Deer Run Media is a video production agency based in Chattanooga, TN. We began as writers, musicians, and filmmakers pursuing the creation of things impactful and permanent. The nature of our business was apparent from the beginning, when spending long days and late nights writing, filming, and editing wasn’t just hard work but pure fun as well. We think it goes without saying that we enjoy what we do. And looking back, we’ve enjoyed the path we’ve taken to sharpen our tools and quicken our wit in this competitive world of video production.
From working with corporations to creative agencies, we utilize our cinematic techniques to sculpt the brand narrative through moving images. We believe at the core of human history is mankind's instinctual ability to imagine, to inspire, and to tell a story. We follow our instinct - creative instinct. But it’s not just a video product that we deliver. In the end, it’s something that adds to your business. It doesn’t speak for your business, it speaks with your business. It’s more than just a story, it is the essence of what you offer to the world.
The group at DeerRun has a unique set of skills and what it takes to complete even high art projects professionally. Maybe most importantly, they understand the kind of project they are making each time, the purpose behind each one. These guys have won awards at film festivals, but they also know how to promote the work of others. I’ve worked with them many times and have been extremely happy with the results.
“Deer Run brings an impressive amount of creativity to every stage of production. Their ability to think outside the box helped us tell our story in a fresh and emotionally impactful way, and their artistry added a level of finesse to the project that is hard to find.”
“The return on our investment with Deer Run Media has gone way beyond our expectations: their video captured our message and delivered it to our principle stakeholders in majestic form and our application numbers soared. We could not be happier!”
Kevin and Rob are asked to work late by their manager at a local clothing boutique. Trying to pass the time, the duo find something in one of the jackets hanging on the rack that dramatically changes their day. By the end of the video, enough has happened to make it feel like a dream.
We produced this video in collaboration with Chattanooga's primary hip hop collective, TheHouse, whose roster includes TUT (Kevin), Michael da Vinci (Rob), Brian Brown, and Chris P.
The Lula Lake Land Trust is responsible for preserving and protecting nearly 10,000 acres on Lookout Mountain. We aim to explore the story behind this beautiful land and the importance of conservation in the Chattanooga area and around the globe.
We are all born into this race. It chooses us. Only by its mercy we make it to the finish line. Still, its survivors are rarely left unscathed. The challenge lies within the unknown. And the unknown lies in the desert sands of Baja California, Mexico where another race know as the Baja 1000 has taken place since the 1960’s. It doesn’t seem coincidental that fifty years later three brothers from Chattanooga would participate in one of the longest off-road races in the world, traveling to the opposite side of the country to take it on. Their story is weaved into a much more colorful quilt of life, told by those who have had to pave their own race track.In the fall of 2015, a few of us set off on the quintessential trip “out west” with point B sending us over the border to Ensenada, Baja California. The following week became the backbone of this feature length production, and soon the story turned into an inquiry of the curious spirit: the one that makes us explore the unknown and the incessant drive to know more. This trailer merely scratches the surface of the entire epic, set to release this coming spring.
There is one objective: Maintain consistency. It is key. What happens when that is disrupted?
Official Selection of:
European Independent Film Festival 2014
Oxford Film Festival 2014 *special jury mention for cinematography
Chattanooga Film Festival 2014
Louisville Film Festival 2014
Orlando Film Festival 2014
Sun & Sand Film Festival 2014
ECU special screening in Berlin, Germany 2015
Ellensburg Film Festival 2015
Queens World Film Festival 2017
Just another day hanging around the house, and Knowlton Bourne is bored. A story told in only two shots bound almost seamlessly together, the music video involved a lot of running and, not surprisingly, more than one take.
Our friend Kip Bradley Smith of Chattanooga is a man of songs. When the sun rises in the background, his song ends. When the sun sets, his songs trail off into the sky’s horizon. The music seems to transition perfectly as the day passes. The viewer is transported behind the scenes, led gently by a narrator across a chilly, Appalachian landscape. Produced on the coldest day that ever was, this semi-narrative, meta-crew style music video was one of the coolest projects we’ve done.
