December 27, 2017 Brett Singer

Bottle Rocket Media’s Year in Review

A look back at our 2017 highlight reel.

We can’t believe it’s already time to look back at 2017. It feels like just last week it was March, and we had a pile of umbrellas at the door to our office instead of a pile of snow boots. What can we say—time truly does fly when you love what you do. We’ve had a blast this year, and narrowing it down to a few favorites is tough. But we’ll try: here’s some stuff we’re especially proud of from the past year.

The Telly Awards

They say it’s an honor just to be nominated, but let’s be honest, winning is pretty cool too. Five of our projects took home trophies at the 2017 Telly Awards, and we’re still grinning about it. The Tellys are a pretty big deal in the video world, so getting recognized was a huge honor. Check out our WeWork Times Square video, which won in the Branded Content & Entertainment in Craft-Virtual Reality / 360 category.

Our 360 Video for iO Comedy Network

Back in February, we got to use cutting-edge VR tech to shoot a one-of-a-kind improv show at the legendary iO Comedy Network. People rarely film improv shows; so much of the fun is being there in the audience, participating (when invited) and watching how each performer puts their own spin on a scene. That’s why we chose to capture this using 360-degree video. Viewers at home can relive the magic over and over and choose a new face to focus on every time. We had a great time capturing the show and watching the iO performers (known as “The Late 90’s”) do their thing.

“Power Move” for The Atlantic’s Re:Think

Partnering with The Atlantic’s marketing arm, Re:think, for this piece on energy solutions was without a doubt one of the coolest things we’ve done this year. We got to visit 3 different cities and learn about some crazy innovations in energy tech, while bringing our own gadgets into the mix to shoot their landscape using 360 video AND drones. How cool is that? The amazing visuals we captured are unlike anything we’ve done before.

These are just a few of the amazing projects that stand out to us from 2017. We can’t wait to see what stories we’ll get to tell in 2018, but for now we want to pause to congratulate our team on another fantastic year. They really do make all of this look easy.

Alright, before this gets too sappy, we’ve got cocoa to chug and leftovers to eat. Happy New Year from everyone at Bottle Rocket Media! Stay tuned to keep tabs on all the cool stuff we do in 2018.

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