Safety Third is a digital production studio specializing in movement design for film and photography. Based in New York and Los Angeles, we partner with global brands and artists to create highly choreographed short-form digital content.
Everything we make is orchestrated with motion in mind. This can range from the more traditional: filmed choreography with professional dancers, or kinetic action sequences integrating stunts or sports, to product-oriented stop-motion tabletop content, to cutting-edge emerging technologies like motion capture for use in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, or interactive public installations.
We offer end to end production services from development of creative through to shooting and post production. Whatever the brief may be, we design eye-catching movement to meet your content needs.
Katherine Helen Fisher is a Los Angeles-based director, choreographer and performer.
Working both commercially and within the art world, she has movement directed music videos for Radiohead and Rufus Wainwright, as well as creative for Microsoft, and Biotherm. She has worked with, or been featured by the New York Times, the Smithsonian, UC Berkeley, Georgia Tech, the University of Michigan, the Palm Springs Art Museum, and La Menagerie de Verre in Paris.
Katherine has danced for The Lucinda Childs Dance Company since 2008, performing in collaborative work with such luminaries as Philip Glass, Frank Gehry, The Arcade Fire, and Sol LeWitt. She has also worked with Robert Wilson, Mark Morris, MOMIX, ODC San Francisco, Johannes Wieland, Sara Pearson/Patrik Widrig, Janis Brenner, Jennifer Muller and Ann Carlson, among others.
Katherine is committed to supporting the work of women creatives and is interested in championing fair wages and working conditions within the fields of dance and film.
Shimmy Boyle is a writer, director, creative technologist, and general all-purpose maker of things.
Shimmy has extensive history working as a creative in advertising. Prior to helping launch Safety Third, Shimmy cut his teeth as a copywriter with ad agency Velocity, before partnering with Brooklyn-based music start-up Sonic Panther, (subsequently acquired by Songza and Google), where he led targeted, content-driven campaigns to boost user engagement.
Next, he made the move brand-side, working in-house at Chobani as Creative Lead on Brand Communications, where he teamed up with agency partners like R/GA & Droga5, working on the Olympics and College Football, to produce award-winning, thumb-stopping, and spectacular social content.
Over the course of his career, he has created content for the likes of Vice, Sundance Film Festival, the U.S. Olympic Committee, The Discovery Channel, The Onion, Snapchat, Food and Wine Magazine, Marvel, The New York Times, Dollar Shave Club, and IMG College Football.