AICP Post Awards announces 2019 shortlist

Awards logo by The Colonie

Awards logo by The Colonie

Artists to be
honored at
2019 show
in Chicago’s
Navy Pier
on May 16th

AICP today released the Shortlist for the 2019 AICP Post Awards, which will be presented on May 16 at Navy Pier in Chicago — tickets are now available.

The competition, formerly the AICE Awards, honors excellence in a range of post production crafts including editing, color grading, audio mixing, sound design, visual effects, CGI, animation and design.

New this year to the competition is a category honoring achievement in the post production of Vertical Video.

A full list of Shortlist categories, artists, companies and entries is attached. To view all the Shortlist entries, go to the AICP Post Awards Shortlist page here.

The Best of Midwest
In the Best of Midwest category, The Colonie, Cutters Studios, and The Mill have been shortlisted for work for Naked Gallery, Highdive Advertising, R/GA, and Leo Burnett.

The rest
Leading the list of artists with the most items on the Shortlist is Editor William Town of Modern Post, with five total entries. This included work in the categories of Editorial: Fashion/Beauty (for Tiffany & Co.), Editorial: Monologue/Spoken Word (for G-Star) and Editorial: Music Video (for A$AP Rocky).

In addition, Town and Modern Post Editor Graham Patterson were co-nominated twice for their work in the Editorial: National Campaign category (for Levi’s and Maison Margiela).

Colorist Tom Poole, a previous winner in this competition, scored four total Shortlist entries, being nominated twice in the category of Color Grading: Lengths :90 & Above (for National Lottery and Hennessy), in the category of Color Grading: Music Video (for The Carters) and in Best of East (again for National Lottery).

Also scoring four Shortlist nominations are Audio Mixers Sam and Jake Ashwell of 750 MPH, who were nominated twice in the category of Audio Mix (for Nike and Three Mobile) and twice in Sound Design with Composed Music (again for Nike and Three Mobile).

A number of artists were represented with three items on the Shortlist, among them Editor Biff Butler of Rock Paper Scissors, Editor Graham Chisholm of Arcade Edit, Editor Chris Franklin of BIG SKY EDIT, Colorist Billy Gabor of Company 3, Colorist Mark Gethin of MPC, Editor Paul Martinez of Arcade Edit, Editor Stacy Peterson of Cut+Run, and Editor Peter Wiedensmith of Joint Editorial.

On a company level, Company 3 dominated the list, with its artists racking up a total of 14 items on the Shortlist, at times being nominated more than once within the same category. In the category of Color Grading: Music Video, for example, four of the category’s Shortlist nominations are from Company 3, with work from Colorists Tom Poole, Kath Raisch, Stefan Sonnenfeld and Bryan Smaller. Company 3 also has Shortlist entries in the Color Grading categories of Lengths :30 to :60, Lengths :60 to :90 and Lengths :90 & Above, as well as Best of East and Best of Southeast.

Cut+Run’s editors scored a total of 11 Shortlist entries in 9 categories, including the Editorial categories for Automotive, Cause Marketing, Comedy, Docu-Style, Fashion / Beauty, Montage, and Storytelling; in New Media: Vertical; and in Best of East. Arcade Edit’s editors placed a total of nine Shortlist entries in seven categories, including the Editorial categories for Comedy, Dialogue, Docu-Style, Montage, and Music Video, as well as in Best of West.

Artists at the visual effects studio MPC were represented with eight items on the Shortlist, being nominated in all four Color Grading categories as well as CGI and Compositing & Visual Effects, while Rock Paper Scissors’ editors earned six Shortlist nominations in the Editorial categories for Automotive, Montage, Music Video, Storytelling, and Monologue / Spoken Word (the latter shared with Joint Editorial).

Companies whose artists’ work resulted in five Shortlist mentions were Exile, The Mill and the tandem of PSYOP and Sun Creative Studios. Posting four Shortlist entries for its artists’ and editors’ work were BIG SKY EDIT, Blacksmith, Cutters, Electric Theatre Collective, Final Cut, Joint Editorial, and 750 MPH.

On the advertising agency front, Wieden+Kennedy had 17 mentions on the Shortlist; Droga5 had nine mentions, while adam&eveDDB and BBDO each had six.

AICP represents, exclusively, the interests of independent companies that specialize in the production and post pro-duction of commercials in various media—film, video, digital—for advertisers and agencies. The association, with national offices in New York and Los Angeles as well as regional chapters across the country, serves as a strong collective voice for this $5 billion-plus industry. Founded in 1972, AICP assists its members by: disseminating information; representing production and post production companies within the advertising community in business circles, in labor negotiations and dealing with employment issues; and before governmental officials; developing industry standards and tools; providing professional development; and marketing American production and post production via events and awards shows.