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Christian Remde
Austin
I am a filmmaker living and working in Austin, TX
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Here are the two films I made for Bravo's Top Chef brand and Kraft's Philadelphia Cream Cheese brand. The first film features Top Chef All Star C.J. Jacobson and his roasted beet and cream cheese crostini and the second film features Casey Thompson's cream cheese deviled eggs. Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2013 at Remake, Remodel
Here's the 2nd video in the Blue Avocado American Designer Series. This one focuses on the food pieces that Ross Bennett made, including his cool Lunch Attache Case which is based on a Japanese bento box. Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2013 at Remake, Remodel
Last spring I was asked by Blue Avocado to create two videos for the launch of their new American Designer Series. This first line was designed by Ross Bennett, who had been a contestant on the first season of NBC's Fashion Star. Ross also happened to be a buddy of mine, so I was very excited to be able to work with him. The video was shot on 3 Canon 7D's using the Canon 70-200mmL, Tokina 11-16mm 2.8, Canon 85mm 1.8, Canon 28mm 1.8 and the Rokinon 8mm 3.5 for the scooter POV stuff. The camera mount for the scooter... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2013 at Remake, Remodel
Sorry about the long post...been a while since I updated. A lot has been going on over the past couple months. I've been doing more and more traveling, more and more jobs and, becuase of that, had less and less time for blogging. So here's a quick rundown of some of the projects that I've been working on, some new gear that I've got and other happenings... First off, the last two episodes of my Hong Kong trip with Chef David Myers went up and they got an amazing response on Huffington Post as well as Twitter, etc. You can... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2013 at Remake, Remodel
Here's the 2nd episode of my Hong Kong series. In this episode, Chef Myers takes a look at the fashion, shopping and relaxation that Hong Kong has to offer. Next week's episode will focus on Hong Kong's inaugural year of Art Basel and show off a lot of very cool art that was on display there. The final episode will go back to examine more of the culinary landscape of Hong Kong. Keep checking back! Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2013 at Remake, Remodel
Last January, my manager Alex told me that the Hong Kong Board of Tourism had contacted him about having me travel over there to direct a travelogue series with a chef from Los Angeles acting as the host. Turns out the chef was David Myers who had opened Comme Ça a couple years earlier and had recently opened Hinoki & The Bird which was getting all kinds of press for being the hottest new place in L.A. It took some time to put the trip together, but I finally hopped on a plane last May (let me tell you, business... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2013 at Remake, Remodel
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Haven't done a gear post in a while, mostly because I haven't been buying much gear this year. Having stocked up on lenses and cameras and all that jazz, my inventory was pretty set. But about two months ago, I saw a piece of gear that really got me excited. It was the CamRanger, and I think anyone who shoots with a DSLR (stills or video) should take a look at it. The CamRanger takes the video signal from your DSLR's AV Port (Canon or Nikon only right now) and transmits it over its own self-generated wi-fi network to a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2013 at Remake, Remodel
Been in Washington D.C. for the past few days on a directing job. Leaving today to fly to L.A. and then Hong Kong where I'll be spending the next week, directing a series of culinary films for a client. Then I'll get home and sleep for as long as I can. A lot of other stuff in the pipe as well, looks like I'll be in Los Angeles for a week, directing a launch piece for an eco-fashion brand as well as some fun directing work popping up in Austin as well. Looks like it's gonna be a crazy summer.... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2013 at Remake, Remodel
Got back yesterday from a 3-day trip to San Francisco where I was directing a micro-doc for a national brand (can't talk a lot about it just yet). I took Paul Toohey with me to shoot 2nd cam and run sound during interviews. We landed in SF on Sunday morning (the 6am flight from Austin hurt) and were going to be shooting with a chef in the city, but she had to cancel. With all this time on our hands, we decided to head to Chinatown and get some soup dumplings. One amazing lunch later, we headed up the coast... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2013 at Remake, Remodel
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Directed another spot for Moretti Beer on Sunday night. My buddy Paul Toohey was there with me, shooting. We loaded in at 9pm and left at around 4am...'twas a long night. We shot at a great restaurant in Austin, Sagra. I made a short film about Sagra a while back, but since then they've moved to a place on the east side that is really nice. Made for a great location. Here's one of the product shots. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2013 at Remake, Remodel
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SXSW was a crazy couple of weeks and I came out of it busier than I'd been in a while. Both panels went really well and it was really fun to be able to hang out with some very cool people. The first panel (which is supposed to be available online but isn't yet) was a lot of fun. We had about 100 people there and from the comments afterward, it seemed that people got a lot out of it which was nice. We talked a lot about creating your own online videos, finding a niche and promoting them. I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2013 at Remake, Remodel
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Everything really starts tomorrow, but I picked up my badge for SXSW this morning. Very excited to see some films and sit in on some panels. If you're not doing anything on Sunday, come check out my panel about producing video for the web. Gonna be a barn burner. Okay, maybe not. Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2013 at Remake, Remodel
