Goldvein first appeared on the national scene on “America's Got Talent” - a far cry from the rural Virginia mining town that gave the band, and their first single, its name.
Several narratives were brainstormed for this music video to complement the cinematic sweep of Goldvein's debut track - the final story, with stolen treasure, moonlit forests, and secret identities, took six days to shoot in and around Warrenton, VA, on the Blackmagic URSA.
The heartwarming story of a small-town boy growing into a man, all told from the vantage point of his hometown theater.
This is a spot that we did for Royal Cinemas, a privately-owned theater that has been in operation for nearly a century. Rich in history, it has stood the test of time and today remains a state-of-the-art moviegoing experience with the heart of a small-town movie house.
The video profile that Paste Magazine subtitled as “Cartoonist Ben Hatke Breathes Fire, Is More Interesting Than the Rest of Humanity.”
This project, commissioned by First Second Publishing, goes inside the studio of New York Times bestselling graphic novelist and children's book author Ben Hatke . . . and back outside to see the stilt-walking, burning-hoop-jumping, and arrow-exploding adventures that drive and inspire his unconventional storytelling.
One of our oldest and dearest clients, the Front Royal/Warren County United Way has served the Warren County area for decades. The United Way and its member agencies provide essential and often life-saving services around Warren County, VA - and all of the donated money stays right in the county. We're proud to have been a part of their upswing in donations since 2010.
How do you turn a craft beer into a first amendment controversy? Easy. Name the beer "Raging Bitch" and try to sell it in the state of Michigan.
This cheeky 4-minute documentary, commissioned by the Charles Koch Institute, chronicles the story of a beer from inception, to controversy, and ultimately triumph.
A short video we created (with the invaluable help of Brandon Habuda from Sky Action Films.
Featuring the beautiful Shrine Mont conference and retreat center in Orkney Springs, VA, this fast-paced presentation highlights the festival and its beautiful location.
We shoot video all over the world, and sometimes in the sky. Our 2016 reel gathers together a few highlights from our recent adventures. From documentaries to music videos, from education campaigns to historical recreations - here is the Mirandum Pictures experience in 90 seconds.
Mike Powell is a writer/director and editor based in the greater Washington, DC area. He earned a master's degree in literature from Catholic University and worked for several years in education, both as a teacher and textbook author, but chiefly employs his writing skills as Mirandum Pictures' copywriter, developing concepts for branding videos. Past clients include city and county governments, colleges, humanitarian non-profits, publishing houses, industrial corporations, bloggers, artisans, and musicians.
Mike also frequently serves as director on Mirandum's video shoots, drawing on his fifteen years experience as a theatrical director. (In that time, he has served as director or consulting dramatist on 35 plays for regional colleges and schools.) Recent creative works include a ten-episode comedy webseries Fruitcake, a seven-chapter anthology horror film Haunt Collection, and a single-take experimental short film “The Arsonist” (winner of 5 awards at the DC 48 Hour Film Project, including Best Directing).
Mike currently lives in Front Royal, VA.
Colin J. Mason
Colin J. Mason is a photographer/filmmaker and human rights researcher from the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area. Colin has shot and produced documentaries in Taiwan, the Philippines, Colombia, Peru, Hong Kong, Russia, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, and twice in China, where he went under cover to expose China’s one-child policy. Colin’s work was used as evidence in congressional affidavits and he has testified before members of Congress on multiple occasions.
Colin also traveled to Tanzania and Uganda with Evan Grae Davis, director of the award-winning documentary It’s A Girl, to conduct human rights research on women’s issues. Colin has been interviewed in The New York Times, NPR, the BBC, and numerous other television, radio, and other news outlets across the world.
At Mirandum Pictures, Colin's role is primarily visual: he is the company's main photographer and editor. He also composes music and has more than 15 years of sound design experience, which he brings to bear on many of Mirandum's projects.
Colin J. Mason lives and works out of Northern VA with his three sons.
Joseph Powell is animator/designer and actor from the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area.
With numerous awards for his work, both on screen and in print, and with over four million views on his animated series POP101, Joseph brings a wealth of creative experience that resonates with audiences.
After 13 years in the industry, Joseph continues to bring his messaging and design experience to a variety of for-profit and non-profit clients.
Joseph Powell lives and works out of Northern VA with his wife Elizabeth and their two daughters.
Mirandum Pictures has worked with clients of various sizes, in countries all over the world. Whether you’re an indie band just toying with the idea of making a music video, or the head of a major non-profit with a detailed script, we’re ready to talk. Give us as broad or as detailed information as you wish on your project, and we'll get in touch.
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