336 Productions Wins a Telly Award

This year marked the 33rd annual Telly Awards, and we’re proud to announce that we won an award in the category of Film/Video: Non-Broadcast Productions for our work on a video for SAPreflecting the benefits of their company’s business communications management (BCM) software.  Our corporate video production was selected out of more than 12,000 submissions from all 50 states and several foreign countries.

Watch as Russell and Joe separately try to book their annual golfing trips, and note how a positive customer service experience impacts the enjoyment of the trip.  We oversaw the B2B video from concept to completion. SAP is currently using the video for internal corporate purposes, online marketing campaigns, and customer facing meetings.  Tony Fassette, Global Vice President of SAP BCM sent us this testimonial about his experience with us, and impact the video is having:

[blockquote_message]Hello 336 Productions, I wanted to follow up to once again thank you for putting together a fantastic video and to give you some updates. As you know, we were looking to produce an engaging video to share our product’s unique selling points with our prospects and customers. The video you produced exceeded our expectations and is delivering strong results. We use the video to lead off all customer facing meetings (trade shows, events, etc.). This not only helps quickly highlight our unique selling point, but it also sets the tone for open and engaging dialogue. For sure the tone comes from the smart, tasteful humor that you made part of the video. We also use the video for our viral marketing campaigns. It can be seen on our SAP CRM Youtube channel, (Customer Service: A Tale of Two Cities). I appreciate your collaboration, professionalism and guidance throughout the project. Your team is extremely talented and easy to work with and I am convinced that the success of the video lies solely with your unique ability to see and deliver the big picture. I look forward to an opportunity to collaborate on a new video in the future.[/blockquote_message]

At 336 Productions, we strive to take a product or brand’s special qualities, and highlight them using our creativity and high quality video productions. In addition, it’s critical to us that our videos make a lasting impact on our client’s audience.  We are happy that we were able to do that with the SAP video, and to top it off, to be honored with a Telly Award.  We like to think our Telly Award is a testament to our dedication to storytelling and top-notch digital video and commercial video production, and is a milestone in the growth and development of our company.

The Telly Awards were first produced in 1979, and are designed to celebrate achievements in local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films.

Producing Corporate Video For SAP

We first worked with SAP in 2009. It was then that we produced three promos for their BCM (Business Communication Management) software. The theme of the campaign was “Virtual Call Center.” The campaign was a success. SAP used the videos internally, to kick off meetings and seminars, and also to show customers, in person and on the web.

Our new video for SAP is entitled “Split Screen,” and like the first three videos we produced, it promotes BCM. The video tells the story of Russell and Joe. Two guys both trying to book the annual golf trip they take with their friends. One receives extremely poor customer service, while the other receives top notch service – SAP’s BCM.

We took the project from concept to completion. The video was shot at a residence in Rancho Santa Margarita, and at the Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point.

Platinum and Gold Pixie Award Winners

The 2012 Pixie Awards336 Productions has won two Pixie Awards. A gold Pixie for motion graphics, and a platinum Pixie for Opening Title Sequence.  The work submitted for the motion graphics category was a trade show video we did for a technology company.  The Opening Title Sequence category was won in recognition of our work on the opening title sequence for the film, Monster Heroes.  This is an important award for us because it adds to the list of elements and categories we’ve won awards win.

Interestingly, 92% of all video productions now use motion graphics, effects, or animation.  Unlike the  other awards we’ve won, these awards recognize excellence in only those categories.  Graphics, animations, and effects play a critical in the effectiveness of a video.  They can be used to teach, highlight a point or idea, or showcase branding (logos, color palettes, mottos, etc.).  They can also give videos style and pazazz.  Graphics, animations, and effects can be in your face, or subdued, it’s all a matter of what the videos look, feel,  messaging, and purpose is.  You can see the power of graphics, animations, and effects in 100% of the videos we produce.

W³ Award Winners (for the second time)

We’re so happy to announce we’ve won another W³ Award.  Not just because this award has the coolest statuette, but because this time we won for excellence in branded content.  We won the first one in 2009 for excellence in web marketing.

