Cutters’ Gustafson wins 4 AICP Post Awards for Jeep

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(Jeep nominated for Emmy)

The 2020 AICP Post Awards winners, honoring excellence in a range of post production arts, were revealed tonight during a special virtual premiere held online, in keeping with social distancing initiatives driven by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tonight’s presentation is the second of three virtual celebrations that comprise AICP Week – which led off with the premiere of the AICP Next Awards on June 16th and will conclude with the screening of the AICP Show: The Art & Technique of the Commercial on June 18th.

Chris Franklin, Editor and Owner of Big Sky Edit, served as this year’s AICP Post Awards Judging Chair – a role he will repeat in 2021, owing to the truncated judging process for this year’s competition, which omitted its in-person curatorial committee review in light of the ongoing pandemic.

Editor Grant Gustafson of Cutters Studios emerged as the most-awarded artist at the Post Awards, winning in four categories for his work on Jeep’s “Groundhog Day,” created by Highdive and produced by O Positive. The spot, which starred Bill Murray reprising his role from the movie of the same name, won in the Automotive, Comedy, National Campaign and Best of Midwest (Automotive) categories.

The audio engineers Sam Ashwell and Mike Bovill of the audio post house 750mph won two AICP Post Awards, both for Ubisoft’s “Ghost Recon,” created by DDB Paris and produced by FRENZY. It won in the Audio Mix: Over 30 and Sound Design: Over 30 categories.

Two companies, Arcade Edit and MPC, saw work entered on behalf of their artists and editors honored with three AICP Post wins.

Arcade Edit Editor Paul Martinez won in the Cause Marketing/PSA category for “The Epidemic,” created by BBDO New York for Monica Lewinsky and produced by Sanctuary; Editor Ali Mao won in the Dialogue/Monologue/Spoken Word category for “I Am With You” for Chanel Miller, created by Rally and produced by Emerald Pictures; and Editor Dave Anderson won in the National Campaign category for “Inside Post’s Brain” for Bud Light Seltzer, created by Wieden+Kennedy and produced by O Positive.


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MPC Colorist Mark Gethin won in the Color Grading: Under :60 category for “Anthem” for Google Next, created by 72andSunny and produced by SMUGGLER; Creative Director Michael Gregory won in the CGI category for “Legend” for BMW, created by Goodby Silverstein & Partners and produced by MJZ; and VFX Supervisor Toya Drechsler won in the Compositing & Visual Effects category, also for BMW “Legend.”

Two companies saw work by their artists and editors honored with two AICP Post Awards. At A52, Colorist Daniel De Vue won in the Color Grading: Music Video for “Projector,” produced by FRIEND for the artist EDEN, while VFX Supervisor Patrick Murphy won in the Best of West (Compositing & Visual Effects) category for “A Holiday Reunion” for Xfinity, created by Goodby Silverstein & Partners and produced by Park Pictures. At Cabin Edit, Editors Taylor Walsh and Randy Baulbis won in the Vertical category for “Swipe Night” for Tinder, created by 72andSunny and produced by m ss ng p eces; and Editor Sam Ostrove won in the Montage category for “NFL Kickoff” for the NFL, also created by 72andSunny and produced by Somesuch.

Leading the list of ad agencies most often credited with wining work was 72andSunny, which was responsible for winners in five categories, followed by Highdive, which netted winners in four. Goodby, Silverstein & Partners created work that won Post Awards in three categories.

The AICP Post Awards recognizes excellence in a range of categories, including Automotive, Comedy, Cause Marketing/PSA, Dialogue/Monologue/Spoken Word, Docu-Style, Fashion/Beauty, Montage, Music Video, National Campaign, Regional Campaign, Storytelling and Vertical for editorial, and Audio Mix, Character Design & Animation, Color Grading, Compositing & Visual Effects, CGI, Graphic Design & Animation, Sound Design and Typography Design & Animation for craft. It also honors the best regional work with Best of Region winners.

The opening title sequence and category interstitials for the Post Awards’ online premiere was created by Flavor, with the virtual presentation’s intro film produced by Dictionary Films. Music and sound design for the virtual presentation was created by Yessian, with post production services provided by Cutters. The AICP Awards sponsor reel, which plays at the start of each AICP Week virtual awards show, was created by Framestore, with music by Human.


