05/15/17

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Inside Look: Song Voyage ft. The Gregory Bros

6 episodes. 6 music videos. 30m+ views.

Blending the lines of comedy, travel, and music, Song Voyage captivated audiences around the world, from Mongolia to Australia to Japan. Learn more about what made the series fly with this fresh new graphic.

08/16/17

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The Secret Is Out!

REVEALED: the secret recipe behind our collaboration with King Bach, Brita, and Stephen Curry in this Think With Google profile: https://goo.gl/yscHra

08/10/17

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NOW HIRING: Post Production Supervisor (LA)

Portal A is an award-winning digital studio that develops, produces, and distributes video built for the digital age. We are independently owned, with offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.

We produce premium entertainment with breakthrough talent, dedicating ourselves to a single mission: inspire a new generation of viewers. We partner with some of the world’s leading brands – YouTube, Google, Lenovo, Amazon, Clorox, and more – and develop and produce original entertainment for the web and television.

Our team is looking to add a full-time Post Production Supervisor to our Los Angeles office.

Responsibilities
• Liaising between Producer, Editor, Sound Mixer, Colorist through the post workflow
• Building, managing, and actualizing post-production schedules and budgets
• Oversee the management of all media and assets for each project from ingesting to final delivery
• Keeping the post-production team on task and making sure we’re hitting deadlines
• Recommending and managing freelance Editors and Assistant Editors
• Working directly with Post Producer on any VFX needs
• Working with Post Producer on post-production needs: computer rental, music and graphics
• Working directly with Editor(s) in implementing Internal and Client notes
• Monitoring post-production weekly and daily schedules
• Hiring post-production freelancers (editors, sound engineers, colorists, etc.) and managing post-production process
• Working daily with Post Producer and Project Manager to meet and exceed client expectations and deliverables
• Working with the Post Producer and Lead Editor to ensure post-production is hitting all guidelines in the Creative Bible and Script
• Managing QC exports through every step of the post process
• Creating a music and sfx cue sheet for each video

Skills/Qualifications
• 1-3 years of post supervision experience in digital content
• Detail-oriented to the extreme
• Expert knowledge of the post production process
• Able to multi-task and manage a variety of projects and freelancers at once
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Experience managing budgets and post production teams
• Experience in post producing including hiring and managing editors, sound engineers and colorists
• Willingness to work long hours in a start-up environment
• A network of freelancers —editors, assistant editors, VFX artist, colorist, etc. — in place is a plus
• Familiarity with post production world: language, software, technology, etc
• General knowledge of editing/finishing software – Adobe Premiere, Davinci Resolve and ProTools

A few of the benefits of working at Portal A
• Our team is fun, curious, full of creativity and optimism, with a strong desire to innovate
• Our office environment is flexible, autonomous, focused, and collaborative
• Our team structure is flat and non-hierarchical, with opportunities to grow into leadership and contribute at various layers of the process
• We offer competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and generous bonuses
• Benefits include a matching 401K plan, medical, dental and vision group coverage and commuter benefits
• Flexible vacation and work-from-home policies, including multiple WFH days a month
• A casual work environment
• The chance to be at the forefront of one of the most dynamic, complex creative and strategic industries – original and commercial online video
• Office always stacked with drinks and snacks
• Weekly lunches catered on the company
• Matching charitable donations at year-end
• Fun days and outings (baseball games, concerts, volunteer days, etc.)
• The freshest Portal A swag (backpacks, hoodies, water bottles, etc.)
• Travel stipends between our LA and SF offices
• Reimbursed cell phone expenses

How to apply
Email jobs@portal-a.com with your resume, references, and a few sentences on why you’d be interested in working with us. Please include “POST SUPERVISOR – LA” in the subject line of your email.

Portal A is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse workforce. Women, people of color, LGBTQ, veterans, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for our open positions.

07/28/17

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Driven by Dopeness

Variety takes a look inside Portal A’s development slate featuring new Original series, fresh talent attachments, and pilot productions:

http://variety.com/2017/digital/news/jay-versace-miles-mckenna-portal-a-shows

07/12/17

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The Adventures of Nunchuck Larry

A Letter Directly from the Director’s Dojo

This story, this script, this pilot…it came to me in a fever dream a few months ago.

It wasn’t until we were on set that it became clear where that dream came from. It was born from something not only inside of me, but inside of every man or woman, lion or child. It’s a feral rage-like emotion dressed in a leopard print vest with laser beam leggings. Larry is katanas and lightning bolts spewing from your eyes when you hear a maniacal electric guitar solo from across the dojo.

This perfectly timed scissor kick was made by a group of people who all looked inside themselves and found their own ‘chuck slinging mustachio’d warrior deep down, waiting for a full moon to be released on the world.

Portal A is all about making dope series that embrace the weirdness of the internet. The loud, epic, surprising videos that make us all stop in our tracks wherever we are to take part in something truly new. We want to see more of Larry, because he embodies these same values. He’s our spiit animal, and his adventures should be yelled from the mountaintops.

For all my comrades who helped create The Adventures of Nunchuck Larry: A Fascist Android Killed My Best Friend Sarge, there was a piece of common ground to stand on in perfect crane kick form. Larry was not a video or production. It was… and is… a way of life.

I’m proud to call everyone involved my family. The cast and the crew of…

The Adventures of Nunchuck Larry: A Fascist Android Killed My Best Friend Sarge

Created and Produced by Portal A
Written and Directed by Jacob Motz
Executive Producers: Nate Houghteling, Kai Hasson, Zach Blume, Jacob Motz
Co-Executive Producers: The Gregory Brothers

Team Larry
Producer: Kenji C. Green
Associate Producer: Bouket Fingerhut
Project Manager: Savana Vagueiro
Head of Originals: George Woolley
Head of Talent: Brittani Kagan
Associate Talent Producer: Ellie Loarca
1st Assistant Director: Jeff Sabin Matsumoto
Production Assistant: Daniel “Cheeks” Aguillon
Production Assistant: Antonio Olivera
Director of Photography: Arjun Prakash
1st AC: Brian White
2nd AC: Ryan Summersett
Sound Mixer: Justin Garcia
Gaffer: Doug Frerichs
Production Designer: Karleigh Engelbrecht
Art Director: Lauren Kim
Hair & Makeup Stylist: Crystal Gomez
Wardrobe Stylist: Ciara Whaley
Wardrobe Assistant: Tanisha Caple
Stunt Coordinator: Mickey Cassidy
Set Medic: Matthew Allende
Lead Editor: Art Morales
Assistant Editor/VFX Artist: Bee Rhodes
Additional Music: Megan McDuffee
Graphic, Strategy, Communications: Tess Hannel, Matt Ward, Chin Lu, Donna Nasserghodsi

Cast
Larry: Stevin Espinoza
Zeo: Michelle Waterson
Sarge: Joe Hursley
Ruby: Maya Washington
Teen: Bon Bon Centeno
Xixi: Kyle Mizono
Donatello, Pat, and Ricardo: The Gregory Brothers
Lawn Darts Man: Flula
Guard #1: Paul Seroka
Guard #2: Mayling Ng
Scientist: Howard Fong
Scientist Assistant: Bouket Sea China Nemer Akguc Fingerhut
Sherpa: Kenji C. Green
Guy in a Wheelchair with a Rocket Launcher: Jacob Motz

07/06/17

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That Feeling When...

You roll into the office after a long holiday weekend and find a gigantic & glorious new company logo on the front wall #alwaysbeposing

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