Great night last night at the Clio Key Art Awards. Firstly, we got to see work showcased that is the absolute class of tv, theatrical and gaming promotion. Secondly, our evening’s host was the always funny Amy Sadaris.
Oh, Hello, Clio!
At Bacon & Sons
15 Sep 16
There’s no hat we won’t wear to get the job done.
Driving In Hollywood Rule #1
25 Aug 16
Don’t rear-end Angelyne. It’s just plain rude.
15 Jul 16
We heart Portland. Running around this fun, funky town on a multi-day documentary project we got to see, hear and taste much of what it has to offer. So much to love. Great crew and people, too!
Well, isn’t this nice…
23 Jun 16
Last week’s PromaxBDA Conference was a great time, as always. We hobnobbed with many of our favorite people in the promo world and enjoyed some inspiring and informative panels. “The State of Our Art” presented by Maurice Marable & Kendrick Reid was a personal favorite, featuring truly heartfelt, transformative work. Though it’s never why you go, it was lovely to…
Head Of The Class
12 May 16
Though initially famous for starring a very different (and far superior) sitcom, actor/director/singer/pro race car driver/scratch golfer/host/consummate professional Alfonso Ribeiro is a class of his own.
New York Festivals
19 Apr 16
Yesterday was a banner day for Bacon & Sons… with a little adventure on the side. Our launches for Join Or Die and (this past season’s) The Walking Dead got some wonderful recognition from the New York Festivals award show at NAB. As if that alone wasn’t a treat enough, we walked out of a tech scout…
Hot Or Spot!
03 Feb 16
Maybe it’s the nuke at the end, but Promax gave our Join Or Die launch the spotlight. Always appreciated!
JOIN OR DIE Before and After
01 Feb 16
We’re big fans of those before-and-after process pieces that accompany big budget franchise flicks, so here’s a little behind-the-scenes look at the Join or Die pre-viz…
Hot Walker Action
24 Aug 15
As if working with the show itself wasn’t reward enough, we’re proud of how this project turned out. Collaborating with everyone at AMC and The Walking Dead to make it happen was, once again, an inspired experience. You put the “hot” in this Hot Spot.
05 Aug 15
Thanks USA Network for letting us be a part of your new VOD strategy. We had a blast last month working with the #USAPlayingHouse ladies on two Toyota spots airing on-air and on-demand. Great to see your creative smarts profiled by the folks at ADWEEK.
11 Jun 15
Thanks #BrandedContent15 for including TWO of our spots as examples of your five rules for Branded Content marketing! #PromaxBDA15
Peanut Butter Fudge Promax Love
10 Jun 15
Nice to get some recognition during the big shindig down at LA Live #promaxbda15. Thanks again to our pals at History and Sonic for a great collaboration, teamwork and tater tots. Link: http://brief.promaxbda.org/content/historys-texas-rising-and-sonic-partner
Next Level Collaboration
19 May 15
Teamwork. We gots it.
Another Kind of reward.
10 May 15
Unless you happen to be on one of the few remaining transcontinental flights still without wifi, there’s not much time away from work these days. It takes a concerted effort, at times, to really break from deadlines, conference calls and the obligations required to keep your clients satisfied and your team motivated. But you’ve got…
07 May 15
But this is a closed set.
Run Don’t Walk
30 Apr 15
To Casa Rubia in Dallas. This tapas inspired restaurant was an amusement park ride of delectable delights. Each dish topped the one that came before it. We ended up trying as many dishes as we possibly could. Not one disappointed. And after a pretty great meal the night before at Smoke in Plano, we’re luck…
09 Apr 15
Nothing drove Lauren Zalaznick and me (Dan) more crazy than this fucking logo. All throughout our tenure at VH1 — post rebrand from the awful Memphis-style logo — we’d encounter this monstrosity in tertiary cable markets and local listings. It just wouldn’t die. Bane of our existence. Be gone, you!
