UCPD: Heroes Arise

UCPD: Where Heroes Arise (Recruitment Commercial)

For decades, the UCLA Police Department has been has been a leader in providing progressive law enforcement services to a culturally diverse urban campus and its surrounding community. This recruitment commercial shows the delicate balance between both the strong and softer arms of the law and provides an holistic overview of the duties, responsibilities and culture of the department. Shot over a period of six months, we got to witness firsthand the professionalism of every officer shown and how each and every one of them epitomized the department’s values of Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Service, and Excellence.

We were honored to make this recruitment commercial come to life with UCPD in conjunction with our own short film, Boot. It was an amazing experience getting to film with the real deal and showcase what a day in the life of a UCPD officer is like. 


Directed & Edited by: Brian L. Tan “BLT”
Produced by: Jeff Chobanian
Music by: Tony Fiala
Motion Graphics by: Trevor Spotted Eagle
Camera by: Cristian Coldea, Ivan Valadez
Steadicam Operators: Ivan Valadez, Andre Trudel
Gaffer: Stacy Dean
Drone Operators: Tony Thompson, Daniel Thompson
Timelapse by: Kevin Johnson
Still Photographers: Migwa Nthigah, April Larivee, Steve Benard
Assistant Director: Kelly Camacho
Production Manager: Derek Sherwood
Production Coordinators: Andrea Pasquettin, Joel Searls
Production Assistants: Isaiah Pearce, Andrew Myers, Matthew Louie
Assistant Editor: Gabriel Montoya
VFX Producer: Paul DeNegris
Special Thanks: Vince Mitchell, UCLA Air Force ROTC, UCLA Army ROTC, Vicki Sanelli, FPS at UCLA, Mahealani Diego, Hannu, Chris Pluchar, Cassie Brooksbank, UCLA.





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