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Category: Broadcast Design
PBS, one of the most highly respected brands in media, is unveiling a new multiplatform brand package this fall.
Framestore's Commercials team are very pleased to welcome new addition Simon Gosling, who has recently joined the company as Senior Producer.
Digital media production studio Vitamin has re-launched itself under new leadership and a new creative mandate.
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Chairman Jay Rasulo detailed plans for future lands, attractions and adventures that will be delighting Disney guests for years to come.
Buster, a conceptual design studio helmed by Executive Creative Director Jonas Morganstein has announced its latest projects. The company has produced a new main title and graphics package for Bravo's new series starring Tim Gunn titled TIM GUNN'S GUIDE TO STYLE. Buster has also completed new work for FX.
For TIM GUNN'S GUIDE TO STULE, the Buster-produced title combines live footage of Tim Gunn and co-host Veronica Webb, as well as dynamic motion graphics that reflect his classic pinstripe style.
When audiences tune in to the highly anticipated CONCERT FOR DIANA, they will enjoy a graphics package created in a collaborative effort between VH1 and design/branding company Bombastic. The concert is a tribute to the Princess and a fundraiser for the charities she supported during her lifetime. Accordingly, the graphics package for the special presentation embodies a symbolic image of how Diana connected with her friends, fans and those in need.
Hollywood's S4 Studios has completed the on-air animated and live branding campaign for Chiller, NBC-Universal Cable Ent.'s new all-HD channel featuring 24-hour horror and thriller programming. The campaign is S4's latest major stride as it continues its emergence into a full-fledged design studio. Chiller, which launched March 1 on DirecTV, will be available as an HD simulcast channel (also with standard def), with video-on-demand and broadband-on-demand also available.
Roger, a broadcast, advertising and design studio founded by creative directors Vasil Hnatiuk, Terence Lee and Mark Yamamoto, delivered the graphics package for Nickelodeons new ME TV programming block.
In addition, Roger is the recent recipient of the Newcomer of the Year Award presented at INSPIRE 07.
Celebrated Canadian animator Ryan Larkin has created his first original material in almost 30 years exclusively for MTV. Nine months after MTV in Canada launched with a series of branding IDs inspired by Larkin's work, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker has created three, original, animated IDs for MTV. As a Christmas present to the elusive genius, Larkin's five-second bumpers will be the only channel IDs to air on MTV on Dec. 25-26, 2006.
Nickelodeon Latin America unveiled a new, creative on-air look. The new image will include more than 60 vignettes per feed (North, South and Brazil), a new animated Nickelodeon logo and the debut of Nickelodeon Latin Americas new mascot, Cubito.
Thursday nights will never be the same after watching an imaginative Discovery Channel promo campaign created by !mpossible Pictures. Charged with "branding the night," the award-winning creative digital studio has designed and produced a series of 12 high-concept animated promos and banners, including the recent Discovery Channel "Atmosfearic Thursdays" and "Conspiracy Thursdays."
Mainframe Ent. will create original logos, branding, opening and closing segments, and introductions for upcoming 2006 MTV MOVIE AWARDS broadcast, which air June 8 on MTV. The studio will blend elements of 2D and 3D animation to create stylized animated sequences for the awards show. The studio contributed branding to the awards program last year after it launched a full service creative services division.
Hollywood-based ka-chew! has completed production on the animated titles sequence for pro golfer John Dalys show THE DALY PLANET, airing on The Golf Channel. Using 2D animation created by Dave Vandervoort, director Dave Foss incorporated photos, live footage and graphics to create a spacey, Jetsons-like feel, emphasized by a giant globetrotting animated John Daly, to help launch the show.
Big Machine Design (BMD) has produced a new main title opening sequence and show graphics package for the TV program X-TESTERS, which airs on The Learning Channel. For X-TESTERS, BMD produced a main title opening sequence combining graphics and live action. BMDs client for the program was Lee Toft, post supervisor at Mike Mathis Prods.
