The Family Block Party | Animated TV Spot (2016)

Animated 30-second TV Spot for an annual community health fair in Denver, Colorado.

Demo Reel

Spring 2014 is here.  That means we are just nine months away from our 10 year anniversary. TEN YEARSof traveling the globe to tell amazing stories for so many of our amazing clients. So we paused to put together this fun demo of our video production work.  Remember the format wars?  Remember when 36megapixels  and ANYTHING 1080P would cost you almost $30K? Remember when HD cameras were not for sale at Best Buy? Or, on your flip cell phone?  Or, when nobody cared about your manual DSLR prime lenses sitting in the closet?  Yeah…. that’s how ten years can shake up an industry.

This video showcases an amalgam of our camera work, art direction, 2-D & 3-D motion graphics, animation, editing and it includes samples from our commercials, documentaries and dramatic features that were shot in SD + HD Formats, between 2004-2014.


US Coast Guard Recruitment Campaign (2012)

‘This Is How I Serve’

This year,  Ascender  joined forces with the talented team at Washington, DC-based communications firm Penn Good & Associates to produce a series of :30-second commercials for the US Coast Guard.  The campaign targeted women and returning veterans–offering an peek into a typical day in the work  life of USCG civillian employee. See the full video campaign below:

Producer / Director: Paul Grant
Director of Photography: Derek J. Allen
Second Camera: Sean Simmons
Animation & Video Production : Ascender Communications
Agency: Penngood, LLC
Client:  U.S. Coast Guard