Texas Crew Productions is a developer and producer of original content, with numerous projects in various stages of development, including the original series Friday Night Tykes on the Esquire Network. Co-created and developed by Texas Crew Productions, Friday Night Tykes is one of the most talked about shows of 2014. Set in the rookies division in the San Antonio region of the Texas Youth Football Association, the series follows five teams of eight- to nine-year-old players throughout their 2013 season, from pre-season to the state championships.
Texas Crew Productions produces the Ironman World Championship for NBC Sports. With over 150 hours of original footage to work with, our production team produces a 90-minute broadcast film that is consistently recognized for outstanding camera work, editing, and storytelling. In addition, Texas Crew Productions is currently in production on several other documentary projects including an ESPN 30 for 30, and a film about the Houston Astrodome.
The Texas Crew provided complete broadcast services for the first-ever world-wide Olympic Torch Relay. Traveling to 35 cities in 26 countries over the course of 40 days, the Texas Crew created daily video news release packages for Coca-Cola, Samsung, the Olympic Organizing Committee and CNN International. Requiring two charted 747 jumbo jets, four advance teams, and the coordination of news and satellite up-link facilities around the world, it remains the most challenging and rewarding event we have been a part of. Texas Crew Productions currently works with the Ironman Triathlon and LIVESTREAM to produce the 12hr live internet/world-feed of the Ironman World Championship in Hawaii, and provides production services throughout the season for the NFL Network's weekly live game reports.
Texas Crew has been providing ENG production services to clients for more than 20 years, including America's top rated news magazine 60 Minutes. Covering stories ranging from the Lost Boys of Sudan to the capture of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, our crews are some of the most trusted in the business. This insider piece, produced by David Karabinas and shot by Jim Bowen, examines the series Friday Night Tykes – a series co-produced by Texas Crew Productions.
The Texas Crew produces both packaged and live branded web content for clients such as the Ironman Triathlon, Puma, Nissan, Chiat Day, The Discovery Channel, and Radio Shack. Our goal is to integrate client messaging seamlessly into entertaining programming. Our camera crews are used to the rigors of tight turn arounds, and our field editors often stay up all night to make sure the most current updates make it up on the web. This example, shot by Rob Lee and produced by Rob Davis, was part of Nissan's web campaign at the Amgen Tour of California.
The Smart Girls Channel is a place for funny, thoughtful and deceivingly educational programming. The channel celebrates girls, friendships and spontaneous dance parties! One of YouTube's 100 Original Content Channels launched in 2012, the Smart Girls Channel is co-produced by the Texas Crew and the Poehler/Walker LLC and includes over 130 episodes of original content including the Webby Award-winning Smart Girls at the Party (Starring Amy Poehler, and directed by David Karabinas), Meow Meow Music, Ask Amy, and many more.
Featuring the camerawork of DP Terry Stewart, the “Soul of New Orleans” was created by Outside the Lines to mark the Saint's first appearance in the Superbowl and represents the kind of highly stylized camerawork and lighting that the Texas Crew's staff DP's are known for. Our goal is to always go above and beyond to produce memorable images for our clients so that their features stand out amongst the crowd. This may be one of our favorites.
Storytelling. It's the principle element behind what we do. Period. We tell stories in a myriad of ways, with moving cinematography, innovative design, creative editing and engaging scripts. This piece, produced by Chip Rives and created for Texas Disposal Systems, combines a unique blend of all these parts and serves as a prime example of what marketing should reflect – not a corporate infomercial – but a compelling, authentic story.