Sam Pillsbury: Producer and Director.
Where I Used to Work
Previously, I was an ad agency producer. I worked at Bates, New York, DDB Chicago, Ogilvy Chicago and New York and David N Goliath, LA.
I was VP Executive Producer on the Budweiser, Bud Light, Busch Beer, McDonald's and JCPenney accounts, among others.
In addition I was the founding Creative Director of the Budweiser Quality account. I wrote, produced and/or directed dozens of Budweiser Quality commercials.
What I do Now
I produced a package for The University of Kansas Hospital and Cancer Center in Kansas City. The project included three :30 commercials, a 2:00 video, four :60 radio spots, four print ads and two outdoor billboards plus fifteen interactive videos. Joan Allen was the on-camera Spokesperson and narrator.
Surgeons who had invented operating techniques helped us figure out how to portray these techniques on-camera. We shot with the real doctors, nurses and technicians in operating rooms and clinical labs throughout this great hospital.
I produced and directed a package of spots for Network Health with Hootenanny Edit. This was Hootenanny's first time out as production company/edit house. This meant that first I put together a production unit then I put together the production.
For several years I shot technical motion picture footage for fxphd.com, the online school of special efx and motion picture production, based in Sydney, Australia. One of the great things about my affiliation with fxphd was the opportunity to learn motion picture technology by taking fxphd courses. And I had virtually unlimited access to various RED cameras.
I've produced and directed throughout my career.
With a background in photography, I shoot when appropriate.