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Signature Stag – Dress Like a Man – Midland, TX

After a year and a half of planning and persistence, we are finally releasing our first ad for Signature Stag Fine Menswear in Midland, TX! We had a blast shooting this spot and More »

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Brink Fleet Lubbock, TX

The Misadventures of Merkel Dergler Busy is slowly and steadily becoming our middle name here at Hamil Bros Studios. For the last several weeks, we have been hammering out three of the More »

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Mzed Sound Advice Tour- Houston, TX

The month of June has been crazy here at Hamil Bros Studios! We’ve driven all over the state for various reasons, but our most recent trip was to Houston to attend Mzed‘s More »

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FirstBank and Trust- We Love Small Business

It has been much too long since we’ve made a blog post and FirstBank & Trust is to thank for that! For the last two months we have been shooting, editing, and More »

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Carter’s Furniture- Making a House a Home- Midland, TX

2015 is off to a fantastic start as we’ve just completed our 2nd TV commercial for the year. Carter’s Furniture‘s “Making a House a Home” spot does what we try do to More »

Alström Angels (Promotional Film Lubbock, Texas

We’ve been working on several promotional films to kick off 2015! One of them is a film promoting a local, non-profit organization, Alström Angels based in Lubbock, TX. Alström Angels is focused on raising More »

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“Epic” by The Diamond Company (Commercial Odessa, TX)

Epic Diamonds, What can we say? 2015 has started with a BANG for us here at Hamil Bros Studios. We’ve had several longer projects under way and we’re now very excited to More »

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New Happenings at Hamil Bros Studios

We are very excited to announce that Hamil Bros Studios is no longer solely a video production studio! Over the last year we’ve had several people ask us how they get their More »

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Thanks for a great 2014!

Welcome to 2015! It’s hard to believe that our first year as Hamil Bros Studios has come and gone, and what a year it was. Our growth as a video production company was More »

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Nations – Robin Renfrew Poetry (Video)

At Hamil Bros Studios, we are always trying to expand our versatility. Working with Robin Renfrew on her “Nations” film has really pushed us in a different direction that we had yet More »

Video Production 2014 Demo Reel

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The New Video Production Demo Reel

It seems like only yesterday that we put out the first demo reel of our video production services. After watching it with several clients recently, it didn’t really seem to give off much of an idea of what we can really do. We do it all, from start to finish and we do our best to do it well.


Our Video Production Services

When it comes to our video production, we take every step seriously.

Within reason, there is nothing we can’t do and not much we won’t do. We take your project and see it from beginning to end.

It all starts with the script. A solid script is the foundation on which any production is based on and that is where we start.

Next comes the pre-production process of storyboarding and shot-listing. In order to maximize the time “on set,” up-front organization is absolutely necessary. It’s the grease that keeps the production machine moving.

The actual video production is where the fun really begins. There is a ton of set-up and a lot of prep work. This includes staging, removing distractions from the background, lighting the subject, sometimes lighting the background, and determining the shot composition. The other thing is camera movement.

Camera movement alone is a huge deal breaker. No movement or boring movement looks cheap and amateurish. Good fluid movement like that from a crane or a dolly is where your video production goes from looking local to looking like the big guys.

Once the production is wrapped up, the post production begins. This starts with culling the footage (trashing the worst takes).

From there, it’s all about the editing. With editing, pacing is the key. If the shot cadence is too slow, the video is boring. If the shots are too fast, the video is overwhelming and/or confusing.

Once the edit is locked, the visual effects and motion graphics start. This goes from painting or Photoshopping things out of the scene (see the picture below) to adding 3d titles that look like they are in the room.

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In this shot, there were some people walking down the road and a car that drove by and we had to take them out of the picture.

The VFX are then completed and it’s time for the color grade. This part is particularly fun, because this is where we take shots that already look good and really make them pop.

This is where the video production process comes to an end. The project is then rendered out to a master file and the youtube and broadcast versions are made from that where they are finally delivered to you.

At Hamil Bros Studios, we take our video production extremely seriously. We are not satisfied with video production that is “good enough” we want our production to be “great.”


The businesses that appear in the demo reel:
Carter’s Furniture (Midland)

Alldredge Gardens (Midland)

Lubbock Christian University (Lubbock)

Bullock’s Jewelry, Inc (Roswell, NM)

Covenant Health (Lubbock)

The Sewell Family of Companies (Odessa)

West Texas Food Bank (Odessa)

The Flat12 Gallery (Lubbock)

Permian Tennis (Odessa)

The Diamond Company (Odessa)





New Video Production Demo Reel – Lubbock, Midland, and Odessa Commercial

Signature Stag – Dress Like a Man – Midland, TX

Signature Stag Logo created by Hamil Bros Studios in Adobe After Effects with VideoCopilot Element 3D

After a year and a half of planning and persistence, we are finally releasing our first ad for Signature Stag Fine Menswear in Midland, TX!

We had a blast shooting this spot and it turned out really beautifully. The planning for this ad started earlier on in 2014 with a basic concept. Then, in October, 2014, Signature Stag won our $1000 toward production raffle to support the Covenant Hospital Bullying and Suicide prevention summit and progress really started.

We’ve built a relationship with Natalie Huey, the owner of Signature Stag, over the course of the last year and several months. Our first encounter with her was shooting the Young Professionals in Energy Event held at Signature Stag last year. Later in 2014, we also filmed a fashion show featuring Saxx Underwear.

In July, Natalie had her marketing woman, also named Natalie, contact us about redeeming her winnings from the raffle. We were glad to drive down to midland and catch the awesome Signature Stag storefront looking absolutely spectacular. The idea behind this ad was to dress like a man. We wanted the tone to be bold and confident with the touch of a sultry voice.

When it comes to Voice Over we know there’s only one place to turn to be pushed in the right direction. So, we contacted our good friend, Ryan Ramon at Ramon Voice Overs  to see who he would suggest when it came to a sensual/ sultry woman VO artist. Thank goodness we called him! Without hesitation, Ryan said “You want to use Andrea Hadhazy.” So we headed over to our “Friendly, Girl-Next-Door Voice Over Artist” at AndreaHadhazy.com. All it took was about 10 seconds of listening to her VO demos to know we had to use her. We contacted her and had a script for her and she turned it around within a few hours. We have to say, Andrea is an incredible talent. With no direction, she delivered exactly what we were looking for and crushed the script! We always want the best for our customers and Signature Stag’s “Dress Like a Man” ad, was no different. So, a huge shout out to Andrea for being great to work with and we look forward to using her more in the future! Make sure to check out and “Like” her facebook page, as well!

We’re really pleased with how the spot turned out for Signature Stag and we look forward to producing more high class ads for them in the coming years. If you want more info on what’s going on day to day with them, be sure to check out and “Like” their facebook page and instagram account. Also make sure to contact them about being on their email list where they send out invitations for great parties at the store!

