Coal Powered Filmworks is located at 1224 Huger St. in Columbia, SC.  We are next to Publix and across the street from Trustus theater in the George Fulton Photography Studio.




Video Production

Commercial Production

Editorial Services

Motion Design

Audio Production

DVD Authoring

Web Video Compression



Our work

50th Interview

Last week we interviewed our 50th Veteran for our South Carolinians in World War II documentary. The first hour has aired and we are currently in production on our second hour. We are continuing to interview veterans and one thing has held true, never think you have heard it all. Every one of our vets has an amazing story to tell and this is a large part of what is so exciting about this project. It is a true honor to be involved with this piece of oral history.




AAR Training

We love working for the Army. Always have great fun and learn a lot. The main thing is that we always come away with an amazing amount of respect for those men and women who serve our country. This job was a series of Drill Sergeant training videos that will be distributed to US Army training facilities across the US.



Coach Tanner/ Coach Leggett: the actors

We had a great time a number of weeks ago producing our third spot for The SC State Treasurer's office and their 529 College Savings Plan. We shot Coach Tanner's portion here in Columbia and then traveled to Clemson the next day to pick up Coach Leggett's segment. Surprisingly, it wasn't that tough finding an area of the CLemson campus that would match our location here in Columbia. Major thanks to Vicky Henders, Lee Smith and Louis DeFelice who were our amazing actors in the spot. Coach Leggett and Coach Tanner did an amazing job as well. Here are a few pics from the shoot. You can check out the spot here:




Lights Before Christmas Tag

This was an exciting project to work on, but the final result is pretty cool. Hope to put up a tutorial soon about how I went about creating all the sparkly lights.


Christmas Lights

I was approached this week about a design job that was an extension of existing art work. The organization has a yearly event that involves thousands and thousands of Christmas lights. The problem is that their existing artwork for the event is a little dull.

So my job was to liven the 2D up and then create something that can be used on the web for promotion as well.

The basic idea was for me to simulate Christmas lights on the outside edges without doing any 3d modeling. I'm pretty pleased with the first results.

I could be 100% off base, but I don't think I've seen this anywhere before.

The basic tools used are After Effects and Trapcode particular, with the logo created in Illustrator and Photoshop. I've adapted the look to my logo here. Still a work in progress but pretty cool I think.