Cutters, Mill, Optimus, Utopic among AICE Shortlisters

This is the first time that the 17-year-old AICE awards celebration has adopted a Shortlist format for its category finalists.

This is the first time that the 17-year-old AICE awards celebration has adopted a Shortlist format for its category finalists.

Rachelle Madden, VP, Post Production and Digital Production Affairs for AICP, has announced the Shortlist for this year’s AICE Awards for post production excellence.

“Our 2018 Shortlist is the result of hours of work by our judges,” says Madden. “We want to thank them all for their contributions and also salute all the editors and artists who’ve achieved Shortlist status … and we look forward to honoring the winners at the AICE Awards Show on May 10th.”

Chicago shops dominated the Best of Midwest category. Cutters’ Tom Brassil was listed for the Budweiser spot, One Last Ride. The Mill’s Luke Morrison got named for the Canadian Olympic Committee spot, Be Olympic. Craig Lewandowski made the cut for Southern Comfort’s The Spirit of New Orleans.

Optimus also scored a pair. Anthem, edited by Randy Palmer for the Chicago Blackhawks, was listed in the Broadcast Regional Campaign category. The Elizabeth De La Piedra edition of the Force Is Female series, edited by Lindsay Rynne for Nike, advanced in the Social Media Campaign category.

 
ONE LAST RIDE
EDITED BY CUTTERS’ TOM BRASSIL FOR BUDWEISER

 

BE OLYMPIC
COLOR GRADED BY THE MILLS’ LUKE MORRISON FOR THE CANADIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

 

 
THE SPIRIT OF NEW ORLEANS
EDITED BY UTOPIC’S CRAIG LEWANDOWSKI FOR SOUTHERN COMFORT

 

 
ANTHEM
EDITED BY OPTIMUS’ RANDY PALMER FOR THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS

 

 
THE FORCE IS FEMALE — ELIZABETH DE LA PIEDRA
EDITED BY OPTIMUS’ LINDSAY RYNNE FOR NIKE

 

Cutters earned a total of eight Shortlist entries, including Brassil’s for the Best of Midwest as well as the Docustyle categories. Ryan McGuire scored for Digital Content – Over 90 Seconds and Storytelling, both for Sony. Additional honors go to editors Grant Gustafson in Broadcast Regional Campaign for Blue Cross Blue Shield; Cameron Yergler in Cause Marketing for Academy Sports; Steve Bell in Online Campaign for Hallmark; and Aika Miyake and Brian Broeckleman in Under 50K for Bootstrap Villages.

Morrison was also listed for two Color Grading categories, one for 90 seconds and under, one for over 90 seconds.

The 2018 AICE Awards accepted entries in 18 categories for editing, and nine craft categories for audio mixing, sound design, color grading, graphic design, visual effects and original music composition.

The competition introduced new categories in the Editorial segment for work appearing as part of a Social Media Campaign and for the Integration of Licensed Music. Joining the Craft segment of the show was a new category for Licensed Soundtrack & Arrangement.

For the complete list, see below.

 
To contact Editor Dan Patton, email dan@reelchicago.com.

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