The Other House http://theotherhouse.com Make it Awesome. Fri, 10 Nov 2017 23:19:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Surgical Meth Machine http://theotherhouse.com/im-invisible-bts/ Wed, 15 Jun 2016 19:19:22 +0000 http://theotherhouse.com/?p=3584 In February of 2016, The Other House had the immense pleasure of collaborating with Ministry frontman and all around industrial rock metal legend Al Jourgensen on a new music video for his latest solo project, Surgical Meth Machine. The track I’m Invisible was an exciting departure from Al’s notorious dark industrial metal sound. Taking inspirations […]

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In February of 2016, The Other House had the immense pleasure of collaborating with Ministry frontman and all around industrial rock metal legend Al Jourgensen on a new music video for his latest solo project, Surgical Meth Machine. The track I’m Invisible was an exciting departure from Al’s notorious dark industrial metal sound. Taking inspirations from Blue Velvet, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and even The Big Lebowski, we aimed to create a deliciously visual drug fueled trip thru the underbelly of Vegas. The video was filmed both on a green screen stage in Los Angeles and on location in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here’s a behind-the-scenes look of how it all came together…

 

The video’s “loose” concept was a ride down the Vegas strip with Al high as F. For all of Al’s driving scenes we shot him in his signature Dodge Challenger right on our green screen stage. This allowed for a ton more flexibility and fun, with [slightly] reduced risk to cast and crew. The shots would later be coupled with custom driving plates shot on location in Vegas the following week.

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Photography by Mohamad Ali Alostaz & Chelsea “YoPickles” Votel

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Making The Brand http://theotherhouse.com/making-the-brand/ Sat, 17 Jan 2015 04:24:28 +0000 http://theotherhouse.com/?p=3045 Beginning in the fall of 2013, The Other House had the absolutely amazing opportunity to spearhead the launch and full network-wide branding of the all new Revolt TV cable music channel aka The New #1 Name in Music. As of this post, TOH has produced nearly 100 original spots for the network, in addition to […]

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Beginning in the fall of 2013, The Other House had the absolutely amazing opportunity to spearhead the launch and full network-wide branding of the all new Revolt TV cable music channel aka The New #1 Name in Music. As of this post, TOH has produced nearly 100 original spots for the network, in addition to branding all of its flagship shows and day-to-day onscreen graphics language.

The Brand

The Other House took this mission to heart, and set out to create a brand language that was both cutting edge, classy and refined, and yet still rugged, fearless and raw. This wasn’t a “rebranding” of an old product by any means. This was an complete launch of a new brand with high expectations and large shoes to fill. It is a fresh new startup amongst aging mega-conglomerate networks, and a truly incredible opportunity to break all the rules and make history.

The Launch

The network launch kicked off with a live video feed of Sean “Puffy” Combs sitting on the old stoop of his childhood friend and collaborator, Christopher Wallace, better known by his stage name: The Notorious B.I.G.. After the moving introduction, the network kicked off with an epic minute+ long audio/visual barrage of the senses produced by The Other House. Chris Roth’s intention was to liken the launch to the creation of the Universe in the form of a seizure inducing slideshow covering the Big Bang, the creation of life, the emergence of civilization, and the current state of modern pop culture which climaxes with the launch of Revolt TV… a new platform for all creative culture to thrive and evolve.

The Launch Campaign

In conjunction with the launch “prologue” piece, TOH produced 25 spots to run in circulation for the first few months of the network’s existence. The series of spots featured the vivid red brand logo emerging from various dilapidated wastelands of modern culture, aka “life before Revolt TV.” We wanted to create a stark contrast between the used up void Revolt TV was filling and the new pristine and refreshing focus of the network to be the source for all things art, music, and culture, unbounded by the rules and traditions of the past. Shot on location in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and a bit in New York, the spots represented the first real voice of the new channel.

The Shows

The Other House also branded and created show packages for all the flagship network shows: Revolt Live, Revolt News, The Breakfast Club, In Harm’s Way, Best of the Best, and The Gate.




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Revolt Holiday Shoot http://theotherhouse.com/revolt-holiday-shoot/ Fri, 02 Jan 2015 02:13:09 +0000 http://theotherhouse.com/?p=2819 Tis’ the season for some festive fun! TOH got into the spirit by producing three electrifying holiday promos for one of our favorite clients. The spots were all shot in one crazy day in a warehouse in Downtown LA. Check out the final campaign as well as behind the scenes photos and video below. Happy […]

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Tis’ the season for some festive fun! TOH got into the spirit by producing three electrifying holiday promos for one of our favorite clients. The spots were all shot in one crazy day in a warehouse in Downtown LA. Check out the final campaign as well as behind the scenes photos and video below. Happy Holidays!

