Broadcast Design News
Samahope: The Crowd
Visual Creatures worked with the non-profit organization Samahope to create an animated anthem showcasing the outreach of the company, which crowdfunds resources to give directly to doctors providing medical treatments to women and children who cannot afford them in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia and Latin America.
2014 PromaxBDA Conference Europe
PromaxBDA's 2014 Europe conference is slated for 24-25 March at London's Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel. Internationally renowned designer, typographer, art director and brand strategist, Neville Brody, will deliver this year's creative keynote.
Troika Assists with Rebrand of Encore Premium Pay TV Channels
Troika recently completed its agency consulting work with Starz, a leading provider of premium channels in the U.S., to rebrand the suite of eight ENCORE premium cable channels.
HBO's Holiday Card Revisits Network's Original 1983 Intro
Working directly for HBO, Shilo director Anthony Furlong and his colleagues recently created a :44 holiday card for HBO.
Artbox and Filmenzo Create New Spot for Cintiq Companion
Artbox and Filmenzo in Amsterdam teamed up with Director Anders Schroder of Frame.dk to create a new spot for Wacom Cintiq Companion, a super tablet with the computing power to do serious work on the go.
Become Electric: World's First Interactive 360 Film
WCRS, as part of EngineDare, has teamed with Mustard Films and Tool to create the world's first interactive 360° film for the launch of BMW's first electric car, the BMW i3.
Autodesk Releases Five Free Smoke Effects Templates
Autodesk has released five free 3D effects templates created by Smoke master Brian Mulligan in Autodesk Smoke 2013 Extension 1 on AREA.
Troika Rebrands TSN's That's Hockey
Troika has recently partnered with TSN, Canada's number one sports network, to rebrand their daily hockey news show, That's Hockey.
Atelier Bruckner and Shilo Bring Viking to Life for National Museums in Denmark, London and Berlin
The National Museum in Copenhagen recently opened its doors for the largest Viking exhibition in more than 20 years, featuring a fantastic cinematic centerpiece conceived and brought to life by Atelier Bruckner and Shilo.
2014 AME Awards for Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness
The International AME Awards for Advertising & Marketing Effectiveness is now open for entries. The award honors campaigns that successfully demonstrate groundbreaking solutions to challenging marketing problems.
Rdio Launches New Music Weekly Campaign
Rdio's New Music Weekly series is a cutting-edge campaign that brings together the best in independent art and music with a series of original video pieces from visual artists around the world inspired by new music.
Imaginary Forces Casts an Apocalyptic Eye on the Epic Monsters of Guillermo Del Toro's Pacific Rim
Imaginary Forces created a gallant main-on-end title sequence for Guillermo Del Toro's sci-fi blockbuster, Pacific Rim.
Journey: MPC, Pereira & O'Dell, and MJZ Create an Unlikely Hero for Ad Council
As classic tales of self-discovery and personal growth go, a discarded plastic bottle makes an unusual protagonist, but the VFX team at MPC collaborated with MJZ's Victor Garcia to help to bring just such a character to life in the latest for The Ad Council.
Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series: Call for Submissions
Bombay Sapphire has launched a competition, giving everyone the chance of having their imagination turned into a short film and premiered on the big screen.
Utopic Signs Motion Graphics Designer Kevin O'Rourke
Utopic has added award-winning motion graphics artist Kevin O'Rourke to its roster of talent.
Autodesk FBX Review: Free App for Reviewing 3D Entertainment Assets
Autodesk has unveiled FBX Review at SIGGRAPH 2013. The new, free app allows professional artists and animators to review 3D entertainment assets on Windows devices.
Trollback + Company Creates Show Open for AICP Next Awards
Trollback + Company (T+Co) recently created a live multimedia show open for the 7th annual AICP Next Awards. T+Co conceived the film and visual assets to set the stage for the inaugural AICP Week and the AICP's bold new direction with the Next Awards.
Cary Flaum joins Shilo as Executive Producer and Head of Production
Shilo has announced that it has added veteran VFX producer and post-production supervisor Cary Flaum to its roster as executive producer and head of production.
Adobe Releases Anywhere for Video
Adobe has today released Adobe Anywhere for video, which brings virtual teams of talent together, enabling them to efficiently log, edit, share and finish video productions using standard networks and hardware.
Troika Creates the Bet Awards '13 Identity
Troika has recently developed the identity for BET Networks' top-rated show, the BET Awards '13.
This is Myspace: Rock Paper Scissors Brings the Party in Myspace's First TV Spot
Myspace pulled out all the stops in their recent launch, tapping Rock Paper Scissors Editor Damion Clayton and a52 to help put the finishing touches on the brand's first-ever TV spot.
