Posts tagged #Nature

Owning Your Adventure: How to find the perfect soundtrack for your travels

Sharing is caring. Our recent collaboration can prove this.

Our talented friends at Camp 4 Collective hit the road in their new film for Turo, a community-based car rental company where travellers can rent the perfect vehicle for their adventure from local car owners.

Often known for their breathtaking outdoor films, Camp 4's Executive Producer, Stevie Meier took their same sense of adventure to a more urban landscape. One striking element to this film is how Meier used music to not only help embellish the VO's poignancy, but in how the ascending arc of the soundtrack climbed along with the sense of euphoria in the film -- much like the sense of adventure. Moving a contemplative pace, the ethereal track "Reach" by Kye Kye created a perfect harmony between music and message -- showing that behind every corner lays opportunities for new adventures. Enjoy the film.

Now it's your time to share. Send your recent adventure films to and we'll feature our favorites on the journal next week. Featured filmmakers will get a sweet Marmoset Notebook and shirt. Thank you.

Witness An Incredible Journey To "The Important Places"

"The joy is in the journey" — This sentiment couldn't ring any truer in our recent collaboration with friends at Gnarly Bay, Story & Heart and Forest Woodward. This new short film "The Important Places" bottles a story of family, aging, travel and everything that happens in between. In support of saving special places like the Grand Canyon, we helped tell this story.

Everything starts with a poem written 28 years ago. Inspired by these words on paper, a son is inspired to tell the story of his father and his love for the Colorado River. As they venture back to this "important place," years later, they learn more about each other, and themselves in the process.

The film starts with an intimate and nostalgic feel with "Blind and Unwise" by Gregory and the Hawk, then starts to open up with the beautiful melodies of "Honey Jars" by Bryan John Appleby who narrates the imagery perfectly. As the story takes a pensive turn, "Snowy Crescendo" by Bell Plaines matches the mood. As the entire piece culminates into a euphoric and empowering state, the epic and cinematic "Awareness" by Lee Brooks shines with harmonious strings.

It was an honor to collaborate with such amazing company in this impassioned piece about returning to the places we love and discovering something new every step of the way.

Download Our "Spring Colors" Mixtape


Guest DJ: Zachary "Zippy" Etzel, Story & Heart Filmmaker

The future is bright and spring is officially here. Celebrate this time of renewal and inspiration with our Spring Colors mixtape - ten motivational tracks that shine with a sense of freedom and youthful enthusiasm.

Each handpicked and brightly-colored composition is rejuvenating, filled with hope and geared to enrich any joyful vibes in your film. Inspired by our recent interview with Story & Heart filmmaker, Zachary "Zippy" Etzel, these are perfect songs to collaborate with. Enjoy.


Taking a Trip with Vasque Shoes

Our recent collaboration for Vasque Shoes with Ben and Matt Brue from Capture Film brings together the electronic with the organic. Using the electro-pop track "Like We Never Have" by Gangplans, the soundtrack keeps the serene wonder of nature while pushing the energy and mood with an optimistic beat.

Enjoy the sights.

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The Great Marmoset Tree Cutting Expedition of 2014

Another year's come to an end and it's an understatement to say that a lot has changed.  Our personal and professional families have grown, we've had the honor of collaborating with so many great people and projects, and we're extremely excited to venture into the great unknown of what lays ahead.

Taking this all in, we ventured out of the city and into the woods together in what's becoming our annual of tree-cutting expedition. There may or may not have been whiskey involved.

Music Licensing Coordinator, David Katz and Digital Team dude, Shane Geiger took the first turn sawing into the gigantic monster of a tree.

Developer + Designer, Ryan Rebo and Artist Relations, Steve Schroeder soon took the helm and endured the arduous task at hand.


When the going got tough, Music Supervisors Kat Olsen and Nicole Wilson persevered. 

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Catching Co-Founders Brian Hall and Ryan Wines in a "natural" moment as they effortlessly tackle the behemoth.

And Brian found new methods of taking a tree down.

All smiles from the gang with the triumph of finding our favorite tree. This could only result in...

...a dance party.

Developer + Designer, Ryan Rebo and Producer, Tim Shrout found a quiet moment as they bring our prized tree out of the woods.

The Marmoset Family [front row, from left to right]: Jessica Cassady, Nicole Wilson, Victoria Semarjian, David Katz, Beth Martin, Tim Shrout, Rob Dennler. [back row, from left to right]: Eric Nordby, Ryan Rebo, Steve Schroeder, Kat Olsen, Jon Haas, Brian Hall, Stirling Myles, Ron Lewis, Brandon Day, Bob Werner, Ryan Wines, Katy Davidson, Shane Geiger. [Katie Seaton, Quinn Connelly, Mark Cleaver not pictured]

Stay safe and warm out there. Whiskey optional.

Huge thanks to Daniel Cole for the photographs and  Sauvie Island Farms for the room to frolic in. A massive hug to everyone we've gotten the chance to collaborate with this year — It's been an incredible one. 

Music + Picture // The Seven Wonders of Oregon

You can have the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef, we have seven wonders of our own.

We're absolutely stoked to have worked on this amazing project with the likes of Travel OregonKatie Reardon and the whole crew at Wieden + Kennedy in a recent campaign for the state that we call home.  In a series of beautifully-filmed vignettes we helped score the soundtrack for the Seven Wonders of Oregon.

With the music supervision of our very own Ron Lewis, our friend Eric D. Johnson of the Fruit Bats scored original music to match the engaging imagery of Oregon's 7 magical settings.

Bryan John Appleby also joined in on the fun with his powerful song "Boys" perfectly matching the tone of the trailer below.

Check out this vignette where Eric's tune coasts along with the snowy wonderland of Mt. Hood.  

Want to see more?  Go HERE to see more of we call the our own Seven Wonders.