We always appreciate your support and encouragement in what we do! Thank you so much! To keep up to date with what we’re doing make sure and “like” the Hamil Bros Studios Facebook PageHamil Bros Twitter, and subscribe the the Hamil Bros Youtube Channel. Also if you’re on instagram make sure to search for either #HamilBrosStudios or #HamilBros!

Signature Stag – Dress Like a Man – Hamil Bros Studios in Midland, TX

Brink Fleet Lubbock, TX

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The Misadventures of Merkel Dergler

Busy is slowly and steadily becoming our middle name here at Hamil Bros Studios. For the last several weeks, we have been hammering out three of the strongest ads we’ve ever produced for a new customer, Brink Fleet, here in Lubbock.



Our contact with Brink Fleet actually started back in October of last year (2014) at Carmageddon, a giant car show, auto auction, and autocross. The night before the official show began we were asked to be a part of an auction in which the proceeds would be going to children’s miracle network. We decided we would offer a production package up for auction and to our luck, Denny Brink from Brink Fleet bid and won the deal!
 In June of 2014, Denny called to ask us a little more about what he had won. So we gave him a breakdown and told us he loved our product. We met with him at Brink Fleet and talked a little more. He told us our most favorite thing to hear when it comes to clients: “You guys tell me what I want.” We had an idea that Ross had been sitting on for about 4 years now.
We decided shooting a spec spot would be our best bet to get our idea across. Sometimes, when it comes to explaining an idea, we don’t do the idea justice verbally, especially when it comes to visual comedy. So, a spec spot would be the perfect way to show what we were going to do for Brink Fleet with little verbal explanation. Our brother, Reed, happened to be in town when we decided to shoot, and who better to use when you need a character on camera? He gladly obliged and Ross began figuring out his wardrobe.
Throughout the shoot we wanted Reed to be a comedic target that people expect to see get into trouble and thus was born, the character, Merkel Dergler. A guy who cuts corners on car deals (and probably cuts his own hair) and it always comes back to bite him. If only Merkel would go to Brink Fleet and buy a good car for a good deal. Reed was a joy to have on set and continually made us laugh, even during the first shoot.
We got the “Fred’s List” ad put together and took it to the fine folks at Brink Fleet so they could see what we intended to do for them. What we hadn’t planned on was Reed creating a fantastic character in the process of putting this ad together. Thus, we decided to make our first series of ads featuring the same character!
From there all we had to do was think of ridiculous situations a person could get into by not buying a car from a reliable source. Thus the Misadventures of Merkel Derlger were born.
We had a fantastic cast comprised for these Brink Fleet Spots! Of course, Reed played Merkel, Kregg Fehr was the part of the crazy salesman, Abby Johnson played Merkel’s blind date, and Don Rogers played the not-murderer.
We laughed a lot til we cried and produced three of the strongest ads to come out of Hamil Bros Studios. Brink Fleet is an awesome customer and we had a crazy blast shooting these ads.
We couldn’t have added the icing to the Brink Fleet cake without Ryan Ramon (aka Cinnamon Butter) of Ramon Voice Overs. He always does us an incredible job! Huge thumbs up to the work he’s doing and we’re so glad to collaborate with him!
As always, we appreciate the support you all give us! To keep up to date with our shoots and other craziness, feel free to follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, and subscribe to our Hamil Bros Studios Youtube Channel.
In the meantime, enjoy a few of these awesome bloopers!


Brink Fleet TV Commercials, Hamil Bros Studios, Lubbock, TX




Mzed Sound Advice Tour- Houston, TX

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The month of June has been crazy here at Hamil Bros Studios! We’ve driven all over the state for various reasons, but our most recent trip was to Houston to attend Mzed‘s Sound Advice Tour presented by Mark Edward Lewis. Wow! What an incredibly amazing 8 hour day full of mind-blowing/altering education. We wanted to write a review, but people write reviews all the time and who really likes to read any more? (Just kidding). We’ve put together a video review for the Sound Advice Tour Houston stop and we hope this urges you to attend one of the remaining tour stops!

All in all, it was a crazy day at the Sound Advice Tour. Mark is totally awesome and we appreciate him and Mzed for putting together such a mind-blowing experience. Like always, we are constantly working towards giving our clients the best possible product and we’re proud to say just 11 hours of the Sound Advice Tour has upped our game exponentially.

We did, however, leave out a few key things about the Sound Advice Tour in the video review. The giveaways are AWESOME. Such as a full year of the Adobe Creative Cloud! Also included in the price of the tour is a sound effects pack recorded by Frank Serafine, himself and a free month to Shane’s Inner Circle! We are active members in the Inner Circle (follow the link to check it out) and it’s been another game-changer educational tool in our arsenal.

We are so thankful to Mzed for providing us this awesome opportunity to produce a review of the tour. DO NOT MISS IT! Like we said in the video, if you’re unable to attend BUY THE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD!

As always, we appreciate all the support you show both of us each and every day as we pursue our dreams and have fun along the way. If you want to keep up with more day to day activity, please don’t hesitate to “Like” our Hamil Bros Studios Facebook Page and follow our Hamil Bros Studios Twitter Account!

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FirstBank and Trust- We Love Small Business

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It has been much too long since we’ve made a blog post and FirstBank & Trust is to thank for that!

For the last two months we have been shooting, editing, and producing 6 separate “We Love Small Business” TV spots for FirstBank & Trust here in Lubbock, TX. We were approached by Benji Snead, Vice President of Marketing, at FirstBank about putting these spots together in conjunction with an advertising campaign put on by one of our local TV stations, News Channel 11 KCBD.

Our job was to film in 18 small businesses around Lubbock to feature them on an ad urging small businesses to enter to win an ad campaign with KCBD. So, we got into the businesses, shot, and colored the footage to pass it on to the station. Along with that, FirstBank wanted to create spots of their own. We were more than happy to oblige!

After shooting the first 3 businesses, Lisa West’s Double Nickel Steakhouse , H. G. Thrash Clothier, and Family Powersports, we went out to 3 different locations around Lubbock to shoot intermediate shots with FirstBank CEO, Barry Orr. Once we had enough content, we went up to Benji’s office at FirstBank to hash out the first style of the “We Love Small Business” ads. Then, from there we made our way to 3 more small businesses, Built For Dreams, Lakeridge Dental, and Ecowater to fill the second version of the first style of ads.



Over the next 6 weeks we continued to tackle the rest of the 18 small businesses for these FirstBank “We Love Small Business” ads. After the first two aired for a few weeks, Benji asked us to come back up to the new FirstBank Operations Center (currently under construction) to shoot with Barry again. We got to take a look around inside and found the PERFECT natural lighting for Barry. Once we had Barry’s footage secured, we were able to shoot the rest of the businesses and swap them out as we got them completed.

