“I’ve rarely seen the level of passion for art and craft from an entire team in this business. Talent is worth a little, and they’ve got it – but passion and hard work are worth 10 times as much – look at the results. And then hire them. Before someone else does.”
-ANSON FOGEL, DIRECTOR CAMP4 COLLECTIVE
RRockhouse Motion is an elite task force, armed with a plethora of overpriced camera gear and a trio of overactive imaginations, and battle hardened from the flash and burn of tungstens and LEDs. This team of advertising assassins stand at the ready to respond to any and all threats to market share, brand image, or boredom. They react quickly and with ruthless efficiency to any and all calls to action, and leave behind them a wake of overloaded hard drives and empty beef jerky packages.
As a multinational imaging squadron, Rockhouse has circumvented the globe in pursuit of the ever elusive “stuff that looks cool”. Similar to the Navy’s elite, Rockhouse is a SEAL (Sea Air Land) Team, and can function in any environment on our great planet that you can afford to send them, as long as there is occasional daylight and luke-cold beer.
Alongside their grit, experience, talent, creativity, and ‘Braveheart extras’ appearances, this team has the gift of perspective, and as these paragraphs hopefully demonstrate, take their work much more seriously than they do themselves.
There is something uniquely satisfying about the work we do. Hundreds of hours, thousands of ideas, millions of frames, each project takes on an energy of its own, an energy that can be unleashed with the simple press of the play button. Whether working to tell our own stories, or helping our clients win by telling theirs, one thing will always be true:
We love our work, and we hope you’ll love it to.
At Rockhouse, we build brands. Every company is different, and every project is different, but we believe they all have one thing in common: we can help better your brand.
Whether that is as a director of photography on a busy film set, alone on a mountain top shooting a sunrise, or in your board room helping your team come up with the next winning concept, the Rockhouse team strives to find a way to move the needle in beautiful, creative, and successful ways. While this may all be well and good, you are probably hoping for some more details as far as what it is we can do. In no particular order, here is a list of some of the more noteworthy of those things:
Essentially, we do it all. We can take a business problem, and create a multimedia solution. Start to finish, top to bottom. From idea, to story, to camera, to edit, to graphics, to music, to colour, and finally to your client’s screens. We are the only call you have to make
My whole experience working with the Rockhouse Team was a delight. They worked countless hours to meet deadlines, put careful thought and consideration into every piece of work they touched, and overall are just amazing individuals to work with.
The most efficient and professional production crew I’ve ever worked with. The Rockhouse Motion crew’s proficiency with their equipment is only outmatched by their phenomenal story telling capabilities…
It’s nice to see some f***ing men behind the camera for a change. You guys are awesome
Your personalities are a little whack, but your creativity is off the charts
I’ve rarely seen the level of passion for art and craft from an entire team in this business. Talent is worth a little, and they’ve got it – but passion and hard work are worth 10 times as much – look at the results. And then hire them. Before someone else does.
As a former fireman and paramedic, Matt is no stranger to moments when life hangs in the balance. As the founder of Rockhouse Motion, Matt strives to create those intense and unforgettable emotions for anyone who comes across our work, without anyone getting hurt. The Rockhouse studio sits on Matt’s family farm in Central Kansas that was first settled over a century ago by his ancestors, which he shares with his wife Tracy, and his three children: Kimber, Jake, and Allie.
With a keen eye for the under appreciated beauty of the world, Dustin found a natural fit studying contemporary media at the University of South Dakota. At home behind the lens, his passion for imagery is unwavering as he yearns to articulate the under appreciated details of the world through his work. Dustin joined the team from his home in Wayne, Nebraska, and is a loving father to his son, Kade. Dustin also has very large biceps.
Aaron is our token foreign guy, hailing from the distant and mysterious land that most people call Canada. Whether it was the long, cold, isolated winters in the North, or just a byproduct of his Business School Education, Aaron has a rather overactive imagination. While in most avenues of life that would serve as a distraction, Aaron’s bountiful creativity meshes with his corporate vision to create the fire in which brands are forged at Rockhouse.
No story that’s worth spreading is complete without a little sprinkle of magic and that’s what Colin brings to the team. His photographic career started at age 16 in his basement with a pirated copy of Photoshop 3.0, a film scanner, and a dream of one day being a real photographer. Now, almost 20 years in, Colin enjoys responsibilities like pre-sunrise alarm clocks, raising Liam & Piper (along with his wife, Grace),making stories dance off of a screen, and paying the monthly subscription for Adobe software.
Despite missing out on his Hogwarts invitation as a child in Canada’s French epicenter, Quebec City, William Poulin is as close as it comes to being a wizard. Growing up with a boundless imagination, he channeled his magical skills into the world of design, 3D, and motion graphics, where he excelled to the point that he was actually hired as a teacher as soon as he graduated from his schooling. Already a master of his craft, William decided that wasn’t enough, and moved to Nova Scotia to take on two new challenges: the English language, and the Atlantic Ocean. As an overly avid surfer, he can found during Canada’s wintry blizzards taking shelter in icy barrels when he isn’t surfing his keyboard into the stratosphere. Rockhouse’s frenchman charges hard, brings better than the best, and reminds us daily that truly anything is possible.
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