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Teardrop http://theotherhouse.com/teardrop/ Thu, 21 Nov 2013 01:50:56 +0000 http://www.theotherhouse.com/?p=2295 In July of 2013, TOH created a live action campaign for Lauren Kate's new series, Teardrop. The commercial had an exclusive premiere on Entertainment Weekly and was very well received by fans. The spot was filmed in three Los Angeles locations over the span of two days. Here is a behind-the-scenes look of how it all came together!

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In July of 2013, TOH created a live action spot for Lauren Kate’s new series, Teardrop which aired exclusively on Entertainment Weekly and was very well received by fans. The spot was filmed in three Los Angeles locations over the span of two days. Here is a behind-the-scenes look of how it all came together!


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Some Other Spots… http://theotherhouse.com/a-look-back-at-2012/ Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:35:43 +0000 http://www.theotherhouse.com/?p=2100 The Other House has been extremely busy over the last year. Check out some behind the scenes photos and videos from several projects below! A green screen transforms into a science lab in this behind the scenes look at the making of Time Untime. Chef’s Spencer Gray and Liesl Maggiore provided delicious food and a […]

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The Other House has been extremely busy over the last year. Check out some behind the scenes photos and videos from several projects below!

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Chef’s Spencer Gray and Liesl Maggiore provided delicious food and a few laughs while filming Omnivorous. The video below highlights all the bloopers and outtakes that came out of the two day shoot.


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Soul Seekers Series http://theotherhouse.com/soul-seekers-series/ http://theotherhouse.com/soul-seekers-series/#comments Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:39:40 +0000 http://www.theotherhouse.com/?p=1716 TOH just completed the final book commercial for Alyson Noel’s spellbinding book series, Soul Seekers. The four novels, Fated, Echo, Mystic, and Horizon are based in New Mexico and focus on a group of characters with a variety of supernatural powers. Check out a behind the scenes video and stills from the three day shoot […]

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TOH just completed the final book commercial for Alyson Noel’s spellbinding book series, Soul Seekers. The four novels, Fated, Echo, Mystic, and Horizon are based in New Mexico and focus on a group of characters with a variety of supernatural powers. Check out a behind the scenes video and stills from the three day shoot below:

Though we were able to shoot a large portion of the commercial in Los Angeles County, capturing the terrain of New Mexico required us to transport cast and crew to scenic Morongo Valley. There we rented a picturesque casita in quirky Pioneertown, CA that was an exact match to the description of character Paloma’s adobe home in Fated.

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Watersong Series http://theotherhouse.com/watersong-series/ http://theotherhouse.com/watersong-series/#comments Sun, 19 Aug 2012 20:19:44 +0000 http://www.theotherhouse.com/?p=1713 This summer, TOH had the pleasure of creating a thrilling and dynamic commercial campaign for celebrated author Amanda Hocking’s latest series, Watersong. The four novels follow the story of a young swimmer who falls under the haunting spell of three gorgeous, yet dangerous sirens. Watch the final commercial here. And check out our killer behind […]

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This summer, TOH had the pleasure of creating a thrilling and dynamic commercial campaign for celebrated author Amanda Hocking’s latest series, Watersong. The four novels follow the story of a young swimmer who falls under the haunting spell of three gorgeous, yet dangerous sirens. Watch the final commercial here. And check out our killer behind the scenes featurette below:

The unique premise and setting of these stories gave us the opportunity to get really creative with our production process and utilize a number of different resources throughout Los Angeles. After developing a visually stimulating concept, casting the perfect actors, and selecting seven different locations, we dove right into shooting across four jam packed days.

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A private harbor in Marina Del Rey served as the Anthemusa Bay dock from the story


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Main character Gemma discovering something startling during one of her swims


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Master rigger, Adam stealing the show, as always

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The Trylle Series http://theotherhouse.com/the-trylle-series/ http://theotherhouse.com/the-trylle-series/#comments Sun, 29 Jan 2012 01:31:21 +0000 http://www.theotherhouse.com/?p=1471 In December of 2011 the TOH team developed and produced an epic four-commercial campaign promoting internet sensation Amanda Hocking’s acclaimed “Trylle” series. The trilogy, Switched, Torn, and Ascend, focuses on the journey of a strong willed teenage girl named Wendy who must come into her own after discovering that she is a princess of a […]

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In December of 2011 the TOH team developed and produced an epic four-commercial campaign promoting internet sensation Amanda Hocking’s acclaimed “Trylle” series. The trilogy, Switched, Torn, and Ascend, focuses on the journey of a strong willed teenage girl named Wendy who must come into her own after discovering that she is a princess of a secret kingdom. In addition, TOH also spearheaded a full redesign of the author’s website.

