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Mr. Wolf Sets Up Shop in Santa Monica
News: Mr. Wolf Sets Up Shop in Santa MonicaFormerly Known as 1.1 VFX, the Expanding Visual Effects and Post Boutique has Found a New Home at Bully Pictures.
Creative directors Danny Yoon and Duy Nguyen, and executive producer Mike Pryor have renamed their boutique visual effects and post production company and moved it into new digs in Santa Monica. Formerly known as 1.1 VFX, the company will now operate as Mr. Wolf and work out of new headquarters located within the offices of commercial production company Bully Pictures. The new space includes a bevy of resources for visual effects, compositing, editorial finishing and digital color correction, as well as room for further expansion.
published 7 days ago   read more
Filmworkers Nashville Supports Award-Winning Campaigns for Lewis Communications and The Buntin Group
News: Filmworkers Nashville Supports Award-Winning Campaigns for Lewis Communications and The Buntin GroupFacility Provides Editorial, Visual Effects and Color Grading Services for ADDY and EMMY-Winning Work for Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, the Tennessee Lottery and Chinet.
The advertising awards season is in full swing and Filmworkers, Nashville, is proud to have contributed to a number of local and regional campaigns that are bringing home the gold.
published 2 months ago   read more
Filmworkers Sinks Its Teeth into McDonald's Olympics Campaign
News: Filmworkers Sinks Its Teeth into McDonald's Olympics CampaignDDB’s “Bite” Campaign Links Athletes’ Hunger for the Gold with Consumers Love for McDonald’s McNuggets.
Filmworkers provided post services for a new Olympics-themed campaign from McDonald’s and DDB, Chicago, that has plenty of “bite.” The new spots connect the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi with the McDonald’s brand by showing medal-winning performances from past games, and consumers watching at home while enjoying McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets. Each spot ends with a shot juxtaposing the winning athlete, celebrating victory by biting a medal, with a consumer, who is also celebrating by biting a McNugget. U.S. snowboarder Louie Vito, ice hockey player Patrick Kane and speed skater Shani Davis are among those featured in the ads.
published 2 months ago   read more
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.
published 2 months ago   read more
Filmworkers Recreates Chicago History for DDB and The Field Museum
News: Filmworkers Recreates Chicago History for DDB and The Field MuseumRob Churchill brings century old Ferris wheel and dynamo to life in directing a campaign promoting the Museum’s new exhibit.
Filmworkers helped Chicago agency DDB recapture the thrills experienced by visitors to Chicago’s 1893 World’s Fair in a new ad campaign for The Field Museum.
published 4 months ago   read more
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.
published 5 months ago   read more
Filmworkers Helps State Farm Spokesman Aaron Rodgers Find a Seat in “Grill Class”
News: Filmworkers Helps State Farm Spokesman Aaron Rodgers Find a Seat in “Grill Class”Post house provides color, editorial and VFX services for the latest in a series of spots out of DDB.
Filmworkers provided post-production services with a distinctive Windy City accent for the latest spot from State Farm. Conceived by Chicago agency DDB, the spot features State Farm spokesman Aaron Rodgers, who finds himself wedged uncomfortably between a pair of Bears fans during an airline flight. The two fans are played by George Wendt and Robert Smigel in a reprise of their roles as “Bob” and “Carl” from a classic "Saturday Night Live" skit. Bob and Carl poke fun at Rodgers as the “discount double check guy” while tending a pair of tray table grills filled with sizzling brats.
published 6 months ago   read more
Noted Senior Colorist Lynette Duensing Joins Cinelicious
News: Noted Senior Colorist Lynette Duensing Joins CineliciousNext-gen postproduction company Cinelicious is excited to welcome senior colorist Lynette Duensing. Lynette is an internationally renowned color talent who recently returned from a year working abroad in Shanghai. She will be based out of Cinelicious Santa Monica for commercial projects and lend her signature eye for grading to longform via Cinelicious Hollywood.
