At Cardboard Castle, we get excited about anything that moves and discovering the best ways to make moving bits and pieces work together. Live action and CG integration is one of those bits and pieces. Our clients keep asking us to do more and more production, so in true CBC fashion we have evolved into offering Production as a list of services.

Let us introduce you to our first 100% original Cardboard Castle production, NIKE - Feel the Energy. After concepting the idea and performing a few tests, we reached out to our friends and colleagues and put together a fantastic team. Everyone who helped us with this project put in 120% effort. Thank you so much!

A few things about our wonderful crew:

Huge thanks to Koerner Camera for helping us put together a great camera package. We always use them for all my camera rentals, super friendly and extremely helpful! Thanks again!

Zen Freese is an amazing Line producer, he really jumped behind this project and helped us make it a reality. Ready and willing on all levels.

Russ Eaton, the DP, is always complete pleasure to work with. We can’t say enough about him. Always ready to tackle any situation.

Justin our AC is all about perfection. So much so that he wouldn’t let us move on until he had the shot, the focus pull had to be perfect! 

Ken Riddle was our Key grip and that man was running lights and pushing our Steady cam around all night on a Chariot… Seriously, wait for the behind the scenes!

Harrisen Howes, steady cam… The man! He was running over obstacles backwards, riding in a chariot, or hanging out the back of a minivan. Seriously… The man!

We saved the best for last! The lovely and extremely talented Kate Gray thanks for literally running ALL NIGHT LONG! Wow, what a hard worker that one is. Beautiful, talented, awesome to work with, ready to jump in, and always enthusiastic. 

And without further ado here is the full crew list. Thank you all for your hard work!

A Cardboard Castle Original Production:
Runner: Kate Gray
Creative Director: Cooper Johnson
Executive Producer: Alicia Johnson
Director: Cooper Johnson
Producer: Zen Freese
Co-Producer: Benjamin Ross Lyerly
DP: Russ Eaton
AC: Justin O'Shaughnessy
Key Grip: Ken Riddle
Steady Cam Operator: Harrisen Howes
PA's: Kunu, Griffen Snow
DIT: Griffen Snow

Post Production
Art Director: Cooper Johnson
Designer: Blain Klitzke
Editor: Dylan Leeds
Assistant Editor: Griffen Snow
DaVinci Color: Martin Melnick
Sound Design: Dylan Leeds
Lead Animator: Dylan Leeds
Animators: Blain Klitzke, Brian Smith, Griffen Snow, Jesse Leibhart

Artist: Uppermost
Song: Rise