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About

Blackhawk Content is a digital production and creative shop, specializing in helping brands become memorable by creating original content that cuts through the clutter and engages the viewer like a punch to the nose, well maybe not that hard but you get the idea.

From initial creative concept workshops to production and distribution, Blackhawk Content can do as much as needed to get your brand out there and in the spotlight.

Blackhawk Content combines years of creative agency experience with high-end production expertise, and brings it all together for a finished product you can be proud to call your own.

But why video?

Video is a key component to building your brand, it can educate and establish relationships with customers. Video is both an audio and visual medium which gives you the ability to convey a complex message in a short amount of time. So in other words if we shoot it they will watch.

Video Connects
You need to grab the viewers attention and keep them on your site, the most effective way is with something that will keep them interested and even possibly entertained.

SEO
Video brings with it a distinct benefit in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for your site. Recently, Google, Yahoo, and other search engines decided that they would rank a website higher in their SEO algorithms for having a video embedded somewhere within the site. They even figured out ways to view the text within the videos themselves and use that in search engines.

In short, video on your website can go a long way in getting your brand out there and getting more eyes on what you do, which ideally turns into more dollars in your pocket and who doesn’t like dollars in the pocket?

Vincent Blackhawk Aamodt, “Hawk” Writer/Director/Editor

Graduate of Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA.

Attended American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA.

Currently runs his own production company, Blackhawk Content, which creates and produces documentary features, commercials, short films and web series content. Vincent Blackhawk Aamodt, “Hawk” for short, has been directing commercials for over 10 years and in that time he has received many awards for directorial excellence including Best of Show at the Addy Awards. Hawk has also written and directed commercials that have showcased on two different Super Bowls.  He has directed commercials for Sprint, the NFL, the Los Angeles Kings, Casino of the Sun, the Goodwill, Indiana Lottery, Carroll Shelby Automobiles, Superformance and Acura just to name a few. His production company has created original content for the web for clients Nestle/Purina, Hips and Curves Lingerie, Litepanels and others.

He is an esteemed member of the Directors Guild of America, prior to directing he was an art director and writer for several of the top advertising agencies across the country, including TBWA/Chiat/day, Rubin Postaer, Cliff Freeman and Saatchi and Saatchi. During this time he developed and directed commercials for such clients as Honda, Acura, Coke, Staples and many others.  He has been luckily enough to work with and learn from such legendary directors such as David Lynch, John Frankenheimer and Joe Johnston. Being able to work alongside them has given him a unique and rare experience that has benefited him in his directing career.

As an advertising art director he was selected to be the U.S. representative in a worldwide creative competition in Cannes, France. During that competition he and his creative partner competed against creative teams from all around the world.

Vincent Blackhawk Aamodt was recently selected out of more than 800 director applicants for the DGA/ABC directing fellowship. This year long intensive program introduced him to directing prime time TV shows. The program put him side by side with the directors of hit prime-time shows, allowing him access to learn and also co-direct major network TV shows. He worked on ABC shows such; Alias, 8 Simple Rules, Less Than Perfect, Grey’s Anatomy and The George Lopez Show. The DGA directing program gave him a rare opportunity to gain invaluable experience.

Being Native American has also lead Hawk to his first feature length film. The feature documentary “The Ghost Riders”, follows the journey of young Lakota Indians as they make a 300-mile trek across the frozen plains of South Dakota to honor their ancestors who were massacred at Wounded Knee by the U.S. Army in 1890.  The ride is a sacred journey and is done on horseback. The ride is done to help instill pride in the youth and also to teach them the true meaning of being Lakota. Shot on location throughout South Dakota during the winter the film captures the hardships they must go through in order to complete the journey and also introduces the audience to life on the reservation. The film is narrated by Benjamin Bratt and features interviews from notable Indian activists including Russell Means and Alex White Plume.

The film has screened worldwide and has won Best Documentary Feature at the San Francisco American Indian Film Festival, Best Documentary Imaginative Film Festival Toronto, and voted Best Film by the Canadian Film Board.

Vincent also was selected to produce and direct video content for the grand opening of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C., the video was part of the “Our Lives: Contemporary Life and Identities” permanent collection in the museum.

Hawk continues to write/direct web films, commercials and has completed a feature script based on a Mari Sandoz short story. He has inked a publishing deal and is writing his first book based on dogs of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. He is also in post-production on a web series comedy/musical/mockumentary about the search for Sasquatch.

He can be reached at

Hawk@blackhawkcontent.com

www.blackhawkcontent.com