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We do print. We do films. We do work that solves problems…beautifully. And we do it all under one roof, start to finish.
With a lot of fun in the middle.

NARRATIVE FILMS

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POST PRODUCTION

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EDITORIAL

Our artists are passionate about storytelling, we’re comfortable on all software platforms. (e.g. Final Cut Pro, Premier and Avid) And for maximum quality, our pipeline is 4k capable from capture to master.

DIGITAL INTERMEDIATE/DIGITAL LAB

Our Digital Intermediate (DI) process is among the most advanced in the world. Whether 1080p or 4K, our artists provide real-time color correction, restoration and in-suite visual effects.

COLOR GRADING

To accomplish your creative goals and maximize the visual power of your films, we offer a DaVinci Resolve color correction suite. Our artists have years of experience with XML and EDLs

AUDIO

Our artists have a real passion for great audio, including original music, sound design, final mix, ADR or restoration. We’re Dolby 5.1 and 7.1 capable, and connected to our SAN.

VISUAL EFFECTS

We offer compositing, motion graphics and animation capabilities, using the latest animation and VFX tools including Autodesk Smoke, Maya, +Mudbox and Adobe After Effects, Illustrator + Flash and Keyshot 4.

2D/3D ANIMATION

Our capabilities include character modeling and animation, 3D compositing, Environment modeling, fluid and physics simulations, 3D sculpting and rendering effects. With Boxx blade servers in the background for rapid rendering.

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A LITTLE ABOUT TALLGRASS

We’re a hybrid production company, doing both films and still photographs. And when we say it’s all here, we mean it. We have a full-time staff of ten, and the crew you’ll work with on set has been together for years. We’ll manage your entire production, including talent casting, location, crew, permits, insurance and payroll. And we’re ready to help with any creative needs.

We use our own Red Epic cameras, lovingly tended by Tsukuru. Our post-production capabilities include ten editing bays, DaVinci Resolve color correction, broadcast calibrated theatre with 100” screen, Dolby 5.1 mixing, broadcast mastering and nationwide distribution.

We even cook lunch for you every day. We’ve been told the Udon noodles are pretty impressive.

JEFFREY DIDN’T GO TO FILM SCHOOL. HE WENT TO FARM SCHOOL.

Growing up on a farm in Dodge City, Kansas, didn’t teach Jeffrey Lamont Brown much about aperture settings. But it did teach him a whole lot about seeing the beauty in everyday life. And he got to see pretty much every kind of sunlight there is…the sun’s entire bag of tricks.

It also taught him about the importance of getting things right, treating people fairly, and working – and working, and working – until the job is done, and done right.

And later, he learned that shooting beautiful pictures for 12 hours a day is a very nice alternative to 12 hours of farm work.

That’s why everybody at Tallgrass makes sure every day is fun. With no whining. No fussiness. No “that’s not my job.”

Even though he literally did get out of Dodge and leave the midwest, Jeffrey gets up every day and remembers how lucky he is to be doing this for a living. The appreciation he learned for hard work, and for the beauty of life, shows up in his images.

Living on a farm is about solving problems. So is the process of capturing images in photos and on video.

That’s what we do here. We solve problems…beautifully.

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CLIENTS WE’VE WORKED WITH

  • Adidas
  • AdEase (Civilian)
  • Asics
  • Big Arrow Group
  • Blue Cross
  • Citibank
  • Cline Davis Mann
  • Dicks Sporting Goods
  • Digitaria
  • Dolby Creative Services
  • Doner Advertising
  • i.d.e.a.
  • Isle of Man Board of Tourism
  • Kyocera
  • Lowe Campbell Ewald
  • McCann Erickson
  • McGraw Hill
  • Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • mono
  • MTV
  • National Geographic Adventure
  • New York Magazine
  • Nike
  • Novo Nordisk
  • NYCA
  • O'Leary & Partners
  • Outside Magazine
  • Project Concern International
  • Publicis 
  • Rosetta
  • San Diego State University
  • Sudler & Hennessey
  • The Mixx
  • The Richards Group
  • Time
  • USA Today
  • Vitro

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 1997 Pulitzer Finalist
  • 2003 Communication Arts Photo Annual
  • 2007 PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris
  • 2007 IPA - Lucie Awards "Best of Show"
  • 2008 First Place in Px3 award (France)
  • 2008 200 Best Advertising Photographers Worldwide by Lüerzer's Archive
  • 2009 Gold Award in the Graphis Photo Annual
  • 2010 Silver ADDY - Broadcast
  • 2010 Bronze ADDY - Broadcast
  • 2012 200 Best Ad Photographers Worldwide by Lüerzer’s Archive
  • 2013 Best Narrative Film - Barrio Film Festival: "American Sock"
  • 2014 Bronze ADDY - Regional/National TV Single Spot: "Napa Valley"
  • 2014 Gold ADDY - Elements of Advertising - Visual Animation/Special Effects: "Hot Pockets"
  • 2014 People's Choice ADDY: "Huntington Beach Tourism Spot"
  • 2014 Best Screenplay - San Diego Film Awards: "American Sock" 
  • 2014 Official Selection - Oaxaca Film Festival: "Under My Roof" screenplay
  • 2015 3rd Place Screenplay Competition - Hollywood Real Independent Film Festival: "Under My Roof"

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