The Utopian Vision of Sam Green

Our latest: a portrait of groundbreaking filmmaker Sam Green. Sam has been pushing the boundaries of documentary film for more than 15 years, from his Oscar nominated feature “Weather Underground” to his most recent foray into “live documentary”: a collaboration with the Kronos Quartet. What inspires him?

Produced for Adobe Create Magazine. Directed, Filmed and Edited by Kurt Keppeler, Christian Bruno and Natalija Vekic.

       
     
Barbara Stauffacher Solomon: Visions Not Previously Seen

A short documentary portrait of Barbara Stauffacher Solomon, the groundbreaking designer who fused Swiss modernism with an iconic and bold California pop aesthetic to create the design phenomena known as Supergraphics. At 89 years old, Bobbie continues to produce bold, eclectic work both large and small. Originally produced for Adobe Create Magazine. Directed, Filmed and Edited by Christian Bruno, Kurt Keppeler and Natalija Vekic.

       
     
Dungeons & Dragons: Rolling the Storytelling Dice

This short documentary explores the fascinating world of the role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons and peeks behind the curtain into the creative process of the game designers.

Electric Park Films produced this video for Adobe's Create online magazine. Produced by Electric Park Films; directed, filmed and edited by Natalija Vekic, Christian Bruno and Kurt Keppeler.

       
     
The Film Before the Film - Title Designer Danny Yount

This video was produced by Electric Park Films for Adobe's Creative Voices series. We worked closely with Adobe's Eric Espera, who directed the video. All cinematography and editing by Electric Park Films. All title sequences created by Danny Yount.

       
     
Introducing Adobe Spark

Electric Park Films was commissioned to create a suite of videos for Adobe's new mobile app, Adobe Spark. We wanted to create mini-portraits about people who use the app in their daily lives to create beautiful graphics, web pages and video stories for their small business, non-profit and classroom.

Produced by Electric Park Films: directed, filmed and edited by Natalija Vekic, Christian Bruno and Kurt Keppeler.

       
     
Slate for a Cause

We were asked by Adobe to create a series of spots to promote their new mobile publishing app, Adobe Slate. This one features Muttville, a fantastic senior dog rescue based in San Francisco.

       
     
Adobe Spark - Pedal Revolution Story

This 60 second spot tells the story of Nancy Gallegos and Pedal Revolution. Pedal Revolution is a unique bike shop that provides job training skills for at-risk young adults, and Nancy’s job is to spread the word through a variety of social media channels. Nancy is the non-profit’s only publicity person. In her own words, Nancy describes the challenges a non-designer faces having to quickly produce polished, high-impact post for rapidly evolving social media landscape.

       
     
Adobe Voice: Show your story. In minutes

Electric Park Films was commissioned to create a suite of videos for Adobe's new mobile app, Adobe Voice. Guided by the client's desire to make the videos "people-focused," we set out to tell the story of the app through the people that made it, and those that use it. EPF pitched the concepts, and took them all the way through post-production to coincide with Adobe Voice's initial launch.
"Show your story. In minutes" uses the app itself to unveil this dynamic new tool.

       
     
Goldfrapp Laurel

The final installment in Lisa Gunning's stunning quintet of films for Goldfrapp's award-winning album, TALES OF US. Christian was invited to lens this melancholic ballad of a haunted Los Angeles, desolate and dizzying on both the inside and out.
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Adobe Voice: Inspire Learning

Electric Park Films was commissioned to create a suite of videos for Adobe's new mobile app, Adobe Voice. Guided by the client's desire to make the videos "people-focused," we set out to tell the story of the app through the people that made it, and those that use it. EPF pitched the concepts, and took them all the way through post-production to coincide with Adobe Voice's initial launch. "Inspire Learning" introduces Jeff Larsen, a San Francisco teacher, who believes both technology and self-expression is fundamental to education. See how Jeff uses Adobe Voice in the classroom, and the inspiration it fosters in his students.

       
     
Adobe Voice: Connect With Customers

Electric Park Films was commissioned to create a suite of videos for Adobe's new mobile app, Adobe Voice. Guided by the client's desire to make the videos "people-focused," we set out to tell the story of the app through the people that made it, and those that use it. EPF pitched the concepts, and took them all the way through post-production to coincide with Adobe Voice's initial launch. Stephanie Kouch has turned her home-based craft business, Steppie, into brand that her global customers connect with. That's because fans of her clothing and designs connect with Steppie's personal, idiosyncratic flair. How does Stephanie connect with her customers? Adobe Voice!

       
     
Lexus Instafilm

We visited Jacob Rosenberg of the cutting edge production company Bandito Brothers, to peek beneath the hood of their latest audacious creation. A car commercial made entirely of InstaGram stills? Check it out!

       
     
Japan By Design: The Story of ADIM2014

ADIM is Adobe's Inspirational Masterclass---a lively, 3-day experience where art directors, designers, illustrators, and photographers learn advanced imaging techniques using the a combination of cutting-edge digital techniques and classic analogue tools (exacto blades, paint brushes, etc). 2014's theme: Japan By Design. The project: washi paper lanterns. Christian followed participants, in this fly-on-the-wall documentary, as they turned brainstorms into inspired designs. Check it out, and be inspired as well..

       
     
Adobe Voice: Tell a Story With Impact

Electric Park Films was commissioned to create a suite of videos for Adobe's new mobile app, Adobe Voice. Guided by the client's desire to make the videos "people-focused," we set out to tell the story of the app through the people that made it, and those that use it. EPF pitched the concepts, and took them all the way through post-production to coincide with Adobe Voice's initial launch. "Tell a Story With Impact" allows the creators of Adobe Voice to share their inspiration for the app in their own words.

       
     
Adobe Voice: Help Your Cause

Electric Park Films was commissioned to create a suite of videos for Adobe's new mobile app, Adobe Voice. Guided by the client's desire to make the videos "people-focused," we set out to tell the story of the app through the people that made it, and those that use it. EPF pitched the concepts, and took them all the way through post-production to coincide with Adobe Voice's initial launch. Groundworks Opportunity (GO) is a small non-profit with big dreams: to foster leadership in communities around the globe to make a difference. Central to that mission are the volunteers who raise awareness about these communities in need. In the video, "Help Your Cause," see how GO has turned this easy-to-use app into a robust tool in their work.

       
     
Adobe Blockbusters

Who knew that the special effects on the hottest films of the summer were done in Adobe After Effects? Meet the creative talents behind "Iron Man 3" and "Oblivion" and hear why AE was central to their workflow.

       
     
Adobe Creative Residents: Craig Winslow

Portrait of designer Craig Winslow –– Adobe Creative Resident.

With camera in hand and sketchbook in pocket, we follow Craig Winslow through the back streets of downtown Portland and learn how to see bits of the past peek through to the present day. Craig will spend the year developing his passion project, bringing "ghost signs," back to life with light projections. The work is a dazzling combination of technology, animation, typography and urban archeology.

Produced by Electric Park Films; Natalija Vekic, Kurt Keppeler and Christian Bruno; directed by Erik Espera; edited by Julie Caskey; color grade by Alex Juutlainen; location sound by Sam Curtis; music by The Brow, Jupyter, and Lullatone