Moment Factory Collaborates in the Transformation of Los Angeles International Airport
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) recently commissioned Moment Factory to work in collaboration with Marcela Sardi of Sardi Design and Mike Rubin of MRA International as the executive multimedia content producer for seven iconic media features at the New Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
On Camera! Marketing Your Message Using Photography, Video, and Documentary
On Camera is a two-part series that focuses on the increasing popularity of interactive photography, videography, and documentary to convey a firm's story and the cutting-edge trends for their use.
Nathan Love Steps Into the Ring for Battroborgs
Battroborgs, TOMY's motion-controlled battling robot toys, leap to vivid life in a CG spot from the animation pros at Nathan Love.
Cyberpunk 2077: Platige Image Continues Videogame Tradition with Cyberpunk Cinematic
Platige Image's game division, led by Director Tomek Baginski, follows the success of their epic The Witcher 2 cinematic with a stunning game teaser for CD Projekt RED's Cyberpunk 2077, a follow up to Mike Pondsmith's successful Cyberpunk 2020 games of the 1990s.
Nathan Love Draws on 80s Nostalgia for New National Geographic Look
Nathan Love Director Jim McKenzie brings a wildly nontraditional look to the National Geographic Channel in a promo for the network's new The 80s: The Decade That Made Us miniseries.
Trollback + Company Creates Brand Package for YEAH! TV Launch
Trollback + Company (T+Co) has recently created a cinematic branding package for YEAH! TV - AMC Networks recently launched the interactive streaming movie service.
Adobe to Live Stream the Creativity Conference Keynotes
Adobe will live stream two keynotes from the MAX 2013 - The Creativity Conference.
Click 3X Brings Humor to Variations on a Hail
The art of catching a cab is about to get a 21st century makeover, courtesy of a new app from the NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission.
Juniper Jones for the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival
Juniper Jones has created the official Tribeca Film Festival Pre-Show for the second consecutive year.
Philips Sonicare: Stick with Technology
Ogilvy & Mather and Director Jonathan Notaro of Brand New School are calling out the history of humanity's tooth-cleaning habits with their spot for Philips Sonicare, "Stick with Technology" for their Odyssey campaign.
Poetica Takes a CG Journey with Trek
As if borne of a dream, Poetica's beautifully monochromatic spec film for Trek Bicycles bares the distinct look and feel of a surreal mindscape.
Bent Image Lab Revisits Portlandia
IFC's hit comedy series, Portlandia, has returned with the beloved Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein as their anthropomorphic rat personas.
FEST 2013: Call for Entries
FEST is calling for entries for the Official Competitive section in the festival, aimed for Directors up to 30 years of age, on the short film competition, and Directors with their first or second feature on the Feature Film Competition.
Commonwealth Creates New Online Campaign for Chevrolet Volt
Commonwealth has teamed up with Gentleman Scholar to create a web experience for Chevrolet that educates their customer on the efficiencies of the Chevrolet Volt vehicle in the new online campaign.
Fix it in Post: A Short Film to Showcase Autodesk Smoke 2013
Autodesk recently created a humorous, action-packed short film showcasing the movie-making magic of Autodesk Smoke 2013 video editing and visual effects software.
Poetica Signs Director Douglas Purver
Poetica has signed Director Douglas Purver to its roster. A visionary storyteller, Purver joins Poetica's talented roster of artists specializing in award-winning live-action and post-production for commercials, music videos, and web content.
HUSH Adds Multi-Talented Artist Salyer into the Fold
HUSH has added art director and design and concept development artist Andre Salyer to its ranks.
Brickyard VFX Animates Animals for Adobe
Brickyard VFX delivered animation for Adobe spot "Animals," a tongue-in-cheek reflection on huge Super Bowl ad spends, which premiered exclusively online.
Yves Geleyn for BBC
Yves Geleyn of Hornet, known for his tactile aesthetic backed by an endless cache of animation techniques, created a luminescent and mysterious world for BBC Radio 6 Music's latest promo.
Adobe MAX 2013: The Creativity Conference
Adobe MAX 2013 will bring together more than 5,000 creative industry leaders, designers, developers, strategists, video professionals and photographers from around the world to exchange ideas, innovations and inspiration.
LOGAN and Conscious Minds Animate Nike Fuel Missions
LOGAN plunges Nike+ users into a spectacular post-apocalyptic ice storm of a world with two 6:00, fully CG, stylized character-animated games featuring a cast of top athletes and promoting a new line of weather-resistant clothing.
