Using Video for Effective Email Marketing

Email marketing has been growing with increasing popularity in recent years. There are countless email marketing companies out there who offer solutions to branding in the form of one of modern society’s most preferred forms of communication. Maybe you see the benefit of email marketing or maybe 99.9% of your emails end up in the trash. Whatever the case, you can’t deny the popularity of email marketing and that means that email marketers must be doing something right. If you are a business owner, chances are that email marketing has crossed your mind. But have you considered the benefits of…

Zyliss Control Knives Case Study

At Sparkhouse, we pride ourselves on creating videos with bold storytelling, cinematic production value, and exciting innovation. Recently, we partnered with Zyliss on a video marketing campaign for their new line of Zyliss Control knives. Getting to Know the Client:  Zyliss  All our projects begin and end with the client.  Because we don’t confine ourselves to just one industry, we can tailor our approach and our design to make it work perfectly for each client. We spend a lot of time at the beginning of each project getting to know the client and what drives their business. Zyliss develops all their kitchen tools…

Sparkhouse is Officially a Certified Minority Business Enterprise

It’s official! Your favorite video production service is now officially certified as a minority-owned business. We are so excited to share this announcement with you, so we thought we’d tell you a little about what the certification is and what it means for you. Congratulations! The Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) is a prestigious certification that distinguishes us from all the other video services out there. We always knew we were the best, but now we have this shiny new certificate to prove it! Just kidding. We have the certificate to show that our business prides itself on our diverse viewpoints…

Tips for Using Video for Social Media Marketing

The popularity of video in marketing has risen in recent years. We aren’t aware of a decrease in literacy (though the replacement of emoticons for words might say otherwise) but perhaps it tickles a certain part of the brain that enjoys the easiness of visual stimulation over reading all those words on that tiny screen. At any rate, companies would be smart to take full advantage of this marketing trend. We think a good place to start with this topic is on the subject of social media. We apologize in advance for all the words. Why Social Media? Video is…

Forge54: Another Huge Success!

Sparkhouse is proud to be a part of the 4th Annual Forge54 skilled giving weekend. We had our biggest year yet, with over 120 volunteers donating more than $500,000 in marketing services to Illumination Foundation. What Went Down A lot happened in 54 hours. Our volunteers consumed 1200 meals, 540 cups of coffee, 130 energy drinks, and 240 beers. Oh, and they completed an insane number of projects! The projects were divided among teams covering internal marketing, events, social media, design, messaging, public relations, photography, video, digital, and mobile. Coming from more than twenty agencies and fifteen schools, our teams…

October is time to Prep for Holiday Videos

It’s prep time for holiday videos! Are you planning on creating videos for this holiday season? Now is the time to start prepping. Many of our clients are getting ready for this holiday season by producing some eye catching videos and you should too! Here are some ideas of how you can team up with Sparkhouse this holiday season to create video that will stand out and drive sales before 2016 comes to a close. Product Videos Why just tell people about your product when you can show them? Customers aren’t just buying your product — they’re buying the lifestyle of…

August Work: Video. Photography. Website

Video. Photography. Website. We created a company video, website video and photography for RESSAC Climate Control.  Check out the latest case study to see the work and learn why their CEO said “The final product was more than I expected” View Case Study Here. FLYING HIGH IN A DRONE We are excited about our latest investment into a brand new DJI 4k Drone!  Our team has been spending the afternoons practicing drone shots of Torrey playing various sports around OC. Check out the Video Here. HOW FRESH? ZYLISS FRESH! Zyliss just launched a new line of glass and plastic food…

RESSAC Climate Control – CASESTUDY

Video. Photography. Website. When RESSAC Climate Control asked us to create a brand video for them we knew there was an opportunity for something special. Founded in 1929, this company has been passed down for generations and is currently lead by Nick Rohan CEO. RESSAC specializes in maintenance, installation and servicing of commercial HVAC systems in California. They’ve earned trust up and down the Gold Coast, and now they looked to gain attention from potential customers nationwide. Our team hit the ground running with research into the history of the company, industry and competition. We developed a concept for a…

What’s the ROI of my video?

