Optimus assistant editor Aaron Porzel won the Grand Prize for Editing at the 4th annual 2014 AICE Camp Kuleshov Chicago trailer editing contest. The presentation last Wednesday at The Attic @ American Junkie was attended by 150 guests.
The contest, exclusively for AICE
“Rodrigo Quintez,” the web series about a sloppy male children’s entertainer who wears a tight dirty pink rabbit costume, speaks in a bad Latino accent and kinda hates kids, has scored 2,000 and counting
Cameras rolled in June, 2013 at the World’s Biggest Block Party at Old St. Pat’s church in the West Loop, as doc makers Jamie Fleischel and Matt Leonard of Picture Show and their crew began shooting the first-ever documentary about the 158-year Catholic church.
“A WHIRLWIND” SEASON of production – starting with a rush of commercials, four primetime network TV series, along with corporate and webs – has meant steady work for Chicago’s nationally respected talent.
That four out of the six Chicago selections in the 9th New York TV Pilot Festival are comedies, shouldn’t be a surprise, since Chicago is the comedy capital of the world (slight exaggeration but acceptable). Several of them were created by
Key Code Media’s Chicago/Central Region branch, led by digital/new media products pro John Connelly, Sr., and now settled into own 6,000-sq. ft. building in Schaumburg, last week hired Brad Tohtz as a regional account manager.