Show Category: Christmas Barrel

The Mouse Before Christmas

The Mouse Before Christmas

Mike Hammari found this delightful little children’s book by Michael Garland and decided it would make a lovely video for our Christmas Barrel YouTube channel. He had Matthew Stumphy do the narration, and handled all the motion graphics himself. The illustrations themselves are from the book.

Jeremey Lappert – Hark the Herald Angels Sing

For this Christmas Barrel video, we took a stab at entering the world of 360° virtual reality. We shot using our Sony FS700 and Odyssey 7Q at 4K. We had to attach a special parabolic mirror to the front of the lens that was made by a company called EyeSee360 called a “360 One VR.”… Read more »

Gary, Ted & Bob Meet Santa

Gary, Ted & Bob Meet Santa

We had a very limited crew on this one, and were lucky that friends let us shoot late into the night in their living room. We shot on the Sony FS700 with my Odyssey 7Q, and lit with LED fresnels. The moving shots were done using my 4-foot old-school speed rail slider. We didn’t have… Read more »

How to Make Candy Canes

How to Make Candy Canes

Logan’s Candies, in Ontario, California, does live demonstrations while they make their various confections. We caught up with them during their run up to Christmas 2015, and were able to film the way they make candy canes. Shot on the Sony FS700 with Odyssey 7Q.

Christmas Time Hacks

Christmas Time Hacks

We shot this Christmas Barrel video over the course of a couple of days at several locations and with a lot of props. We never did get the sluice of candy falling through the stocking to work properly, so Mike had to do it in post, but otherwise, we were fairly happy with the results…. Read more »

I’m So So Sorry, Santa

I'm So So Sorry, Santa

Considered by many to be one of our more warped videos on Christmas Barrel, this music video features music and a head from a guy called Dan Riley, and the body of a little girl named Lux. Mike Hammari provided the compositing, and suddenly we have a very creepy little boy apologizing to Santa Claus… Read more »

Feast of St. Thomas Uncovered

Feast of St. Thomas Uncovered

This is one of our favorite Christmas Barrel movies. It’s the second of our “On Point with Todd Zestermann” episodes, and it deals with a traditional European holiday that falls into the Christmas season. We shot on the Sony FS700 at multiple locations and with a substantiall cast for such a short film.

I’m Going to be Mad

I'm Going to be Mad

Here’s a Christmas Barrel video devoted to the notion that while not everyone always gets what they want for Christmas, it’s best to avoid ingratitude. The song “I’m Gonna Be Mad” was written and recorded by Physics Club. The video was shot on the Sony FS700 to make 240fps possible, with lighting coming from a… Read more »

And They Were Sore Afraid

And They Were Sore Afraid 1

We shot part of this ridiculous Christmas Barrel sketch out in some desert/wilderness our director Mike Hammari was familiar with, and the other part on a theatrical stage inside of a church (perhaps rather fittingly) in front of a blue screen. Our DP nearly wasn’t able to find the outdoor location in the middle of… Read more »

Not Much of a Wonderland

Not Much of a Wonderland

We shot the entirety of this delightful little music video on a green screen with the Sony FS700. Our director, Mike Hammari, was the only one who knew how this was really all going to cut together and work with the backgrounds he was going to be adding in post. He did quite well guiding… Read more »