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Arm Wrestling, Coffee Shops, and Field Trips

Friday // 10:30 a.m.

In an effort to get out of the office before 7 tonight, I’ve had two cups of coffee… no sugar, no cream… to fuel me through our weekly blog.

It’s been a heck of a week here on the high plains… a busy one for us and we’re very thankful for it. I typically give you all a quick rewind of the week past

and for all of you who take the time to read and keep up with us we thank you. Big picture though, it’s hard to look back at this week and not mention

the grassfires that changed so many lives. We would never pretend to understand the unimaginable void left in the lives of those families who’s names

we’ve seen across so many Facebook feeds through the week. I suppose the best thing to do is to take a moment, and be thankful for everyone we’re blessed

with in our lives.




Here’s Morgan & Myers’ newest spot.

Morgan & Myers Roofing and Exteriors LLC. with a Special Guest Appearance by the talented Gerald Campsey, Starring the vastly talented Reagan Gamble.

These two did an awesome job considering they’d never met.



Cameron held it down at the office while we wrapped up our shoot with the one and only Stephanie Frausto of Respect Life Ministries.

A big thanks to Palace Coffee Company and Amarillo National Bank for letting us use their conference room. A strong cup of Joe and a great atmosphere.

Stephanie Frausto and Palace Coffee Company



I’m going to hit rewind here to Saturday when Cameroni and I got some free tickets to Arena Cross. It was pretty cool! Thanks Debbie Holtzclaw!

Here’s some of the action!!



And yesterday we throttled back some with a field trip to the Gardens with Mrs. Fullers 1st Grade Class from the Big City of Panhandle, TX!!



So, a big thank you to everyone involved in this next one. Jon’s editing away right now so I’ll share a picture now and the video hopefully next week.

But I’d like to thank Dean Boyds staff for letting me boss them around. Also, Richard Rosas and Alan Kelso from Top of Texas Wrestling. If you’re looking for

something to do on the weekends check them out. It’s Top of Texas Wrestling and they’re right across the road from Wonderland Park. Brad Sanders you killed buddy.

Austin, I hope you washed your hands.

Dean Boyd, The Strong Arm


That’s it! I hope you all have a great Friday, and a great weekend.

Cameron is is slacking today so there’s nothing from him this week.

A Scary Movie, A Trip to the Hospital & The Gang Drinks a Bucket

Friday // 5 p.m.// Suite 917
Here we are again… Jon’s pacing the room dying to leave while Cameron’s Man Bun Continues to grow by the second.
It’s been another busy week on the ninth floor, but that’s how we like it. If all goes as planned March will be one of our busiest months so far.
Here’s a quick look back at the week gone by!
Optimum Rope Access Solutions, the website is coming right along. A big thanks to Todd Bentley, we haven’t seen him in a while but work is moving right along while he’s out doing some Spiderman stuff somewhere.
If that’s not a run on sentence then here’s a big thanks to my English teacher Mrs. McCoy in Perryton, TX.
Optimum Rope Access Solutions, Amarillo TX.
The Amarillo Botanical Gardens are alive and well, if you need a nice quite lunch break, it’s the perfect place.

Cameron ran Audio, Jon did the shooting, our friend Austin Ulen got behind the lens, and I ran around like a maniac.
All this happened while the true stars, Reagan Gamble and Gerald Campsey nailed their lines for Morgan & Myers new spot.
Disregard Cameron’s look of disdain.
Creative Cannon & Morgan & Myers  Creative Cannon & Morgan & Myers
Brainstorming… Lots of Brainstorming. Followed by more Brainstorming for Dean Boyd.
Here’s the newest spot though!
Thursday Part Two
We did take a little break… at Hoots. Ever heard of Ian Moore? He was there, and we might have had a bucket of Shiner. Just one though.
Here’s some spectacular video footage from my awesome iPhone. I lied… It’s taking way to long to compress. Here’s the song. Some of you might remember this guy.

