Posts Tagged ‘bellingham’

New Work: Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism

November 9, 2010

We’re pretty jazzed to (finally) post this work we did for Bellingham Whatcom County Tourism – a good slice of life here in the Pacific Northwest. Take a look and let us know what you think.

We’re especially happy to have worked with Keaton Collective. They provided the music and deserve mad props. Check out their music video here, which was shot on the RED ONE camera system. Enjoy.


Bellingham State of Mind

September 17, 2010

We gots to give some major domo props to ‘Bellingham State of Mind’ – a really fun video directed by Chris Patton and starring Nathan Cox and Rashawn Scott. Further proof that with minimal gear and a flamethrower full of imagination, you can create something truly spectacular. Respect.

Call to Arms – The Pickford Film Center

August 9, 2010

Everyone over at Hand Crank Films is a big fan of The Pickford Film Center. And to say they’re close to reaching their funding goal to open their new space is an understatement. If we all can get just get 1000 people to donate $10/mo for one year, the film Center will open by the end of 2010.

You heard me right. 2010.  A new facility that will bring us the best films, drive downtown business, and further Bellingham’s reputation as a premier destination will be up and running this year.

It’s a small price to pay to make this happen. So help us in one last push. Plus, its just another feather in your cap.

To donate, click here.

Still not convinced? Check out what the Pickford has to say here.

Sid’s New Film at the Pickford

August 5, 2010

Yo – I’m back after vacation and totally happy to announce that one of our interns, Sidra Villasana, has her new film opening at the Pickford Film Center.  Something Happened to Him, Something Happened to Me is a compelling story about the affects of radical change to a simple life – and we encourage everyone in the Bellingham area to check it out. Opening night is Tuesday, September 7th.

Congrats, Sidra! Check out the trailer here.

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Social Media and Making the Film Connection

June 15, 2010

We’ve jumped into the Social Media pool – and so far the water is warm and the lemonade is cold. We’ve got Facebook, Twitter and YouTube up and running, and if you haven’t checked us out, you can start here.

So why the push? There’s a ton of buzz around social media and what it means to business. And much of it is, in fact, true. Social media is a powerful tool to reach people and engage. The potential is there to move the needle and drive good business.

At the end of the day, the principals of social media and filmmaking aren’t any different: sharing experiences. Passing on knowledge and broadening reach. It’s about storytelling that started around campfires, about songs and dance. The best form of social media of all time is still the handshake. Or the kiss.

And yeah, the web can make reaching people easier. It’s a great thing. But the premise remains: you still need to say something. You still need to find your story. It’s right there, once we look.  Now more than ever.

That’s why we’re pressing ‘play’ on social media. To make the connection. To get it out there. To tell a story.

What are your thoughts?

Idea: Don’t quite get Twitter? Took us awhile too. Think of it initially as real time search engine. Just for fun, go to and enter ‘film making’ in the search box. See all the real time conversations?  Some of it is drivel, yeah – but some of the stories people link to actually have value. That’s where we  found our cool story on Samsung 3D, for example.