published 8 months ago   read more
Rediscover The Lost Art Of Getting Together
Grand Large Inc., announces director Gaysorn Thavat’s latest commercial, Chinet’s “The Lost Art of Getting Together”, which brings home the idea that the most memorable connections still happen face-to-face.
published 11 months ago   read more
Something’s Fishy: Filmworkers’ Fred Keller Grades New State Farm Campaign
News: Something’s Fishy: Filmworkers’ Fred Keller Grades New State Farm CampaignFilmworkers colorist Fred Keller applied the final color grade to a new spot for State Farm that makes a point about life insurance through a touching graveside scene that’s not quite what it seems.
published 12 months ago   read more
Filmworkers and Vitamin Sign with Heart, Brains & Nerve for Midwest Representation
News: Filmworkers and Vitamin Sign with Heart, Brains & Nerve for Midwest RepresentationFilmworkers has contracted Nathan Skillicorn and his company Heart, Brains, & Nerve to serve as its sales representative in the Midwest. Skillicorn will represent Filmworkers and its affiliate, the hybrid production studio Vitamin for advertising projects.
published 12 months ago   read more
Filmworkers and Vitamin Go to Bat for Nutri-Grain
News: Filmworkers and Vitamin Go to Bat for Nutri-GrainFilmworkers and Vitamin recently provided visual effects and post-production services for a new, national spot about a family of vampires who learn to love mornings thanks to Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain.
published 1 year ago   read more
Treehouse Scores for Russell Athletic
News: Treehouse Scores for Russell AthleticJohn McStravick edits broadcast and online campaign out of The Richards Group on the team values in football.
Treehouse editor John McStravick helped capture the spirit of team sport in editing a new campaign for sporting apparel innovator Russell Athletic®. Conceived by Dallas agency The Richards Group, the campaign includes broadcast and online ads and features high school football players discussing values that bind their teams and lead them to excel.
published 2 years ago   read more
Matt Egan of Filmworkers Gives Spy Novel the Star Treatment
News: Matt Egan of Filmworkers Gives Spy Novel the Star TreatmentFilmworkers director Matt Egan creates a trailer worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster for Derek Haas’ new novel “The Right Hand”
Derek Haas has seen a lot of slickly-produced trailers full of pyrotechnics, special effects, and sexy women. They are often part of the marketing campaigns for the films whose screenplays he’s written, films that include 3:10 to Yuma and Wanted. But it’s unusual for one of his spy novels to get the Hollywood treatment.
published 2 years ago   read more
Filmworkers Nashville Adds Colorist Jimmy Cadenas
News: Filmworkers Nashville Adds Colorist Jimmy CadenasYoung colorist brings experience with Baselight grading system and a credit list that includes Bridgestone, Southwest Airlines, and McDonald’s.
In the first step in a new effort to grow and expand services, Filmworkers, Nashville, has added Jimmy Cadenas as Senior Colorist. Cadenas spent the past seven years at Filmworkers’ facilities in Chicago and Dallas where he learned his craft from some of the industry’s top colorists, and worked on projects ranging from national television commercials to music videos and feature films.
published 2 years ago   read more
Filmworkers Puts FotoKem’s nextLAB® in the House
Software Powers Workflow for Respected Midwest Facility
FotoKem’s nextLAB®, a powerful end-to-end software solution for file-based film and television productions, has been put into service at Chicago’s Filmworkers Club, where it will be used on certain projects to help manage input from camera dailies, through the color pipeline, to delivery. Filmworkers Club is a highly respected facility, providing post production for spots, shorts, features, and television in the Midwest. The software platform was installed in the facility in March.
published 2 years ago   read more
The Colonie’s Tom Pastorelle Teams Up With HY Connect For Series Of Blue Cross Blue Shield Spots.
