MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 9, 2014 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the leader in TV technology for 8 years, has unveiled its first commercial Curved Ultra High Definition (UHD) TVs and announced its robust 2014 curved and UHD TV lineup. The new product portfolio reinforces Samsung’s leadership and sets the pace for innovation, design and content across the industry. [Read more...]
OLED Displays Market – Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth And Forecast, 2012 – 2018
DUBLIN, January 8, 2014 — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “OLED Displays Market – Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth And Forecast, 2012 – 2018″ report to their offering. [Read more...]
TBWA’s Digital Arts Network (DAN) Los Angeles today announced a series of new senior hires and the formation of additional specialty groups within the 100-person digital shop, part of the TBWA LA Group, which includes TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles.
Justin Manfredi joins DAN as deputy director from David & Goliath, where he was a senior integrated account director, overseeing the Kia Motors America account. Prior to David & Goliath, Justin was at AKQA San Francisco, working on VISA. Previous agencies Justin has held account management positions at include Deutsch and JWT in New York. Justin will be responsible for client services and the digital group’s account teams at DAN LA.
Larry Lac comes to DAN LA from 72andSunny and previously Wieden + Kennedy, New York, where he held digital strategy and community management roles and worked with clients including: Samsung Mobile, Anheuser Busch-INBEV, Unilever, ESPN and Coca-Cola. Before switching to advertising, Larry lead digital content production at PR agency, Rubenstein Communications. Larry will lead DAN LA’s social efforts as the director of SMARTSlab.
Vaino Leskinen is also joining the group, coming from TBWA Helsinki where he recently won five Cannes Lions for his work on the adidas campaign, “Window Shopping.” Vaino will be focusing on mobile strategy and product creation, as part of the new division, Mobilelab.
Peter Basset has been promoted to director of digital production. Before joining TBWA a year ago as executive producer, Basset was at 180 Amsterdam where he working on global campaigns for adidas. He comes from an integrated production background, having started his career as a broadcast producer, as well as spending time at pure play digital shops like AKQA and integrated agencies including Goodby Silverstein + Partners.
Finally, Eric Fader, formerly of local LA shop, Ignited, where he led digital analytics, and social network MySpace, where he formed a global analytics team. Eric joins DAN LA to head up the agency data science and analytics practice, Datalab.
DAN LA has been operational since summer 2012, and has contributed to the double-digit growth in digital revenue for TBWA LA, new client wins and expansion of TBWA’s remit on existing clients. DAN LA is currently working with clients including Nissan, Infiniti, Energizer and Hillshire Brands.
Jason Clement, executive director of DAN LA, commented: “This is a new way of working and it shows in what we’re producing. We think proximity to the big integrated agencies at TBWA in LA, alongside deep specialty expertise in social, mobile and technology, really is something special and unlike anything else the marketplace offers. We end up being both big and integrated, and small and crafty. Our clients have been impressed by it and we’re proud of the work we’re getting done both as DAN and with our partners across TBWA, including at TBWA\Chiat\Day.”
Carisa Bianchi, president of TBWA\Chiat\Day Los Angeles, said: “Digital Arts Network is a critical part of the TBWA LA group, alongside the Shopper Arts Network, Let There Be Dragons and TBWA\Chiat\Day. We’ve always had digital expertise within our offering, but the framework we’ve established with DAN gives us a stronger offering and highlights our specialist capabilities.”
Stuart Sproule, global president of TBWA’s Digital Arts Network, said: “The growth and evolution of Digital Arts Network LA is testament to the success of its structure and specialist expertise. It has the scale to operate across global territories, while being highly specialized and nimble enough to flex to local client needs as well. Couple that with the passion of the talent there and it is truly one of the highlights of our network.”
About Digital Arts Network
TBWA’s Digital Arts Network (www.digitalartsnetwork.com) is a network of over 700 people operating in 19 offices across the Americas, Africa and the Middle East, Asia-Pacific and Europe. The core competencies of the Digital Arts Network include creative technology, UX, e-commerce, social media, content, mobile, IP and platforms, analytics, search, audience behavior and production. Digital Arts Network is headquartered in New York and is part of TBWA Worldwide.
