Texas Crew's latest in the 30 for 30 series, Phi Slama Jama, premiered Tuesday, October 18th on ESPN. They were the most popular fraternity on the campus of college basketball in the early 1980s. Led by a Nigerian soccer player named Hakeem Olajuwon and a lightly recruited hometown kid named Clyde Drexler, the University of Houston Cougars not only electrified the NCAA Final Four with three straight appearances (1982-84), but they also helped transform the game itself. Check out more about the film, and about the director, Chip Rives, on the Phi Slama Jama website !
On Monday, October 12th, HISTORY premiered the groundbreaking investigation of the mysterious Alcatraz escape. In 1962, John Anglin, Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris broke out of the toughest penitentiary America had ever conceived–Alcatraz. Presumed dead, their bodies were never found. Now, more than 50 years later, the family of the Anglin brothers is coming forward for the first time with new evidence and secrets that could crack open this iconic cold case. Alcatraz: Search for the Truth follows the family as they work alongside a retired lawman who has been obsessed with this case for decades. Together they will go further than anyone has ever been able to go before to solve the “Riddle of the Rock” once and for all.
Texas Crew Productions has a long history of documentary production including the critically acclaimed ESPN 30 for 30 film "Brian and the Boz" and is currently at work on a film about the Houston Astrodome.
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, as well as a 12hr live hosted version of the event which is provided to broadcasters internationally.
Blue Diamond Almonds Presents: The Lane to Greatness
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, produced by Chip Rives, was created for Blue Diamond Almonds and USA Swimming & Diving in 2016.
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 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.
“Bless you for so masterfully, and with great sensitivity, telling this beautiful story of ‘brotherly love.’ It is a powerful thing. I hope you get the greatest reviews in the world for this. What a finish – man, this film is just incredible.”
Jim Nantz, CBS Sports on Phi Slama Jama
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