 Friday Friday Friday…
This Guy Stopped By… that’s Diego. My nephews are in town and they’re swimming so you know where I’m going.
Thanks for reading! Have a good weekend and Take Care!!  I leave you with Cameroni’s Corner.
Little Mario... Creative Cannon.
 In this weeks Cameroni’s Corner…
 Cameroni Reviews the Movie “Get Out”

(No spoilers here)

Time after time I’ve left the movie theatre disappointed after buying a ticket for a “scary” movie. Since the paranormal activity era started in 2007 many filmmakers saw something that worked with that movie and just copied it. Even the makers of Paranormal Activity just copied their concepts to make a second film, and a third, and so on. Sinister and Insidious went a different route than the found footage genre but still could not compare to something like Stanley Kubrick’s The Shinning. Until Now. 2017 has been a good year for scary movies and it’s not even close to Halloween. First was M. Night Shyamalan’s Split. After watching Split I had a realization that not all horror movies were going to be awful. Then weeks later I set down for Get Out. I was excited from the trailers but didn’t know what to expect. I’ve been a fan of Jordan Peele since his MadTV days and Key and Peele so I figured something written by him would be fresh. It was a modern blend of Stepford Wives and the Shinning. The movie hypnotizes you in a way similar to the literal scenes within it. This opening shot really reminded me of the beginning of the Shinning with a helicopter shot flying over a winding rocky mountain road. Get Out’s opening is even more simple but just as effective as you see passing trees from the perspective of a car passenger with Childish Gambino’s latest album playing in the background. Speaking of music the score in the movie is what I consider the most ideal horror movie score with violins playing at the right times. You can expect to see gore, jump scares, and a heavy dose of suspense. Peele took horror movie cliches and changed some and kept some to really throw the audience off guard. Expect a great deal of creepy moments that can give you the chills. It had everything I was expecting to see in a horror movie but then went even further with great cinematography and acting. The main actor is actually from the UK and can cry on command so go check it out.

Waking Up at 6

Friday // 5:20 p.m.

I never would have thought I’d be the type that would wake up at six in the morning but I was wrong. It’s starting to happen and I don’t really like it. I wonder what’s next.

We always like to share with you some of the projects we’ve knocked out or are working on. There are quite a few things in the works so I’m limited with what I can share but
I will tell you that one of our coolest new clients is Todd Bentley with Optimum Rope Access Solutions. He’s a great guy with a lot of ideas.

If you’d like to know more about him please check out his Facebook.

Optimum Rope Access Solutions

We are currently in search for a new team member and we have a few candidates we’re in the process of talking to so we hope to have that situation figured out very soon. Those two guys have

been very patient so a big thank you to them.

Not too much meat this time, but as always thanks for reading. Time to get back to work.

Cameroni’s Corner…

There’s a new driver in town.

Most people by now have heard about Uber and know how it works. It’s like a nationwide cab company that allows it’s employees to work their own hours as long as Uber gets their slice of the pie. In the past few years cab companies in major cities have been struggling because of Uber and if you go somewhere like New York then you’ll find parking lots full of yellow cabs that were in business just half a decade ago. As for Amarillo I have only ridden in a cab once and an Uber once so my experience is split. Now we have a new player in town, Lyft. This is very similar to Uber and is set up as a ride sharing service. They have recently opened up in 54 cities across the country. Lyft has a huge potential to be the next Uber because Uber is currently at a loss of 3 billion. To giant companies like Amazon, being at a billion dollar loss is no big deal, if you can bounce back from it. Many believe Uber’s business dealings have been unethical and they have took advantage of their workforce. After taxes and giving Uber what the driver signs up for the cost of driving for them just isn’t worth the time put into driving strangers around. Plus the vehicle your using as a taxi has to be at least 10 years old so that’s another huge expense. Ubers only way get out of the rut is to use self automated cars. Ford is already planning to release the first self driving car by 2021. That would eliminate its workforce but also eliminate the possibility of bad publicity that Uber has been getting recently. Unless the whole plot from 2004’s iRobot plays out, then that would be bad publicity.

