As part of my learning-is-the-new-black 2014 initiative, I’ve decided to learn languages by creating small projects. I limit my time in the language to a week and share the results. This year’s first undertaking is all about openFrameworks, an open-source C++ toolkit, and, after an Inspiration Friday and a few evenings, I was able to create this video: Continue reading
The wheels of progress, the engine of the economy, the machine of the market—despite the claims made by centuries of literary anthropomorphism, business is not autonomous. People make business happen, people working together. That opinion is shared by Owen and the world’s #1 social business platform: Jive. And, it just so happens, like-minded folk are Owen’s favorite partners. So when Jive approached us to help tell their unique point of view in videographic form, we couldn’t have been happier to make it so. Working closely with the good people at Jive, we produced the little piece of heaven. Watch and get ready to give busyness the boot.
SUN VALLEY, IDAHO BRAND CAMPAIGN /CIRCA 2002
Rugged looks, sophisticated charm, storied past; the three main ingredients in the nation’s first and arguably most famous destination winter vacation town. Owen’s edict was to make the three ingredients clear in all the work, and – for goodness sake –make the work as beautiful as the actual product. We got as close as we could.
We worked with our good friend Glenn Oakley to put together 2 shoots. I was a scramble for the right weather, and, of course, finding local talent willing to stand in for the Valley. Glenn did a great job capturing the spirit of the place and the people. Check out oakleyphoto.com to see more of his recent work.
SAN FRANCISCO OPERA SEASON CAMPAIGN / CIRCA 1999
The San Francisco Opera was looking for ways to attract the elusive, single-ticket buyer. Using basic opera themes and the notion that these themes are relevant today we created two options: “Life brought to you by the SF Opera” and the “Still real” campaigns.
GLENN GETS THE OWEN ONCE-OVER / CIRCA 2002
Glenn Oakley has always challenged his own aesthetic as a photographer. While his subject matter has consistently been the people and places of the American west his eye for both and his final images and style are ever-evolving. Glenn is a long-time friend of Owen and asked us to go over his portfolio and help make some new selections from his latest work. Owen also built Glenn a new portfolio site with a unique and easy-to-use navigation. The basic premise was to make the images big and easy to get to. In other words, to stay out of the way of the product. We also worked on some ads/direct mail pieces for him as well.
Of course, this was a few years ago, so you’ll note that the site was built in Flash. Today Glenn’s work can be seen on an easy-to-manage (read CMS-driven) portfolio site. And, he’s still doing great work.
IDAHO TRAVEL COUNCIL BRAND CAMPAIGN / CIRCA 1999
Unlike its neighbors, Idaho has no “marquee” attraction (coastline, national park, casinos, etc.). This spec campaign was designed to tell small, unique stories, give the state’s print a unique and beautiful aesthetic, and offer a format that would allow for both travel stories and logistics. We happen to think these ads are extra hard working.