Film production (why video?)
- Video production services
- Motion graphic design
- Social media and web video
- Interactive multimedia presentations
- Graphic design
- Identity development and logo building
- Positioning and branding
- Development strategy
- Campaign rollout
485 West Baltimore, Suite 100C, Detroit, Michigan, USA 48202
With experience in sourcing and creative marketing for firms in Chicago and Portland, Lauri returned to hometown Detroit in 2008 to start DL!. When not tackling client work and DL! projects, he’ll take every chance to jump a plane to Colombia or sit on the couch with a pint of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream.
Steven Oliver – Director of Film
After writing for a few different television shows in Los Angeles while directing and producing films of his own, Steven came to Detroit to shoot the film “After the Factory.” He stuck around in the city for all of the production and eventually made it home. Today he shoots and edits all DL! films and has an odd penchant for pistachios.
Scott started establishing the visual presence for DL! way back in 2009 while he was studying at the College for Creative Studies. He graduated and went to Los Angeles working as a motion graphics designer with clients like the NFL Network and Nickelodeon. He’s back in Detroit now and keeps DL!’s client offering fresh and exciting while sporting a rather pleasant moustache.
Courtney Burgam – Graphic Designer
Courtney also heiled from the College for Creative studies (the place where we like to farm all our talent actually) and bounced around LA doing freelance gigs for magazines and retailers. She too came back to Detroit and has been doing a variety of posters and design work DL! projects and merchandise.
THE BACK STORY
DETROIT LIVES! is a creative agency and social brand taking on client projects in film production, print and motion graphics. To get there was, well, kind of fun:
Philip Lauri moved to Detroit in 2008. Just about everyone under the sun thought that was crazy. “Detroit is so bad though!” Hearing that 8 billion times got really old, and so DETROIT LIVES! was born with the loose idea of creating content that shifted perception of the city. Lauri gathered friends and collaborators– Scott Waraniak, Mike Sack, Courtney Burgam, Chazz Miller, Travis Wright– and created street art, film content, a clothing line, a blog and random installations and events. All those different works started to gain attention of their own. So much so that in 2010, DL! was asked to work on a project for our first client: the Detroit Creative Corridor Center. They wanted us to create content that would help them with their branding message.
And the light bulb went off! Client work wasn’t so bad, it provided funds to keep the dream alive, and quite frankly we were having fun tackling new types of problems and designing content that was affecting the outward message coming from Detroit. So! Come talk to us if you want us to help on a project for you or your business. We do traditional commercial work, digital campaigns of all shapes and sizes, print graphics, a short film for your businesses online presence, or even just creative consult to a larger project that involves a team you’ve already assembled.
Past and present collaborators
Steven Oliver / Film
Scott Waraniak / Design, Motion graphics
Andrew Jenson / Editing
David Visintainer / Business Development
Alan Languirand / website
Courtney Burgam / design
Michael Burdick / design
Travis Wright / MANTRACITY contributor
Chazz Miller / MANTRACITY contributor, muralist
Sean Redenz / filmmaking
Connie Mangilin / filmmaking
Andrea Adelman / filmmaking
Emily Thornhill / design
Shaun Strack / design
Haley Querro / design
Ray Domzalski / design
Joel Grothaus / design