It’s Been a While

Tuesday // Noonish // Valentines Day //

For those of you read and share our blog posts, thank you.

It’s been a busy couple weeks around here which is always good. There have been some changes made around the office. We’re looking for a new segment besides Cameroni’s Corner so if you have a suggestion we’d like to hear from you.

Here’s a heads up for any of you who own your own home or business. In case your roof starts to leak, call Morgan & Myers. They’ll hook you up with a Free Estimate to help you figure out the problem. Call Trent or Chane or Reagan, they’re all equally great and will help you out with any of your home or business needs.

Here’s our latest spots for Attorney Len Walker. He’s the kind of guy you need if you ever get in a jam.

We received some good news early last week. Just like last year, this year we’ll have the pleasure of working with the Amarillo Botanical Gardens. They’re great clients and it’s always a nice break from the office. If you haven’t been go check them out! The lineup for Music in the Gardens is almost complete and should make for a great summer!


Again, thanks to all of you for taking the time to read and if you have any ideas for a new segment let us know!

Now then…

Cameroni’s Corner… Settle In

Does anyone still go to the movies nowadays? I’ve always been a fan of movies. Growing up out in the country, I’ve lived a good portion of my life without dish or internet connection, so the next best thing was movies. And we had a very large collection. I always appreciated a well made film and enjoyed watching movies from China because you could tell the aesthetics of every shot were considered. Also because China is a fascinating place. Soon we may all be seeing more Chinese influence on American cinema. One of China’s wealthiest billionaire Wang Jianlin has been buying up Hollywood entertainment properties for years.

Wang Jianlin

Recently he spent 2.6 billion for AMC theatres, the countries 2nd largest cinema chain. He also grabbed up Legendary Entertainment for 3.5 billion. You might recognize this production company name from some movies like Interstellar, Inception, Pacific Rim, The Dark Knight Rises and The Hangover. Wang Jianlins company the Dailan Wanda Group now have the rights to the Golden Globes, the American Music Awards, the Miss America Pageant, and New Years Rockin Eve in Times Square. He acquired these when he bought Dick Clark Productions, an American company that has been around since the 1950’s. People are now starting to get concerned that China and Japan have too much control over what’s entertaining the American people. Columbia Pictures, a company always associated with the USA was bought by Sony. MGM is another company no longer controlled in America. Ever seen a Paramount Pictures movie? Well now 49% of Paramount is owned by none other than Wang Jianlin. Is this a bad thing or will this inspire American companies to try harder and out revenue their foreign competitors. The only way to know for sure is to wait and see. And Next time you see beautifully placed cinematic shots and Pro-Chinese messages at the movies just keep in mind what country is making them

Super Dean, The Stars and Stripes and I need a hobby.

Friday // 6:20 p.m.

Blog… the last thing on the list.

Cameroni is chillin on the couch, Jon is probably in his garage working on his swing, and James is dancing on his head somewhere. I need a hobby.

It’s been a great week, we wrapped up a few projects the table is set for next week. It’s always a roller coaster but who would want it any other way?!

I’ll quit my yappin and share some work with you guys.

First… not by any special order.

Super Dean!!

West Texas Plasma!!

The Star Series… Cameron came up with the name.


And Last but not least… Len Walker.




It’s almost February,

Hard to believe that January is almost over and February is right around the corner.
My birthday is next month and I’m pretty excited about it, but not as excited as this weeks pick for “James’s Jams.”  The first time I ever heard “The Black Keys,” I could of swore these guys were African American, but they’re are not.  They are just a couple of white guys with a ton of soul! “I Got Mine,”  was the first song I heard from them and now I own all of their EPs and LPs.  I suggest “The Black Keys,” to anyone that loves funk and soul music!