The shoot lasted three days across four different locations. Check out the behind the scenes featurette below:

We scouted several luxurious mansions throughout the greater Los Angeles area, before finally selecting the perfect spot in Bel Air.

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Chris Roth demonstrating the proper way to move a glass with shear mind power.

For a scene in which Wendy and Finn take in the view of Förening, TOH brought out their visual effects wizards for some tracking, rotoscoping, background replacements and bird flock creation.

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77 Shadow Street http://theotherhouse.com/77-shadow-street/ Fri, 30 Dec 2011 20:53:36 +0000 http://www.theotherhouse.com/?p=1091 In addition to creating the thrilling trailer above (which has been airing on jumbo-trons in Time Square and Herald Square in New York city thru the new year), we also spearheaded the physical production portion of 77shadowstreet.com, a unique interactive website featuring state of the art 360 degree video technology. The online experience, which was […]

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In addition to creating the thrilling trailer above (which has been airing on jumbo-trons in Time Square and Herald Square in New York city thru the new year), we also spearheaded the physical production portion of 77shadowstreet.com, a unique interactive website featuring state of the art 360 degree video technology. The online experience, which was built by InTheMo Interactive, allows visitors to virtually explore the haunted apartments within the vast Pendleton building, the fictional setting of the novel. The Other House tackled the logistics of the video shoots, locations and set designs as well as the post production effects needed to bring the paranormal happenings to life. The ominous sound design was concocted by Darian Zahedi.

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After exploring maps, photos, newspaper clippings and more, an online visitor is free to explore a total of 27 rooms in the virtual Pendleton building. Within each room, the user is able to freely control the direction of the camera with their mouse or trackpad. In order to achieve this immersive effect, The Other House employed a state-of-the-art 360 degree video camera. The camera, with its unique spherical design and 11 lenses, captures video simultaneously in all directions at once. When viewed in the proper web player, the video format allows users to manually “look” in any direction with their mouse or touch pad during playback.

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The unique 360 degree camera outputs to a wildly distorted video format known as “equi-rectangular” footage. The idea is reminiscent of the way a map of the globe can be peeled off a sphere and viewed within a flat rectangle setting. This format provided a host of challenges when it came to implementing special effects in post production phases as many conventional motion tracking tools cannot properly interpret the distorted geometry of the 360 degree video format.

Through vigorous testing and research, The Other House developed a host of new tricks for working with the footage, including techniques which would allow various parts of a room to be “un-distorted” temporarily for digital manipulation, and then later “re-distorted” back to their original format.

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In addition to the on-location room captures, The Other House shot on a green screen sound stage in downtown Los Angeles to film some additional nightmare creatures and apparitions featured in the story. The unsettling manifestations were later composited into various rooms throughout the 360 degree experience.

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Cale Thomas assisted once again with his killer make up skills, turning actor Vinnie Van Hinte, into a ghoulish figure. Check out the time-lapse of parts of the make up process and shoot below!

To achieve the size, scope and opulence described in the novel The Other House captured 27 different interiors across seven unique locations in the greater Los Angeles area. Each room provides numerous visual effects allowing viewers a glimpse of the terrifying events that unfold in full for readers of 77 Shadow Street.

A before and after of the Pendleton Elevator. Mirrors were replaced with bird murals created by John Votel, as described in the book.


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Destined http://theotherhouse.com/destined/ Mon, 05 Dec 2011 19:26:00 +0000 http://www.theotherhouse.com/?p=1152 Team TOH is no stranger to producing fantasy themed book commercials. We’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the leading authors in the genre and each opportunity has allowed us to flex our skills at bringing vivid imaginary worlds to life. In the case of Destined, the latest chapter of the House of […]

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Team TOH is no stranger to producing fantasy themed book commercials. We’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the leading authors in the genre and each opportunity has allowed us to flex our skills at bringing vivid imaginary worlds to life. In the case of Destined, the latest chapter of the House of Night Series by P.C. and Kristin Cast, we had a long roster of characters to fit into the spot too.

After seeing nearly 200 hundred individuals across two long days of casting auditions, our final twelve actors were selected. Vampire fledgling, Zoey Redbird is the beloved protagonist in the series. She and her core group of fledgling friends are just a couple of ordinary teens with extraordinary powers who attend a nighttime boarding school for vampires known as “The House of Night.”



Many of the fledglings and villains are marked with detailed tattoos on their faces and various parts of their bodies. This provided to be quite a challenge and a race against time to get so many characters tatted up in time to roll. With the help of talented effects makeup artists, Cale Thomas and Chelsea Bayouth, we were able to recreate the intricate tattoos, which were painted on each actor by hand.

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