Walls Workwear Commercial Wins National Telly Award

I was honored to learn that the workwear TV commercial I directed and DP’d for Walls Outdoor Goods with 2TWO1 agency has just won a national 2017 Telly Award. The Telly Awards features the best of the year’s video and film projects, and the competition receives over 13,000 entries.

This was a particularly fun assignment, as my team and I filmed on several active job sites with heavy equipment. These locations really helped create a dramatic atmosphere that echoed the toughness of the Walls clothing itself. To stay as nimble and efficient as possible, I shot with the Canon 1DX Mark II camera, which shoots 4k video at up to 60 frames per second. This allowed us to have two small cameras covering different angles quickly and in creative positions.

Nick Lofting was the talented Denver editor at Futuristic Films who brought a dynamic and edgy feel to the commercial, and Johnny Sirotek did the color grade. It is always a joy to work with them and the post-production crew at Futuristic.

I’d like to thank our entire team, as this commercial was truly a team effort — my contribution is dwarfed by all the thoughtful work contributed by the ad agency, the client, and the entire production crew.

Watch the award-winning director’s cut here.


And see a behind-the-scenes video produced by Canon here.