To The Victor Goes The Spoils
20 Mar 15
Or in this case, the crew… There’s no better way to cap off shooting a branded spot on a crabbing boat than to plop the crustaceans we shot right into boiling water and go to town. Unless, of course, you add a cold IPA or two… Also, Half Moon Bay is heaven.
Lego My Producer
08 Mar 15
Cold Hard Fact #30
24 Jan 15
Rockefeller Plaza is really the best.
The Pursuit of Happiness
19 Dec 14
Going off-road with Pursuit System’s Buggy is one hell of a way to finish the year. Hell, Dan looks so badass back there, he’s signing autographs…
19 Dec 14
Receiving a Vimeo Staff Pick – among other accolades – was swell, but making Nylon’s best 2014 might be the year’s real highlight for David’s Priory video. Thanks, Nylon!
The Twittersphere Has Spoken
13 Oct 14
The great thing about being associated with a ratings juggernaut like AMC’s The Walking Dead is the instant public feedback available to us. We can’t say that all 17.3 million people who watched the Season 5 premiere saw our TWD Fan Spot, but for those who did, it appears as though they really liked it!
16 Sep 14
David Vincent Wolf’s video for the Priory single “Weekend” has already gotten some love from Time Magazine and Entertainment Tonight, but today Yahoo! Music joined in when they decided take every rollerskating video they could find for a spin and rank them.
10 Aug 14
Friend of Bacon Eli Kirshtein’s long anticipated Atlanta restaurant The Luminary opened this month. A couple of us got a sneak peek in July of the place, but this week we were able to eat a fantastic meal there. Long story short: Eat there. You’ll thank us after.
Fit For A King
08 Aug 14
04 Jul 14
Kick up your heels and enjoy yourself a good time, America!
Reporting For Duty
14 May 14
We weren’t in New York to shoot anything Colbert-related, but we did have a chance to catch his show. It was a special night with The Black Keys as the in-studio guests. Check it clips out here at colbertnation.com Really great to catch this show before it satires its way in the sunset before he…
The Reason for No Seasons
08 Apr 14
We’ve posted a bit about weather we’ve encountered when shooting in other parts of the country. Challenges are fun and we always find a way to make it work — you know, except for that time with Superstorm Sandy… That said, there are many reasons film, television and commercial work is centered in Los…
03 Apr 14
Few things are are more enjoyable on a scout day than a well-planned meal break… and if you’re in Venice, CA on that scout, make sure that break has you refueling at Pork Belly’s Sandwich Shop on Abbott Kinney. Start with their signature sandwich The Belly Up or The Chop. Be sure to get a side…
15 Mar 14
You never know who’ll either try to get on camera or at least score some free craft service when you’re on-location. Least expected might be a few dozen banana slugs.
07 Feb 14
Always nice to see our work at 30,000′. And when you’re hitting a lot of headwinds, sometimes you get to see more of it!
21 Dec 13
From our punch bowl to yours… Happy Holidays! Egg Nog 1 doz. egg yolks 1 lb. granulated sugar 1 qt. bourbon (part of this may be either rum or brandy) 1 qt. coffee cream 1 qt. whipping cream Put the dozen egg yolks in an electric mixer. Feed in the granulated sugar very slowly so…
The Stuffed French Toast of Aberdeen
09 Dec 13
An early morning cellphone photo simply could not do justice to the breakfast beauty, but attention must be paid. What we have here is Mollie’s famous stuffed french toast, the morning magic awaiting guests who stay at Pine Gables of Aberdeen. If you’re ever in town working on a project, like we were, or just…
Weaving Las Vegas
16 Nov 13
Right near the center of this pic is where you can find the location of Count’s Kustoms shop & showroom and where we drooled over Danny Koker’s incredible collection of hot rods and bikes. [cough…Counting Cars Season 3 Launch… cough]. But, what the pic is actually of is an insert of this amazing tapestry done by the artist…
03 Nov 13
Fun times shooting this cool Jeep spot for A+E Networks’ BONNIE & CLYDE mini event. Rob dug us shooting the bank exteriors at his old stomping grounds (the Los Angeles Times) while Dan and the camera gang got their kicks riding on the back of the EXO Camera Cart. No FastPass™ required.