Luminous City Short
Luminous City, the latest in the ODD NY series of shorts, examines what the cityscape of Manhattan looks like at night, as each pinpoint of light seen against a building facade represents a bit of human activity.
MPC and 4Creative Team Up Again for New Series of Black Mirror
MPC and 4Creative have collaborated on a collection of new promos for Charlie Brooker's satirical mini-series Black Mirror.
Safeway Trades Paper for Elastic
Elastic Director and Annecy International Film Festival winner Andy Hall has teamed with DDB Chicago to create "Paper," a whimsical new :30 for Safeway's "just for U" app.
Conversations at the Edge: Spring 2013
Conversations at the Edge, the screening and visiting artist series organized by the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Department of Film, Video, New Media, and Animation (FVNMA), returns to the big screen on February 14, with Chicago-based filmmaker Fern Silva.
Flying in the Face of Ordinary
MPC and RKCR/Y&R have delivered an extraordinary campaign for Virgin Atlantic. Directed by Antoine Bardou-Jacquet of Partizan, Flying in the Face of Ordinary features a cast of 5 super-humans who were 'born different' than the rest of us.
Autodesk Smoke 2013 Now Shipping
Autodesk has started shipping Smoke 2013. The new version of Smoke is designed to meet the needs of professional editors working in video production, corporate video, online video and other competitive creative environments where productions require editing and effects.
August Trollback Wows TEDYouth with 3D-Animated Opening
August Trollback, an 8th grader at NEST+m, a K-12 school for gifted and talented students in New York City, and son of Trollback + Company (T+Co) Executive Creative Director Jakob Trollback, recently wowed TEDYouth attendees with his :30 animated opening.
PromaxBDA Europe 2013: Renaissance
PromaxBDA Europe 2013 will be held on March 11-12, in Paris, France. David Shing, Digital Prophet from AOL, will keynote for the conference.
Elastic's Andy Hall Returns for the Red Cross
After scoring top honors at the Annecy International Film Festival for "Stuff," an eye-catching Claymation spot that encouraged viewers to give charitably during the holiday season, Elastic Director Andy Hall has brought his inimitable skills to the Red Cross yet again for a second round of Holiday giving.
Oishii Creative Designs Show Open and Graphics Package for A-List Listings
Oishii Creative has recently designed the new show open and graphics package for "A-list Listings," an E! show that tours America's most desired dream homes, offering an up-close look at the extravagant designs and over-the-top amenities behind properties ranging from the "Home of the Future" to the "Over $40 Million" "Great Escapes" fantasy.
ADC 92nd Annual Awards
The 92nd ADC Annual Awards is now open for entries. The competition identifies and honors the best work of the year in print and broadcast advertising, interactive media, graphic design, publication design, packaging, photography and illustration.
PromaxBDA Sports Media Marketing Awards Open by Spacejunk
PromaxBDA tapped Spacejunk to create the open for the 2012 Sports Media Marketing Awards Show.
Selena Gomez Paints LA Neo for Adidas
Pulse Films director D.A.R.Y.L. has delivered a dramatic new spot for Adidas NEO, the brand's youth orientated label starring their new global style ambassador Selena Gomez.
John Sunter Joins MPC Motion Design Studio
John Sunter, the multi-skilled creative who specalises in dynamic motion graphics, animation and Directing has joined MPC Motion Design Studio.
BMW Design DNA: Interactive CGI/3D Spot by LIGA 01 Germany
LIGA 01 has created a 60 second CGI spot for the BMW featuring the 6 Series Grand Coupe.
MPC Creative Directs Explosive New Film for Lamborghini
MPC Creative Director Jake Mengers teamed with adam&eveDDB to create a futuristic, fully CG spot launching the new Superleggera Edizione Tecnica, which was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show.
La Linea Returns in Breakthrough Ford C-MAX Hybrid Launch Spots From Shilo
To launch the all-new Ford C-MAX Hybrids with the goal of breaking through the Prius-dominated hybrid market, leaders from Team Detroit have introduced a series of broadcast spots, short brand films and other cross-media campaign assets featuring the world-famous La Linea character from the Milan-based Quipos agency.
Alter Ego: jumP Takes Over London for H&M
Luis Moreno teamed up with RAF Films director Jonas Akerlund on a short film for H&M starring actor Joel Kinnaman.
Mazda Heightened Senses
Sehsucht has created a :90 spot for Mazda highlighting the wide range of i-Activsense safety technologies.
Bloggers' Night In: Phoenix Dresses to Impress for Glamour and Sperry Shoes
Phoenix recently swung into the fall fashion season by conceiving and creating a Web spot for Sperry Shoes and Glamour starring noted fashion bloggers Christina Caradona and Arielle Nachmani.