People come to Sparkhouse for video production because they know we make amazing, eye-catching videos. But as engaging as our videos are, how do we know what they are actually accomplishing? How do we know what the ROI of our videos are? Measuring views alone is very outdated. Luckily for all of us, video is one of the most trackable content marketing media outlets out there. Determining ROI is easy, and there are several tracking methods depending on what your revenue goals are. Here are the three basic steps: Step 1: Track campaign costs This part is pretty simple. It’s…

Sparkhouse teams up with Balcony Living to launch Balcony Bar

Sparkhouse is excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Balcony Living to launch their first product, the Balcony Bar. It’s an innovative attachable tabletop surface that transforms your balcony into a bar with a view. The Balcony Bar is designed as a portable alternative to difficult-to-move tables used in backyards and patios. Where the traditional outdoor table is limited to one location and blocks views, the Balcony Bar clamps onto your railing to create an instant surface great for drinks, food, plants and even décor items. The Balcony Bar allows people to sit higher than a table making it…

April: What’s in our glass?

8 rules for effective video content marketing Video is becoming an increasingly popular addition to content marketing due it its shareable and engaging nature. Whether you have a well developed content marketing strategy or you’re just getting started, you need to make sure you are using video effectively in order to reach your goals. READ MORE SO WHAT’S IN OUR GLASS? The team here at Sparkhouse had a lot of fun filming this example of what we can create here in our studio (maybe a little too much fun)! Check out the full video to find out what’s in our…

Sparkhouse’s Alyssa Lahham receives OCBJ Women in Business award nomination

Alyssa was nominated for her operations and marketing contributions to Sparkhouse, her volunteer role as Co-Executive Director of Forge 54, and all of her past experience in marketing and account management. Congrats Alyssa! We’re very proud.   About the OCBJ Women in Business Awards: The 22nd Annual Women in Business Awards Luncheon & Program honors five exceptional business and professional OC women. The award winners will be announced at the luncheon on May 4, 2016. The WIB special supplement, publishing on April 11, 2016 will preview the program, featuring profiles and photos of this year’s nominees plus articles of interest.  

8 rules for effective video content marketing

By Alyssa Lahham Video is becoming an increasingly popular addition to content marketing due it its shareable and engaging nature. In a Demand Metric study, a whopping 82 percent of companies using video for content marketing reported it to be successful. Whether you have a well developed content marketing strategy or you’re just getting started, you need to make sure you are using video effectively in order to reach your goals. Here are some guidelines we recommend following so that your content marketing videos are as successful as possible:  Set goals first Start with your end goal in mind, and…

Privacy Pop Video Goes Viral

Last month, we finished up a super fun video project for Privacy Pop. The piece was designed to be an engaging, high energy video driven by its music and simple stylized titles. It’s a lively video with 360 product shots and quick cuts that show Privacy Pop’s versatility, ease of use, and creative design. The video was launched on Privacy Pop’s Facebook page. After only five days, it had 200,000 views. After just one month, total views catapulted to over 3 million! The effectiveness of the video was far beyond what Privacy Pop Founder Eric Mear ever envisioned. Eric was…

Sparkhouse and IMW Agency Win ADDY Award for DENSO

Sparkhouse was awarded a Bronze OC ADDY Award for their work on their DENSO video, “One Small Piece,” in the category of internet commercials. The video was a collaboration with IMW Agency. The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDYs, is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 40,000 entries every year in local AAF Club (Ad Club) competitions. The mission of the American Advertising Awards competition is to recognize and reward the creative spirit of excellence in the art of advertising. The Orange County ADDY competition brought together the best local talent to recognize and reward creative…

You’re gonna dig what we just did

By Harvey Kaner So who would have dreamed, when we started our journey with Wells of Life, that our work would include donating enough to build our own well? I mean, yes, we were excited about creating a new brand identity, mission and vision for this very worthy organization. And a marketing campaign that included a website, app, videos and a bunch of other work. But never did we think that we’d actually end up funding a well that would change the lives of rural Ugandan villagers. But that’s exactly what’s happened. During the 2015 Forge 54 weekend, Founder Nick…

10 Ways to Grow Your Business with Video

A Guide by Torrey Tayenaka and Alyssa Lahham at Sparkhouse We all know that video is an essential tool in today’s marketing landscape. It’s the most effective way to connect with your audience and advance your goals, especially as video traffic continues to rise. Estimates show that by 2019, consumer internet video traffic will make up 80 percent of all consumer internet traffic, and having a video on your site keeps viewers eyes on your page for twice as long as without a video. So why wait? Here are 10 tips to get you started. Pick a few ideas that…