Over The Moon
26 Sep 13
No, no… we didn’t win a moon man, but it’s amazing what you can come across when scouting locations. Occasionally it’s something as cool as an award won for this.
A Brief Riff
19 Aug 13
Our work made another appearance in the PromaxBDA Brief. We love how this IFC/VW spot featuring the incomparable talents of Reggie Watts turned out…. and – aw shucks – isn’t nice when other folks notice?
What’s In The Bag?
25 May 13
When shooting down in the LA River, it might be advisable to not ask too many questions. And perhaps, even more importantly, if you see a bloated, black garbage bag floating downstream, let it pass on by. Some mysteries are likely best unsolved.
06 May 13
…As in whether we’d see the Miami Skyline when shoot day arrived. Fortunately, as with our trip to Philadelphia this year, Miami toyed with us, weather-wise, before gifting us the kind of temperate May afternoon that makes one think Southern Florida isn’t all that hot or sticky. The perfect day for a nice cone of…
Snow? What snow?
09 Apr 13
Before and after! The first shot was during our tech scout on a Friday, and the second is the final product shot 48 hours later on Sunday. Oh movie magic, how we love thee! We’ll post the finished product, a USA Character With a Cause spot for Subaru and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, soon. It…
MODERN FAMILY ON USA
20 Mar 13
We can’t show anything yet – it’ll be a while before USA starts using the footage – but we were very excited to work with the talented, very funny cast of Modern Family this week. A lot to fit in to a very short shoot (with a hyper-compressed prep), but it was great. Lord knows…
25 Feb 13
Well, it was a blast shooting the IFC/LasVegas.com campaign with funny guy, Michael Che, but who could’ve foreseen that Rattlecan – home of the rideable pickle and one of the four featured locations – would shutter its doors one week before air? Too bad only one of the spots made it to air, but here’s…
07 Feb 13
IFC + Michael Che + Las Vegas = Aces. We look forward to posting up these funny spots we all collaborated on for LasVegas.com once they hit the air. They just might include a rideable pickle… (And that’s a photo of Dan’s first hand of the night at The Venetian. Too bad it was all downhill…
28 Jan 13
Our new most favorite client is Desiree Tobin at USA Network. Why is that? She sent us this delicious yet super simple bacon recipe! Want to be our next favorite client? You know what to do! For Desiree’s Bacon-Wrapped Banana appetizer you’ll need… 1lb. Bacon 1-2 Bananas** Parchment Paper Cookie Sheet Then you… -Preheat your…
17 Jan 13
One of the perks of our business is meeting people who’ve done remarkable things…like winning a Gold Medal at the London Olympics. One of the drawbacks is being unable to share details when said recipient is featured in a yet-to-be-announced television project. Give and take, folks… give and take. And yes, they are quite weighty…
13 Jan 13
It was nice getting a little Twitter love from Dulé Hill during our two-day shoot for the Psych Slumber Party event. Much fun was had with @dulehill, @maggielawson, @Omundson and…um… #jamesroday. This was our 7th shoot for @Psych_USA and a special treat in that we worked with all four of the leads together. #TheresFunnyInNumbers. Keep…
Second Time’s A Charm
19 Nov 12
Much to be Thankful for this week, not least of which is having another opportunity to shoot this great spot for USA and the new Windows Phone. Our first pass, unfortunately, was postponed due to Hurricane Sandy. Our inconvenience can never compare to the devastation spread by the superstorm. We certainly won’t forget it and…
BACON & SONS AT 30,000′
27 Sep 12
There’s just something really satisfying about seeing your work when you’re bleary-eyed in the middle of an interminably long flight. This particular job was shot a couple months ago on a whirlwind 4-cities-in-5-days shoot with our lovely Bravo clients in tow. The great thing about shooting a bunch of chefs? Sampling their wares. And what…