Our Column Five team is made up of some very unique people, coming from all walks of life. They’re creative, well-rounded, and work extremely hard. Each week, we profile one fascinating staff member to introduce you to the people behind the scenes of our work.
Hometown: Spokane, WA
Started September 2011
Motion Graphic Designer
What would you like to tell us about yourself?
I grew up in the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest, hiking and fishing in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. I caught the filmmaking bug at an early age and started making movies with my friends in high school. It was mostly Jack Ass-style stuff at the time, but since then I like to think my films have become at least a little more sophisticated.
What's your favorite thing about the outdoors?
I find being in the outdoors simultaneously calming and exhilarating. Whether hiking or fishing, there’s a lot of peace to be found outside the noise and commotion of a city, and there’s a lot of excitement when you get a fish on your line or spot a big bull elk. Of course, there’s a fine line between fishing and standing in a river looking like an idiot.
What's your favorite thing about working at C5?
The culture. C5 has built an environment that is not only fun to be in but more importantly allows us to flourish creatively. Everyone here is great, and we all want to produce top-notch work. It’s an awesome situation for creative people like me.
Coolest/most unique thing you've ever done/experienced?
Years ago, I participated in an annual cycling event called The Journey of Hope. It’s a cross-country bike ride from San Francisco to Washington D.C. that raises money and awareness for people with disabilities. The experience had such an impact on me that I now see my life in sections: there’s everything before JOH and then there’s everything after. So far, the only other event significant enough to divide my history like that was my wedding day (obligatory shout out to my awesome wife).
What are some movies you’d recommend everyone sees before they die?
There are so many great movies, it’s hard to narrow down. Of course, there’s the obvious answer of the original Star Wars trilogy, The Godfather 1 and 2, or anything from Hitchcock…but that’s kind of boring. So, here is a list of fantastic films that I think a lot of people have yet to see:
- Sexy Beast
- The Night of the Hunter
- Children of Men
- Exit Through the Gift Shop
- King of Kong
- Spirited Away
- Singing in the Rain
- Anything from Danny Boyle or P.T. Anderson, especially their older stuff
Some of Chase’s favorite C5 work…
Column Five—How to Generate Good Ideas
Some of Chase’s favorite things…
At the top of Kirkwood Pass on the Journey of Hope
Catching steelhead on the Snake River
Enjoying hot chocolate in Berlin
Follow Motion Graphic Designer Chase Ogden on Twitter @ChaseOgden.