0 The Mill announced several new appointments within its global colour team. Across the globe, The Mill now has 11 Colourists, all of which have a distinct and unique style and are made available to creative partners globally via The Mill’s remote grading setup. ALSO READ: Liz Roche appointed to GM and CSO of Havas … Continue reading “The Mill announces new appointments globally”
1+ The Mill has announced the launch of its virtual production tool, Mill Scout, the global studio’s latest IP, targeted at Directors and Creatives for on-set use. Mill Scout is an Augmented Reality (AR) application for smartphones and tablets that can help Directors, Creatives and Visual Effects Supervisors visualize CGI characters and objects live on-set, … Continue reading “The Mill launches augmented reality app, Mill Scout”
1+ Creatively developed in partnership with EA SPORTS and produced entirely under COVID-19 restrictions. EA SPORTS has launched a new adrenaline fueled brand film in collaboration with The Mill. Explore the powerful feelings evoked by football — from the emotional charge of 60,000 fans singing your name, to those heart-pounding seconds at the penalty spot. … Continue reading “The Mill teams up with EA SPORTS on ‘Feel Next Level’”
1+ The Mill announced today the promotion of several key creatives within its Chicago Studio. In a restructure and bolstering of the studio’s creative offering, several new appointments have been made including the hire of Bradon Webb and the promotion of Adam Carroll to Creative Directors. They join the existing creative leadership team of Udesh … Continue reading “The Mill has New Creative Leadership Team in Chicago”
2+ The Mill announced today it is bolstering its global directorial roster with two new signings; Ben Hansford and Rogier Schalken. The Mill’s Executive Director Steve Venning comments, ‘We’re constantly striving to find talent, the kind of people that can ideate and collaborate with our clients and genuinely bring something new and different to The … Continue reading “The Mill signs directors Ben Hansford & Rogier Schalken”
3+ Production company and sustainable mattress brand join forces to publish ‘The Little Blue Planet,’ a children’s book about the importance of sustainability Production studio The Mill and Avocado Green Mattress have partnered over a shared commitment to sustainability to develop a children’s book called The Little Blue Planet. With the aim of educating children … Continue reading “The Mill, Avocado teach kids about sustainability”
6+ “Force to be reckoned with” brings industry expertise and relationship-building finesse to full-service production studio The Mill announced today that Jenny Lumpkin has joined their Chicago studio as Executive Producer. Lumpkin arrives at The Mill after spending the last seven years at Quriosity Productions, a Chicago-based production company. As Senior Producer, she developed Quriosity’s … Continue reading “The Mill Chicago welcomes new EP Jenny Lumpkin”
3+ The studio’s Experiential & Interactive team appoints Will Adams Creative Director and moves Sally Reynolds up to Associate Creative Director The Mill has announced the promotion of Will Adams and Sally Reynolds to Creative Director and Associate Creative Director. Throughout his career, Will Adams has blurred the line between code and design. With a … Continue reading “The Mill NY promotes new media creative talent”
1+ Chicago studio appoints Erica Hilbert as Managing Director and Tracey Khan as Head of Production The Mill’s Chicago Studio announced today that Erica Hilbert will be taking on the role of Managing Director and Tracey Khan will be stepping into the role of Head of Production. The two senior appointments will work closely to … Continue reading “New appointments at The Mill Chicago”
2+ The studio’s latest IP is a game-changer representing the future of character animation Creative technology and VFX studio The Mill today launched a groundbreaking new virtual production system, Mill Mascot. The system, developed by The Mill to address the ever-growing client needs for fast and intelligent characters, enables broadcast quality CG characters that are … Continue reading “The Mill launches Mill Mascot animation system”
3+ Erica Hilbert is now Head of Production and Blake Nickle is Executive Producer at The Mill’s Chicago office The Mill is thrilled to appoint a new Head of Production and an Executive Producer to further bolster the growing production team at their Chicago studio. Newly appointed as Head of Production, Erica Hilbert has already … Continue reading “The Mill promotes Erica Hilbert, hires Blake Nickle”
5+ With experience on brands likes Gatorade, State Farm, and Bud Light, the former Beast GM will focus on “relationships” and “top-tier creative.” (Chicago — 7 August 2018) The Mill is thrilled to announce the addition of Peter Hullinger as Executive Producer. Hullinger has been active in the advertising space for nearly two decades. … Continue reading “The Mill Chicago hires Peter Hullinger as Exec Producer”
2+ With experience ranging from Adidas to Radiohead, the formerly London-based huemaster is part of the VFX and creative content studio’s continued expansion (Chicago — 26 July 2018) – Oisin O’Driscoll joins Chicago’s expanding colour team from The Mill London where he crafted a highly impressive body of work since joining in 2014. O’Driscoll — … Continue reading “Colourist Oisin O’Driscoll joins The Mill Chicago”
3+ The Mill Chicago announces new Managing Director and Creative Leadership The Mill has appointed three new leadership roles to its Chicago studio. Carl Phillips will serve as Managing Director, Andrew Doman as Deputy Managing Director, and Jay Bandlish as Executive Creative Director. Phillips joined The Mill in Chicago as Head of … Continue reading “New leadership for The Mill in Chicago”
7+ Live action director and VFX supervisor Ergin Kuke joins The Mill+ Chicago Ergin Kuke will soon begin working his LA-honed, box office savvy as Creative Director for The Mill+ Chicago, according to a press release issued today. Kuke has notched an expansive variety of experience since relocating to the States from his … Continue reading “The Mill, Burrell, Cow Lamp, Obamas, Wakanda news”
2+ Cutters Detroit promotes Grosjean Executive Producer Mary Connolly and Managing Director Kurt Kulas announced last week that Cutters Studios Detroit office has promoted Justin Grosjean to editor. Grosjean first joined the company four years ago as an intern. However, he was already in the global spotlight for creative production. In 2012, Justin and his … Continue reading “Cutters, The Mill, The After Party in the news”
The Mill is expanding in the Midwest with a collaboration with Detroit’s full-service Hudson Edit, allowing their clients to share connected projects for color, visual effects and other services.
“Our involvement,” says Jared Yeater, The Mill’s Chicago managing director, “offers Hudson Edit’s Detroit clients access to The Mill color, visual effects, animation and design services, available across its Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and London studios.”
The Mill Chicago continues to expand its local staff with the addition of a creative director originally from the Mill London and a senior producer and bolster it with three promotions.
The new creative director is Jay Bandlish, originally from the Mill London and Cameron Spencer, who’s enjoyed a 15-year career as a visual effects supervisor. Since arriving in Chicago he’s worked on Energy BBDO’s first spot for LG, “World of Play,” with action movie star Jason Statham, directed by Fredrik Bond, and a State Farm/DDB “Mustangs” spot directed by Jim Jenkins.
BRIAN SMEGO HAS MOVED from the agency side to production in the newly created position of executive producer at The Mill+, the creative content studio of the international visual effects company’s Chicago branch.
A 20-year agency veteran, Smego made the transition last Monday after nine years as Y&R’s SVP/director of integrated production.
FCB / Chicago and The Mill today released a fully immersive VR 360-degree experience on YouTube 360 for client Jack Daniel Distillery on the 150th anniversary of America’s oldest distillery.
“This new technology is a way for us to celebrate the Jack Daniel Distillery with fans everywhere and to give them a better perspective of the care that goes into making Jack Daniel’s here in the Tennessee Valley,” notes Master Distiller Jeff Arnett.