This second style of FirstBank ads featured the other 12 small businesses:

Version 1: Duncan Heating & Air, Precision Bodyworks, and Slate Group.

Version 2: Premier Sportsplex, Master Cleaners, and West Texas Pediatrics.

Version 3: Benchmark Lubbock, (Your’s Truly) Hamil Bros Studios, and Wildcat Manufacturing.

Version 4: Danny’s Catering Fins and Hens, Hulla B’lu Home & Decorating, and Eric Minns, M.D. Plastic Surgery.


How could we not involve our favorite icing on the cake from Ryan Ramon at Ramon Voice Overs for yet another fantastic and impressive VO. Ryan, YOU ROCK!

We appreciate FirstBank doing business with us and we look forward to working with them for a long time to come.

To all of our awesome supporters, whether you are friends, family, customers, or just like what we do, we can’t tell you how much your encouragement means to us. You can always keep up to date with us on our Hamil Bros Facebook Page or our Hamil Bros Twitter Account!

Just for your enjoyment we’ve attached TONS of Behind the Scenes (some amazingly provided by Miss Natalie Pullig of Lovely Photos) photos below. Enjoy!






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FirstBank and Trust- We Love Small Business- Hamil Bros Studios, Lubbock, TX

Carter’s Furniture- Making a House a Home- Midland, TX

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2015 is off to a fantastic start as we’ve just completed our 2nd TV commercial for the year. Carter’s Furniture‘s “Making a House a Home” spot does what we try do to do with all our clients: It gets them out of their store.

Carter’s has a beautiful store, but we like to get our clients out of the store, because we see the insides of stores all day, every day in local TV ads.

We pitched the idea to Tim Carter and Greg Galvan (The General Manager) several weeks ago and they loved it. We’ve shown the interior of the store in several spots now, and wanted to show Carter’s Furniture put to action in a home. After hammering out some details, we got connected with Greg and decided on a date to shoot in his home. As you’ve seen in this “Making a House a Home” spot, the Galvans have an incredible home. We really loved shooting in the house, because the lighting was already incredible. We just had a tweak a few things here and there with our lighting. We were also lucky enough to get to test some new lighting techniques we’ve learned to give this spot and the home a unique feel. Along with that, why not throw in a buttery, beautiful voice over from Ryan Ramon at Ramon Voice Overs?

While we were packing up after the “Making a House a Home” shoot, we got to talk to Greg about some upcoming shoots and ideas. All we can say that we are incredibly excited to work with Carter’s (as always) and 2015 is going to be an awesome year!

We appreciate all the support from our friends and family not only here in Texas, but all over the states. To keep up to date with what’s going on with us at the Studios, check us out on Facebook and Twitter.

In the Meantime, check out these awesome behind the scenes photos!

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Carter’s Furniture- Making a House a Home- Hamil Bros Studios, Midland, TX

Alström Angels (Promotional Film Lubbock, Texas

We’ve been working on several promotional films to kick off 2015! One of them is a film promoting a local, non-profit organization, Alström Angels based in Lubbock, TX.

Alström Angels is focused on raising awareness and research funds for the orphan disease Alström Syndrome. There’s not much that we can say other than watch the video. It has a wealth of information about the disease and it’s a very worthy cause to support.

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“Epic” by The Diamond Company (Commercial Odessa, TX)

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Epic Diamonds, What can we say?

2015 has started with a BANG for us here at Hamil Bros Studios. We’ve had several longer projects under way and we’re now very excited to release our first TV commercial of the year: “Epic” by The Diamond Company!

A few weeks ago Craig Bommersbach of The Diamond Company in Odessa called us again to put together another TV commercial. He told us how much he loved our first television ad we produced for them last summer and wanted to be more active in advertising this year. So we sat down with Craig and his father to work on what would become “Epic” by The Diamond Company.

Craig told us they loved our work last year, but wanted a television commercial with a little more edge. They showed us an idea they had come up with and wanted to know if we could refine it to create an epic diamond spot that would catch people’s eyes. Luckily, we had the perfect set up in mind for creating a cinematic epic diamond commercial.

We pulled out all the stops and brought in some macro lens adapters for our lenses and pulled quite a lot of post production time, but it was all worth it. Our next step in creating this epic diamond ad was to find the appropriate music. After some searching, we found the PERFECT music to accompany this intense commercial.

Lastly, we brought in an incredible voice talent to put the action cinema icing on this epic diamond cake. Ryan Ramon of Ramon Voice Overs did an incredible job of capturing exactly the sort of VO we needed for this commercial. We told him we wanted the same voicing you hear on epic action movie trailers and he delivered amazingly. We applaud you, Ryan, for being ridiculously awesome! Make sure and check out his website to hear more amazing voice work!

As always, we cannot thank each and every one of you for your support of what we do. Give us a shout on our social medias, Twitter and Facebook . We always love to hear your feedback and it’s very important to us!

Can A Diamond Be THIS Epic?- Hamil Bros Studios, Odessa, TX

New Happenings at Hamil Bros Studios

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We are very excited to announce that Hamil Bros Studios is no longer solely a video production studio!

Over the last year we’ve had several people ask us how they get their TV commercial on air after we shoot and produce it. Our only option at that time was to refer them to the television station sales people or to a sales specialist at a cable company. That wasn’t the best thing for our clients and we have taken steps to remedy that: we have added a media buyer to our team. She will intercede with the TV stations and cable companies on behalf of our clients and make sure that their ads are being shown to the people who need to see them.

We also have added graphics design to our services. We have partnered with an excellent graphic artist to be able to give our clients the best, whether it’s a new logo or a print advertisement.

We are extremely excited to see what this year holds in store for us and our clients!

Thanks for a great 2014!

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Welcome to 2015! It’s hard to believe that our first year as Hamil Bros Studios has come and gone, and what a year it was. Our growth as a video production company was astonishing and there are so many people to thank that I couldn’t list them all.

Every production was a new challenge and every time we got out a camera, it was to attempt something we hadn’t attempted before.

The year started out a bit rough, but, by the spring, our momentum was picking up. With some good business coaching, we traveled a distance that would have taken years and still never been reached.

Along with pushing our boundaries with every shoot, we had some once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to meet and learn from some of our video production heroes.

As we dive head-first into the new year, enjoy taking a look back at some of the moments from last year.

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(I do have to mention, that the reason there aren’t many pictures of Jacob is because he was the one taking most of the pictures…)

Nations – Robin Renfrew Poetry (Video)

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At Hamil Bros Studios, we are always trying to expand our versatility. Working with Robin Renfrew on her “Nations” film has really pushed us in a different direction that we had yet to explore and we are very pleased with how this film turned out.

