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The Colonie's Bob Ackerman Cuts Toyota Campaign

January 30, 2016, 09:35 PM


Burrell Communications partnered with editor Bob Ackerman, and the team at The Colonie, on a multi-platform campaign introducing Toyota's 2016 RAV4 Hybrid. The integrated series of broadcast commercials, web spots and video vignettes features Keegan-Michael Key (‘MADTV,’ ‘Comedy Central,’ ‘Key & Peele’ and ‘Playing House’) as a wacky yet well-informed driving instructor determined to shatter his skeptical students' misconceptions about hybrid vehicles.

#editing#postproduction#visual fx#the colonie#bob ackerman#broadcast commerical#web spots
The Colonie’s Editors + Designs Take The Spotlig

November 24, 2015, 10:18 PM


The Colonie's partners' - creative editors Brian Sepanik and Bob Ackerman and executive producer Mary Caddy - shared commitment to a talent-driven approach to growing their business model has served it well. A complement of skill sets, aesthetic sensibilities, and a passion for experimenting and pushing boundaries sets the company’s editors, assistant editors, graphic designers, visual effects artists - and even its interns - apart from the crowd.

#postproduction#awards#finishing#visual fx#editorial#commercials#the colonie#films
The Colonie Provides Editing+CGI For GrubHub Spot

October 8, 2015, 06:11 PM


The Colonie’s editing, visual FX and design capabilities were recently tapped by Tandem Inc. for a comedic live-action/CGI spot for GrubHub. The :30 commercial, entitled ‘Winner Picks Lunch,’ pits two co-workers against each other in fast-paced game of ping pong with high stakes – the winner decides what they will order for lunch. The male co-worker suggests a different type of food with each lob, only to have his suggestions shot down by his colleague as she returns the ball.

#editing#digital#post production#broadcast#visual fx#motion graphics#commercials
The Colonie Edits Kay Jewelers Mother's Day Spot

April 29, 2015, 03:27 PM


When Stern Advertising wanted to create a memorable Mother’s Day spot for Kay Jewelers®, the number one jewelry store in America – they once again partnered up with The Colonie editor, Bob Ackerman. Director, Harry Patramanis, captured the playfulness and tone of the spot. Ackerman then weaved the footage into an endearing storyline that conveys the emotional connections and family moments that make Mother’s Day special.

#editing#broadcast#finishing#visual fx#commercials#the colonie#bob ackerman
The Colonie's Bob Ackerman Cuts New McDonalds Spot

March 6, 2015, 06:46 PM


The Colonie editor, Bob Ackerman, and renowned director, Joe Pytka, recently paired up to create a dramatic spot for McDonald’s, out of Burrell Communications. Driven by realistic, gritty, cinematic style footage, Burrell Communications' :60 commercial, entitled, ‘Good Things,’ tapped the full range of The Colonie’s editorial, VFX and finishing services, enabling its team to provide the kind of efficient, seamless workflow needed for a quick turnaround.

#finishing#visual fx#editorial#commercials
Digital Domain work on Disney's Maleficent

June 5, 2014, 11:39 AM


"Angelina Jolie stars in Disney's new Maleficent, featuring a forest world of detailed visual effects. Mike Seymour delves into how facial movement experts Digital Domain, worked to re-create realistic, fully digital counterparts to the story's three fairies."

#visual fx#digital domain#place tags herevfx#maleficent
After Effects: Repositioning motion paths

November 21, 2012, 07:21 AM


In this Prosential tip, guest host James Zwadlo demonstrates different techniques for repositioning a keyframed motion path.

#adobe#vfx#after effects#ae#effects#visual fx
AE Basics 57: Export 3 - Render Settings

November 21, 2012, 07:12 AM


AE Basics - A Creative COW series for new users of Adobe After Effects. Lesson 57: In this tutorial looking at getting your production out of After Effects, Andrew Devis goes through the render settings dialogue box and explains why you would choose to export through After Effects and how to save a template of your choices.

#adobe#vfx#after effects#ae#effects#visual fx
The Matrix effect in After Effects

November 12, 2012, 05:06 AM


There are a number of ways to generate the Matrix text effect, and reflex dictates a list. Several tutorials have been done using particles with Particle Playground and CC Particle World, and other built-in and 3rd-party tools.

#adobe#vfx#after effects#ae#matrix#visual fx#title screen

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