(415) 637-3219 info@dawnrunner.com

About

We are Dawnrunner

For more than seven years, Dawnrunner has been dedicated to providing film and video services in the San Francisco bay area. We’re a small crew of passionate and experienced filmmakers with a knack for innovation. While we maintain a small core crew, our company has relationships with many Bay Area freelance filmmakers. This gives us the ability to handle projects ranging from small three person projects, to large scale productions. The ability to take projects from concept to completion while maintaining tight deadlines and strict budgets, is our forte.

We’re also committed to enhancing our community. In 2013, we received a Communitas Award for leadership in community service for our work on the Film Experience – the Summer Camp we put on each year in partnership with Starting Arts in Santa Clara. Inspiring the next generation of filmmakers is one of our missions.

Awards

award_telly_t
Starting Arts “Arts: Brings the Kids Back to Life” Commercial
Bronze, 2013
award_communitas_t
Communitas Award for Leadership in Community Service
2013
award_marcom_t
“Symphony” – Empty Clip Studios – Release Trailer
Gold, 2012

Starting Arts “Arts: Brings the Kids Back to Life” Commercial
Gold, 2012

The 2012 Game Developers Choice Awards
Platinum, 2012

“8Bit Style” – Game Developers Conference/UBM TechWeb Commercial
Honorable Mention, 2012

Trace Chronicles Short Film
Platinum, 2012

award_ava_t
”The Arts: Brings Kids Back to Life”
Video for the Web/Non-Profit
Platinum, 2013

“The Darkest Matter”
Creative Directing
Platinum, 2013

Game Developers Choice Awards 2012
Video Production/Motion Graphics
Gold, 2013

award_pixie_t
The Darkest Matter
Feature Film
Platinum, 2013

The 2012 Game Developers Choice Awards
Motion Graphics
Platinum, 2013

award_davey_t
The Darkest Matter
Feature Film Entertainment Category
Silver, 2013

The Darkest Matter
Feature Film, Low Budget
Silver, 2013

Starting Arts – Brings Kids Back to Life
Commercial – Low Budget
Silver, 2013

award_w3_t
The Darkest Matter
Feature Film Category – Visual FX and Graphics
Silver, 2013

Our Services and Features

Videography

From web videos and tutorials to electronic press kits, we're ready to produce any video your company needs. We can also do live webcasts or deliver your video in multiple formats.

Commercials & Music Videos

Video is one of the best ways to introduce people to your products, services, or music. We can help you develop an idea around your product or music, or produce and shoot your ideas! We love helping you get your message out to the public.

Narrative

If you have an idea in search of a production company, our crew has years of experience shooting and producing all scales of narrative productions.

Multimedia

Our talented crew has a wide variety of skills including graphic design, 3D modeling and design, web and mobile multimedia development, and much more!

We can help you develop your idea into a shootable concept. We can script and storyboard your project and ensure that your ideas are fully translated to video all within your brand.
We can scale up or down to cater to your needs; we’ve handled both small three person shoots and fully-crewed feature films. Whatever the size of your project we’re able to help.
We shoot with a RED Digital Cinema Epic 4K camera, which means that we can accommodate any delivery format you need. Whether your project is destined for theatrical projection, broadcast, or web delivery, we have the equipment to support your concept with amazing cinematography.
Our artists have worked on everything from feature film visual effects to fully produced motion graphics presentations. Our unique workflow allows us to do high quality work in unbelievable short time frames.
We work with many talented sound designers, musicians, and voice-over artists to ensure that your project has just the right feel. Whether it’s just picking the right track or creating a custom design specific for your piece, we’ve got you covered.
We understand how important your brand is to you. Our artists have the expertise and dedication necessary to make sure that our videos faithfully represent your brand.

Meet our Crew

James Fox

James Fox

CEO, Director

James Fox is the Founder and CEO of Dawnrunner and brings with him the creative power of 12 action-packed years in the film industry. As the principal Director for Dawnrunner he has lead the company through numerous award-winning projects He has been recognized within the industry for his passion and determination to advance the industry through education and outreach, and has spoken numerous events. His "breaking down barriers" approach to filmmaking, creativity and technical street-smarts have labeled him a visionary for the future of visual storytelling through new methods and technological innovations. He refers to his crew as family, and provides strong and charismatic leadership - and an inexhaustible well of excitement and energy.

Geoff Peck

Geoff Peck

VP of Technology

Geoff has more than 10 years of experience finding innovative ways to create stunning visuals. He's equally comfortable working behind a camera, creating exciting motion graphics, or building new film equipment.