6 Steps to Video Success on Facebook Using Silent Videos

By Torrey Tayenaka It’s 2016, and the times are changing once again for video, It’s time to start focusing on silent video again.   Why you ask? Well, people are now watching 100 million hours of video on Facebook every day! Think about how people view their Facebook feed, often silently scrolling on their phone and secretly viewing their endless feed at work. That means many of these views are coming from mobile autoplays, which are silent or in a cubicle where volume is not an option. So what does that mean for video advertisers? That video you made for…

The Sparkhouse Bowl – Our Favorite Super Bowl Ads in Our Own Made Up Categories

By Alyssa Lahham Advertisers spent a record $377 million on air time alone for Super Bowl ads this year, averaging $5 million for a 30 second spot. With that much skin in the game, there were some great spots. Here are our favorite Super Bowl commercials in our own made up categories: Best Performance by an Animal Heinz – Weiner Stampede Can’t. Stop. Watching. Such. Cute. Puppies. Just don’t think about what happens next. Best Comedy Doritos – Ultrasound We would be safe announcing Doritos will win this for 2017 too. Doritos never disappoints in this category. Best Celebrity Endorsement…

10 Ways to Get Organized in 2016

(and create more free time in the process!) By Alyssa Lahham Whether your new year’s resolution is to be more punctual, to advance your career, or to just do you, being organized will help you accomplish your goals. Being well organized decreases stress, increases productivity, and preps you for any curve balls that may fly at you. Here are a few tips that have worked for us: Start with scheduling – We think Sunrise is the best app to combine all of your calendars. The user interface is intuitive, and we love being able to send a single link to show…

Torrey receives Above and Beyond Award from Angel Light Academy

For his involvement in Sparkhouse, Filmed Academy of the Arts, The Cinematic Arts Experience, Ad2OC, Kite Patch, Forge 54 and EvaDrop Smart Shower– Torrey was recently honored by the Angel Light Academy with the Above and Beyond Award for 2015. Angel Light Academy’s Leadership Training Institute will be honoring local citizens who have proven excellence in community leadership and service. This event was established in 2009 as a grass roots recognition program for the “doers” of our local communities. Each of the honorees has demonstrated they consistently go above and beyond and are nominated by their peers for this prestigious…

What is Sparkhouse?

What is Sparkhouse? 1 part video production company, 1 part marketing agency, 100% for our clients. We scale up and down with our services and find the right partners for any job. We love what we do and we love our clients even more. Check out a little video about how Sparkhouse can help your company or brand stand out.  

Third Annual Forge 54 – Wells of Life

97 PEOPLE 24 AGENCIES 3,831.5 HOURS $574,725 Sparkhouse is excited to share the results of our 3rd annual Forge 54 skilled giving weekend. Forge 54 brings a community of passionate marketing and creative individuals together to serve nonprofit organizations through skilled giving. Using individual expertise, members provide learning opportunities to one another by working collaboratively in support of nonprofits in need. The 2015 Forge 54 skilled giving weekend took place October 2nd – 4th in downtown Santa Ana. During this weekend, young marketing professionals and students worked together to donate marketing services to Wells of Life, a non-profit organization that…

2015 Sparkhouse Demo Reel

2015 has been a busy year for Sparkhouse, and we are excited to show off some of our favorite projects both from our new and old clients.  Video marketing that spans national tv, internet, mobile devices and more!  

Finalists announced for the 2015 iMedia Agency Awards

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–iMedia Communications, Inc. (@imediatweet) announced today the finalists for the 2015 iMedia Agency Awards. The annual awards recognize the most valuable, innovative agencies and campaigns in digital marketing. Winners will be announced at the December 8 awards gala at the iMedia Agency Summit. A 17-member awards advisory board was responsible for culling down nominees into finalists, based on the criteria of depth of work and innovative execution. This year’s board includes executives from Virgin America, ESPN, MasterCard, The Hershey Company, Univision, Mondelez, Walgreens, and Twitter. 2015 iMedia Agency Award finalists: Agency of the Year: 360i, BBDO, DigitasLBi, Huge,…

