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1stAveMachine Launches in London with Isabella Parish as MD/EP

From the release: Award-winning mixed media production company 1stAveMachine has established its European footprint by opening the doors to its dedicated London office, which will house its own set of UK-based directors and talent. Leading the charge at the new London operation is managing director/executive producer Isabella Parish, an animation/production vet who spent well over […] [Read more]

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Camp Jefferson: Koodo “Free refills”

If we leave aside the question of whether an “honest and fair” phone company is even a possibility, this new spot from the recent Koodo campaign thru new Toronto agency Camp Jefferson packs lots of bonkers multimedia into 30 seconds. [Read more]

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1stAveMachine Wants to “Be Like Mike”

1stAveMachine remixes Gatorade’s 1991 feel-good classic “Be Like Mike” spot with tasty layers of rotoscoping and graphics for TBWA\Chiat\Day. [Read more]

Behind the Scenes with 1stAveMachine: Samsung “Holiday Dreams”

Take a quick look at how the 1stAveMachine crew and directors Ben Steiger Levine and Martin Allais float an animated holiday tale across an intensely complex practical set rigged with 74 Samsung screens all shot in-camera and in real time. Agency: R/GA. [Read more]

Bowled Over: Behind the Scenes with Can Can Club

Join TRONCO directors Can Can Club (aka Becho Lo Bianco and Mariano Bergara) for a peek into the art of crafting soup bowl zoetropes during their recent Tim Horton’s spot for 1stAveMachine thru JWT.

“It was crucial that the piece was made in camera, with no digital tricks, and to have the bowls 100% handmade. The other challenge was to tell a story with these brief loops, and giving narrative power to the beautiful ceramics pieces.”

The finished spot:

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Asif Mian and 1stAveMachine “Gillette Piano”

The razor wars between Schick and Gillette have produced some ridiculous ad moments and depending on your level of cynicism this spot may be another one, but I prefer to see 1stAveMachine‘s new product demo for the Gillette Fusion ProGlide Razor with FlexBall Technology (ok, the name is ridiculous) as a step in the right direction away from hewn jaws and jet planes.

Beautifully shot, minimal in execution and featuring New York composer Son Lux, the 83-second clip produced for Grey New York is a small part of the $200 million Gillette is spending to market the razor launched earlier this year. [Read more]