We created two animated sections, along with titles, credits, and ambient event-space animations. Thanks to Jonathan Chapman | JCP for taking us along on this adventure.
Watch the full 10 minute short film. Or check out our animations around 3:45 and 8:10.
A short film highlighting the passion and intrigue surrounding the winter sport of dog sledding.
The film profiles Blake and Jennifer Freking, a musher family from Finland, Minnesota who care for 60+ purebred Siberian Huskies. With over 20 years of working with the breed, they have each competed in numerous long distance dog sled races such as the Iditarod, Yukon Quest, and John Beargrease Marathon. The film explores the challenges of living and raising a family off-grid in the snowiest region of Minnesota and captures the Frekings’ devotion to the sport, spirit of adventure, and commitment to the well being of their huskies.
Blake, Jennifer, Elena, & Nicole Freking
The Great Northern Festival
Make It. MSP.
Saint Paul Saints
Produced & Directed - JCP
Joseph McMahon - Editor
Tzvetelina Pramatarov - Producer
Jonathan Chapman - Director of Photography
Patrick Meehan - Cinematography & Drone
Justin Silvis - Camera Assistant
Caitlin Rae Hargarten - Illustrator
Sam Thompson - Animator
Sam Bohlken - Art Director
Seth Bohlken - Art Director
Ian Simpson - Story Development
John Fontana - Location Sound Mixer
Chris Joye - Music Composer
Dmitri Belichenko - Post Production Sound Designer
Jessica Zerby - Associate Producer
More information on The Great North Festival and their mission at: thegreatnorthernfestival.com
More on the Freking's at: racingsiberians.com
Just a little fun to kick off Eyeo Festival 2018.
We got cozy and inspired by some old Peanuts animations to create this holiday card for University of New England that features the paper-craft likeness of their president.
Can Can Wonderland is our favorite and first arts-based public benefit corporation in MN. Plus its a great place for a boozy milkshake and some pinball.
Putt putt your butt butt off and see how all their artist-designed mini-golf holes came to be through this documentary series.
For many years, we've collaborated with composer Mark Mallman to produce the opening night title sequence for the eyeo festival. It's been a tremendous joy to create highly original, hand-made animations that kick of each year to a live crowd here in Minneapolis.
Various animation techniques include stop motion + motion tracking of real world objects like dangling paper cubes or floating ping pong balls. We've also incorporated overhead projectors, clay, yarn and even racket balls.
Bard College at Simon's Rock is the incredibly acclaimed and highly rated college for students as young as 16. The college approached us to create videos and animated gifs for their email campaign. We had a ton of fun creating and animating students, campus landmarks and of course, llamas.
All music by Mark Mallman
We designed and produced this explainer video for Deluxe’s Short and Tweet grant program.
We've created multiple hand-made paper cutouts videos to help the Knight Foundation announce their various challenges including the Knight News Challenge, Knight Cities Challenge and Knight Community Information Lab.
Music by Mark Mallman
Our good friends at SENSEAI have created the app Kelvin Sense Thermometer. Through very creative and magical computer/math technologies that we don't even try to understand, you can take ambient temperatures with your smartphone. Whoa!
Learn and see more @ Kelvin Sense Thermometer
Like Screen Printing on the Cheap, we got to work with the awesome designer Nate Geon Johannes
In conjunction with our friends The Perennial Plate and Intrepid Travel, this film was edited with footage filmed over 12 countries in 14 months. We've never had the pleasure to work with clips so beautiful and so worldly. This was a very exciting project for us to lend a post-production-hand to!
Inspired by this video? See more of their travel and sustainable food videos:
And find out more about all the amazing destinations available to visit:
We are part of a 5 artist collective called Screen Printing on the Cheap (SPOTC). We self published a book cleverly titled "Screen Printing: On the Cheap." Squawk created all the video content for the project.
As educated artists, we have been conditioned to rely on making art in facilities we simply cannot afford. Screen Printing on the Cheap demonstrates a “new school” of screen printing and makes the process more accessible to the community. In turn, screen printing makes their creative work more accessible to the masses.
This do-it-yourself book project instructs how to screen print out of your living space and design a semiprofessional shop with a modest budget. By utilizing cumulative knowledge from industry professionals, artists and entrepreneurs throughout Minneapolis, we have created the most comprehensive how-to book about screen printing at home.
Learn more about the project at: screenprintingonthecheap.com
Using paper, glue aaaand a computer we created this little save the date animation for our wedding. A little road trip through our past from Milwaukee to Minneapolis, where we now call home.