New Normal: multitasking at The Colonie

7+ Editor’s Note: The world changed right before our very eyes. We now work, live, exercise and entertain ourselves in our homes. This is the new normal. In this new on-going series, we check in on ad agencies, production companies, post-houses, and anyone else who wants to talk about their personal experiences during this coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. … Continue reading “New Normal: multitasking at The Colonie”

REEL WOMEN: Mary Caddy Partner at The Colonie

4+ Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2020 Reel Women During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Get ready. Mary graduated from The School of The Art … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Mary Caddy Partner at The Colonie”

The Colonie’s Keith Kristinat edits ‘Two Dum Micks’

6+ Two Dum Micks — an offbeat comedic short film, written, directed, and produced by D.B. Sweeney and edited by Keith Kristinat at The Colonie – is sweeping the festival circuit with over two dozen first-place awards to date. The story follows Mikey and Mick, played by Sean Astin and Sweeney, a pair of down-and-out … Continue reading “The Colonie’s Keith Kristinat edits ‘Two Dum Micks’”

Colorist Jennifer Gaida makes The Colonie a one-stop shop

5+ The Colonie continues to grow its roster of talent and services with the addition of Colorist Jennifer Gaida. The hiring of the creative and technically savvy talent marks the launch of the Chicago-based company’s new color grading division, rounding out the one-stop editing, design, and postproduction boutique’s full-roster of high-end services and talent. Gaida … Continue reading “Colorist Jennifer Gaida makes The Colonie a one-stop shop”

The Colonie wins a pair of Tellys for Porsche campaign

1+ The Chicago shop’s Social Media Division takes silvers for ‘Use of the Vertical Format’ and ‘Creative Editing’ The Colonie’s work on the Porsche vertical advertising campaign, Curves, was recognized by this year’s Telly Awards with silver wins in the Social Media category for ‘Use of the Vertical Format’ as well as ‘Editing.’ The Chicago-based … Continue reading “The Colonie wins a pair of Tellys for Porsche campaign”

The Colonie hires artist/designer Ashley Lee

4+ Former UNLTD. creative brings agency chops to expanding and “formidable” department offerings The Colonie has added Motion Designer and 3D Artist Ashley Lee to its full-service editorial and postproduction staff. Before becoming a part of The Colonie’s expanding Motion Design Department, Lee spent two years animating and crafting content for a variety of online … Continue reading “The Colonie hires artist/designer Ashley Lee”

The Colonie scores a pair of nods on AICP Shortlist

4+ Chicago shop makes the cut with a Porsche spot and a Taylor Bennett music video The Colonie is on the AICP Post Awards’ Shortlist with two of the company’s projects receiving nominations for exceptional work. Editor and Social Media Director Jimmy Helm and Creative Director Jennifer Moody received a nomination in the New Media: … Continue reading “The Colonie scores a pair of nods on AICP Shortlist”

The Colonie adds three assistant editors

3+ Priscilla Perez, Lexi Midkiff, and Lindsey Fisher help meet demand at the growing editorial and post company Postproduction boutique The Colonie has announced the addition of assistant editors Priscilla Perez, Lexi Midkiff and assistant editor / assistant motion graphic designer Lindsey Fisher to its full-service editorial staff. Along with the expansion of its editing … Continue reading “The Colonie adds three assistant editors”

The Colonie gets happy with Advocate campaign

7+ Editor Tom Pastorelle cut a trio of Advocate Aurora Health spots created by MERGE and set to the theme song from The Partridge Family The Colonie editor Tom Pastorelle recently partnered with MERGE on a broadcast and web campaign for Advocate Aurora Health, one of the largest not-for-profit integrated health systems in the country. … Continue reading “The Colonie gets happy with Advocate campaign”

Graham Chapman promoted to Editor at The Colonie

7+ Talented “game-changer” has spent the past five years growing within the Chicago company’s ranks The Colonie has announced that Graham Chapman has been promoted to editor, continuing the Chicago-based postproduction company’s long tradition of nurturing extraordinary young talent and developing its next generation of editors from within. Chapman joined The Colonie in 2013 as … Continue reading “Graham Chapman promoted to Editor at The Colonie”

The Colonie’s Nathan Rodgers cuts Towkio’s “Symphony”

2+ The editor bringing his range of skillsets to every phase of the Chicago rapper’s music video   The Colonie’s Nathan Rodgers recently helped set the pace for Chicago rapper Towkio’s music video, “Symphony,” a new single dropped from the artist’s debut album, WWW.   The production gave the editor an opportunity to bring a … Continue reading “The Colonie’s Nathan Rodgers cuts Towkio’s “Symphony””

Yearlong spike in business fuels expansion at The Colonie

11+ The Colonie has promoted and hired several employees to accommodate a surge in broadcast and social media work that began in 2017, according to a press release issued today. “There’s been an increase in commercial and social media projects, as well as integrated broadcast and online campaigns,” explains Mary Caddy, Executive Producer and Partner. … Continue reading “Yearlong spike in business fuels expansion at The Colonie”

Editor Keith Kristinat part of The Colonie’s expansion

Keith Kristinat joined The Colonie Monday as its sixth editor, after five-and-a-half months at the late Red Car Chicago, bringing strong agency relationships and a reel that includes Nintendo, Kellogg’s, Allstate and American Family Insurance.

The Colonie co-founder Bob Ackerman says that increasing business necessitated another editor and they were especially pleased to add Kristinat.

Senior Designer Jennifer Moody joins The Colonie

Boutique editorial and post studio The Colonie has been growing its graphics capabilities in response for increasing requests from agency clients for design work. 

To that end, it hired senior motion graphic designer Jennifer Moody, who most recently was a senior designer at now-defunct Foundation Chicago.

The Colonie’s big Hallmark/Burnett spot package

THE COLONIE’S BOB ACKERMAN edited a Joe Pytka-directed 11 spot mixed media package of Hallmark spots, with a sound track backed by the Grammy winner John Mayer’s song, “Say,” for Leo Burnett.

In the package were 15-second value spots, two 30s, a long-format, 1:45 spot for the Hallmark Hall of Fame, and spots comprised of the 15s for the web.

“The nice thing about Hallmark is that, contrary to trends, they still concentrate on storytelling to elevate their brand,” says Ackerman, who has edited Hallmark commercials for the past seven years.

Former Avenue Edit clan forms The Colonie

Although it isn’t officially open for business, commercial work has been pouring into The Colonie, the new editing house formed by three Avenue Edit veterans in mid-October.

The Grand Opening party will rock in January, when staffing and facility is completed, said editor Brian Sepanik, equal partner with executive producer Mary Caddy and editor Bob Ackerman.

The Colonie’s staff of 10 occupies 4,000-sq. ft. of newly modeled space “that we are 100% happy with,” noted Sepanik.

Whitehouse, Cutters, Colonie entrants win Kuleshov

4+ “Eerie explosive work” and “lovely animated sequences” reinforce the competition’s unique creative tradition   AICP’s annual Camp Kuleshov trailer competition announced the 2018 winners for its Chicago component during an event at Rock Bottom Brewery on Tuesday night. Named in honor of legendary Russian editor Lev Vladimirovich Kuleshov, Camp Kuleshov celebrates “storytelling through movie … Continue reading “Whitehouse, Cutters, Colonie entrants win Kuleshov”