Robin Renfrew (visit her sight here to learn more about her) is a talented poet, speaker, and encourager that approached several weeks ago with a little bit of a concept for a film in mind, but didn’t know how to execute it. She sent us an email explaining exactly that and something to the effect of it being alright if we thought she was crazy. We talked about about it and decided why not see what she wants to do and what she has to offer.About two weeks after that, we met with Robin at a Steak and Shake and had her explain to us what she wanted. As mentioned earlier, Robin is a fantastic poet and has really written some great pieces. For Robin, her sole purpose for these poems is to touch the lives of others. Whether it be charging those who read them to bigger and greater heights or simply letting someone out there know that the author has the same struggles, Robin has a knack for getting the point across very well.As we sat there, we went through 5 different poems, just to get an idea of what Robin writes and her “Nations” poem struck us to the heart the moment we saw it. Once she hooked us with the poem, it was only a matter of moments before the wheels started turning in our brains.

We had the vision and concept figured out for Robin’s “Nations” film, now it was a matter of getting it approved. We emailed Robin and asked her what she thought and she LOVED the idea. Her immediate response was “When can we start filming?” To which we replied, “We can start tomorrow!” We were really excited to see how this “Nations” film was going to turn out.

Our next mission for Robin’s film was to find a location. At the point we decided to shoot, we had less than 24 hours to find a location. We called our good friend Jimmy Henderson of Green Street Construction, because we really wanted an industrial set for the “Nations” film. Jimmy replied immediately saying he had a fellow in mind who would most likely have a warehouse available for us. Jimmy said he would contact his friend the next morning.

The following morning, Jimmy sent us the contact information of Barry Rose, the warehouse manager for Lov-Cot Warehouse . We called Barry and said we’d meet him within the hour to scout some warehouses for a location for “Nations”. We got to the location and were floored by just how perfect it was for Robin’s “Nations” film. The only problem is that the warehouse was rather old and was full of holes in the sheet metal. We decided to shoot after dark so we didn’t have to deal with the sun shining through the holes in the walls.

That afternoon, we met up with Robin to finalize that location and to prep for the “Nations” shoot. We got all the specifics like the location, shoot time, lighting schematic, camera moves, etc. locked down during our meeting and agreed to meet up later and head to the warehouse.

Once we arrived at the warehouse, the setup for “Nations” was pretty simple, but still interesting. Once we did the lighting, our next step was to set up our dolly track for our camera moves. Shooting went relatively well for “Nations” minus the fact that it was rather chilly after dark in an old cotton warehouse. We managed to keep warm and get everything shot like we wanted!

The idea was to set things up where it looked like images were being projected on the back wall. The problem lied in the fact that we didn’t have access to powerful enough projectors and the power in the warehouse probably wouldn’t have held up. So, we shaped the light to give it an interesting shape that would separate the two projections yet leave room for our faceless narrator.

The footage came out really well, but “Nations” wasn’t near finished.

From there, we had to record Robin reading the poem in a controlled environment. The warehouse was right next to the train tracks and we had train whistles blowing all evening. So, we set up a make-shift booth at our grandparents’ house and recorded a few good takes of the reading.

Robin did a fantastic job reading consistently so the syncing was easy.

After that, Ross assembled an edit and sent it out for approval. It was immediately a success. After that, every single shot had to be motion tracked in order to attach the projected images to the back wall. This took some time, but, it was very successful.

Once that was done, we hit up the internet for some stock footage to put on the back wall. The poem was, after all, entitled “Nations” with a call for Christians to reach out to the nations of the world and we needed something to show these foreign destinations.

That was it. We had it all finished. Just a few minor tweaks to finalize the film and it was done. Robin was very pleased and we couldn’t be happier.

As a side note, we mentioned that it was cold the night we filmed. Since we didn’t have a makeup artist on-site, our noses all turned pink; including Robin’s. It’s amazing what a little work in the computer can do to add a little bit of “makeup” afterward.

Nations- Pink nose before/after


Per Robin’s Request, “Nations” is available for promotional use. If you or your organization would like to use this film to promote your upcoming missions, please contact us at info@hamilbrosstudios.com for more information on how to obtain a usage license.   

As always, we appreciate your support in everything we do and we love to see your feedback either just below the post here on our website, or on either of our social medias (Facebook and Twitter).

In the meantime, enjoy our behind the scenes photos!


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Carter’s Furniture Cookie Cutter TV Spots- Hamil Bros Studios

Cookie Cutter

We are really happy to release our Carter’s Furniture “Cookie Cutter” ads this week!


We have been so fortunate to work with Carter’s Furniture this year and we are very proud of our latest ads showing that Carter’s brings you unique furniture unlike the cookie cutter furniture stores out there.

This series is was a great suggestion from Carter’s General Manager, Greg Galvan. Initially we were asked to shoot specific couches and dining sets in the store. Our wonderful friends at Carter’s knew they wanted to highlight these pieces in their next set of more generic commercials, but didn’t know how they wanted to tie them together. A few days after we filmed in the store, Greg got a hold of us and told us his idea pertaining to cookie cutters. He said that one of the foundations of Carter’s is that they give unique pieces to fit the personalities of their unique customers. They didn’t want to present bland, cookie cutter furniture that you could buy anywhere.

After some discussion with Greg we decided to schedule another shoot for the introduction to the “Cookie Cutter” ads. Greg asked us if we could somehow get some shots of someone using a cookie cutter on cookie dough and tie that in with the commercial. Of course, we agreed and our minds went directly to our grandmother, Jeannette Hamil. This is actually not the first time her cookies have appeared in a Carter’s Furniture commercial. Her cookies are delivered by Mrs. Claus to Santa in our previous “Santa Shops At Carter’s” ad found here.

Anyways we called “Memaw” up and asked her if she’d be interested in somewhat appearing in our “Cookie Cutter” commercial. She lovingly agreed… Thank Goodness! We arrived at her house and began to set up. We didn’t realize we were in for a hilarious ride! We asked if she had an apron she could wear, which, in retrospect, seems like a dumb question considering she’s a grandma. You would not believe just how many aprons she had! She would go through a drawer in her kitchen and pull out several. Then, head to the dining room hutch and pull out several more. Then, she would run to her utility room where she would open up a cabinet and pull out even more aprons! There were aprons galore. We had a great time laughing at this “Cookie Cutter” shoot.

Once costuming was done, we managed to get the shots we needed relatively quickly. We can’t thank Memaw enough for helping us with our “Cookie Cutter” ads and baking us a few amazing chocolate chip cookies while she waited for us to finish setting up! All around, it was an amazing shoot and a great experience. We’re so glad that we were able to be involved with another project with Carter’s and the amazing people there.

