Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Filmworkers Nashville Applies Finishing Touches to Faith Hill’s “American Heart”

Adam Little edits and Jimmy Cadenas grades new video directed by Trey Fanjoy.

NASHVILLE— Filmworkers provided editorial, color grading and other post-production services for American Heart, the new music video from country music superstar Faith Hill. Adam Little edited the video, which includes a dance duet between Hill and 10-year-old sensation T.J. Jones. Working simultaneously with Little, colorist Jimmy Cadenas performed color grading, applying the final polish to the video’s rich, playful, All-American look.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Ant Farm Names Doug Brandt CEO



Los Angeles – The Ant Farm, a leading entertainment-advertising agency, today announced the appointment of Doug Brandt to Chief Executive Officer/Creative Director, effective January 1, 2013.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Colorworks Applies its Touch to "Fresh Guacamole"



Colorworks Applies its Touch to “Fresh Guacamole”

DI facility provides theatrical mastering services to animated short that has been short-listed for an Academy Award.

Culver City, Calif.—December 10, 2012— Colorworks recently provided post production services for Fresh Guacamole, an animated short from writer/director PES that was recently short-listed for Academy Award consideration. The facility performed color grading and DCP mastering so that the short film could be screened in theaters as part of the qualifying process for Academy Award consideration.

Madheart Jan Gleie Captures the Holiday Spirit for Hallmark

LOS ANGELES—December 10, 2012—In his latest contribution for Hallmark, Madheart’s Jan Gleie has directed a spot that captures the spirit of the holidays through a series of disarmingly simple vignettes in which people express their desire to connect with family and friends. It’s part of an ongoing campaign for the brand, out of Leo Burnett, Chicago, employing the theme “Tell Me” and showing how a Hallmark card can satisfy basic human emotional needs.

The spot is composed of a series of artfully crafted portraits in which the subject speaks directly to the camera as if to a loved one of his or her desire for connection. “Tell me that I did a good job.” “…that our traditions matter.” “Tell me you love me for who I am.”

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sonixphere Connects INNOCEAN’s Body of Work with Cutting Edge Tracks

Sonixphere, a global resource for everything connected to music and sound, was tapped by INNOCEAN USA Executive Creative Director Greg Braun to create the soundtrack for the agency’s high velocity, 360 branding video to be featured on the agency’s newly updated website.

Sonixphere was charged with the task of sonically tying many disparate images in edits lifted from a montage of TV spots, long form, online video, events, social, mobile and branded content created for INNOCEAN client Hyundai into a riveting brand identity video with maximum impact. They achieved this through an edgy dub step soundtrack that complements the razor-sharp editing and transforms nine separate car commercials into a dazzling consumer lifestyle and cultural statement.

Foley Artist John Roesch to Receive MPSE Career Achievement Award

Foley Artist John Roesch to Receive MPSE Career Achievement Award

Los Angeles—December 3, 2012—The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) today announces that veteran Foley artist John Roesch will be the recipient of its 2013 Career Achievement Award to be presented at the 60th MPSE Golden Reel Awards on February 17, 2013 in Los Angeles. Roesch has contributed to more than 400 films in an illustrious career spanning more than three decades. His credits include this past summer’s blockbuster The Dark Knight Rises as well as its predecessor The Dark Knight, all three films in the Matrix trilogy and Inception.

“John Roesch is an outstanding craftsman,” said MPSE president Bobbi Banks. “As a Foley artist, John’s art is so subtle that movie-goers may not recognize it, and yet it is an essential element in creating the environment, atmosphere and mood of films. Even after 30 years, he continues to innovate and push the boundaries of his craft. The MPSE takes great pride in saluting his work and career.” Roesch is the first Foley artist to receive the MPSE Career Achievement Award.