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About Us

Atomic Pictures is a full service video production and creative media company in Birmingham, Alabama. We specialize in post-production video editing and video production for television commercials and corporate presentations.

Since 1999, Atomic Pictures has been quietly churning out a pretty cool mix of television commercials for local, regional and national clients. We work with independent producers, advertising agencies, production companies and directly with clients from across the country. But we do more than great television commercials. Our experience extends to corporate video presentations, 3D animation, radio commercials, direct sales videos, trade show presentations and point-of-purchase materials.

Unless you live under a rock (not that there's anything wrong with that), you've seen our national work for some of America’s best know brands. But that doesn’t mean all we do is big budget advertising campaigns. We really spend more time on local and regional television commercials for automotive dealers, entertainment properties, hospitals and banks. Regardless the budget, we bring our A-Game and help lift every project to the next level. Got a television commercial, video project or any other creative project in the works? Give us a shout and see what we can do for you.

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Production

Atomic Pictures offers location video production services for television commercials, training videos, corporate presentations, documentary, infomercials, and web video. We offer multiple HD & 4K camera packages as well as complete lighting and grip.

Production Credits Include

  • Great Southern Wood
  • Memjet
  • Senior Care of Alabama
  • Regions Bank
  • US Tennis Association Davis Cup
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • The Inspiration Network
  • Viking Range Corporation
  • Alabama One Credit Union
  • University of Alabama
  • Jimmie Hale Mission
  • Delphi Corporation
  • State of Alabama
  • Alabama Hospital Association
  • Discovering Alabama
  • Hunter Street Baptist Church
  • State and local political campaigns
  • Automotive dealers across the country
  • Spencer Bachus 1
    Congressman Spencer Bachus with the Forté Marketing Group.
  • Spencer Bachus 2
    Congressman Spencer Bachus with the Forté Marketing Group.
  • JimmieHaleMission 2
    Table top for Forté Marketing Group and the Jimmie Hale Mission.
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    Table top for Forté Marketing Group and the Jimmie Hale Mission.
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    Table top for Forté Marketing Group and the Jimmie Hale Mission.
  • JimmieHaleMission 5
    Table top for Forté Marketing Group and the Jimmie Hale Mission.
  • JimmieHaleMission 6
    Food stylist Erica Hopper.
  • JimmieHaleMission 7
    Standing around talking about working is really more fun than actually working. The gang from Forté Marketing group and Brian's ever-present bald head.
  • JimmieHaleMission 1
    This turkey was HUGE and stylist Erica Hopper did a great job of making it look perfect for camera.
  • Rick And Bubba
    Rick and Bubba, Brian and David with the Forté Marketing Group.
  • McKinnonToyota
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  • YellaWood 4
    Besides handling post production on the YellaWood spots, we got to go on location with YellaFella in New Mexico to shoot behind-the-scenes footage and interviews for a documentary.
  • YellaWood 1
    The movie ranch we were using was the same location used classic westerns like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Gunsmoke and more recently for 3:10 to Yuma and Cowboys & Aliens. www.bonanzacreekranch.com
  • YellaWood 2
    The whole gang from Dill Productions, Atomic Pictures and other cool folks we met along the way.
  • YellaWood 3
    Stunt legend talks about working with John Wayne.
  • YellaWood 5
    Uh yeah, we're working hard.
  • AlabamaOneCu1
    David swears that this contraption will make the light look nice. We just go with it.
  • AlabamaOneCu2
    David and Brian do nothing while Owen holds a large board over his head for no real reason.
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    Need an extra to sit at a desk? Grab the AE, make a cheesy bow tie out of gaffers tape and you're good to go.
  • AlabamaOneCu4
  • AlabamaOneCu6
    For some reason, the wonderful Lynda Thacker wants to put powder on the monitor.
  • AlabamaCapitol
  • ShadowWaltz
    One from the archives… Brian in college on the set of Shadow Waltz. Never heard of it? No worries, neither did anyone else. It finally was released under the name "Rebel Love". Never heard of it either? That's probably a good thing. Can't find Brian? He's sporting his snazzy Delta Chi jersey and a head full of hair.
 

