Lovecraft gets the unimaginable from Framestore

1+ Behind the Scenes: Lovecraft Country calls on the visionaries of Framestore to bring to life all the creatures and mythos that would need to be realized. When the team adapting Matt Ruff’s Lovecraft Country for television started to take stock of all the creatures and mythos from the works of Lovecraft that would need … Continue reading “Lovecraft gets the unimaginable from Framestore”

Framestore Chicago hires four new artists

6+ Framestore Chicago continues to grow in its third year with the addition of four artists to the team. The office has welcomed Senior Nuke / Flame Artist Ruairi Twohig, Nuke Compositor Jon Rogala, Junior Compositor Isaac Spiegel, and Junior Designer Alma Kim.   Ruairi Twohig Twohig joins from MPC in New York, where he … Continue reading “Framestore Chicago hires four new artists”

Framestore brings on former EP David Michaels

4+ Framestore has hired David Michaels as its new director of production and business development in Chicago. David will be working across integrated advertising. With a decade of global VFX and post-production experience, David joins Framestore after five years at Smoke & Mirrors where he was an Executive Producer, initially in the company’s New York … Continue reading “Framestore brings on former EP David Michaels”

Interview with Framestore President James Razzall

5+ “There are very few companies that straddle feature, VFX, television, immersive entertainment and brand work as comprehensively as Framestore.” James Razzall James Razzall joined Framestore’s London office in 2000, helped found the New York office in 2004, and moved to LA in 2013 to start the office at the very heart of visual media … Continue reading “Interview with Framestore President James Razzall”

Framestore’s Chicago office, a year after the launch

5+ With a growing client portfolio and a staff that includes “scientists, mathematicians, developers and engineers,” the Windy City outpost of the global company makes a dazzling Midwestern impression In the year since Framestore opened its Chicago office with a launch party at the Adler Planetarium last September, the company has more than lived up … Continue reading “Framestore’s Chicago office, a year after the launch”

Framestore to host “An Evening #InColour”

5+ Do you perceive colour the same way that everyone else does? Why do we perceive more variations of green than any other colour?     (Chicago — 30 May 2018) Framestore Chicago announced plans to host an “An Evening #InColour” at its Greektown space on June 7. The informative and communal occasion will include … Continue reading “Framestore to host “An Evening #InColour””

Framestore, Music Box, “Anne and Andy,” and more

6+ John Ridley Transforms Beer City into Film City According to Deadline, Oscar-winner John Ridley will team up with Milwaukee film organizations and studios to transform a former 40,000 square-foot Pabst Brewery into No Studios.   Ridley brings his depth of experience and history of excellence to Milwaukee. He has written, directed, and produced dozens … Continue reading “Framestore, Music Box, “Anne and Andy,” and more”

Framestore focuses on Chicago

8+ Framestore celebrated the launch of its Chicago office with hundreds of guests at the Adler Planetarium last Wednesday night. They ate, drank, and hobnobbed in the curving glass pyramid of the museum’s Sky Pavilion for hours. It was a hell of a bash, no doubt; but also a fitting introduction to the enthusiasm and … Continue reading “Framestore focuses on Chicago”

Not Edward, Edgar Scissorhands in Cadillac LYRIQ

1+ Cadillac’s electric future is illuminated with a “slice” of nostalgia from Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands universe, in a new commercial debuting in the fourth quarter of this year’s big game. The new spot, from Leo Burnett Detroit and directed by O Positive’s David Shane, stars Timothée Chalamet, as Edward Scissorhands’s son Edgar, and Winona … Continue reading “Not Edward, Edgar Scissorhands in Cadillac LYRIQ”

Leviathan adds to account & creative teams

1+ The principals of specialized creative agency Leviathan has announced the addition of Account Manager Meg Miller, Art Director Mackenzie Suben, and Designer Morgan Itterly. Prior to landing at Leviathan, Miller was a Digital Experience Project Manager at Gensler who specialized in integrating digital content into the architectural design process. Having earned her degree from the University … Continue reading “Leviathan adds to account & creative teams”