Finally…. Cameroni’s Corner
So far 2017 has been a blast so I’m excited to keep up the momentum. One thing I want to do this year is start bringing more ideas from the drawing board to reality and next week I’m putting together a power point to explain exactly what that is. Also how to profit from it. Who knows I may even just publish a book before this year is over. Keep your internet dial locked here, and get a sneak peak of what is yet to come for Creative Cannon 2017.
As always, thanks for reading guys… have a great weekend.

Chicken Little, Classical Music and Cameron gets recognized.

Friday, Friday, Friday, where have you been all week.

It’s been a long one but a good one. I’m just glad we’re all still alive, don’t forget, according to our local meteorologists we were suppose to be seeing the beginning of the end right around this time. But once again, their story’s changed and we’re left scratching our heads. If Chicken Little got what was coming to him, then why not this group of gypsies? Guess what Bozo, it’s winter so wear a jacket. Layers. If it gets warm, take a layer off. It’s going to be windy. Get use to it. Sometimes we get a fast spring, I mean a really fast spring! When that time called summer shows up, you can quit wearing layers, unless you like stripping. Then another time called fall will show up and we’ll have this thing called winter to look forward to. During Fall, you can drink that pumpkin spice drink from Starbucks, but you should shop local so just go to Roasters. And if you need to know what the weathers going to be like… just look out the window or use you’re smartphone… download an app. Quit falling for it.

By the way, what did happen to Chicken Little? It depends on the version. I like the version where the fox got him.

That’s called a rant!

Back to business, I’m not bitter. Business is good!

We’ve had a series of meetings with some local business owners this week. Once again I have to thank our Friend/Client Trent Morgan. Getting to leave the office always helps mix it up but when you get to sit with a potential client it’s always interesting and encouraging to meet people who share your same goals.

Friday is always a good day but today we tentatively scratched a tank ride into the calendar! We can’t wait! Next week, we’ll be sharing a new spot from Len Walker and hopefully our newest workout video, Rift Fit Yoga.

Have a good weekend and as always, thanks for reading!

And now…



I know we just started 2017 but I’m already in need of a vacation!  Earlier this week I was at home working on “Rift Yoga,” which will be coming to a DVD player near you!  One of my favorite things to listen to when I’m editing some footage is classical music.  There is just something about classical music that keeps me focused and creative for hours at a time!  Sergei Rachmaninoff is one of my favorite composers and pianist of the 21st century.  I was recently listening to “The Best of Rachmaninoff,” and the first few songs reminded me of when I went to Disney World.  I literally sat there for 10 minutes and reminisced about how much fun I had that week.  Anyway,  I suggest classical music to any video editor out there its a great way to stay focused and creative.
And Last but Not Least…
Cameroni’s Corner,
Hello this is a special message from Cameron. Besides this website you may recognize me from attorney Len Walker’s latest commercial. Airing on Fox News in the mornings. Yesterday I while working out I was spotted for that very ad. Now I’m no stranger to being recognized on the street, from James’ Snap Chats, and resembling B-list celebrities, but this was a first for me. It felt good to know that my work as a stand in commercial actor hadn’t gone unnoticed. They say everybody gets their 15 minutes of fame but I have a feeling I still have 14 minutes left. In the words of the late David Bowie, “I’m an instant star, just add water.” I feel like that quote really sums up my week. Very soon I’ll be posting links to my new podcast, recording in front of a live studio audience soundboard. Featuring guests and occasional callers I think this will be the podcast Amarillo and the world has been waiting for. Stay Tuned.

Back in the Saddle

Friday / 1.6.17/ 11 a.m.

It’s time to get back into the saddle. We took a little time off just like you guys and it was definitely hard to leave that couch behind but it’s good to be back.

Just before Christmas we were under the gun but everything came together and we were able to knock out a music video for our friend Craig Tatum ‘A.K.A.’ Vue.

Here it is check it out…

If all goes as planned we’re hoping to be riding a tank in a couple months from now. I’ll keep you posted.

