Timber has a busy summer with Burnett, Mazda

Even with an ongoing pandemic, the visual effects & design team at Timber had a busy summer collaborating with Leo Burnett. Detroit and Garage Team Mazda. The effects house worked closely with agency creatives at Burnett on a recent Buick commercial, featuring Amazon’s Alexa. Unveiling the first-ever Buick Encore GX SUV with available Alexa built-in, … Continue reading “Timber has a busy summer with Burnett, Mazda”

Iconic DP Kaminski turn to Timber for Coors VFX

The Timber team collaborated with legendary Director/DP Janusz Kaminski (Saving Private Ryan, The Post, Schindler’s List) and Chicago-based creative agency Mekanism on the new Coors Banquet campaign. The series of black-and-white vignettes depict the reasons why Coors Banquet has been “Stolen, smuggled & sought after since 1873.” And it’s Reel 360’s Reel Ad of the … Continue reading “Iconic DP Kaminski turn to Timber for Coors VFX”

Timber, Errol Morris create sizzling Chipotle spot

Celebrated Director Errol Morris returned once again to Santa Monica-based Timber to collaborate with the award-winning visual effects team on a brand-new commercial campaign for Chipotle. Featuring Chipotle team members, the new spots continue the masterful display of Chipotle’s fresh, quality ingredients served with every meal. Timber provided conform, clean-up and post-production on the new … Continue reading “Timber, Errol Morris create sizzling Chipotle spot”

Timber & Coca-Cola add AR to formula

With the new wave of Augmented Reality transforming industries in the past couple of years, many forward looking brands, agencies and marketing teams, understand that consumers must be reached in even more compelling ways than with methods that are quickly becoming ho-hum. That’s one of the myriad of reasons many are beginning to utilize AR … Continue reading “Timber & Coca-Cola add AR to formula”

Justin Timberlake inspires the new Air Jordan III JTH

Nike legendary designer Tinker Hatfield partners with Justin Timberlake on the new Air Jordan III JTH When Justin Timberlake began recording his fifth solo studio album “Man of the Woods,” he already had a special themed Air Jordan in mind. Following the popularity of the “Legends of the Summer” PE collection in 2013, Timberlake was … Continue reading “Justin Timberlake inspires the new Air Jordan III JTH”

Rattling Stick signs acclaimed director Beletic

Production company Rattling Stick has signed award-winning director and writer Vanessa Beletic for commercial representation in the US and UK–her first commercial representation after an extensive independent career. The creative filmmaker, hailing originally from Haiti, has over 15 years of writing, producing, and directing experience. Vanessa has crafted award-winning music videos and projects for brands … Continue reading “Rattling Stick signs acclaimed director Beletic”

Chloé Zhao wins DGA Award for Nomadland

The winners of the Directors Guild of America Outstanding Directorial Achievement Awards for 2020 were announced tonight during the 73rd Annual DGA Awards virtual ceremony. Chloé Zhao won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film for Nomadland. The moving film about grief and acceptance follows woman in her sixties (Frances McDormand) who, … Continue reading “Chloé Zhao wins DGA Award for Nomadland”

1stAveMachine BA welcomes EP Sabrina Elizondo

Our friends at 1stAveMachine and TRONCO have expanded its leadership team with the addition of Executive Producer Sabrina Elizondo. Formerly an Executive Producer at Timber, Elizondo brings a transparent and solution-orientated producing style, always embracing new challenges. Over her storied career, she’s served at the likes of WoodShop, Stardust, Brand New School, Arsenal FX, The Mill, Method, and … Continue reading “1stAveMachine BA welcomes EP Sabrina Elizondo”

RBL Spotlight: VP, Strategy Director Kenny Mac

Editor’s Note: “The Reel Black List” is our annual spotlight of brothers and sisters in the worlds of advertising, film, TV, music, radio and media who are making a difference through their contributions and creativity on a daily basis. For the next 29 days, you will be able to celebrate wonderful human beings, like Kenny Mac with … Continue reading “RBL Spotlight: VP, Strategy Director Kenny Mac”

Watch America celebrate inauguration of Joe Biden

America had much to celebrate last night, however, due to COVID-19, instead of the customary ball, this year we are celebrating the inauguration of our 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, with a star studded concert hosted by Tom Hanks, Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington. The Boss, himself, Bruce Springsteen kicked off the … Continue reading “Watch America celebrate inauguration of Joe Biden”