 

 

Post Production

Video editing used to be cutting a few scenes together, adding a dissolve or two, putting a logo on the end and calling it done.  It’s a little more complicated these days and we have the tools and experience to handle pretty much any creative vision you might have. We like to go beyond the script, beyond the storyboard and kick it up a notch. We’re not happy until everything is perfect.

Atomic Pictures may have more national television advertising credits than anyone in town, but say you’re not working with a huge budget,  not a problem.  We take that top tier experience and help bring it down to projects of any size.  We’re great at maximizing budgets to give our clients the greatest value and the most effective end product. Our three edit suites are equipped with the finest tools to complete the job on time and on budget.

Visit our galleries to see samples our our work

Post Production Services

  • High definition editing
  • Digital compositing
  • Color correction
  • Motion tracking
  • Rotoscoping
  • Motion graphics
  • 3D animation
  • Graphic design
  • Spot duplication in HD & SD
  • Electronic spot delivery
  • Digital assets for web delivery

Post Production Credits Include

  • HGTV
  • YellaWood
  • US Postal Inspection Service
  • US Army
  • Lenovo
  • SunSweet Prunes
  • Crystal Geyser Water
  • Hard Rock Casinos
  • Tiffin Motor Homes
  • LINE-X
  • UF Health Shands Hospital
  • Brookwood Medical Center
  • UAB Medical Center
  • DCH Medical Center
  • The University of Alabama
  • The University of Kentucky
  • Regions Bank
  • Jimmie Hale Mission
  • Hunter Street Baptist Church
  • Automotive retailers across the US
  • Local & state political campaigns & Political Action Committees

 

GALLERIES

  • Lenovo K900 With Kobe Bryant
  • Lenovo K900 01
    Brand logos not connected with the spot had to be removed from all shots.
  • Lenovo K900 02
    The biggest concern was preserving the complex dimpled texture of the basketball and the dramatic lighting used on set.
  • Lenovo K900 03
    Blurring sections of the ball or simply cloning in a new texture would be distracting and wouldn’t work on such a high profile spot.
  • Lenovo K900 04
    The first step involved creating moving masks of each frame of the spot containing a logo.
  • Lenovo K900 05
    Dozens of masks were used to isolate the problem sections of the ball.
  • Lenovo K900 06
    It was complicated by the constant changes in movement, direction and being obscured by complicated foreground objects.
  • Lenovo K900 07
    A matching 3D sphere was tracked into the frame matching the perfect shape, rotation and size of the ball.
  • Lenovo K900 08
    Atomic Pictures used Autodesk Flame to texture and light the replacement ball and perfectly match the nuances of the footage.
  • Lenovo K900 11
    The most difficult scene was this super slow motion shot focused entirely on the ball.
  • Lenovo K900 12
    With no room for error, it had to be perfect – color, texture, movement and motion blur.
  • Lenovo K900 13
    Flame was also used to remove wrinkles in the wardrobe and a few other invisible fixes.
  • Lenovo K900 14
    The results were flawless and the job was done in just one day.
  • View The Finished Spot
 

With a tight deadline of only one day, Atomic Pictures was tapped with cleaning up important elements in a television commercial for Lenovo’s K900 smartphone featuring NBA superstar Kobe Bryant. Fixes include removing brand logos from an ever-moving basketball and smoothing wrinkles in wardrobe.

Simply blurring or painting out the logos and wrinkles wasn’t an option. It had to look perfect and completely natural. Using the unique abilities of Autodesk Flame, we were able to replace large sections of the ball on a frame by frame basis with a perfectly rendered 3d replacement. Our 3D elements matched the dramatic lighting and revealed the well-known dimpled texture of the ball. The results were seamless.

