Spotlight

"Cold Case intro" by DeVangiel





TBPT Acquires Domain BigPurpleTree.com

Wow! Our URL has been TheBigPurpleTree.com for years now. This morning, we purchased BigPurpleTree.com, and it now redirects you to our main website. BigPurpleTree.com has been parked on for several years by a third party and we are excited to add it to our domains!

Our site is still at TheBigPurpleTree.com, and BigPurpleTree.com now brings you to us as well.

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Police and Neighbors: A Night Out Against Crime

Our Latest video’s focus on fostering relationships between neighbors and police – in particular, among residents, fraternities and sororities, and police. We produced this clip for the SLCPD, and since it includes an interview with a Sigma Phi Epsilon member, this video has gained some broader national attention from the National SigEp Fraternity.

Be sure to click the button to see the highlight reel from the evening’s event.


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Keelung Taiwan Salt Lake City Sister Cities

Here a little clip from 1 of the videos we produced recently. The video was shot on July 24, 2010 and features dignitaries from Salt Lake City and sister city Keelung, Taiwan. This short clip is hosted on the Salt Lake City Police’s Youtube channel. The Salt Lake City Police is 1 of our prestigious clients!



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3D Bubbles (shot entirely on iphone)



Grab your 3D specs, and check out or latest work – 3D Bubbles! Remember, you have to watch the video on youtube in order for the 3D to work. Just click on the YouTube icon.

This video was shot completely on iphone, and it’s starring Constance. You can check out her blog here. The music is “Clap Hands” by Ohmega Watts. It is licensed and used with permission.

Enjoy!

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Spotlight – “Femme Fatale” by i heart constance

i heart constance is a freelance graphic designer and blogger known for her fabulous style. She is self described as a “Passionate artist. Rogue economist. I am a bundle of magical ideas and inspiration fueled by all of the energy contained in this vast universe, and buzzing while black coffee runs through my veins.”

She is a freelance regular for The Big Purple Tree, and although the following images weren’t made for us, they do show-case her style!

Fem Fatale

Femme Fatale

Mix it skate deck

Mix it skate deck

http://iheartconstance.com

Images provided courtesy of i heart constance

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“Smoker” – Official Trailer

This is the official trailer to the short film “Smoker”. It was an Official Selection at the RFH Film Festival in 2010.


Star Wars LARPing

This is just something fun we caught on video. Star Wars LARPing. What is LARPing you may ask? Live Action Role Play, a la George Lucas!


Sundance 2010 – New Frontier On Main Exhibit

The Sundance Film Festival has been in full swing this week, and, since our office is located 30 minutes from Park City, UT, we took a couple days off work to see some Sundance movies. The top of our recommended list includes “High School,” “New Low,” and some cartoons from the “Animation Shorts Program.” Watch for these in theaters or on DVD; They’re hysterically  funny!

We also saw the video-art exhibits on Park City’s Main Street. These exhibits were impossible to adequately photograph or capture in video because, while they were centered around video, they were really “experiences,” but we took pictures and video anyway! Have a look.

This is a little video from the New Frontier on Main Exhibit. The Sundance Guide describes the exhibit as “..experimentation and the convergence of film and art as a hotbed for cinematic innovation.”

A touch screen Google Maps mounted on the floor.

Interactive Map

Touch Screen Google Map

Interactive Google Map

Floor Controls on Touch Screen Google Map

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Tapping to Zoom

A very cool Baja California exhibit

Liquor Store Close

Liquor Store Close

Miniature movie sets

LiquorStoreFar

Liquor Store Far

A Little depth of field manipulation makes this scene look big.

StreetClose

Street Close

StreetFar

Street Far

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Snowboarding Super Pipe

The Olympic Snowboarding Super Pipe Qualifier was an event of massive proportions. Held in Park City, UT on January 23, 2010, the competition among pro-snowboarding athletes drew a crowd of hundreds if not thousands of fans and spectators.

Through a connection with a friend (thanks E.K.!) we had press/media passes and got right up close to the action at the base of the super half pipe. Sadly, we didn’t have our production equipment with us to take full advantage of our killer view, but we did have a little digital Kodak camera. So, we snapped a few photos, and we couldn’t resist recording a couple of video clips for you.

Click the photos for a larger view.

Getting Inverted

Board grab

Barrel Roll


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Commercial – Concert Ad – Split Lid

Split Lid is a Rock/Metal/Alternative band on the rise. As part of their independent-label promotion, they had The Big Purple Tree make a promo ad for their next show on February 5, 2010. The concert in the video ad was shot during a performance at 5 Monkeys on January 8, 2010.  Split Lid has a killer sound and puts on a incredible show – energy, acceleration, rock and roll. Watch the video to see what we mean.

To find out more about Split Lid, check out their Myspace page or Facebook Profile.

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