Category: Making Of

Scouting: Jackson Fish Market

November 20, 2014

We visited the fine folks at Jackson Fish Market this morning to scout their work space as a possible site for the film.

P1020195They’re located in the historic Inscape Arts and Cultural Center, which formerly housed the immigration services offices.


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Happy Hour 11/13

October 31, 2014

Come hang out with the We Make Seattle crew at Rob Roy in Belltown.

Let’s discuss making things, the film, or whatever’s on your mind.

Where: Rob Roy – 2332 2nd Ave Seattle, WA 98121 (website).

When: Thursday Nov 13th, 6pm-8pm (note happy hour ends at 7pm).

Their happy hour starts at 4pm if you want to get a head start on us. 🙂

Please RSVP:


– Adam

Happy Hour 10/23

October 17, 2014

We’d like to hang out with our backers, friends, and supporters more often. So, we’re hosting happy hours to that end. The first one will be Thursday October 23rd.

Come share your ideas for the film. Ask questions. Tell us about what you’re making. Enjoy a beer, cider or cocktail (or two).


Where: Some Random Bar, 2604 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98121 (website)

When: Thursday Oct 23rd, 6pm (until you want to leave)
Please RSVP at this link:

Hope to see you there. Cheers,

– Adam

Sidewalk dancing, We Make Seattle style

October 10, 2014

We had a good shoot last night on Broadway. I can’t believe more of you didn’t come. Doesn’t this look like fun? It was! A few random people walking by even jumped in and showed off their moves. I love this city.

Thanks to Danny at Spin Cycle, the music/game store we filmed in front of, for helping out and and even playing music for us to dance to outside.


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Filming this Thursday : Extras needed!

October 6, 2014

We’re filming this Thursday on Cap Hill and need some extras. This is your chance to be in the film.

This shoot is to capture the sidewalk dance sculptures on Broadway. They’re legendary symbols of creativity in Seattle and we finally got official permission to film them.

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Filming update: 520 bridge and end of summer

September 5, 2014

Bridge filming: Last week Dan and I got up at 6:30am to get some magic hour footage of the 520 bridge construction. The idea for this particular shot was to capture being on a bridge which watching a bridge grow, which is an unusual site to see in any city. And as bridges are mega-scale making efforts, it seemed a worthwhile shot to go after.

Dan set up a mounted rig on my Civic, with a display monitor viewable on the dash. It only took a few minutes to set up, and then…. I got to rack up my GoodToGo Pass charges, with 10 consecutive trips across the bridge 🙂

The light didn’t co-operate – we only only had a few good moments of light. But I’ll pick up the footage from Dan tonight and see what we have. If it’s worthwhile we may give it another go.

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Recap from last night’s filming at Substantial

August 20, 2014

Last night we filmed at UXHH, a happy hour for designers, hosted at Substantial’s beautiful office on Capitol Hill.  It was a fun, chaotic, shoot, but it was all part of the plan. The hope was that filming during a happy hour of designers would make it easy to find people willing to draw and design things at the whiteboard and I was right. Give in to a little chaos, you get a different kind of energy on film in return.

The fancy Minority Report looking screen is a Bluescape, and we filmed Donte Parks, a friend and one of the founders of Substantial, demoing it on film.

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Next shoot Tuesday: Substantial HQ

August 13, 2014

Things continue to roll along here at WMS HQ. Our next shoot is on Tuesday, filming at Substantial on Capitol Hill. They’ll be hosting a designer happy hour (UXHH), providing us with a beautiful office filled with creative folks. We’re also hoping to get some b-roll footage of bike polo, which is played right outside on Tuesday nights.

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Filming Continues

August 4, 2014

As you might have noticed we’ve already completed shoots at Seattle’s Folklife Festival and Myrtle Edwards & Sculpture Park.

We’re currently working on the logistics of shooting the Fremont bridge along with the Port of Seattle. Sorting out the feasibility of these shoots, permits, and time frames for getting the shots we want.

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Contest: Get Your Office In The Film

July 16, 2014

(If you’re new to this project – here’s the background on the film)

Weeks ago we put out a call for locations and many of you filled our inbox with suggestions. Thanks!

Many of you also said “Film us!” which was sweet and charming. Since you folks made the film possible we’ve come up with a way to make your request possible – at least for one of you.

The WE MAKE SEATTLE location contest

We’re inviting you to take your cellphone camera out and film where you work and the cool people in it. Tell us a brief story of where you work, and share on camera how fun and awesome you are.

Answer the question: Why should your workplace represent creativity in Seattle to the world? Show us.

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