Client - Lenovo USA
Agency - The Woo Agency | Los Angeles
Agency Producer - Troy Courtney

Digital cleanup and 3D compositing by Atomic Pictures

  • The US Postal Inspectaion Service
  • USPIS 03
    2D illustrations were supplied by the client and were animated and integrated into rich 3D environments designed and created by Atomic Pictures.
  • USPIS 04
    Environements were modeled from reference photos taken at US Postal Service facilities around the country.
  • USPIS 05
    Dozens of stock and custom 3d models were combined with client supplied illustrations.
  • USPIS 06
    3D typography and selective coloring were used to draw attention to key plot elements.
  • USPIS 07
    Custom 3D shaders were created by Atomic Pictures to speed up the production pipeline.
  • USPIS 08
    Wanted posters are the perfect place to put a shoutout to friends. ;)
  • USPIS 09
    Custom 3D models were created to create authentic environments from US Postal facilities.
  • USPIS 10
    Multiple layers of illustrations were combined with 3D animation in Autodesk Flame to create a very unique visual presentation.
  • USPIS 11
    Custom 3D models were created to create authentic environments from US Postal facilities.
  • USPIS 12
    3D typography and selective coloring were used to draw attention to key plot elements.
  • USPIS 02
    Shots contained as many a 40 layers to create the needed motion, drama and depth.
  • USPIS 01
    Moving elements such as the forklift and timestamp were used to maximize visual impact.
 

Atomic Pictures has worked on numerous projects for the United States Postal Inspection Service; the law enforcement side of the US Postal Service.  The USPIS has used our work in broadcast, public awareness programs, point of purchase materials and for internal training. Always looking for new ways to engage workers, we worked with High Noon Film and Interactive to produce several training films in the dark and gritty graphic novel style.  Traditional illustrations were combined with rich 3d environments, selective color and other advanced post techniques to create a truly unique series of films.

Client - The United States Postal Inspection Service
Agency - High Noon Film & Interactive | Birmingham
Director - Les Rayburn

3d Creative development, 3D modeling, animation and digital compositing by Atomic Pictures

  • Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring Water
  • Crystal Geyser1
    Multiple shots were combined with stock elements to create the end shot. More than 20 masks and multiple keyers were needs to give the bottle the pure and natural look that the client wanted.
  • Crystal Geyser2
    A lens problem in the client's footage caused a mult-colored ring and focus issue around some shots. Using tools in Autodesk Flame, we were able to correct the artifact and provide minor touch ups on the wardrobe.
  • Crystal Geyser3
    The corrected shot;
  • Crystal Geyser4
    The client decided in post that the actress's top earring and multiple piercings were destracting and needed to be removed. Hours of rotoscoping and compositing were needed to digitally recreate the inner section of the ear.
  • Crystal Geyser5
    The corrected shot with top earring and other piercings concealed.
  • VIEW THE FINISHED SPOT
 

Crystal Geyser is clean, pure and natural spring water so every frame in their advertising needs to reflect that pristine brand image.  Atomic Pictures built the end tag frame from digital elements and provided extensive cleanup throughout the spot.  Cleanups included concealing multiple ear piercings on an actress, wardrobe fixes and repairing technical flaws in the client’s DSLR footage.

Client - Crystal Geyser
Agency - Nice Advertising | San Francisco
Agency Producer - Troy Courtney

Final color correction, graphics, digital cleanup and compositing by Atomic Pictures

  • Hard Rock Casinos
  • Hard Rock1
    Animated 3D bank vault opens to reveal Hard Rock Casino logo.
  • Hard Rock6
    Animated 3D bank vault opens to reveal Hard Rock Casino logo.
  • Hard Rock5
    An animated Mission Imposible style recorder was created in Maya 3D software.
  • Hard Rock3
    Multiple layers of Christmas lights were composited to create a magical background for a holiday car giveaway.
  • Hard Rock4
    This cold hard cash was created in Autodesk Flame.
  • Hard Rock2
    The clean and crisp look of an Apple commercial was used for an iPad promotion at Hard Rock Casino in Tulsa.
 

