Sunday, June 08, 2008

Phoenix "Race"

Anybody who has gone to a wiener dog race knows that not all races feature the fast and the furriest. Some of the more inexperienced racers sometimes...well, let's just let the video speak for itself...

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Poster Child

We just heard that we sold out our first screening at the Seattle True Independent Film Festival yesterday ! The film received some great press in Seattle this week; Kevin Nibur's spectacular photo was apparently featured prominently in some large papers. That doesn't surprise me one bit. It's a fantastic shot - I believe one of the best sports photography shots ever. And I'm not just saying that - it is a photograph that has captivated me - and I'm sure thousand of others by now.

The 2003 "incident" - notice the third set of ears - which belong to the eventual winner Pretzel
(photo copyright Kevin Nibur)

There's a lot of backstory to this picture. Noodles is being bumped out of contention of a nation championship race - a race he had just won moments ago but was now being re-run. The look of despair in Noodles' eyes is apparent, and the look in Buddy's eyes is one of crazed glee and hunger for victory. Captured legs mid-flight - ears flopping - eyes focused - that's a one in a million photo.

I believe our poster design has also had a great part of our success. The kudos for that go out to graphic designer David Ortiz, who went through innumerable revisions - for very little pay - to help us out. Man did he deliver. If you have a branding project this is the go to guy. Notice how the poster image is flipped and rotated a bit. David did that to give the image a sort of 3D effect - and it works well!

I was truly blessed to have these guys as part of my dedicated team.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Squirty's photoshoot

When we were in Phoenix we bumped into Squirty, the fast racer that would eventually go to the nationals to represent Phoenix. He looked so cute I wanted to grab a couple of photos of him. I soon realized that wiener dogs are not the easiest to photograph, although we finally did get a few good pics (after several minutes of trying).