About TBWA Worldwide
TBWA Worldwide (www.tbwa.com) creates Disruptive Ideas expressed through Media Arts for global clients, including ABSOLUT, Accenture, adidas, Apple, Energizer, Four Seasons, GSK, Henkel, Infiniti, McDonald’s, Michelin, Nissan, Pernod Ricard, Pfizer, Roche, Standard Chartered Bank and Singapore Airlines. TBWA is ranked as a Top 10 worldwide advertising agency and was recognized by Advertising Age in 2010 as the “Best International Network of the Decade.” TBWA has 274 offices in 100 countries and over 11,000 employees worldwide.
About Omnicom Group Inc.
TBWA is part of Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE: OMC) (www.omnicomgroup.com), a leading global marketing and corporate communications company. Omnicom’s branded networks and numerous specialty firms provide advertising, strategic media planning and buying, digital and interactive marketing, direct and promotional marketing, public relations and other specialty communications services to over 5,000 clients in more than 100 countries.
3D Mobile Market: Global Advancements, Business Models, Technology Roadmap, Forecasts & Analysis (2013 – 2018)
DUBLIN, August 12, 2013 — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “3D Mobile Market: Global Advancements, Business Models, Technology Roadmap, Forecasts & Analysis (2013 – 2018)” report to their offering. [Read more...]
Milkt, the bicoastal directing collective behind MILKPEP’s Got Chocolate Milk? spots and memorable work for Samsung and Absolut has just launched a campaign for Pacifico from the lens of award-winning Director Taylor Steele. Working closely with the GSD&M creative team, Andy Miller and Joel Davis, Steele turned out his first project with Milkt, firing the starting gun on an intriguing new partnership.
Taylor’s pair of atmospheric spots hew to Milkt‘s strong tradition of creating high-quality work with superior production values. Original Explorers is a grainy recreation of Baja Mexico circa 1972, narrating the journey of VW Bus-driving surfers who discover Pacifico at a roadside bar and carry the brew back to the US in wooden crates. For a more contemporary take, Spin the Bottle works the beer in as a subtle accessory to an intrepid band of hip, devil-may-care explorers who spin a Pacifico bottle and wheel off to wherever it points.
Working with the detailed creative that Miller and Davis had crafted, Steele collaborated closely with the pair to develop an authenticity of time and place. “I find that people resonate more with a product or film if they feel it, so my goal is to make the audience feel as though they are living the story,” notes Steele. “This requires capturing details both close and intimate to complement the wide-angle shots that we chose. Everything from frame rates to lens choice can have a big effect on audience perception.”
In joining Milkt, Steele is aligning himself with a commercial production company for the first time after decades of making influential travel and surf documentaries through his Poor Specimen production company. He is also well known for his procession of work for Corona, which includes conception and management of their hugely popular La Casa retreat for artists and musicians in Byron Bay, Australia.
“Taylor’s evocative, memorable work is a seamless fit for Milkt‘s pioneering spirit and dedication to excellence,” notes Milkt founder and EP Lindha Narvaez, who runs the studio alongside industry veteran cinematographer Vance Burberry. “We are the little known secret in the production community, always striving for the simple, and believable. These two spots are an exemplar that Taylor embraces that same ethos of spare and powerful storytelling.”
Indeed, Steele’s work drew rave reviews from the creative team at GDS&M. “Taylor brought a level of expertise to the subject that was invaluable,” remarked GSD&M CD Andy Miller. “On top of that, he understood the balance between cinematic storytelling and client branding extremely well, and delivered a perfect mix of the two.”
Agency producer Kelly Wood was equally enthused about Steele’s collaborative abilities and work ethic. “As a producer, the things I really need from a production company are a willingness to play together as a team, to be flexible when the inevitable situation arises, and to be very communicative throughout, so we can deal with obstacles together Milkt excelled in all areas. Lindha was wonderful, and we immediately saw eye to eye. Throughout the process, they were easy to collaborate with and they went above and beyond at every stage of the project. I feel that GSDM, Pacifico and Milkt started a wonderful partnership here.”