One is capable of more than one’s mind allows. Set during the first year of Ironman Chattanooga, this short profile delves into the personal struggles that challenge a man to push through what he thought couldn’t be possible. Jackson Wingfield, a native Chattanooga, won his chance to compete in the famous triathlon though a raffle at work. With only three months to train, without any experience in marathoning, Wingfield finished with a little less body fat but gained confidence in both physical and mental strength.This production gave us an opportunity to witness our city’s first Ironman as well as a chance to develop a profile piece for our reel. From cinematography to original music, had complete creative control from start to finish line.
Think. As a species, how do we progress? It usually begins with an idea, and often it ends with that idea becoming a reality, until someone has an idea for something better. And... from there the wheels of progress continue to roll on. This is especially the case in the world of telecommunication. For Adtran, we wanted to convey their appreciation for everyone that acts upon their ideas, inventions, or innovations. As part of a corporate video campaign, Innovations That Matter pays tribute to those with the ideas, big or small.
To a lot of us, convenience has become a standard for our day-to-day lives. Products and services have become essential to our lifestyles and seem to almost teleport into our possession. In reality, so much goes into making sure that thing you need is there exactly where you need it and when you need it. But how do they get there? Behind the magic is a third party logistics company with the tools and strength to execute an array of capabilities at a grand scale. Kenco has been around for years, and we were able to combine their homegrown values with their history of consistent quality to tell the story of a successful business.
The Associated General Contractors have contributed to the construction of our country for nearly 100 years, but beyond the tireless hours of contracted building, AGC has taken the opportunity to use their skills to help those in need. As separate organizations, AGC Charities and AGC Foundation reached out to us about a video that could help raise money during their annual convention.
We were happy to oblige. After further discussing the project, we decided the best way to capture the audience was to represent both organizations in a narrative short film. What we produced is the kind of work we love to make, that is, true narrative filmmaking.
The way we make sense of our daily lives is through trust. You trust the alarm will sound tomorrow morning. You trust the person driving 70 mph next to you on the interstate will stay between the lines. You trust the wings of an aircraft to carry you safely across the world. When it comes to wealth management, you shouldn’t have to think about it either. You have to trust in your future.
Knowing their was a prominent hang gliding community here in Chattanooga, we had the idea of profiling a an individual that regularly took flight. Eventually, we were able to write that idea into a narrative when Pinnacle Trust approached us with their need for a brand video for a new website. The central theme was evident even behind the scenes, where a couple of us were able to experience a tandem flight for the first time. Such a rush.
It isn’t always that easy to detect mold in your home. Don’t you wish it was as obvious as a techno club in your basement? This product from My Mold Detective is the simple, first-step solution for preventing mold parties. Personifying mold turned out to be quite a task, but the production was undoubtedly entertaining.
There’s no one else in the business that speaks the language of land better than Wings Group. Born from his passion for the outdoors, Elliott Davenport’s expertise is emboldened by his accomplished track record in pairing families and sportsmen with majestic pieces of land. Our partnership with The Wings Group formed with the mutual appreciation of the natural world and it’s well-being, and it will continue to foster stunning visuals that work toward one thing: producing a unique experience that breaks the mold of real estate videography.
What is fear? It certainly not something to be ignored. Yet, by the same principle, it should not go unchallenged. Stepping into the world of higher education may seem like a daunting task, since choosing the right path may conjure the most uncertainty in a young adult. Since we experienced the same anxiety as students, we considered it a privilege to work with our alma mater to produce an inspiring recruitment video for the university’s honors college.
In times of discomfort or when a challenge arises, often our first mode of survival is finding a reason to avoid it, for taking a shortcut, or for making it easier. Rather than pushing through it, we look for a scapegoat. Don’t let the quality of your rain jacket become a reason to run away from a challenge. Use it to run through the challenge. With this production, our hope was to show a lifestyle inspired by a product. What we came up with is an anthem for anyone who ignores the countless reasons to stay in bed.