Talking hues with Company 3 Senior Colorist Tyler Roth

5+   One of Chicago’s busiest color pros looks ahead while remembering the past       As a Senior Colorist at Company 3, Tyler Roth operates in a spectrum that literally runs as wide as the eye can see. Mixing pixels of red, green, and blue at different levels of brightness and saturation, he’s … Continue reading “Talking hues with Company 3 Senior Colorist Tyler Roth”

Company 3 relocates to 515 N. State

5+ The Chicago office of Company 3 has relocated to the 26th floor of 515 N. State, where it will operate from the same building that houses Cutters Studios. “We are very happy about this new location,” says CEO Stefan Sonnenfeld. “We fully intend to continue serving this very important region with Tyler (Roth) as … Continue reading “Company 3 relocates to 515 N. State”

Four new, five promoted at Beast, Company 3, Method

LA-based Deluxe Entertainment’s Chicago Studio of Beast editorial, Company 3 color grading and Method Studios visual effects group located in the Tribune Tower, added four to bring the total staff number to 28.

The new additions are VFX producer Matthew Engel joining from Method Studios in New York, designers Matt Fultz, who’d been freelancing at local post houses, Tobias Mattner, from Leviathan, and Company 3 color assistant Zachary Korpi, from color intern at The Mill.

p3 mediaworks generates studio quality content remotely

5+ Men’s skin care company, Tiege Hanley continues to make life less complicated, most recently teaming up with local video agency p3 mediaworks to rethink the filmmaking process; producing a video ad using a fully remote production approach.  p3’s creative concept, promoting Tiege Hanley’s uncomplicated men’s skin care and grooming brand, embraces the current remote conditions of the world as … Continue reading “p3 mediaworks generates studio quality content remotely”

BCBS commits $3 Billion to members and first responders

2+ The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) announced that the network of 36 independent and locally-operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Federal Employee Program (FEP), have committed nearly $3 billion to date in support of members, health care workers and local communities to aid in the ongoing fight … Continue reading “BCBS commits $3 Billion to members and first responders”

Second City Stage Manager Craig Taylor passes at 63

3+ “I guess I learned how to take the lights out at the right moment. You just have to always be looking for the right end.” –Craig Taylor Not all of Second City’s stars appeared on stage. Some of the biggest ones were behind the scenes. This past weekend, Second City announced that longtime stage manager, … Continue reading “Second City Stage Manager Craig Taylor passes at 63”

Chicago production company re-brands as Hike Creative

3+ Chicago’s Third Wheel started the New Year by rebranding as Hike Creative. Founded in 2012 by Chicago producer Megan St. John, the company remains focused on video production while the updated name and brand sharpens its vision. Third Wheel’s portfolio spanned commercial work as well as narrative films and web series, but Hike will … Continue reading “Chicago production company re-brands as Hike Creative”

The eighth annual 3% Conference

7+ Every year, the annual 3% Conference transforms a highly professional agenda into a warm and spontaneous vibe. Inspired to change the fact that only 3% of agency creative directors were women at the time of its founding, the event offers a two-day program of panels, experts, and workshops that dives deep into the intricacies … Continue reading “The eighth annual 3% Conference”

Chicago-made ‘Trained’ rolls into 33 million homes

4+ Yuri Rutman’s guerilla-filmed, psychoerotic short begins streaming tomorrow on ShortsTV Kiev-born, Chicago-raised, LA-based filmmaker Yuri Rutman endured 48 hours of the Windy City winter to make a film that becomes available for streaming in 33 million homes tomorrow. His 18-minute short, Trained, is a love story like no other. Offering a glimpse into the … Continue reading “Chicago-made ‘Trained’ rolls into 33 million homes”

mcgarry creates instant classic with new P3 campaign

3+ ‘3 PM Slump’ delivers the kind of quick humor that is destined for internet memehood Office workers succumb to a corporate form of zombification in Slump, a new spot by mcgarrybowen for P3 Portable Protein Packs. Stricken by the energy sapping late afternoon, they drop like dominoes in the elevator, at their desks, and … Continue reading “mcgarry creates instant classic with new P3 campaign”

Throwback Thursday: First 2003 Tourism spot airs

3+ More stories from the keyboard of founder Ruth L. Ratny as she reports on an IL Tourism spot from BBDO and Arturo Cubacub and more   Chicago – May, 2003 – Illinois Tourism’s first commercial of 2003 from BBDO directed by Dennis Manarchy shows off seven tourist “must see” destinations, from the Magnificent Mile … Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: First 2003 Tourism spot airs”

3% Movement: brand purpose will win Super Bowl

2+ Together with Sprinklr, Twitter, and Papa John’s, the 3% Movement encourages fans to track purpose-driven campaigns by using the hashtag #3percentsb In its sixth year of generating real-time feedback to Big Game ads, The 3% Movement is now setting out to capture what that feedback suggests about brand purpose. Using sophisticated data analytics in … Continue reading “3% Movement: brand purpose will win Super Bowl”

The 3% Conference rises in Chicago

7+ Expert speakers, engaging activities, and sensational presentations helped to guide 1,300 industry attendees onto the same important long-term group project   Besides being informative, last month’s 3% Conference at Navy Pier was enlightening, collaborative, optimistic, intense, cosmopolitan, introspective, touching, intimate, raunchy, and hilarious. And that was just during the final few hours of the … Continue reading “The 3% Conference rises in Chicago”

Click 3X adds Senior Colorist Fred Keller

2+ The film and commercial vet will relocate from Chicago, where he was a mainstay at Filmworkers Club (New York — 24 September 2018) Senior Colorist Fred Keller is heading home; the veteran post production artist, a mainstay of the color scene in Chicago for the past dozen years, is going back to New York … Continue reading “Click 3X adds Senior Colorist Fred Keller”

“Milwaukee 53206” helps secure Wisconsin man’s parole

7+ “This era of mass incarceration is having a crushing impact on our neighborhoods.” Director Keith McQuirter   Last week, action inspired by the documentary Milwaukee 53206 helped unite a family that had been separated for more than two decades. It came by way of a yearlong social justice impact campaign that encouraged Wisconsin authorities … Continue reading ““Milwaukee 53206” helps secure Wisconsin man’s parole”