“Stairs” — Ads We Didn’t Skip
Ad: “Stairs,” Ad Council
Agency: The Concept Farm (pro bono)
Why: The raw footage from the high school looks like another funny “fail” video. You’re still chuckling as the headline appears. Which makes the next scene, beautifully shot and edited — doubly shocking and sobering.
Will I buy what they’re selling?: 100%. Turn your phone off when you’re driving. @stopthetexts.
– Jon (@ccmxl)
Get Vertical Ready with Dissolve
We all know that vertical footage is on the rise, accelerating to keep up with growing demand and increased smartphone use. As mobile phones become ubiquitous, we’re constantly using them (you may even be reading this on one) to capture and share content online and with each other. Since we hold our phones vertically 94% […] Read more
Achieving the MMUUULLTTIIPPLLY effect in Adobe® After Effects™
In our latest showreel, we experimented with multiplying subjects moving together, or in sequence. As we explored this idea, we ran into a variety of common problems. From masking; separating out our subjects to multiply with clean lines and minimal background noise, to selecting our clips. We pushed our Motion Designer, Petr, to the edge […] Read more
Meet Derek Armstrong McNeill
Derek McNeill has been telling visual stories most of his life. The Seattlite first honed his eye working as a photographer in the US Air Force, then worked in advertising art direction and design. He now divides his time shooting his own documentary projects and stock footage. “After carrying around a camera kit for years, telling visual […] Read more