“Treading Water” has received the Award of Excellence in Social Responsibility and the Award of Distinction in Video Activism by the 23rd Annual Communicator Awards. The purpose of this project was to spark meaningful conversations about a social injustice that is so ingrained in our society, it is often overlooked. We hope that it will be the first of many projects like this for 360 Studios. As storytellers, we are privileged to have the opportunity to deliver messages for social change and we are grateful to the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts for recognizing our work.
On a Thursday evening, with only a day of notice and planning, eleven women came together to take a stand against sexism. Although coming from different backgrounds and having different stories, they all shared the same struggle:
Sexism had shaken them to the core of who they are as women, as individuals, and as human beings.
Their protest would be unique, involving wrestling with chains and tulle strategically placed under more than 10 feet of water. Despite the apparent danger, they bravely participated because this was their opportunity to make a stand against sexism-- something that every woman, no matter race, size or status deals with.
A major thank you goes out to the 360 team who helped pull this off in less than 48 hours, and a round of applause for these dedicated, confident, vulnerable, and inspired women. They are strong, smart and beautiful, inside and out. They are a reflection of all of us, and it is our duty and right to do our part to #endsexism.
Join us this Labor Day, Monday, September 5th for a rally on the state capitol's SW grounds from 12PM to 3PM. Enjoy food, beverages, events and guest speakers in support of the Texas Film Industry. WE NEED YOU! The goal is to show up in such numbers that it commands the attention of our state legislators and the media. Drawing attention to our industry and building relationships with decision-makers is key.
The film industry is already seeing the huge impact of last year’s state budget cuts to the film incentive program, decreasing it by two-thirds. Because of this, many big productions such as, “From Dusk Til Dawn,” by Austin director Robert Rodriguez, have relocated to surrounding states with better tax incentives. Losing these big productions not only hurts those in the Texas Film Industry, but the local economy suffers as well.
The last rally on the steps of the capitol helped to pass House Bill 873 for competitive film incentives in the state of Texas. We need to get it back so that our industry and our local economy can thrive again. YOU can make the difference just by showing up. Don’t miss this opportunity to positively affect your future in the Texas Film Industry
The 37th annual Telly Awards have been very good to 360 Studios, bringing home 7 wins for various commercial projects. Check out the full list/videos below. We would like to thank the Silver Council Members for the recognition and all of our favorite movie-makin’-crew that contributed to making these projects. Cheers!
2016 Bronze Award: Texan Allergy - Commercial - Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable - Pharmaceuticals
2016 Bronze Award: Texan Allergy - Commercial - Regional TV & Multi-Market Cable - Videography / Cinematography
2016 Bronze Award: Chatsworth - Online Video - Video - Videography / Cinematography
2016 Bronze Award: Chatsworth - Online Video - Video - Copywriting
2016 Bronze Award: Granger Smith- 5 More Minuets
Film/Video - TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces - Music Video
2016 Bronze Award: 360 DemoReel
Online Video - Video - Editing
2016 Bronze Award: 360 DemoReel
Online Video - Video - Videography / Cinematography
Don’t miss 360 Studio’s Co-founder, Shaggy Welsh at PR over Coffee’s Video Branding Panel: The Art and Soul of Branding @ General Assembly this Wednesday, May 18 @ 12:00 PM. With over 20 years of experience as a producer in the film and commercial industry, Shaggy will provide some tips and tricks on what makes an engaging video and how to stay relevant in this ever-changing business.
No one would guess that the day we shot this we were juggling 3 other shoots spread out all over town! But thanks to our hard-working crew, awesome clients and some very well-behaved child actors, we are especially proud of this one! Lens flares, bubbles, beautiful locations and a company that all of us, allergy-plagued Austinites can appreciate! Thanks Texan Allergy!
Directed by Zane Rutledge and Jeff Stolhand.