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Dave De Carlo Wins Best Editing in Feature Length Documentary for Giants of Africa


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woot! Woot!!! Congrats to Dave De Carlo for his Best Editing Win in Feature Length Documentary at the Canadian Screen Awards for Giants of Africa, directed by Untitled Film’s Hubert Davis! Way to go Dave! To read more about the film and to see the trailer click here and here.

Michelle Czukar: New Work for john st. and President’s Choice

#EatTogether
The craft of editing can take you to places you’ve never been, or take you on an emotional journey that you were never expecting. Such is the case with this collaboration from editor Michelle Czukar and Radke director Michael Clowater for john st. and client Loblaw Cos. Ltd. A highly creative editor, Michelle knows how to take storytelling to the next level. Through the magic of editing, she brings us into an apartment hallway, while sharing the story of a group of neighbours from different backgrounds who come together for an impromptu meal.

The 2-minute-and-thirty-second film was shown this past Sunday, during the National Hockey League’s Centennial Classic game, when Loblaw bought out an entire commercial break on Sportsnet after the first period. The message of this emotionally-storied film is about how food can help create unity and community-building when people #EatTogether.

The film is getting lots of praise on social media. The unexpected (for a food retailer) use of emotional storytelling is a lovely, yet a subtle bit of flag-waving to help kick-off Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation this year. Did you see the article in the Globe & Mail? 

Advertiser: Loblaw Cos. Ltd. President’s Choice
Title: “Neighbours”

Agency: john st.
Creative Director: Stephen Jurisic
Creative Director: Angus Tucker

Copywriter: Jesse Wilks

Art Director: Gerardo Agbuya
Producer: Brittani Wilcox

Production Company: Radke Films
Director: Michael Clowater
Director of Photography: Mauro Fiore
Executive Producer: Miriana DiQuinzio, Scott Mackenzie

Producer: Jeff Darragh

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Michelle Czukar
Assistant Editor: Joey Whitelaw

Colour: Alter Ego
Colourist: Eric Whipp

Finishing: Alter Ego
Online Artist:  Eric Perrella

Audio House: Vapor RMW

Michelle Czukar Joins the Team at Rooster Post Production

Michelle CzukarMichelle Czukar is one of the top television commercial editors in Canada. She began her career editing music videos and was quickly regarded as Canada’s premier music video editor. Her talent has seen her collaborate with renowned director Floria Sigismondi on a wide range of projects, from Marilyn Manson, Tricky, and The Cure, to the legendary David Bowie.

Michelle’s exceptional editorial talent in the music video world was soon recognized by Canadian advertising agencies. Today, she is regarded as one of the top ‘go-to’ editors in the Toronto market. Michelle has collaborated on many iconic Canadian brands ranging from HBC and Bell, to Sick Kids and Air Canada. She has enjoyed working relationships and many repeat commercial projects with directors such as Adhoc Content’s Chris Sargent, Skin and Bones director Mark Zibert, and Soft Citizen’s The Perlorian Brothers. Michelle has won many International awards including a Gold Lion for agency Zig and Unilever brand Vim for ‘Prison Visitor’. She also has the distinction of having more work featured on the Shots International reel than any other Canadian editor.

Michelle continues to produce award-winning work. Most recently, she was recognized at NYC’s One Show 2016 in the craft editing category for her editorial contribution on Sick Kids “Better Tomorrows” for JWT, directed by Mark Zibert.

Watch Michelle’s reel

 

Editor Jeff Poremba Journeys To Ecuador

"Galapagos" Untitled Films director Scott Pommier and editor Jeff Poremba take us on a breathtaking journey to the birthplace of evolution – The Galápagos Islands in Ecuador. The piece was created for Ecuador Tourism as part of The Feel Again Project by McCann Ecuador. 18 artists from around the world were invited to take part in creating works of art to showcase Ecuador as a travel destination that is unlike any other.

 

Agency: McCann Ecuador
Client: Ecuador Tourism
Production Company: Untitled Films
Director: Scott Pommier
Producer: Tom Evelyn

 

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Jeff Poremba
Assistant Editor: Brett Rostrup

 

Colour: The Vanity
Colourists: Andrew Exworth

 

Finishing: Fort York VFX
Lead Flame Artists: Ernie Mordak & Lauren Rempel
Flame Assistant: Jason Pereira

 

Audio House: Urban Post Production
Producer/Music Supervisor: Tom Bjelic

 

 

 

Paul Proulx #MakesAmazing Edits for JWT & Air Canada’s Amazing World

Screen Shot 2015-09-09 at 4.45.50 PMIt’s pretty amazing that airlines move hundreds of thousands of people around the globe every day. To capture it all for Air Canada, Spy Film’s Tamir Moscovici flew around the world to film the sense of wonder that is felt by Air Canada’s personnel each and every day. Editor Paul Proulx sifted through hours of footage to craft the unique stories told by Air Canada’s pilots, flight attendants, air traffic controllers and one very lucky parent. In all, 4 films were produced for Air Canada and JWT in support of their #MakingAmazing promotion.