Atomic Pictures has developed eye-catching campaigns and contest promotions for Hard Rock properties in Mississippi and Oklahoma.  Each month is a new and exciting look blending 3D animation, motion graphics and digital compositing.

Client - Hard Rock Casinos
Agency - RedSquare Agency | Mobile
Agency Producer - Sara Miles Agee, Caleb Moore

3D animation, motion graphics and digital compositing by Atomic Pictures

  • SunSweet Prunes
  • SunSweet02
    Package replacement in moving shot using 3D motion tracking and extensive post lighting and color correction.
  • SunSweet03
    Package replacement in moving shot using 3D motion tracking and extensive post lighting and color correction.
  • SunSweet05
    Spot color correction and sharpening to accentuate logo
  • SunSweet06
    Package replacement in moving shot using 3D motion tracking and extensive post lighting and color correction.
  • SunSweet07
    Package replacement in moving shot using 3D motion tracking and extensive post lighting and color correction, spot color correction on juice glass to accentuate product and glass clarity.
  • SunSweet08
    Package replacement in moving shot using 3D motion tracking and extensive post lighting and color correction, spot color correction on juice glass to accentuate product and glass clarity.
  • SunSweet09
    Spot color correction on juice glass to accentuate product and glass clarity.
  • SunSweet10
    Spot color correction on juice glass to accentuate product and glass clarity.
  • SunSweet11
    Package replacement in moving shot using 3D motion tracking and extensive post lighting and color correction, spot color correction on juice glass to accentuate product and glass clarity.
  • SunSweet12
    Spot color correction on bottles to correct lighting, removed highlights on bottle that obscured logos.
  • SunSweet01
    Package replacement in moving shot using 3D motion tracking and extensive post lighting and color correction.
 

Products must look perfect in advertising and no brand is more aware of that need than SunSweet.  Every glass of juice needs to be the same exact color, every piece of fruit needs the perfect shape and glisten and each package must look pristine.

Atomic Pictures has performed extensive color correction, package replacement, label replacement and digital compositing in dozens of SunSweet commercials for domestic and European distribution.

Client - SunSweet Prunes
Agency - Nice Advertising | San Francisco
Agency Producer - Troy Courtney

Package & label replacement, final color correction, graphics, digital cleanup and compositing by Atomic Pictures

 

 

My first experience at the Jimmie Hale Mission was a number of years ago as a volunteer serving breakfast.  It was a humbling experience to look face to face with those whom we often ignore.  It has been a pleasure to return to the mission and work with them on numerous awareness spots, fund appeals as well as retail advertising for their Mission Possible Bargain Centers.  Jimmie Hale Mission is a truly great organization that is making real progress in the lives of countless men, women and children. 

Client - Jimmie Hale Mission
Agency - Forté Marketing Group | Birmingham
Creative Director - Chris Goldschmidt
Account Executive - Jamie Warren

Carboard Spot - Post production editing by Atomic Pictures
All other spots - Turnkey production and post by Atomic Pictures.
Director - Brian Collins

  • Bradford Health
  • Bradford Health08
    3D geometry was combined with stock medical and scientific images in Autodesk Flame.
  • Bradford Health02
  • Bradford Health03
  • Bradford Health04
  • Bradford Health01
  • Bradford Health06
  • Bradford Health05
    The projection effects were created entirely in post.
  • Bradford Health07
 

This campaign is pretty old but remains a favorite of ours.  Simple green screen footage evolved across a few late-night edits into an Orwellian nightmare that probably convinced more than a few television viewers that drugs are really, really bad for you.  

Client - Bradford Healtth
Production Company - High Noon Film and Interacttive | Birmingham
Director - Les Rayburn

Post production editing, graphic design, special effects compositing by Atomic Pictures.

