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Baseball Season is Around the Corner!

Baseball Season is Around the Corner!

Few things are as consistent in Clatter’s world as commercials for the Mariners baseball team.

Much like taxes, these spots crop up each and every spring – although we actually look forward to working on the Mariners ads! As the leaves grow back on the trees and the citizens of Seattle start searching the skies for any sign of sun, these spring commercials help remind us all that summer (and baseball season) are fast approaching.

We’ve collaborated with local advertising agency Copacino+Fujikado and the Mariners for over two decades.  Last week King5 stopped by our studio to get a behind-the-scenes look at the close partnership and creativity that goes into these spots each and every year.

Check out the video and watch Sam Gray working his magic on the sound design! It’s an extensive, creative process that we were pleased to share with King5.

And to check out each commercial in all their finished glory, click here!

Post Production and a Goat

Post Production and a Goat

There is an obvious goat in the room. No seriously, it’s not CG and it eats money. The folks at Weber Marketing Group developed a TV and online video campaign for their client First Entertainment Credit Union, and used a real live goat as a representation of “big banks” in one of the spots. The main actor Curtis Armstrong shares insights to the great benefits of being a member of FECU.

Weber Marketing Group worked directly with Clatter&Din on the post production for this series of spots. Clatter’s main task was to own all of the post production including video editorial, compositing, color grading, and sound design for the campaign. With the tight deadline of Weber’s and FECU’s marketing schedule, Clatter hit the ground running with Scott Manley at the helm for the video editorial and compositing. 

Once Clatter had the spots locked down and approved, Eric Johnson began his magic of sound design and audio sweeting. Since Clatter is a post production powerhouse, the sound design session and color grading were being done in tandem. Scott also took care of the color grading in DaVinci Resolve, so Weber could swiftly hit their deadline. 

Clatter’s unique full service post production capabilities made this a fun tag-team project between our audio and video departments. It’s really cool for us and extremely time efficient for our clients to get the our whole Clatter team involved on projects. 

Nitro Circus + CRACKER JACK'D + Clatter&Din = Awesomeness

Nitro Circus + CRACKER JACK'D + Clatter&Din = Awesomeness

Rally Marketing came to Clatter & Din for help with a viral video campaign that showcased the crazy antics of the boys at Nitro Circus. In the first video of the series, Streetbike Tommy needs help from two of his teammates to hold his skinny jeans while he comes barreling down a 30’ ramp on a boogie board in order to fit himself in the jeans. 

Clatter was tasked with shooting, editing, and creating a hard hitting motion graphics treatment for all three videos of the viral campaign. The production took place on site at Nitro Circus’ world tour stop in Fresno, California. Since the Nitro Circus team has a very limited window for production, Clatter’s crew was able to shoot all the videos for the campaign in 4 hours. In order to get the coverage to complete the edit, Clatter's crew knocked out multiple takes from a total of 5 cameras.

To get the fast-paced action feel that the client needed for the “Skinny Jeans” video, we utilized multiple GoPro cameras that were strapped to both Streekbike Tommy and the boogie board. This allowed us to get Tommy’s point of view, as he’s shredding down the ramp, right before wedging himself into the skinny jeans. 

Once we made it back to Seattle for the edit, we picked up a couple of road flares and various fireworks to film a portion of the motion graphic into treatment. We shot the fireworks in 4k on a black background (in a safe environment of course) to get the elements we needed to complete the compositing. 

After the video edit and motion graphics were locked, we had our very own Sam Gray use his post audio skills to make the graphics treatment and sounds effects come to life. Sam added his own style of sound design and foley to create an intense fire-shooting, motorcycle-rumbling concoction of sounds to bring everything to life.