The Pacifico campaign, which will broadcast in mid June in Southern California and Austin as well as nationally on digital sites such as Hulu and YouTube, marks the beginning of banner year for Milkt productions, with new projects coming from renowned rock & roll documentarian and longtime Milkt associate Danny Clinch, along with the directing debut of renowned agency creative Andy Clarke. All work is scheduled to run through October.
Client: Crown Imports LLC
Spot Titles: <i>Spin the Bottle, Original Explorers</i>
Air Date: June 22, 2013
Executive Creative Director: Jay Russell
Group Creative Directors: Robert Lin, Jeff Maki
CD/Art Director: Joel Davis
CD/Writer: Andy Miller
Producer: Kelly Wood
Project Manager: Marlo Gil
Executive Producer: Laura Busino
Agency Producer: Kelly Wood
Editor: Sam Selis
Director: Taylor Steele
Account Service: Jeff Orth, Mario Solis
Production Company: Milkt Films
Director: Taylor Steele
Executive Producer: Lindha Narvaez
Director of Photography: Todd Heater
Additional Photography: Alejandro Berger
Color Grading: Ntropic
Colorist: Marshall Plante
Editorial: Beast Editorial- Austin
Editor: Sam Selis
Finish: Jim Reed
Executive Producer: Ron Rendon
Producer: Erin Dykman
AT&T’s innovative Branded Media Campaign “Daybreak” has won a Silver Lion at Cannes Lions 2013 International Festival of Creativity. Scored by renowned composer Bear McCreary, the music was produced by Tom Seufert, Creative Director for Visual Music. “Daybreak” has been recognized and awarded around the globe by One Show, Webbys Awards, NY Addys and New York Festivals.
“We were fortunate to work with a dream team of Hollywood talent to help bring to life the vision of ‘Daybreak,’ and the music was no exception,” adds Julian Katz, Executive Producer of Content & Development at BBDO New York, AT&T’s creative agency partner. “We are huge fans of Bear and his work and we could not have been more thrilled with his contributions. He really embraced the nature of our project and even hid some audio ‘Easter eggs’ in the score for hardcore fans to interact with through the mobile app.”
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Series Producers: Tim Kring & Jules Daly
Screenplay By Raven Metzner
Agency: BBDO NY
Chairman/Chief Creative Officer: David Lubars
ECD: Greg Hahn
CDs: David Carter, Adam Reeves, and Danilo Boer
EPs: Julian Katz & Nicholas Gaul
Production Company: RSA Films
Director: Jon Cassar
EP: Tracie Norfleet
Editorial/VFX/Post: BUTCHER editorial
Editors: Dave Henegar, Ray Daniels, Teddy Gersten, & Chris Scheer
Assistant Editors: Kelly Hanson and Dustin LaForce
Smoke Artist: Zac Dych
EP: Rob Van
VFX/Titles: Zoic Studios
Executive Producer: Gina Fiore & Eric McCasline
Creative Director: Simon Mowbray
Producers: Jennie Burnett & Cally Morton
Art Director: Tony Meister
Executive Creative Directors: Loni Peristere & Chris Jones
Colorist: Clark Mueller, Incendio
Bear McCreary‘s credits include the hit TV series “The Walking Dead” and “Battlestar Gallactica.” Visual Music‘s roster also includes John Swihart (Napoleon Dynamite), Jack Tempchin (Eagles hit songwriter), Karmina and a cache of award-winning composers and songwriters.
Visual Music has collaborated with a wide range of clients, including Samsung, DeVry University, HBO, Disney, Chrysler, Home Depot, The Mayo Clinic, Ford, The Salvation Army and Toyota. It has won numerous awards, including AICP, Telly and Andy, as well as the Chicago and Houston International Film Festivals. www.visualmusicartists.com
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Longtime New Yorker, creative director, 3D animator, compositor, photographer, and visual storyteller, Jason Guerrero joins RADAR, a Chicago-based integrated production studio. Guerrero will be represented through RADAR as a director for commercial and broadcast projects, becoming part of the studio’s premiere directorial line-up. Along with RADAR’s Steven Gray, Guerrero will oversee the studio’s production, post, visual effects and animation factions as creative director.