Alabama One Credit Union wanted to increase their loan share in the Tuscaloosa area. Alchemist Branding developed a fantasic comedic campaign to shake up the market and meet the client's sales objectives. Atomic Pictures handled casting, production and post. It was a fun-filled shoot that took us to locations in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa and Brian’s bedroom.  Uh, don’t ask.

Client - Alabama One Credit Union
Agency - Alchemist Branding | Tuscaloosa
Account Executive - Randall Huffaker

Turnkey production and post by Atomic Pictures.
Director - Brian Collins

  • Mobile Attic
  • Mobile Attic 03
  • Mobile Attic 01
  • Mobile Attic 04
    Practical water elements were combined with in-house footage. Furniture and wall art were "blasted away" in Autodesk Flame
  • Mobile Attic 02
  • Mobile Attic 06
  • Mobile Attic 05
  • Mobile Attic 07
    A wrecker and several beefy grips were used to lift the car and trailer. Using Autodesk Flame, those elements were removed and new shadows and highlights were added to sell the effect.
  • Mobile Attic 09
  • Mobile Attic 08
  • VIEW THE FINISHED SPOT
 

Mobile Attic needed to introduc their product to an crowded marketplace.  Numerous visual effects were needed to bring the script to life.  Produced by our good friends at Dill Productions, Atomic Pictures provided visual effects composting and post production editing.  

Client - Mobile Attic
Production Company - Dill Productions | Birmingham
Directeor - Norton Dill

Post production editing, graphic design, special effects compositing by Atomic Pictures.

Ronnie Watkins Ford wanted a high-end looking spot to promote his QuickLane service center.  The goal was to stress the wide range of services offered to all makes and models with no appointment needed in fast, convenient location.

Client - QuickLane

Creative, production and post by Atomic Pictures

Where do you hurt?  That seems to be what the doctor always asks so Brookwood Medical Center turned to our friends at Dill Productions to create this campaign. The simple message was that wherever you hurt, Brookwood is there to help.  Extensive 3D motion tracking and animation was needed to articulate illustrations of bones, joints and other internal systems.

Client - Brookwood Medical Center
Production Company - Dill Productions | Birmingham
Directeor - Norton Dill

Post production editing and special effects compositing by Atomic Pictures.

 

Hate typical car commercials?  Yeah, us too, that’s why we don’t make typical car commercials.  Atomic Pictures shoots and edits automotive ads that cut-through the clutter and deliver traffic for dealers across the country. No cookie cutter spots, we create custom looks and messages specific to each market.  Funny and off the wall, hard and serious to super clean and polished, we do it.

  • Don Moore
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  • Don Moore08
  • Don Moore09
  • Don Moore10
  • Don Moore11
  • Don Moore12
  • Don Moore02
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  • Don Moore14
  • Don Moore15
  • Don Moore01
  • Don Moore17
    Web banner
  • Don Moore03
  • Don Moore21
    Web banner
  • Don Moore22
    Web banner
  • Don Moore18
    Web banner
 

Don Moore is a third generation car dealer in Owensboro, Kentucky. His advertising is known for bright, colorful, fun and friendly spots and his commercials are so popular that people line up at the dealership to say his famous catch phrase "It's Hot Don." Monthly assets produced by Atomic Pictures include television, radio and multiple web banners.  The ever-changing visual style keeps buyers engaged and competitors guessing where we’re going next.

Client - Don Moore Automotive
Creative Director - Dennis Johnson

Production, post and graphic design by Atomic Pictures.

Atomic Pictures has worked with a number of the Serra Automotive franchises in the Birmingham area to develop some of the most eye-catching spots in any market.  We've created a wide range of spots. From cartoon characters and crime fighting super heroes to game shows and hard-hitting event driven spots.

Client - Serra Automotive

Creative, production, post and graphic design by Atomic Pictures.

Ronnie Watkins Ford is an outstanding family owned and operated store in Gadsden, Alabama. Ronnie’s daughters have been part of the spots since the store opened.  Bold graphics and high-quality production have allowed Ronnie Watkins Ford to be a pace setting dealer, competing with much larger stores in the Birmingham market.

