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San Jacinto College

This month, we had the opportunity to film a couple of spots for San Jacinto Community College. The spots featured graduates from some of their programs. We loved working with all of these amazing San Jac Certified graduates and being able to share their stories.

Fear the Beard

This December, Zen got the opportunity to work with ad agency, Periscope and candy maker, Trolli in a shoot staring Rockets shooting guard, James Harden. Shot in the historic Houston Studios, W. Ross Wells was the Director of Photography for the playful shoot.

Sugar Hill

Live from Sugar Hill! Ready for our 38th episode with Khruangbin? The dynamic band made up of Laura Lee, D.J. and Mark Speer performed in Studio A at SugarHill on November 18th.

Check out Khruangbin’s instagram and the shots from the shoot!

Follow the Leaders

Follow the Leaders was a great opportunity for Zen to work on a series. The creative process was always churning and the talent was a wonderful reflection of the diverse artistry here in Houston. We can’t wait for y’all to see it!

Director: W. Ross Wells

Director of Photography: Richard Lacy

Producer: Rebecca Wells

Art Director: Bao Luu

Make Up: Kathy Rugh

Symphony of A Thousand

The Zenfilm team was very fortunate to have collaborated once again on this project promoting the upcoming performance of Mahler 8.

Former Music Director Christoph Eschenbach returns to conduct two spectacular evenings of music by one of his favorite composers. Mahler’s Eighth Symphony is commonly referred to as the “Symphony of a Thousand” due to the huge number of performers required on stage. Watch in awe as more than 400 musicians, chorus members and vocal soloists join together – complete with a special stage extension – for a once-in-a-lifetime, powerful experience of music.

With the Houston Symphony team we created a short film that gives insight into this “once in a lifetime” performance. More info and tickets can be found HERE.

ECD: Glenn Taylor
Director: W. Ross Wells
Producer: Brittany Holland
Cinematographers: Scott Marett, Brittany Holland
Gaffer: Mike Haimoto
Sound: Paul Schneider
Editorial: Brittany Holland
Animation & Design: Bao-Uy Luu
PA: Tiye McKethen

Children’s Museum Houston Stands Out

Children’s Museum Houston Stands Out

Summer time is finally here! School is out, the ice cream trucks are making their neighborhood patrols, and parents everywhere are trying to figure out how to keep the little ones occupied and engaged throughout their newfound stretch of abundant free time. We’ve got a sneaking suspicion that the Children’s Museum Houston is ready and waiting with open arms.

Work has just wrapped up on a brand new look for Children’s Museum Houston’s summer promotions, and we’re all a little giddy at the outcome. It’s a pretty special occasion for us; you’ll be seeing the very first appearance of motion graphics rendered in our newly installed editing suite. Gravity and particle manipulation has never been so sweet! There’s a myriad of motion tracking elements going on, frame-by-frame pieced together by our resident visual magician W. Ross wells. He lets on that it’s pretty tough work, but step in to the new digs while he’s building a comet and charting its course through the halls of  Kidtropolis, USA and you’d swear you were watching a little boy excitedly tinker with his new chemistry set.

This was a wonderfully collaborative effort. Not only was the crew spot on, it features some of the littlest, hardest working actors in the city. Top that off with music written, produced and performed by  Dan Workman of SugarHill Recording Studios, and you’ve got a fine piece that’s every bit as much of Houston is it is for Houston. We’re beaming like a parent at an elementary school graduation.

We’d like to know what you think! If it’s any indication, Only in Houston has given it front-page approval . . . . thanks, guys! Head over We’ll keep it coming, as long as we still have such amazing people to work with!

Keep your eyes peeled for Children’s Museum Houston’s spot running now, and the bountiful deals they’re offering to make your summer visit as affordable as it is engaging, stimulating, and just plane fun!

Head on over to onlyinhouston.org and watch the video here!

Parents, this summer save $2 when you skip the line and buy online! Visit them at http://cmhouston.org and save today!