Framestore Creates Dinosaur for Kellogg's Crunchy Nut
Framestore has just completed its second Kellogg's Crunchy Nut spot for Leo Burnett. The commercial gave Framestore an opportunity to create a CG dinosaur from scratch and fit it into a cramped and effects-laden kitchen.
Spike DDB and Gentleman Scholar Flip the Script for NOLA
Spike DDB and Gentleman Scholar flip the script on long-standing stereotypes of NOLA.
SIGGRAPH Asia 2012
SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 will be held from November 28 to December 1, 2012 at the Singapore EXPO. The event will bring together leading names in the animation, graphics, digital art and technology industries from around the world.
Tomi Dieguez Joins 1stAveMachine
1stAveMachine has added Tomi Dieguez to its expanding team. Dieguez is also the creative mind behind Buenos Aires-based animation studio Punga with partner, Patricio Verdi Brusati.
Fabrica Launches New Logo and Ad Campaign for Teachers Without Borders
Fabrica has created the new logo and the global print and video campaign for Teachers Without Borders (TWB), the leading non-profit organization involved in the field of international support and networking for education and teacher professional development.
OS Pixadores: Ben Newman Directs Short for ASOS Black X Puma
Pulse Films Director Ben Newman shot a thought-provoking film campaign to support the launch of ASOS' latest Autumn/Winter 2012 collaboration with Puma, the ASOS Black X Puma shoe.
The Way I Roll: Peter Sutherland Shoots Bike Documentaries for Thule Group
For the launch of a new range of bike bags, Thule Group has let filmmaker Peter Sutherland shoot six documentaries about bike culture.
ForTwo: Skate Bros Share Board in Smart Car Spot
In a new online ad, which will have its cinema debut September 28, touting the snug proportions of Smart Car UK's Fortwo, two hot-shot skaters perform some slow-motion ollies on a shared board.
Elastic Loves New York State
Going hiking, biking, canoeing, or camping this fall? If so, you'll want to head straight to New York State after checking out a pair of Empire State Development spots produced by Elastic Director Andy Hall and edited by Rock Paper Scissors Editor Gabriel Britz via BBDO NY.
Troika Launches EA Sports '13 Video Campaign
Troika created a branded video campaign for EA Sports to drive brand attribution and connect the parent brand back to their Madden, FIFA, NHL, and NBA properties. The spots aim to deliver a unified, branded EA Sports experience as titles load for each game.
Goodby Silverstein & Partners and 30 Rock Have Gone Google
Coming off of the success of the Gone Google commercials "Hall & Oates," and "Wedding List," Goodby Silverstein & Partners and Google Creative Labs have introduced their latest :30 spot, "30 Rock."
Millimeter: Fred & Farid's Brand New Audi Campaign
The "Millimeter" campaign - conceived, designed and produced by Fred & Farid - celebrates Audi perfection by depicting the immensity of the human and material investment behind a single Audi millimeter.
Click 3X Delivers Five Spot Series for 2012 MTV VMAs
Click 3X, MTV's longtime post-production studio for its annual VMA campaign, has stepped up to handle all concepting, design, VFX, and editorial work on this year's effort.
Style Frames New York Design Conference
Style Frames New York will bring together influential design, advertising and media professionals from both the client and creative sides of the industry for two days of inspiration, networking and insight.
AICP Digital Launches Production Guidelines
The Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP) has recently unveiled guidelines for digital production that outline best business practices for digitally produced content, including interactive, visual effects, design, and animation.
Style Media Gets a Makeover from Gretel
NY-based creative production company Gretel worked with Style's strategists and executives to craft a new brand image for the network with energy, versatility, personality, and, above all, style.
Meat Without Drugs: BigStar Animates Eye-Opening Short Film
BigStar recently partnered with Kenner Films to create a provocative and informative short film about the abundance of antibiotics in today's meat products and the effect it has in the daily lives of consumers.
Venables Bell & Partners and 1st Avenue Machine Created Toy Car World for Google Fiber
To announce Google Fiber's much anticipated arrival in Kansas City, Venables Bell & Partners and 1st Avenue Machine produced several new spots that each take a different angle on what internet 100 times faster than broadband will mean for the city and the folks that live there.
Video: Fashion X Commerce X Content
Fashion brands are becoming content studios, whether it's turning your live stream into a multi-day event a la Mugler, crafting online editorial or creating a digital fashion show.
How to Change Cars Forever
biscuit's Christopher Riggert recently directed a series of spots for "How To Change Cars Forever," a high-intensity ad campaign for the new Dodge Dart.
