Celebrate JAMM’s 5th birthday with epic showreel

The last five years have brought special effects studio JAMM some truly exceptional work. From working on the promo for Atlanta season two, to collaborating with Sony Tri-Star on their new intro, to creating a VR experience for Marvel’s  Iron Man.  The showreel highlights the best from their first five and demonstrates the far-ranging skills of their stellar team, headed by … Continue reading “Celebrate JAMM’s 5th birthday with epic showreel”

Cut+Run’s Knight cuts V-Day campaign for Jared

Happy Valentine’s Day to the Reel 360 readers! Avoid high-pressure decision-making with this new Valentine’s Day campaign for Jared, edited by Cut+Run’s Gary Knight and directed by Biscuit’s Clay Weiner for McKinney. The Jeweltones, a sage vocal group, once again lend their voices to help you find the right way to say I love you … Continue reading “Cut+Run’s Knight cuts V-Day campaign for Jared”

Reel 360’s last-minute gift guide of must-haves

Christmas, Hanukkah and Chrismakkah are literally around the corner. Hanukkah starts Saturday the 21st and we know when St. Nick is trespassing via our chimneys with the perfect gift. To make your last minute holiday gift buying just a l’il bit easier before the oohs and aahs from that creative director or director who’s very … Continue reading “Reel 360’s last-minute gift guide of must-haves”

Today, I’m Brave’s 100Roofs project exceeds goal

This is great news. Today, I’m Brave, the global nonprofit that inspires bravery around the world, announced that its 100Roofs Project with a mission to rebuild 100 roofs for 100 families in Puerto Rico, exceeded its goal, completing 116 roofs and counting. The roofs were rebuilt in Morovis and Orocovis, municipalities in Puerto Rico that … Continue reading “Today, I’m Brave’s 100Roofs project exceeds goal”

TBWA\Chiat\Day revs up for mobile version of Mario Kart

Let me just say, I love this spot. Few video games have spanned generations where an adult can feel like a child again. But that’s Nintendo’s Mario Kart Tour. And I sure used to love me some Rainbow Road raceway. Still do. To kick off pre-registration for Mario Kart Tour, the soon to be launched … Continue reading “TBWA\Chiat\Day revs up for mobile version of Mario Kart”

Jason Bateman goes down in Hyundai Super Bowl spot

The Super Bowl is tomorrow and the Reel 360 Team is still checking out many of the spots that will happen in between downs this year. From Innocean USA comes Hyundai’s humorous Super Bowl commercial shows how Hyundai Shopper Assurance can elevate the car buying experience without the fearful glances and groans of life’s other … Continue reading “Jason Bateman goes down in Hyundai Super Bowl spot”

David&Goliath and Guard Bros for Holiday Scratchers

Now that we have passed Thanksgiving, we are deep in the throes of holiday spots. There are some good ones and not-so-good ones. But we are lucky to share one of the really good ones. Created by David&Goliath, the California Lottery continues its tradition of encouraging Scratchers as gifts to both friends and acquaintances, especially … Continue reading “David&Goliath and Guard Bros for Holiday Scratchers”

CA Lottery’s SuperLotto Plus campaign breathes new life into the ‘California Dream’

Created by David&Goliath, “May the Best Dream Win” inspires Californians to believe that no dream is too big, too small or too out there. I’m a dreamer, that’s why I never felt completely at home in Philly, New York or Chicago. With no disrespect to my former homes, I always felt the west was calling … Continue reading “CA Lottery’s SuperLotto Plus campaign breathes new life into the ‘California Dream’”

Kids sell cars in Kia Motors Summer Sales campaign

National Campaign Includes Seven Broadcast Spots and a Jimmy Kimmel Live! Segment Kia Motors America is taking a straightforward approach to the automotive Summer Sales season with a national integrated marketing campaign that states the obvious reason why consumers should consider Kia. Simply put, because Kia is “America’s Best Value.” But is it the value … Continue reading “Kids sell cars in Kia Motors Summer Sales campaign”

David&Goliath launch new Universal Parks campaign

I don’t know if I’m lucky or not that I live 10 minutes from Universal, Hollywood. You’re welcome stalkers. That said, I sure do love going to the theme park when my daughters are here during the summer and Christmas. Plus, who am I kidding? I’m a big kid. I love the rides and the … Continue reading “David&Goliath launch new Universal Parks campaign”

Making music with David Cassidy

David Cassidy, the 67-year-old legendary artist and performer who succumbed to organ failure Nov. 21, spent some of his last days playing music in Chicago. “We were working on an EP called Songs My Father Taught Me,” says Mix Kitchen’s Craig J. Snider. “These are songs that his dad, Jack Cassidy, taught him. We had … Continue reading “Making music with David Cassidy”

SCC gets down with Southern Comfort

The creative leaders at Schafer Condon Carter got down to business on a Southern Comfort gig in New Orleans over the summer. Aiming to celebrate the place where the venerable liqueur was born, Dennis Bannon, Ron Sone and Michael Dorich set the stage for a cast of locals to show the world what the Big … Continue reading “SCC gets down with Southern Comfort”

Facebook and Twitter celebrate Harry Potter 20th

Get ready to feel old. Like really old. Today is the official 20th anniversary of the release of the Harry Potter franchise.

The first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (later retitled The Sorcerer’s Stone in America), was released 20 years ago, on June 26th, 1997.

To take our minds off the fact that we are closer to becoming dust, Facebook and Twitter have gone all out to celebrate by posting Easter Eggs on user’s social media posts.

Best 48HFP teams win 27 Judges and Audience Awards

The 12th annual Chicago 48 Hour Film Project wound up with a presentation to 27 winning teams, out of 53 entrants, whose short weekend-made films were deemed best by judges and audiences, at Music Box Theatre last Thursday night.

“It was an amazing show and the talent, enthusiasm and excitement that our Chicago filmmakers brought to the competition was truly inspiring,” comments Jerry Vasilatos of Nitestar Productions, who produced the event for the second consecutive year.