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Headline News ADi Brings Child's Artwork to Life For Clean Water Commercials

Press Release from ADi

Portland, Oregon -- June 2, 2009 -- ADi, a Portland-based computer animation company, tapped into the creativity of a Portland, Oregon area child to create three 30-second commercials for Cappelli Miles' [spring] Clean Water Services campaign. The commercials will be broadcast on Comcast Cable and in displays in Albertson's stores. Each commercial promotes a simple and easy way to help protect clean water.

Headline News Autodesk Technology Key Player in Super Bowl Commercials

Advertisers and movie studios relied on technology from Autodesk to tackle the cutting-edge visual effects and animation integral to delivering their Super Bowl XLIII message.

"Super Bowl commercials and trailers are some of the most demanding entertainment projects in the world," said Bruno Sargeant, senior industry manager for television and broadcast, Autodesk Media & Entertainment. "For over 15 years, leading creatives have relied on a variety of Autodesk solutions to shape awe-inspiring content."

Headline News th1ng Mixes Live Action, Animation For Government Campaign

th1ng directed and produced five commercials commissioned by the U.K.'s Central Office of Information (COI) to promote learning languages to teens and young adults. The advertising agency was Farm Advertising.

The TV spots, mixing animation and live action, lie at the heart of a new 6 million-pound government advertising campaign launched by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). The campaign aims to encourage young people to study foreign languages to open up future opportunities in their people's professional and personal lives.

Headline News Acme Filmworks Rewrites The Rules With Riverwind Casino Spot

Acme Filmworks has completed series of spots for Oklahomas Riverwind Casino, an enterprise of the Chickasaw Nation. The animation of award-winning director Aleksandra Korejwo meets the razzmatazz world of Las Vegas-style Indian gaming in commercials that marry the visceral excitement of the casino with the beauty of a Native American sand painting.

Headline News DUCK Delivers 5 Spots for Roundy’s Supermarkets

Independent animation studio DUCK announces the completion of five new 30-second commercials for Roundys Supermarkets Inc. under the Rainbow Foods, Copps Food Center and Pic N Save banners. DUCK produced the commercials for Minneapolis-based advertising agency Kerker. Roger Chouinard was the director and Gwynn Adik was the producer. The commercials air regionally, predominantly in the Midwest.

Headline News Blur Joins Lapin Blanc Animation For Commercials

Lapin Blanc, animation unit of London commercials and film company Lucky Elliot, has signed Oscar nominated animation studio Blur. Celebrating a 10th Birthday, Blur Studio produce some of the worlds finest digital content for features, commercials, game cinematics, music videos and theme park rides. Blur announced at this year's Sundance Festival they are to develop a feature version of the 2005 Academy-nominated short GOPHER BROKE.

Headline News Boyd New 3D Head at Framestore CFC

Framestore CFC has appointed Andy Boyd as the company's new head of 3D, commercials. Boyd came to the company from Glassworks last September, and has already amassed an impressive list of credits at Framestore, including work on Goodyear HALFPIPE, Lynx TOUCH, Daewoo SHEET and the Post Office ANT spots. His most recent project has been the forthcoming Johnnie Walker TREE, which features noteworthy 3D arboreal action.

Headline News Ring 2 Gets Different Director

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 12:00am

DreamWorks has tapped commercial director Noam Murro to direct the sequel to the $129 million surprise hit, THE RING, reported VARIETY. The original films star Naomi Watts has already signed on to reprise her role. The film should start filming in January and is scheduled to hit theaters Nov. 10, 2004.

Headline News Blue Sky Director Carlee Heads For Wild Brain

Jan Carlee, a director with broad experience spanning animation and visual effects for feature films and commercials, has joined Wild Brains director roster. He will direct projects for commercials, television and film, as well as be an integral part of Wild Brains on-going development efforts in the feature film arena.

Headline News Company 3 Hires Effects Compositor Scheer

Visual effects compositor John Scheer has joined Company 3 Los Angeles, which has stepped up its involvement in high-def TV commercials and VFX production for feature films. Prior to taking this staff position, Scheer freelanced under the name Scheer FX. His credits include spots for DirectTV (Deutsch, Los Angeles) and Miller Lite (Ogilvy & Mather, Chicago). Scheer was previously on staff at 525 Studios, where he worked on music videos for Destiny's Child, Elton John, Sisqó and Leann Rimes.

Headline News Rogue Creative Rises From The Ashes Of MTV Commercials

MTV alum's Nick Litwinko and Peter Reichert have formed Rogue Creative, a commercial production company with interests in creative content development and documentaries. Rogue maintains offices in New York, Los Angeles and Seattle with a roster that includes many former MTV Animation creatives. Executive producer Nick Litwinko, based in New York, helped launch MTV Commercials in 1999, after almost a decade of work on various MTV series including BEAVIS AND BUTTHEAD, AEON FLUX and CARTOON SUSHI.

Headline News PDI/DreamWorks Adds Two Producers To Commercial Arm

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 28, 2001 at 12:00am

PDI/DreamWorks has named Michael Garner and Laura Lockwood producers at the company's commercials division. Both have just finished their duties as production supervisors on PDI's 3D animated feature SHREK. Previously, Garner worked as production coordinator on PDI's first feature ANTZ. Prior to PDI, he worked at Digital Domain, where his credits include TITANIC, DANTE'S PEAK and THE FIFTH ELEMENT. "I've always gravitated towards the more technical, multi-tasking types of production," Garner said.