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Welcome to Sandlot Pictures!

Director Phil Mastman’s work is seen everywhere… on TV, on the web, in corporate briefing centers around the world, and at conventions and trade shows.


Production Primer: How much does a video cost?

That’s the most frequent question I get from new clients. A popular variation: How much do you charge per minute? To find the answer, […]


Shooting a Non-Existent Hospital

I was tasked with shooting a commercial designed to show off the beautiful, high-tech, high-luxury patient rooms at the new Atrium Medical Center in […]

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Sandlot Pictures goes Social

Earlier this week Cincinnati was named Most Social City for Mashable’s Social Media Day. Thousands of cities worldwide celebrated the event on June 30. […]

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Racing to Finish a Spot for the Indy 500

So a few weeks back I received a call from Steve Schaeffer, friend, client and creative director at Creative Dimensions. He asked me to […]

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Bank spots that don’t break the bank.

When you think about bank commercials, huge campaigns with massive TV production budgets come to mind. But community banks need to be more frugal, […]

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Please, Not a Funeral Home Commercial!

My writer friend Becky said she was sending me boards for series of low-budget funeral home spots. I had managed to get through thirty […]