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Digital Film

When video was in its infancy in the early 1980s, Chris Cassels was there, producing music videos on 3⁄4 inch video. His first national release in 1986 was “Off the Wall” by his brother’s band, The Rob Cassels Band. It was aired nationally and abroad in Canada and England. He has since produced hundreds of TV spots and corporate videos thoug out the Western Hemisphere. He has worked with such stars as Jeff Gordon, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Tom Watson, Hale Irwin, Edwin McCain, Nick Faldo, Sheryl Crow, Henry Aaron, Ted Nugent and Brian May of Queen — just to name a few.

Casablanca Digital Media has all the latest state-of-the-art equipment in video production and digital film. Our unique depth of understanding the digital film camera makes all the difference. Chris’s 30+ years has taught him a thing or two on tuning up a camera and maximizing the opportunity. Casablanca has an array of elite tools and apparatuses used in video and film production such as steady cams, dollies and jibs that help move your message right along. We edit in our cutting-edge suite located in downtown Asheville, NC, also known as Beer City USA. Our comfortable suite in the historic Flatiron Building overlooks Wall Street and Battery Park. Stroll down the hall and enjoy your favorite drink while watching the sunset from Asheville’s highest bar, The Sky Bar.

In the recent competition to have Asheville selected by Google as the “Most Deserving City for Google Fiber,” the City of Asheville hired Chris to produce a film for the event. Other recent work includes:

  • A signature jib shot starring Tiger Woods for his first American Design Golf Course, The Cliffs, Asheville, NC.
  • Camera operator and first camera assistant; second unit for Sony Pictures for “Marry Me” starring Lucy Liu.
  • Documentary on the International Mental Health Organization starring Glen Close and Dwight Yoakom.
  • Sales and Marketing film on Balsam Mountain Preserve staring Andie McDowell.
  • Network shoot for NASCAR Documentary on Todd Bodine 2011 Nascar Truck Champion
  • Shooting, editing and producing The Blue Zone, a film for Park Ridge Hospital, Asheville, NC. The film was created to present the speaker and author Dan Buettner, a National Geographic author and reporter.
  • Seven new films shot, edited and produced for Biltmore Farms Hotels, owned and operated by Biltmore Farms of The Biltmore Estates.
  • Documentary on Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule, Allman Brothers Band) for his new band The Warren Haynes Band.
  • Jib operator on the JJ Grey & Mofro, live in concert in Atlanta.
  • Camera operator for Ben Lovett for the music video Heart Attack.

We offer all the special effects and animation you can dream up. If you can imagine it, we can capture it.

See the Digital Film Portfolio