Sparkhouse Team Spotlights DENSO’s “Ruggedness and Intelligence”

Sparkhouse just completed a new project for DENSO Heavy Duty, a global OE manufacturer with five decades of experience perfecting technology and processes that give customers an edge on the road. IMW Agency chose the Orange County video production team to create an online marketing video to help launch their new line of technologically advanced alternators, the PowerEdge™ High-Amp Alternator series. A major player headquartered in Japan, DENSO Corp. specializes in advanced systems and technology and is the largest manufacturer of alternators in the world. The PowerEdge series of Alternators offer the most efficiency available from any manufacturer, so the…

Thermal R&D Tradeshow Booth and Collateral

After Sparkhouse and Devise Interactive completed a successful new website for Thermal R&D we continued our marketing efforts with a completely fresh design for their trade show booths, backdrops, podiums and more. The trade show collateral is heavily based off the new design and brand created for the website. Using familiar imagery and style we created a cohesive and consistent experience between the physical and digital world. Sparkhouse is looking forward to furthering Thermal R&Ds branding and marketing in Q1 2015 with more content and the creation of video marketing.  

Forge 54 Donates Over $300,000 in Marketing Services to Local Non-Profit

Forge 54, a non profit powered by Sparkhouse, concluded their 2nd annual skilled giving event, where marketing and media enthusiasts donated time, talents, and creative services to Playworks SoCal, a chapter of a national organization. The Forge 54 volunteers joined together at DGWB Advertising & Communications to work for 54 hours straight in order to create marketing deliverables, which included a mobile app, microsite, PR and social media plans, video content, and more. The deliverables can be viewed on Playworks Forge 54 Recap. During the high-energy, 54-hour event, 81 volunteers were divided into teams according to their skill sets, and…

Thermal R&D Photography and Website Case Study

Sparkhouse recently partnered with Thermal Research & Development, a maker of high performance exhaust systems, to redesign and invigorate their online presence. The initial strategy focused on updating the company’s forward facing image using captivating product and location photography. The product photography leveraged their beautiful hand-crafted chrome exhaust systems, including mufflers and stainless tips, to tell a visual story. For the location shots, our photographer (Danny Tayenaka) captured the true personality of Thermal Research & Devlopment by focusing on the workers who create the pieces, their skill and artistry, and the detail they put into every product. Designing a website…

Sparkhouse Receives 2014 Best of Newport Beach Award

Newport Beach Award Program Honors the Achievement NEWPORT BEACH August 21, 2014 — Sparkhouse has been selected for the 2014 Best of Newport Beach Award in the Advertising Agencies category by the Newport Beach Award Program. Each year, the Newport Beach Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Newport Beach area a great place to live, work and play. Various sources of…

How to create an animated explainer video

Why Animated Explainer Videos? Animated explainer videos are powerful, popular tools for marketing almost any business, product, or service. There are a variety of advantages, including the ability to create a piece of video content without any actors, locations, cameras, or other costly elements — which allows you the option of releasing a video about a business, product, or service that doesn’t even exist yet! You can still be in the prototype, manufacturing, or concepting stages of an offering and present an animated explainer video to get your audience excited about it’s debut, targeting potential customers, investors, or even partners…

Sparkhouse Shoots National USAA Insurance Commercials

A passion for football and military appreciation served as the dual theme for Sparkhouse’s latest marketing campaign. Working together with Detroit-based agency Lowe Cambell Ewald, the Sparkhouse team spent the first two weeks of July in Texas shooting a USAA/NFL commercial that they produced, wrote and directed. The campaign consists of several 15-second and 30-second national TV spots, four long-form internet videos, and a handful of playful digital shorts. The ads were not short on star power, featuring Redskins starting quarterback Robert Griffin III, Bears cornerback Charles Tillman, Panthers Head Coach Ron Rivera, and former Cowboys Quarterback Roger Staubach. The…

Sparkhouse Produces Animated Campaign for OCAR

The Orange County Association of REALTORS® (OCAR) approached Sparkhouse looking for a strategy to effectively communicate the features of FHA and VA loans to condominium complex owners around Orange County. OCAR’s primary aim was to combat a large amount of misinformation and misunderstanding regarding these loans in the community, and Sparkhouse stepped up to the challenge of educating OCAR’s target market in a creative way. In response, the Sparkhouse team created a comprehensive animated campaign to explain all of the applicable law changes, rule changes and cost breakdowns involved with FHA and VA loans in a simplified, easily digestible format….

