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Andrew Jacob Holm

Within a typical Rockford neighborhood, stands a unique structure next to many cozy homes. Andrew Jacob Holms’s workshop. In this place, only built 5 years ago, the smell of burning wood, drying tobacco, and coal swirl around you. With each step, it feels like you are traveling a year back in time. Andrew, or Andy, may be noodling on his guitar or figuring out how to fix something that you can probably buy at the store, but makes more sense to make it just for a one off use. Like he’s always done.
The first thing you notice about him is that he appears out of time and place. Usually clad in overalls, and hat, he stands out in many crowds. The only thing you need to know is that it is just a uniform. A pared-down comfortable set of clothes that just work for him. A talented musician, a caring father, and a good guy just trying to do the best he can.

Produced by Pablo Korona
Music : Andrew Jacob Holm
Second Camera : Jordan Hardy
Drone : FlyGuy Films
Asst. : Elizabeth Kris Theiss

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Tour De North End

After moving back to Rockford, Zak Rotello began cycling as a way out of a funk. Combining that with his love of throwing a party, he started Tour De North End to bring his neighborhood together and promote safe biking. Most of the footage from this piece is from 2015, with some from 2017, but the one consistent thing is Zak’s consistent response to people thanking him : “You’ve got to make your own fun in this town.”

Tremendous help on this video by:
Tyler Yomantas & his timelapse photography Tyler Yomantas Photography
Jordan Hardy of FlyGuy Films with his drone
Jacob Rush with his drone
Additional footage by Aaron Hall
Assistant: Emma Fredrickson
Driver: Greg Farnham

Music: Zach Staas. Daniel Pingrey, and Jason Kaye.

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Our Town, Our Team

 

The Rockford IceHogs are the only professional sports team wholly owned by the city they play in. This is our town, this is truly our team.
Produced by Pablo Korona
Second Camera & Drone — Jordan Hardy (FlyGuy Films)
Second Camera & Asst — Elizabeth Kris Theiss
Asst. Edit — Zach Staas

Many Game Shots — IceHogs video crew.
Music: Zach Staas, Daniel Pingrey, & Jason Kaye
Support from seven11 Productions & IceHogs Production Supervisor / Media Manager: Christopher Toltzman

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Laundry Duty

 

A pragmatic Coach Griffin saw a way to tackle a 5-day chore while creating one more opportunity to get to know his E-Rab Football guys better.

“I want them to work, to spend time together outside of football and school and feel like they’re accomplishing something. … Football is a game. It’s just a tool for me to use to get kids together and teach them about what’s right.” – East High School Head Football Coach Gary Griffin

Produced by Pablo Korona
Drone : Jordan Hardy of FlyGuy Films
Edit : Zach Staas
Music : Zach StaasDaniel Pingrey, and Jason Kaye