Guerrero brings with him eminent experience in visual effects, animation, and collaborative concepting. He’s built an upstanding career as a creative director, freelancing with some of the best agencies and studios in the advertising and production industries including, MassMarket, Psyop, and MA3 Agency. His relocation to Chicago and RADAR debuts his director position, becoming part of a company that produces celebrated commercials for brands such as Sears, McDonald’s, Samsung, Allstate, Autotrader, and Nintendo.
“We’re excited to have Jason join RADAR,” says Executive Producer Graham Gangi. “Jason’s work as a creative director is a natural evolution for RADAR and his amazing eye for cinematic live action combined with emotional visual effects will also be an invaluable addition to our roster of directors.”
Through his interest in visual effects and creative leadership, Guerrero has established a reputation as a luminary who drives teams of artists to achieve a unified artistic vision. Partnering as a creative director with top agencies and studios throughout New York, he’s held posts with Tronic Studio, Hurd Studios, GoldRun, Absolute Post, Sub Rosa, and Antebellum, to name a few.
Guerrero says,”My role with RADAR as a director is a momentous milestone in my career. I’m eager to focus on directing and equally thrilled to collaborate with Steven Gray and the rest of the RADAR team.
Guerrero has led teams of artists in completing innovative and exciting work in the realms of visual effects, animation, interactive design and large-scale installation work. His other notable distinctions and client work, include the Siggraph Electronic Theater, the HBO Comedy Film Festival, Audemars Piguet, Johnson & Johnson, General Electric, Lacoste, Couture Fashion Week, the Upright Citizen’s Brigade and the New York Neofuturist.
“I couldn’t be more excited about carrying out relevant ideas and leveraging my experience at RADAR. I look forward to contributing to the creative future of a company with so many talented resources at its disposal,” adds Guerrero.
About RADAR STUDIOS
Radar Studios represents a team of uniquely talented directors and artists. They believe every project arrives in a state of creative development, and as a result, their directors and artists view each project as a living, growing idea. RADAR’s teams include designers, VFX artists, animators, writers, musicians and photographers, each of whom contribute in a unique way, always in service to the core idea. www.radarstudios.com
Seeking to extend its global footprint and add some European flair to its creative offerings, multi-platform content creation company Antenna has forged a strategic alliance with Barcelona-based Custom EFX. The agreement provides Antenna with access to the talent and resources of one of Europe’s top boutique providers of visual effects, animation and post-production services, with a client list that includes some of the world’s best known brands. Custom EFX secures access to the U.S. market via a well-established production services provider with a strong, national sales network. It will also have the opportunity to market Antenna‘s services in Europe.
“It’s a big win for both companiesand for our clients,” says Antenna executive producer Marie Soto, who engineered the agreement. “Custom EFX has developed a stellar reputation for creative innovation and technical excellence, and it has a proven record for working across borders and cultures. We’ve already begun to introduce them to our agency clients and the response has been overwhelming. We have very high expectations for this new relationship.”
Under the terms of the reciprocal agreement, Antenna will market Custom EFX’s services as an extension of its own services to U.S.-based advertising agencies. Custom EFX will do the same for Antenna among European agencies.
Custom EFX was founded in 2006 by executive producer Quique Medina and specializes in animation, motion graphics, visual effects, color grading and compositing. It’s won universal praise for the quality of its work and built a clientele that extends across Europe and South America. Its credit list includes such recognizable names as Coca Cola, Nestlé, BMW, Samsung and Ikea ; it is also the only post-production service provider in Spain approved by Proctor & Gamble. In addition to broadcast advertising, the shop produces web media, print media and multi-media installations.
Recently, Custom EFX brought on acclaimed creative and technical director Lucas Elliot to head its creative team. The former creative director and co-founder of the internationally acclaimed design shop Boolab, Elliot has won a string of awards for his work as a designer and visual effects supervisor, including two Gold Lions and one Silver at Cannes.
Both Medina and Elliot have previous experience in servicing U.S. clients. At Boolab, Elliot oversaw co-production agreements with U.S. producers The Ebeling Group, Ridley Scott Associates, Psyop and Blacklist. Medina’s background includes work as a freelance visual effects artist for post houses in the U.S. and the U.K.