Kicking off January's highly anticipated Rose Bowl, ABC Sports has tapped Concrete Pictures to produce the open for the Bowl Championship Series' (BCS) National Championship game between University of Southern California and the University of Texas. The 1:40 spot, helmed by Tripp Dixon, will feature famed college football broadcaster Keith Jackson guiding fans through the thrilling tale of the 2005 college football season.
Los Angeles-based broadcast and interactive design firm Exopolis has completed the redesign of the Nicktoons Network, in preparation for the networks shift to a 24-hour a day, advertiser-supported channel. Exopolis redesign includes five promo packages, :30 fully animated network IDs, 20 navigational elements, multiple stand-alone animations, four logo animations and a 30-second fully-animated cross-channel spot called Three Headed Monster.
Broadcast design company CA Square announced the studio completed a network package for the Toon Disney Channel Europe and the Middle East.
CA Squares team of artists provided a unique Toon Disney personality with a look that is full of fun, energy and fantasy showcasing the best of Disney Animation. Its the premise behind Toon Disney Channel, said Disney Channel creative director, EMEA Walter Puschacher.
Prism Entertainment, a leading childrens and youth media entertainment company in the U.K., has been commissioned by LIVINGtv to create and produce its new on-air branded continuity for pre-school edutainment zone Tiny Living, which airs between 7:00 - 9:00 am weekdays and 7:00 - 10:00 am weekends, starting from Sept. 2004.
Boomerang, Turner Broadcasting's top-performing cartoon channel in the U.K. for kids 4-9 is getting a brand new look with its best loved characters taking center stage.
The reface aims to make the channel more accessible and appealing to its large pre-school audience and create a fun environment for viewers of all ages to watch its lineup of shows, which include TOM & JERRY, THE FLINTSTONES, WACKY RACES and SYLVESTER & TWEETY, from its library of Hanna-Barbera and Looney Tunes cartoons.
FlickerLab studio designed the animated show package for Bravos new reality TV series, THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, which premiered July 20, 2004 at 9:00 pm, with a handmade, painterly style of animation that is FlickerLabs digital signature.
Creative director Harold Moss points out, Although theres a traditional style to the characters, the method is contemporary. The animation never saw paper.
On Monday, February 17, 2003 Nickelodeon's U.S. President's Day programming will feature mini-marathons of both SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS (2-5 p.m. ET/PT) and THE ADVENTURES OF JIMMY NEUTRON, BOY GENIUS (5-9 p.m. ET/PT). In between episodes, viewers will catch a glimpse of George Bush, Jr., and some former U.S. Presidents busting a move during Nick's animated "Presidents Day Dance Party" hosted by Jimmy Neutron and his dancing dog "Go-Go" Goddard.
A highlight of the holiday hit film CATCH MEIF YOU CAN, which opened in theaters nationwide on December 25, 2002, is the distinctive opening credits created byLondon's Nexus Productions. Nexus was called upon by DreamWorks tocreate an opening sequence for the film, which stars LeonardoDiCaprio and Tom Hanks and is directed by Steven Spielberg. In CATCHME IF YOU CAN, DiCaprio plays Frank Abagnale, Jr., who at the age of17 became the most successful bank robber in the history of the
New York's Click 3x has conceived and produced a new global branding logo for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). The new Sony Pictures logo is based on the companys existing print logo featuring a series of parallel bars set at staggered heights above the corporate name. In the new version, the bars animate in 3D space, twisting in the frame like the cylinder of a zoetrope, with lighting being a key element in the design. The logo is lit from below and the light effects play across the face of the bars as they assume their resting point.
Los Angeles-based Tigar Hare Studios has delivered a character animation driven ID package for TBS Superstations new "Non-Stop Comedy Block" afternoon sitcom lineup. Working with the design group TAG, more than 90 seconds of motion graphics were choreographed with the animation of the letters T, B and S of the TBS Superstation logo. After coming to life, the three letters move through a stylized city where they encounter the stars of SEINFELD, FRIENDS, HOME IMPROVEMENT and THE DREW CAREY SHOW. The letters then finally join the word Superstation to form the logo of the network.