Of course, we can’t forget our new friends Heidi and Dean Boyd who’ve trusted us this far. Here’s their newest spot shot and produced by Creative Cannon.


It’s Friday and I could go on and on but I’ll pace myself, there’s 359 days to go and we’re looking forward to it!


I’m back!!!

Here we are back at again but this time in 2017.  We’ve been off for the last week and a half and although it was nice to lay around at home, I’m sure glad to be back at the office in my chair.  For those of y’all who don’t know my background, I’ve been dancing for several years now.  And one of my favorite artists of all time is Michael Jackson and my favorite song from him has to be “PYT.”  This song will have you kicking all your worries aside, all while dancing.  I’d be lying if I told you I wasn’t listening to it right now, because I am.


For all of you who saw young Cameron in a hospital gown last month, that was not an illusion. He’s back at work and this week he’d like to give you a movie review of Passengers starring Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence.


Cameron took a girl to this thing so he was definitely pumped about that. They went to the Hollywood 16, because Cameroni’s been dying to check this joint out because of the recliners and they’re “on point.” The updates are to his approval however Cameroni was a bit upset and frazzled because while you can now sip on some booze during the flic, the bar replaced the arcade. Apparently, when he was a just a whipper snapper Cameroni pumped a lot of quarters into those machines. Back to the review. There was too much nakedness… Chris Pratt needs to keep his pants on and Jennifer Lawrence looks pretty damn hot in a bathing suit. Oh, and the special effects are pretty cool. On a five star rating scale… Cameroni gives it 4 stars. “And you might let those guys know, I’m a pretty big movie critic.” Straight from the horses mouth folks. Take it to the bank.


That’s it for this week guys, hope you have a great weekend and as always thanks for reading!


I Thought Today Was Friday…

Thursday, 5 p.m.

It’s been a good week. A Long One, But a Good One.

Two Weeks Ago, we thought laying on the couch for a couple weeks would do us some good. I’m sure that’s still the case but there’s no time for that now.

We’re proud to showcase the following video. West Texas Plasma is one of our newest clients. Jason Evans is a hard working guy who’s trusted us to help him take his Custom Metal Fabrication Shop to the next level and we’ve welcomed the challenge.

When you get a chance, check out

We also have a Very Big Thanks to throw out to Trent Morgan of Morgan & Myers Roofing and Exteriors LLC. His trust in us means a lot and we’re looking forward to 2017. Of course we couldn’t have done it without his sidekicks Reagan June Gamble and Chane Amdahl. I’ve never seen anybody eat a bag of sunflower seeds that fast Chane. Baller.

Since I’m thanking everyone, we can’t forget our good buddy Len Walker. He’s stuck with us through the good and the bad and somehow he keeps answering our phone calls. He even let Cameroni make his debut on the big screen in his newest spot.

Check it out.

On the Deagle Media front, we got a nice surprise this last week from our old friend Craig Tatum… ‘a.k.a.’ VUE.

We’re burning it at both ends to get him a quick turn in time for Christmas so wish us luck. If you see the lights on…. we didn’t forget to turn em off.

They cool thing about this shoot, I think it’s the first time James, Jon, and myself all got to shoot side by side. I think that’s pretty cool.

Jon Galloway, James Pompa, & David Martinez. The Three Amigos. The Three Amigos.


And Now…


We’re almost done!! Here we are, less than three days until Christmas and 9 days until 2017, which I happen to be super excited about.  I have a few more projects to finish before the end of the year but I’m running out of gas. So, I needed something this morning to pump me up. So I decided to put on “Eye of the Tiger,” by Survivor.  I was up this morning working on stuff at 5 a.m. all while doing push ups, hitting pieces of meat dangling from the ceiling and running a few miles.  Just kidding about all that but I was up at 5 this morning.


