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Please enjoy an eclectic diversity of content and subjects created by Matt Chapman. This blog page gives more in depth detail and cool anecdotes pertaining to each video, film, or perhaps something else completely. On top of that, you will find info about the online video making paradigm, production, post-production and more. ChappyShowcase has content channels all over the web. All links for each channel are located for your convenience at a click of the button. Be sure to check the blog regularly to be updated on what is happening with Growing Up Guide Pup, ChappyShowcase, and GurillaTV. Or, better yet, subscribe to one of the RSS feeds so every new post is automatically emailed to you. Enjoy...and remember, keep that camera rollin!

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

AL GORE FUNNY FILM...No Budget Comedy

My brother Luke and I reached our creative crescendo with our political gag piece HOW AL GOT HIS GROOVE BACK in 2003. When most brothers were blistering up their fingers on video games, or downing buckets of popcorn at the local theatre, we would pass the time together by making movies for $0. A typical scenario would be "Hey man what do you want to do today? I don't know, you want to keep making our movie? Yeah, ok...that's always fun", and off we went.

We found by acting, shooting, directing, and editing our own stuff, the learning curve was much more steep, but the rewards were super cool. Nine years ago when we got serious about this approach to the moviemaking craft, it was not as common place like it is today. I attribute alot of the skills I have acquired to the long hours of campy political gag piece filmmaking back in the day. No it was not USC Film School, but I tell you what, our abnormal approach to learning the craft has not stipend my success. In fact, it has actually helped. I don't follow convention and have always been a non-conformist anyways. When people ask me "what film school did you go to?" I tell them "I went to the school of hard knocks, have you heard of it?"

HOW AL GOT HIS GROOVE BACK is just one of many pieces we made starring the commander in chief gang. RONALD REAGAN, BILL CLINTON, GEORGE BUSH SR., JIMMY CARTER, RICHARD NIXON, GEORGE BUSH JR., and AL GORE. In this piece I play BILL CLINTON and Luke plays AL GORE. We decided to poke fun at the fact that AL GORE had put on an incredible amount of weight since he lost the 2000 presidential election. Our result was a sort of ROCKY BALBOA MONTAGE meets the presidents spoof.

Watch as Al Gore rebounds from the 2000 presidential election with Bill Clinton leading the charge. From dudd to studd Al evolves into a new man. These films are a group collaboration of MATT CHAPMAN and LUKE CHAPMAN. Copyright (C) 2003




Tuesday, August 19, 2008


  • Chapman Digital has over 100 wedding videos under it's belt since conception. If you looking for a affordable solution, quality service, and an exceptional video than Chapman Digital is your answer. Check our weddingbook page link below as well as our price list. We have been providing quality wedding videos in the San Francico Bay Area for the last five years!

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    Wedding Video Services
    Introductory Price List
    Our packages include shooting ALL DAY with our state-of-the-art professional quality digital camera. There is no hourly limit on the day of the wedding.
    We will take off 25% of purchase price for any weddings shot on Monday through Friday.

    Video Packages
    Roughcut Package
    All day shoot of the wedding.
    Available with one or two cameras.
    One unedited VHS copy of all footage.
    One unedited DVD copy of all footage.
    One Camera Roughcut - $800
    Two Camera Roughcut - $1,300

    Premiere Package
    All day shoot of the wedding.
    Custom edited wedding video.
    Available with one or two cameras.
    One VHS copy.
    One DVD copy.
    DVD includes custom menus and chaptered footage of your special day.
    One Camera Premiere - $1,000
    Two Camera Premiere - $1,500

    Additional Bonus Packages
    Champagne Bonus Services
    Love Story Documentary
    This premium service is a magnificent way to showcase and preserve the story of your love that can be shared for years to come. We spend an additional day interviewing and shooting footage that will be woven into a lovely romantic documentary. There's no better way to show how your relationship started, how it has evolved to where it is today, and where it is going.
    Love Story Documentary - $500

    Additional Day Service
    In the days leading up to (or following) the wedding, additional footage can be captured forever on video. The Bridal Shower, Bachelorette and Bachelor parties can all be documented for you; your imagination is the limit.
    Additional Day One Camera - $500
    Additional Day Two Camera -$800

    Leather Album Cover
    A beautiful way to showcase your wedding video DVD. Custom imprinting available.
    DVD album - $30

    Wedding Day Bonus Services
    Chat Camera Services
    A private Chat Camera Booth is set up out of the way at the reception. Family and friends can make personal video clips to the bride and groom and these can be integrated into the wedding video.
    Chat Camera Services - $200

    Highlight Video
    The highlight video is a collection of the day's events set to the Bride and Groom's music of choice.
    Highlight Video - $200

    Video Pictures Slideshows Compilation
    We will put together a slideshow of your photos to put in your video or a presentation that can be displayed at your reception with the addition of an LCD projector rental. The slideshow will last approximately 3 seconds per picture and can be integrated with music and video. Compilations include 25% off LCD Projector Service.
    Slideshow Compilation - $1 per picture
    Static Montage $1 per picture
    Animated Keyframe Montage $3 per picture

    LCD Projector Service
    The display of a slideshow at your reception is a fantastic way to share video or slides with your guests.
    LCD Projector Service - $300

    Additional Video Copies
    VHS - $15
    DVD - $25

Monday, August 18, 2008

Award Winning Short - IN CASE OF EMERGENCY

When i set out to make my first professional film, I wanted to tell a story about a subject that I new well. I wanted to make a movie that was high in concept, and provided a tale that unfolded before the audiences eyes. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY was just that.

I knew a film about cigarette smoking was something that I could borrow from my own life experiences, and put out a neutral message that said quitting smoking is difficult. This day and age a person would have to be brain dead to not know the dangers of smoking, and yet they do it anyways. This is the idea that is at the core of my film...chasing that forbidden fruit despite the consequences is something that millions of people do.

It boils down to my favorite quote of all time..."Quitting smoking is the easiest thing I have ever done. Heck I ought to know, I've done it at least a thousand times" MARK TWAIN

Chapman Digital Motion Pictures presents a powerfully enlightening drama. IN CASE OF EMERGENCY is the tale of Joe, a recovering ex-smoker faced with the addiction he wants to overcome.

Honerable Mention; Twin Rivers Media
Editors Choice Award; Crackle.com

Official Selection:
Crackle.com Short Category Sep 07
SF Frozen Film Fest July 07
Cinequest Online Fest Nov 06
Poppy Jasper Film Fest Nov 06
Cal Independent Film Fest Oct 06
Action on Film Fest July 06
Twin Rivers Media Fest April 06