What is BRAIN FARM DIGITAL CINEMA
BRAIN FARM DIGITAL CINEMA is an independent, boutique production house focusing on the creation of action/adventure sport motion pictures, commercials and television programming of the finest quality. Headed by director/cinematographer, Curt Morgan, and working closely with professional snowboarder Travis Rice, Brain Farm continually pushes the caliber of its entertainment, raising the bar for the action/adventure sports world to follow.
Brain Farm prides itself on beautiful, vibrant hi-def cinematography and progressive new techniques to capture the action while inspiring viewers. The company works with the best talent, brands and production specialists in the business. Quality and creativity captured on state-of-the-art equipment comes first in every project.
Brain Farm regularly innovates new equipment to make client’s dreams come to life on film. For the box office hit “Jackass 3D,” Brain Farm helped to create the Phantom Gold 3D rig. They used the new equipment alongside director Spike Jonze to capture the amazing high-speed, 3D shots shown in slow motion during the film. Brain Farm also developed the first ever un-tethered Phantom HD water housing to capture unprecedented imagery for Quiksilver’s television and Web advertising campaigns. Look out for the latest 3D theatrical spot Brain Farm created for Red Bull when it airs this year.
Past and current clients include NBC/Universal, Toyota, Red Bull, Visa Black Card, National Geographic TV, Quiksilver, NBC/Universal, Subaru, ESPN, FUEL TV, the U.S. Marine Corp and more. www.brainfarmcinema.com
Who is Curt Morgan
Curt Morgan has quickly become the most sought after director/cinematographer in the active and action sports world. With Brain Farm Digital Cinema, Morgan’s now branched out beyond sports into nature, documentary, commercial and feature film shooting.
Morgan started his early days as a pro-snowboarder. After breaking his back three times, he decided it was time to change pace and follow his other talent for capturing awe-inspiring motion pictures. With a stint at film school under his belt, he set out to capture the buzz of the growing snowboarding movement. Today he has produced, directed, edited and/or shot over 10 films and racked up commissioned work for clients including Red Bull, NBC/Universal, Subaru, Visa Black Card, Quiksilver, Showtime, Fox, Oakley and National Geographic TV.
As President and Owner of the boutique production studio, Brain Farm Digital Cinema, Morgan’s latest projects have shaken the action sports world and captured the attention of filmmakers everywhere. The 2008 Morgan directed film, “That’s It, That’s All.” has been proclaimed the best snowboard movie of all-time with a look that rivals Discovery’s acclaimed Planet Earth series. Morgan and pro-snowboarder Travis Rice made it their mission to change the face of snowboard movies and set a new standard for quality in the action sports industry. ESPN called their 2008 project “the most visually stunning action sports movie ever!”
Beyond the sports realm, Morgan developed a Phantom Gold 3D rig for the box office hit, “Jackass 3D.” He worked alongside director Spike Jonze to get some amazing high-speed shots for the film. With his Brain Farm Digital Cinema crew, Morgan directed a TV campaign for Visa Black Card and was director of photography for a Subaru commercial aired during NBC’s “Green Week.”
What tools do they use?
Cameras and Camera Systems: Cineflex V14, Phantom HD Gold, Arri 235 35mm film Camera, Panasonic Varicam 3700, Sony F3, RED Epic, Canon 7D.
Specialty Camera Support: Cinema Truck, Cinema Ranger, IntelliJib Arm.
Tell us something about their latest project?
“The Art of FLIGHT” – equal parts of action and adventure mix with the inevitable drama encountered along the way. A new breed of action sports film comes to life as Red Bull Media House, in association with Brain Farm Digital Cinema, present “The Art of FLIGHT,” a Curt Morgan film. Two years in the making, “The Art of FLIGHT” gives iconic snowboarder Travis Rice and friends the opportunity to redefine what is possible in the mountains. Experience the highs, as new tricks are landed and new zones opened, alongside the lows, where avalanches, accidents and wrong-turns strike. For the first time, viewers join in the sometimes successful, often trying quest to open up new, unexplored mountains in remote corners of the world.
Immerse yourself in the cinematic experience as Brain Farm and their ever-expanding arsenal of filmmaking technology capture the dramatic beauty of the culture, wildlife and scenic landscapes the riders take in along the way. This fall, join in the ride as the creators of “That’s It, That’s All.” completely rewrite the formula for action sports cinema with “The Art of FLIGHT.”
More info on: http://www.artofflightmovie.com/
“The Art of FLIGHT” – snowboard film
“That’s It, That’s All.” – snowboard film
Subaru spot during “Green Week” – NBC/Universal
Quiksilver 2010 Board Short Campaign
Emmy Nominated “Young Jaws” TV show – Red Bull/FUEL TV
Visa Black Card – 2010 television advertisement campaign
National Geographic “Great Migrations”