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Creative Collective Wander Uses Syncopated Storytelling℠ To Craft Oxfam America’s “Be David”
News: Creative Collective Wander Uses Syncopated Storytelling℠ To Craft Oxfam America’s “Be David”Digital Short Aims To Educate, Inspire & Activate
“Be David” is an inspiring long-form PSA crafted by Creative Collective Wander in collaboration with Oxfam America. Using its signature Syncopated Storytelling℠, Wander created an information-rich narrative that blends enthusiasm and a touch of humor to activate viewers to champion for change with Oxfam America. In other words: find their inner David.
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Whitehouse Post Revisits America’s Favorite Framily in New Sprint Spots
News: Whitehouse Post Revisits America’s Favorite Framily in New Sprint SpotsContinuing an already successful campaign, the latest Sprint commercials, cut by Whitehouse Post Editors Trish Fuller and Lisa Gunning via Figliulo & Partners, further explore the adventures of an eclectic collection of characters living life as a “Framily.”
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BRW Filmland Los Angeles Adds Director Michael Fitzmaurice
News: BRW Filmland Los Angeles Adds Director Michael FitzmauriceBRW FILMLAND Los Angeles has signed director Michael Fitzmaurice for U.S. commercial representation. The helmer’s output includes cinematic and pulse-quickening spots for the likes of Lexus, Chevy and the NBA with his AICP-winning “Big Color.” He’s already hit the ground running through BRW with recent campaigns for Chevy Silverado and Mazda.
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Whitehouse Post and BBDO Explore the Power of Innovation for GE
News: Whitehouse Post and BBDO Explore the Power of Innovation for GEWhitehouse Post Editor James Dierx recently collaborated with MJZ Director Dante Ariola via BBDO New York for “What Would Happen,” a stunning new spot for GE.
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Method Studios Names Esteemed Visual Effects Supervisor Marc Weigert As President
Appointment Comes as Method Continues Work on High-Profile Projects Including "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "The Maze Runner"
Method Studios, Deluxe's global visual effects company, has named industry professional Marc Weigert as its president.
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HēLō Signs Oscar-Nominated Director Jim Sheridan
News: HēLō Signs Oscar-Nominated Director Jim SheridanVenice, CA/NYC-based production hub HēLō has signed Irish director/writer/producer Jim Sheridan. Coming to HēLō from Moxie Pictures, the six-time Oscar nominated director has helmed numerous award-winning features, including "My Left Foot, In America and The Boxer." He has also directed spots for the likes of Cheerios, MasterCard and Weight Watchers, collaborating with such top agencies as Saatchi & Saatchi, Crispin Porter + Bogusky and McCann Erickson. In addition to being on the HēLō roster, he will also leverage his extensive creative and industry contacts to serve as a strategic consultant to help the company attract and retain top-notch talent across the directorial and experiential spectrum.
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Trollbäck + Company Stages Creative Journey for AICP Next Awards Show Open
News: Trollbäck + Company Stages Creative Journey for AICP Next Awards Show OpenStrategic Design Agency Helps Celebrate The 2014 AICP Show With Content For MoMA Video Wall & AICP Archive Website
Strategic design agency Trollbäck + Company (T+Co) recently debuted a live multimedia show open for the 8th AICP Next Awards. Recognizing marketing innovations in emerging media, the annual awards ceremony kicked off at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. The show open will screen in major cities throughout the U.S. during the 2014 AICP Awards Tour.
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SIGGRAPH 2014 Selects Elliot Kotek, Co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as Keynote Speaker
ACM SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs, as the keynote speaker at SIGGRAPH 2014, the 41st International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 10-14 August 2014 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
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Nomad’s Jared Coller and Tom Muldoon Get Honors at the 2014 AICP Awards
News: Nomad’s Jared Coller and Tom Muldoon Get Honors at the 2014 AICP AwardsNomad would like to congratulate editors Jared Coller and Tom Muldoon on winning a 2014 AICP Best Editorial award for their work on Apple’s heartfelt holiday spot, “Misunderstood.”
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AICP Show Honors Best Commercials Of The Year
The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at the NYU Skirball Center, and the AICP Directors Lectures Series at MoMA. Two thousand members of the advertising, marketing and production industries attended the debut of the AICP Show. Serving as chairman of this year’s Show was Michael Sagol, Managing Director/Executive Producer of Caviar. Following its premiere at MoMA, the Show will tour museums and cultural institutions around the country and abroad.
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The AICP Next Awards Premiere At The NYU Skirball Center
The AICP Next Awards debuted tonight at The NYU Skirball Center in New York City. The AICP Next Awards is one of the tent pole events of AICP Week – which also includes the AICP Directors Lectures Series at MoMA, and the premiere of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. Gerry Graf, Founder/Chief Creative Officer of Barton F. Graf 9000, served as this year’s AICP Next Awards Judging Chair.
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Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital Future
News: Engine Virtual Film Company Launches; Innovative Fuel Drinkers Ignite Digital FutureEngine Virtual Film Company, a brand-new, creative content and production company, has been launched by Creative Director/Partner Gary Nueman. Having worked with some of the brightest and most ground-breaking creative agencies in the world, including Goodby, Silverstein & Partners and Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide, Nueman has hand-selected his company’s new Directorial roster which includes the talents of Nueman himself, as well as Noah Harald, David Mahmoudieh, Scott McCullough, Kevin McVey, and Andrew Rydzewski.