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Full List of Winners

2020 AICP Post Awards Credits

Audio Mix: Over :30

Ubisoft “Ghost Recon”

  • Sound Designers/Mix Engineers:  Sam Ashwell & Mike Bovill
  • Audio Post Production: 750 MPH 
  • Editor Maxime Pozzi-Garcia

Production Company:  FRENZY PARIS

Director:  Vellas

Agency:  DDB Paris

  • Creative Director:  Alexander Kalchev
  • Agency Producer:  Jerome Deplatiere

Audio Mix :30 & Under

Smirnoff “Infamous Since 1864”

  • Sound Designer/Mix Engineer:  Aaron Reynolds
  • Audio Post Production:  Wave Studios
  • Audio Assistant:  Andrew Gualtieri
  • EP/Producer:  Vicky Ferraro
  • Music:  Big Sync
  • Flame/VFX Artist: Iwan Zwarts/Joey Deady
  • Editor:  Neil Smith + Trish Fuller
  • Colorist:  Blacksmith;  Colorist – Mikey Pehanich
  • Flame/VFX Artist: Iwan Zwarts/Joey Deady

Production Company:  MJZ

  • Director:  Rupert Sanders
  • Director of Photography:  Jess Hall

Agency:  72andSunny

  • ECD: Justine Armour
  • CDs: Dean Woodhouse/Hugo Bierschenk/Micah Walker
  • Director of Production:  Lora Schulson
  • Group Production Director:  Ryan Chong
  • Art Director:  Ilana Wolstein
  • Copywriter:  Sr. Writer: Brock Kirby, Fanny Josefsson
  • Producer: Jonny Weiss
  • Jr. Producer: Caitlin Culhane

Automotive

Jeep “Groundhog Day”

Editor:  Grant Gustafson

Editorial Company:  Cutters Studios

  • Assistant Editors:  David Rubin, Jackie Cohen
  • EP/Producer:  Heather Richardson

Agency:  Highdive  

  • Agency Co-Founders/Chief Creative Officers: Chad Broude, Mark Gross
  • Agency Group Creative Director/Copywriter:  Pat Burke
  • Agency Art Director:  Jorge Pomareda
  • Agency Copywriter:  Casey Stern
  • Agency Producers:  Jen Passaniti, Lindsay Vetter

Production Company:  O Positive

  • Director:  Jim Jenkins
  • Director of Photography:  Trent Opaloch
  • Colorist:  Oisin O’Driscoll
  • Sound Designer & Mixer: Peter Erazmus
  • On-line:  The Mill

Best of East: Storytelling

BMW “The Small Escape”

Editor:  Iain Whitewright

Editorial Company:  Whitehouse Post

EP/Producer:  Annabel Bennett

Production Company:  Tempomedia Berlin

  • Director:  Alex Feil
  • Agency:  Jung Von Matt
  • ECD:  Thim Wagner
  • Creative Director:  David Leinweber

Best of Midwest: Comedy

Jeep “Groundhog Day”

Editor:  Grant Gustafson

Editorial Company:  Cutters Studios

  • Assistant Editors:  David Rubin, Jackie Cohen
  • EP/Producer:  Heather Richardson

Agency: Highdive   

  • Agency Co-Founders/Chief Creative Officers: Chad Broude, Mark Gross
  • Agency Group Creative Director/Copywriter: Pat Burke
  • Agency Art Director:  Jorge Pomareda
  • Agency Copywriter:  Casey Stern
  • Agency Producers:  Jen Passaniti, Lindsay Vetter

Production Company:  O Positive

  • Director:  Jim Jenkins
  • Director of Photography:  Trent Opaloch
  • Colorist:  Oisin O’Driscoll
  • Sound Designer & Mixer: Peter Erazmus

On-line:  The Mill

Best of Minnesota:  Automotive

Subaru of America “Honk”

Editor:  Mick Uzendoski

Editorial Company:  Drive Thru Editorial

  • EP/Producer:  Beth Wilson
  • Colorist:  Alex Bickel
  • Graphics:  Ben Leisen

Production Company:  SKUNK

Director:  Brian Lee Hughes

Agency:  Carmichael Lynch           

  • Creative Director:  Christine Gault
  • Agency Producer:  Lisa Feldman
  • Art Director:  Chris Carlberg
  • Best of West: Compositing & Visual Effects

Xfinity  “A Holiday Reunion”

Lead Artist/Compositor:  Patrick Murphy

VFX Company:  a52 VFX

  • Editor:  Kirk Baxter
  • Colorist:  Gregory Reese
  • Sound Designer:  LIME

Production Company:  Park Pictures

  • Director:  Lance Acord
  • Director of Photography:  Lance Acord

Agency:  Goodby Silverstein & Partners

  • Creative Director:  Tristan Graham, Felipe Lima
  • Agency Producer:  Kateri McLucas