News: The Colonie’s Tom Pastorelle Teams Up With HY Connect For Series Of Blue Cross Blue Shield Spots.Editor Tom Pastorelle of The Colonie has joined with HY Connect to create a series of four spots for Blue Cross Blue Shield, "Parachute, Horse, Guide and Birthday,” which are currently running in Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.
published 2 years ago   read more
500 and Counting: Filmworkers' Adam Little Edits Music Videos for Some of the Music Industry's Biggest Stars
News: 500 and Counting: Filmworkers' Adam Little Edits Music Videos for Some of the Music Industry's Biggest StarsFrom B.B. King and Bruce Springsteen to Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift, many of the biggest names in pop, rock and country have passed through Adam Little’s editing room at Filmworkers, Nashville. He is the “go-to” music video editor for many of the country’s top directors, and has been editing music videos, as well as commercials, television specials, and other types of projects, for more than sixteen years.
published 2 years ago   read more
Tale of Three Tellys: Sonixphere Scores Sonic Trifecta at 33rd Annual Telly Awards
News: Tale of Three Tellys:  Sonixphere Scores Sonic Trifecta at 33rd Annual Telly AwardsIllinois Lottery’s “Cash for Life” Wins Top Honors in 3 Sound Categories
Sonixphere, a global resource for everything related to music and sound, has won three 2012 Telly Awards for the music and sound design it created for the Illinois Lottery spot Cash For Life. The humorous :30, produced via Energy BBDO, garnered Silver Tellys (top honors) for Best Composition and Best Use of Music for a Local, Regional or Cable TV Commercial, and a Bronze Telly in Sound Design.
published 2 years ago   read more
Filmworkers Grades “Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout”
Event produced by Zacuto and Kessler includes side-by-side comparisons of cameras made by Sony, Arri, Alexa, Canon and others.
Filmworkers recently took part in a unique event testing the performance of the current generation of digital motion picture cameras, from leading edge camera systems used to shoot Hollywood blockbusters to the humble iPhone. The Revenge of the Great Camera Shootout was produced by camera dealer Zacuto and crane manufacturer Kessler Cranes. Like similar events produced by Zacuto in the past, RGCSO features side-by-side tests of camera systems made by Sony, Arri, Red, Canon, Panasonic and Apple. Filmworkers provided color grading services necessary to make direct comparisons between the output of the cameras. Grading was performed by colorist Jimmy Cardenas with additional grading by colorist Brian “Crash” Carlucci.
published 2 years ago   read more
Filmworkers Post H-E-B Super Bowl “Alien” Spot
News: Filmworkers Post H-E-B Super Bowl “Alien” SpotIn spot, which debuted during the Super Bowl, space invaders want what Texans have.
Filmworkers provided post-production services for a spot for Texas grocery chain H-E-B in which aliens invade the Lone Star State in search of tasty, store-brand food. Matt McClain performed final color correction for the 60-second commercial which debuted in Southwest markets during the Super Bowl broadcast. It will also air during other high-profile events, including the Academy Awards. An extended version is featured on the H-E-B Facebook page.
published 2 years ago   read more
Giannini Creative Launches Dallas Office
Creative collection expands links with Filmworkers and Vitamin as a “Trilogy of Talent” focused on cross-platform services for broadcast, interactive and print.
Giannini Creative, one of the advertising industry’s leading providers of creative retouching, CGI/3D art and pre-media services, has opened a production studio in Dallas.
published 2 years ago   read more
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.
published 2 years ago   read more
The Colonie’s Tom Pastorelle Edits New Series of Happy Meal Spots for McDonald’s
News: The Colonie’s Tom Pastorelle Edits New Series of Happy Meal Spots for McDonald’sEditor reunites with creative team from Leo Burnett
The Colonie’s Tom Pastorelle has edited four spots for McDonald’s and Leo Burnett Chicago, promoting McDonald’s latest Happy Meal food choices and toy products. The spots were produced by Creative Film Management with Director Thor Freudenthal and Producer Kelly Amato.
