Explore Media adds two new directors

4+ A pair of LA-based pros with wide-ranging commercial and film experience join the busy Chicago shop (Chicago — 24 October 2018) Explore Media, a commercial production company with headquarters in downtown Chicago, has announced the addition of Directors Dinh Thai and Christian Clark to its expanding roster. “We’re very excited to join forces with … Continue reading “Explore Media adds two new directors”

Explore Media’s new frontier

8+ Explore Media has covered a lot of terrain over the past fifteen years. Besides completing hundreds of jobs in locations throughout the United States from its original office in South Bend, the production and post company expanded to Chicago last month. Along the way, it has added a sizable number of awards to its … Continue reading “Explore Media’s new frontier”

Explore Media names Seth Deahl Executive Producer

5+ Deahl brings 15 years of experience producing commercials to leadership role as company expands Chicago offices Explore Media, a full-service HD video production company focused on creating commercials and digital content, is thrilled to announce that Seth Deahl has been named Executive Producer. Deahl brings over 14 years of successful experience producing acclaimed commercial … Continue reading “Explore Media names Seth Deahl Executive Producer”

Explore Media produces latest Go RVing broadcast ad

3+ Explore Media highlighted the boost that recreational vehicles give to tailgate parties in a new spot for GoRVing.com, an online resource for travel ideas, news and RV dealer information. The 30-second Home Field Advantage combines rapid-fire shots of food, friends and fun with smart footage of an extra large ride to showcase the great … Continue reading “Explore Media produces latest Go RVing broadcast ad”

Explore Media-produced spot goes viral

8+ Explore Media told a classic American tale in a fifteen-second spot that took less than a month to go viral. “The Ultimate Trade-Proof Snack” for GoGo squeeZ — featuring a cast of preteen grade-schoolers and absolutely no dialogue — has racked up 6.7 million views since debuting in mid-July. Together with the corresponding 30-second … Continue reading “Explore Media-produced spot goes viral”

Explore creates humor & suspense for new Go RVing spot

3+ With a tough week behind us, and possibly some tougher days ahead, we figured no better time than now to spread a little sunshine, by going behind the scenes of Explore’s outdoor vs. indoor comedy spot, “Stubborn Camper.” Chicago production company Explore created wind and rain to go along with the humor and suspense … Continue reading “Explore creates humor & suspense for new Go RVing spot”

WTTW explores impact of gun violence in ‘Firsthand’

4+ Documentary series, reported Stories, expert talks, and community engagement launches Tuesday, November 12, at wttw.com/firsthand The number of victims of Chicago’s gun violence may fluctuate, but the psychological trauma in many neighborhoods is constant. How do wounded communities heal? In a new multi-platform initiative titled, Firsthand: Gun Violence, WTTW explores the personal, firsthand perspectives … Continue reading “WTTW explores impact of gun violence in ‘Firsthand’”

Late summer media wrap

2+ IL Film Tax Credit “Avengers: Endgame” Metallica “Skippers” “Solstice” SG + Partners in the news   Film Tax Credit extended til 2026 Governor JB Pritzker signed a bill extending the revenue-generating Illinois Film Tax credit until 2026. Officially known as Illinois Senate Bill 1981, the “Film Production Services Tax Credit Act of 2008” offers … Continue reading “Late summer media wrap”

‘HOOPS’ explores a world of emotional geography

2+ A filmmaking collective deconstructs traditional narratives with a diverse mini-series of cross-cultural shorts A group of 17 emerging Midwestern filmmakers explore friendship, loss, community, and displacement in an upcoming anthological mini-series of cross-cultural shorts called HOOPS. Produced by Kelechi Agwuncha, the stories follow separate but interwoven narratives that “meditate on how these ideas evolve … Continue reading “‘HOOPS’ explores a world of emotional geography”

Laughlin Constable, Byrider explore the power of ‘If’

2+ Laughlin Constable and RW2 Productions’ directors Lyndon and Lindsey Wade help rebrand auto financier Byride with new campaign Sobering but true fact about this “booming” economy that we are living in – 78 percent of American workers live paycheck to paycheck. So, what does that mean driving wise? Well, investing in a comfortable, reliable … Continue reading “Laughlin Constable, Byrider explore the power of ‘If’”

WTTW explores Chicago art and design history

3+ New four-part series expores the 1893 Columbian Exposition, Black Metropolis of Art, adverting and outdoor murals (Chicago — 18 September 2018) WTTW, as a part of the yearlong Art Design Chicago initiative, is developing a new four-part documentary series and website in partnership with the Terra Foundation for American Art. ART & DESIGN IN … Continue reading “WTTW explores Chicago art and design history”

Digital Media Fund awards $100k to Chicago artists

3+ Voqal Fund and Chicago Filmmakers’ Chicago Digital Media Production Fund presents a Showcase of Groundbreaking Projects from 2018 (Chicago — 8 August 2018) Voqal Fund and Chicago Filmmakers are pleased to announce the nine new grantees receiving funding from the 2018 Chicago Digital Media Production Fund. In 2018, the Production Fund awarded a total … Continue reading “Digital Media Fund awards $100k to Chicago artists”

Versa Media’s “Cerebral” to premiere at SeriesFest

4+ The supernatural anthology series is one of 13 pilots accepted to premiere at the festival known as the “Sundance for TV” (Chicago — 6 June 2018) Versa Media, a North American production house designed for a disruptive age, today announces that its brand new series Cerebral will make its international debut at SeriesFest at … Continue reading “Versa Media’s “Cerebral” to premiere at SeriesFest”

Chicago premiere of the International Media Mixer

4+ The Chicago Film Archives will host a cross-cultural evening of film and music at Millennium Park on July 17   (Chicago — 21 May 2018) The US premiere of Chicago Film Archives new International Media Mixer project will take place on July 17, 2018 as part of the Millennium Park Summer Film Series produced … Continue reading “Chicago premiere of the International Media Mixer”