The landscape for advertising is constantly evolving but video remains a dominant force in communicating a brand’s message to the public. In the last several years online video platforms like YouTube and others have provided new opportunities to marketers, and Plywood Pictures has teamed up with clients looking to make the most out of this new frontier. With our creative team of directors, designers, DPs, editors & motion graphic artists, we can function as a complete package, from creative through post-production, or work with your team on just one...
Documentary production can apply to a variety of forms and purposes, from promotional videos to fundraising campaigns, viral advertising to event coverage, educational, informational, inspiring, entertaining… Documentary simply means telling your story through real people and real events. Doing that well takes experience and the highest skills in every part of production, from directing, to filming and editing. Plywood Pictures got its start in documentary production and it remains a key part of our business. We have made hundreds of short-form documentary-style videos, conducting thousands of interviews and shooting thousands of hours of...
Editing is not a piece of cake, but if it were, motion graphics and visual effects would be the icing. Today, there is an expectation for some amount of “graphics” in any video project. It can be as simple as a classy title card, or as complex as a long and seamless infographic. We’ve done plenty of both, and everything in between. When it comes to visual effects, we’re no ILM, but you’d be amazed how often (even in documentary production) problems can be solved by a deep knowledge of some of the tools of visual effects and compositing. Sometimes it’s a matter of removing facial blemishes that makeup alone cannot, but sometimes we get to flex our VFX muscles a little more (like when we made a man disintegrate for a book...
In 2008, Plywood Pictures released its first feature film, The Cult of Sincerity. This micro-budget feature made a splash in the tech and art world by being the first feature film to hold its world premiere on YouTube. In 2009, Plywood Pictures was approached by a new cable channel, Halogen, to produce a narrative TV pilot. In a matter of a few months we went from concept to delivery with the pilot for StartUp, a comedy about a budding internet startup caught off guard by the sudden recession. No matter the scale or form of the project, we always try to bring our understanding of narrative storytelling to it. What is the arc of the story? Who are the characters? How do we show what we are trying to communicate, rather than just telling it? Asking and answering these kinds of questions is what sets Plywood Pictures...
Plywood Pictures is located at 540 President Street, Brooklyn NY, 11215 (visit our contact page for more info). That location serves as our main office, but it’s also a small studio space that we use from time to time or it can be rented. Our studio has been transformed into a French inspired loft, a mad scientist’s lair, a product testing lab, a mortuary, green screen and seamless paper space, and more. We’ve also rented it out to local productions who just need space for temporary production offices, craft services or holding. Take a look at a handful of set photos...
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Founded by Adam Browne & Brendan Choisnet in 2005, Plywood Pictures specializes in creating video content for the web, television, events and the big screen. We develop projects internally, as well as partner with clients to realize all of their video needs. Plywood Pictures has produced over 300 videos in the last 9 years, ranging from a TV Pilot and feature film, to commercials, concept videos, industrials, and many short documentaries.Learn More
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