Director, Mat Fuller joins Seed’s award winning roster

1+ Seed adds Emmy nominated VFX artist, Mat Fuller, to their award-winning directorial roster. Fuller has worked as an on-set Visual Effects Supervisor, a live-action Director, and a Creative Director.   Following the model Seed established in 2011, each director on the roster has his or her own production company that does direct-to-client work. Mat owns Dark Matter FX. It will … Continue reading “Director, Mat Fuller joins Seed’s award winning roster”

High-Speed cameras and ‘The Slow Mo Guys’

1+ Noah Kadner, Editor-in-chief at AbelCine goes Behind the Scenes with The Slow Mo Guys. The Slow Mo Guys are creator/cinematographer Gavin Free and co-host Dan Gruchy. Free and Gruchy primarily use a Phantom Flex4K high-speed camera to capture various forms of natural and physical phenomenon in super slow motion at 1,000 frames per second. Popular episode subjects … Continue reading “High-Speed cameras and ‘The Slow Mo Guys’”

Behind the scenes with “South Side’s” Bashir Salahuddin

6+ South Side co-creator Bashir Salahuddin cannot talk for more than a few minutes without mentioning his mother. He name-checks the neighborhoods, the people, and the food that he got to know through her, especially the food. The memories shape his perception of Chicago’s South Side as a thriving mix of faces, places, and restaurants. … Continue reading “Behind the scenes with “South Side’s” Bashir Salahuddin”

‘Sixteen Candles’ ranked as IL’s favorite romantic comedy

3+ Chicago’s favorite romantic comedy is the John Hughes’ classicSixteen Candles, according to a report issued this week by research company Comparitech. The 1984 coming-of-age comedy tells the story of a family that forgets about the 16-year-old birthday of their daughter and sister, Samantha, played by Molly Ringwald. After Samantha’s parents ignore her and her … Continue reading “‘Sixteen Candles’ ranked as IL’s favorite romantic comedy”

Director Magellan Rubin sets sail with Seed

2+ Powerful storyteller “blends narrative sense with an impeccable eye for visual detail” Writer-Director Magellan Rubin has joined the directorial roster at Seed Media Arts’. Inspired by a passion for telling emotionally charged stories that are both visually distinctive and powerfully delivered, Magellan “blends narrative sense with an impeccable eye for visual detail,” according to … Continue reading “Director Magellan Rubin sets sail with Seed”

WTTW helps Girl Scouts create new patch

4+ The Nature Cat Explorer Patch inspires girls to pursue the same activities as the characters from the TV series WTTW Kids and Nature Cat production partner Spiffy Pictures are teaming up with the Chicago area Girl Scouts to create the Nature Cat Explorer Patch, a co-branded Girl Scouts merit badge inspired by the popular … Continue reading “WTTW helps Girl Scouts create new patch”

Mosaic names Justine Greenwald ECD

2+ Top brand activation agency bolsters leadership bench with addition of accomplished, multi-disciplined marketing executive Mosaic, a brand activation agency that delivers consumer experiences in store, online and in the community, announced today the addition of accomplished marketing executive Justine Greenwald as the agency’s Executive Creative Director. Greenwald will lead award-winning teams of creatives and … Continue reading “Mosaic names Justine Greenwald ECD”

Reel Women: Emily Walton, advertising pro

5+ OKRP’s creative phenom talks about family, work, evolving attitudes towards women, and tropical drinks Emily Walton is an Associate Creative Director (Art Director) at O’Keefe Reinhard & Paul where she helps lead the Chili’s business. Having visited over 40 countries, Emily looks to her experiences abroad to inspire her work, which has also made … Continue reading “Reel Women: Emily Walton, advertising pro”

WTTW premieres season two of ‘Urban Nature’ March 20

3+ Watch host Marcus Kronforst eat a salad made of greens picked from an alley in Chicago at wttw.com/urbannature If you know where to look, you’ll find the most surprising slices of nature thriving amidst the urban jungle of America’s largest cities. In season 2 of WTTW’s digital series Urban Nature, University of Chicago evolutionary … Continue reading “WTTW premieres season two of ‘Urban Nature’ March 20”

Camera Ambassador announces Builders Grant

4+ Chicago-based equipment rental house to award winning filmmaker with nearly $10K in cash, gear, and goodies Camera Ambassador is offering creators a chance to win nearly $10k worth of funding, gear, and other goodies by way of a Builders Grant designed “to recognize accomplished individuals, as well as provide opportunities for young and emerging … Continue reading “Camera Ambassador announces Builders Grant”

‘Garage Squad’ finale caps off another growing year

9+ Nearly a million viewers are expected to tune into tonight’s finale of the show that celebrates car culture as one of America’s most treasured pastimes   There’s a story behind every broken down car in America, and the creators of Garage Squad work around the clock to bring nearly a dozen of them to … Continue reading “‘Garage Squad’ finale caps off another growing year”

Brands see red over white supremacist movement

If you’re a khaki-wearing, Detroit Redwings sporting, and tiki torch bearing white nationalist, the brands want you to know in no uncertain terms that they don’t want your support.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the size of Chicago, you are probably aware of the horrific event in Charlottesville last weekend where hundreds of white nationalist, neo-Nazi and Ku Klux Klan idiots descended upon the University of Virginia’s campus performing classic hits including, “Jews will not replace us” and “Blood and soil.”

Highdive work, Oprah deal, Kendall spot, Hip Hop bday

Boutique start-up Highdive, launched last year by former DDB creatives Mark Gross and Chad Broude, announced its first new project-based assignments.

The shop is set to promote Barilla’s new Ready Pasta and Marriott Signature’s new EMC2 hotel in DTC as well as unspecified “initiatives” for home loan brand Guaranteed Rate.