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Paul Proulx, DDB Canada and Dairy Farmers Celebrate in Style

This DDB Canada/Dairy Farmers of Canada campaign follow-up features another fun spoof of an 80’s-style beer commercial. Directed by Soft Citizen duo Aircastle, the tongue-in-cheek spot was cut by Paul Proulx whose edit provides some beautifully-timed moments of beer-inspired celebration.


Client & Product: Dairy Farmers of Canada – Milk
Name of campaign: “Pour a Tall Cold One ”
Spot Title: “Softball”

Agency: DDB Canada
Chief Creative Officer: Cosmo Campbell
Executive Creative Director: Paul Wallace
Creative Director: Craig Ferguson
Associate Creative Director: Allan Topol
Agency Producer: Lorrie Zwer

Production Company: Soft Citizen
Director: Aircastle (William Beauchamp & Jamie Cussen)
Director of Photography: John Houtman
Executive Producer: Rob Burns

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

Colour Facility: Alter Ego
Colourist: Eric Whipp

Finishing: Fort York VFX
Lead Flame Artist: Paul Binney

Audio House: The Eggplant

For Pitch Perfect Collaboration, Working With Grip & KFC Is Music To Marc Langley’s Ears

KFC

       Parents understand how much time and sacrifice is poured into their kid’s after school activities. When their child finally reaches the spotlight, it makes it all worthwhile. Grip and KFC have tapped into this emotional moment in their latest spot edited by Marc Langley and directed by Sparks Productions’ Ben Liam Jones. Marc deftly creates a highly watchable, visual cut that shares the story of a Dad and his daughter as she learns how to play the piano. In “Theatre“, we see them both change throughout the years … ending with her first big concert, and the pride of a doting father. KFC’s Stephen Scarrow, Senior Marketing Manager, Advertising & Media, says “The KFC Canada team is exceptionally proud of the “Theatre” ad. Rooster did a great job editing the ad to maximize the emotional power of the story, weaving a story of a Father’s pride in his workmanship, and ultimately the pride of his daughter. This brand ad was produced to support KFC’s current “Colonel’s Way” campaign, an appreciation of Colonel Sanders’ values of hard work, pride and love for the work our cooks do in-store. Thank you Rooster for helping to create such a “Finger Lickin’ Good” ad!”

Client: KFC – Yum! Restaurants International (Canada) Co.
Title: Theatre

Agency: Grip Ltd
Partner, Creative: Randy Stein
Partner, Creative: Scott Dube
Associate Creative Director: Heather Hnatiuk
Senior Art Director: Craig Brandon
Copywriter: Heather Hnatiuk
Copywriter: Alex Bonder
Senior Producer: Katherina Villa
Managing Director: John Miller
Director, Business: Jessica Tran
Manager, Business: Terry Kuan

Production Company: Sparks Productions
Director: Ben Liam Jones
DP: James Blann
Executive Producer: Andy Crosbie
Producer: Jeff Pangman

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Marc Langley
Assistant Editor: Hilary Smith

Colour Facility: Alter Ego
Colourist: Wade Odlum

Online Facility: Alter Ego
Online Artist: Darren Achim
Online Assistant: Alexa Salsberg

Audio House: Imprint Music

Paul Proulx Raises A Pint With DDB & Dairy Farmers of Canada

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Paul Proulx edits this latest creative for DDB Canada and Dairy Farmers of Canada. Working with Soft Citizen directorial duo Aircastle (William Beauchamp & Jamie Cussen), Paul got a chance to put his comedic editorial skills front and center. The premise of the creative? After an exciting game of hockey, there’s nothing like sharing a tall, cold brewski mooski with the guys. Cheers to that.

