SO WHAT'S UP? / by chad walker

Hey, everyone.  How’s your summer?  Good?  Great. We’ve been busy here at Copper Pot and we figured this was as good a time as any to give you an update on all of our projects.

I AM BIG BIRD

I AM BIG BIRD is chugging along at a breakneck pace.  It’s crazy to think that at some point in the not-too-distant future, we’ll be done.  By the end of the month (wait, that’s in 6 days?), we should have a whole first pass of the movie done.  Then, we’ll spend a few weeks tweaking it and making it extra pretty, then we’ll take it up to show Caroll and Debra Spinney to see what they think of it.  Poor Chad has been editing into the wee hours of the night to get this bad boy up on reels (that’s what we say in the biz) and he’s been killing it.  We’re really excited to get to a point where we can stop telling you about it and start showing it to you!  The final movie will probably be about 85-90 minutes long and we’ve got about 60 minutes or so up.  40 of those 60 minutes have already been sent to Josh Johnson, our LA-based composer who is writing us a beautiful score.  Josh did the music for the trailer, so you have an idea what he can do!

 In our last visit, Carroll Spinney reviewed YouTube fan tributes

In our last visit, Carroll Spinney reviewed YouTube fan tributes

WE MUST GO

WE MUST GO, our doc about the Egyptian national team, has been a fascinating project.  As you may know, we traveled to Zimbabwe and Mozambique with the team in June for two and a half weeks of intense shooting.  Just yesterday, we were able to catch up with head coach Bob Bradley in New York City, where he was preparing for his appearance tonight on THE DAILY SHOW.  Per usual, it was an epic interview.  Bob has been very open and honest about everything going on in Egypt and with the team.  To hear his take on the most recent events in the country was compelling to say the least.  We are now planning our return to Egypt in September to capture the last qualifier in this round.  While we’re there, we’ll catch up with Bob, the coaching staff and the rest of our Cairo-based subjects.

 Director Chad Walker on the streets of NYC with Egyptian soccer coach Bob Bradley

Director Chad Walker on the streets of NYC with Egyptian soccer coach Bob Bradley

FREELANCE STUFF

We have to keep the lights on, right?  To do that, we’ve been taking on a number of freelance clients.  One of the more fun jobs we had was shooting a “Making of” a Special K commercial.  Created by ad agency Leo Burnett and the stop-motion animation wizards at Hornet Inc., this commercial was a blast to film.  Check out our contribution below:

Special K – The Box (Making Of) from Hornet Inc on Vimeo.

And finally, in the last few months, we’ve updated our reel with some of our favorite shots from our work.  Check it out below.  If you’ve got a project that you think we’re right for, we’d love to hear from you.