Client - Ronnie Watkins Ford

Creative, production, post and graphic design by Atomic Pictures.

  • Hoover Toyota
  • Hoover Toyota 02
    Building on the succes
  • Hoover Toyota 03
  • Hoover Toyota 04
  • Hoover Toyota 01
  • Hoover Toyota 05
    Point of purchase material
  • Hoover Toyota 06
    Point of purchase material
 

Hoover Toyota is Birmingham’s #1 Toyota store.  Atomic Pictures developed the blue man character to tell the story of Hoover’s unrelenting focus on the highest level of customer service.  The latest spot features a fully 3D version of the blue man as he finds out how easy it is to shop at HooverToyota.com, even while wearing your jammies.  Big props to Hoover Toyota owner; Gordie Stewart, for supplying the voice over for the spots. Atomic Pictures produced multiple commercials in the series and supporting point of purchase materials.

Client - Hoover Toyota

Creative, production, post and graphic design by Atomic Pictures.

When Ray McKenney first approached Atomic Pictures he had the “Drive Happy” slogan and a basic black and white sketch of a cartoon car that he wasn’t too happy with.  We took those elements, revamped the sketch into a full color set of characters that would be used to tell the McKenney story.  It’s a fun-filled cartoon world with tons of original illustrations, bouncy music and snappy animation.  With a modest production budget Atomic Pictures created effective spots that broke through in a market dominated by typical price point advertising.

Client - McKenney Chevrolet, CJD

Creative, production, post and graphic design by Atomic Pictures.

 

Due to non-disclosure agreements, we are unable to show our full range of political experience. Please contact us for additional information.
  • Political
  • Virtual Tabletop
    The tabletop setting and camera movements were computer generated, combining images of the candidate and stock photographs of picture frames.
  • 3D animation
    3D animation of the US Capitol was combined with bold graphics to reinforce the message.
  • Photo collage
    A photo montage used to emphasise the record of the opponent.
  • 3D Graphics
    Bold 3d graphics used to show the candidate's proven track record.
  • On-location interview
    Dramatic lighting and photography to enhance her story.
  • Selective color
    Stock images and selective color used to emphasize the opponent's record.
  • Iconic Images
    Iconic images used to communicate the stature of the incumbent.
  • Photo Montage
    A photo montage used to emphasise the record of the opponent.
  • On-location interview
    Graphics combined with dramatic photography communicate the victim's compelling story.
  • VIEW THE DEMO
    Atomic Pictures - Political Demo
 

The demo clips and images contain a small sample of the political work Atomic Pictures has done for local and state campaigns. Due to non-disclosure agreements, we are unable to release samples or details of our extensive multi-state work for Political Action Committees and some local campaigns.

Production and post by Atomic Pictures.

Atomic Pictures has produced a broad range of presentations for corporate and industrial clients including the manufacturing, banking, insurance and non-profit sectors.  Our experience includes new business pitches, employee benefits presentations, video newsletters, trade show presentations, internet video and training programs.

Production and post by Atomic Pictures.

 

Our YouTube Channel is like that box full of random stuff that you keep under the bed. It's not too organized, you never know what you'll find but it's always fun to dig through.

Visit Atomic Pictures YouTube Channel

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

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Atomic Pictures Inc
3100 Independence Drive
Suite 200
Birmingham, AL 35209-4103

205-939-1314
888-839-1114 - Toll Free

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JOBS & INTERNSHIPS

Some people want to run with the bulls or join Seal Team Six, others want to do something really crazy and work in production and post. We’re a small shop with a pretty tight core group but sometimes we add to the mix and we use freelancers especially on shoots. Either way, your best first step is to send us a resume with examples of your work. Same goes if you are a college student looking for an internship. Send us some of your work and let us know what you’d like to learn and what you have to offer. Internships are only offered to college students who have completed their freshman year and only as part of an academic program. No calls please.

 

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