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Independent full-service production company, Evolve Studios produces a diverse range content from original feature films, episodic series, documentaries, branded & commercial content, promos, music videos, digital films and immersive VR content.

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SHARKFEST | Nat Geo x Lil Jon

#SHARKFEST ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FEAT. YA BOY, LIL JON !!! CATCH THE MULTI-PLATFORM LONG EVENT THIS SUMMER ON NAT GEO & DISNEY+. nationalgeographic.com/tv/shows/sharkfest/
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PBS (Public Broadcasting Service), a multi-platform media organization that serves the American public with programming and services of the highest quality, embarked on a comprehensive refresh of its iconic brand. This included all new brand imagery, a refreshed logo, custom typeface, bold color palette, motion graphic elements, illustrations and video content that would all reflect the new brand voice for a digital age. The goal was to evolve the PBS brand to help it compete for viewer attention, engagement, and loyalty in a rapidly changing viewer and media landscape. PBS wanted to create a more consistent brand experience across all platforms and its member stations that celebrated its 50-year history through a forward-looking lens. We were tasked with the mammoth and very exciting job of planning and shooting all of the imagery and video for the network’s new asset library. We’re no strangers to this type of asset capture campaign. In fact, we’ve taken on this challenge with several other clients such as National Geographic, NBC Universal & Bridgestone. To some people, filming 29 scenes in 24 locations, with a cast of 178 people and 12 full weeks of pre-production might seem overwhelming. But with a team of rock stars in every department from production to casting, scheduling, art and wardrobe, it’s a challenge that we were ready for. READ MORE: evolve.studio/portfolio/pbs-rebrand/ PBS NETWORK TEAM Producer: Kevin Lahr Sr. Creative Director: John Ruppenthal Director of Production: Jared Traver Art Director: Christopher Richard PRODUCTION TEAM Executive Producer: Joel Edwards Executive Producer: Daniel Kiedis Director: Blaine Hogan Senior Producer: Jen Lewis Cinematographer: Kendall Rittenour Production Coordinator: Rebecca Ryan Casting Manager: Lucile Rich
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Universal Music Group tapped Evolve to collaborate and produce an integrated brand campaign with Lenovo and Capital Records recording artist Troye Sivan for their latest FOR ALL CREATORS campaign.
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Discovery+ partnered with Evolve to produce a custom promotional campaign of spots to hype up the networks brand new original series, STREET OUTLAWS: GONE GIRL. Street racing is a competition with no barriers – if you can drive and you’re fast, then you can win. And in an all-new discovery+ series launching in early September, the fastest female drivers from around the country will converge in Las Vegas to pull off the ultimate street hustle — earning as much cash and street cred as possible. Seven of the most badass women in street racing are ready to do what they do best when “Street Outlaws: Gone Girl” premieres Monday, September 6, and that’s drive fast and win. With a passion for speed, they are among the fastest drivers in the country, and they’re ready to show the world that women can dominate. | Credits | Discovery+ VP Creative Director | Pablo Pulido Creative Producer | Nick Giattini Creative Director | Jamie Dugger Sr. Director of Production | Daniel Oleksiuk Production Manager | Jacki O'Connor Evolve Studios Executive Producer | Daniel Kiedis, Joel Edwards Producer | Jen Lewis Director | Joel Edwards Director of Photography | Aaron Seldon Camera Dept | Colin Noel, Brian Skinner, Stephen Johnson Nashville Camera Car | Dave Ogle, Hollis Bennett, Sam Wetzel Edited by Mark Ablaza VFX by Ryan Trommer Color by Kendall Rittenour Sound Design & Mix by Ryan Pribyl Post Supervisor | Melissa Floreth Produced, Filmed & Post Production by Evolve Studios
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ALL MADDEN premieres on FOX, December 25th at 2:00 PM ET. FOX Sports Celebrates Football Legend John Madden on Christmas Day with Original Documentary. Evolve was honored to collaborate & produce the official trailer and a campaign of promotional spots. ALL MADDEN is a look into one of the enduring icons of football: John Madden. Centered largely on the 30 years after his Hall of Fame coaching career, the FOX Sports documentary explores Madden’s extraordinary impact on America’s most popular sport, the indelible mark he made on broadcast television and how he revolutionized the video game industry. ALL MADDEN features candid interviews with a roster of football legends, including Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, Joe Montana, Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, Bill Belichick, Andy Reid, Lawrence Taylor, Lamar Jackson, Bill Parcells, and Roger Goodell. Conversations with Madden’s wife, Virginia, and their sons, Joe and Mike, reveal the man behind the microphone. The documentary also includes the first extensive on-camera interview with Madden in more than a decade and features never seen before footage of his Hall of Fame career.