Thank you all for reading this Blog! We always love to hear your feedback, so please post a comment below! We also love to here from you on our Facebook and Twitter where you can see what we’re up to more on a day to day basis. Thank you all for your incredible support and in the meantime please enjoy some of our Behind the Scenes photos below!




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Carter’s Furniture Cookie Cutter TV Spots- Hamil Bros Studios Lubbock, Midland, Odessa, Texas


Musical Heritage of LCU Film (VIDEO) – Hamil Bros Studios

LCU Musical Heritage

It’s been a nutty two weeks for us here at Hamil Bros preparing and delivering the LCU Musical Heritage film.

A few weeks ago, Sheila Dye, Director of Alumni relations at LCU, contacted us to put a film encompassing the musical heritage of LCU together. The musical heritage film was to be the opening video for
The Vocal Majority performance on LCU campus November 8th. The day after Sheila called us, we sat down to have a meeting with her to see in which direction they would like the film to go. Sheila gave us a bunch of incredible information along with more than 10 yearbooks spanning from 1957-present day. We were very excited about the job, but a little stressed with our time frame being only two weeks until delivery.

Our first shoot for interviews was to take place a few days later when we went to the Midland/Odessa area to film for another client. We figured why not have an interview shoot while we’re down there? It was a little hard pressed to find people to interview in such a short time span. Luckily our Dad, Lonnie Hamil of Spring Creek Ministries, had a great story really showing the true color of LCU’s musical heritage. Along with a lot of laughs, we got the story on camera and it was the first piece of the puzzle of the musical heritage film.

Two days later, I headed to Lubbock to bring gear for our second set of interviews for the musical heritage film. We were lucky enough to have one of our interns, Massiel, on hand to help us for this particular shoot. We owe a great deal to her extreme helpfulness! Thank you Massiel! It was great getting to interview these great people about their experience of LCU’s musical heritage. Samantha, Megan, and Izzy all had wonderful things to say about music at LCU and they really helped set the tone for the film.

Now we were on a search for music. How can you have a musical heritage film without music? The answer is that you can’t. Our search for music was a bit of a difficult process. Then lightning struck Ross in the brain. He proposed we talk to Dr. Philip Camp, Director of the LCU Praise Choir and Chamber Singers, to see if we could do a recording of a slightly different arrangement of “The Lord Bless You and Keep You.” Dr. Camp graciously agreed to help us out! We headed to LCU the following monday and set up to record the Praise Choir singing this incredible piece. After setting up we ran to the beginning of chapel to catch a little bit of footage of singing for the musical heritage film. Once chapel was over, the choir students began to fill the recital hall. It was great seeing so many familiar faces and getting hugs from the kids. We recorded our special arrangement of “The Lord Bless You and Keep You” and were on our way!

It was very difficult to figure out how to encompass over 50 years of incredible musical heritage into just 3 minutes of a video. Well… we actually fit it in 4 1/2 minutes. Either way, the task was a bit daunting. We finally figured out we were looking at the film in too narrow a scope. We broadened our view and the script rolled off Ross’ tongue with me sitting at the computer writing every word he said. Once we got a script down, we headed over to our Grandparent’s house and I recorded the Voice Over for the musical heritage film. I was pretty excited, this being the first professional VO I’ve ever done for us.

Once we made it back to the office, we worked at putting the VO with the music we had recorded and found that it the Praise Choir music really fit for the introduction of the film, but not for the entire film. So, Ross and I both went on the hunt for music. Several hours later, we found the perfect match for the tone of the musical heritage film, actually being two separate songs.

Now we had the foundation of the film, it was now time to turn our attention towards the yearbooks and general editing of the musical heritage film. I scanned a lot of pictures from a LOT of yearbooks, but our eyes were opened to some really cool facts having to deal very personally with our own upbringing. Upon looking into the 1959 yearbook in detail, we discovered our grandfather, Jack Rigney, was a instructor of photography for the 1958-1959 year at Lubbock Christian College.

Our grandpa, Jack Rigney, in the 1959 LCC yearbook.

Our grandpa, Jack Rigney, in the 1959 LCC yearbook.

I scanned away at lots of photos as Ross built some incredible After Effects compositions to really bring this musical heritage film to life. Several days before the Vocal Majority Event, we met with Sheila and a handful of other faculty and staff from LCU to let them view/ give revisions on the first draft of the film. Later that morning we met with President Tim Perrin to get his feedback on the film. After our meetings, we headed back to the office to do some simple revisions.

Once the revisions were complete, we wanted to color correct the musical heritage film for projection. So we went back to our grandparent’s home and color corrected on their projector. That, in itself, was a really neat experience.

On Saturday, November 8th, we were able to finally show our LCU Musical Heritage Film to a crowd of around 650 attendees. It was very well received!

Photo of The Vocal Majority performance!

Photo of The Vocal Majority performance!

Our sponsorship slide at the Vocal Majority Event.

Our sponsorship slide at the Vocal Majority Event.

As always, we really appreciate the support we receive from our clients, friends, and family. You can keep up to date with more of our day to day activities by following us on either Facebook or on our Twitter!


In the meantime, enjoy our behind the scenes photos below!



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LCU Musical Heritage Film (VIDEO) – Hamil Bros Studios Lubbock, TX

Adobe After Effects World Conference- Seattle, WA

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Well we have been so busy we couldn’t see straight the last several weeks! First off, we had an incredible experience at Shane Hurlbut, ASC (Facebook and Twitter) ‘s Illumination Experience Tour (Facebook and Twitter) in Dallas September 20th and 21st. We came back to Lubbock and had a day before we flew off to Seattle, Washington for the Adobe After Effects 2nd Annual World Conference.

We left Lubbock Wednesday, September 24th, and flew through Dallas, Albuquerque, and on to Seattle. We had all of Thursday to go and do what we wanted before After Effects World, so we had the Hotel shuttle drop us off at the nearby Bellevue and Lincoln Squares. We actually stayed in Bellevue (which is like a suburb of Seattle), so we did not actually stay in “Seattle”. One of the hotel staff took us over there and dropped us off mid-afternoon and the sun was shining making for a really beautiful day. The mall there IS INCREDIBLE. We just walked around and met people in neat stores and they were really nice to give us really great info on what sites to go see and how to get to them, giving us a plan before and after After Effects World  That evening we went and saw most of Maze Runner, but had to leave before it was over so we didn’t have to take a cab back to hotel instead of the free shuttle. So we still don’t know what the ending is…

Anyways, Friday was the beginning of After Effects World. It was a TON OF OVERWHELMING INFORMATION that was really great to soak up, but our brain sponges were already full from the previous weekend workshop in Dallas. The morning started off with a great keynote from Steve Forde (Twitter). Steve touched on a few things we’re not allowed to talk about. Needless to say, they were all very, very exciting updates on Adobe After Effects that will be released in the next several months. We had to sign an NDA or Non-Disclosure Agreement saying that we are not allowed to tell what we heard at After Effects World. What we can say is that these advancements are MOST DEFINITELY going to help us give our clientele better end products. The rest of the day was pretty interesting. It was a bit more laid back where we got to listen to the developers of Adobe After Effects talk about new and upcoming features as well as discuss things that the general public might like to see. After the discussion groups ended, we got to go the After Effects World Expo and Happy hour where we were able to meet some vendors such as Pond5, Maxon, Borris FX, etc.  Thus ended day one of Adobe After Effects World.

