual videos specifically geared towards the needs of the brands biggest retailers such as Kohl's, JC Penneys and Bonton. Enjoy the videos below!

Photographer: Brigitte Sire

Camera Operator: Wenck Brothers

Steadicam Operator: Wenck Brothers

Editor: Wenck Brothers

Fall Lookbook

Short 8 Second Vignettes - 8 Videos

Auditioning with the Rockettes

We spent the summer capturing content for the Rockettes and created a 4 part series detailing the audition process for becoming a Rockette and a member of the ensemble for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Take a peek at the videos below that garnered over 480,000 views on Facebook!

Pepsi Pure Leaf Iced Tea - Videos, Photos and GIFs

We couldn't have asked for a more perfect fall day to team up with Olson to create content for the Pepsi Pure Leaf Iced Tea brand. They met us in New York at the New York Botanical gardens as we captured video and photography that was ultimately used to create videos, photos and gifs that the brand shared on their social media platforms. 

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Ad Week with Mashable

We stopped by Mashable HQ to to capture video content with some of advertising's most likable mascots. The video was for internal purposes so we unfortunately can't share the entire video but please enjoy some gifs from the shoot below:

NY Liberty Video featured in NY Times', "Women in the World"

Kymora Johnson and her Charlottesville Cavaliers went from being disqualified because they had a girl on their team to playing at Madison Square Garden. The NY Liberty invited us to capture the special day.

We were thrilled to see the video land in NY Times', "Women in the World" blog.

We hope you enjoy the video below:

Producer: Ellen Courtney

Sound Mixer: Max Mellman

Director, Camera Operator, Steadicam Operator, and Editor: Wenck Brothers

From the NY Times', "Women in the World"...

ChaChaing with the Rockettes

We recently learned a thing or two about the cha cha dance while capturing the Rockettes' latest music video for the DanceOn network's 491,000 YouTube subscribers. The catchy song is by D.R.A.M. and is appropriately titled "Cha Cha". Please see below for the video:

Producer: Jen Cacace

Director, DP, and Editor: Wenck Brothers

Motion Graphics: Nathan Raabe

Choreographer: Karen Keeler

Here are a few GIFs from the shoot:

Fitness Spec | Fhitting Room Flatiron

A recent spec video shot at The Fhitting Room Flatiron in NYC. 

 

 

We shot everything on the FS7 and the FS700.

Happy to say that we re-edited David Guetta's 'Hey Mama' to create a new instrumental version that we felt would work well with our edit.

 

Model: Amanda Butler of Wilhelmina Models

Hair: Andrita Renee

Makeup: Laramie Makeup

 

 

In Sarasota, Florida for University Town Center

We spent a few days shooting a commercial for a new luxury mall in Sarasota, Florida named, University Town Center. We had the pleasure shooting on the beach and at many other amazing locations in southern Florida. 

A special thanks to Janine Klayman of J Klayman Advertising, Cathy Grisham (Producer), Kelly Smith (Producer), Darlina Conto (Hair Stylist), Casey Cheek (Makeup), Pamela Jean Tocco (Wardrobe), John Roberts (Motion Graphics), Shaun Greenspan (Grip), ABTP Artists Management, SRQ Locations and Productions and Alexa Talent Agency for helping bring the commercial shoot together.

Below is a gallery of a few photos from the shoot.

 

 

 

Rockettes + GoPro®

We had the opportunity to try something that has never done before with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall as we fit three actors in the Rockettes' new show, "New York Spring Spectacular", with the GoPro® Hero 4.

We used the GoPro Chesty to capture unique shots providing a new perspective of the show.

Check out the video here:

 

Here are a few BTS stills from the shoot:

Happy (belated) Mother's Day!

We had the pleasure of teaming up with photographer, John Dolan, to help wish mother's a Happy Mother's Day. All the footage was shot by John on his trusty super 8 and Wenck Brothers took on editing the video. The textures, lens flares and vintage look to this film all came direct from the camera.

adidasNEOLabel Case Study: Wenck Brothers + Iris Worldwide

We joined in on New York Fashion Week fun by teaming up with IRIS Worldwide UK to create a fashion film for the Adidas NEO Label collection created by Selena Gomez. The collection that was presented on the runway was entirely made up of pieces selected by teens from around the world that submitted their input using Twitter. They not only chose the clothing, but also influenced the music, hair and makeup looks, and set design. The goal of the video was to tell that story while also featuring the clothing on the runway with the added task of turning the edit around within 36 hours of the actual runway show.

IRIS UK + IRIS NYC generated a massive buzz to coincide with the creation and launch of the video. Here are some statistics from IRIS:

Participation

  • 20K+ Unique participants in the activation.
  • 27,046 Additional Twitter followers generated from campaign.
  • 441,989 Views of the campaign videos with over 30k entries.

Performance

  • 473,716 Uses of #SelenaNEOlaunch resulting in a number one worldwide trend.
  • 527 Pieces of highly targeted coverage (to date) across 38 countries including all five key markets - USA, Germany, China, Japan and Russia.
  • 37% Of the adidas conversation online was related to NEO, making it the most engaging adidas category during the campaign period.

Check out IRIS' case study HERE!

See below for the two videos that we produced, directed, shot and edited:


'Skating for the Youth' - Granite City Pond Hockey Championships

We recently went back to Minnesota to shoot video for the Granite City Pond Hockey Championships to help promote and grow Youth Hockey in our hometown of St. Cloud!

The temperature was 1°F (-17°C) but thankfully our gear and our bodies were able to tough it out and capture some beautiful footage.

We were very fortunate to have TSN Blog BarDown pick up the video here!

We were also very happy to have our Mom stop by to snap a nice behind-the-scenes photo:


Surface Magazine Design Dialogues at The Armory Show

We joined Surface Magazine at the Armory Show in New York City to capture and create a video for their Design Dialogue series. This is the 4th time that we've teamed up with them to create video content featuring prominent individuals of the design community. See below for the recap video as well as screenshots from 15 second videos that we also edit for Surface to post on their Instagram.

The Newsmen | High 5 Games

Teaming up with High 5 Games is always a creative adventure. Creative director, Mario Ruiz, and fashion stylist, Lissette Perez, bring the games to life using articulately crafted styling and an unmatched imagination. In this game we follow the story line of newsmen from the 1970's that also double for undercover police officers. We traveled to High 5's headquarters in SoHo and captured everything on greenscreen.

Creative Director: Mario Ruiz
Director: Wenck Brothers
DP: Wenck Brothers
Editor: High 5 Games
Wardrobe Stylist: Lissette Perez

Casio G-Shock x Robert Geller at New York Fashion Week

We spent the 2015 Valentine's Day at Pier 59 Studios shooting for Casio G-Shock capturing their collaboration with menswear designer Robert Geller during NY Fashion Week FW 2015. 

Under the creative direction of ad agency, Exposure, we had the pleasure of spending a few days with Robert to learn more about his process and how important quality is to him.

Check out the video we shot capturing the spirit of Robert Geller and the durability of Casio G-Shock watches:

We couldn't have done it without Brad Ogbonna on as digital technician/production assistant/BTS shooter and Dan Scott Willis on as a steadicam operator on the Wenck Brothers team.

A few BTS photos below: