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Whaaaaaaat?

Our project with AMC & Better Call Saul won a freakin’ Emmy. Whaaaaaaat? We won for our AMC Better Call Saul Los Pollos Hermanos Training Videos in the category of Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama. The films were written by Ariel Levine, animated by Jay Marks, and starred the incomparable Giancarlo Esposito – with additional efforts by numerous AMC, BCS and…

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On Set

Night Moves

28 Jul 17

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Few locations define auto spots in LA more that the iconic 2nd Street Tunnel.   Last night we chased a Toyota Tundra through it a few times for our friends at Discovery. Look for the spot to hit the air in September right around the return of their riveting unscripted show, Yukon Men.

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Bell Rung

20 Jun 17

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How cool is this? So excited to see our Syfy imagery projected on the NASDAQ Jumbotron in Times Sq. yesterday. See part of the campaign here: http://www.baconandsons.com/work/all/obsessed-campaign/  

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Going Full Metal

09 Jun 17

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There’s gold in them thar hills! (And silver and bronze, too!) Thrilled to have been honored with three PromaxBDA Gold award statuettes for our work with Discovery/letgo… plus a Silver and Bronze for History/GEICO. What a night!

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Thanks Again, Adweek

15 May 17

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What a lovely surprise! Bacon’s work for AMC and Better Call Saul got a little more Adweek love in a piece on some of the latest trends in marketing integration… It’s Not Just TV’s Golden Age, We’re Living in the Golden Age of TV Hype

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Just Super

06 Feb 17

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Sure, there are career bucket list items to check off… and then there’s doing a Superbowl spot for AMC’s The Walking Dead. 

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On Set

Thank You

11 Nov 16

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Want to feel some America?  Head down to Killeen, TX for their Veteran’s Day Parade.

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Oh, Hello, Clio!

21 Oct 16

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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.    

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On Set

At Bacon & Sons

15 Sep 16

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There’s no hat we won’t wear to get the job done.

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Driving In Hollywood Rule #1

25 Aug 16

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Don’t rear-end Angelyne.  It’s just plain rude.

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PDX

15 Jul 16

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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!

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Well, isn’t this nice…

23 Jun 16

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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…

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On Set

Head Of The Class

12 May 16

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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.

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New York Festivals

19 Apr 16

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  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…

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Hot Or Spot!

03 Feb 16

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Maybe it’s the nuke at the end, but Promax gave our Join Or Die launch the spotlight.  Always appreciated!

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JOIN OR DIE Before and After

01 Feb 16

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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…

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On Set

Hot Walker Action

24 Aug 15

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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.

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On Set

ADWEEK

05 Aug 15

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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.

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#brandedcontent15

11 Jun 15

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Thanks ‪#‎BrandedContent15‬ for including TWO of our spots as examples of your five rules for Branded Content marketing! ‪#‎PromaxBDA15‬

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Peanut Butter Fudge Promax Love

10 Jun 15

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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

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Next Level Collaboration

19 May 15

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Teamwork.  We gots it.

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Food

Another Kind of reward.

10 May 15

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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…

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On Set

Sorry, Ma’am

07 May 15

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But this is a closed set.

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Food

Run Don’t Walk

30 Apr 15

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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…

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TBT

09 Apr 15

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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!

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Food

To The Victor Goes The Spoils

20 Mar 15

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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.

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On Set

Lego My Producer

08 Mar 15

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Cold Hard Fact #30

24 Jan 15

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Rockefeller Plaza is really the best.

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On Set

The Pursuit of Happiness

19 Dec 14

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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…

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Best of…

19 Dec 14

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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!

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The Twittersphere Has Spoken

13 Oct 14

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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!

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On Set

“Weekend” Love

16 Sep 14

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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. 

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Food

The Luminary

10 Aug 14

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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.

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Fit For A King

08 Aug 14

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Happy Birthday!

04 Jul 14

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Kick up your heels and enjoy yourself a good time, America!

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Reporting For Duty

14 May 14

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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…

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On Set

The Reason for No Seasons

08 Apr 14

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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…

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Food

Belly Up

03 Apr 14

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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…

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On Set

Set Crashers

15 Mar 14

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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.  

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JetDeux

07 Feb 14

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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!

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Food

Cheers!

21 Dec 13

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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…

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The Stuffed French Toast of Aberdeen

09 Dec 13

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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…

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Weaving Las Vegas

16 Nov 13

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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…

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On Set

Helmets Optional

03 Nov 13

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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.

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Over The Moon

26 Sep 13

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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.

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On Set

A Brief Riff

19 Aug 13

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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?  

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What’s In The Bag?

25 May 13

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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.

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Whether Report

06 May 13

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…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…

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Snow? What snow?

09 Apr 13

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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…

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MODERN FAMILY ON USA

20 Mar 13

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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…