“We are very excited at the prospect of creating work for U.S. advertisers,” Medina says. “The U.S. is the top market in the world, creatively and technically, and we look forward to the challenge of competing at the highest level. We are especially excited to pursue this opportunity in collaboration with Antenna, which has the resources and connections to put us in front of the most interesting American advertising agencies.”
Now is “the perfect moment” for Custom EFX to venture into the American market, adds Elliot. “We are living at a time when it has become easy to work across oceans and to manage projects across borders,” he says. “Post production has become a global business, and we offer an infrastructure that is primed to take advantage of the opportunities inherent to a global business. We can work with the whole world.”
The agreement, concludes Soto, is all about providing advertising agencies with more creative options. “Custom EFX is a Five Star, Triple A studio with deep expertise, incredible resources and a proven ability to work cohesively with U.S.-based partners,” she says. “Our two companies are coming together in order to better serve clients worldwide. This collaboration makes both companies stronger.”
Antenna is a content creation service provider based in Los Angeles with affiliate studios in Europe. We execute original content for commercial advertising, film and television. We pride ourselves on our deep portfolio of services which include graphic design, animation, motion graphics, live action, CG, music composition and sound design. We also offer strong capabilities across the digital marketplace.
We are a talent-centric company whose aim is to produce content that is singular and effective. We support our artists with leading edge tools, robust technical and product support and an atmosphere of creative freedom. That formula has made us a magnet for top-tier professionals who are inspired, motivated and, above all, attuned to the needs of their clients.
Our roots are in brand strategy and our ability to understand the bigger picture in brand development has made us a valued creative partner to some of the world’s top advertising agencies, motion picture studios, game developers and global corporations. For more information, please visit www.antennacreates.com.
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BEIJING, April 10, 2013 — Ripping and converting Blu-ray discs and DVDs isn’t as difficult as people often think. 4Videosoft Blu-ray Ripper and DVD Ripper can help video fans convert Blu-ray/DVD to video file without any losses or limitations, preserving the original imagery and sound. [Read more...]
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NEW YORK, April 2, 2013 — Tribune Creative Group, the creative division of Tribune Broadcasting, has partnered with Turbo Dog Productions, a division of Warshaw Blumenthal to expand its advertising service offerings. [Read more...]
HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 1, 2013 — Stereo Vision Entertainment Inc. (OTC:SVSN) announced today that it has named Tatiana Derovanessian CEO/President of their wholly owned subsidiary REZN8 Inc. with immediate effect. [Read more...]
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"Béatrice Coron’s Daily Battles" Directed In 3D By James Stewart To Have World Premiere At 2013 Ted Conference
Award-winning 3D director James Stewart, founder of Geneva Film Co., will present the world premiere of his animated 3D short film BÉATRICE CORON’S DAILY BATTLES at the renowned TED Conference in Long Beach, California on Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Stewart and celebrated New York City artist Béatrice Coron, both veterans of TED, will attend the premiere.
A trailblazer in leveraging the immersive power of 3D storytelling, Canada’s James Stewart brings a new dimension to Béatrice Coron’s breathtaking, 61-panel papercut masterwork of medieval life. An art film about a work of art, BÉATRICE CORON’S DAILY BATTLES tells its story in an abstract montage created in Stereoscopic 3D. With each medieval scene, we enter a tale of struggle, battle and trickery representing the challenges of life. The canvas that Coron and director Stewart have expressed in stunning 3D allows the viewer to transcend the traditional film narrative and fall into a world where non-linear abstraction is the only way out.
Using animation, sound, light and shadows, and a sprinkling of humour, Stewart renders each scene of Coron’s 2D cutouts in true 3D splendor, depicting a new aspect of the medieval world. Together, these vignettes make up the layers of a complex society where good and evil co-exist, illustrating the daily battles of life through the ages. There is always a dragon to slay, a baby to comfort, a kingdom to be won, or a meal to be prepared. Trailer: click
“We are honoured to have our world premiere at the TED Conference in such a great environment of artists, thinkers, educators and activists,” said James Stewart. “I first met Béatrice at the 2011 TED Conference and was immediately captivated by the potential for depth in her traditionally flat artwork. Working with Béatrice to re-imagine her work with lighting and immersive 3D has been a joy. DAILY BATTLES is a film we’re all very proud of.”
