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Foundation Content Chicago Halloween Party

A short movie created by our Foundation Chicago Interns

Just For Laughs

Where were you yesterday at 1:30 pm (Central)? Well… if you were in Chicago’s Millennium Park, you may have seen an outrageously awesome social experiment organized by Tyler Walker, of Improv Everywhere  in conjunction with TBS. As a publicity stunt to kick off the Just for Laughs event on TBS this week, an “MP3 Experiment” took place that lasted about 30 minutes. Participants were told to download a song via their respective mp3 players. Utilizing one DVC Pro HD and a couple of flip cams, various shooters captured this hilarious footage.

Suzie Moore edited the footage together and Megan Guerrant produced. They wrapped at about 11:30 lastnight and it’s live today! Talk about a quick turn around. I think my favorite part has to be when this “mysterious voice” actually got a mob of people to use their finger’s as moustaches! Brilliant!

Stumpfified

We are pleased to welcome Editor Christina Stumpf to the Foundation family! Christina brings her intuition and passion for storytelling to the team, after a ten year run at the Whitehouse. Drawn to diverse material, she’s cut campaigns across genres for such brands as Miller, Orbitz, Cadillac, Sears, and Office Max, for whose web video “Jewelry” was shortlisted at Cannes.

Stumpf’s long form credits include,”Hidden in Plain Sight”, a documentary in collaboration with UN Goodwill Ambassador Julia Ormond; “Hidden in Plain Sight”, with the support of former President Clinton, has helped raise over $1 million to promote awareness and help eradicate human trafficking worldwide.

President Samantha Hart adds, “We are thrilled that Christina has joined us and are looking forward to her playing both a creative and leadership role at our company.” Welcome Christina, we all look forward to working with you!

More Moore! Call Hall!

Suzie Moore has been promoted to Editor! Moore joined the company as Senior Assistant Editor two years ago after getting her start at Avenue Edit. In her role as Senior Assistant, Moore quickly gained the attention of clients who began asking for her unique editorial vision on their projects. Suzie has boundless creative energy and a sharp eye, which she has demonstrated on recent projects for clients as varied as Sharpie, Depaul University, Mitsubishi, Unilever, Courvoisier, the Chicago Wolves, Harper’s Bazaar, TransUnion, and CROCs.

Drew Hall moves up from Assistant Editor to Editor. Born in England, Drew relocated from California to Chicago where he considered a climb on the corporate ladder before realizing his passion lay in film. A self-taught filmmaker, he was writing, directing and editing his own projects before joining Foundation as an assistant editor to owner James Lipetzky, who was impressed with both his work and his work ethic.

“We believe that Foundation’s success is all about finding and growing talent,” says Lipetzky. “We pride ourselves on creating an environment that promotes creative drive and excellence, allowing people to step up and maximize their capabilities.” Here, here!

If We Build It…

….We know you’ll come! Our new space is looking pretty great! Not only will this new L.A. office be architecturally unique, but it will boast a creative team that is an absolute powerhouse.

Stay tuned for more updates from Los Angeles!

Foundation L.A. EXPANDS!!

As most of you know, we opened an L.A. office last year in Santa Monica. Well, we officially signed the lease for our brand new space just this week!!

Our new address?

3583 HAYDEN AVE on the Hayden Tract in Culver City!

Just over 6,000 square feet, the space will have a 30ft x 30ft shooting stage as well as editorial bays and production areas including a mezzanine floor.

In true California style, the space makes use of three garage door roll-ups that spill out onto the expansive patio adorned by an architectural cactus garden suspended above.

Our L.A. studio currently houses award winning editor Jonathan Del Gatto, partner/co-founder James Lipetzky and up and comer Anna Patel.  In addition, music video lensers Focus Creeps, will also be on the roster in Los Angeles.  Stacy Paris produces.

While Foundation’s Los Angeles office is currently housed in Santa Monica digs, the new space should be ready by early December.

Lights, Camera, Help!

Our short  in support of same sex marriage, “Marriage Equality” was selected out of 235 entries from all across the world to show in the 2010 Lights, Camera, Help Film Festival in Austin, Texas!! Tom Pastorelle edited this piece and it was shot by Ben Chappell. But virtually everyone at Foundation touched this film in some way and we’re all very proud to see it accepted to this festival! The piece was originally created for F.A.I.R. in support of abolishing Prop 8.

Early this year it was selected as one of three finalists by the E-Hero Awards selection committee for the 2010 Human Rights Campaign Gala in Los Angeles. The Gala featured U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, as well as actresses Portia DeRossi and Kathy Griffin, who received the Ally for Equality Award.


The festival takes place July 29th – 31st and Foundation L.A.’s Stacy Paris and Anna Patel will be attending the event on our behalf to conduct the Q&A after it screens.

We are proud to have been given the opportunity to contribute to the cause and thrilled that our piece has been selected for this prestigious event!


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