We coined the phrase “blending geekdoms,” which pretty accurately describes what we do: merging high-end technology with the most authentic history and/or the most effective corporate communication. Except that we don’t really think these things are geeky. We think they’re pretty cool.
WE'RE TOTALLY INTO:
• Creativity, artistry, and innovation
• The Viper Filmstream Camera
• Blu-ray technology
• Our eclectic collection of clients – their products, their people, their ideas, and their goals
• The Historic City Market, where our studio resides
• The art of grilling meat, especially pork ribs
• Any new technological gadget that tickles our fancy
• Funny YouTube videos
• Explosions and fire of any sort
• Jimmy Johns sandwiches
Director/Shooter/Editor/Company Founder Shane Seley started Wide Awake Films in 2001, with the idea of producing high-quality historical and commercial projects with the very latest in emerging technology. Soon, Producer/Production Manager/Relationship-Builder Extraordinaire Ed Leydecker signed up, lending his excellent communication and production management skills to the company. The guys had worked together since 1991 at a large regional video production facility before venturing out on their own. Since then, Shane and Ed have traveled the world as business partners and friends, producing historical documentaries, museum films, television programs, commercials, corporate videos, and web media for an impressive list of national and international clients. They’re joined by a handful of creative professionals and a stash of amazing freelancers who keep it real with a low-key approach to filmmaking. No stuffy sets with huffy producers and arrogant directors here. This crew believes that our business is FUN. And that shows in our work every day.