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a52 and Rock Paper Scissors Deliver Stunning New BMW i8 Campaign
News: a52 and Rock Paper Scissors Deliver Stunning New BMW i8 Campaigna52 and Rock Paper Scissors deliver a series of powerful and inspiring commercials for the new BMW i8 in collaboration with Iconoclast Director Gus Van Sant. With VFX Supervisor Andy McKenna and Colorist Paul Yacono in the lead, a52 was able to deliver stunning VFX and color. RPS Editors Angus Wall, Jamie Foord, Grant Surmi, and Austyn Daines cut the campaign.
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Whitehouse Post Cuts Love Letter to Football for McDonald’s World Cup
News: Whitehouse Post Cuts Love Letter to Football for McDonald’s World CupYou don’t have to be a football superstar to show your skills at the 2014 FIFA World Cup. That’s the message of McDonald’s new World Cup online film and TV spot cut by Whitehouse Post Editor Matthew Wood. The action-packed short film, cut in collaboration with “Murderball” director Henry Alex Rubin and DDB Chicago, promotes gol.mcd.com – the home of McDonald’s new augmented reality trick shot app.
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Rock Paper Scissors and a52 Laugh Out Loud with Kevin Hart and Vitamin Water
News: Rock Paper Scissors and a52 Laugh Out Loud with Kevin Hart and Vitamin WaterRock Paper Scissors Editors Adam Pertofsky, Damion Clayton, and Neil Meiklejohn along with the VFX and finishing teams at a52 deliver a comical :60 for Vitamin Water, featuring comedian Kevin Hart.
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Rodrigo Garcia Saiz and John Barreiro Team Up to Form Central Films North
News: Rodrigo Garcia Saiz and John Barreiro Team Up to Form Central Films NorthDirector and Producer Team up to Launch Mexico Production Company Stateside
Award-winning director Rodrigo Garcia Saiz and seasoned producer John Barreiro have teamed up to launch commercial production company Central Films North. The Los Angeles-based shop will serve as an expansion of Saiz’s Mexico production company, Central Films, and will focus on multi-cultural and Hispanic advertising. After collaborating at Boxer Films for numerous years, the duo has partnered again to leverage their combined wealth of experience producing content for the Hispanic market. The roster will also include director Cali Ameglio. Rodrigo’s recent work out of Central Films North includes an affecting spot for Expedia.
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Tickets to 2014 AICP Week Now Available AICP Week Base Camp Opens June 10th
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced that tickets for 2014 AICP Week are now available. AICP Week will take place from June 10th-June 12th at various locations in New York City and will be headlined by the premieres of the 2014 AICP Next Awards, the Directors Lecture Series and the AICP Show: The Art and Technique of the American Commercial. Miller also announced the debut of AICP Week Base Camp, which will serve as a central location for the week, featuring educational panels and discussions, as well as a meeting place and hospitality hub for those attending any of the AICP Week tent pole events. Discussion topics at Base Camp include: panels with the AICP Next Awards Jury Presidents and Integrated Campaign winners; a session with the AICP Show Curators, as well as panels on Digital Best Practices and cameras and workflow.
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Whitehouse Post Works Magic on Vogue Short Film Starring Emma Stone
News: Whitehouse Post Works Magic on Vogue Short Film Starring Emma StoneFans of Vogue’s Original Shorts video series will get a look at Emma Stone’s quirky personality in the next installment of the series cut by Whitehouse Post Editor Josh Bodnar and directed by Caviar’s Ruben Fleischer (“Zombieland,” “Gangster Squad”).
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Commercial Director Joe Schaak Signs with The Traveling Picture Show Company
News: Commercial Director Joe Schaak Signs with The Traveling Picture Show CompanyAward Winning Director Joins the TPSC roster.
Joe Schaak, a director known for his comedy and dialogue commercial work, has signed for exclusive representation with integrated production house The Traveling Picture Show Company.
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Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”
News: Method Studios Creates Dramatic Effects for Summit Entertainment’s Blockbuster “Divergent”Visual Effects House Was Lead Vendor for Futuristic Action Adventure
Visual effects house Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was the lead vendor on Summit Entertainment’s “Divergent,” which has grossed over $175 million at the worldwide box office in its first four weeks of release. Summit Entertainment, a LIONSGATE® company, brought the film to theaters in North America on March 21, 2014.
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Whitehouse Post and Miller Celebrate the High Life in New Lo-Fi Spots
Whitehouse Post Editor Matthew Wood cuts Miller High Life’s latest campaign featuring a series of grainy, black and white spots. Directed by Mark Romanek of Anonymous Content, the commercials capture a group of friends basking in the youthful glory of their everyday lives as a voice-over ironically narrates each action as if it were truly extraordinary. The campaign further develops the High Life brand by adding a stripped down, shaky aesthetic to the notably homegrown American beer.
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Videocom Presents an All-Star Line Up of Filmmakers and Production Professionals at NAB 2014
Live from the Videocom Stage (Booth #C6025) at NAB, the leading creative users of Videocom brands and products, including Anton Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Sachtler, Vinten, Vinten Radamec, will offer invaluable insights and share real world experiences.
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Creative Production Studio Flavor Promotes Brian McCauley to Creative Director
The leaders from creative production studio Flavor are very proud to announce the promotion of Brian McCauley to the position of creative director. According to executive producer Neal Cohen, the appointment is effective immediately.
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Hostage’s Ruben Latre Directs Compelling Samsung Social Responsibility Campaign
News: Hostage’s Ruben Latre Directs Compelling Samsung Social Responsibility CampaignFor the second year in a row, Samsung selected Ruben Latre of Hostage Films to direct and shoot the media campaign dedicated to its international social responsibility service. Latre travelled to Istanbul, Turkey to film "The Samsung Academy", a vocational training program giving opportunities to young men and women from low-income families.
