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Mies and McCormick

Amidst the post World War II mushrooming of industry in the Chicago suburb of Melrose Park, real estate developer Robert Hall McCormick, Jr. saw an opportunity to build homes for the increasing swell of newly nesting residents.  He tapped famed architect Mies van der Rohe to design a prototype.  This example house would serve as a study for the development, as well as a weekend and summer home for the McCormick family; it would be simple, straightforward in its design.  Mies completed the McCormick House in 1952.

The house has since become a part of the Elmhurst Art Museum, its family room furnished with mid-century pieces designed by Florence KnollEero Saarinen, and van der Rohe, allowing visitors to experience the space as it was designed in its day.

On November 4th, the museum is premiering a documentary about the McCormick House, directed by Karen Carter, edited by Foundation’s Christina Stumpf, and opening title sequence designed by Foundation’s R. Kyle Shoup and Jennifer Moody. The film benefit, Soiree and the Silver Screen, aims to raise money for the house’s much needed restorations.

Mies van der Rohe built only two other houses in the nation during his lifetime.  The McCormick House is important not only for its architectural significance and artistic encapsulation of 1950s post-war America, but also for its precious rarity.

Here is the teaser trailer we created for the film.

As Brisk As We Wanna Be

Cornerstone recently had us create a motion reel projection for a Shady Records concert on 3/25 in Detroit.  Shady Records recording artists Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf were joined on stage for a surprise performance by their label-head, Eminem.  The concert was sponsored by Brisk and the reel incorporated original artwork by Matt W. Moore, SOPA, Colletivo, ILOVEDUST and Tristan Eaton.

Click the picture below to view.

We turned this around in just 3 days! Shout out to graphic artist Francis Kmiecik , for his assist on this project.

New Graphics Division Announced!!

Former Lift motion designer Curt Cooper will be taking the lead as our Creative Director! Also migrating from Lift is Lusia Boryczko, who will assume the role of producer, Kyle Shoup, who becomes Senior Motion Designer, and Motion Designer Jesse Willis.This new team builds on the already strong core of Senior Motion Designer Jennifer Moody, Designer Jamin Clutcher, and Jason Voke who rises to Associate Creative Director.

(left to right) Jennifer Moody,  Jesse Willis,  Jamin Clutcher,  Jason Voke,  Curt Cooper,  Lusia Boryczko,  Kyle Shoup.

Check out the official press release at Ruth Ratny’s Reel Chicago!!

With such an impressive lineup of talent, our new division represents a formidable force in the Chicago market and beyond. The team will also be servicing clients from our Los Angeles office.

Welcome aboard, gang!

Live United

When United Way asked us to create a  video to be presented during their gala event, we came up with a unique concept that took our crew all over Chicago!  Through production and special effects, we were able to extend a clothesline across the entire city, from the Northwest Suburbs to the Southside! Our goal was to highlight how United Way ties the people of this great community together.

We are extremely proud of this piece and enjoyed working with the folks at United Way. Please take a moment to view by clicking the picture above.

Watch. Share. Live United.

Jenn Moody: Team Captain

We’ve posted a lot recently about the music video Foundation produced for Elizabeth and the Catapult’s new song “Race You”.   Now it’s time to give props to the creative woman who art directed this awesome video…our own Jenn Moody! Jenn has been with the company for four years after having served at a stint for MTV’s On Air Design department. She has a strong background in music video direction and also worked on Michelle Branch’s website.   At Foundation, she has spearheaded graphics for such brands  as Hampton, Quaker, Target, McDonald’s, and a number of main titles, but this is the first full length music video that Jenn has the opportunity to have been the lead art director.

For the “Race You” video, Jenn’s graphic vision was supported by a wonderful design/vfx team which included, Susanne De Lorme, Linas Jodwalis, Aaron Kemnitzer and Katrina Nelken. Jenn says “We would never have been able to get it done on time and have it look this amazing if we didn’t have such a great team of talented people working together on this”.

If you haven’t seen this beautiful video- check it out here!

Stay Tuned…

The music video we created for band Elizabeth and the Catapult‘s song “Race You” premieres on Yahoo on January 25th!!!

We are very excited to see this video go live!


Also, check out production stills from the shoot on our flickr page!

Welcome to Happy Town!

Our creative team is in the process of shooting the main title for a tv pilot coming to ABC this fall! The show is called Happy Town and the 2 hour long pilot is scheduled to air this October.We’re super excited about this project and can’t wait to see it go live!

Want a sneak peek? Check out a few production stills! CLICK HERE!!

Appelbaum, Nemec and Rosenberg ( ABC Family/ABC Studios/Alloy series Samurai Girl) are executive producing this project. If you’d like a wee bit more info on Happy Town, check out this press release.

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