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We love visual effects. Render bars, nodes, 3D tracking, wireframes... we love it all. We love what comes from the melding of digital artists, technology & crazy ideas. We proudly present the Evolve VFX Reel 3.0! | About Evolve Studios | Nashville, TN based independent, award-winning, Evolve Studios produces premium content for a wide array of partners including Disney, National Geographic, ESPN, Netflix, NBC Universal, HBO, Discovery and many others. Evolve was founded in 2010 by brothers, Joel & Jesse Edwards. What started out as an entrepreneurial dream for the two “Vimeo Kids”, fueled by an iMac, DSLRs & ramen noodles, Evolve Studios is now becoming one of the most discreetly influential original & branded content studios. As a full-service production company, Evolve produces a diverse range of premium content from original episodic series, branded & commercial content, films, documentaries, promos, music videos, digital films and immersive VR content. Evolve’s work has been recognized with numerous awards including 5 National Television Emmy’s, 42 Emmy nominations & many other top industry accolades. Empowered by incredible young talent, team culture and blue-collar creative work ethic, Evolve has built a multifaceted studio that produces in three industry verticals all from the new content frontier in Nashville, Tennessee. To learn more, visit www.evolve.studio
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Evolve was commissioned by ALL 3 Media to produce and film a live-action promotional spot for DEFYING GRAVITY, a new series from Youtube Originals. We put together this unofficial tease edit, to showcase our team's work on the project. Defying Gravity is a 6-part docuseries that explores the untold story of Women's Gymnastics through its greatest champions. Watch free weekly with ads or watch all episodes uninterrupted with YouTube Premium. Check out https://www.youtube.com/premium/originals to learn more. | PRODUCTION CREDITS | Co-Produced, Filmed & Post Production by Evolve Studios Executive Producers: Joel Edwards, Jesse Edwards & Daniel Kiedis Directed by Dwayne Logan Edited by Mark Ablaza Produced by Jen Lewis & Autumn Hymes Cinematography by Dave Ogle, Aaron Seldon, Colin Noel VFX by Ryan Trommer Color by Kendall Rittenour Sound Design & Mix Ryan Pribyl
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Science Channel commissioned Evolve to create an incredible all-CG promotional campaign for their #1 hit show “Mysteries of the Abandoned”. A hero :30 spot, :15 cutdown and title package + GFX toolkit were produced. You can watch the new M.O.T.A. season, premiering March 27th, only on Science Channel & Science Channel Go. | Credits | Science Channel VP & Sr. Creative Director | Pablo Pulido Creative Director | Jamie Dugger Creative Producer | Patrick Slevin Evolve Studios Directed by Joel Edwards Sr. VFX Artist & Supervisor | Ryan Trommer Executive Producer | Daniel Kiedis Producer & Editor | Joe Bastien VFX & Post Team | John Monaghan, Kendall Rittenour, Aaron Wheeler Sound Design & Mix by Ryan Pribyl
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This is an alternate, "more fogged out", more VFX heavy version of the Wicked Tuna Season 4 "Fog" Tease. The Evolve team created this spot in collaboration with our very talented friends from New Zealand, Cause+Fx Visual Effects (http://www.causefx.co.nz) This version showcases a few extra heavy VFX comps and a different spin on the color grade. Check out the official TV version here: https://vimeo.com/109284978 www.evolve.studio ***See more Evolve work on our Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/channels/evolvestudio *** Credits: National Geographic Channel SVP / Group Creative Director Andy Baker Executive Producer / Writer Erin Newsome Creative Director Tyler Korba Creative Director Design Brian Everett Production Manager Kevin Lahr Co-Produced, Filmed & Post Production by Evolve Studios (http://evolve.studio) VFX by Cause+FX (causefx.co.nz) Sound Design / Mix: Radium Audio Ltd (radium-audio.com) Production Team: Director / DP Team: Joel & Jesse Edwards Produced by Michelle Abnet Production Manager: Christen Pinkston Production Coordinator: Kaitlin Caulfield Camera / Lighting Dept: Sara Ingram, Christian Hins, Kevin Van Egeren, Dan Hourihan, John Anctil, Fletcher Burns, Ben Heald, Micheal Ficara DIT: Ryan Smith Art Director: Richard Walker Marine Coordinator: Joe Boreland, Motion Picture Boats ***Many thanks to our talent, additional local support team & locations! Post Production Team: Editorial / Colorist: Joel Edwards Visual Effects Team & Artists: CauseFX: Paul Dickson & Greg Flannagan. Ryan Trommer Sound Design & Mix: Radium Audio Ltd. Sound Mixer: Ryan Pribyl An Evolve Studios Production | 2014 *** View more of our work, go behind the scenes & read case studies about our creative process at evolve.studio *** --- In 2010, Joel & Jesse Edwards, two “Vimeo Kids” founded Evolve. What started out as a dream fueled by an iMac, DSLRs & ramen noodles, Evolve Studios is now becoming one of the most discreetly influential original & branded content studios. As an independent, award-winning studio, Evolve produces premium content for a diverse group of partners including Disney, National Geographic, ESPN, Netflix, Facebook, NBC Universal, HBO and Discovery, to name a few. Our work has been recognized with numerous awards including 5 National Television Emmy’s, 40 Emmy nominations & many other top industry accolades. Empowered by incredible young talent, team culture and blue collar creative work effort, Evolve has built a multifaceted studio that produces in three industry verticals all from the new content frontier in Nashville, Tennessee.