• acowsay cinema Gives Back, Launches “Inspired By Story”

    by / February 19, 2019 /

    For acowsay cinema, the decision to tell a story is about seizing the opportunity—giving a voice to people whose stories have the power to inspire others to action.

    On Sunday, February 17—National Random Acts of Kindness Day for those unfamiliar—acowsay cinema proudly shared the first installment of their new original series "Inspired By Story," as part of a philanthropic initiative created to inspire others to action through the stories we share.

    "Inspired By Story" wil[Read More]

  • Gasket Studios X Raymond James—Overconfidence

    by / February 18, 2019 /

    Making decisions about financial matters is complicated, especially when you consider the unconscious biases that may lead us astray. Even experienced investors can run into trouble. Thankfully, companies like Raymond James are here to help.

    With their expertise and Gasket’s animation and storytelling know-how, the two worked together to create a series of videos to help investors better understand what mental forces may be influencing their decisions, and how to counter them.

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  • Wunderman and VOLT Studios Join Forces for You & Blue

    by / February 13, 2019 /

    VOLT Studios was asked by Wunderman to splash a little blue throughout the new Blue Cross Blue Shield spots. Through careful (and early morning) VFX supervision, some 3D and compositing wizardry, VOLT was able to make Blue Cross Blue Shield's blue shine.

    VFX Supervision: Steve Medin, DIRECTOR: Roger Sackett, COLOR: Oscar Oboza, VFX/FINISH: Steve Medin PRODUCER: Kat Naden.

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  • Fortune Favors the Bold (and the Cold) in Periscope’s Latest Lottery Video

    by / February 11, 2019 /

    Subzero temperatures are a cakewalk for the people of Embarrass, Minnesota. In fact, the city once experienced a -65 degree day. And you thought the polar vortex was cold…

    Some would say that choosing to live in "the nation’s cold spot” is sheer insanity, but that’s the kind of boldness that fortune–and the Minnesota Lottery—favors with its new Bold North scratch game.

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  • ICYMI: ICF Olson and Bissell Team Up for the Puppy Bowl

    by / February 11, 2019 /

    6.5 million pets wait in shelters every year to find their forever home. The Bissell Pet Foundation hosts Empty the Shelters free adoption days for prospective pet owners. During these events, the Bissell Pet Foundation pays all adoption fees to encourage prospective pet owners to choose adoption first. This Puppy Bowl spot tells the story of one family’s happily ever after. 

    Agency: (formerly known as) Olson
    Creative Director: Nina Orezzoli
    CW: Elizabeth Bur[Read More]

  • Season 3 of “Dream. State” Airs Today

    by / February 5, 2019 /

    There’s a new team, new presenting sponsor and new production group for this year’s State of Hockey documentary series, Dream. State., the show that follows a Minnesota State High School hockey team on their quest to win a state championship.

    Public Works, who writes and produces the show, partnered with production company SSQTCH to bring this season to life. Together, they are working with State of Hockey and the new presenting sponsor, Adidas, to tell the story[Read More]