Saturday or day 2 of After Effects World was pretty awesome. We broke up into different sessions for the time slots and we pretty much got to choose where we wanted to go for each slot depending on what interested us. So we went to some great sessions.

Our favorite session of day 2 of After Effects World was presented by the guy responsible for all of the inside glowing graphics of Iron Man’s helmet for Iron Man 3 and The Avengers, Jayse Hansen. He created a lot of the display screens in the Helicarrier in the avengers. He’s also done display screen work for Mocking Jay 1 & 2, Ender’s Game, Disney’s Big Hero 6, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and Need for Speed. He’s an incredible brain and opened up our minds to some incredible ideas on how to improve our productions. He also let us take photos with him!!


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Also on Saturday we figured out that Bungie (The creative video game studio that created Halo for the Xbox) was a block away from our convention center. So we got to go up there and the security guard let us in to take some pictures (in the slideshow below). TOTAL NERD MOMENT. Never did I ever think I’d ever get to stand in there. So that was cool.

The Keynote speaker for day 2 of After Effects World was Video Copilot‘s very own Andrew Kramer!  He’s done visual effects work in the new Star Trek and Star Trek: Into Darkness with Chris Pine, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, and Super 8. When Andrew isn’t co-piloting, he works for JJ Abrams at Bad Robot! He also designs a lot of software that we use on a daily basis. So we were totally nerding out when he spoke and his keynote speech was one of the most heart touching/ incredible speeches I’ve ever had the pleasure to sit through. You can watch it here. We strongly suggest you watch it!

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Sunday or day 3 of After Effects World was a nice wrap up to the conference. Wrapping up the whole weekend was a great keynote from Jayse Hansen, whom we mentioned above.

Monday was our last day in Seattle to do what we wanted! We went up to the space needle and rode it up and got to see Seattle from 560 ft in the air. It was really beautiful! Then we got to go visit the EMP museum. It was like a Jimmie Hendrix/ Nirvana Museum, but also had a Sci Fi Film, Fantasy Film, and Horror film museum as well. WE LOVED the film museums. They were all incredible!  All in all we really loved going to After Effects World in Seattle and look forward to going again next year!

Well that’s quite the blog! As always, we appreciate your support! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for smaller updates. We will also post a video of our adventures once we get the time to put it all together!

In the meantime, enjoy all the photos we took in Seattle! There are a quite a few!



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Carter’s Furniture: where Santa Shops

Carter's Furniture Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner and we decided that Carter’s Furniture (Midland, TX) would be a great place to start for the holiday video production.

A couple months ago, I was talking to Jacob about his potential commercial idea for another client and had the idea of having Santa sitting at a nice desk. I asked Jacob where we could find a nice desk and then it hit me: Carter’s Furniture has nice desks… “You know what would be a great idea for Carter’s?” I shouted in his ear. Thus, the idea was born.

Not long after, Jacob and I paid a visit to the furniture store and spoke with Greg and he loved the idea. It was not long after that we had Tim Carter’s approval and we proceeded.

Once we got the go-ahead, Jacob and I had put out a casting call on Facebook looking for a Santa for the Carter’s Furniture Christmas ad. We received several recommendations and referrals but landed on the perfect guy.

Meggan Bailey and Jeff Allen (Car Chasers) shot us a message on Facebook and suggested her father, Jim Bailey. He had done several television shows and movies and we were extremely excited at the proposition.

After going back and forth with Meg and Jeff, everything was set: Jim was going to be our Santa Clause for Carter’s Furniture.

Next, we had to find a Mrs. Clause. The first person to come to mind was our friend, Montie Garner. She graciously accepted the part. She asked me what Mrs. Clause would wear, and I really left it up to her and her elegant taste to come up with a costume.

A few days later, Jim and I arrived in Midland and met Jacob, Reed (our brother), and Reid Miller (our intern; aka: “Miller Lite”) and started unloading and getting set up. It took us about 2 hours to get the lighting and atmosphere set like we wanted it. About half-way through the setup, Montie arrived. When she stepped out of her vehicle, my jaw hit the floor. The outfit was amazing! I asked her where she found such a grand Mrs. Clause costume in August and she responded with, “I made it the other night.” I guess we know who to contact for costumes here on out.

The shoot took about 2 hours once the camera started rolling. Everything was perfect.

I put Jacob on the edit for this spot and he did a fantastic job. The only issue we had was finding a closing shot. I ended up taking an unused shot from our spring shoot for Carter’s Furniture and color graded it and added snow.

This was a wonderful experience with a fantastic cast and a top-notch crew.


Behind the Scenes photos

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Shane Hurlbut’s Illumination Experience Tour

Ross and Jacob with Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C, on the Illumination Experience Tour in Dallas, TX

It is no secret that our business is high-end video production. One thing we constantly do is educate ourselves. This last weekend, Jacob and I were afforded the opportunity to attend Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C.’s, Illumination Experience workshop.

A misconception about the video production world is that it is as easy as just pointing a camera at a subject and hitting the record button. This  couldn’t be farther from the truth, and our clients can and will attest to that.

One of the big factors in video production is cinematography. In short, this is the art of lighting a scene, positioning a camera, and determining the camera’s motion during a scene.

Shane Hurlbut, A.S.C., does this for a living and does it well. He also has a burning desire to share his knowledge with those who are in the pursuit of high quality production, ergo, his Illumination Experience Tour.

Now, there are a ton of courses available from people who do this sort of thing on a regular basis, but, there are none like Shane’s Illumination Experience Tour. His credits include movies such as Need For Speed, Act of Valor, Terminator Salvation, and so on. This man is no amateur. His most recent feature is a movie called “Fathers and Daughters” with Russell Crow (A Beautiful Mind, Gladiator), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad, Need for Speed), and Amanda Seyfried (Les Misérables, Mama Mia). This guy is absolutely the real deal.

Not long ago, he started a subscription based education community called “Shane’s Inner Circle” where he goes as in depth as possible teaching things that you can only learn from someone who works on large- studio feature films. I was an early adopter and signed up before it was officially launched because I have been following Shane for some time on his blog and have learned more than I could ever explain. This was an opportunity to have a direct connection with someone who I look up to and hold in such high regard.