Evolve: Royale Creates New Launch Spot for Nike Lunar Hyperdunk 2012+
Royale was recently tapped by Nike to create a launch spot for the new Nike Lunar Hyperdunk 2012+, which premiered during Game 5 of the NBA Finals and will air globally.
The Last Sermon: The Ebeling Group Directs Darksiders 2 Trailer
Prepare to immerse yourself in the Darksiders 2 experience with this trailer for THQ's popular game series directed by The Ebeling Group's Leythum for Hammer Creative.
Trollback + Company Designs for Resilience in New PopTech Conference Opener
Trollback + Company completed the opening sequence for the PopTech Conference held in Iceland recently. This marks the fourth collaborative title design between PopTech and T+Co, which also involved additional branding materials.
McLaren Animation Powered by Framestore
Framestore has partnered with McLaren Group to launch a brand new media company called McLaren Animation. The joint venture will focus on creating high-end CGI-led content as part a new content-driven marketing strategy for McLaren.
Edit1 Adds Todd Winter as Creative Director
Edit1 has added visionary animation director Todd Winter as Creative Director. Working with Michael Zimbard, and Executive Producer Mike Donovan, Winter will play a leading role in the direction of Edit1's creative work and the growth of the company overall.
Visual Creatures and Parker & the Numberman Entice Snapdragon Tech with Colorful Verse
Visual Creatures and the newly launched commercial production division of Funny or Die, Gifted Youth, created a zany world in desperate need of Snapdragon processors in the 3:00 music video "Shoulda Shoulda Got A Snapdragon" for Qualcomm.
Spacejunk Interprets Romance & Destruction of Bonnie & Clyde
For the recent PromaxBDA Conference, Spacejunk was tasked with a unique challenge: choose a song that pre-dates MTV's 1981 launch and create its music video using any medium.
Clockwork VFX Created Complex Character Animation Star Wars Fighter Pods Campaign
Clockwork VFX brought Jedi-like focus to Hasbro's Star Wars Fighter Pods campaign that introduces the new toy line with a cinematic ad and a series of five humorous webisodes featuring the Star Wars characters.
Framestore and BBH Deliver an Integrated Olympics Campaign for British Airways
Framestore has worked with BBH to deliver an integrated Olympics campaign for BA, comprising an iconic TV ad, a timely viral teaser and a customisable application that creates personalised edits of the TV spot.
Brad Tucker Joins Shilo as Creative Director/Director
Shilo added Brad Tucker to its roster as creative director and director. Brad joins Shilo from Stardust Studios, where he began in 2003 as an art director and has served as creative director since 2007.
Second Teaser for Transformers: Fall of Cybertron Video Game by Mothership and Digital Domain
Digital Domain and Mothership Director Neil Huxley created the new teaser trailer for the highly anticipated Transformers: Fall of Cybertron video game.
Troika Completes NBC Sports Identity Relaunch
NBC Sports Group - the newly formed entity resulting from the Comcast and NBC Universal merger - has teamed up with brand consultancy & creative agency Troika to establish the group's brand platform, rebrand Versus to NBC Sports Network, and deliver elements to unify the identity of signature properties including the Olympics, Sunday Night Football, NHL on NBC, horseracing's Triple Crown, and Tour de France.
Director Andreas Nilsson Joins Biscuit Filmworks
Andreas Nilsson is joining Biscuit Filmworks for commercial representation. Andreas is known for his art-driven, often surreal and playful style of directing.
Shilo Signs Award-Winning Director Luc Janin for US Spot and Music Video Representation
Shilo signed director Luc "Reso" Janin to its roster for commercial and music video representation in the US.
Framestore Created BBC Idents for Euro 2012
The BBC Euro 2012 title sequence sees embroidered emblems from European team badges come to life in a world of material textures.
Autodesk Smoke 2013 Free Pre-Release Trial
Autodesk has today released Smoke 2013 video editing software as a free pre-release trial download. First introduced in mid-April, Smoke 2013 is a completely redesigned and repackaged all-in-one video editing and visual effects tool for Mac.
Adria Petty and Alan Bibby Co-Direct Princess of China for Coldplay and Rihanna
Stardust creative director Alan Bibby teamed up with longtime friend and veteran music video helmer Adria Petty to co-write and co-direct Coldplay and Rihanna's epic music video for "Princess of China."
Blac Ionica Joins MPC Creative
MPC Creative is bringing versatile and multi-talented directing collective Blac Ionica to the US for the first time. Composed of experienced directors, animators and designers operating out of London, Blac Ionica will work with MPC Creative in the US advertising market.