published 3 years ago   read more
Editor/VFX Artist Tim Moore Joins Filmworkers Nashville
News: Editor/VFX Artist Tim Moore Joins Filmworkers NashvilleAward-winning editor and visual effects artist Tim Moore has joined Filmworkers, Nashville. A multi-talented artist, skilled in a variety of editorial and visual effects platforms, Moore arrives from Storyville Post, Nashville, where he primarily worked on television commercials. His credits include campaigns for the Nashville Predators, Pigeon Forge and RBC, Bank. He recently won a Gold Addy for Special Effects, for his work on a campaign for the Tennessee Lottery and The Buntin Group.
published 3 years ago   read more
Vitamin, Filmworkers Deliver for Freschetta
News: Vitamin, Filmworkers Deliver for FreschettaDigital production studio and post house provide concept through delivery services for visual effects driven campaign out of Cannonball.
In a new ad campaign for Freschetta, a woman goes on an Alice-in-Wonderland-like journey in search of a better pizza. The campaign, conceived by St. Louis agency Cannonball, was produced by hybrid production studio Vitamin, which worked with its affiliate, Filmworkers, to provide a unique one-stop solution for the campaign that took it from the drawing board to the screen.
published 3 years ago   read more
Director Matthew Egan Joins Filmworkers
News: Director Matthew Egan Joins FilmworkersBranded content specialist to head new production unit focused on web content and other new media
Director Matthew Egan, a specialist in branded entertainment and other new media content, has joined Filmworkers as part of its newly-formed production division Filmworkers Media Content. Egan has directed web-based projects for a number of national brands including Target, POM Wonderful, Geico and Chicago-based designer Agga B. At Filmworkers MC, he will pursue similar work and will also team with Filmworkers and its affiliates Vitamin and Giannini Creative to provide packaged creative services for broadcast and interactive.
published 3 years ago   read more
Giannini Creative Joins Filmworkers Group
News: Giannini Creative Joins Filmworkers GroupMulti-award-winning creative collective teams with post house and design group to package creative services for broadcast, interactive and print.
Giannini Creative, a collective of some of the advertising industry’s top artists specializing in creative retouching, CGI for character development, animation and print, illustration and pre-media, has joined the Filmworkers group of creative services companies.
published 3 years ago   read more
Filmworkers Colorists Subject of Fine Art Portraits
News: Filmworkers Colorists Subject of Fine Art PortraitsPhotographer Dean George’s imaginative character studies capture the personalities of artists used to remaining behind-the-scenes.
Colorists are used to making images look beautiful, but almost never do they find themselves in front of the lens, serving as the subject matter for provocative pictures. An exception to that rule is provided by an intriguing series of portraits created by photographer Dean George of colorists from Filmworkers facilities in Chicago, Dallas and Nashville.
published 3 years ago   read more
Singular Software Releases Pluraleyes For Avid Media Composer
Red-hot developer brings its flagship synchronization magic to the Avid community
Singular Software™, developer of workflow automation applications for digital media, has announced that its flagship product PluralEyes® has expanded its support for non-linear editing applications to include Avid® Media Composer® software.
published 3 years ago   read more
“Phunny Business” to Make World Premiere at Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Documentary about legendary Chicago comedy club features Steve Harvey, Bernie Mac, D.L. Hughley, Cedric The Entertainer, Adele Givens, JB Smoove, Craig Robinson and others.
"Phunny Business: A Black Comedy", a feature-length documentary about the spectacular rise and tragic fall of Chicago’s first Black-owned comedy club, will make its world premiere next month at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
published 3 years ago   read more
Filmworkers’ Upgrades Color Correction Resources in Chicago, Dallas and Nashville with a Multi-Million Dollar Investment in FilmLight’s Baselight
Filmworkers, one of the country’s leading providers of color correction services, has made a multi-million dollar investment in upgrading its color correction suites.
published 3 years ago   read more
Vitamin Merges with Lift Motion
News: Vitamin Merges with Lift MotionFilmworkers affiliates join forces to offer a one-stop solution of content creation; Adds Silberman as East Coast Rep.
