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Studio 3 Films Director David King and Hog Wild's President Joe Rooper discuss their latest video project!

Posted on March 19, 2013

Studio 3 Films, Behind the Scenes, Click Shot Commercial Video, Power Popper Commercial Video


Studio 3 Films is so excited to partner with Hogwild in Portland to highlight their latest products! For insight into this video project read below to hear from our Director, David King!

Hog Wild, a Portland toy company and one of our long-time photography clients, came to us with a need for two video commercials to launch their newest products: Click Shots and Power Poppers. Both spots were to be shot in studio, featuring kids, voiceover and a lot of action.  We brought in frequent collaborator and Director of Photography Andy Maser with his RED Epic for the shoot.  We wanted to shoot with the RED for a couple of reasons: 240 frames per second, slow motion would help us capture the fast action of the products and the 4k resolution at 24 frames would give us the option of doing some fast, optical zooms in post production.

We shot the spots over two days; one day at Studio 3, and because our stage was already booked for another shoot, we shot the next day at Picture This Studios. While not professionals, the kids were fantastic. The RED Epic performed as expected. Two weeks later, the post production was done and the spots were on their way to Hong Kong for one of the biggest toy trade shows in the world.

“Studio 3 produced two .30 TV commercials for us. Both were for toy products brand new to the market and both need high energy and pizzazz. We gave them a decent script and storyboard but what they came back with based upon their creative input, camera techniques, direction and post production was a mile above where we started. We’ve used other companies for our TV spots in the past but we’re incredibly happy with the results we received from Studio 3.  Three thumbs up for their creative smarts, direction and technical expertise.” President/CEO Hogwild

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Studio 3 Films Director David King WSU Vancouver!

Posted on November 20, 2012

We are so very excited to partner with Washington State University in Vancouver to highlight their beautiful NW campus. We shot the campus over three days to capture student interaction, campus activity and the amazing NW environment. For insight into this video project read below to hear from our Studio 3 Films Director, David King!

When approached by Washington State University to produce a recruiting video for their Vancouver, WA campus, the questions we asked ourselves were, “what makes this campus unique?” and “how can we use that to help tell the story of Washington State University Vancouver?” All it took was a visit to the beautiful campus to answer both of those questions. The setting, with views of Mt. Hood and Mt. St. Helens, along with the diverse student body tells the story of a small, local campus with all of the amenities of a major University.

We shot the footage over three consecutive days.  One day before the students returned for the fall term in order to get some beauty shots of the buildings and surroundings. Then a week later when the students returned to school to get the feel of student life. One more day to shoot a couple of time-lapse sequences and it was time to edit.

We thought at first that a voiceover accompanying the video, explaining the virtues of the WSUV campus would be the way to go, but soon realized that the imagery itself said plenty about what it was like to attend school here.  The administration came to us with a desire to show how a local campus could give a prospective student the large university experience and we were able to accomplish that by just letting the campus speak for itself.


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 What a beautiful campus!

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Studio 3 Films highlights The Spike Puller!

Posted on September 25, 2012

Studio 3 Films is so excited to partner with Stanley Hydraulic Tools, headquartered in Portland, Oregon to highlight their newest product release through a dynamic Studio 3 video! Check out the video above and stay tuned for more to come! For a little bit of insight into this video shoot check out words from our Director of Video Production, David King.

Stanley Hydraulics is introducing a line of new railroad tools over then next few months and they came to us to create a video to introduce the first one, the SPL-31 Spike Puller. To compound the challenge, we were on a very tight deadline. The job was awarded on a Tuesday and due to railroad track availability, we had to shoot the entire spot just two days later. On top of that, the video was to be presented to the executives a week after that. A quick concept meeting with our client and a late night storyboard session later, we were ready to shoot.

We began the day at the BNSF train yard in Vancouver, Washington and had to get twenty-four shots off in a little under 3 hours. Thanks to the professionalism of the rail crew and our efficient planning, we made it with a few minutes to spare. From there we were off to our studio to get the product beauty shots. Utilizing our large turntable to spin the SPL-31 under some dramatic lighting, we got all we needed to put together a compelling, informative and entertaining video.

In post-production, we wanted an intro to the video that would immediately grab the viewers attention. Continuing with the railroad theme, we used a stock image of a rail car and animated the Stanley logo being punched into the metal, using Adobe After Effects. This bit of animation could then easily be used for future product videos by simply changing out the product logos.

The video was completed with some driving music and a powerful voiceover, giving it the industrial feel that Stanley Hydraulic tools is known for, throughout the industry.

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Studio 3 Films Video Production Case Study The Business Overview

Posted on July 10, 2012

As media shifts to the internet, today’s consumer is spending more time in a virtual world, where it’s all about images and video content. So when somebody wants to learn about your business, they go through social media channels and click “Play”. Video is the best way to showcase who you are, what you do and how you do it. It’s the new mission statement.

When Jude Kirstein, owner and founder of Sugar Wheel Works, came to us with the desire to reach out to her client base in a new way we knew that creating a business overview through video was the perfect solution. We met with Jude and saw her studio space, outlined some ideas on paper and really tried to find a way to connect her personality with her business and her client community at large. Studio 3 Films brings you our latest Video Production and some insight from Video Director, David King, on the process of creating this dynamic project:

Our first step in putting together the video for Sugar Wheel Works was to find out from Jude what she wanted to accomplish by having a video. Two weeks before shooting, we sat down with her at her studio and got to know her. Sure we wanted to know what she did and what made Sugar Wheel Works stand out from the competition, but more importantly we wanted to know what her business meant to her and what story she had to tell. A simple video showing the inside of her shop and explaining the nuts and bolts of wheel building is a commodity; we wanted to help her tell her story so that her customers could get to know the woman behind the wheels.

