Media Burn offers startling history lesson in ‘Ghosts’

2+ ‘Ghosts in the Machine’ is a highlight reel of culture and history that leaves viewers with a profound vision of truth Ghosts in the Machine is a 65-minute mosaic of American video clips from the 1970s to the present. Created by four filmmakers using material from Media Burn Archive, the work is a meticulous … Continue reading “Media Burn offers startling history lesson in ‘Ghosts’”

Media Burn reco’d for $15K “Art Works” grant from NEA

10+ Last week, Chicago audiovisual preservation organization Media Burn Archives was recommended for a $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts “Art Works” program. According to the NEA’s website, Art Works is a “principal arts program” that supports engagement, education, and integration of the arts “into the fabric of community life.” Media Burn … Continue reading “Media Burn reco’d for $15K “Art Works” grant from NEA”

Media Burn turns up the heat with new Cinedeck ZX

Chicago-based video conversion and archiving company Media Burn substantially increased its output capabilities with the recent addition of a Cinedeck ZX.

Recognized around the world for its expertise in converting virtually any type of videotape into digital format, the nonprofit essentially quadrupled the speed and quantity of its services overnight by acquiring the new technology, which was made possible by a handful of donors.

TV pioneer’s invaluable Media Burn TV archives at 10

The concept behind TV pioneer Tom Weinberg’s Media Burn Archive was simply to preserve independently produced videos. “What we’ve been doing for the past 40 years matters,” he explains. “If we don’t save videos as a view into the cultural past, no one will ever see it.”

Over the past 10 years, the nonprofit organization has collected, restored and digitized more than 7,000 such videos from a variety of non-digital sources.

MBC to screen Media Burn’s rare Studs Terkel shows

Among the achievements of four-time Emmy winner, video activist and documentarian Tom Weinberg is his massive Media Burn Independent Video Archive, which boasts the largest collection anywhere of Studs Terkel video.

Media Burn has been curating the Terkel Film and Video Festival, an ongoing series of screenings in celebration of the late author, actor and radio/TV host’s 100th birthday this year.

Viola Davis narrates Leo Burnett’s first work for BOA

1+ Created by Leo Burnett in partnership with Groupe Connect—Leo Burnett’s first work for Bank of America—this spot is a lesson in how creative decisions can work in service of the message it imparts. The spot shows familiar sights throughout American households and neighborhoods, as the sound of string instruments swells behind a powerful statement. … Continue reading “Viola Davis narrates Leo Burnett’s first work for BOA”

Burnett wins Agency of the Year from AAA

1+ Congratulations to our friends at Leo Burnett and mcgarrybowen. Each agency took home three Gold statues from the American Advertising Awards which were announced April 28 virtually. Oh, and the agency at 35 West Wacker also took home “Agency of the Year.” Well done. Both agencies also took home awards in the “Best of” … Continue reading “Burnett wins Agency of the Year from AAA”

Burnett’s Wingstop OOH campaign is very human

3+ Leo Burnett and Wingstop have taken a new approach to OOH ads with limited-edition streetwear. That’s right the billboards are people and it’s a pretty dope campaign. According to Wingstop’s CMO, Christina Clarke, fans are the best in the QSR category. So, Burnett helped give them the chance to really show how much they … Continue reading “Burnett’s Wingstop OOH campaign is very human”

Serta, Leo Burnett and ICF want you to “stay home, send beds”

2+ As COVID-19 continues to spread through communities, health care workers struggle to provide resources from their patients and themselves. In addition to last week’s announcement of a 10,000-bed commitment to the state of New York, Serta Simmons Bedding in collaboration with ICF Leo Burnett, has launched, “Stay Home, Send Beds.” The Institute for Health … Continue reading “Serta, Leo Burnett and ICF want you to “stay home, send beds””

Trans Lifeline, Burnett address isolation crisis

2+ As we all isolate ourselves for COVID-19 quarantines, it’s opened up the discussion about what a lack of community and connection can do to our mental health. But what if the communities that make us feel seen and safe were less visible to begin with? In 2019, only 4% of the general U.S. population said … Continue reading “Trans Lifeline, Burnett address isolation crisis”

Media Archives pays tribute to Director Stuart Gordon

1+ Stuart Gordon has died. In most of the obituaries you will read, he will be largely (and justifiably) remembered for his film work. He came out of the gate with a classic in Re-Animator (1985), which was the first of many features he made for Charles Band’s Empire Pictures (rebranded as Full Moon Entertainment).  If none … Continue reading “Media Archives pays tribute to Director Stuart Gordon”

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”

Leo Burnett president Emma Montogomery steps down

1+ Musical executive chairs continues in Chicago. Ad Age is reporting that Leo Burnett Chicago president and chief strategy officer, Emma Montgomery, has resigned from her post. She leaves approximately four months after U.S. Chief Creative Officer Britt Nolan departed for DDB North America. “We are so thankful for Emma’s leadership and contributions and wish … Continue reading “Leo Burnett president Emma Montogomery steps down”