Sam Pillsbury: Producer and Director.
At the top of My Producing Section: a package for SPM Advertising in Chicago. 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 for The University of Kansas Hospital and Cancer Center in Kansas City. Joan Allen was the on-camera Spokesperson and narrator.
The surgeons who had perfected various operating techniques helped us figure out how to portray these techniques on-camera. I held an artificial heart valve in my hands. We shot with the real doctors, nurses and technicians in operating rooms and clinical labs throughout the hospital. This is a wonderful hospital. A friendly atmosphere of caring pervades from the surgeons who run the place to the parking attendants who help patients out to their cars.
Late last summer 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, motion picture production and post 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. I also got to work hands-on with the RED camera a lot.
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.
I was the founding Creative Director of the Budweiser Quality account. I wrote, produced and/or directed dozens of Budweiser Quality commercials.
I've produced and directed throughout my career.
With a background in photography, I shoot video when appropriate.