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Outerlands


A Documentary Series

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Outerlands


A Documentary Series

SLACKER BACKER NOW AVAILABLE!

For all our international friends, potential backers that missed out during the Kickstarter campaign period, and those who wanted or needed some alternate ways to support the project, we're very happy to be working with The Humble Bundle to offer up two Slacker Backer options! A regular edition digital download and a special edition digital download. As with our Kickstarter backers, your downloads will not be available until July 2015. You could, of course, wait until then, but every dollar that comes in now is another dollar we can spend making Outerlands even better!

THE PEOPLE AND CULTURE OF VIDEOGAMES

A NEW KICKSTARTER FROM AREA 5. SUCCESFULLY FUNDED! : bit.ly/outerlands

OUTERLANDS SHORTS

Two examples that we released during the Kickstarter campaign that show the kind of content we're shooting for!

Rich Vreeland is Disasterpeace

Frank's Magazine Collection & The First Super Mario Bros. Review

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The Last of Us


Naughty Dog / Sony

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The Last of Us


Naughty Dog / Sony

GROUNDED is now on Amazon Instant and YouTube- for FREE!

Naughty Dog, creators of the multiple-award-winning Uncharted videogame series, were set to make a huge impact with their latest creation. An unusual studio with a unique, collaborative approach to videogame development, they needed an equally collaborative production team.

The Documentary

A feature-length exploration of the game's creation, GROUNDED: Making the Last of Us is a love letter to the trials of exploring new territory. There are no road maps or guide books for creating a new world. The only way through is to fail—over and over again. This is the story of how a team of artists, musicians, programmers, writers, actors, filmmakers, playtesters, and a lonely UI designer—came together and pushed each other to build something larger than themselves.

 

The Series

Through the course of five, short documentary episodes, key features of The Last of Us  are shown.

 

The Beauty of Abandonment  

A wordless study of the world, events, and characters through the lens of art. Set to a musical score from composer Gustavo Santaolalla.

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I Am Street Fighter


Capcom

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I Am Street Fighter


Capcom

I Am Street Fighter: 25 Years of Inspiration

NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE AND IN FULL. WATCH BELOW. (1 Million Views and Counting)

 

For one of the longest-running game franchises in history, Street Fighter creators Capcom needed something exceedingly special to accompany the release of their 25th anniversary edition of the game.  AREA 5 produced, shot, edited, and finished a documentary that spans three countries, more than two decades, and tells the story of how a game not only birthed an entire genre, but changed the lives of a generation. More information in the blog post.

 

Compressed Schedule

With only four months from conception to completion, AREA 5 finished the documentary in time for its inclusion in the 25th Anniversary boxed set.

 

Localization

AREA 5 is no stranger to foreign shoots and leveraging local talent. Thanks to expert partner 8-4, Ltd.,  we think no one will notice that we don't speak Japanese.

Research

We pulled together a shooting schedule that featured a powerful selection of subjects and locations in a matter of weeks.

 

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Clients


And Capabilities

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Clients


And Capabilities

Trust

Feature-length documentaries, live-action commercials, weekly programs, trailers, motion design and animation, marketing and product videos, viral promotions, live-to-tape event production and coverage, all with a meticulous commitment to quality and staying on budget has made AREA 5 a go-to choice for top brands.

We've done it all: Ultra-HD (4K), 3D, motion-controlled timelapse like our shoots for the IMAX feature Panama, and quick, budget-conscious trailers for independent videogames and Kickstarter projects (including our own!). Even product and mobile app shoots for product launches. Reels and rates are available by request.

Here's a partial list of those who have trusted AREA 5 with their content needs.

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Experience

AREA 5's strength comes from well over a half-century of combined, cutting edge, real-world problem solving in a huge range of production situations. Working with AREA 5 isn’t just hiring crew. You’re getting craftspeople that find the tales behind the facts and the stories behind the bullet points.

I. Pre-production:

  • Storyboards and animatics
  • Treatments and scriptwriting
  • Location scouting
  • Budgeting
  • Scheduling
  • Equipment sourcing
  • Sub-contracting

And with AREA 5, Brainstorming is always free!

II. Production:

  • All Above-the-line roles: Producers, Directors, Directors of Photography, etc.
  • 2D in 2K, 4K and 6K resolutions
  • Stereoscopic 3D in 2K (HD) and 4K (UltraHD) resolutions
  • Motion-control time-lapse in stereoscopic 3D and 2D in 2K, 4k, and 6K resolutions
  • Full live-to-tape and Internet live streaming production services.

III. Advanced post production services include:

  • Editing
  • Motion design and 3D animation for graphics and VFX in 2D and sterescopic 3D
  • Audio mixing in stereo, 5.1, or 7.1
  • Full color grading of footage for match, enhancement, and stylization
  • Physical and cloud-services footage archival
  • Full green/blue screen keying and motion tracking for live action, simulated screen images, and VFX
  • Direct feed video and off-screen capture for mobile devices, videogame consoles, computer desktop apps, etc.
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Team


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Team


Jason
Bertrand

Editing, Camera, Direction, Production
Jumping straight into the production world from college, Jason has been editing and shooting inspired work for over a decade. Moving seamlessly between any style of cinematography and editing, Jason’s vital commitment to storytelling is what brings every AREA 5 production to life.

Matt
Chandronait

Production, Motion Design, BizDev, Editing
With a twelve-year career in web and print design starting in 1994, and an animation career starting in 2006, Matt is strident in his commitment to quality for both front-end VFX work and back-end production, business, and finance for AREA 5.

Ryan
O'Donnell

Direction, Editing, Camera, Creative
Chief creative strategist for AREA 5, Ryan has been producing cutting-edge content since 2002 and revolutionized web video with “The 1UP Show” in 2005. Thirteen years of hands-on direction, cinematography, and editing experience for feature-length documentaries, weeklies, and short, inspired web videos make him a master storyteller in all formats.

Cesar
Quintero

Camera, Direction, Production, Color
A specialist of production techniques in college and after, Cesar is the AREA 5 expert to turn to for all things visual. His decade-long devotion to mastering gear during production, and mastering color in post, gives AREA 5 the ideal pipeline for finishing the most original and dynamic images; moving or still, on time and on budget.

Rick
Curnutte

Financial Backing, Production
With a solid background in film production and criticism, Rick saw an opportunity to become part of a team that would share his passion for creating work of the highest quality.