Published February 3, 2011
around the office , Environment , foundation , goofin off , midwest , staff
Tags: 2011, blizzard, chicago, foundation, midwest, snow, weather
Well, fellow Chicago peeps, we made it through the Great Blizzard of 2011! And check it out, we even have proof, provided by Ben Chappell!
This will be a great link to reference back to when our grandchildren start complaining about not getting a snow day and having to walk to school in a foot of snow…and we get to say things like… “I had to walk to work through the streets of Chicago when there was 5 feet of snow drift to maneuver around and 58 mph winds”… and we won’t be exaggerating!
Published October 21, 2010
around the office , Awards , chicago , Events , film , Film Festivals , foundation , midwest , party , staff
Tags: charity, chicago, Chicago film festival, clothesline, foundation content, gold hugo award, james lipetzky, KELLY OBRIEN, live united, midwest, tracy heropkie, united way
Tonight our piece for United Way, “Live United” (aka clothesline), which recently won the Gold Hugo Award, was screened at the Chicago International Film Festival’s “Best of INTERCOM”.
Owner, James Lipetzky and EP Tracy Heropkie posed with United Way’s Kelly O’Brien, who brought us the project.
It was a magical night, with some wonderful films! Chicago… I’m yours!
Published October 19, 2010
around the office , behind the scenes , chicago , foundation , midwest , Photography , production , Shoots , sneak peek , staff
Tags: agga b, ben chappell, chicago, directing, fashion, foundation, foundation content, glamour, high fashion, jordan grant, matt egan, midwest, models, shoot, team, vogue
This is a behind the scenes look at Foundation’s Matt Egan in action. Matt has shot several projects for fashion designer AGGA B recently and the footage from this particular shoot was for her Summer 2010 Collection. Click the picture below to view the footage.
Matt says of the experience, “Working with Agga or high end fashion in general is always an exciting and creative opportunity. Fashion pieces always call for dynamic, progressive concepts, with pristine captivating imagery. The editing and sound all have to be flawless and dovetail with the concept to complete that compelling feel . The final piece must project a hypnotic energy, a world that every viewer wants to dive into and make it their own. ”
What I love about this footage is the sophisticated glamour of it. The colors are great and having seen Matt in action, I can honestly say that he is the king of versatility. He can shoot everything from gritty rodeo shows to sequin encrusted models! And what a team we have! It’s easy to forget sometimes when we see these people every day, on every shoot- it’s easy to overlook just how awesomely talented each one of them is! Good work, team!
Published September 7, 2010
around the office , chicago , foundation , goofin off , party , staff
Tags: carrie lewis, chicago, foundation, foundation content, midwest, staff
Our favorite redhead and long time producer, Carrie Lewis is moving to the Big Apple! We wish her well, but she will be missed!
Here are some fun snaps from Carrie’s last day! We had homemade ceviche, cold ones and guac! Quite festive.
Peace out, Lewis!
We recently shot a piece for United Way which took us all over Chicago. It will be viewable soon.
In the meantime….
Stay tuned for the final…
Published March 10, 2010
around the office , chicago , comedy , Events , foundation , midwest , Pop Culture , staff
Tags: aaron freeman, chicago, comedy, egon, ghostbusters, harold ramis, humor, long pork, meaning of life, midwest, sketch group, zoran gvojic
Why- the Gentlemen of Long Pork… that’s who!
Foundation’s resident funny man, Zoran Gvojic and his sketch group, Long Pork are opening for Harold Ramis… you know… Egon from Ghostbusters and the Director of Groundhog’s Day!
Ramis will be sitting down with Aaron Freeman for an interview about The Meaning of Life. This is the first in a series of conversations at Emanuel on the Meaning of Life.
5959 North Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660-3643
General seating tickets range from $40 to $80. Patron tickets are $150 and include preferred seating, on-site parking at Emanuel and admission to an after-show event with Harold and Aaron. All tickets may be purchased on Brown Paper Tickets
or by calling 800-838-3006.
And the best part?
Long Pork fans can get an additional $10 discount by using the promo code “longpork”. This also puts you in a drawing to win two free patron tickets and to get to meet Harold afterwards!!
Published February 18, 2010
around the office , focus creeps , foundation , music , music video , Pop Culture , production , red camera , staff
Tags: aaron brown, bands, ben chappell, chicago, focus creeps, foundation content, girls, indie music, midwest, music video, port o'brien, portland, tour
And this one is no exception!
The Focus Creeps (Ben Chappell and Aaron Brown) just ended a ten city tour, documenting three bands on the road including indie sensation Girls! The dynamic duo are currently in Portland right now shooting a video for Port O’Brien!
We received this picture via iPhone of their journey thus far…hmmm…. fishing rods and creepy antique baby dolls… yep, this is definitely a Focus Creeps project. Have fun boys!