:30 spot for Speck Products to launch their new slim line protective cases.
In the spot we show the amazing protection when an astronaut inadvertently loses his phone on a space walk. The phone crashes down to earth but it survives the fall due to the Mighty Slim Shell case made by Speck.
Special EFX work by HiFi3d.
Blackhawk Content/ HiFi3D
Director: V.Blackhawk Aamodt
EFX: HiFi3D, Brooklyn, NY
Client : Speck Products, San Mateo CA.
In this visually unique 30 second commercial for the Bay Area Red Cross the question is asked, “Are you prepared?”. The visuals answer the question with what is needed in the event of an earthquake.
Production Company – Blackhawk Content
Writer/Director – V. Blackhawk Aamodt
Visual Effects – Feron McGurrin
Client – Bay Area Red Cross
Short documentary produced for the Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley to promote their Culture is Prevention/One With All programs. The short doc features candid interviews with the program leaders as well as several youth participants. Highlighting the programs philosophy of living in an urban setting but staying connected to your culture.
Produced by Blackhawk Content
Directed by V. Blackhawk Aamodt
Edited by V. Blackhawk Aamodt
Cinematography by Douglas Bachman
Sound Recording by Douglas Bachman
Care Medical – My garden from blackhawk content on Vimeo.
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Care Medical – 60 sec TV spot from blackhawk content on Vimeo.
Client: American Lung Association of Los Angeles
A simple visual to remind and consider the effects of smoking… death. This board created by Vincent Blackhawk Aamodt would not have been possible without the help of many who donated their time or services to bring the ad to life. One interesting story with this ad, a man drove by it in Los Angeles and was so captivated he called the American Lung Association to say how much he loved and that it really made him think. He then donated over 5,000.00 of his own money to keep the ad up for another two months. The outdoor board won nearly every award in the advertising industry and spawned a slew of copycat ads.
Client: The Park Gym
Medium: Posters,Post Cards, Ambient
The Park Gym approached Blackhawk Content to help brand the gym and get the message out in a unique way, something that would grab people and not make them feel intimidated by a boxing gym. The theme that grew from this was about finding inner strength, from there it was finding unique ways to convey the brand message.
Client: Speck Products
Medium: Online banners
I recently helped Speck Products based in Mountain View with their Holiday online promotions. They wanted to reach different segments of their market and promote their seasonal gift ideas. I came on board to help create a slice-of-life campaign with a bit of an edge to speak to each segment.
Client: Dr. Chao’s All Natural Beverages
Dr. Chao’s approached Blackhawk Content to help launch their new line of all natural drinks. We created a TV and print campaign to announce the arrival of an all new beverage, focusing on the unique feature of each drink. Stress relief, beauty enhancer and sexual rejuvenation. They wanted to highlight the all-natural angle while having some fun. Since our launch the beverage has grown across the nation, selling in stores that feature healthy and natural goods, such as Whole Foods.
Titles: San Fernando Valley, Liquid Yoga, Fountain of Youth, Profile pic.
Medium: Print, Magazine
Title: CRV Launch Campaign
To brand the latest vehicle from Honda in the small SUV category we choose to highlight the many unique features of the new CRV from Honda. We focused on the little things that make this car the perfect car for those who seek adventure and outdoors. The photographic locations and technical breakdowns brought a seriousness to it’s capabilities while the smaller, tongue-in-cheek benefits kept it in the Honda Brand.
Titles: Surfing, Snowman, Picnic
Client: Honda Automobiles of North America
Medium: Print Magazine, Posters
Agency: Rubin Postaer and Associates
While working at RPA in Santa Monica I had the great opportunity to help rebrand the Honda Passport. Honda needed to boost the image of the Passport to a more rugged vehicle, not just a Honda with 4wheel drive. So we put it to the test in some of the most remote areas of the world, then wrote the headlines in the native language of each location with a website built to translate the headlines and copy along with more details of the Passport.
Print Ads- Africa, Nepal
Client: Honda Automobiles of North America
Medium: Print Magazine
While working at RPA I had to find something new to say about the best selling car, the Honda Civic. For the Honda Civic it was all about the fact that the car simplifies your life. When life is simple it is relaxing as the visual conveys. A car ad that features no car.
Print ad – Relaxing
Client: Sauza Tequila
Medium: Outdoor board, regional
Agency: Cliff Freeman and Partners
While at Cliff Freeman and Partners in New York I worked on one of the most warded campaigns at the agency, Life is Harsh, Your Tequila Shouldn’t Be. Each outdoor billboard was written specifically for the location. The message, something true and maybe not so great about your town versus the smooth taste of Sauza.
Title: Denver Oysters
Client: US West Communications/Your Value Card
Medium: Outdoor Bus Sides
US West was offering a unique program where shoppers could earn points whenever they used their Value Cards and redeem for free items. They needed to get this message out in a quick memorable way. I think we met that challenge.
Ad title: Ski Mask
Client: American Indian College Fund
Medium: Print magazine, Posters
The American Indian College Fund approached Blackhawk Content for a small project in building the brand image and helping to garner more exposure and funding. We came up with the spiritual icon of the buffalo, the message being the buffalo have returned but in the shape of young men and women. The copy crafted like a traditional drum song. The ad has been a success and a TV campaign based on this concept is in the works. Hoka!
Client: Panavison, New Filmmakers Program.
Medium: Outdoor, In theater, Web
Panavision approached Blackhawk Content to help promote a small yet important division of their company. The New Filmmakers Program, Panavision wanted to show the Hollywood community that they were part of the new generation of films, whether by digital or traditional film. With so many new methods of shooting a film Panavision felt it was important to stay in touch with the new up and coming directors and not only connect with them but take part in helping start their careers. We came up with a series of ads to be shown where the next generation of filmmakers are, in theaters. The print ads ran on screens in Los Angeles and New York. The next step was to create an online mini-festival using the classic LA vs. NY. The contest pitting one … Read More »
Client: Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley
Medium: Posters, flyers, web
To help promote the Culture is Prevention program, we created a series of posters and flyers to reach out to the community to build awareness and bring the culture together. We are also in the process of creating a documentary for the program as well.