Cause Marketing/PSA  

Monica Lewinsky “The Epidemic”

Editor:  Paul Martinez

Editorial Company:  Arcade Edit

  • Assistant Editors:  Chris Angel, Jeff Lopus, Luke McIntosh
  • EP/Producer:  Sila Soyer/Fanny Cruz

Production Company:  Sanctuary

  • Director: Cole Webley
  • Director of Photography: Paul Meyers
  • Executive Producers: Preston Lee, Kristen Bedard-Johnson
  • Talent:  Emma Malouff

Agency:  BBDO New York

  • Agency Chief Creative Officer, Worldwide: David Lubars
  • Agency Chief Creative Officer, New York: Greg Hahn
  • Agency Creative Directors: Bianca Guimaraes, Roberto Danino,
  • Agency Associate Creative Directors: Jim Connolly, Lance Vining, Gary du Toit
  • Agency Producers: David Rolfe, Jessica Coccaro, James Young
  • Character Design & Animation

IKEA “Silence The Critics”

Lead Artist/Designer:  James Sindle

Animators:  Patrick Krafft – 3D Lead, James Belch – 2d Lead

  • Design and Animation Company:  Electric Theatre Collective
  • 2D Artists: Chris Fraser , Tomer Epsthein
  • 3D Artists: Jordan Dunstall, Ryan Maddox, Mark Bailey, Remy Herisse, Edwin Leeds, Gregory Martin, Nikolai Maderthoner, Will Preston, Stefan Brown , Adrian Lan Sun Luk, Piers Limberg , Zach Pindolia, Olivia Grimmer, Romain Thirion, Richard Fry
  • Colorist:  Luke Morrison @ Electric Theatre Collective
  • On-line:  James Belch
  • Music:  Wake The Town
  • Sound Designer:  750MPH
  • EP/Producer Magda Krimitsou
  • Editor:  Russell Icke

Editorial Company:  The Whitehouse

Production Company:  MJZ

  • Director:  Tom Kuntz
  • Director of Photography:  Chris Soos

Agency:  Mother London

  • Creative Director:  Thom Whitaker, Danielle Outhwaite-Noel
  • Agency Producer:  Jenny Fan
  • Art Director:  Pauline Ashford
  • Copywriter:  Mike Kennedy

Color Grading: Over :90

Gucci “ComeAsYouAre_RSVP”

Colorist:  Tim Masick

Post Production Company:  Company 3

  • Director:  Harmony Korine
  • Director of Photography:  Rodrigo Prieto

Agency:  Simmonds Ltd.

  • Creative Director:  Alessandro Michele
  • Art Director:  Christopher Simmonds

Color Grading: :60 To :90

Smirnoff “Infamous Since 1864”

Colorist:  Mikey Pehanich

Post Production Company:  Blacksmith

  • VFX Artist:  Iwan Zwarts, Joey Deady
  • Editor:  Neil Smith, Trish Fuller

Production Company:  MJZ

  • Director:  Rupert Sanders
  • EP/Producer:  David Zander
  • Director of Photography:  Jess Hall
  • Music:  Wu Tang + El Michel’s Affair
  • Sound Designer:  Aaron Reynolds, Chris Afzal

Agency:  72andSunny

  • Creative Director:  Dean Woodhouse, Hugo Bierschenk, Micah Walker
  • Agency Producer:  Jonny Weiss
  • Art Director:  Ilana Wolstein (Designer)
  • Copywriter:  Brock Kirby

Color Grading: Music Video

EDEN “Projector”

Colorist:  Daniel De Vue

Post Production Company:  a52 Color

Production Company:  FRIEND

  • Director:  Zhang + Knight
  • Director of Photography:  Carl Nilsson

Color Grading: Under :60

Google Nest “Anthem”

Colorist:  Mark Gethin

Post Production Company:  MPC

Production Company:  SMUGGLER

  • Director:  Mark Molloy
  • Director of Photography:  Edu Grau

Agency:  72andSunny

Comedy

Jeep “Groundhog Day”

Editor:  Grant Gustafson

Editorial Company:  Cutters Studios

  • Assistant Editors:  David Rubin, Jackie Cohen
  • EP/Producer Heather Richardson

Agency: Highdive   

  • Agency Co-Founders/Chief Creative Officers:  Chad Broude, Mark Gross
  • Agency Group Creative Director/Copywriter:  Pat Burke
  • Agency Art Director:  Jorge Pomareda
  • Agency Copywriter:  Casey Stern
  • Agency Producers:  Jen Passaniti, Lindsay Vetter