Digital production studio Vitamin and motion graphics and animation specialist Lift Motion, both affiliates of the post house Filmworkers, have merged under the Vitamin banner.
published 4 years ago   read more
Super Bowl XLIV: Autodesk Software Helps Post Houses Score Commercial Work
Every year during the Super Bowl, global brands premiere commercials that showcase the best visual effects and animation in television advertising - for over 15 years, much of this creative work has been shaped with Digital Entertainment Creation software from Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK).
published 4 years ago   read more
DelPurgatorio Joins a Reborn Vitamin
Hybrid Production Studio Offers Multidisciplinary Approach to Ads, Broadcast, Film Titles, New Media and More
Digital media production studio Vitamin has re-launched itself under new leadership and a new creative mandate. Danny DelPurgatorio, formerly a creative director with Radium/Reel FX, has come on board as Executive Creative Director.
published 5 years ago   read more
Filmworkers Launches "The Digigog" for Processing Digitally-Acquired Media
New Service Available through the Company's Chicago, Nashville and Dallas Facilities Offers Dailies Processing for RED Camera files; Non-Linear 2K Color Grading and Final Assembly
Filmworkers has launched a new digital media processing service dubbed The Digigog at its Chicago and Dallas locations aimed at facilitating the growing number of feature film, television and commercial productions that are choosing to capture and post their projects in data.
published 5 years ago   read more
da Vinci Splice™ Systems Enhance Workflow Efficiency and Colorists' Creativity at Filmworkers Club
da Vinci Systems, LLC, today announced that Chicago-based Filmworkers Club, a leading provider of post-production services to advertising agencies and commercial studios, has upgraded two of its facilities with three da Vinci Splice™ post-production systems, which enable the facilities' existing da Vinci 2K Plus™ systems to be used for non-linear, in-context color grading.
published 5 years ago   read more
Filmworkers Dallas Adds Colorist Rick Stephenson
Colorist Rick Stephenson, a commercial specialist whose credits include Nike, Home Depot, Budweiser and many other national brands, has joined Filmworkers, Dallas.
published 5 years ago   read more
Super Bowl XLII: Digital Artists Tackle Commercials with Autodesk Solutions
More than 30 Super Bowl XLII TV commercials for Bridgestone, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, FedEx and other advertisers were created using Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) technology. Autodesk's visual effects, editing/ finishing and 3D modeling, animation and rendering software were used to deliver computer-generated imagery, including digital animals and environments.
published 6 years ago   read more
SOLdesignfx and Cutters Make Sears Wishbook Come True
"It's the most frequently asked question, heard all around the world: 'What are you wishing for this holiday season?'" muses Chris Markos, Creative Director at SOLdesignfx. "So it's only natural for Sears to respond with a Wishbook presenting featured products and messages this holiday season."
published 6 years ago   read more
News: Union's Einar Puts The "Finishing Touch" On Corona
For his latest collaboration with MJZ Director/DP Sean Thonson, Einar of Union Editoral was asked to tackle a very simple concept: evolution and the creation of the world. The spot, called "Finishing Touch," is for Corona and was created by Kramer-Crasselt in Chicago.
published 7 years ago   read more
News: Producer Julie Morrandez & VFX Artist Hector Espinosa Join The !mpossible Team
- Award-winning creative digital studio !mpossible Pictures has expanded its team with the addition of Producer Julie Morrandez and VFX Artist Hector Espinosa. The two have already launched into projects for Discovery Channel, McDonald's and DISH Network among others.
published 8 years ago   read more
News: Hi-Ground Media Opens To High Kudos
New Design/VFX/Post-Production Company Welcomed as "Perfect Balance" of Skill, Service, and Timely Delivery
Visual effects veterans, Gregg Katano and Duy (“Zree”) Nguyen, announce the official launch of Hi-Ground Media, a full service facility providing uncompromising service and innovative design execution for television and film visual effects, main titles, promos, commercials and music videos. The Culver City-based company, founded in January of this year, is this season’s sole visual effects provider for the NBC hit show “Medium”.
published 8 years ago   read more
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