Sparkhouse Creates an Animated Infographic for Entrepreneur Magazine

Entrepreneur Magazine came to us to create an easy to understand video animation about their College Entrepreneur Contest.  They had trouble explaining the prestige of the awards as well as who was eligible for the award, so they hired us to create a fun and informative animation video! This video was featured on Entrepreur.com’s contest page and used to both explain the concept and the requirements to enter. You can see the microsite here:  

Sparkhouse Hand Reel

Sparkhouse is a leader in video marketing, innovative storytelling, beautiful cinematography, and stylized post-production, but most importantly… hands. Gorgeous, talented, hands. Some agencies can offer hands on service, but at Sparkhouse we offer hands IN service. Remember, Sparkhouse works hard for you… we are all hands in.

Sparkhouse Produces DYLN’s Indiegogo Video

DYLN Inspired teamed up with Sparkhouse to create a video marketing campaign for their Indiegogo crowd funding campaign. The goal was to create a video unlike any other crowd funding video.  The opening consisted with an extremely stylized and visually exciting yoga sequence followed by a documentary style interview of all the founders.  The video focuses on the hard work and dedication that the DYLN Inspired team put into the project as well as the amazing technology and quality of their products.  The video included an explanation as to why DYLN Inspired required funding and what those funds would go…

Sparkhouse Rebrands OC Food Bank With Forge 54

The marketing created for the OC Food Bank was part of the first ever Forge 54 marketing weekend.  During this weekend of creativity, the team spent 54 hours creating an entirely new brand including a new logo, slogan, and collateral as well as a full website redesign, donation/giving platform, mobile app, two commercials, an animated infographic, rebuild and relaunched social media presence as well as a brand new PR campaign.  This was a huge collaborative effort that included 47 marketing professionals and over six different agencies and creative houses.   About OC Food Bank The OC Food Bank works with…

CoreLogic Hires Sparkhouse

Sparkhouse has teamed up with CoreLogic to create internal video content.  Currently Sparkhouse is creating content for company morale, new employee welcome videos as well as potential employee recruitment.  The videos are planned to live on a few different landing web pages as well as to be sent internally for certain corporate events.   About CoreLogic Information. It is at the core of every smart decision. It drives strategy, solutions, revenue and ultimately success. It is only logical that you would want it to come from a superior source. CoreLogic® is the company financial services and real estate professionals turn…

ioGear Hires Sparkhouse For Product Features

Sparkhouse is hired by ioGear to create a product video for the new Wireless 5×2 HD Matrix.  The video demonstrates the amazing features of the new 5×2 HD and the easy accessibility it provides for ioGear customers.  The online video marketing was directed by Alex Meader.  Meader tells the story of a family who is not constrained by the limitations of a normal TV system, but one that can enjoy their media freely from any room in the house. Video directed by Alex Meader, produced by Brandon Cammell, and edited by David Helman and Paul Marin.   About ioGear IoGear,…

Sparkhouse Wins 2013 Best Young Company to Work For!

turnstone Announces 2013 ‘Best Young Companies to Work for’ 15 Small Businesses Recognized for Creating an Outstanding Culture   Grand Rapids, MI, October 1, 2013 —After receiving more than one hundred nominations from across the country, turnstone, a Steelcase brand, in partnership with Wharton management professor and human resource expert Peter Cappelli, today announced the inaugural 2013 Best Young Companies to Work for. The list recognizes innovative and forward-thinking young companies that demonstrate excellence in a number of areas, including positive work culture, forward-thinking leadership, talent retention, business innovation, community outreach and an intentionally designed workspace. To be considered, nominated…

Sparkhouse Films 4 GMC Features in East Coast

Sparkhouse teamed up with GMCard to create a series of online video marketing commercials for GMC, GM Card and Capitol One. In collaboration with MRM and Section 8, the four part series focuses on real customers who have had great and authentic experiences with the GM Card as well as with the process of receiving GM Card earnings. The commercials were shot in four states including Johnstown, New York, Norfolk, Virginia, Lanesboro, Minnesota and Annapolis, Illinois with a small crew consisting of Director Torrey Tayenaka, Producer Sophronia Caicedo, DP Justin Garcia and audio by Alex Tirheimer. The Sparkhouse team was…