Shortly after the launch of the Inner Circle, Shane made the announcement of his Illumination Experience Tour.One part is called the Illumination Workshop. It is a day where you get to spend a full day in a room with Shane and his crew watching and breaking down segments of movies he shot and getting your hands dirty working an actual set lighting and shooting a scene from “Crazy/Beautiful.”

The other part is in limited cities and it is called the Experience Masterclass. It is about a 12-hour day where you start off with the set of Air Force One from “Swing Vote” and all you get is some walls, some practical lights, and some set decorations. From there, those who attend take turns in different positions and the class has to light the set, position the camera, move props, you name it. The later part of the day, you move to another area of the Air Force One set and light a different scene. We finished up moving back to the Crazy/Beautiful set and lit the same scene from scratch several times. The attendees are the directors and crew. Once each lighting setup is done, we shoot the shot and Shane helps break down how he would have done it and why.

You can attend one or both days and I cannot recommend the Illumination Experience Tour highly enough.

Jacob and I, were given a unique opportunity along with both classes in Dallas. We got an extra day with Shane. We were contacted and asked to come up a day early and help load in and set up for the workshop and masterclass. We figured that we would get there and be pack-mules and maybe Shane would show up, give marching orders, and head to his hotel room to prep for the next day. Not at all! Shane showed up and was completely involved in the whole process. He introduced himself to us and a little while later caught us and said, “Hey, you guys are Inner Circle members, right? Aren’t you the ones who were [messing] with my GoPro mods?”

I, being completely awe-struck, shook my head like an idiot and was just floored that he KNEW who we were. Jacob and I were there from 4pm to about 12:30am (8.5 hours) and Shane was there for most of the time. That night, we forged friend ships with his road crew and a couple of other guys (Les and Mayson) who were also there to assist with the Dallas stop of the Illumination Experience Tour.

We got to spend 3 days with Shane totaling about 32 hours and we came back with our brains completely stuffed.

I know this post is long-winded, but, I cannot stress enough, how important it is that you attend this class if you aspire to be behind the camera.

The other thing I really want to make mention of is that this isn’t a tour where the keynote speaker is introduced, comes out, does his thing, maybe does a Q&A, and goes into seclusion. The whole event is a Q&A and Shane stays and mingles the whole time. He is a very real person. He calls you by your name. He will make fun of you (completely in jest). He will fire you from the set for not being able to tell time (you will have to attend to find out about this inside joke). He will be your friend. And most of all, he will be more grateful than words can express that you made the time to join him in the experience.

But, enough about Shane 😉 I’m going to talk about his crew. We worked with every crew member at some point during the set-up night. David (Shane’s Personal Assistant), Jeremy (Shane’s Tour Manager)

, Matt, Larry, Alex, and Freddy (aka. Fred Jackman, #Frackman) [please, forgive and remind me if I left anyone out because my brain is fried after this weekend] were all bros be the end of it. They never talked down to us or treated us like a couple of idiots who had no clue what a lot of the stuff was because we’ve never even seen some of the tools before. If we didn’t know what something was, they explained what it was, what it did, and how to use it. They did this all weekend. Shane is great and all, but, he admits that the tour wouldn’t be successful without his crew members.

There are not enough nice things that I can say about this tour and if you can afford to go and you choose not to, then you must be brain damaged.

I cannot wait to share what we have learned and I really cannot wait to apply it for our clients.

We must also thank our awesome cousins, Steve and Katy Esquivel, for letting us crash at their house the last three evenings. Without them we wouldn’t have been able to afford to make the trip and stay in Dallas for the Illumination Experience Tour.


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Carmageddon – Lubbock (Video)

Carmageddon in Lubbock, TX

The Carmageddon Proposition

Earlier this week, I received a call from Jeff Allen (Car Chasers) where he and Heathen (FMX) asked me if we could put together a television commercial for “Carmageddon“. It is a one day event at the City Bank Coliseum in Lubbock, TX, with a collector car auction, car show, and car racing.

The Carmageddon TV Commercial

We’ve been doing some video production with Jeff and Meg for a few months and it just so happened that we had footage from the last auction they held in Lubbock and from an autocross race earlier this summer. So, I had all the elements I needed to put the Carmageddon ad together. I figured it would take me 5-6 hours to go through all of the footage from the previous events and put something together.

I was wrong… Since the Carmageddon commercial was going to be the first ad we’ve had aired in Lubbock, I really wanted to knock this one out of the park. Thus, came the over-kill.

The Carmageddon Process

When thinking about “Carmageddon” the first thing that comes to my mind is “post-apocalypse.” The second thing is the movie, “Armageddon.” So, for me, it had to be a combination of asteroids and desolation while getting the message of the commercial across.

I scoured through all of my stock footage to see if I could find something I could turn into a wasteland. Unfortunately, I didn’t find anything. Out of all the video production we’ve covered this last year, not one single thing that I could use for an opening sequence. My next course of action was to find a still photo that I could animate, and that’s where it came from (more on this process in a later post). I took the still photo, added my asteroid, some fire, and some 3D text and turned it into utter destruction.

Once, I had that piece mostly finished, the next step was to put some music to it.

If you’ve followed our blog for very long, you know that Jacob handles the majority of our music, so, I put him to the task of finding something to use. He sent me a song that he had written and recorded a couple of years ago and that became our Carmageddon theme song.

From there it was a matter of building the closing title shot and filling in the rest with footage from our previous video productions.

The Carmageddon Delivery

One thing I like about my work is the satisfaction of every project we do is my new favorite project. I love all of our productions but, each one is something new and there’s something new I love about it.

Another thing that I absolutely love, but comes on rare occasion, is the opportunity to see our clients’ faces and reactions when they see their video for the first time. Last night, may have been the best one.

Jacob and I met up with Jeff, Meg, Heathen, Jim (our Santa Clause), and Eric to show them the Carmageddon television commercial.

Since we were in a loud environment, Heathen brought in a couple of sets of headphones. I don’t remember who had the headphones first, but, I’ll never forget the reaction from both Jeff and Meg when the final shot came on the screen. It was a loud “OHHHH!!!!” and “Whoah!” from both of them. They all took turns with the headphones and we put the spot on repeat.

It was easily the best viewing experience I’ve had with anyone we’ve done a commercial for.

We couldn’t be more grateful to have them all as friends and to now be the only production company endorsed by our friends in The Car Chasers… And Heathen 😉


We hope you all make it out to Carmageddon. It’s going to be one heck of a day and we will even have our own booth set up so come by and visit!