Production Company:  O Positive

  • Director:  Jim Jenkins
  • Director of Photography:  Trent Opaloch
  • Colorist:  Oisin O’Driscoll
  • Sound Designer & Mixer: Peter Erazmus

On-line:  The Mill

Compositing & Visual Effects

BMW  “Legend”

Compositor:  Toya Drechsler

VFX Company:  MPC

  • EP/Producer:  Karen Anderson
  • Colorist:  Mark Gethin

Production Company:  MJZ

  • Director:  Dante Ariola
  • Director of Photography:  Kasper Tuxen

Agency:  Goodby Silverstein & Partners 

CGI

BMW “Legend”

Designer:  Michael Gregory

Team:  Tim Kafka

VFX Company:  MPC

  • EP/Producer:  Karen Anderson
  • Colorist:  Mark Gethin
  • Lead Compositor:  Toya Drechsler

Production Company:  MJZ

  • Director:  Dante Ariola
  • Director of Photography:  Kasper Tuxen

Agency:  Goodby Silverstein & Partners

Creative Director:  Roger Baren

Dialogue/Monologue/Spoken Word

Chanel Miller “I Am With You”

Editor:  Ali Mao

Editorial Company:  Arcade Edit

  • Assistant Editor:  Max Hoffman
  • EP/Producer:  Sila Soyer/Ellen Lavery

Production Company:  Emerald Pictures

Director:  Chanel Miller and Emily Moore

Agency:  Rally

Docu-Style

YouTube Music “Snippet Into Billie’s Mind (Artist Spotlight Stories)”

Editor:  Reuter

Editorial Company:  Scheme

  • Assistant Editor:  Danny Weeks
  • Animator:  Raymo Ventura, Trung Bao
  • Designer:  Kristian Mercado
  • EP/Producer:  Andrew Nisinson

Production Company:  Pyramyd

  • Director:  Kristian Mercado
  • Director of Photography:  Geoff Tayler
  • Colorist:  Ayumi Ashley

Color Company:  Ntropic

Agency:  FADER YouTube

Fashion/Beauty

Hugo Boss “FW19”

Editor:  William Town

Editorial Company:  Modern Post

  • Assistant Editor:  Clay Doggett
  • EP/Producer:  Charlyn Derrick, Modern Post
  • Producer: Jen Hargreaves, Modern Post

Production Company:  Seeker Productions

  • Director:  Fabien Baron
  • EP/Producer: Nina Shiffman, Seeker Productions

Agency:  Baron & Baron

Creative Director:  Fabien Baron 

Graphic Design & Animation  

Crown Royal Apple Whiskey  “Crown Royal Apple”

Designers: Siena Allison, Jonas Devacht, Stefan Falconer, Joao Lavieri, Sammy Moore

Animators:  Rory McLean, Bishoy Gendi, David Feliu

Design Company:  PSYOP

Production Company:  Blacklist + Golden Wolf 

  • EP/Producer:  Dotti Sinnott
  • Director:  Golden Wolf
  • Editors:  Ian Pinder, Craig Maxwell

Agency:  Anomaly

Montage

NFL “NFL Kickoff”

Editor:  Sam Ostrove

Editorial Company:  Cabin Edit

Editorial Assistant: Ryan Khourly

EP/Producer: Carr Schilling, Adam Becht, Remy Fox, Michelle Dorsch

Production Company:  Somesuch

  • Director: Stuart McIntyre
  • Director of Photography:  Ross Giardina

Agency:  72andSunny

  • Creative Director:  Jason Norcross and Keith Cartwright
  • Composer:  Human Worldwide
  • Sound Mixer & Designer:  Lime
  • On-line:  Shape and Light
  • Agency Producer:  Erika Ruiz
  • Art Director:  Chris Ruth
  • Copywriter:  Garret Radford

VFX Artist:  Shape and Light

Colorist:  Company 3

Graphics:  Shape and Light

Music Video

Chemical Brothers  “We’ve Got To Try”

Editor:  Paul O’Reilly

Editorial Company:  Stitch

Production Company:  O Positive

National Campaign

Bud Light Seltzer “Inside Post’s Brain”, “Post’s Mango Experience”

Editor:  Dave Anderson

Editorial Company:  Arcade Edit

  • Assistant Editor:  Thomas Bergerstock
  • EP/Producer:  Sila Soyer/Andrew Cravotta