Sparkhouse Launches Kite Campaign on Indiegogo

Sparkhouse is proud of the extreme success of the recent marketing campaign put together for the Kite Patch mosquito repellent technology. Sparkhouse’s team including Torrey Tayenaka, Sophronia Caicedo, Brandon Cammell, Ro Oeurn, and Brian Quach created many aspects of the Kite Patch’s marketing including naming, branding, product design, video marketing and indiegogo crowd funding. Sparkhouse teamed up with Ephex online to create a complete website and online presence including contact forms, distributor applications and FAQs. Within just four days of posting the marketing campaign on crowdfunding site indiegogo the Kite Patch had been completely funded ($75,000). By the end of…

Jacuzzi Hires Sparkhouse to Create Real Customer Features

Sparkhouse gets hired by Jacuzzi Hot Tubs to create real customer features for both the Jacuzzi Brand as well as the Sundance Spas brand. Using real life satisfied customers, the videos focus on various experiences with the spas including selection, installation, and maintenance as well as features about the experiences of enjoying the tubs with family, friends and loved ones. By using real life customers, Sparkhouse is able to tell an authentic and engaging story that viewers connect with and truly believe and understand. The video features are currently living on the Jacuzzi and Sundance websites, YouTube channels, Facebook pages…

Sparkhouse Announces First Forge 54 Event

Sparkhouse is excited to announce the first ever Forge 54 marketing weekend. Forge 54 is a collaborative, weekend-long marketing experience where advertisers, designers, developers, creatives, professionals and students converge to donate their time and talents to create, inspire, and help great causes. During each high-energy, 54-hour event, our expert creative teams adopt a non-profit organization and work together to totally revamp their marketing and branding efforts. The first ever Forge 54 marketing weekend will be hosted at Sparkhouse headquarters in Costa Mesa, CA on October 11th-13th, 2013. The first non-profit to benefit from Forge 54’s services is the OC Food…

Liquipel Partners With Sparkhouse

Liquipel has partnered with Sparkhouse to create all of their video marketing content. Sparkhouse has created video content that includes viral slow motion liquid scenes, commercials shot on splash resistant iphones, interviews featuring the founders, and general company commercials. These videos have been used as marketing materials on Liquipel.com, Liquipel’s YouTube and various social media channels, as well as on large screens at trade shows and even in private meetings with other companies, partners and investors. About Liquipel Liquipel is a specialized process that applies a liquid repellent substance to electronic devices. We place the device into our proprietary machine…

Procellera Hires Sparkhouse To Tell Their Story

Procellera hired Sparkhouse to create a product video for their revolutionary wound care product. The goal was to tell the stories of elite athletes that count on Procellera everyday to perform at the highest level. Budget was an issue when it came to featuring four very different athletes in one product video, however with some creative producing, Sparkhouse was able to create an engaging, informative and powerful product video, under the required budget and above everyone’s expectations. The Procellera product video was Directed by Brandon Cammell, DP Graham Robbins, and Edited by Jonathan Wallace. About Procellera Procellera® is a unique…

Sparkhouse Teams Up With Ink Agency

Sparkhouse teams up with Ink, an Irvine based digital agency to create a video marketing campaign for Hoag Hospital.  The films feature individuals who received excellent care from various departments within Hoag; including the Maternity, Cardiovascular and Neuro departments.  The imagery captured by Sparkhouse of the hospital’s facilities and technology allowed us to tell the story of satisfied Hoag patients.  All three spots were directed by Alex Meader in combination with Ink’s creative director TJ Bennett, DP Graham Robbins, and edited by David Helman. About Ink Ink is a full-service, fully integrated creative advertising and marketing agency on the rise….