We brought cinematographer Andy Maser to the project who in turn, brought a ton of action cinematography experience along with his RED Scarlet camera and 12′ jib arm. Hanging the RED out the back of the studio van on the jib got us some great shots of Jude riding and brought a unique style to the video that could not have been achieved with a basic camera rig. We shot the majority of the footage in one day with another day of pick-up shots once editing had begun.

Working alongside Jude, we created a 2.5 minute video and a quick 30 second teaser to get the story of Sugar Wheel Works out to the world. We wanted to show potential customers what to expect when they walk into the shop, give them a feel for meeting with Jude, as well as a little cycling eye candy. Check out the full video above!

To view more Video’s created at Studio 3 Films click here!

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SHOCKING fashion & lifestyle photography!

Posted on May 1, 2012

We are absolutely feeling our very own Dana Jonas’ Shocking Goat  lifestyle photography shoot. The colors are like WOW and the locations are too much fun. With a set full of beautiful models, talented stylists, funky fresh fashion designs, and an absolutely SHOCKING product, we couldn’t ask for a better team to collaborate with. These watches have been on trend, seen on celebrities and has become a Seattle favorite. The timepieces are all so colorful, which of course matches spunky Dana Jonas’ style well. She was nothing short of stoked to have the opportunity to highlight such a fun product, she definitely brought the lifestyle of the brand to life. Read below to find out Dana’s insight on this refreshing shoot:

This fashion and lifestyle photography shoot was a blast! From the one of a kind designer fashion by Alexander Aesthetic, to the great talent from Seattle Model’s Guild and the amazing product which brought us all together, it was definitely a shoot to remember. Dhruva, the CEO of shocking goat, is a hoot and none of this would have been possible without his genius mind when it came to how he wanted his product represented. One of the best collaborations I’ve been a part of to date 🙂 Also, I should give a shout-out to the amazing stylist and producer, Kayleigh Capelle! It has been one of my favorite shoots to date. Lots of laughs and fun times! You should definitely check out the video, to see what my energy is like on set. And, oh, don’t judge me for my potty mouth at the end of the video, haha!

Check out the behind the scenes video to catch a glimpse of the on-set action and energy of this fun shoot.

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 See below for a few of our favorite lifestyle photography images from the shoot:

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Fashion Photography with Matt Jebbia

Posted on April 27, 2012

It’s Fashion Friday, which means Matt Jebbia is getting behind the camera to shoot some great fashion photography. This time around he decided to get the whole team involved. Check out this amazing behind the scenes footage, edited by David King.

Our favorite photo shoots here at the studio involve the whole team. We paired it with one of our Martini Thursdays and we had a recipe for success! With feet tapping to some Beyoncé jams our spirits were soaring as Matt Jebbia took the reigns as Photographer and Creative Director. Matt wanted a fun, upbeat shoot to highlight local finds and gorgeous shoes. A word from the photographer on collaboration and shooting with two cinematographers on the same set:

All of the brainstorming sessions and days spent rummaging through vintage clothing stores paid off. With myself behind the camera and two cinematographers filming behind the scenes, it was a bit crazy at times trying to avoid bumping into one another. But once the shoot was in full swing it all seemed to just click. I really enjoyed working with everyone involved. It’s true the best work comes from a collaboration. I absolutely love shooting fashion and all the styling worked together to create a chic, final product that everyone is proud of. Big thanks to model Megan Nuchols, Hair/Makeup artist Celena Rubin, Styling by our own Sarah Ludwig, Cinematographers Andy Maser/David King and thanks to all of the Studio 3 team.

Here are a few snapshots taken while on set.

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Markus as our test model!

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Hair and makeup by Celena.

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It’s all in the details!

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Drink Photography: Pisco Sour

Posted on April 5, 2012

In the great DIY spirit of Portland, we decided to take a stab at creating our own version of the Pisco Sour after salivating over Craig Wagner’s amazing drink photography, shot at local watering hole Circa 33.  Pisco is an unaged brandy, that has a very unique flavor to it. The Pisco Sour happens to be a great drink to try out this unique spirit on. No one does it quite like Circa 33, but we thought we would give it a shot. With cocktail shaker and martini glasses in hand, we took a stab at the delicious cocktail. Since we already had the opportunity to shoot the drink at Circa 33, we decided to film our personal creation. As you can see, it was quite the happy hour where Pisco Sours were enjoyed by all!

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Thanks to Producer Rachel Meyer for stepping up to the plate as our in house Mixologist and Videographer/Digital Artist David King for the documentation of our taste test. It was great getting a chance to taste the creation that Craig’s drink photography was inspired after. We have been begging him to go shoot more cocktails, to inspire perhaps a weekly happy hour! Maybe we’ll even get a chance to try it with food. If you make this delicious drink at home, we recommend you try the Pisco Sour with a South American inspired meal. 🙂

Here’s the recipe, so you can make your own Pisco Sour at home:


  • 1 1/2 Ounce Pisco
  • 3/4 ounce lemon juice
  • 1 Ounce Simple Syrup
  • 1 Egg White
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters


  1. Pour the pisco, lemon juice, simple syrup and egg into a cocktail shaker, then fill with ice.
  2. Shake Vigorously and Well.
  3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  4. Add Angostura bitters to taste.
  5. Enjoy!


The mouthwatering drink photography:

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