Production Company:  O Positive

Director:  Jim Jenkins

Agency:  Wieden+Kennedy           

Regional Campaign

Vans “Icy and Sot” “Marlon Pruz” “Maxwell McMaster”

Editor:  Alvaro Del Val

Editorial Company:  WAX

  • Assistant Editor:  Matt Elias
  • EP/Producer:  Toni Lipari

Production Company:  Greenpoint Pictures

  • Director:  Nina Meredith
  • Director of Photography:  Sean Lyness/ Soren Nielsen
  • Colorist:  Phil Chloe
  • Sound Mixer:  Jodi Levine
  • Sound Company:  Heard City

Agency:  Highsnobiety

Agency Producer:  Chad Ghiron / Phil Staiman

Sound Design: Over :30

Ubisoft “Ghost Recon”

Sound Designers & Mixers:  Sam Ashwell & Mike Bovill

  • Audio Post Production :  750 MPH
  • Editor: Maxime Pozzi-Garcia

Production Company:  FRENZY PARIS

Director:  Vellas

Agency:  DDB Paris

  • Creative Director:  Alexander Kalchev
  • Agency Producer:  Jerome Deplatiere

Sound Design: :30 & Under

Bud Light “Crispy”

  • Sound Designer/Mix Engineer:  Mike Vitacco
  • Audio Post Production:  Heard City
  • Audio Assistants:  Evan Anderson, Tom Morris, Seth Brogdon, Ronnie Stapleton
  • EP/Producers:  Gloria Pitagorsky, Sasha Awn, Andi Lewis, Jackie James

Editorial Company:  Arcade

Production Company:  Cake Factory

Director:  Martin Wonnacott

Agency:  Wieden+Kennedy

  • Creative Director:  Kevin Kaminishi
  • Agency Producer:  Joyce Lee

Storytelling

Jeep “Groundhog Day”

Editor:  Grant Gustafson

Editorial Company:  Cutters Studios

  • Assistant Editors:  David Rubin, Jackie Cohen
  • EP/Producer Heather Richardson

Agency: Highdive

  • Agency Co-Founders/Chief Creative Officers:  Chad Broude, Mark Gross
  • Agency Group Creative Director/Copywriter:  Pat Burke
  • Agency Art Director:  Jorge Pomareda
  • Agency Copywriter:  Casey Stern
  • Agency Producers:  Jen Passaniti, Lindsay Vetter

Production Company:  O Positive

  • Director:  Jim Jenkins
  • Director of Photography:  Trent Opaloch
  • Colorist:  Oisin O’Driscoll
  • Sound Designer & Mixer: Peter Erazmus
  • On-line:  The Mill

Typography Design & Animation

HBO “Watchmen” Title Sequences

Designers:  Olga Midlenko,Wes Yang, Mert Kizalay, Jason Forrest-Hogg, Curry Tian, Ben Woodlock, Kaya Thomas, Felix Soletic

Animators:  Gabriel Perez, Alex Silver

Design & Production Company:  Elastic

  • Director:  Paul Mitchell
  • Design Team:  Wes Yang, Mert Kizalay, Jason Forrest-Hogg, Curry Tian, Ben Woodlock, Kaya Thomas, Felix Soletic, Kirk Shintani, Andrew Romantz, Michael Cardenas, Gabriel Perez, Alex Silver, Maciek Sokalski
  • EP/Producer:  Luke Colson

Vertical

Tinder            “Swipe Night”

Editors:  Taylor Walsh, Randy Baulbis

Company:  Cabin Edit

  • VFX Artist:  Andre Arevalo
  • Designer/Lead Artist:  Taylor Walsh, Marcus Yen, Will Kanellos, Randy Baulbis
  • EP/Producer:  Carr Schilling, Remy Fox, Adam Becht, Liz Lydecker

Production Company:  m ss ng p eces

  • Director:  Karena Evans
  • Director of Photography:  Caroline Costa
  • Colorist:  Ricky Gausis, Dimitri Zola, Kristopher Smale
  • Graphics:  MPC
  • Sound Mixer/Designer:  Q Dept
  • On-line:  m ss ng p eces

Agency:  72andSunny

  • Creative Director:  Matt Murphy
  • Agency Producer:  Brooke Casler and Leah Karabenick
  • Art Director:  Marcus Yen
  • Copywriter:  Reilly Baker

To view all the winners of the 2020 Awards, visit the AICP Post Awards site at http://www.aicppostawards.com/.

SOURCE: AICP

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