The W³ Awards honors creative excellence on the web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning sites, marketing programs, and video work created for the web. In honoring outstanding websites, web advertising, web video, & Mobile Apps.  The W³ Awards is the first major web competition to be accessible to the biggest agencies, the smallest firms, and everyone in between. Small firms are as likely to win as Fortune 500 companies and international agencies.

In its sixth year the W³ Awards received over 3,000 entries from Ad agencies, Public Relations Firms, Interactive Agencies, In-house creative professionals, Web Designers, Graphic designers and Web Enthusiasts.

2011 Reel Released

We’ve been meaning to update our reel for a while now, but we’ve been so busy this year (wooo!) that we had to put it on the back burner.  Finally though, this September, we were able to give it the time it needed, and got to work.  It includes a lot of new work, and an opening and closing sequence we shot in Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, and Irvine, California.  You’ll see corporate videos, trade show videos, film trailers, web promos, commercials, and other branded video.  There’s clips from over 28 different projects.  This reel won’t need updating till 2012…2 months from now!?

336 Productions: Award Winners Once Again

We’re delighted to announce that statuettes from The Telly Awards and Communicator Awards are on their way to our office. Both awards are in recognition of the Hydraflow corporate culture video we produced entitled, “Hydraflow Celebrates 50 Years.” Our work was selected as a winner in the Film/Video: Corporate Image category. This is a huge achievement for us, as we work mainly with corporations, and we believe our work is outstanding, but now we have more awards to prove it!

The Communicator Awards is the leading international creative awards program honoring creative excellence for communication professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards is an annual competition honoring the best in advertising, corporate communications, public relations and identity work for print, video, interactive and audio. The 2011 Communicator Awards received over 6000 entries from ad agencies, interactive agencies, production firms, in-house creative professionals, graphic designers, design firms, and public relations firms. Excellence Winners receive a score of 9.0 or better, which is the title we have been granted!

Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. The Telly Awards is a widely known and highly respected national and international competition and receives over 11,000 entries annually from all 50 states and many foreign countries.

336 Productions Celebrates Its 3rd Anniversary

We started our business in April 2008, at the very beginning of the economic crisis. A small business, just starting out, in the midst of one of the worst economies our country has ever seen. Talk about good timing! But we believed working hard, providing the absolute best customer service, and producing top-notch video would carry us through the crisis. It did, and now we are entering our 3rd year of business as a successful, award-winning production company.

We still believe in working hard, providing excellent customer service, and producing the very best video out there. We look forward to even more growth and opportunity in our 3rd year, and of course, are grateful for our clients: past, present and future.

Post-Production on Feature Length Comedy

We have a very exciting project we’re currently working on…the feature length mockumentary Monster Heroes. Written by Brent Tarnol and directed by Danny Cistone, the film features such stars as Brian Austin Green, Danny Nucci, Sally Struthers, Patrick Gallagher, Sarah Hyland and Nolan Gould. Producer, Jarret Tarnol, explains that the film follows “a film maker [as he] documents the trials and tribulations of four classic monster descendants and their ability to live among a human society.”

The production company behind the film, Tarnol Group Pictures, approached 336 Productions to handle some of the post-production work including editing the official trailer, color correcting the film, creating the opening title sequence, and handling all visual effects.

It’s hard to call it work when the footage makes us laugh so hard!

A Sneak Peak at Hydraflow’s 50th Anniversary Corporate Culture Video

[dropcap]H[/dropcap]ydraflow, a Fullerton, CA based company that designs and manufactures aerospace and defense systems components, is getting ready to celebrate a huge milestone this summer, their 50th Anniversary. They chose 336 Productions to create a corporate culture video that will premiere at one of their anniversary events. The video takes a look back into Hydraflow’s history, reflects on where they are now, and gazes into a future full of exciting possibilities. We will also be filming and photographing all the anniversary events that will unfold over the course of a weekend this May.

We had a wonderful time filming the video at Hyrdaflow’s gorgeous 174,000 square foot facility, and meeting and working with Hyrdraflow’s hard working and incredibly welcoming employees.

Below are some stills from the shoot:

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