Cisco Enterprise Video

A brand-new video for Cisco. This one came with impossibly high expectations.  Be as good as a million dollar spot the client had fallen in love with.  But with a good idea and good execution, it comes darn close.

Produced by Molly McEvoy for Camp Creative. Directed by Dave Mackie. Written by Richard Smith

Schwartz new CNO

For Immediate Release
Frank Schwartz inks deal with Ritz Productions.  San Francisco, CA May 14, 2010

Ritz Productions Inc announced today the hiring of Franklin J. Schwartz as Chief Napping Officer. As CNO, Schwartz will be in charge of lying there and doing nothing, except occasionally barking at people out the window.
“We’re excited that someone of Frank’s caliber would be available to us," said CEO, Richard Smith. “ I think it validates what we’re trying to do here at Ritz.”
For Schwartz it is a return of sorts. From 2008-2009 he served as VP of Shedding before leaving to found the startup

Come Prepared to Sin

(These headlines are culled from actual church bulletins)

The sermon this morning: 'Jesus Walks on the Water.' The sermon tonight: 'Searching for Jesus.'

Irving Benson and Jessie Carter were married on October 24 in the church. So ends a friendship that began in their school days.

At the evening service tonight, the sermon topic will be 'What Is Hell?' Come early and listen to our choir practice.

Please place your donation in the envelope along with the deceased person you want remembered.

The church will host an evening of fine dining, super entertainment and gracious hostility.

Potluck supper Sunday at 5:00pm - prayer and medication to follow.

The ladies of the Church have cast off clothing of every kind. They may be seen in the basement on Friday afternoon.

Ladies Bible Study will be held Thursday morning at 10am. All ladies are invited to lunch in the Fellowship Hall after the B. S. is done.

The eighth-graders will be presenting Shakespeare's Hamlet in the Church basement Friday at 7pm. The congregation is invited to attend this tragedy.

This evening at 7pm there will be a hymn singing in the park across from the Church. Bring a blanket and come prepared to sin.

The Salem Witch Trials

Sometimes the more challenging a project, the more creative the results. This series is proof. The History Channel came to us with an impossible task: take complex historical topics, explain them in a fresh, engaging way, and do it for almost no money. Our concept: find one of those professors that can really make a topic come alive, then animate their story on a digital chalkboard. The result is not quite like anything you’ve ever seen. This is one of eight videos in the series. The rest can be found here.

Narrated by Justin Bates

Series produced by George Young for Camp Creative. Animation by Cobra Creative. Content and Voice over on Jamestown by Professor Harry Chotner, NYU. Content and Voice Over on the rest provided by Justin Bates, The Stevenson School. Written and Directed by Richard Smith.