TV Commercial – Bullock’s Jewelry “Get it Right”

Get it Right TV Commercial

GET IT RIGHT TV Commercial

Goodness how the summer has flown by! It’s already September and here we are busier than we’ve ever been. We’ve been collaborating with Bullock’s Jewelry of Roswell, NM since January shooting their fall lineup of TV commercial spots including “How to Cure THE Headache” and now “Get it Right”.

The writing process for the “Get it Right” TV commercial took place on one of our various trips between Lubbock and the Midland/Odessa area. We were thinking about humorous ways to sell jewelry and the idea popped into our heads… at the same time. If you ever spend any time around us, you’ll soon learn that we say the exact same things at the exact same time in the exact same tone at the exact same tone. The first word out of our mouths was “REED!” Reed, is the middle brother between us. So we started writing the script for “Get it Right” on the road. If you really want to get to know Reed, he’s an incredibly gifted intellectual. Practical every day handiwork, however, is a different story.

As soon as we had the script for “Get it Right” approved by Bullock’s, we gave Reed a call and and pitched the idea to him. His initial response was “Do I need to bring the white laundry I stained pink?” Well that told us that Reed was the perfect match for the “Get it Right” TV commercial. Next we had to find a fitting screen wife for Reed. DRUM ROLL! Introducing: Mrs. Ashley Brooks! Ashley showed up and acted fantastically as Reed’s wife in “Get it Right” and has since been a part of four other spots we filmed this summer for the Sewell Family of Companies, all of which you can find at our Sewell Lincoln Blog and our Sewell Team Parents Blog.

We got a date sorted out, everyone arrived, and we were on our way! Shooting “Get it Right” was a pretty relaxing and hilarious shoot where we had a ton of fun. We’re really glad to be working with Bullock’s and look forward to releasing more spots of theirs’ as soon as we get the Green light.

We always love to hear your feedback on what we produce. If you enjoyed the “Get it Right” TV Commercial or any of our other projects feel free to respond on the blog, on our Facebook  or on our Twitter!

In the meantime please enjoy a few Behind the Scenes photos from the day of the “Get it Right” shoot!

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Bullock’s Jewelry “Get it Right”-Hamil Bros Studios TV Commercial


Sewell Team Parents (Video)


Sewell: The Spots

In the whirlwind of the last few weeks, these television commercials have been the big ones.
Sewell’s “Team Parents” spots encompass 3 different dealerships: Sewell Ford (Odessa), Sewell Chevrolet (Andrews), Sewell Volkswagen (Odessa).


The message is simple. Whatever your needs are as parents, Sewell has you covered.

All spots were voiced by the talented Ryan Ramon.

Sewell: The Shoot

Day 1

This video production was particularly challenging in several ways. Due to the nature of the TV commercials, we had to have a load of people involved. Most of the time, we don’t have more than about 10 people involved at a time. For these Sewell commercials, I really don’t know how many people we had altogether between children and parents (both on and off screen).

The first morning (in Midland) we had Daniela, Ashley, and Sailor doing several takes running from the door of our set house to the vehicle. The original plan was to use rollerblades to follow her, however, I forgot to load my skates. Fortunately, it didn’t matter because there is no sidewalk in front of the house. The next option was for me to stand on a two-wheel cart and have Jacob push me while I held the camera on the MoVI. That idea didn’t pan out so we went with something simpler that should have been the hardest idea: just shoot out the side of the minivan. Now anyone who knows my family knows that we have to attempt the hardest thing possible then figure out how to do it easier. It worked beautifully.

From there, we moved the production out to a little stretch of fresh road with no traffic. Our friends from Sewell followed and we set up to get the coming and going shots. We spent a couple of hours and weren’t really happy with the results we were getting. So, we went back to the drawing board and decided to try it again the next day.

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Day 2

The second day (in Midland) with Sewell was fairly (and unfortunately) uneventful. We were supposed to have a group of kids to be our “players,” but there was a miscommunication with scheduling and they weren’t going to make it until the 3rd day.

So, instead of losing a day, we went back out to re-shoot our coming and going shots. This time things were a lot more successful. The shots turned out great. The only thing was, that I felt they could be better, so, we would try again on the third day.

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Day 3

The first two days were fairly light on the workload, which was not what we had expected. However, the third day (also in Midland) made up for it: not only did our original group of kids show up, Ashley came through and had several of her friends come out and bring their kids, and we had a few parents from Sewell show up with their’s as well.

We started off at Grande Stadium with the soccer portion of the video shoot. After finishing that up we moved on to the first park where we would shoot the football portion of the commercial. We then broke for lunch and then headed to the final park where we shot the basketball portion.

On the third day, we had some extra help: Reid Miller went with us and helped lug gear around and shoot behind-the-scenes photos and video. He was a huge help and has agreed to be part of the team whenever he’s available.

While we were at the second park shooting the reveal shots, we had some rogue talent. I had asked this boy to really ham it up and do some sort of “churning butter” dance move once he obtained his snacks. He looks at me with a smirk and winks as he says, “Nah… I got this.”

This video was the result. I’m sure you can guess which one I’m referring to.

After we finished with the children, we went back out to re-shoot the coming and going shots for the last time. This time we got gold (third time’s the charm). We had three guys from Sewell out there and we lined them up and got all six takes in two shots. It was great.

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All in all, it was a very successful video production and we are very pleased to continue our work with the Sewell Family of Companies

West Texas Food Bank Best of the West (Video)

The West Texas Food Bank BOTW Spot

About 3 weeks ago, I was coming back from a weekend at the lake with my family. Once I was back in cell service, I get a voicemail notification. A gentleman who was representing the West Texas Food Bank (in Odessa, TX) had seen the TV commercial we had done for the Permian High School Tennis booster club and wanted to know if we would do video production for a television commercial for the food bank. Since I was still going to be unavailable for a little while, I managed to get a message to Jacob to have him reach out and let them know we were interested.

Upon discussing things further, we found out that the West Texas Food Bank was going to be hosting an event at La Hacienda in Odessa where they were going to be auctioning off a 2007 Shelby GT. We immediately got excited about the video shoot and accepted.

After some careful planning and some modifications to our GoPro, I headed down to Odessa to meet up with Jacob and get this thing going.

We pulled out all of the stops for this one. We modded the GoPro and even got out the MoVI for some really cool moving shots.

We got most of the TV commercial shot between 9:30am and 12. Due to some technical difficulties, we ended up going back out around 3pm and finishing up. It was a great experience and it was really fun pushing our cameras to their limits.

As part of the deal, we got a sponsorship for the West Texas Food Bank Best of the West event.

Something we always try to do with every job is do something we’ve never done before and we nailed it on this one. We’re very proud to present the West Texas Food Bank Best of the West TV commercial and hope that you enjoy it to.

Many thank to Robert Simmons at CreativeAid for putting us in touch with the West Texas Food Bank and being a great liaison.

West Texas Food Bank Best of the West Promo BTS

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