Client: Dairy Farmers of Canada
Title: “Pour a Tall Cold One”

Agency: DDB Canada
Chief Creative Officer: Cosmo Campbell
Executive Creative Director: Paul Wallace
Associate Creative Director: Allan Topol
Associate Creative Director: Craig Ferguson
Agency Producer: Lorrie Zwer

Executive Producer: Eva Preger
Production Company: Soft Cititzen
Director: Aircastle (William Beauchamp & Jamie Cussen)
Director of Photography: John Houtman

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

Colour: Alter Ego
Colourist: Eric Whipp

Finishing: Fort York VFX
Lead Flame Artist: Ernie Mordak

Audio House: The Eggplant

Izzy Helps DDB Canada & Dairy Farmers Of Canada Cry Over Spilled Milk

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This latest creative effort for DDB Canada and Dairy Farmers of Canada takes us to a fancy dinner party where the guests are frozen in time, but their tears are very real. Editor Izzy Ehrlich and OPC director Matt Devine collaborate, slowing down the narrative time while keeping the visual narration flow steady and dynamic. The camera weaves its way down the dinner table, revealing each guest as they cry over spilled milk.

Client: Dairy Farmers of Canada
Name of commercial: The Dinner Party
Agency: DDB Canada
Chief Creative Officer: Cosmo Campbell
Creative Director: Paul Wallace
Art Director: George Lin
Copywriter: Alex Manahan
Agency Producer: Stef Fabich/ David Smith

Production Company: OPC
Director: Matt Devine
Cinematographer: Adam Marsden
Executive Producer: Harland Weiss/ Donovan Boden
Line Producer: Ian Webb

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Izzy Ehrlich
Assistant Editor: Taylor McWade

Colour Facility: The Vanity
Colourist: Andrew Exworth

VFX / Finishing Facility: The Vanity
Online Artist: Naveen Srivastava

Audio House: Vapor RMW
Producer/Music Supervisor: Kailee Nowosad

Marc Keeps Things Moving with Red Urban & Subaru

Subaru Impreza

Editor Marc Langley continues to impress with work that is full of energy and surprises, this time for Red Urban and client Subaru Impreza. Directed by Tantrum Productions Jake Mavity, the film features a visual range of creative expression to help demonstrate the 2017 model. The cut flows with the narrative, a riff in honour of those restless individuals who improve themselves by never sitting still.

Client: SUBARU Canada
Title: RESTLESS
Agency: RED URBAN
Executive Creative Director: Christina Yu
Senior Creative: Patrick Shing
Copywriter: Angeline Parsons
Art Director: Meagan Patry
Agency Producer: Anna Tricinci

Production Company: TANTRUM PRODUCTIONS
Director: Jake Mavity
Cinematographer: John Houtman
Executive Producer: Will Waters
Line Producer: Ben Sullivan
Production Manager: Sarah Gardner
Service Company: SKIN AND BONES FILM
Executive Producer: Liane Thomas
Production Manager: Simon Dragland

Editing Facility: ROOSTER POST PRODUCTION
Editor: Marc Langley
Assistant Editor: C. Hilary Smith
Executive Producer: Melissa Kahn

Colour Facility: ALTER EGO
Colourist: Eric Whipp

VFX / Finishing Facility: FORT YORK
Online Artist: Paul Binney
Online Assistant: Luke White

Audio House: VAPOR RMW
Music Producer: Ted Rosnick
Executive Producer: Jeff Cohen

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

Jeff Poremba Helps McCann New York Make Co-Workers Merry For Office Depot OfficeMax

office-depot-office-maxCo-workers are usually the hardest to buy for. But that’s in the past, thanks to McCann New York and Office Depot OfficeMax. In this pool of comedic spots, Editor Jeff Poremba and directing duo Ben/Dave from Partners Film team up to bring some honesty to holiday office gift-giving with “The Co-Worker Collection”.




Advertiser: Office Depot OfficeMax
Titles: Neat Freak/Needy Colleague/Microwave/Pen Chewer/Enigma
Agency: McCann New York
Creative Director: Danny Rodriguez
Copy Writer: Adam Koehler
Art Director: Mikey Harmon
Producer: James Lawson

Production Company: Partners Film
Director: Ben/Dave
Executive Producer: Gigi Realini

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Jeff Poremba
Assistant Editor: Aaleya Waslat

Colour: The Vanity
Colourist: Andrew Exworth

Finishing: Fort York VFX
Lead Online Artist: Ernie Mordak
Flame Artist: James Marin
Online Assistant: Melissa Vasiliev

Audio House: SONIC UNION
Audio Producer: Justine Cortale