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Skittles Returns with Cute and Cloudy Spots Cut by Whitehouse Post
News: Skittles Returns with Cute and Cloudy Spots Cut by Whitehouse PostWhitehouse Post Editor John Smith cuts a trio of playful spots for Skittles via DDB Chicago. The spots, directed by Chris Palmer of Gorgeous, feature an elderly woman accompanying her fantastical Pet Cloud through mundane situations including a visit to the vet, a walk around the neighborhood, and a trip to the groomer.
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"They Can’t Take That Away" New Ad Campaign for AICP Show & AICP Next Awards Highlights Inclusion at MoMA
The AICP today launched a communications campaign created by the students at the VCU BrandCenter in support of the 2014 AICP Show & AICP Next Awards. This is the ninth straight year the students at the BrandCenter have concepted and contributed to articulating the importance and unique honor of winning at the AICP Show and AICP Next Awards.
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Whitehouse Post and The Martin Agency Tackle Life’s Big Questions for GEICO
News: Whitehouse Post and The Martin Agency Tackle Life’s Big Questions for GEICOGEICO’s "Did You Know Campaign" continues, this time with beloved children’s storybook character, "Pinocchio." As you’ll see, he’s not so well loved by the room full of people who paid for a self-help seminar.
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Wander Creates Docu Spots & An Animated Video For The Coexist Campaign
News: Wander Creates Docu Spots & An Animated Video For The Coexist CampaignAward-winning creative collective Wander has produced, directed, and designed a media campaign for Coexist Campaign that includes an animated short and two Docu Spots - documentary based commercials.
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Whitehouse Post Gets a Taste of Gold with McDonald’s via DDB Chicago
News: Whitehouse Post Gets a Taste of Gold with McDonald’s via DDB ChicagoThe biting of the medal has become an iconic symbol of victory at the Olympics. "Celebrate with a Bite" is a nostalgic and spirited celebration of athletic triumph edited by Whitehouse Post's Meg Kubicka.
The biting of the medal has become an iconic symbol of victory at the Olympics. Coincidentally, the iconic Chicken McNugget is sometimes used to celebrate life’s smaller victories. Whether you’re a world-class athlete or a child who’s scored his first goal...The greatest victories are celebrated with a bite.
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Rock Paper Scissors and a52 Give Time Warner Cable the Star Treatment
News: Rock Paper Scissors and a52 Give Time Warner Cable the Star TreatmentRock Paper Scissors Editor Biff Butler and an a52 VFX team led by Andy McKenna deliver a star-studded Super Bowl spot via Ogilvy & Mather New York. The result is an energetic, star-studded :60 for Time Warner Cable.
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a52, Elastic, and Rock Paper Scissors Sign Independent Reps RESOURCE
Partner brands a52, Elastic, and Rock Paper Scissors are pleased to announce their new partnership with RESOURCE for West Coast representation.
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Gerry Graf of Barton F. Graf 9000 To Chair The 2014 AICP Next Awards Judging Panel
Call For Entries Now Open
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced that Gerry Graf, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Barton F. Graf 9000, will serve as the 2014 AICP Next Awards Judging Chair, and Master of Ceremonies at the AICP Next Awards presentation. The AICP Next Awards will be held at the NYU Kimmel Center on Tuesday, June 10th. It is the kickoff event for AICP Week, which also includes the AICP Show:
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Whitehouse Post Bottles Super Bowl Spot for Heinz
News: Whitehouse Post Bottles Super Bowl Spot for HeinzHeinz is pouring into homes across the globe in a Super Bowl :30 cut by Whitehouse Post Editor Matthew Wood via Cramer-Krasselt Chicago. Working with images shot by Director Chris Woods, Wood pieces together an upbeat anthem to the classic condiment. The spot portrays everyone – from a cop at a big-city diner, to a hippie family camping in the mountains, to a parking lot of tailgating revelers humming If You’re Happy and You Know It – as they top off their meals with Heinz.
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/WILDCHILD/ Kicks Off 2014 with Mettler, Shevin Hires
News: /WILDCHILD/ Kicks Off 2014 with Mettler, Shevin HiresContinuing the exciting year of expansion marked by the signing of EP Melissa Miller, /WILDCHILD/ is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning Editors Richard Mettler and Stewart Shevin to its growing roster. “We are thrilled to have these two amazing editors on board,” states /WILDCHILD/ Editor & Owner, Yvette Pineyro. “Both are unique storytellers who will bolster our pool of talent.”
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Michael Sagol Named Chairman of the 2014 AICP Show Call For Entries Now Open
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) announced today that Michael Sagol, Managing Director/Executive Producer of Caviar, will serve as Chairman of the 2014 AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial. As part of his Show Chair duties, Sagol will preside over AICP Week, which includes the AICP Next Awards, as well as the Directors Lecture Series.
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ArsenalFX Expands Post Production Team: David Carlson of Digital Domain Joins as Senior CG Generalist; Cortney Haile Promoted to Head of Operations, and Casey Conroy is Named VFX Director
News: ArsenalFX Expands Post Production Team: David Carlson of Digital Domain Joins as Senior CG Generalist; Cortney Haile Promoted to Head of Operations, and Casey Conroy is Named VFX DirectorArsenalFX, a leading Visual Effects Post Production studio specializing in high end commercial finishing, has significantly expanded and bolstered its in-house team. David Carlson has joined ArsenalFX as Senior CG Generalist, after having served as a Senior CG Generalist for many years at Digital Domain. Cortney Haile has been promoted to Head of Operations for ArsenalFX, while Casey Conroy has joined the company as VFX Director. The announcements were made today by ArsenalFX Executive Producer Ashley Hydrick.