Sparkhouse Creates First Commercial Shot with New iPhone 5

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2012) Sparkhouse Strategic Brand Films, a video production and marketing studio fusing artistic expertise in filmmaking with the digital world, teamed up with Liquipel™ and Fly Jet Sports to create the first commercial shot completely on Apple’s new iPhone 5. Filmed in the waters off Newport Beach, the Sparkhouse team used iPhone 5s protected by Liquipel’s Level 3 coating. One iPhone 5 was attached to Fly Jet Sports’s FlyBoard while two cameramen in the water filmed beneath it. Others filmed from shore and on a jet ski. The Flyboard is a water sports apparatus providing…

Sparkhouse Gets In The Race For Automotive Excellence With Nitto Tire’s Motivo Marketing Campaign

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2012) Sparkhouse, a video production and marketing studio fusing artistic expertise in filmmaking with the digital world, recently teamed up with Nitto Tire to produce a series of marketing spots and promos for the tire company’s new line of tires. The Newport Beach, California-based studio produced a sixty-second television commercial, fifteen and thirty second YouTube pre rolls, two fifteen second animated YouTube pre rolls and a set of Nitto Tire testimonial videos. These Nitto Commercials went live on TV, YouTube, Blogs, Websites and more. Director: David Joseph Falossi II “Nitto is a high quality performance…

Mobile Deluxe Hire Sparkhouse To Direct Video Marketing

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Oct. 23, 2012) Sparkhouse, a video production and marketing studio fusing artistic expertise in filmmaking with the digital world, announced today that they are now Mobile Deluxe’s video marketing agency. The maker of premium casual mobile games has hired Sparkhouse to create videos for the company’s mobile apps and games. “There are over a billion mobile apps out there now, you can’t just make a good app and get downloads anymore, you have to really stand out and get noticed,” said Torrey Tayenaka, founder/CEO of Sparkhouse. “Video is the perfect medium for featuring the apps key offerings,…

Sparkhouse Produces International Video Marketing

Did you know that Sparkhouse also produces videos for international clients? Sparkhouse teamed up with Lukas-David to create product videos for Simard Cuisine et Salle de bains, an upscale French-Canadian kitchen cabinet company. By teaming up with a French agency, Sparkhouse was able to produce a series of How-To videos for Simard that captured their high-end features and raised sales 15% without increasing their media buy or marketing budget.   Sparkhouse’s web series videos featured closed captioning options for viewers all around the world. Check out one of our most popular web series videos for XFX.

Behind the Scenes of Nitto Motivo

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (Sept. 7, 2012) Sparkhouse launches their brand new commercial with Nitto Tires featuring the Nitto Motivo. The Motivo is the evolution of Nitto’s Ultra High Performance street tires engineered to perform in all weather conditions while providing ride comfort, minimal road noise and increased mileage. This commercial was shot in Laguna Beach, California with a Porsche Cayenne Gemini Crane. Check out our behind the scenes video to see the crew in action!   Director: David Joseph Falossi II

Undefeated Presents NFL Draft

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (April 10, 2012) Teaming up with Undefeated, Sparkhouse presents a dramatic and piercing look into the rigorous training carried out by some of this year’s NFL draft prospects. This video, which was shot in Laguna Hills, California in Juggernaut Gym, showcases the routines of five elite athletes. Weeks away from the official NFL Draft (April 26-28), the momentous event will be televised live on ESPN and the NFL Network. Directed by: David Falossi II

X-Rangers Campaign Builds an Audience with Gamers

With 100,000 views in a week the X-Rangers Defenders of Gaming video campaign is a success! To launch XFX’s new 7000 series graphics cards we created a spoof of the famous Power Rangers TV Show – Each of our rangers have powers representative of the new card’s features including Double Dissipation, Overclocking, Direct 11, GCN Architecture, PCI Express 3, Eyefinity, and Stereo 3D. Our rangers use these powers along with the AMD Radeon HD 7970 to defeat the horrible Invisious and Intelector villains. This video campaign was also used to unveil XFX’s new product branding of proprietary XFX technology XFACTOR,…

Sparkhouse Produces Nissan NV Commercial

We are proud to announce our first ever Nissan commercial for the brand new Nissan NV van. Nissan approached us to create a TV commercial emphasizing all the strongest features of the van. We created a commercial that involved an entire film production crew loading all personel and gear into the new spacious Nissan NV. Check out the commercial below. Want to see how we did it? Check out the behind the scenes video. Nissan NV Behind the Scenes