The Sketch from blackhawk content on Vimeo.
In this commercial for The Park Gym Boxing Club, a young woman struggles to describe her attacker to a police sketch artist, but when the drawing is done the detectives are shocked to see what he looks like. Produced by Blackhawk Content. Directed by V. Blackhawk Aamodt. DOP Cliff Traiman. Producer Tiffany Schoepp. Starring Christina Ingram, JD Harris, Bob Saenz, Jake Lyall.
The Park Gym from blackhawk content on Vimeo.
Introduction to The Park Gym, a boxing gym based in San Francisco. In this video owner David Park takes us behind his philosophy and gives us a tour of his state-of-the-art boxing gym. Directed and edited by V. Blackhawk Aamodt.
The San Mateo Environmental Dept needed an interesting way to spread the message about oil recycling. They were looking to target a younger audience and knew they needed something that people would not get bored with and ignore. So Blackhawk Content was put to the task and came up with what we think is a fresh and unique way to remind people to recycle that used oil and da filtah too homie. Concept by V. Blackhawk Aamodt, lyrics by Jason Moscartolo and V. Blackhawk Aamodt, song by Jason Moscartolo, directed and edited by V. Blackhawk Aamodt.
Over heated from blackhawk content on Vimeo.
A late night car breakdown leads a young man to an unexpected situation. A branded entertainment film from Blackhawk Content. Written and Directed by V. Blackhawk Aamodt.
Client: Disney Channel
Medium: Print, Magazine
Title: Super Glue
When challenged with the task of bringing families together for good TV programing I felt what better way than using something that bonds forever… thus the visual. The ad received awards from the Beldings, CA, NY Art Directors Club, Addys and Print.
Confession from blackhawk content on Vimeo.
A man confesses his sunday afternoon sins. Award-winning commercial starring Dito Montiel and directed by V. Blackhawk Aamodt.
Rex Electronics commercial- Big Screen TV from blackhawk content on Vimeo.
A family makes a tough choice in order to afford a big screen TV. Award-winning commercial directed by V. Blackhawk Aamodt.
Jackson Hewitt – “Tax School” from blackhawk content on Vimeo.
Broadcast Television Commercial campaign developed for Jackson Hewitt
superformance gt40 spot from blackhawk content on Vimeo.
commercial for Superformance Autos. from blackhawk content. written and directed by v. blackhawk aamodt the first spot is for the legendary GT-40, the car that beat ferrari.
Parking Ticket from blackhawk content on Vimeo.
A young man returns to his parked car to find a parking ticket and he is not happy, cur Dr. Chao. Award-winning commercial from Blackhawk Content. Directed by V. Blackhawk Aamodt.
Fulton Homes- Nest from blackhawk content on Vimeo.
A simple animated idea with a message everyone can aspire to. Award-winning commercial for Fulton Homes written, directed and edited by V. Blackhawk Aamodt.
The World is Dead- Episode 1 from blackhawk content on Vimeo.
The zombie apocalypse has arrived. The World is Dead is an original new web series from Blackhawk Content. In a matter of days the world has changed, what seemed like a small outbreak of a strange virus has quickly turned into a city wide panic. The undead are walking and devouring anyone they can get their hands on. Brian (Bryan Barter) has found himself in the middle of the chaos, alone and not quite sure how to survive. Then he meets someone who has been waiting for the zombie apocalypse, Q (Kathryn Lyn), a tough as nails chick not afraid to go mano-a-mano with the walking dead. Together they set out to find a way to stay alive. Shot on location in Los Angeles and lit entirely with the … Read More »
The Butler from blackhawk content on Vimeo.
In this 30 second commercial we catch a butler as he calmly cleans blood off his hands. Award-winning commercial for the well known board game Clue, from Blackhawk Content. Directed by V. Blackhawk Aamodt. Cinematography by Academy Award nominee Barry Markowitz.
Award-winning documentary “The Ghost Riders”, chronicles the sacred journey as the youth of the Lakota Nation ride to honor their ancestors and prepare themselves to be the next leaders. Shot on location throughout South Dakota in the middle of winter, the young riders traveled on horseback on the same path Chief Spotted Tail, also known as Chief Big Foot, travelled over a 100 years early when he and his tribe were fleeing from the 7th Calvary. They never made it and were massacred at Wounded Knee. Now the young riders ride through the bitter cold to get to the mass grave site at Wounded Knee and then honor those who were murdered by the 7th Calvary. Produced, directed, shot and written by V. Blackhawk Aamodt. Narrated by Benjamin Bratt. Winner of the best documentary at the SF American Indian festival, … Read More »
Gary Hall Speedo commercial from blackhawk content on Vimeo.
Blackhawk Content worked with Olympic Gold medal swimmer Gary Hall for a commercial for Speedo. This spot explains the hardships Gary had to overcome in order to get himself to where he is now. Directed and edited by V. Blackhawk Aamodt.
Il Mutilato from blackhawk content on Vimeo.
A young man overcomes all obstacles despite a somewhat challenging physical condition. Award-winning short film entirely shot on super 8. Directed by V. Blackhawk Aamodt.
Fast talker- Jackson Hewitt commercial from blackhawk content on Vimeo.
The fastest talking man in the world explains the benefits of Jackson Hewitt's fast cash from Money Loans Now. Award-winning commercial directed by V. Blackhawk Aamodt.