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Whitehouse Post Adds Luis Ribeiro to New Business Development Team
News: Whitehouse Post Adds Luis Ribeiro to New Business Development TeamWhitehouse Post is pleased to add Luis Ribeiro to its team as new business developer covering editorial, visual effects, and design. Ribeiro’s background suits him perfectly for this new role: as the founder of global consultancy Ambassador Digital Group and the U.S. consultant for FilmBrazil, he has forged enduring relationships with key players across the global advertising industry. A Brazilian native, Ribeiro will seek to expand Whitehouse Post businesses nationally and internationally, and serve as a key instrument in extending the Whitehouse brand into Latin America and the ever-growing U.S. multicultural market.
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Whitehouse Post Cuts Moving Docu-Short for WonderWork
Whitehouse Post Editor Greg Snider was recently tapped by Brooklyn-based digital media company Blue Chalk Media to cut a stirring documentary short and accompanying trailer for WonderWork, a charity organization that provides free sight-restoring operations to blind children in many of the world’s poorest countries. In "First Sight: Sonia & Anita," two Indian sisters take the emotional journey through the surgery that will allow them to see for the first time in their lives.
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Tool Brings On Award-Winning Director Alec Helm
News: Tool Brings On Award-Winning Director Alec HelmTool is pleased to announce the addition of Director Alec Helm to its roster. The rising talent has already been recognized this year with a spate of the industry’s most prestigious awards, including honors from the Cannes Lion, Webby, Art Directors Club, Young Guns, AICP, CLIO, D&AD, LIA and ANDY awards. These accolades arrive on the back Helm’s evocative, documentary-style output – including the short film “Les Ballets de Faile” for the New York City Ballet, and the cinematic vignettes of “Hashtag Killer” and “4 Year Old’s Bucket List” for Water is Life. Helm was also recognized at One Club’s 2013 Emerging Directors Showcase in the PSA category.
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Taillight TV Launches Porchlight – A Turnkey Production Company Dedicated To Spots + Digital Media
News: Taillight TV Launches Porchlight – A Turnkey Production Company Dedicated To Spots + Digital MediaNashville’s Multi Award-Winning Long-Form Production Company Changes The Landscape of the South East’s Commercial Industry With The Launch Of A One-Stop Production House Tailored To The Needs of Agencies & Brands
Porchlight, a turnkey commercial production company dedicated to providing advertising agencies and brands with innovative spots and short-form content for broadcast and emerging media, has opened its doors in Nashville.
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Hostage Films’ Ruben Latre Creates “When The Night Falls” For Samsung’s Social Responsibility Campaign
News: Hostage Films’ Ruben Latre Creates “When The Night Falls” For Samsung’s Social Responsibility CampaignWith no running water and no electricity, the Oromia Region of Ethiopia is a rugged five-hour drive from the capital Addis Ababa. Ruben Latre of Hostage Films found himself there to direct a short film created as part of Samsung’s ongoing social responsibility efforts. Samsung's contribution to the region, in partnership with a local NGO, comes in the form of solar panels that, in turn, are used to charge lanterns; providing the only light source to the dark terrain, other than the sun.
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The Famous Group Brings Clash of NFL Cyborgs To The World’s Largest In-Stadium HD Video Screen For Houston Texans 2013 Game Opener Film
Integrated production company teams with CG experts Flux Animation for action-packed 3D battle royale on new 14,549 sq. foot HD board at Reliant Stadium to rev up fans before kickoffs.
Given the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create the Houston Texans’ pre-game opening video for the debut of the world’s largest in-stadium HD video boards installed this summer at Reliant Stadium, integrated production company The Famous Group delivered a bone-crunching 3D animated battle of NFL robots designed to fire up fans.
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Director John X. Carey Joins Tool
News: Director John X. Carey Joins ToolJohn X. Carey, the Los Angeles based director of branded documentaries and commercials, has signed with Tool. Carey makes the move in the midst of an enormously successful run, having helmed the most-watched ad in the history of YouTube. The past year has delivered a trove of awards to the young director – 21 Cannes Lions, including the Titanium Grand Prix – for the aforementioned Dove spot entitled “Real Beauty Sketches,” a CLIO for his narrative-based eBay work, and an AICP award with the stirring short film for The Anti-Drug, Harlem Elvis.
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EP Melissa Beth Launches Hostage Films With Award-Winning Director Ruben Latre
News: EP Melissa Beth Launches Hostage Films With Award-Winning Director Ruben LatreEP Melissa Beth and Director Ruben Latre have announced the official launch of production company Hostage Films. The duo has been collaborating in various capacities since 2008, and founded the company to create brand based content, commercials and features. Laura Zinn of Zinndependent represents the company.
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Whitehouse Post Chicago Welcomes Editor David Cea
News: Whitehouse Post Chicago Welcomes Editor David CeaWhitehouse Post is pleased to welcome Editor David Cea back into the family as he heads to the Midwest. The New Jersey native studied film at Hofstra University, where time spent as a teaching assistant for his Avid class piqued his interest in editing. Upon graduating in 2005, Cea began his editorial career at The Whitehouse New York. He quickly advanced to the role of Assistant Editor and honed his skills for several years before leaving in 2008 to test the freelance waters. After successful stints at a few NYC shops, most recently Cosmo Street, Cea felt the Midwest calling and decided to rejoin The Whitehouse in the company’s Chicago office.
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ACNE Breaks Out Interactive Director Jeff Levine
News: ACNE Breaks Out Interactive Director Jeff LevineACNE has added interactive director Jeff Levine to its roster. The prolific director, designer, and digital specialist brings a reel overflowing with top quality work for major clients including YouTube, AT&T, PNC, Puma, Craftsman, and Honda. His output spans from award-winning social media campaigns to a recent 3D architectural projection-mapping project for the New York Knicks.