Sparkhouse Launches Multi-Platform Video Campaign for Forever 21

Newport Beach, Calif., June 15, 2011— SPARKHOUSE, an innovative video production studio and marketing agency, recently launched a unique, large-scale, multi-platform video blitz to promote the opening of Forever 21’s flagship store at the Beverly Center in Beverly Hills, Calif. As one of the most successful retail brands in the nation, Forever 21 is known for offering of-the-moment fashions and accessories in a trendy shopping environment. “Forever 21 is a very hip, fun brand and they wanted that portrayed visually. They demanded perfection and we delivered—on time, every time,” says David Joseph Falossi II, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of…

Sparkhouse Builds OC Film Studio

We are proud to announce the building of our very own Cyclorama Sound Studio in beautiful Orange County, California. We decided it was about time that there was a professional grade studio built in the Orange County area and took it into our own hands to make it happen! We recently added over 3,000 sq ft to our offices in Newport Beach to break ground on our first studio. Check back for more pictures as we proceed! Grand Opening party coming soon. Wall Frame is up! Starting to see the Arch. Starting to see some panels – and Jonathan for…

SPARKHOUSE Takes Bronze for Interactive Online Campaign at ADDY Awards

Newport Beach, Calif., April 18, 2011— SPARKHOUSE, a full-service video marketing, advertising and media production agency, was recently awarded the Bronze OC ADDY for Best Interactive Online Campaign from the American Advertising Federation. The ADDY Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 50,000 entries every year. The Orange County ADDY competition brought together the best local talent to recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising. The award-winning campaign is a branded web series for XFX, a cutting-edge graphics card company. The XFX Secret Weapon Series has been viewed online hundreds of thousands…

SPARKHOUSE Takes Bronze for Sound Design at ADDY Awards

Newport Beach, Calif., April 18, 2011— SPARKHOUSE, a full-service video marketing, advertising and media production agency, was recently awarded the Bronze OC ADDY for Best Sound Design from the American Advertising Federation. The ADDY Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 50,000 entries every year. The Orange County ADDY competition brought together the best local talent to recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising. The award-winning video is the third episode of an interactive branded web series hosted by XFX, a cutting-edge graphics card company. Secret Weapon: Who are the Good Guys…

SPARKHOUSE Takes Gold for Cinematography at ADDY Awards

Newport Beach, Calif., April 18, 2011— SPARKHOUSE, a full-service video marketing, advertising and media production agency, was recently awarded Gold at the district ADDY competition for Best Cinematography from the American Advertising Federation. They will now represent Orange County on the national stage in San Diego, CA on June 4th 2011. The ADDY Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 50,000 entries every year. The Orange County ADDY competition brought together the best local talent to recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising. The award-winning video features legendary Southern California skateboarder Kevin…

SPARKHOUSE Takes Silver for Interactive Commercial at ADDY Awards

Newport Beach, Calif., April 18, 2011— SPARKHOUSE, a full-service video marketing, advertising and media production agency, was recently awarded the Silver OC ADDY for Best Interactive Media Internet Commercial from the American Advertising Federation. They have advanced and will represent Orange County in the national competition in San Diego, CA on June 4th 2011. The ADDY Awards is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition, attracting over 50,000 entries every year. The Orange County ADDY competition brought together the best local talent to recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising. The award-winning commercial features the latest…

XFX Video Campaign Wins 2010 W3 Gold Award

SPARKHOUSE is proud to announce that our XFX Domination campaign is a 2010 W3 Awards – Gold Winner. Working together with Crisp Brand Agency we created this video for internal promotion of XFX products. This video was used in an internal promotional event to launch XFX’s new products for 2010 as well as new brand theme. The video was a great success and helped with the launch of the extremely popular XFX Secret Weapon web-series, also produced at SPARKHOUSE.

2010 W3 Gold Award: XFX “World Domination”

The W³ Awards honors creative excellence on the web, and recognizes the creative and marketing professionals behind award winning sites, videos and marketing programs. Simply put, the W³ is the first major web competition to be accessible to the biggest agencies, the smallest firms, and everyone in between. Small firms are as likely to win as Fortune 500 companies and international agencies. The W³ is sanctioned and judged by the International Academy of the Visual Arts, an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a “Who’s Who” of acclaimed media, interactive, advertising, and marketing firms. IAVA members include executives from…