FACTS!

 

SIMPLE, COLLABORATIVE, KICK-ASS CREATIVE MEDIA.

DEPARTMENT 4 IS A ONE-STOP-SHOP PRODUCTION COMPANY BUILT BY FOUR GUYS WHO CARE ABOUT MEDIA.  WE WORK IN A DIFFERENT WAY THAN THE TYPICAL PRODUCTION COMPANY.  BY BRINGING A MULTITUDE OF CREATIVE DISCIPLINES UNDER ONE ROOF, WE SIMPLIFY THE EXPERIENCE OF TAKING A PROJECT FROM START TO FINISH. VERSATILITY, QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP, AND DIRECT COLLABORATION WITH CLIENTS ARE AT THE CORE OF OUR MISSION.

AND WE HAVE A DAMN GOOD TIME DOING IT. AT DEPARTMENT 4, WE MAKE KICK-ASS MEDIA.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU.

WELCOME TO DEPARTMENT 4

1. DEPARTMENT 4 WAS FOUNDED AT A BAR.

2. Beer is our favorite color.

3. Creators of the "executive lounge" in our office building. 

4. Polling indicates that Department 4 is the best production company in the world.*

5. SMASHMOUTH IS OUR FAVORITE BAND.*

6. 1.7 MILLION TOTAL VIDEO VIEWS.

 

 

 

TEAM

 

BLAKE HODGES

Co-Founder / Director / Editor / Tae Kwon Do Master

Blake skipped college to jump straight into the video production world, landing his first lead-editor television gig at age 19. 13 years later, he has worked on everything from feature documentaries to narrative films, ad campaigns, corporate videos, and beyond. Blake works mostly as a director/producer with a background in editing and videography. Past clients include Apple, M&C Saatchi, Ford Theatres, Greenpeace, Sierra Club, and Sony. Blake is also the founder of filmmaker collective Congress Films. He loves making movies. But when he’s not, he likes to be outside, trot the globe, drink whiskey, and crush at ping-pong.

 

PHILIP WAREBORN

Co-Founder / Composer / Foot Model

Philip is a composer, arranger, producer, songwriter and musician.  Born and raised in Sweden, he has worked with several major composers including Klaus Badelt (Pirates of the Caribbean, Pearl Harbor, Gladiator), Andrew Raiher & Daniel Rojas. Philip has written music for major labels and companies such as Capitol Music Group, Sony, Universal, Discovery Channel and TLC. Further he has worked with world renown producers Red One, Carl Ryden and Jakob Erixson. He also is a passionate Swedish pancake chef. 

CHRIS WILLMOTT

Co-Founder / Audio Engineer / Web Developer / Author of Dog Self-Help Book

Chris is an audio engineer, producer, composer, and web designer.  Willmott's sound design and audio engineering work has been featured in Warner Brothers films, the Sundance Film Festival, along with campaigns for Apple, Nestle, KFC, Taco Bell, and Mattel.  In addition to his work in the audio field, Willmott has designed and constructed successful web experiences for companies like Solid & Striped, Dream Collective, Hansel from Basel, Holl-NYC and A-Moay. He is the proud father of his dog Earl. 

 

 

CJ BRION

Partner / DP / National Park Service Holiday Volunteer

C.J. Brion is a well-seasoned DP and camera operator.  Hailing from Southern California, C.J. has worked on everything from national ad campaigns and indie films to documentaries.  Having worked with Frito-Lay, TLC, Team Coco, and Discover Card, Brion has an exceptionally versatile style. He is notorious for busting out gravity-defying wheelchair tricks. 

TOBY JACOBS

Co-Founder / Photographer / Videographer / Elijah Wood Stunt Double

Toby is a photographer, filmmaker, producer and multimedia visual artist.  Working closely with light and experimental perspective altering techniques, Toby's work is visually and aesthetically provoking.  Beginning with a passion as a teen, Toby has honed his craft and shot, edited and produced film and photo content for corporate groups, major brands, independent artists, musicians, labels, producers and creative collectives.   Toby earned his degree in photography from California Institute of the Arts, and has a background as a photo assistant and digital technician.  Some of Toby’s clients include: Barney’s New York, Lacoste, Who What Wear, Banana Republic, From the Basement, Dillygent&son and Fool’s Gold Records.  

GUSTAV LINQUIST

Member  / VFX & Motion Graphics Artist / Party Hypnotist

Gustav is a director, producer, editor, writer, motion graphic and vfx artist. In 2013, Gustav left DreamWorks Animation as an after effects artist after selling them a feature animation pitch. Past clients include HBO, Disney, Veggie Grill, Vitamin Water, Ora.TV, and EchoStone. Although a native of Sweden, Gustav grew up in the suburbs outside of New York City. He speaks 3 languages (English, Swedish, Spanish) and is learning Mandarin. His passion for film and entertainment came from his parents, who never missed an opportunity to take him and his two brothers to the movies. He also loves ice cream, a lot.