Nationwide Network Coverage for RunawayTrain Productions Visual Talents

Airing on Public Television in 2012, the feature length, HD documentary film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time explores the life of conservation legend Aldo Leopold in the early part of the twentieth century and the many ways his land ethic idea continues to be applied all over the world today. Emmy-Award winning narrator, Peter Coyote, is the voice of Aldo Leopold and Runaway Train Productions created the film’s graphic package.

“When we got the call from the U.S. Forest Service, who produced the documentary, we were thrilled to be a part of this project. What we ended up designing was a classic nature feel for the graphics, but we also wanted rich colors and modern aspects to them as well,” said Runaway Train Productions President, Brock Sherman.

“What is exciting about Green Fire is that it is more than just a documentary about Aldo Leopold,” said Leopold’s Foundation Executive Director Buddy Huffaker, “it also explores the influence his ideas have had in shaping the conservation movement as we know it today by highlighting some really inspiring people and organizations doing great work to connect people and the natural world in ways that even Leopold might not have imagined.”

Before airing nationally on PBS, premieres of Green Fire will take place in major markets around the country this year along with community screenings held by local organizers.

Still frame taken from GreenFire Open.

RunawayTrainProductions places in 2010 Mark Awards.

     

The annual Mark Awards competition is a member service of the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing, and recognizes outstanding achievement and excellence in marketing from networks, cable companies, and their agencies. Award recipients are known throughout the cable and entertainment world as “best in class.”

Nearly 700 entries are judged annually. Roughly 200 Gold, Silver and Bronze winners are selected by more than 100 elite marketers during a rigorous judging process.

The awards were announced October 18, 2010 at the Summit in New Orleans by CTAM President and CEO Char Beales “The Mark Awards isn’t just about winning entries and outstanding creative. It’s about the people who work diligently in our industry and crank out the best work year after year”.

 

RunawayTrain Productions snagged a silver award for its work for International Media Distribution’s NCTA Sizzle Reel: 2009 Rebrand Video, and was in good company with other heavy hitters HBO, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Networks and Cox Communications.

 

Beales continues; “New in 2010, we asked the finalists to send in their photos, and we whipped up a couple of photo montages to honor the winners”. See RunawayTrain Productions photos along with all the winners at:

 

http://www.ctam.com/html/markawards/pastwinners/2010/winners-2010.htm

 

RunawayTrain Productions garners Regional Emmy

As reported by The Brian Allmer Media Network:

http://brianallmerradionetwork.wordpress.com/

Western Dairy Association’s (WDA) board of directors, dairy farm families and staff members met with Smart Slice Pizza partners on July 19 to celebrate a five-year, farm-to-fork partnership that resulted in the creation of a “smart”, fresh, healthy, low-fat pizza offering that can be delivered hot to schools.

Celebrating Smart Slice Pizza Partnership

The collaboration began with St. Vrain Valley School District’s request for a healthier pizza made with low-fat commodity cheese meeting USDA’s strict standards. Dairy farm families through WDA and Dairy Management Inc. teamed up with Domino’s Pizza and Leprino Foods to formulate, pilot test and roll out a new pizza that is delivered fresh and hot to schools; uses low-fat commodity cheese; is cost, labor and energy efficient; supports local business; AND would be eaten by pizza’s toughest critics – school kids.

“The partnership’s project not only won the approval of USDA and St. Vrain School District’s food service team, it won the taste buds of students. The program is now rolling out via Domino’s new national program,” says Cindy Haren, WDA’s chief executive officer.

To make the project even more successful, WDA’s film and educational materials which were developed to educate food service, school and community leaders, and parents won the region’s top news broadcast award, a Heartland Emmy Award.

The specifics of the award:

Informational/Instructional Feature/Segment
“Pizza Day – A Win-Win For Everybody”

Takeda Entertainment, Inc., Denver

Scott Takeda, Director/Writer

Daniel Dvorak, Director of Photography

Brock Sherman, Art Director

Tami Anderson, Senior Producer

Erin Johnson, Creative Director

Visit Western Dairy Association and see the video:

http://westerndairyassociation.org/schools/pizza-at-school/

Film Festival Finalist

48 Hour Film Festival

48 Hour Film Festival

“Game Over” the sci-fi entry by Brock Sherman, creative director at RunawayTrain Productions, in Denver, Colorado and Scott Takeda of Takeda Entertainment, Inc. has made the finals for the 2010 48 hour Film Project in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Here are the Best Films of Albuquerque 2010

“Game Over” by: Game One Productions:

genre: Sci Fi

“The Adventures of Roscoe and Buster” by: Walkie Talkies

genre: Adventure Serial

“Chamber No. 6” by: LindeleMedia

genre: Film Noir

“Drop Dead Gorgeous” by: No Strings

genre: Silent Film

“Engaged” by: 48 High Offical Unit Raptors

genre: Sci Fi

“The Farm” by: HeatStroke Productions

genre: Thriller/Suspense

“Jane Backer” by Bogwood Films

genre: Film de Femme

“L’americano” by: Ultimatum Pictures

genre: Foreign

“The Marvelous Misadventures of Maximillian Gunn and Jewel Cassidey” by: Fire Born Films

genre: Adventure Serial

“MonoType” by: Pancho Segway

genre: Time Travel/Doppelganger

“Pool Shark” by: The In-Famous El Guapos

genre: Thriller

“The Space Adventures of Little Hispanic Boy and Ginger” by: L.A.M.E. Productions

genre: Adventure Serial

Check back to see the results or check

http://www.48hourfilm.com/



RunawayTrain Productions produces more award winners for AJA

2010 Telly Award Winner

2010 Telly Award Winner

June 23, 2010

Grass Valley, CA (June 23, 2010) — AJA is honored to report that four of the company’s promotional videos have been recognized with 2010 Telly Awards.

