“Free Solo” Wins Oscar For Best Doc Feature

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Congrats to Directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, National Geographic, and our friends at BigStar for their “Free Solo” Oscar win for Best Documentary Feature! The film follows Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite’s 3,000-foot-high El Capitan wall — with no ropes or safety gear. BigStar worked closely with the directors, creating the …

Creative Director & Live-Action Director Reza Rasoli Joins Laundry

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Animation and production company Laundry has added Reza Rasoli as creative director and live-action director. Rasoli has previously been repped at companies including Pet Gorilla, Brand New School and Blind, and has collaborated with clients such as Google, IBM, HBO, Vans, Virgin America, and GE. More recently, his anthem spot for UnityPoint Health aired during the Super Bowl in the Midwest region. Rasoli was …

Laundry Creates Vibrant Title Sequence & Branding For Graphika Manila

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Laundry was recently commissioned by Graphika Manila to create the title sequence and branding for its 13th annual event. Managing Director James Sweigert also presented at the Philippines-based creativity conference. Led by Laundry Partner/Executive Creative Director PJ Richardson, the concept behind the event poster, T-shirt design, and title sequence was inspired by the infinite loop of the creative process. The …

Deutsch Launches Animated PSAs For “me too” Movement

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The “me too” Movement, founded by Tarana Burke in 2006, has teamed up with Deutsch and a number of supporting agencies and production companies, including Steelhead, Hornet, Elastic, Psyop, and We Are Royale, to put the focus back on the survivors of sexual assault by offering them a platform to tell their stories. The spots feature powerful testimonies from Terry Crews, Emily Waters, Daniela Contreras, and an anonymous …

Chad Howitt Joins We Are Royale As Creative Director

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Creative & digital agency We Are Royale (Royale) has welcomed Chad Howitt as Creative Director in its Los Angeles office. A versatile creative director and filmmaker, Howitt specializes in blending the worlds of narrative storytelling and visual effects. His client list includes notable brands such as VW, Honda, Marvel, Ubisoft, Under Armour, The Grammys, and Westin Hotels. Prior to freelancing at Royale …

Alkemy X Welcomes Quietman and Creative Director Megan Oepen Into The Fold

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Creative content company Alkemy X has significantly ramped up its creative ranks through two major moves. First, Alkemy X has entered into a joint venture with multidisciplinary studio Quietman. In addition, Alkemy X has brought on director/creative director Megan Oepen. The Quietman deal will see founder/creative director Johnnie Semerad moving the operations of his company into Alkemy X, where both …

Left Field Labs Adds ECD Yann Caloghiris & EVP of Business Development Ken Rivera

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Digital agency Left Field Labs has added Yann Caloghiris as Executive Creative Director and Ken Rivera as Executive Vice President of Business Development. Most recently, Caloghiris was Digital Creative Director at global experiential agency Imagination, where he created digital content and experiences for Ford Motor Company and led research in customer emotional recognition, used for automotive product development and behavioral …

Trollbäck+Company’s Main-On-End Titles Draw the Final Curtain on 2018 motion “Un-Conference”

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Branding and design studio Trollbäck+Company recently created the “main-on-end” titles for motion 2018, which took place June 5th – 8th in Santa Fe, NM. The piece screened at the conclusion of the event, commemorating the end of an era, as 2018 marks the final year of the motion “Un-Conference.” Trollbäck+Company, led by Executive Creative Director Elliott Chaffer and Designer/Animator Pat King, …