About James Stewart and Geneva Film Co.
James Stewart is an award-winning director and the founder of the Geneva Film Co. in Toronto, Canada. Through his production company, Stewart has produced over 30 projects in digital 3D, including cinema commercials, concerts, stop-motion and CG animation. He is a director, storyteller, artist, digital innovator and multi-platform visual designer whose work ranges from mobile to giant screen, from motion graphics to stereoscopic 3D installations. Recent spots include Samsung, Toyota, Lexus, Sprint, JCPenney.
Recent projects include the stop-motion film FOXED!, the experimental short BÉATRICE CORON’S DAILY BATTLES in collaboration with NYC based French artist Béatrice Coron, Werner Herzog’s CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS, ONTARIO 4D for the Vancouver Olympics, and live 3D concert films of the Montreux Jazz Festival and Kylie Minogue. In 2012, he produced the world’s first gesture-controlled 3D cinema game for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3.
A sought-after director, artist and expert on 3D, Stewart is a five-time speaker at The Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity. He is represented in the US by TateUSA.
Geneva Film Co. can be found on the web at www.genevafilmco.com/3d.
About Béatrice Coron
NYC Artist Béatrice Coron creates intricate worlds with scissors and paper, speaking through “the language of silhouettes.” Born and raised in France, Coron’s work includes illustration, book arts, fine art and public art. She cuts her characteristic silhouette designs in paper and Tyvek, and creates works in stone, glass, metal, rubber, stained glass and digital media. Her work has been purchased by major museum collections, such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Walker Art Center and The Getty. Her public art can be seen in subways, airports, sports facilities, and other venues.
Béatrice Coron can be found on the web at: www.beatricecoron.com
Link to Béatrice Coron’s 2011 TEDTalk (16:16 minutes): click here
Anna Maria Muccilli
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3D Mobile Market: Global Advancements, Business Models, Technology Roadmap, Forecasts & Analysis (2013 – 2018)
NEW YORK, Feb. 18, 2013 — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: 3D Mobile Market: Global Advancements, Business Models, Technology Roadmap, Forecasts & Analysis (2013 – 2018) [Read more...]
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BURBANK, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013 – CAMERON | PACE Group is honored to be included in Fast Company’s 2013 roster of the 50 most innovative companies in the world. CAMERON | PACE Group (CPG) was lauded by Fast Company for “bringing 3D moviemaking to China” through its successful entrance into the country’s rapidly expanding film and television industry, which is predicted to be the largest in the world by 2020. [Read more...]
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HOLLYWOOD, Jan 25, 2013 – Leonard Maltin, author, critic, and film historian, will host the 4th annual 3D Creative Arts Awards February 6th at the Beverly Hills Hotel, it was announced today in Hollywood by the International 3D Society. [Read more...]
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SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 — The verdict is in and Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a leading global entertainment company, announced today that the home entertainment release of DREDD claimed the number one spot on the DVD sell-through and Blu-ray charts with 650,000 units sold, making it the best-selling new release title of the year. [Read more...]
Thornberg & Forester’s Core Values and Expanding Capabilities Render Record Year of Growth and Cross-Media Production Achievements
Coming into 2012, the principals of award-winning design and production company Thornberg & Forester (T&F) had many ambitious goals. Among them, company founders Elizabeth Kiehner, Scott Matz and Justin Meredith wanted to better unite their dedication to essential work-life balance with their core group values, which focus on using their talents to make a difference in areas including human rights, ethics and sustainable energy, to name but a few. Also, as a company, T&F set out to expand its roster of business partners bringing quality, integrity and innovation to the media landscape. Today, on the verge of completing a record year of growth and high-profile cross-media achievements, Kiehner, Matz, Meredith and their colleagues are very proud to report their success in achieving each of their objectives.
