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An Evening With Peter Noever

We hosted an “on-site art intervention” in our Culver City studio on the occasion of visionary Peter Noever’s guest lecture and workshop at SCI-Arc on December 9th.  With some of the top creative minds from Culver City’s Conjunctive Points on hand, the ideas, chilli and wine flowed.  Enjoy this piece created by Samantha Hart and edited by James Lipetzky.

 

Editorial Expansion

We would like to welcome two new members to both our Chicago and Los Angeles teams!

Meet Grant MacDowell and Max Gold!

Editor,Grant MacDowell, who worked most recently at Optimus, has joined the LA. staff.  MacDowell accumulated a long-list of impressive work prior to his time at Optimus, including Ford spots with JWT Detroit, freelance graphic work for Janus and Hasbro, and a chapter with Brass Knuckles in Venice editing music videos for artists including Moby and No Doubt.

Max Gold joins our Chicago office from Draft FCB’s venerable in-house editorial department where his work for clients saw him editing spots for a host of notable directors including Iain Mackenzie, Tony Kaye, Sean Thonson, Fred Goss, as well as music video and Jack-Ass director, Whitey and 2010 DGA Director of the Year nominee Craig Gilespie. “Birthing Room,” a spot he edited for Qwest (directed by Gillespie) was shortlisted in the Cannes Lions competition.

We’re very excited to welcome these two new editors to our ever growing roster of talent!

Shoup-Shoop-A-Doop

Foundation’s Associate Creative Director, Kyle Shoup visited the L.A. office recently, from Chicago. Shoup, Producer, Evan Cohen, and Owner, Samantha Hart went to MOCA to attend Aaron Roses’ lecture about his curating Art in the Streets, an exhibit of street art which included works by our artist in residence, Nick Egan.


A great time was enjoyed by all and we strongly encourage anyone in the L.A. area to check out the exhibit for themselves. http://www.moca.org/

 

BIG BOI Livestream

In case you missed it, here is Big Boi’s D.C. performance posted on Rolling Stone. Shot by Focus Creeps, Ben Poster, and Executive Produced by Evan Cohen. Click the pic to view!

Photo provided by Max Blau.

Nailed It!

Foundation Editor Suzie Moore and Sr. Assistant Editor B Stover recently entered a Make an Ad contest for Sally Hansen… and WON a top spot among the finalists!  The brand purchased their spot, along with 5 others, for use in an upcoming campaign. Brittany “B” says, “We entered the contest because we wanted to make beauty products appealing in a new and different way.” Click the pic to view the spot!

B and Suzie co-directed “Salon Effects Fashion Show” and shot it on the stage at Foundation Content. “Being a part of the directing process was so satisfying because it allowed me to see the whole idea come to life!”, says B. “I wasn’t even sure if we were going to go through with shooting the idea at first, but when I saw the script that B wrote, there was no choice but to film it!”, Suzie continues.

B and Suzie collaborated on the editorial and graphics for the spot – Check it out here!

Aaron Brown WOWs L.A.

Check out WOW Magazine‘s spread on Aaron Brown in their Summer 2011 issue.  Copies of the issue are available online.

The 12 page article features Aaron’s photography and thoughts on the artistic and cultural underbelly of Los Angeles.  “A lot of all kinds of weird, scary, hysterical things happen in LA at every instant,” Aaron says in the interview, “As a result there’s all kinds of different work happening.”

It’s an interesting article, well worth the read, and Aaron’s photographs look great. Definitely “wow” provoking!

A Night with Inner-City Filmmakers

Foundation L.A. recently hosted a roundtable discussion for an audience of students and alumni from Inner-City Filmmakers, a nonprofit dedicated to training and employing disenfranchised high school grads.  The panel – including DPs, editors, directors, Poolhouse producers, and our own James Lipetzky – covered everything from story development to hands-on practicalities of production.

It was a wonderful evening, everyone stayed late to share advice for the kids’ future collaboration with Nylon Studios, Kodak Film, and EKA Reps on the upcoming  Pocket Fest film festival.


Special thanks to all the fantastic panelists who made the night possible: Jessica Cooper Carlson, Mary Ellen Duggan, Will Hartman, Barry Norwood, Robert Parker, Lyra Rider, Vicki Mayer, and James Lipetzky.

Things That Go Bump…

We’re proud to announce two of our Foundation staff are currently expecting!

Congratulations to Editor, Suzie Moore and Receptionist, Nicole Ceci! Both moms-to-be are feeling great and lookin’ fab!

 

FOUNDATION CONTENT ANNOUNCES WBEC CERTIFICATION AS A FEMALE MINORITY BUSINESS

Foundation Content announces WBEC Certification.  Owner, Samantha Hart says, “I appreciate the WBEC for this recognition.”

Download the pdf here :WBEC

Foundation Gears Up for Guerrant

Megan Guerrant has joined the Team at Foundation Content in Chicago as a producer, and we are thrilled to have her!

Prior to honing her skills in the technical world of color and finishing at Filmworkers, she spent six years at DraftFCB as a production business manager.  The fact that she also has experience in the world of event production from a nearly four year position at event production company Williams/Gerard Productions is a bonus as Foundation continues to expand the scope of their creative business model into new and exciting arenas.

Joining Foundation also brings her back to the beginning of her career where she spent time working on independent films with Christopher Coppola and music videos at Black Dog Films/RSA.  Guerrant says, ” I am excited about getting involved creatively in the projects I work on.  There is a lot of opportunity at Foundation for me to explore my creative side as well as my strategic/business side.”

Foundation President, Samantha Hart says, “Our EP, Tracy Heropkie and I have known and admired Megan for quite some time.  Now that our Los Angeles office has taken off, we found a need to have another producer on hand to cover the influx of work coming into Chicago for our graphics, color, smoke and finishing departments as well as editorial.  It’s exciting to see our LA clients clamoring to get a color session with Tom Rovak or to work with our talented designers.  Having run this company for the past six years, it is refreshing to  see that work coming into this marketplace.”

Executive Producer, Tracy Heropkie adds, “With the recent addition of editor Christina Stumpf, we are looking to add one additional editor and then we think the Chicago office will be positioned right where we want it to be.”

Welcome to the team, Megan!


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