The Telly Awards honor the best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the web. The four pieces, produced and directed by AJA, shot by Val Camp and OffHollywood, and posted by Runawaytrain Productions, LTD, were recognized in both the Agency Work and Sales categories:

Nabbing the top 2010 Silver Telly Award were:

AJA was also recognized with a 2010 Bronze Telly Award in the Sales Category for the AJA Ki Pro and Apple video.

Other recent awards garnered by RunawayTrain Productions include:

Sales

Runawaytrain Productions, LTD.
AJA Video Systems Inc. AJA NAB 2010 Show Reel      -Production Co./Ad Agency Demo Reel

Runawaytrain Productions, LTD.
AJA Video Systems Inc. AJA IoExpress Product Launch   –  Sales
2010 Bronze Telly Award

Runawaytrain Productions, LTD.
AJA Video Systems Inc. AJA KiPro And Apple Inc.    -Sales
2010 Silver Telly Award
Takeda Entertainment, Inc
Buick GMC Show Open     -Corporate Image

Sales Tools for Corporations

Hudspeth and Associates

RunawayTrain Productions in Denver, Colorado has been contracted by Hudspeth and Associates Inc., to develop a new series of capabilities briefs for its sales team. The primary assets will be developed using PowerPoint embedded with video elements, as well as a printed “leave behind” to provide the H&A sales force a cohesive branded message that is informative and memorable.

Rob Levitt, president of Hudspeth and Associates was named Ernst and Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” in the Rocky Mountain Region in 2009. Levitt was aware of RunawayTrain’s reputation for solid creative and high production values. “We had used RunawayTrain Productions for our brochure and web design and they exceeded our expectations, so when we decided we needed a capabilities brief presentation we knew who to call.”

“For years we had been developing our own marketing materials including our PowerPoint presentations, but after the positive response from our brochure and web design, we felt it was time to refresh all our collateral, and refine the brand” Levitt continues. Having a sales tool with a consistent, focused message helps our sales force communicate more effectively and ultimately close more business.”

The presentations are designed in a modular fashion enabling sales reps to easily tailor their message to a specific prospect without re-writing or “designing” their own slides.  Hudspeth envisions two base presentations one for public and one for private sales pitches, with optional slides and background templates, graphs and charts within the brand specifications.

“RunawayTrain Productions is primarily known for concept to completion video production services, but in this case PowerPoint was the right solution”, says Natisha Walton Vice President and Executive Producer. “Our goal is to create solutions that serve our clients’ needs, regardless of the deliverable. Sure, it’s PowerPoint, but we’ll make it sing”

Founded in 1999, Hudspeth & Associates, Inc. in Englewood, Colorado specializes in abatement services, general construction services and environmental remediation. This Small Business and GSA Schedule holder company is leading the way in general construction and remediation throughout the western United States.

After the capabilities briefs are distributed to the sales team, H&A plans a brand refresh including, a logo update, a design standards toolkit and a video production focused on H&A’s innovation and dedication in safety procedures.

“Stack like a Pro”

RunawayTrain Productions in Denver, Colorado has just completed work on an instructional DVD for SPEED STACKS, “the leader in sport stacking” located in Englewood, Colorado.

SPEED STACKS realized that to build awareness and interest in the sport they needed a comprehensive strategy. Educating new users was critical to their success so they called on RunawayTrain Productions in Denver, Colorado to create an instructional DVD.  The DVD features a hands-on demonstration of stacking techniques from the most basic to those used by world record holders. RunawayTrain added motion graphic animation, instructor interviews, and scenes of student “speed stackers” to create a comprehensive and compelling marketing tool.

We’ll be the first to admit that the thought of “stacking a bunch of plastic cups in a PE class sounds downright silly—much the same as it did when in 1891, Professor James Naismith suggested we throw a ball into a peach basket on the side of a barn.  But just look how far the game of BASKETBALL has come today!

This “game” of stacking cups has its origins in a youth recreation center in southern California back in the early 1980s. Stacking has recently gained credibility in the fitness community as a viable addition to youth fitness.

President and Founder of SPEED STACKS, Bob Fox, describes the response to speed stacking in the educational community: “There are two things we hear time and time again from physical educators: “My students absolutely LOVE Sport Stacking” and “This is one of the best, if not THE best, units in my PE curriculum.”

University studies on students involved in Sport Stacking have shown improvement in hand-eye coordination and reaction time; increased activation of both sides of the brain; improvement in reading comprehension skills; and energy expenditure similar to other activities commonly taught in physical education classes today.

Part of SPEED STACKS’s business model is to sell stacking equipment, but they go well beyond a simple shopping cart model. Their website gives information to stackers about starting a club or finding existing clubs. They inform teachers and community leaders on the benefits of the sport. They operate an equipment loaner program. They publish a calendar of tournament events, and most recently started the PE4life/Speed Stacks Sport Pack Grant Program for underprivileged children.

get your “stack-on”  at http://www.speedstacks.com/

Speed Stacks Founder: Bob Fox

Speed Stacks Founder: Bob Fox