And Finally,
Unfortunately, Cameroni is not in the office to relay his wisdom to us all. So, I’ve made phone call to get the latest. He’s in Perryton recovering from a little surgery he had earlier this week.
Here’s a Picture from the hospital!! That’s James in the background.
Cameroni Goes to BSA!!
No answer which means he’s probably eating or playing video games, but rest assured he’s fine. I will tell you that when we visited him he was really happy because his hospital gown had a built in heater. I guess that’s an upside to getting your…. I’ll stop.
As always, thanks for taking the time to keep up with us. We hope you all have a Merry Christmas and I’m pretty sure we’ll be back before the New Year so until then.

Elvis Presley, Saturn, and A look back.

2:30 p.m.
With only 19 more days left in the year, the crunch is definitely on. It’s been a great year and we’re doing the best we can to finish strong.
I could spend a lot of time looking back but I’ll sum it up by saying that we wouldn’t be where we are without all our great clients. We’ve
learned a lot and everyday our team continues to move in the right direction. So as always, thanks for reading.
This week we’ll share a drone shot with you guys, a new DWI spot from our friend Len Walker, and West Texas Plasma’s first spot!
A lot of our content is usually posted up on our Facebook Page so if you’re interested check us out over there. Of course we’re always looking
for feedback so let us know you’re thoughts.
Now then…
It’s that time of the year!
We’re a couple of weeks away from Christmas and things are busier than ever.  We’re all in the process of finishing projects all while crossing things off our Christmas lists.  I put Christmas lights up this weekend so I figured I would blast Christmas music in the process.  I played “Blue Christmas,” by Elvis Presley.  In fact, I ended up listening to his whole Christmas album.  I love this time of the year and I’m truly grateful for all my friends, family and all my blessings.

And Finally…
Let’s just say the Christmas – New Year Fever has set in with the boy.
No conspiracy theories today just some solid news. It’s an interesting read. Check this article
out when you get a chance.
He keeps talking about it (for the last 9 months now, at least) so, this could be the week that
Cameroni finally records his first podcast. Stay tuned.

The Farm & Ranch Show, Santa, and Pizza Gate.

It’s been a busy week but a good one.

We hope everyone’s doing well and as always we thank you guys for taking the time to read our blog.

So, to catch you all up on the happenings around here.

We just wrapped up a three day stretch at the 2016 Amarillo Farm and Ranch Show with our wonderful clients Morgan & Myers Roofing and Exteriors LLC and Panhandle Seamless Gutters. They’re a great group and it’s never a dull moment thanks to the never ending, walking-talking, red bull drinking, Chane Amdahl and Reagan Gamble the Human Giggle Box. You’re cool too Christian.

Here’s a little something from Day 1. We’ll have a full wrap-up later. James is making his magic happen.

Here’s a cool pic from the Amarillo Botanical Gardens.

Amarillo Botanical Gardens

If you’ve never been you should check it out. There’s more than 200,000 lights out there lighting up the Gardens. They’re great clients and it’s always cool to see them showing us some love.

Just in case you missed it, Tiger Woods is back and Jon’s pumped.

When you get a chance read this article.

I mentioned snow in the title… so you can either look out the window and see what’s going on for yourself or trust me when I tell you it’s going to snow. Sooner or later it’s going to happen. Promise. Just keep Looking.

Now then,


It was a Busy week at the Farm and Ranch Show.  I spent 3 days shooting footage for Morgan & Myers and Panhandle Seamless Gutters.  I was a little gassed mentally by Thursday but I needed to finish the job strong.  I obviously always work with music and this time I needed something to pump me up and get me going.  I automatically typed in “Turn down for what,”  by DJ Snake and just like that I was reenergized!  I was dancing down the aisles smiling and waiving at people, needless to say I got all the shots I needed.

The Power of Music!

And last but not least,
This week’s conspiracy is called Pizza Gate.
I still haven’t watched it so I’m not too sure what you’re getting yourself into when you click on the link below so good luck and thanks for reading!! Have good weekend everybody!!!