Over the past few months we’ve worked with Adidas on a plethora of projects; including commercials, product releases, athlete profiles, product videos etc… all have been vertically integrated covering all of production and a few have included creative on top of that. Below are samples of different style videos we’ve produced together.
The Insomniac workflow covers a lot of ground from show trailers, tv shows, announcements, documentary, wild one off ideas, humanitarian efforts, an interview series shot in a golf cart and everything in between. It’s often hard work, usually long hours and sometimes difficult conditions but it’s worth it to work with such a talented, devoted, and cool group of people. Below are just a few examples of the kind of projects we do, for the full breadth of content check out Insomniac Events on the YouTube.
Insomniac - Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort
We went to the Bahamas after the devastating Hurricane Dorian with the goal of providing shelter for thousands of people who lost everything. We spent a week transporting, building, and teaching locals about Shift Pods which are basically the Rolls Royce of temporary housing.
Smile Train - India Cleft Palete 360 Videos
Although Cleft Palate is fairly simple to fix here in the US it’s still a major issue in many countries, and the effect it has on people’s lives goes far beyond cosmetic issues and heavily influences their everyday lives. With Optomist we headed to India and tasked to 360 videos to help raise awareness and raise money for Smile Train to continue to perform tens of thousands of cleft palate surgeries world wide every year.
Full little/big project for Facebook, shot in Singapore, Dublin, Menlo Park, San Paulo, New York and Los Angeles with Imaginary Forces.
Fun Jui Jitsu edit for Vanguard’s Dead Stock Denim Kimono mixing fashion with function.
A few fun steadi-cam and green screen projects fofor UCLA Orthopaedic Hospital. DOP'd by Aaron Nardi produced w/ Butcher Bird Studios.
Andy Funk rides from LA to Vegas unassisted in under 24 hours for charity. Shooting for 24 hours seemed difficult until you think about Andy out there riding alone the whole time. DOP'd by Aaron Nardi produced and edited by Andy Funk.
Behind the scenes promo content of a hugely popular mobile game with some of the best voice-over actors in the business. Directed by Aaron Nardi produced w/ Butcher Bird Studios.
Real Estate project for some friends where we got to have a little fun with gimbals and sliders. Directed by Aaron Nardi produced w/ Butcher Bird Studios.
Telly Award winning "Branded Content" series directed by Aaron Nardi produced w/ Butcher Bird Studios for Tylt Products.
A few tv projects, shows, series, pilots, etc Aaron Nardi shot and produced in 2016.
Nas for Hennessy w/ Optomist LA.
Manny Pacquiao for Hennessy w/ Optomist LA.
Martin Scorsese for Hennessy w/ Optomist LA.
Along with a lot of random/sporadic content for broadcast on TV and digital I've also created, developed, and produced a number series for EPSN. Above are a few of those series that fall under the XGames umbrella.
When PurePharma asked us for a video with Crossfit athlete Brooke Ence we knew this was a chance to execute an idea we'd been thinking about for awhile. Our goal was to expanded the very typical "day in the life" concept into a full documentary surrounding Brooke’s quest for the Crossfit Games championshi this year. It was challenging yet extremely interesting to see how much of her bigger story we could tell in just one day. With over 350,000 views on youtube alone I guess you could say our idea worked.
Created by: Aaron Nardi & Fat Tony | Production: Have More Fun Visual | Broadcast: PurePharma
Along with producing more typical content for ESPN I've also produced a number of segments appearing on Sports Center. These segments are usually more news based and inserted into the show as quick bits. Due to the topical nature of the segments it is extremely hard to find examples online but occasionally they turn the segments into longer digital pieces as seen below.
Created for Crooks N' Castles with Huy Doan.
Compilation of interviews for a variety of projects and clients.
Physical Thread is a collection of health, wellness, and fitness focused segments broadcast on various TV and digital outlets.
The Bone Zone was a short web series created to promote Dungeon Fighter Online and an upcoming DFO event. The concept was to a ridiculous low budget mock Jim Rome: Rome is Burning show focused on video games instead of sports, and I think we pulled it off. While the content all surrounds video games the real fun was going over the top and amplifying every cliche we could think off. I still don’t know if most of the audience got most of the production humor but it’s ridiculousness still entertains me.
Along with video game trailers and game play specific videos we also made a variety of live action series, episodes, and shorts surrounding the games. Above is a sample of the style of live action content we made.
A few samples of video game trailers made for Nexon.
With HMF Visual I provide PurePharma with a variety of media including; commercials, action/lifestyle/product photography, social media video teasers, digital content, and full on athlete documentaries. The above represents a good cross section of our work.
Above is one of a few versions of the Dark Places latin world trailer I edited.