House of Cards Season 2 | Episode 1

Directed by: Carl Franklin
Written by: Michael Dobbs, Andrew Davies, Beau Willimon
Released: February 14, 2014
Theatre watched at: Directors Guild of America


Roses are red, violets are blue, who needs a valentine, I got House of Cards Season 2! That’s right folks, Netflix has officially kicked off their season 2 of their now Emmy nominated series House of Cards and boy what can I say. Classy Deer was lucky enough to attend the red carpet premiere screening with the rest of the cast and crew of House of Cards and the first episode blew us away! Read More »

UVSA 2014 TET Festival

Tết, also known as Vietnamese New Year, is a celebration of the lunar new year. Over the last few years, the Orange County Tết Festival has taken place in Little Saigon. However, this year the Union of the Vietnamese Student Associations decided to move the festival to the Orange County Fair & Event Center to have more room for Vendors and shows. The festival highlighted the history and culture of Vietnam while providing plenty of current activities to entertain both the young and old. Thank you UVSA for throwing a great festival! If you didn’t make it out to the festival this year be sure to take a look at our video along with our photo gallery and don’t forget to save the date for next year!

Long Beach Comic and Horror Con 2013 | Highlight Video

If you haven’t checked it out yet be sure to watch our video from the 2013 Long Beach Comic Con! Thank you to all the fans that posed for our video! Looking forward to our next Con!

Long Beach Comic and Horror Con 2013 | Photos


Classy Deer was back in Long Beach for this year’s Comic and Horror Convention! JoAnn Hockersmith and Ed Alva were on the floor on Saturday geeking out and snapping footage of all the awesome cosplayers attending the event.

Check out all the photos on our Facebook page and “Like” us to be the first to know when our highlight video is up! In the mean time, take a gander at last year’s video on YouTube!

Tools for Peace | Stop, Breathe, and Think

Tools for Peace was founded in 2000 and is based in Pasadena, CA. It is a non profit organization that “teaches youth practical methods to cultivate compassion, peace, and wellbeing through training in mindfulness and meditation.” They are also trying to make it easier for students to have access to their curriculum by creating an app called Stop, Breathe, and Think. To learn more about Tools for Peace and their program take a look at Classy Deer’s latest video! If you want to show your support for Tools for Peace than vote for them in the Compassion and Technology Contest by the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (Stanford U.)

The Annual Halloween Hoofprint Contest!

Its that time of year again! Our deer will be dressing up in a different costume once a week on our facebook page giving you, the fans, an opportunity to win a framed print of that costume. Read More »

Getting Classy at Standard Time

One of our latest commercial videos features Michael Sharpe for his company Standard Time. What is Standard Time you ask? It’s a Los Angeles ad agency that has worked for companies like Asics, DC, and Veggie Grill. Still curious about Standard Time? Watch the video and you’ll learn more about what this agency has to offer!

Michael Sharp for The Agency Post from Standard Time on Vimeo.

The Siren

Our latest collaboration with Good Kids Production is now finally live online for your viewing pleasure.  Please enjoy this short film directed by Roxy Shih starring the talented dancer and performer Pandora. To fully enjoy this piece please watch in full HD and turn up your speakers to listen to the great compositions by Beethovenboy. Thank you to all our fans for your support during this production. We truly could not have made this film without you.

The Siren from Greg Cheng on Vimeo

Graphic Tutorial – 2.5 D

If you’ve ever had to use photos in a video project, I’m sure that you’ve wanted to do more than just the Ken Burns effect. Well, in this tutorial we’ll be using Photoshop and After Effects to make your photo almost 3D. I present to you, 2.5D.

Written Instructions:
1. In Photoshop: Pick your photo and choose layers. Put subjects on different layers via cut. Reconstruct any missing people and/or backgrounds.
2. Export each layer separately, as an image file, with an alpha channel.
3. Import each file into After Effects and click the 3D box check to make them so. Start arranging separate images in Z space (3rd set of numbers under your “Position” attribute.)
4. Add a null object, make it 3D, and add a camera. Set the null object as a Parent to the camera and start keyframing different positions on the null object.
5. Review/render work and you’re finished!

A Statistical Study of the Film Industry

Statistics have been used since 5th century BC (thank you wiki) as a way to analyze a mass amount of data. Over the past few years of working in the industry, whether it be commercial or otherwise, I have noticed some statistical patterns. On this page I have documented a few for scientifical purposes. Please, if you decide to use this data as a part of your own studies, provide a credit to the source like every classy scientist should.


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