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AKA Jane Roe

The FX original documentary AKA Jane Roe has such an incredible range of focus, capturing it in an overall on-air package proves to be a specific challenge. Narrowly, this is a film about one woman’s story and how it affects an entire county. And yet zoomed out, this is a story concerning a country’s overall conversation about equality, choice, and internal politics. We appreciated the creative challenge this presented and the opportunity the kind folks at FX provided us.

Several concepts were explored with the final look being a photographic reinterpretation of imagery. We used unique and novel lensing techniques to recapture live action series footage and additional US Supreme Court location photography. Custom intermediate lenses crafted of polycarbonate and acrylic were created and combined with fast aperture primes to reinterpret and reframe sequences to be further manipulated via compositing and editing.

Links to Stills and Credits.

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Impactist – HEY PIG

We rubbed the fun prism four times just like grandma had instructed us to upon her return home after helping in the Void Wars. What materialized two days later via express shipping was a Proper Information Getter, and what that PIG had to say resides in these tracks.

Sweep yourself back through an open time-rift, back to the moment the sample “Dude, this party is SO rad, but oh my God, if my parents find out I’m here” was recorded to cassette. Three dollars at the door was all it took to get inside, and behind the dj something not dissimilar to this promo is projected and injected straight into your gaze holes.

Hungry from the journey, you ask: Hey PIG? Where can I get a Two For One Burger Bun?

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Music available on Apple Music + iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Spotify.

Links to stills: HEY PIG PROMO + “DUDE THIS PARTY IS SO RAD”

Time to tell the boys.

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Design Film Music Videos

Invisible Snake Promos

It’s been said that an Invisible Snake is an infinite snake.  All we know is that there can’t be infinite promos for said Snake, so we have four.

These promos span the analog and the digital, and the ephemeral and physical for our latest music EP Invisible Snake. Available for download or streaming on iTunesAmazonGoogle PlaySpotify and Apple Music.

Track 1: “Snakesnakesnake”

Origin stories start somewhere and are explained some way. Legend holds if you know about Invisible Snake you are a member of Invisible Snake. Welcome. Forty-four seconds to tell you how we got here.

 

Track 2: “Oh Sparky”

Loyalty to the Invisible Snake means everything and brand loyalty means nothing when visualizing how the Receiver receives and the Inceiver inceives. Minolta, Olympus, Canon, and Pentax bodies and lenses exposed light onto Kodak stock. Then, hand dipped into Rodinol and HC-110. Impactist’s favorite happy hour cocktail.

 

Track 3: “Invisible Snake”

What’s a movement without fundamental texts? Gotta learn those Snake ethics. Keep on top of the current tech and maybe upgrade your home Inceiver to better pair with last year’s Receiver. Upgain your throughput and enroll now for eternity later.

 

Track 4: “Trophyatrophy”

The Snake works in mysterious ways. Can’t always be digital flickers tweaked to the beat. This last promo is a real physical object. Film photography printed on newsprint. 289mm x 380mm / 24 pages

How does it work? For a limited time, you email us your postal address to info@impactist.com. We mail you the promo. You download or stream “Trophyatrophy” while you flip through the book. Done. You keep the promo as a physical piece of Impactist and Invisible Snake. You live the remainder of your days satisfied and fully developed as a freshly enlightened human being.

UPDATE: PRINT PROMOS OF “TROPHYATROPHY” ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE. THANKS TO ALL WHO EMAILED SEEKING ENLIGHTENMENT.

Your future Snake is your Invisible now.

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Links to project pages with additional stills:
“Snakesnakesnake” / “Oh Sparky” /  “Invisible Snake” / “Trophyatrophy”

More: All Things Invisible Snake

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Impactist + Cartoon Network + Kids = POPSICLE REMIX

Can’t stopsicle, won’t stopsicle. Put on your new kicks for the new mix, because “Popsicle” has a remix.

Given top secret materials and instructions from the gang at Cartoon Network, we were charged with remixing “Popsicle,” the music track we had previously delivered earlier this Summer. CN reached out to their awesome audience with the network’s own CN Sayin’ app. Kids were challenged to sing back the four note mnemonic jingle into the app while it recorded. Once collected, we sorted and sifted through all the fantastic entries and chopped, pitched, and stretched them into this new package of remixes in several different durations for maximum flexibility in future use by CN.

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You can currently hear the “Popsicle – Remix” airing as part of Cartoon Network’s “New Thursdays” Campaign. Below is one of the :60 spots, produced by Cartoon Network.

 

We also delivered versions of the remix without the kids, which you can hear in this CN produced spot for Mixels.

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Music Videos

“Popsicle” – New Music for Cartoon Network

Take your ears to the fun dungeon with new music we made for Cartoon Network’s Summer 2015 refresh. Check out the song we call “Popsicle.” No doubt, Clarence would tell you it’s worth it.


We were tasked with creating a song based on the four note Cartoon Network mnemonic jingle you hear whenever the CN logo pops up. Done and done. Then we broke down and recomposed the song into six other versions of different lengths for a whole package of sounds to be used throughout the Summer.  You’ve probably already heard it play on CN as the song that kicks off the CN broadcast day with the emoji filled 6am sign-on, as part of their “New at 6” Summer campaign, on the Cartoon Network CN Sayin’ app on your phone, and various other promos between shows.

Can’t just listen to Popsicle nonstop on repeat?  Your playlist is a miss? Your bearstack is whack? You can always listen to previous tracks we’ve made for CN like “Wires,” “Glazer,” and “Wintertone.” Or, check out the rest of our catalog available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, etc.

Below are few on-air spots produced by CN featuring “Popsicle.”

 

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FX – The Bridge

To promote the first season of The Bridge on FX, we were provided an illustration of a bisected body and tasked with producing a :15 sec ID/tone piece around this simple image. We did this using sequential photography, painted illustrations, and other live elements selected for their visual connection to the street exteriors of Ciudad Juárez. A matte painted look was sought and combined with in-camera diffusion while a shifting multi-plane arrangement separates and rejoins related elements.

The FX Networks series The Bridge follows two police detectives (one from Mexico, and one from the U.S.) in a joint effort to investigate a serial killer after a woman’s bisected body is found spanning the center of the bridge that links the United States and Mexico between El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez.

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