To say our first full week of 2013 back in the studio has been busy is an understatement. If this is how the rest of 2013 goes, we’re in for some serious fun.
Today we launched an amazing project we’ve been working on through the holidays for Ke$ha – the official video for C’Mon, her 2nd single off of Warrior (which we’ve done all of the design, video and interactive work around, for those keeping score). This thing is so much fun, directed by co-founder Darren Craig and produced by Jonathan Craven, and we’re so proud of how this turned out. If you couldn’t tell. And Ke$ha looks amazing.
Then yesterday, we launched a countdown to new music from Justin Timberlake. You may have heard something about it – it was trending worldwide on Twitter for most of the morning yesterday and I think every press outlet known to man picked up the story. This is something we’ve been quietly working behind the scenes on for over a year now and to finally see all of the pieces come together is incredible. Amazing team, and so much greatness coming once that countdown hits zero.. Yesterday’s launch drove over 1M pageviews in 15 hours – it was huge.. and once that countdown hits zero… oh man.
Some great press on Forbes that mentions “..the slickness of his new site” can be found here. Oh, and you can basically check out other press on the countdown and Justin’s return to music.. well.. everywhere.
So, if that wasn’t enough in the last 48hr, we’ve also had our hands full with finishing the new Blake Shelton lyric video for “Sure Be Great If You Did”. Another great collaboration with Laban Pheidias on this one and shot at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach. We love pushing the limits on what can be done on these lyric video budgets.
Oh, and we also did this crazy lyric video in collaboration with Chad Goei from Glowgun for Itch‘s “London Is Burning” that was just launched today as well. As it says in the description, “This lyric video is an amalgamation of Itch’s “London” filtered through the lens of Darren Craig’s cough syrup induced hallucinations and Chad Goei’s psychotic graphic madness. In short, it’s like an aural and visual apocalypse in which a dude from the UK is force fed industrial strength bath salts and set on fire… with a backbeat.”
On top of all of that, we’ve also expanded. Our merchandise partners Firebrand Live are staying in our beloved Echo Park space, but with both of us in there, we totally outgrew it. So, we’ve moved a block down the road to the old Dangerbird Records building in Silver Lake. Dangerbird is still here and owns the complex, but we’ve taken over the big building on the corner and are in the process of moving in and setting up as we speak.
Check out these images from the architect’s (Barbara Bestor) site when the space was initially completed for Dangerbird (we’ll have our own shots with all of our changes up soon):
Then there’s everything else we’re working on in the coming weeks. Interactive stuff for Local Natives; a concert film, videos, design and interactive work for Black Rebel Motorcycle Club; interactive stuff for LL Cool J; more top secret stuff for Justin Timberlake; more videos for Itch; lots of Red Bull Records interactive; lots of RFPs; Greg Ipp is joining our dev team; Jeff will be at Sundance next week and we’re also putting something fun together for SXSW; atVenu, our touring merchandise inventory and SoundScan reporting app, is on fire; our partnership with Eyes & Ears Entertainment is going to new levels; we’re exploring StageBloc as a new preferred platform (in addition to WordPress and other Open Source Frameworks) for site builds; tour visuals for Alicia Keys and Ke$ha; much more in the film/video world; and it keeps going.. welcome to 2013!
Let’s do some cool shit together! Hit us up if you have a project. Let’s roll.