12FPS is a creative agency dedicated to solving your problems and then some.
In 2011 we started as a one man show creating educational content for youth around the world to inspire their voices for change. The nuances of youthful approach to trends, storytelling, and visions of the future have seeped into the lifeblood of 12FPS. We’ve hit a growth spurt in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission district, running with a herd of pioneer creatives to raise the caliber of production for our clients.
Essential to our process is the saturation of diverse creative voices and collaborations in the company we keep. Our team of new wave technologists is willing to take on any challenge to execute your vision effectively and elegantly.
Staying ever relevant, we live in that moment where strong ideas survive.
Paving the foundation for 12FPS, Adam has built a foundation for the team held together by principles of ambition and risk. With a background in conceptual fine art and over 15 years of video and sound exploration, he continues to hone his technical chops and create waves in the ocean of trends. Working alongside big brand clients, mentoring media makers around the world, and always thinking big, Adam values a sense of vitality across all his uniquely collaborative ventures. He’s cultivated a hard working environment here at 12FPS, and to take a load off, he’s perfecting that scrumptious loaf of sourdough.
Dwight Burks hails from every two-word named city you can think of--Santa Fe, Los Angeles, Buenos Aires, San Francisco, Hood River, and on. A worldly traveler and collector of bikes, he will climb mountains and ride down as fast as gravity will summon him. No stranger to the diverse and daring, Dwight left a world of high finance to follow his passion for producing films. His analytical background lets him orchestrate complex projects to wonderful results. His recent projects include Lytro, Adobe, and the band Poolside.
Heidi Petty specializes in video work that transforms the boundaries of sound in film. She's originally from Alaska, is fascinated with the intersection of cinema and human nature, and wonders if we are indeed living in computer simulation. She developed her creative and directing styles by working on take-a-way shows, music videos, and documentaries. Her inspiration to perpetuate more beauty in the world is informed by a delicate approach to creative directing. We can safely say Heidi's kindergarten ambition to become an author is achieved with her visual twist on it of course.
Erin was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. While earning her degree in Photography & Media from CalArts, she took a photo class that brought her to the Southwest, including Santa Fe, where she's been living, working and adventuring since 2009. In 2011 she opened an Instagram account and her love for photography was rekindled. She loves capturing beauty through photography and sharing it with the world. In a past life Erin was a singer/songwriter and she dreams of owning an Earthship one day.
Seth Fuller is originally from Carlsbad, New Mexico and prides himself as a "visual storyteller" and works with the Santa Fe, New Mexico team. Growing up Seth dreamed of being a professional football player. Though he has yet to play in the NFL, his area's of expertise are as varied as his sock selection including, graphic design, motion graphics, video editing and cinematography. Seth can be found reading camera manuals when he's not on set.
Winston Merchan is an orthodox ride or die colleague. Working in the editing cave here at 12FPS, he listens to punk rock while rendering and is likely eating a burrito. His resourcefulness landed him a job for a TV sports show and political campaign while on vacation in Ecuador. Never not working, his credits vary from making the title sequence for a film about a young prostitute to editing international documentaries. You can find him tinkering with 3D film photography on the regular.
Adam Kennedy is an all star technologist of internet fame for his photo art project entitled "Planet Universe," where he transformed San Francisco's old fire hydrants into planets. His editing work has been featured and awarded at film festivals around the world. Adam is driven by the collective love of storytelling at our headquarters, and is ready for anything that comes his way. Working at 12FPS is the closest fulfillment of a childhood dream to work in a crayon factory.
Originating from the high altitude Sangre de Cristo peaks in Southern Colorado and with a deep love for wild flowers, Leah is the 12FPS illustrator with a unique hand-drawn style. Her eye for beauty and balance guides the 12FPS team in our every effort to convey style and authenticity. Leah's known for her work in holistic health and the nutrition found in traditional diets from around the world. She never misses a beat when it comes to lunch.
Taylor grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His favorite subject in high school was chemistry because his teacher was a retired physicist from LANL. He’s always tinkered with technology – breaking and fixing the family computer countless times, experience that he continues to draw from today. Taylor is our resident accountant and IT whiz and assists on video and photo shoots. Growing up, his childhood dream was to be Tony Stark. He wasn't interested in being a super hero or fighting crime -- he just wanted to be an eccentric billionaire inventor. So far he’s fulfilled his dreams of being eccentric and an inventor, so he’s 2/3rds of the way to living his childhood dream! Not bad, Taylor. Not bad.
Susy is a citizen of the world. Born in Costa Rica, she has a knack for languages, switching between English and Spanish on a daily basis and adding French or Italian for good measure. She has focused on expressing her thoughts through the power of the visual image. She came to Santa Fe to study film for a semester and fell in love with the city and its artistic essence, so naturally relocated once she could. She wants to tell stories about the world and the human condition.
Our team naturally follows the cultural pulse towards bold ideas. Itching to toy around outside our regularly scheduled program, we’ve set aside one night of the week for “La Academia.” Here, we concoct experiments, test creative boundaries, simulate exercises to hone our crafts and breathe life into our wild ideas. Every week, a new hypothesis is confirmed or busted.
As children of the internet, our collective intelligence is the engine that drives our passion and curiosity.
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