Meet Hikup, the first mindfulness app

Like. Amazing. Literally. Think we can all agree that these are just a few words our vocabularies should rely on less. How about antiquated sayings like “Beat a dead horse,” and “Pull the trigger?” Yeah, those should be used…not at all. Enter Hikup: the first-of-its-kind digital utility tool (web app) that focuses on the mindful … Continue reading “Meet Hikup, the first mindfulness app”

Del Toro’s Pinocchio wins 5 Annie Awards

One word can be used to sum up the night the 50th annual Annie Awards were presented – F*ck. Writer, Director, and Producer Guillermo del Toro used it during his acceptance speech. So did Jenny Slate, who famously dropped an F-bomb on her former series SNL, when she took home the prize for Best Voice … Continue reading “Del Toro’s Pinocchio wins 5 Annie Awards”

Pinocchio, Marcel, Turning Red leads Annie noms

ASIFA-Hollywood announced nominations today for its 50th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio from Netflix and A24’s Marcel the Shell with Shoes On drew up nine and eight noms, respectively, with Disney/Pixar’s Turning Red next with seven. This year’s Best Animated Feature nominations include: Disney and Pixar’s Turning Red (Pixar Animation Studios), Guillermo del Toro’s … Continue reading “Pinocchio, Marcel, Turning Red leads Annie noms”

Lexus Electrified: Inspired by People

What will define the electrified future? Lexus believes that the future of electric vehicles will be versatile, anticipatory and centered on elevating the consumer’s driving and ownership experience. Since the launch of the RX 400h in 2005, the world’s first luxury hybrid sport utility vehicle, Lexus has pioneered electrification in the luxury automotive market. Under … Continue reading “Lexus Electrified: Inspired by People”

Poseidon goes on adventure for Kohler

Framestore Pictures director Murray Butler channels the power of ancient Greek god of the sea, Poseidon, for a new spot showcasing Kohler’s innovative digital shower capabilities with Statement shower sprays and Anthem digital control systems. Teaming up with Kohler’s internal creative team, the spot features epic visuals, stellar performances, and seamless product integration to showcase … Continue reading “Poseidon goes on adventure for Kohler”

Senior colorist Maria Carretero joins Assembly

Assembly has announced the addition of Senior Colorist, Maria Carretero to its growing team of high-profile artists. Maria joins Assembly from Nice Shoes where she was a Senior Colorist, with a rich history of creative experience. Other previous roles include Senior Colorist at Framestore, Head of Color at Carbon VFX and Head of Color Grading … Continue reading “Senior colorist Maria Carretero joins Assembly”

Blue Table Post + Chroma VFX connect

Blue Table Post and Chroma VFX, a full-service boutique, have formed an alliance that unites both studios for select creative collaborations in film, episodic and branded content. Forging this connection creates a seamless experience for clients with creative partners dedicated to crafting extraordinary work for screens of all sizes. “Adding visual effects to Blue Table’s offerings … Continue reading “Blue Table Post + Chroma VFX connect”

Travelers uses Children’s POV in new work

The new Travelers’ campaign, from TBWA\Chiat\Day, takes the unique perspective of children, who see the world as a more wonderous place than adults. The three films — Ellison, Birthday and Ocean — showcase how well-handled disasters can feel like magic, and also act as a metaphor to how we’re slowly returning to normalcy after a chaotic last two years. Watch below: … Continue reading “Travelers uses Children’s POV in new work”

Director Goh Iromoto finds Sanctuary in the U.S

Sanctuary Content gains one of Canada’s most sought-after filmmaking talents in Toronto-based director Goh Iromoto. Marking his first U.S. representation, since signing, Goh has stretched his remarkable skill for intimate storytelling into the narrative space with a moving film for P&G in honor of AAPI Month. Born to immigrant parents who founded a Japanese Canadian newspaper company, … Continue reading “Director Goh Iromoto finds Sanctuary in the U.S”

Director Victor Ridaura will roam with Buffalos

Full-service creative production company Where The Buffalo Roam (WTBR) has signed Venezuelan writer and director Victor Ridaura to its impressive and growing roster of commercial filmmaking talent. With an intriguing blend of cultural idiosyncrasies and character-driven storytelling, he has helmed brand campaigns for the likes of DIRECTV, AT&T, MANGO, and Sony. Through his narrative work, … Continue reading “Director Victor Ridaura will roam with Buffalos”

