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Q&A with Nick Wiseman, Partner at Dancing Aardvarks

Posted by James McKenna on 8/17/16 11:39 AM

Leading UK Long-Form Commercial House, Dancing Aardvarks, Revolutionizes Production Workflows with TerraBlock

UK-based Dancing Aardvarks is a unique combination of a production company and ad agency, who specialize in commercial production from initial concept to final creation. This arrangement allows customers to reduce chains of contact and work directly with the people who are making their ad.

Dancing Aardvarks are also a leading provider of long form infomercials to the three biggest long form advertisers in the UK. For the Facilis blog we have spoken to Nick Wiseman, Partner at Dancing Aardvarks.

Q: What created the impetus for you to consider investing in Facilis TerraBlock?

NW.We have put over 1000 commercials through Clearcast, and a lot of them are iterated from the same assets. Therefore, having all of the assets online and accessible from a multiple seats made a lot of sense to us.

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Topics: Customer Q&A, multicam

Q&A with Jacob Richmond Director of video production, SFJAZZ

Posted by James McKenna on 7/12/16 10:00 AM

Q: Tell us about SFJAZZ

JR: We like to think of ourselves as a “sanctuary for jazz. The SFJAZZ Center is the first stand-alone building in the country that is solely dedicated to jazz. We're located only blocks from San Francisco’s City Hall. Our center is the culmination of a vision developed by the SFJAZZ organization, which for 30 years presented year-round concerts, including the San Francisco Jazz Festival in rented venues. The venue was purpose-built in 2013, and we host over 300 performances and events year-round. The center's main performance space seats up to 700 people in close proximity to the musicians with superb sightlines, offering the excellent acoustics of a great concert hall and the relaxed intimacy of a jazz club.

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Topics: Customer Q&A, 1080 HD, ProRes 422

Q&A with Ira Klusendorf, Video Production Manager Steinhafels Furniture

Posted by James McKenna on 6/9/16 1:28 PM

Q: Tell us about Steinhafels

IK: We are a family owned furniture and mattress retailer and have been in business since 1934. We have 16 stores throughout Wisconsin and Illinois, and we like to attribute our continued growth and success to our 700 employees and their dedication to "doing it right the first time".

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Topics: Customer Q&A

Q&A with Tinker Imagineers Creative Technologist Michel Buchner

Posted by James McKenna on 6/1/16 10:54 AM

 Tinker Imagineer adopts TerraBlock in new cutting edge AV production facility

Based in Utrecht, Netherlands, Tinker Imagineers is an agency for creative consultancy and experience communication. The team there brings ideas to life in exhibitions, events, brand experience centres, pavilions, and multi-media theatres.

Tinker take on research, project development, design, as well as production. Rooted in cognitive psychology, they mix the latest insights in human sense making with the storytelling and creative use of media technology.

Tinker’s clients have big ideas in mind, aimed at making the world a healthier or more sensible place to live in. Its expanded approach to experience design is the perfect way to bring moonshots to life.

For the Facilis blog, we have spoken to Michel Buchner, creative technologist at Tinker Imagineers.

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Topics: Customer Q&A

Q&A with The Hettema Group’s Head of Media Production Eric Hungerford

Posted by James McKenna on 3/3/16 9:47 AM


Q: Tell us about Hettema.

EH: The Hettema Group was created by Universal Studio’s creative executive Phil Hettema. In the mid-90’s he led the designing of Universal’s Islands of Adventure, becoming a direct competitor to Disney. He created The Hettema Group in 2002, and since then it has been the driving creative force on a lot of culturally significant media-based special venue projects since then. Some key projects include Beyond All Boundaries, a 4D theater experience at the WWII museum in New Orleans, the High Roller observation wheel for Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and the One World Observatory observation deck in New York City.

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Topics: Customer Q&A

Q&A with Nomad's Technical Producer Matthew Poletto

Posted by James McKenna on 1/26/16 3:06 PM



Q: Tell us about Nomad

MP: We are a global post-production company with offices in LA, NYC and London. We provide creative editorial, visual effects, graphics design, finishing and sound design services for television commercials, Internet advertising and feature films. Last year we celebrated our 20th anniversary. A large percentage of our work these days is in commercial editorial for some of the biggest brands in the world including Starbucks, Bridgestone Tires, Pepsi, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota, Lexus, American Express, Facebook, Visa, Nike, Samsung, T-Mobile, and more.

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Topics: Customer Q&A