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Sideshow Sign Co. | Nashville, TN

With the investment of heart and soul into all the visual narratives we approach, it is our aim to do our very best to tell a good story. More often than not we are fortunate enough to work with talented, like minded folks sharing an equal level of passion for what they bring to the creative table. Sideshow Sign Co. is one of those gems that has a strong core of collaboration and passion that reinforces what we continue to strive for ourselves. The Nashville based team consists of 3 members and their collective past, present, and future is best told by "Jas" the Director of Sideshow Sign Co."

Sideshow Sign Co. started in a backyard garage in 2011, and it wasn't long until we were busting at the seams. Our friends at the Fort Houston collective turned us on to a newly-vacant space in an old hosiery mill on the southside of town.  When we moved in, there was a full inch of sawdust on every surface from the rafters down. We joined forces with Southern Lights Electric, Steric Design, and AA Craftsman, and it took about a month and three dumpsters to get it tenable. We always meant to have a grand opening party, but two and a half years later, the work has never slowed down enough to make it happen.

For the last few years, we have built some of our most definitive custom work in this workshop and had the honor of sharing our space with other brilliant Nashville artisans. From here we've moved from
incandescent to neon, and worked with the broadest range of materials among any sign company in America. This winter, we start a new chapter with our next big move, a move to a space that can house our all-new retail product line as well as our custom workshop. We cannot wait to announce the next incarnation of Sideshow.

Until then, we wanted to release this video in partnership with Jonathan Chapman Photography as an homage to where we came from- our first industrial home along with one of the true characters that has helped bring us to this point, our senior fabricator, Adam "The Coon Man" Gaskill, with the omnipotent voiceover of our founder and Creative Director, Luke Stockdale. These guys are the heart and hands of this business. We are excited for the future and look forward to what's next!

Enjoy the short film, an homage to Sideshow's roots in Nashville, Tennessee.

Photographer / Director - Jonathan Chapman | JCP

Edit - Joseph McMahon
Graphic Animation - CoElement
Music - Marmoset "Stranger" by Carinthia
Sound Mixing - Nick Mihalevich

Rediscovering North America | The Gulf of Mexico to the Arctic Ocean

"What's wrong with an adventure for the sake of adventure," - Adam Trigg, trip lead

There's a sense of adventure in all of us and in the case of the Rediscover North America crew it involves much more than an extended weekend away following the lead of a recommended place or travelogue tale.

This is the story of 6 friends paddling three canoes over nine months, through ten states, five provinces, eleven rivers, totaling over 5200 miles. We caught up with the Rediscover North America crew for an assignment this past spring, spending the better part of a day profiling their story, lives, and collective spirit of adventure. Catching them just south of Minneapolis on the Mississippi River they had 1/3 of their journey behind them. They had been paddling over three months, north bound against the current having started on January 2nd at the Gulf of Mexico.

To say this was an inspirational shoot is an incredible understatement. As you'll notice in the credits, my ten year-old son Wesley joined us on this one proudly rising to the title of "Photo-Assistant." It was an early call time, but I knew it would be an experience neither of us would ever forget and certainly leave a mark.

Find more about their story and journey at The "Follow Along" tab shows their current where-abouts as they paddle towards their Arctic destination.

Photographer / Director - Jonathan Chapman/JCP

Edit - Joseph McMahon
Photo Assistant - Wesley Chapman
Graphic Design - Sam Bohlken
Graphic Animation - CoElement
Music - Chris Joye
Sound Mixing - Jonathan Camp

Tough Tablets + Tough Books | Panasonic - Los Angeles

On assignment in Los Angeles, we were brought out by Phelps to highlight Panasonic's latest line of Toughbook and Toughpad tablets. Our first location was based at a simply delicious quick food restaurant to show the interface and ease of use between employee, customer and device. The same can be said for our second location which included a rich variety of art, furniture, and all the textures in between. Not a bad two days of shooting and hanging with a great client and crew. Thanks Matthew Slimmer for leading the charge on the production front as well as Paula and Mark of The Gren Group for all the behind the scenes juggling to keep our schedules and projects in sync.