Thursday, October 18, 2012

See Starz, Hear Coupe

Three films we worked on will be featured at this year's Starz Denver Film Festival, including SXSW Audience Award Winner Bay of All Saints; Academy Award Winner Saving Face; and Tibetan Buddhist documentary When the Iron Bird Flies.
Get tickets to the festival here.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Time for a quickie?

Sure you do. It'll only take a second. Or ten. Come on, it's October, get in the spirit!

Great visuals from our friends at Wyatt, and sound design from our own Aaron Lasko and Ed Kaufman.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Orpheo and the Wrench

Two guys walk into a studio. Sounds like a setup for a joke. But in this case, it was a setup for a great EP and an equally great band name. Steve and Carter came in to work with engineer Ryan White with the goal of producing an EP with a live sound, close to what their live shows sound like.
Check out the lead track from Orpheo and the Wrench, Sad Little Monster:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

It snowed last night.

That's right: snow above 11,000 feet last night. The crew around here is already talking gear and passes for the upcoming ski season, especially after working on this:

Spin Creative brought in Change The Thought for the kick-ass visuals, and Coupe handled VO casting, recording and mixing, as well as composing the custom music score. Bring on the powder!!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

What a zoo...

Denver Zoo Toyota Elephant Passage from SPILLT on Vimeo.

Cactus and the Denver Zoo came to Spillt and Coupe to help bring to life their amazing illustrative campaign for Denver Zoo's new $50 million expansion of the Toyota Elephant Passage. We were inspired to compose an original music piece for this visually delicious spot.

Radar Sports Sensor

Radar Sport Sensor is a Denver-based start up company with a brilliant product, but no public image. (Their in-helmet technology senses when you crash & hit your head, then texts your emergency contacts and EMS your GPS coordinates & medical info using your smartphone). They approached freelance producer Cyndi Ortiz (co2 creative, llc) to concept, write and execute an image spot to drive the public to their website to learn more about the product, and garner interest from potential investors. The only caveat was an insanely low budget and tight turnaround that would make most people point and laugh — or run away screaming.
Luckily, the crew involved saw it as an opportunity to work with friends and stretch their creative muscles for a product they believe in and would use themselves. The group pooled their resources, cashed in favors, found friends willing to jump off trampolines into foam pits for free — and then made it happen. Image Brew shot the spot, while AJ Koch directed and edited. Freed laid down the graphics and Coupe handled all things audio. The spot proves that for the right client and the right creative team, this Denver/Boulder community can really pull off the impossible.
This fun little video also earned our team two bronze Telly Awards for "Best Use of Graphics" and "Best Online Sports Commercial."
Producer/Writer: Cyndi Ortiz, co2 creative
DP: Image Brew
Director/Editor: AJ Koch
Graphics: Freed
Audio: Coupe Studios

Friday, July 6, 2012


We had some fun with sound design for the opening of this demo reel for one of our favorite Denver area video editors, Brian DeHerrera-Schnering. Featured in the reel are loads more projects we've collaborated on over the years. Check it out - the man does some mighty fine work:

PINTO EDITOR REEL 2012 from PINTO on Vimeo.