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 thesandbox is a solar powered studio in Venice, California, offering a multitude of services.

Besides film work, I write articles and reviews and can get very tweaky with technology, always exploring, expanding, trying new things. Integration and experimentation are standard practice for me – after more than 20 years of this approach, a solid tech foundation has emerged bringing me close to many gear manufacturers and inventors as I strive to dial in the tech to facilitate beautiful images, sounds, and stories.

 Sketch below – more details to come ….

Post -
Full HD post production including creative editorial, online, finishing, 3D, color grading, effects, animation, encoding for web, DVD, and BluRay.
Extensive knowledge of Final Cut Pro, AVID. After Effects / Lightroom RAW workflow.

Production –
Canon 5D Mark2 / 7D with variety of lenses and accessories for video and stills. Motion Control. Green screen / shooting stage. Night, long-exposure, light-writing, 3D, RAW.

Time-lapse -
Extensive experience in time-lapse including lots of gadgets and applications, including motion control time-lapse for 2D and 3D.

3D – - 2K/4K -
DSLR stereoscopic 3D for video and time-lapse. Mastering to HD, 2K or 4K.

Consulting -
Post-production consulting to help design a solid workflow for your production.
Production consulting for DSLR and time-lapse.
Story consulting for effective communication, drama, flow, and impact.

Documentary evolution -
Take your doc to the next level by adding specialized cinematography, photography, time-lapse, visual FX, graphics, animation, title design, and overall refinement for greater impact of your story. FUEL is a great example – came in as a good film, left as a more powerful, more cinematic experience, winning the audience award at Sundance with 11 standing ovations.

Installation –
Creation of experiential cinema.

Writing –
Doc story writing and collaboration.
Visual story telling.
Articles and reviews for film and video magazines and web.


Click images below to enlarge, or download  (for mac users in safari: option click):   Todd Sali Resume 2011




"we are the music-makers
and we are the
dreamers of dreams".