Having been in Austin for almost 3 years now, I've grown to love and hate SXSW. Love it, because I've seen some amazing panels and films during the festival, and hate it because for that two weeks, you really can't go anywhere or do anything without a HUGE wait. I've always been a specator for SXSW, but last fall I was asked to speak on two panels during the festival. The first panel (during the Interactive portion of the festival) is called, "Shooting, Producing, Selling : Secrets of WebTV" and focuses on creating your own content for the internet and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at Remake, Remodel
Here's the 2nd part of my interview with Will Burdette for his No Satiation food podcast. We talk a lot about how I shoot food and why. Huge thanks to Will for thinking of me for the interview...glad we were able to finally connect! Ns_151 Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2013 at Remake, Remodel
My friend Melanie Haupt put me in touch with a guy named Will Burdette last year. Will hosts a podcast here in Austin that focuses on food, food news, local Austin food and more. Will was interested in interviewing me for the podcast, but with the baby and then the holidays, we could never seem to make it work. Once the dust settled on the new year, we got back in touch and scheduled a time to talk. Will brought his audio gear over to my house and we talked for over an hour about food, film and how I've... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2013 at Remake, Remodel
Here's the pilot episode for a new web series I've been developing called, "A Culinary Equation". Each episode breaks down a classic dish into its basic components, talks about them and then brings them together at the end. Shot this one here in Austin at Ramen Tatsu-Ya, a traditional ramen shop that serves an amazing Tonkotsu ramen. If you're ever in Austin, you gotta check them out. Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2013 at Remake, Remodel
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Lucy turned 3 months the other day, so I grabbed my camera over the weekend and took some photos in our bedroom. Been trying hard not to fill up my blog with the many photos that I take of her on a regular basis, so I hope you'll indulge me. I'll have some new short docs up in the coming weeks including one about ramen that I'm really excited about. Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2013 at Remake, Remodel
My buddy Paul has some food trucks in Austin that serve high-end product, like delicious foie gras, quail and eel. We were talking about how perception plays a big part in what you eat and how, just because it's a food truck, it doesn't mean the quality is any less. So we made a little film about it. Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2013 at Remake, Remodel
I got an email from Camille Styles a couple months ago, asking me to make a short film for her website. She was going to be talking to Paul Qui and Deana Saukam about their entertaining style for her, "Entertaining With" series. Normally the piece is text with photos, but she wanted to branch out and include a film to show off their hosting style. I spent the day with Paul & Deana, shopping at Whole Foods and the Austin Farmers Market, and then setting up for the party and cooking all the food. Shot the party for a while... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2012 at Remake, Remodel
Been shooting a lot with my friend Paul Qui and his merry band of cooks at East Side King here in Austin. They're about to open their first brick & mortar restaurant, taking over the back space at Hole in the Wall, and they asked me to make a short film about it. The thing about shooting with Paul and Moto is, you end up being a taster for all their crazy experiments. I ate a lot of ramen that day...seriously a LOT of ramen. Not complaining, mind you. Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2012 at Remake, Remodel
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Lucy's arrival put a hold on a lot of the work I was doing, but now that a few weeks have gone by and we're starting to settle into a groove, I'm picking up some of the loose threads. One of the big things that happened right as the baby was coming was my signing with The Culinary Agency out in Los Angeles. TCA is the world's first agency dedicated to all things culinary and they represent chefs, restaurants, cookbook authors and food-filmmakers such as myself. They've only been around for a year but are already been doing some really... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2012 at Remake, Remodel
I released my latest entry in the Staff Meals series, this time featuring Canlis in Seattle, WA. You can read my Huffington Post article to get the full story. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2012 at Remake, Remodel
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Julie went into labor on Thurday morning and Lucy was born the following afternoon, right on her due date. She's gonna be punctual, just like her mother. I'm home, getting the place ready for her return this morning, so I wanted to put up a couple photos and let everyone know that I'll be off-line for a couple weeks while we get situated. There will be more photos of Lucy, I'm sure, but for now, enjoy these. Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2012 at Remake, Remodel
I've finally updated my website and my directing reel and I'm excited about both. I liked my old site, but it was difficult to update so I found myself not putting up new stuff. My new site is very easy to update which means more stuff will be going up right away. As for my new direcing reel, it was just time. It's been over a year since I made one and in that time, I've done a lot of stuff that I'm really proud of. Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2012 at Remake, Remodel
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A few big things landed yesterday and I wanted to share them here. First off, I released my latest Food Narrative film, a short doc about Chefs Paul Qui & Moto Utsunomiya and the re-opening of their East Side King food truck at The Grackle on East 6th in Austin. The truck's been closed for about four months while Paul and Moto found a new, updated truck to go with their new, updated menu. The truck was painted by artist/musician Yellow of Peelander-Z, an action/punk band that is a trip to see live (seriously, they fight a giant squid on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2012 at Remake, Remodel