Consistently recognized for outstanding camera work, editing, and storytelling, Texas Crew Productions produces the Ironman World Championship for NBC Sports. The 2012 event was notable for having the tightest turn-around ever for this Emmy-award winning broadcast – less than two weeks. With over 150 hours of original footage to work with, our production team worked around the clock to successfully meet our deadline. In addition, Texas Crew produced the Ironman N.A. Series for both Universal Sports and ESPN International, the Ironman Live internet broadcast (a live multi-camera high definition stream) and the official highlight and exhibition videos for World Triathlon Corporation. We are proud of our continued association with this iconic event and this exceptional brand.
Launched in 2011, ESPN’s Longhorn Network revolutionized regional sports broadcasting. In addition to Texas Crews extensive work shooting the action on the field, 10% of the programming at Longhorn Network is non-sports content. This includes academic, cultural and community-type projects. Texas Crew Productions produces, shoots and edits most of this work. Here’s a sampling of the work we’ve created over the past 2 years.
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.
The Texas Crew has been a first call for America’s top rated news magazine for more than a two decades, covering stories ranging from the Lost Boys of Sudan to the capture of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. In this clip shot by Jim Bowen and Chris Phillips, baseball superstar Roger Clemens talks to Mike Wallace in his first interview since being accused in the Mitchell Report of using performance-enhancing drugs.
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 You Tube’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 with engaging scripts. This piece, created for a corporate client, Texas Disposal Systems combines a unique blend of all these parts.
In 2009, an Austin-based waste management company approached producer Chip Rives with a question? How do we tell – and sell – our family story? How do we make the trash business distinctive? Interesting? Marketable? Our production team spent several months on site with the TDS family, and produced this marketing film. It’s a prime example of what marketing should reflect – not a corporate infomercial, but a compelling, authentic story.