Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Video Contest News Picks Gravity for Top 25!

Looks like Beardy at Video Contest News still doesn't quite grasp the gravitas of our commercial, but it still made his Top 25!

Suck it Beardy:)

The Colorist - Coming Soon!

I will be launching a new site devoted entirely to the art and science of Color Grading for television and feature films. The Colorist will feature in depth HD training for Apple Color, DaVinci Resolve, Assimilate Scratch, Autodesk Smoke and RedCine-X.

Coming first quarter of 2012! Stay tuned for updates!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gravity and the Girl Website!

Our new website for our Doritos commercial "Gravity", is now live at! Check it out for all things "Gravity"!

Pug Attack Sound Designer Likes Gravity!

I got a nice email from Patrick Knipe, the sound designer on last year's million dollar winning spot, "Pug Attack". He was cool enough to wish me luck and said, "Your commercial is really good, great job, it had me laughing". Thanks Patrick!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Video Contest News Says Gravity is Top Twenty!

Beardy over at Video Contest News was nice enough to review "Gravity".

Here is what he said, "This one is a really strong submission. The effects and photography are great and it was very well cast and acted and good call on having your actress wear those shorts. Right now I’d say your spot is one of the 20 best I’ve seen so far."

Thanks Beardy! Keep up the great work you are doing for the video contest community.

Fifth Graders Love Gravity!

Here is an email we recieved from a fifth grade teacher in San Diego.

"So, I showed the "new" Doritos spec to all 3 grps. today...they are completely entranced, and if you, Lauren and Luis ever wanted to boost your ego/day, you could come to speak to all my classes. They are all completely into this commercial (Look at the way she's standing! Notice how she sighs...and Luis, that impish grin--they can all relate!) If my students could vote, you all would WIN in a heartbeat. Thanks, as always, for keeping us updated. I know Doritos sales are soaring in Southcrest." - Terry

Those are some smart kids, I still have no idea what impish means:) Thanks Terry!

Doritos® - Gravity - 15,000 Hits & Still Climbing!

We now have over 15,000 views of "Gravity" on Vimeo! Which is a great honor, since Vimeo is the place for video professionals to share their work. Thanks guys!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Doritos® - Gravity - Rock Climbing/ Bouldering Reviews - Part 4

Just like the voices in Kevin Costner's head, "If you build it, they will come", my voices said, "If you film it, they will watch." And they have, and they continue to do so in great numbers. "Gravity" continues to be a big hit with climbers the world over and is now featured on the The Northeast Climbing Magazine,, as well as the russian version of Facebook,

Gravity is also featured on the blog for, where they compare our commercial against a spot from Citibank and Sector Watches. Here is what they said, "Doritos has their own view on rock climbing. This one may be the most accurate of the three. I've certainly had this happen a few times, but my belayer is usually reaching for a piece of pie."

It's a great compliment to have our commercial compared to professionally produced spots. I think Touchstone Climbing thought ours was a real commercial. Shhhh, don't tell them, just let them enjoy it:)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Doritos® - Gravity Alternate Ending - Crash the Super Bowl 2012

This is the alternate ending version of "Gravity". This one is for all of you who were worried about what happens to the girl. Now you know:) Hope you like it as much as the original version. Cheers!

Click here to see the original version on Vimeo.

A commercial for Doritos.

Three friends experience the highs and lows of rock climbing.

Starring: Luis Galindo, Thomas Meaney and Lauren Johnson
Written, Directed, Edited, Composited and Graded by: Michael Eggert
Assistant Director: Laurie Shishino
Sound Design by: Marty Vites
Key Grip: Albert Salazar
Rigger: Patrick Meaney
Music by: Gioachino Rossini - Overture to "Barber of Seville"

Shot on location at Stoney Point.

Shot on a two hacked Panasonic GH1's at ISO 100, 23.976 fps, with a Vivitar 17mm f3.5, Canon FD 20mm f2.8, Canon FL 35mm f2.5, Canon FL 55mm f1.2, Rainbow Imaging FL/FD Adapter and LightCraft Workshop Fader ND.

Sansdisk Extreme Class 10 SDHC Card.

Rode Video Mic Pro.

Tascam DR-07.

Edited in Final Cut Pro.

Sound Designed and Mixed in Garage Band.

Composited in After Effects.

Color Graded in Color.

Check out the original version on the Dortos "Crash The Superbowl" website

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Friday, December 2, 2011

Doritos® - Gravity - Rock Climbing/ Bouldering Reviews - Part 3

It now looks like "Gravity" has made it all the way to the Netherlands and Slovenia! We are now featured on the Slovenian site, where they said "Pazljivo izberite soplezalca", which loosely translates to "Carefully select the climber." And we are on the Dutch site where they entitled "Gravity" as "Flaw filmpje" which might mean "Light movie", at this point I can't really be sure anymore:)


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Doritos® - Gravity - 5 Stars!

Our Doritos commercial "Gravity", has a five star rating over on!

Thanks guys!