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Method Studios and HALON Entertainment Announce Collaboration
Feature and Commercial Clients set to Benefit from New Alliance
International visual effects house, Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, and previsualization company HALON Entertainment, announced a strategic alliance agreement today. Under the agreement, Method will collaborate with HALON to jointly provide previs and VFX services to customers which will allow the two companies to share talent, technique, and locations. Combined services will be available out of any of Method’s worldwide locations, including London and Vancouver.
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AICP Digital Unveils Statement of Work
Document Aims To Streamline The Interactive Production Process
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), along with Dustin Callif, Managing Partner, Digital, at Tool, and President of AICP Digital, and Anders Wahlquist, CEO of B-Reel and Vice President of AICP Digital, today announced the launch of the AICP Digital Statement of Work (SOW). The document was designed as a much needed tool to articulate important information regarding projects where digital production companies are engaged. It specifically addresses issues involving the workflow of interactive digital projects, as well as the terms under which a production company engages in a project with an advertising agency or advertiser.
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Noted Producer Byron Fitts Launches The Department To Provide Dynamic Production Services
News: Noted Producer Byron Fitts Launches The Department To Provide Dynamic Production ServicesThe Department, a resource-driven production services company launches this week. Founded by Executive Producer Byron Fitts, a trusted producer for nearly a decade, The Department serves the ever-changing creative needs of advertising agencies, clients, production companies and directors worldwide. The company’s inaugural project is a campaign via Latinworks.
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LOGAN Adds Kevin Batten as New LA Managing Director
News: LOGAN Adds Kevin Batten as New LA Managing DirectorLOGAN has added ex-Superfad partner Kevin Batten as its new LA Managing Director. His immediate focus will include helping to build upon LOGAN’s talent pool, creating new revenue streams, and developing a cohesive brand message across both offices that speaks to the company’s design heritage and live-action and VFX evolution. Batten will focus on maintaining the studio’s strong culture of teamwork while adding new directorial and design talent.
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Method Studios Brings Down the House
News: Method Studios Brings Down the HouseMethod is One of the Lead VFX Vendors on "White House Down"
Visual effects house Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, was one of the lead vendors on Columbia Pictures’ “White House Down,” which opened this weekend. Method’s crew was led by Ollie Rankin, visual effects supervisor, and Christopher Anderson, visual effects producer for the team in Vancouver. Overall they completed 185 shots comprising four sequences. “White House Down” was directed by Roland Emmerich. Volker Engel and Marc Weigert were the production’s visual effects supervisors.
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a52 Continues Fincher Collaboration With Netflix Breakout “House of Cards”
News: a52 Continues Fincher Collaboration With Netflix Breakout “House of Cards”Continuing an already exciting year, VFX studio a52 brings the finishing touches to David Fincher’s game-changing Netflix-exclusive series, “House of Cards.” Led by Colorist/Lead Smoke Artist Paul Yacono, the a52 team delivered comprehensive color and finishing services for the series’ first season. a52 sister company, Rock Paper Scissors, contributed as well with two-time Oscar-winning editor Kirk Baxter cutting the series’ first two episodes, which were directed by Fincher, and fellow Oscar-winner and RPS co-founder Angus Wall editing the series’ title sequence. The final result is a sprawling epic comprising 13 one-hour episodes, and representing one of the largest undertakings in a52 history.
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Rabbit Adds Executive Producer Nancy Nina Hwang
News: Rabbit Adds Executive Producer Nancy Nina HwangPostproduction Veteran Joins LA Office
Los Angeles, CA, June 13th, 2013: In a return to the west coast, Nancy Nina Hwang has joined the team at Rabbit Content as Executive Producer. While she will have reach on both coasts, she will be based in the LA office, working with the live action roster as well as with Rabbit Studio, which houses their Design & Animation talent.
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AICP Show Honors Best Commercials Of The Year
The AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial premiered tonight at The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA - in New York City, closing out AICP Week, a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which also included the debut of the AICP Next Awards at the NYU Skirball Center, and the return of the AICP Directors Lectures Series at MoMA. Two thousand members of the advertising, marketing and production industries attended the debut of the AICP Show. Serving as chair of this year’s Show was Michael Di Girolamo, Partner/Executive Producer of Station Film. Following its premiere at MoMA, the Show will tour museums and cultural institutions around the country and abroad.
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2013 AICP Next Awards Winners Announced
The AICP Next Awards debuted last night at the NYU Skirball Center, kicking off AICP Week 2013 – a celebration of advertising in the motion image, which will also include the AICP Directors Lecture Series, as well as the premiere of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial on the evening of June 6th at The Museum of Modern Art. The Next Awards, now in its seventh year, were presided over by Bob Greenberg, Founder, Chairman and CEO of R/GA.
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Method Studios Appoints Chris Webb as Executive Producer in Chicago
News: Method Studios Appoints Chris Webb as Executive Producer in ChicagoWebb To Focus On Supporting Both Commercial And Feature Markets
Visual effects house, Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Webb as Executive Producer of Method Chicago. Webb will work closely with Creative Director Gil Baron in the continued expansion of the Chicago office, which opened its doors in July 2012.
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AICP Week Line Up Announced Anchored by the premieres of the AICP Next Awards & AICP Show Tickets Now Available at aicp.com
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), today announced the lineup for AICP Week. The Week, anchored by the premieres of the AICP Next Awards and the AICP Show, is a celebration of advertising in the motion image. AICP Week will be held June 4th-June 6th in New York City.
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Method Studios Announces Top Flight Animation Hires
News: Method Studios Announces Top Flight Animation HiresGlobal VFX House Welcomes Erik-Jan de Boer, James Jacobs and Keith Roberts
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, announced today the addition of three world-class animation artists to the Method Studios’ creative team.
