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Cut + Run Plays With Crash Wild Boyz

Jay Nelson edits spots for Playstation 2 game title Crash (November 01, 2004)

Jay Nelson of Cut + Run recently completed two wonderfully bizarre spots which mark the commercial directorial debut of Jeff Tremaine (creator of ?Jackass). The spots, for the Playstation 2 game title Crash, feature the characters Crash and the Evil Dr. Vortex, two enemies forced to work together by a strange twist of fate.

Our guides to this crazy world are Chris Pontius and Steve-O (stars of the movie ?Jackass and current ?it boys of MTV and the show Wild Boys) who physically demonstrate on each other some of the ?sweet moves in the game, such as twinspin and twinthrow. As they do so with cartoonish intensity we are reminded that this was done on a closed course do not attempt. Unless, of course, one is attempting via a PS2 box and the latest game titles from Crash.

?When Josh Esquibel from Kovel/Fuller came to me with the project, I leapt at the chance to do it, says Editor Jay Nelson. ?I got my start creating films like Jackass, and I knew the stars would bring something ridiculous and entertaining to watch. They shot a whole lot of film with multiple cameras and multiple formats and, in the end, what made the spots most effective was keeping it simple and raw. To overdo it here would have negated all that made the show a hit. We had a blast making this one.

About Cut + Run
Cut + Run started in 1997 with a mighty workforce of three. Today, the editorial company in one of the premier offline editing companies in the world. Utilizing a home base of London and Santa Monica, editors can work anywhere on commercial, music video and long format projects.

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Spot titles: ?Crash Wild Boyz Twinspin :30 & :15,? Crash Wild Boyz Rollerbrawl :30&:15 Airdate: September, 2004

Advertising Agency: Kovel/Fuller/Culver City, CA
Executive Creative Director: Lee Kovel
Senior Art Director: Josh Esquibel
Senior Copywriter: Josh Lieber
Account Supervisor: Roger Evoy
Account Director: Jonathan Anastas
Producer: Jim Miller

Production Company: Saville Productions/Woodland Hills, CA
Director: Jeff Tremaine
DP: Dimitry Elyashkevich/Dana Gonzalas
Executive Producer: Rupert Maconick/Michelle Travinski
Producer: Dawn Fanning
Production Manager: Lynda Pribyl

Where Shot: Calabasas, CA

Editorial Company: Cut + Run/Santa Monica, CA
Editor: Jay Nelson
Assistant Editors: Joe Rounseville, Sean McGrath

Postproduction Facilities: Riot & Cut + Run
Colorist: Clark Muller @ Riot/Santa Monica, CA
Online Editors: Mitch Gardiner @ Cut & Run/Santa Monica, CA

Audio Post: POP Sound/Santa Monica, CA
Mixer: Peter Rincon

Music Production Company: Hum Music/Santa Monica, CA
Composer: John Noone
Arranger: John Noone
Producer: Debbi Landon


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Related Keywords:Cut + Run, Jay Nelson, Playstation 2, Crash, Jeff Tremaine, Jackass, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Josh Esquibel, Kovel/Fuller,

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