Remixed for the New Year

Drew Carey Show – People for Prez Remix

Frank Nash and Sidecar Productions came together once again to show the world that working-out, coupled with nostalgia and an underground remix, could take their project to the next level.  

The video takes the previously released remake of 5 O’ Clock World by Frank Nash and Eric Staley and adds an underground song by People For Prez with some serious remixing…er, editing.

Frank Nash and Drew Carey

 #wheresMimi

This was Eric’s second time to the East Coast gym and fourth time collaborating with Nash and FNTS.  ”When you’re around him(Frank), you can’t help but get involved with whatever he has going on.  Dancing, lifting weights, singing at the top of your lungs–whatever it is… we wanted to showcase that infectious personality.” said the Director/Writer/Producer. “On the day of rehearsals, Frank hurt himself pretty bad, I was worried that the shoot could suffer.  The next two days Frank came in, nailed his lines, and his timing didn’t miss a beat. We believe this remix of the video shows his rock star personality, and the gym’s fun, energetic atmosphere.”

The video is part of a marketing campaign for the Boston area coupled with print, radio, and television spots airing all month. Frank speaks to trainers around the world about fitness, better living, and business. This video is him thriving in his element, his gym in Worcester, Massachusetts. Hip-Hop and high-energy.

Frank’s upcoming 30-second spots created for broadcast television  can be seen here (below) or on Charter Channel TV3 (channel 193), locally through social media advertising, or on the gym’s website.

FNTS 30 second broadcast commercial #1

FNTS 30 second broadcast commercial #2

5 O Clock Prez

Play 5 O Clock Prez by FNTS

Sandollar’s New Music Video: Beach-Rock-Guns?

Sandollar, a local San Diego band, and Sidecar Productions, a local production company, recently created an eye-catching and provocative video titled “Pouring Down” after the band’s recently released song off their 2014 album, Roller Coaster Ride.  The video showcases a boy’s hard life in a middle-class, white, single-family home.  The boy is picked on by his father, his sister and classmates, and when given the chance to act out in violence, the young man decides to go in a different direction. “We wanted to give both Sandollar’s fan group and a new audience something to think about,” said the video’s Director, Eric Staley.  ”The video is not saying whether gun control is right or wrong, but hopefully it can start a dialogue in this country about the violence and the hate being spread by those with access to guns.  People won’t change their deeply-rooted beliefs based on one video or film, but it is important to talk openly.”

Sandollar, Dylan and Eric of Sidecar

(LEFT TO RIGHT) DIR. ERIC, LEAD GUITAR DAVE, BASS IAN,

RHYTHM MARCO, DYLAN, DRUMS HENRY, AND BARON VOCALS/KEYS.

Sandollar’s “Pouring Down” is in their wheel house of beach-rock, but this catchy, ear-worm of a song further develops the band’s feel for crunching guitar solos and making the audience move.  Dave, the band lead guitarist, admitted, “We’re all excited about the release of the video, and while our band has different opinions, we all believe that kids should be kids and focus on doing what they do best–play.”  The other members in the band all agreed that their music is not about government issues, or political discourse, but they acknowledge that their songs aren’t performed in a bubble. “We create music to give people a chance to get away, a chance to turn up the radio and forget about their troubles.  Yes, their are themes of acceptance, and overcoming adversity but that is what music should be, a positive energy”  added lead-singer and keyboardist Baron Lunbeck. “We want to entertain, but at the same time, we aren’t just another pretty face,” laughed Henry Ortiz, the band’s drummer.

“Pouring Down” the single and Sandollar’s latest album on Pacific Records titled Roller Coaster Ride is available here, on iTunes.

Director talks with Kids

DIRECTOR, ERIC STALEY, EXPLAINS TODAY’S PRODUCTION to his under-12 cast.

Thugs

“BULLIES” JAMES, CAMERON, AND AUSTIN.

Sandollar the BandSandollar (from left to right)

DRUMS: HENRY ORTIZ

RHYTHMS GUITAR: MARCO RODRIGUES

Vocals, Keys: Baron Lunbeck
Lead Guitar: David Basham
Bass: Ian Thayer

Special thanks to the video’s sponsor:

Pouring Down Team

STARRING:

STONE EASTMAN AS SCOTT

SIERRA BEGGS (NOT PICTURED) AS SARA

TOPHER DOUGLAS (NOT PICTURED) AS FATHER

BULLIES: AUSTIN MICHAEL OESTERLING, CAMERON JACOB, JAMES O’BRIEN

KIDS: DYLAN RODRIGUES, ANGELINA BARAJAS, KAIA JEPSEN, STELLA NOLL, CYANA MEDRANO, AND KAITLYN MCCORMICK

Maxboost and Ambrosia power – Case Study SCP

Ambrosia Video

In June of 2014 Sidecar Productions was hired to create two unique videos to create brand awareness for a tech start up in the San Francisco area.  Knowing that the client wished to add value to the project we created a script that was energetic, funny and modern.  Time constraints also added to the project’s needs with the product set to launch in less then two weeks.

Maxboost’s Brand Consultant, Marketing Director, and Sidecar’s Senior Project Manager, Eric Staley got together over Skype and hammered out two 45 second scripts that loosely would translate to two, one-minute videos for online distribution.  Bryan Decker, Sidecar’s Production Designer, hired Maddie Moon clothing to recreate the look and feel of a high-end fashion show while the show’s producer, Eric, reserved the locations, received and scheduled castings, and hired the 10+ person crew.

The crew consisted of a Director, a Director of Photography, an Assistant Camera Man, the Production Designer and an Art Assistant, a Lighting Technician, a Boom Operator/Audio Monitor, a Fashion P/A to help with wardrobe, a Hair stylist and a Makeup Artist.  Also, many on the Sidecar team helped with the production including a Graphic Artist and an Assistant Editor while in post production.  Having these resources helped us stay on time and on budget.

The result is a humorous video that has different levels of marketing, humor, and dialogue creating an environment that viewers want to watch over and over.  Please enjoy “Maxboost Power” and “Fashionable Slimcases” by Sidecar Productions.

Ambrosia and Maxboost videos by Sidecar Productions