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Hooligan Cuts IBM's Branded Documentary Short on 'The World's Smallest Movie' (Made with Atoms)
News: Hooligan Cuts IBM's Branded Documentary Short on 'The World's Smallest Movie' (Made with Atoms)Hooligan recently cut an interactive Web documentary about “A BOY AND HIS ATOM,” the world's smallest stop-motion film (Guinness World Record). Conceived by agency Ogilvy & Mather, a team of four IBM scientists animated the groundbreaking film exclusively with manipulated atoms. “A BOY AND HIS ATOM” (:60) and the accompanying films debuted online on May 1st.
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Leviathan Wins FITC Best Animation Award and WorldFest Platinum Remi Award for Visual/Special Effects
It has been an eventful week for everyone at the design-focused production studio Leviathan, and the company's principals are very proud to announce two major award wins. Over this past weekend at the 46thWorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, Leviathan's original short film "Lilith" was honored with the Platinum Remi Award for Visual/Special Effects. Then, at the FITC Toronto Design and Technology Festival on Monday, Leviathan's executive creative director Jason White personally accepted the FITC Best Animation Award for the studio's sensational "Wooden Toy" project for Ninja Tune recording artist Amon Tobin.
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Method Studios Appoints Christian Kubsch as President
News: Method Studios Appoints Christian Kubsch as PresidentDarin Grant joins Method as Chief Technology Officer
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, announced today that Christian Kubsch has joined the company as President. Kubsch will oversee Method’s global operations including the company’s main base in Los Angeles along with locations in London, Vancouver, Sydney, Melbourne, New York, Chicago, Detroit and Atlanta. Kubsch will report to Stefan Sonnenfeld, President of Creative Services, Deluxe. Darin Grant has been named Chief Technology Officer of Method Studios, and will report to Kubsch.
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Method Studios Provides VFX Expertise To KIA Super Bowl Spots
News: Method Studios Provides VFX Expertise To KIA Super Bowl SpotsArtists create fully CG animals, environments and augmented female robots
Method Studios, a Deluxe Entertainment Services Group company, has collaborated with agency David&Goliath on two commercials for KIA which premiered during Super Bowl XLVII. "Space Babies," directed by Jake Scott (RSA), and "Hotbots," directed by Carl Erik Rinsch (MJZ) provided a wealth of inspiring VFX challenges to Method's creative team in Los Angeles. Stephanie Gilgar, Method Studios' Executive Producer comments, "It's an honor to have been entrusted to deliver two of the most VFX-heavy ads seen during this year's big game - a yearly highlight in the US television commercials industry".
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Butter Signs Grigorov
News: Butter Signs GrigorovButter Music and Sound is pleased to announce the addition of West Coast Creative Director Mario Grigorov.
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Michael Di Girolamo Named Chairman of the 22nd Annual AICP Show
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) announced today that Michael Di Girolamo, Partner/Executive Producer at Station Film, is the 2013 AICP Show Chairman. The Call for Entries for the AICP Show & Next Awards opens in early January 2013.
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Atanasio + Martinez Join MTh Directorial Roster
News: Atanasio + Martinez Join MTh Directorial RosterDirectorial team Anthony Atanasio and Valerie Martinez have joined MTh (Motion Theory)’s commercial roster for U.S. representation. Since teaming up in 2004 after Atanasio’s debut in the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase at Cannes, the two have emerged as an award-winning pair, creating work for top brands including Nintendo, Nike, Audi, Levis, McDonald’s, Budweiser, General Motors and Toyota.
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Futuristic Films Director Eddie Alcazar To Direct Feature Documentary About Famed Boxer Johnny Tapia
News: Futuristic Films Director Eddie Alcazar To Direct Feature Documentary About Famed Boxer Johnny TapiaFuturistic Films has announced that Director Eddie Alcazar will direct and produce a feature documentary about the remarkable personality, life and legacy of boxer Johnny Tapia. Synthetic Creatures, in association with Futuristic Films, is producing the documentary, as well as Andrea Monier. Futuristic’s EPs Brendan Kiernan and Justin Moore-Lewy are executive producing the film.
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Design/Animation Studio One Fine Day Brings to ABC Family’s “Bunheads” Show Open
News: Design/Animation Studio One Fine Day Brings to ABC Family’s “Bunheads” Show OpenLove of Dance Guides Creative Esthetics Behind Elegant Look
For Nathalie de la Gorce, Creative Director of the design/animation boutique One Fine Day, her experience with ballet and dance guided the graceful show open/package she directed and designed for the ABC Family hit “Bunheads.”
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AICP Digital Unveils Production Guidelines
Matt Miller, President and CEO of the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) and Dustin Callif, Executive Producer, Digital, at Tool, and President of AICP Digital, today unveiled guidelines for digital production. The document outlines best business practices for digitally produced content, including interactive, visual effects, design, and animation.
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STORY Signs Director Ruben Latre
News: STORY Signs Director Ruben LatreRuben Latre, a Barcelona-born director known for his innovative work in commercials, music videos, documentaries and broadcast design, has signed with STORY for exclusive representation in the United States. Latre, who is bilingual and currently resides in New York City, was included in Shoot Magazine’s 2011 New Directors Showcase and was also named Best New Director at the 2010 APCP Awards in Spain.
