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Decades of Experience and Awards

Having been a in the film and video production world for over 3 decades,Tony Pfau has worked on features, independent features, and has well over 1000 commercials and hundreds of corporate presentations.  He maintains the one philosophy as a rule; "There is absolutely nothing that can't make it to the screen"

Avpfilms, formerly AVP Productions was formed as a boutique production company and production services company in 1986 and is the hub for director / producer and chief creative, Tony Pfau.  Prior to officially organizing as a business, Tony paid his dues in real film wrok, starting out with  the name "don't touch that" or " &*&^% Tony" for a few years. Those years provided the foundation for producing and directing great award winning spots, corporate work for the next few decades.

Currently,  Tony is now freelancing as an editor, providing first cut services on all formats and a variety of systems.  For smaller budgets and virals, we have a list of up and comings that are working in the viral DSLR world.  He is an accomplished shooter, director and producer.

Tony has been involved in many leading edge technologies over the years.  In the mid 80's before anyone had heard of virtual reality, Tony along with Ginsburg productions created numerous live action and VR hybrid projects, interactive DVD's with user created video responses to their activity and merging motion control with aerial systems. He also worked out keyword searchable database managment for interview media, long ago.

As the indusrty slowed down and moved to the DV world and the big budgets vanished, Tony begain teaching the craft at the Colorado Film School.  To date he has many former students enjoying a successful career.

We can back up the claim to great work.  Here's a partial list of awards;

  • Herme's Gold: Great West LIfe HSA 2007
  • BPAA Gold Key: "Go for the Gold" Olympics Sales Promo- US WEST consumer services
  • CINE Golden Eagle: Potatoes the American Way
  • National Cable Broadcasters Award 1st Place:  "Freedom Flag" :30
  • Flame Award 1st Place: Seed Money Competition U S West
  • Telly Award:  Moosie- feature
  • Numerous Alfies and other Ad awards
  • But most importantly, our work is effective and works for our clients!

Tony spent time in Austin Texas, the cute little indie market with a great film festival.  While there he shot, and suffered through, several independent films in the budding, starving artist, no budget,  miniHD formats.  Since the bank really doesn't accept passion as deposits, he has since to the real professional world .

 

Projects

 Independent Development Work: Numerous political specs and releases, some not available to display, email for private link.

  • Production Supervision-Professional Consultation & Instruction:   Hundreds of students have been getting professional training and instruction at the Colorado Film School in Tony Pfau's film courses and productions.- 2 hours of training podcasts for film makers.  Just guessing,  but pretty sure I've managed more film , actual film here than has been shot in the whole market for awhile, just sayin. Recent Instructor Edits and VFX- "The Garden, First Flight, LaVita Va Avanti, Retirement" and more.  
  • Great West Heathcare-HSA-through Kaz Creative (Herme's GOLD winner see full show here) ,
  • Citizens Alliance for Responsible Energy: Viral Campaign click to view -YouTube Virals
  • Imagine That!: Paramount Pictures, starring Eddie Murphy--Denver unit-  Key Extras Casting Coordinator Asst for Chris Farrell,. Over 2000 man days in 12 days of Denver Shooting.  See Trailer Here.
  • Verizon/ Denver Extras: developed online management of extras for the Verizon production "ski area, you know, the "network guy"  We did not do the production, simply managed the over 200 extras needed to be booked and transported to Winter Park, check it out here. 
  • Kaz Creative: RE/MAX International "Superman",
  • NRC-Jack 105.5 FM Spots-
  • "Austin Hip Hop Showcase" - Gutter Kitty Productions- Austin, TX dir/dp August 06
  • "Mother's Window Tint - Regional television campaign -spring, summer 06-dir/dp
  • "Fairy Fort" feature DP, director-Laurie Powers, on location, Mason TX, release 9/06 view trailer
  • "Death of a Romance" DP/LD- director Jon Brown, Austin TX
  • The Manny Can Effort: cute and quirky animated web series and opinion pieces about the issues facing us and our economy with energy regulation and restrictions.
  • Dishy Dog:  Viral, Product Launch video.
  • FFRCI, "Spinflush® Launch video
 
Outdoor-Television--from unscripted unproduced media.
 

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 NBC Sports-The Buck Stops Here Episode 410, Airs 11/11/12 Tails of the Hunt episode.

 

 

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Misc Crew (not production company)
  • Atlantic Records- "B.o.B. Don't let me Fall"- Denver 2010 2nd A.D for 1st AD Robert King.
  • NBA- Chauncy Billups Vaccination PSA-
  • Development of cloud management system for production.

 

Screenplays recently completed: -- "Artifact" thriller, "Newsguys" buddy comedy, developing "A Drip of Time" , "The Dubloon." (see log-lines in the development section)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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