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PNW Locals Know Taco Time Best

PNW Locals Know Taco Time Best

Taco Time has been a staple in the Pacific Northwest for decades.  We've been fortunate enough to work with them and Leonard Creative on their radio and TV spots for 15 of those glorious, mexi-fries-filled years.  We've always had a great time working with both the Leonard Creative and Taco Time teams.  They've been a staple of our culture here at Clatter&Din, and we always look forward to having them in our studio.

Their most recent spot, "Here's To The Locals", is dedicated to the Pacific Northwest and all its people who make Taco Time a regular spot to get their grub on.  This was a fun change of pace, with new music and a new video direction. Eric Johnson worked his magic and engineered the session, grabbing (as usual) excellent VO from the talent and mixing it with the music track and video.

Check it out! We hope you enjoy this Pacific Northwest tribute as much as we at Clatter love eating tacos.

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.