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Stardust Creates 2012 AICP Sponsor Reel
News: Stardust Creates 2012 AICP Sponsor ReelStunning visual imagery, explosive graphics and haunting track from Squeak E. Clean contribute to film short
Bi-coastal production company Stardust created the 2012 AICP Sponsor Reel, which premiered during an exclusive screening at last night's Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) Show at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
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Digital Domain and Mothership's Nike "Biomorph" Commercial Spot Honored at AICP Show
Recognized among the year's best in commercial advertising, piece will become part of the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Film Collection
Digital Domain and its commercial production company Mothership were honored by the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) at last night's 2012 AICP Show held at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. Nike "Biomorph," a 51-second short conceptualized, designed and directed by Mothership's David Rosenbaum for Nike, with visual effects by Digital Domain, was recognized in the Visual Effects category. Digital Domain's Aladino Debert served as visual effects supervisor on the spot. (See it here).
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Volt Studios Heats Up With Summer Expansion
News: Volt Studios Heats Up With Summer ExpansionMinneapolis Post Studio Adds MPC Remote Color Viewing, Exclusive Minneapolis Representation of Editor Jonathan Del Gatto & New VFX/Design Talent
Summer marks a time of expansion for premiere Minneapolis post studio Volt Studios with the launch of its remote color viewing services through MPC (The Moving Picture Company), exclusive Minneapolis representation of editor Jonathan Del Gatto, and the addition of two staff artists to Volt Studios’ motion graphics and VFX department.
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Director Jason Smith Joins Harvest
News: Director Jason Smith Joins HarvestHarvest has signed award-winning director Jason Smith for exclusive US representation. At Harvest, Jason Smith joins a select and diverse director roster than includes The Hoffman Brothers, Matthias Zentner, Adam Goldstein, David Nutter and company co-founder Baker Smith.
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LA.B. Signs Director Adam Cameron
Los Angeles-based LA.B Film & Content signs director Adam Cameron for U.S. commercial representation. Cameron’s offbeat humor has been seen in dialogue-driven spots for such notable clients as Subway, AXE, Toyota, Mobil, Dunkin’ Donuts and Time Warner for top agencies including McCann Erickson, EuroRSCG, Mullen, GlobalHue and Kaplan Thaler Group. Coming to LA.B from Great Guns, Cameron’s most recent work includes a witty campaign for Lebron James’ new Home Court furniture line out of Mullen, Boston and doc-inspired spot for Movistar boasting the nontraditional goal celebration routines of an Icelandic soccer team in “St. Jarnan” out of DDB Madrid.
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The Goetz Brothers Sign With Mirror Films
News: The Goetz Brothers Sign With Mirror FilmsThe award-winning duo, the Goetz Brothers, have signed with Mirror Films. The directorial team made up of Kevin and Michael Goetz was welcomed to Mirror Films by Owner/Executive Producer Eric Barrett.
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Colorist Brian “Crash” Carlucci Joins Filmworkers
News: Colorist Brian “Crash” Carlucci Joins FilmworkersFormer Riot, Santa Monica; FSM, Australia; and Rumblefish, Milano artist adds international flair and grading experience for top brands.
Colorist Brian “Crash” Carlucci, whose work spans four continents and is a frequent collaborator of some of the world’s top ad agencies and commercial directors, has joined Filmworkers, Chicago, as Senior Colorist.
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Director Tom De Cerchio and Incubator Find a New Home at Original
News: Director Tom De Cerchio and Incubator Find a New Home at OriginalDirector Tom De Cerchio and his production company, Incubator, have joined bi-coastal production and post production company Original. De Cerchio is one of the most successful comedy directors in advertising and a winner of three AICP Awards among many other honors. His Bud Light spot, Limo, is in the Advertising Hall of Fame and is listed among USA Today’s Top 20 Spots of All-Time.
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A New Method Emerges In Australia
Sydney and Melbourne add to Method Studio’s Global Footprint
Method Studios, the visual effects group within the Deluxe Entertainment Services Group, announced today the addition of three facilities in Australia, further expanding Method’s already established network of studios in Los Angeles, Vancouver, New York and London.
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Splice Welcomes New Creative Director Shannon Pettini
News: Splice Welcomes New Creative Director Shannon PettiniSplice Here® has welcomed Creative Director Shannon Pettini to its award-winning design team. Pettini joins the company having had extensive tenures as a Senior Creative Manager for nationally renowned retailers Target and Dayton-Hudson/Marshall Field’s. She has also served as Executive Creative Director at interactive/design agency Catalyst and Good People Branding.
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Original Names Jonathan Del Gatto to Head New Post Division
News: Original Names Jonathan Del Gatto to Head New Post DivisionBi-coastal production company Original has partnered with award-winning editor/ director Jonathan Del Gatto as creative director of its newly-formed post production division. Original (formerly Original Film) has been expanding aggressively and the new post offering will allow it to provide turnkey services for broadcast advertising, branded content and other forms of visual media.
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Superlounge Director Jeannette Godoy Nominated For "Young Director Award" At Cannes Advertising Festival
News: Superlounge Director Jeannette Godoy Nominated For "Young Director Award" At Cannes Advertising FestivalSuperlounge Director Jeannette Godoy has been short-listed for the “Young Director Award” at the Cannes International Advertising Festival. The award will be announced this week on the evening of Wednesday, June 22nd at the Hotel Palais Stephanie in Cannes.
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Blind Takes Home Top Honors In Design At AICP 2011
News: Blind Takes Home Top Honors In Design At AICP 2011Multi-disciplinary creative studio Blind nabbed an AICP award in Design for work on the stunning Audi A7 Sportback spot, "Imagination."
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Visual Effects Companies CIS and Method Form Global Powerhouse
Rebranded to Method Studios
Deluxe Entertainment Services Group today announced the rebranding of its award-winning visual effects companies, Method, which Deluxe acquired from Ascent Media in December 2010, and CIS Visual Effects. The expanded company has been renamed to Method Studios, a world class entity specializing in the creation of visual effects for the feature film and commercial markets.