NBA honors the life and legacy of MLK

The NBA family tipped off league-wide efforts to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Throughout the weekend, the league, teams, coaches and current and former players engaged in the national dialogue on race and equality on NBA’s platforms and encourage collective action in its communities nationwide. On Monday 18th January, … Continue reading “NBA honors the life and legacy of MLK”

Reel 360’s Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Happy Hanukkah! And we are just around the corner from Christmas and Kwanza, so it’s that time of the year to offer up the Reel 360 / Reel Chicago Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide. To make your last minute holiday gift buying just a l’il bit easier, we’ve compiled an extensive list – and believe us … Continue reading “Reel 360’s Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide”

Iconic Editorial opens with Oscar-winning editors

Iconic Editorial, a subsidiary of Iconic Talent Agency, has opened its doors with an A-list roster of Editors from features and television including Oscar-winner Tom Cross (NO TIME TO DIE, LA LA LAND, WHIPLASH), double Oscar-nominee Joe Walker (DUNE, BLADE RUNNER 2049, 12 YEARS A SLAVE), and American Cinema Editors Award-winner Jinmo Yang (PARASITE). Commercial and branded entertainment projects will be the focus for … Continue reading “Iconic Editorial opens with Oscar-winning editors”

Watch the Just Sing video from ‘Trolls World Tour’

Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake return in Trolls World Tour, an all-star sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2016 musical hit. In an adventure that will take them well beyond what they’ve known before, Poppy (Kendrick) and Branch (Timberlake) discover that they are but one of six different Trolls tribes scattered over six different lands and devoted … Continue reading “Watch the Just Sing video from ‘Trolls World Tour’”

Chipotle offers the new Tony Hawk Burrito

Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced it is teaming up with skating legend and brand superfan Tony Hawk to offer his go-to Chipotle order exclusively on the Chipotle app and Chipotle.com. Starting today, the first 2,000 fans who order the Tony Hawk Burrito, made with brown rice, black beans, chicken, tomatillo-red chili salsa, cheese and guac, will get … Continue reading “Chipotle offers the new Tony Hawk Burrito”

Michelob ULTRA reveals Jimmy Butler’s singing skills

The NBA is scheduled to return on July 30 in a bubble located at Disney World. Now, Michelob ULTRA announced today a multiyear partnership that makes the brand the official beer partner of the NBA.   The beer is tipping off the partnership by bringing fans closer to the game during the NBA Restart in Orlando with … Continue reading “Michelob ULTRA reveals Jimmy Butler’s singing skills”

Scott Friske heads home to rejoin Hue&Cry as EP

Congratulations are in order for 25-year advertising and creative veteran Scott Friske. The former EP of SHIPPING + HANDLING has returned east to Richmond, Virginia in order to rejoin design and animation studio Hue&Cry. As Executive Producer. Boom. In his new position, he reunites with Hue&Cry founder and Executive Creative Director Magnus Hierta in maintaining … Continue reading “Scott Friske heads home to rejoin Hue&Cry as EP”

Lau named ECD of Digital Domain advertising, games

Building on its successes in 2019, legendary visual effects studio Digital Domain has named Kevin Lau executive creative director of advertising, games and new media. In this new position, Lau will oversee all short-form projects and act as a creative partner for agencies and brands who want to realize any idea on screen. Lau brings over 18 years of ad-based … Continue reading “Lau named ECD of Digital Domain advertising, games”

Creative Director recreates brands for COVID-19 age

Fred Rogers’ mother once advised him to “look for the helpers” whenever bad news broke or disaster happened. She believed artists lead us to human truths can guide us through all kinds of pain. Jure Tovrljan is a creative director based in Slovenia. While he has spent the last six years as the creative director … Continue reading “Creative Director recreates brands for COVID-19 age”

Not To Scale takes us BTS of Coca-Cola Energy spot

Well, this is pretty dope. Energy is Coca-Cola’s first new global product launch since the brands’ highly successful, Coke Zero. The campaign strategy centers around the energy drink’s rad looking design and the premise that positive energy is contagious, quickly spreading onto the next person. To accomplish this, agency Ogilvy Uk turned to NYC-based VFX … Continue reading “Not To Scale takes us BTS of Coca-Cola Energy spot”