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Video of the Day: Spec | #saynotospec

November 17, 2015 | By
Video of the Day: Spec | #saynotospec

One week ago a two-minute film called " Say no to spec"  was released and it's become a viral sensation. The film called into question the common advertising industry practice of creating free "speculative creative" work to win clients in the bidding or "new business" process. The film has amassed over 1.5 million views... »

Company 3’s Tyler Roth Colors Star Wars Campaign for Walmart

November 17, 2015 | By
Company 3’s Tyler Roth Colors <em>Star Wars</em> Campaign for Walmart

Company 3 senior colorist Tyler Roth provided color grading for Walmart's multi-spot Star Wars campaign via The Martin Agency. Encompassing 12 vignettes for broadcast and web ranging from 15-30 seconds, as well as a :60 anthem spot for cinemas, the campaign shows parents introducing their Star Wars fandom to a new generation. The anthem... »

Flavor Los Angeles Hires Jason Cook as Staff Creative Director

November 16, 2015 | By
Flavor Los Angeles Hires Jason Cook as Staff Creative Director

L.A.-based production studio Flavor announced that it has hired Jason Cook as creative director. »

Almost Gold Opens Its Doors in Chicago

November 11, 2015 | By
Almost Gold Opens Its Doors in Chicago

Creative director Linas Jodwalis has staked a claim with Almost Gold, a new design-driven production studio featuring director Matthew Egan and Tom Leonard as executive producer. The Chicago-based shop is positioning itself to provide concept-to-completion creativity for the advertising and entertainment industries. »

Iron Claw Hires Executive Producer Brian Butcher

November 6, 2015 | By
Iron Claw Hires Executive Producer Brian Butcher

Los Angeles-based production studio Iron Claw has hired Brian Butcher as executive producer. An Emmy-nominated producer with more than a decade of experience across a range of media, Butcher will work closely with founder/executive creative director Sean Koriakin in building the company's repertoire of work in commercials, main titles, video games, broadcast and experience... »

Durable Goods Targets Underage Drunk Driving in New Ad Council PSA

November 5, 2015 | By
Durable Goods Targets Underage Drunk Driving in New Ad Council PSA

Production and branded content company Durable Goods recently completed “Ultimate Party Foul,” a PSA warning teens of the dangers of drinking and driving for the Ad Council and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Working closely with ad agency Merkley and Partners, Durable Goods director René Villar-Rios shot the spot entirely on iPhones to... »

Animated Storyboards Delivers New Spot for Camimex

November 5, 2015 | By
Animated Storyboards Delivers New Spot for Camimex

Los Angeles-based animatics shop Animated Storyboards recently delivered an animated 60-second spot called "Cineminuto" for Camimex via ad agency Y&R Mexico. The spot aims to educate Mexican citizens on the wide community impact of the mining industry, taking a full circle viewpoint of how minerals being mined underground are the true foundation of nearly... »

Motel 6 Transformed In VFX-Intensive Spot From King and Country

November 4, 2015 | By
Motel 6 Transformed In VFX-Intensive Spot From King and Country

Santa Monica-based production company King & Country (K&C) recently produced a :30 TV commercial for Motel 6 and ad agency The Richards Group. The VFX-heavy spot, entitled “Room to Room,” highlights Motel 6’s nationwide renovations through a seamless room-to-room journey. »

Video of the Day: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Live Action Trailer

November 3, 2015 | By
Video of the Day: Call of Duty: Black Ops III Live Action Trailer

Activision premiered a new trailer for its upcoming video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops III” during Sunday’s football games. »

Director Ivan Grbovic Creates Action Spot for RSM’s Global Rebranding Campaign

November 2, 2015 | By
Director Ivan Grbovic Creates Action Spot for RSM’s Global Rebranding Campaign

Cap Gun Collective director Ivan Grbovic recently delivered a 60-second spot entitled "The Gauntlet " for a new commercial campaign for tax consultancy RSM via agency Luquire George Andrews (LGA). »

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