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Innovative Editor Akiko Iwakawa Joins Cut + Run
News: Innovative Editor Akiko Iwakawa Joins Cut + RunAkiko Iwakawa has joined Cut + Run’s roster of editors. Akiko is known for such compelling commercials such as Nike “Classic,” AT&T “Up & Up,” Reebok “Migration,” and LG “World of Steam,” and provocative and original music videos for Lou Reed, Johnny Cash, Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Bright Eyes, and Depeche Mode.
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Motion Theory Director Mathew Cullen Leads Viewers on Darwinian Pursuit for Audi, Covering 300 Million Years in 60 Seconds
Motion Theory director Mathew Cullen teams with Venables Bell & Partners to create a heart-pounding pursuit across time for Audi that proves progress is more than a philosophy – it’s a force of nature.
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RIOT Atlanta Collaborates for AICP Show Sponsor Reel
RIOT Atlanta, a full-service creative studio working within the advertising and entertainment industries, created the reception sponsor reel for the Atlanta AICP Show, “The Art & Technique of the American Commercial.”
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Superlounge Opens Doors With Compelling Commercial Content
Original, wry & sublime: Superlounge is a spanking-new production company launched by director Jordan Brady and EP Dave Farrell. The two have collaborated on and off since 2000.
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Shade Hires EP Amy Massingale-Hassler
News: Shade Hires EP Amy Massingale-HasslerIn a move to further bolster its growing operations, Santa Monica-based CG studio Shade has signed Amy Massingale-Hassler as its new executive producer.
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Image Metrics Animates Legendary Coach John Wooden
Renowned UCLA Basketball Coach Delivers New Lines in Motion Theory's Sports Spot to Promote Commitment to NCAA Players' Roles as Students
Image Metrics, Inc. (OTC BB: IMGX), a leading provider of facial animation technology and services for the entertainment industry, today revealed its work with creative production studio Motion Theory on an official 2010 NCAA March Madness public service announcement (PSA) that will air throughout the year to encourage NCAA athletes to commit equal effort to both studies and sports.
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Motion Theory Gives Generative Art a Human Touch for IBM
Scientific Data is Transformed into a Unique Visual Language in 'Data Baby,' Directed by Mathew Cullen for Ogilvy & Mather/NY
Creative production studio Motion Theory applies generative art techniques into a new TV commercial for IBM via ad agency Ogilvy & Mather/New York.
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Boris FX Announces Boris Job Slate Plug-in for Apple Final Cut Pro
Automatically Create Commercial Slates Based on Data from the Ad-ID Advertising Identification System
Boris FX , the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, today announced Boris Job Slate, a new Apple Final Cut Pro plug-in that automatically creates commercial slates based on XML files received from the Ad-ID advertising identification and management system. Boris Job Slate saves production time and reduces operator error by eliminating the need for manual text entry with a standard text tool.
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Moxie Pictures Signs Superfad for Live Action Representation
Global production company Moxie Pictures is excited to announce that it has signed Cannes award-winning collective Superfad for live action representation.
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Digital Domain's Game Face for 'Assassin's Creed II'
Digitally Enhanced Faces of Assassin's Victims Haunt Viewers in Commercial for New Ubisoft Release
Digital Domain forces viewers to stare deep into the faces of the freshly deceased in "Eyes," a television commercial for "Assassin's Creed II," the new third-person action-adventure video game from Ubisoft.
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motion504 Invents 'Kinetic Type' for AICP Minnesota Show Reception Sponsor Reel
Minneapolis broadcast design & animation studio motion504 recently completed the reception sponsor reel for the Minneapolis screening of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the American Commercial, which takes place tonight at the Guthrie Theater.
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Jonathan Del Gatto Edits Award-Winning Chambers Hotel Video Art Piece
Garners Cannes Gold Lion & AICP Next Award
Earlier this year, the agency creatives at Barrie D'Rozario Murphy/Minneapolis turned to the talents of Editor Jonathan Del Gatto for an innovative video art piece for the Chambers Hotel. The intriguing project has garnered prestigious awards this season including a Cannes Gold Lion and an AICP Next Award.
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Digital Domain Collaborates with Michael Bay on 'Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen' Movie Tie-Ins
Digital Production Company Lends Character Creation Talents to Bay's Movie and Promotional Spots for LG and Burger King
Digital Domain is bringing a supporting cast of robot characters from the hugely anticipated summer action flick "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" to life, but that's not all they're helping to realize for filmmaker Michael Bay.
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Final Cut/New York Welcomes Editor Stephane Dumonceau
Final Cut is pleased to announce that Stéphane Dumonceau is joining the company. Dumonceau will be based in the New York office working with an esteemed roster, which includes Carlos Arias, Alex Hagon, Sarah Iben, Akiko Iwakawa, JD Smyth, Jeff Stevens, Ashley Kreamer and Michael Dart Wadsworth, as well as Composer/Sound Designer Terressa Tate.
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David Della Santa Launches Volume Music + Sound in SF
Composer/Sound Designer David Della Santa has launched Volume Music + Sound. He returns to his native San Francisco following a successful run in New York, where he worked with Tonefarmer.
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Saffron Case and Mikon Van Gastel Launch Offspring
Co-Founder/EP Saffron Case and Co-Founder/Director Mikon van Gastel of renowned NY-based production house A Very Small Office (AVSO) have opened design and animation company Offspring.
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Cut + Run Founder Steve Gandolfi, One of the Industry's Top Editors, Moves to the US
Cut + Run founder/editor Steve Gandolfi is now officially based in the United States, providing the award-winning editor an opportunity to be more immersed in the US advertising community.
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