The-Artery adds VFX and tech innovators Elad Offer and Yuval Levy

Multi-award-winning creative company The-Artery continues to grow its decorated roster of storytellers and technologist talent with the addition of Elad Offer as ECD/Head of 2D and Yuval Levy as VFX Supervisor and Director to its NYC studio. Offer brings over 20 years of experience as a visual effects supervisor, producer, and Flame artist to The-Artery. Leveraging his … Continue reading “The-Artery adds VFX and tech innovators Elad Offer and Yuval Levy”

Meet a new breed of New York Scatch-Off Game

Get your dog paws ready. The New York Lottery is launching the new $1,000,000 Lucky Dog Scratch-Off Series. Our friends at McCann New York helped develop and create both the product and the campaign, which asks the question, how would your dog spend a million dollars? The tickets themselves are elegantly designed with bright colors and … Continue reading “Meet a new breed of New York Scatch-Off Game”

Scott Boyajan joins Shape+Light as Executive Producer

Boutique visual effects and design studio Shape+Light today announced the addition of Scott Boyajan as Executive Producer. Joining the leadership team of Managing / Creative Director Rob Trent and Executive Producer Cara Lehr, Boyajan will help curate Shape+Light’s growing talent roster and expand new client relationships. He has already managed several projects at Shape+Light including … Continue reading “Scott Boyajan joins Shape+Light as Executive Producer”

D6 unveils new open for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

Customer experience agency DEFINITION 6 (D6) created the new show open and show package for Season 28 of Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel – TV’s most honored sports journalism series, with 33 Sports Emmy Awards, including 19 for Outstanding Sports Journalism.  Led by VP of Editorial Anthony J. Cortese and SVP/Creative Director Crystal Hall, D6 … Continue reading “D6 unveils new open for Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel”

Historic all-women committee to lead The Visual Effects Society

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has elected its 2022 board of directors officers. Lisa Cooke was re-elected board chair, and is the first woman to hold this role since VES’ inception. And for the first time in the Society’s 25-year history, the five-member executive committee of officers is comprised of an all-women group of industry professionals. … Continue reading “Historic all-women committee to lead The Visual Effects Society”

Lauren DeFelice joins Assembly as Senior Producer

New York-based Post Production studio Assembly has announced the addition of industry veteran Lauren DeFelice to its production team as Senior VFX Producer. Lauren joins the Assembly team with over a decade of experience producing award-winning work for the Film, TV and Advertising industries. Her film career has spanned work for Blue Sky Studios, Sony … Continue reading “Lauren DeFelice joins Assembly as Senior Producer”

HARBOR adds three to color talent roster

As the new year kicks off, HARBOR adds new talent to its Picture Post roster with the arrival of Senior Colorist, Anthony Raffaele, Dailies Colorist, Elizabeth Hickey, and Senior Colorist, Julien Alary, announced founder and CEO, Zak Tucker today.  With major credits including Café Society, Mapplethorpe and Oslo, ANTHONY RAFFAELE brings versatility, a wealth of … Continue reading “HARBOR adds three to color talent roster”

What the Dell? The Dude Guy is back

It was almost impossible to watch your favorite show in the early 2000s without hearing the catchphrase: ‘Dude, you’re getting a Dell.’ Created originally by DDB Chicago, Steve, ‘The Dell Dude,’ appeared in 26 different commercials over three years for the PC company, becoming a national sensation for his iconic catchphrase. Now, 20 years later, … Continue reading “What the Dell? The Dude Guy is back”

Dinosaur urges world leaders not to ‘Choose Extinction’ at United Nations

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has brought a ferocious, talking dinosaur to the United Nations’ headquarters to urge more climate action from global leaders, in a short film launched as the centerpiece of the organization’s new ‘Don’t Choose Extinction’ campaign. Bursting into the iconic United Nations General Assembly Hall, famous for history-making speeches by … Continue reading “Dinosaur urges world leaders not to ‘Choose Extinction’ at United Nations”