In January at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, the not-for-profit film production company and foundation Cinereach Ltd. proudly took part in unveiling director Benh Zeitlin’s drama entitled "Beasts of the Southern Wild." When the house lights went down and the feature presentation began, audiences were introduced to an iconic new ident for Cinereach, which was designed and brought to life cinematically by T&F. The new ident now introduces all new productions from Cinereach.
Next, T&F’s design system for this year’s NASCAR on-air package for FOX Sports went into effect in February and was used to promote each race of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series 2012. As one example of its success, the package helped attract a record-setting FOX Sports audience for the rain-delayed 2012 Daytona 500, which drew 36.5 million viewers to the broadcast.
In March, T&F was delighted to re-team with BBDO Atlanta to promote AT&T’s new 4G LTE service in New York City via their "old friend," the American Eagle billboard in Times Square. In other work for BBDO Atlanta this year, T&F also created a phenomenal series of interactive takeover ads that debuted in June, providing online viewers with unique experiences directly related to the REI brand.
“When we see that our work is getting the right kind of attention, that is a huge thrill for us,” said Justin Meredith. “We had one many of those moments this year, including one in June, when Bloomberg Businessweek executive editor Brad Wieners posted our REI takeover ad on Facebook describing it as ‘seriously cool’ and ‘maybe the best online ad I’ve yet to experience.’ That feedback inspires us all every day.”
T&F’s live-action production and original content creation talents came to the forefront this year with the appearance of "Produce!," an original interstitial series created for Cooking Channel. Representing the company’s most successful venture into the world of original content creation to-date, T&F produced 10 three-minute episodes that are now key components of Cooking Channel‘s on-air and online promotions.
In July, global interactive giant Razorfish turned to T&F for brilliant 3D and 2D assets and animations for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III smart phone. The resulting out-of-home deliverables appeared in Gallery Place in Washington D.C., Penn Plaza in New York City and major sports stadiums across the country. Also part of this project, T&F partnered with Monster Media to create interactive installations that appeared in numerous cities and storefronts. Driven by real-time motion of passersby, the displays promoted the Galaxy S III’s innovative media-sharing technology and directed visitors to the closest stores to make a purchase.
For the October debut of “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” on PBS, T&F partnered with renowned design firm Chermayeff & Geismar and the project’s all-star producers to create a mesmerizing title sequence that earned worldwide acclaim. “We get excited when our friends at Chermayeff & Geismar call us with an opportunity to work together,” explained Scott Matz. “Our partnership, once again, has resulted in a piece we are very proud to stand behind.” The main titles for the Emmy-nominated Half the Sky Movement Documentary earned T&F honors in the 2012 AI-AP Motion Arts Awards, as did the company’s collaborations with advertising agency Barkley for Dice.com. Also in TV land, T&F created the opening title sequence for Adult Swim’s “Let’s Do This” from Bob Odenkirk.
T&F also made important inroads with leaders at even more leading agencies, brands and not-for-profits around the world in 2012, and as a final testament to its fruitful year, in November, T&F’s "The Gift of Togetherness" spot for DDB Chicago and Ronald McDonald House Charities debuted as a key part of a major cross-media campaign aiming to raise $1 million by December 31.
“We are kicking-off the new year at CES, and as things proceed, we expect design, storytelling and technology will continue to intertwine and push our talents into even more creatively challenging and unexpected places,” added Elizabeth Kiehner.
For more information on their upcoming events and all the latest news and project information, please visit www.thornbergandforester.com.
About Thornberg & Forester
Thornberg & Forester (T&F) is an award-winning design and digital production company that exists to bring quality, integrity and innovation to the media landscape. Our team does this by crafting stories and conveying brand messages through the most relevant mediums possible. We challenge ourselves to leverage both creativity and technology, and above all we genuinely listen to the needs of our client partners and respond with the best solutions for you. With conceptual design as our backbone, our headquarters in Manhattan and an outpost in Hollywood, we offer a complete turnkey solution for brilliant end-to-end production through delivery. Many of our clients worldwide refer to us as their secret weapon and it’s time we let you in on the secret: www.thornbergandforester.com
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