 

Client: Air Canada
Name of commercial(s): A Day To Hold On To, Flight Attendant, Pilot, SOC
Agency: JWT
Chief Creative & Integration Officer: Brent Choi
Executive Creative Director: Ryan Spelliscy
Creative Director: Gary Westgate
Art Director: Alex Newman
Copywriter: Patrice Pollack
Producer: Caroline Clarke

 

Production Company: Spy Films
Director: Tamir Moscovici
DOP: Kelly Jeffrey

 

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Paul Proulx
Assistant Editor: Colin Murdock

 

Colour: Alter Ego
Colourists: Wade Odlum

 

Finishing: Fort York VFX
Flame Artist(s): Ernie Mordak and Andrew Rolfe

 

Audio House: Tattoo Sound & Music

Only The Best Make The Cut For The Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Only the best of Jewish films make it to the Toronto Jewish Film Festival. To promote the Festival, DDB Canada art director Jake Bundock and copywriters David Ross & David Horovitch collaborated with two of the best: Suneeva director Shelley Lewis and Rooster Post Production editor Marc Langley. You’ve heard of spaghetti westerns? Meet a Hebrew cowboy. Saturday night’s not alright for fighting when it’s the day of the sabbath, in this well-timed, comedic spot.

Agency: DDB
Creative Director: David Ross
Art Director: Jake Bundock
Copywriter: David Ross, David Horovitch
Producer: Caroline Clarke

Production Company: Suneeva
Director: Shelley Lewis

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Marc Langley
Assistant Editor: Nick Greaves

Finishing: Fort York VFX
Lead Flame Artist: Ernie Mordak

Audio House: Pirate Toronto
Producer: Steve Gardner

Colour: Alter Ego
Colourists: Tricia Hagoriles

 

It Takes More Than ‘Talent’ To Win Juno Video Of The Year

Director Michael Maxxis

Michael Maxxis, The 2010 MuchMusic Director of the Year, has made an impressive leap into the music video scene. He’s both a visionary and an original, with his raw, purist style. His visual look is unique, preferring to shoot on film, allowing him to do many of his signature optical effects in camera. His latest music video for Juno award-winning Canadian band Billy Talent has garnered a Juno nomination for Video of The Year for the Brown Entertainment director.

Billy Talent – Saint Veronika – 2011 Juno Video Of The Year Nominee
directed by Michael Maxxis, edited by Dave De Carlo

Rooster editor Dave De Carlo is a talented young editor with his own unique editorial style that is a perfect match for Maxxis’. He’s very much in demand on-set for his extensive visual effects knowledge and collaborative approach.

Dave De Carlo

About working with Maxxis, De Carlo says, “Maxxis and I have been working together for a few years now. We have a very collaborative relationship and have become good friends. We constantly push each other to evolve our style and taste in music videos and commercials.” I can still remember being asked to cut one of his music videos for the first time – I watched a few of the videos that he had done previously on his reel and was blown away by his frenetic style of filmmaking. His music video work was like nothing else that was being done at the time in Canada.”

Maxxis’ recent projects have included videos for Billy Talent, Hot Hot Heat, Three Days Grace, Alexisonfire, Jimmy Gnecco, Cradle of Filth, and The Heavy – each with it’s own signature look. But nailing the look isn’t easy. Getting there takes planning, hard work and time.


Hot Hot Heat “21 at 12” directed by Michael Maxxis, edited by Dave De Carlo

“The first video we worked on together was for The Clicks (F$%k Your Pain Away) and it was quite the adventure.”says De Carlo. “Maxxis came back from New Orleans with nearly 7 hours of footage shot on 4 different cameras. At the time I was shocked, but I have since come to expect Maxxis to give me everything I need AND MORE on every job I have the pleasure of cutting for him.” According to De Carlo Maxxis loves to experiment with cameras, film stocks, lenses and colour.

Maxxis once again called upon De Carlo’s editorial chops to help him bring the Billy Talent project together. Says De Carlo, “When I saw the Billy Talent ‘Saint Veronika’ footage initially, I was blown away by the sheer scale of the video. Maxxis and his production team – including acclaimed cinematographer Adam Marsden and talented production designer Adam Wilson – did an incredible job making the story of the paper-bag doll named Veronika feel EPIC. I felt inspired and dove right in. I can remember the first night of cutting. I was here at Rooster until 4 in the morning playing around with variations on the intro – trying to nail the tone.”

The experience hasn’t just led Maxxis and De Carlo down the music video path. The pair has collaborated on a few successful commercial projects that have brought Maxxis’ unique sensibility of filmmaking to advertising.


8 for Infinity Trailer directed by Michael Maxxis, edited by Dave De Carlo

Maxxis has also achieved international critical acclaim with his short film “Steak and Milk” which screened at festivals around the world. Following Steak and Milk, Maxxis shot “8 for Infinity”, also cut by De Carlo. It stars Jimmy Gnecco and David Carradine in his final performance on celluloid. 8 for Infinity will be hitting the festival circuit in 2011.

About the Juno nomination, De Carlo says, “Michael Maxxis did an absolutely brilliant job! I feel very lucky to have been part of a music video that I think is pretty killer.” You can bet everyone at Brown Entertainment – the production company that reps him – and the staff at Rooster Post, will have their fingers crossed for Maaxis when the Video Of The Year Juno is announced.