07/01/14

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Earth to Echo

We’re launching another spot today with Relativity Media and Relativity Sports for the blockbuster movie Earth to Echo. Check out the adventure as three kids race through the streets of suburbia to catch the film in theaters. Oh – and NBA stars Ricky Rubio, DeAndre Jordan and Shawn Marion come along for the ride.

The video will be airing in Cinemark theaters around the globe, as well as all over the interwebs in advance of the big movie premiere.  Huge thanks to Relativity and the amazing crew of people who helped pull off another success.

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PS – don’t forget to check out the behind-the-scenes.

06/03/14

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Kai and Ze at VideoInk

Last Thursday, Portal A’s very own Creative Director Kai Hasson spoke alongside Ze Frank, BuzzFeed’s EVP of Video, at VideoInk’s event “The Trick to Video Shareability: How to Give Your Content Social Lift” in LA.

They tackled topics ranging from how to make quality, massively appealing shareable content to how brands can tap into the latest trends in web video while maintaining authenticity.

Muchas gracias to VideoInk and all those who attended.

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05/30/14

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Nate Drops Knowledge in Mashable

Mashable called on Nate Houghteling — Executive Producer, Partner and Ping Pong Extraordinaire — to contribute his second piece as part of a series about brands, content creation and YouTube in their business section.

Check out his latest: “5 Brands to Emulate on YouTube.” And if you’re feeling nostalgic: “6 Biggest Mistakes Brands Make on YouTube.” Like it. Tweet it. Share it.

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05/28/14

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Production Credits: YouTube Karaoke Night

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Created by Portal A

Directed By: Kai Hasson

Music By: The Gregory Brothers

Executive Producers: Kai Hasson, Nate Houghteling, Zach Blume

Producers: David Johnson, Jeffrey Sabin-Matsumoto

Lead Editor: Sari Tracht | Assistant Editor: Jake Keller

Director of Photography: Catherine Goldschmidt

1st Assistant Director: Jeffrey Sabin-Matsumoto | 2nd Assistant Director: Brendan Nahmias

A Cam 1st AC: Alicia Fischmeister | B Cam Op: Martim Vian | B Cam 1st AC: Elizabeth Hodgman | DIT: Jake Keller | BTS: Nate Garcia

Gaffer: Drew Valenti | Best Boy Electric: Blake Engel | Key Grip: Nick Sogard | Best Boy Grip: Skip Haswell

Production Designer: Mike Mestas | Set Decorator: Kurt Keitzman

Sound Engineering: Brent Kiser, Andrew Twite

Graphics: Cinesaurus aka Gritty Reboots

Wardrobe: Ayumi Moore | Wardrobe Assistant: Danielle Schuck

Makeup Artist: Erin Nichols | Makeup Assistants: Erica Preus, Natasha Marcelina

Production Assistants: Jay Salahi, Chris Dallas-Feeney, Evan Johnson

Thank you everyone!

05/05/14

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Team Hoodies

Matching hoodies. So official.

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