OKRP ‘Brings Back Joy’ in new Illinois Lottery campaign

0 A new campaign for the Illinois Lottery from its agency O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul (OKRP) stars a charming –  but somewhat flawed –  hamster who playfully demonstrates the real joy in gifting the Lottery’s holiday instant tickets. When not in his cage, Claude the Hamster exercises his love of scratching, leaving his scratch marks on all … Continue reading “OKRP ‘Brings Back Joy’ in new Illinois Lottery campaign”

Gov. Pritzker Launches ‘Healthy Holidays to You’

1+ With a new wave of COVID-19 sweeping the nation and concerning trends here in Illinois, Governor JB Pritzker launched a new awareness campaign. ‘Healthy Holidays to You’ created by O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul encourages residents to take safety precautions throughout the upcoming holiday season to protect themselves and their families — and ultimately save lives.  The … Continue reading “Gov. Pritzker Launches ‘Healthy Holidays to You’”

At Cinespace and beyond. Who’s working today.

5+ Over the past week it’s safe to say that the Illinois film community is doing their best to ensure that their employees are safe during this unfortunate time. In light of worldwide health concerns about the impact from the COVID-19 virus, many have postponed production until further notice. Starting Monday, Cinespace will close the … Continue reading “At Cinespace and beyond. Who’s working today.”

AICP Midwest lists all who are open for business

2+ Reel Chicago supports all efforts of those who are working, boots on the ground, to service their clients during these most difficult times. Below is a list of AICP Midwest members who are open for business, supplied by Lisa Massuer, AICP Midwest President. FROM AICP MIDWEST  Collectively, the National AICP community has been working … Continue reading “AICP Midwest lists all who are open for business”

Chris Franklin named AICP Post Awards Chair

3+ Matt Miller, President and CEO of AICP, announced that Chris Franklin, Owner/Editor at Big Sky Edit, will serve as the Chairperson of the 2020 AICP Post Awards. Franklin’s appointment marks the first time the association’s annual competition for excellence in the post production arts will adopt a chairperson structure for its judging panels and … Continue reading “Chris Franklin named AICP Post Awards Chair”

Leo Burnett creates Pokémon campaign for Nintendo

6+ Nintendo has debuted a launch film for its highly anticipated new Switch game, Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield. Working with Leo Burnett-Chicago and Framestore Pictures, service production company LS Productions took the high-profile VFX shoot to the Cotswolds. Directed by Murray Butler, the spot shows off Sword and Shield’s gameplay by manifesting the classic … Continue reading “Leo Burnett creates Pokémon campaign for Nintendo”

3% Conference touts ‘amazing’ 2019 lineup

2+ Authors, CEO’s and former NFL players among speakers scheduled for annual event at Navy Pier   The organization built on a commitment to women is looking for men. The 8th annual 3 Percent Conference — taking place this year on November 7-8 at Navy Pier — explains the gender bias on the front page … Continue reading “3% Conference touts ‘amazing’ 2019 lineup”

DDB celebrates State Farm commitment to doing good

7+ Chicago agency helps insurance company get laughs with Heimlich maneuvering, crosswalk assisting, and whale saving in ‘On The Board’ DDB created a flurry of humorous scenes to help State Farm generate laughs and spread kindness through On The Board, a new commercial highlighting the power of collective good. Tracking a pair of zealous co-workers … Continue reading “DDB celebrates State Farm commitment to doing good”

McDonald’s brings international flavor to U.S.

3+ New Worldwide Favorites campaign brings taste of Spain, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands to U.S.stores Ever wonder what McDonald’s menu is like around the world? C’mon of course you have. Well, now the fast food giant is allowing its customers to sample some of their global menu items. For real. Or as they say … Continue reading “McDonald’s brings international flavor to U.S.”

DDB, Miller Lite, Eric Andre play ‘The Cantroller’

2+ After you drink the beer inside, the Cantroller continues to operate your video games I’m suddenly reminded of the line Tim Robbins said in The Coen Brothers’ Hudsucker Proxy, “You know, for kids!” Okay, this “ludicrous” (DDB’s words in a press release, not ours) product innovation they’ve created for Miller Lite is definitely not … Continue reading “DDB, Miller Lite, Eric Andre play ‘The Cantroller’”