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    The Colonie Adds Three Assistant Editors

    April 5, 2019, 8:41 pm
    The Chicago-Based Editorial and Postproduction Company Continues to Staff Up, Keeping Pace With The Growing Demand for its Full-Service Approach to Broadcast Spots, Social Media Packages, Integrated Campaigns and Long-Form Content

    The Colonie has announced the addition of assistant editors Priscilla Perez, Lexi Midkiff and assistant editor/assistant motion graphic designer Lindsey Fisher to the full-service editorial and postproduction boutique’s staff. 

    Along with the expansion of its editing staff, recent additions to The Colonie’s motion design, VFX and support teams have increased the scope and range of the one-stop Chicago-based company’s capabilities.   The ongoing growth of The Colonie’s roster of talent enables it to keep pace with the needs of the growing number of broadcast spots, social media packages, cross-platform campaigns and long-form projects that call on its integrated services. 

    Assistant Editor Priscilla Perez graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a B.A. in Cinema Art + Science with a concentration in postproduction. She began making videos with her cousins at 12 years old, but it wasn't until she took a TV broadcasting class in high school - and got her hands on a Final Cut 7 - that she knew her calling.

    Formerly with Whitehouse, Perez joins The Colonie with editorial experience in multiple genres, from commercials and social media packages to documentaries, and music videos. Early this March, during a stint at We Are Victory, Perez flew to NC where she worked as on-set editor during Nike’s All-Star weekend, turning around a trio of Instagram story videos during the span of a weekend and meeting the brand’s tight deadline. 

    Priscilla Perez also brings the eye of a designer to her new role as assistant editor, while continuing to hone her skills as a 3D artist.  She created the motion graphics for the title animation for the film, ‘Build Ramps-Not Walls,’ winner of the ‘Best Student Documentary’ award at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

    “Expanding The Colonie's staff with skilled, multi-disciplined talent is core to our ability to meet the ever-changing needs of the industry,” says Executive Producer, Mary Caddy. “Our veteran editors are always mentoring a new crop of young, innovating assistants that push themselves creatively. We see great ideas coming from every member of our team.” 

    “With the signing of Assistant Editor Lexi Midkiff, The Colonie took advantage of the opportunity to bring an experienced assistant with a wide range of skill-sets onboard, further increasing our exceptional collective of in-house creative talent,” adds Caddy.

    A graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Midkiff majored in film/video with a focus on postproduction.  Drawn to both the technical and artistic aspects of creating visual stories, she brings a mastery of both disciplines to the table.

    Midkiff brings experience editing spots, internet campaigns, music videos, and long-form projects to her new post. Her credits including cutting the trailer for the feature film, ‘Signature Move,’ motion designer for the films 'Freelancers Anonymous' and 'Holy Trinity,” as well as editor for both movies’ internet campaigns. Midkiff recently cut two music videos, ‘Tick Tock,’ for the group Glad Rags and ‘Cactus’ performed by Alex Grelley for ‘The Grelley Duvall Show.’

    Lindsey Fisher, another alumnus of Columbia College with a degree in Cinema Art and Science, honed her skills as a staff motion designer, content manager and editor at E360 Sport for two years before going independent. As an in-demand freelance editor and designer, she worked on a variety of spots, and social media projects for Red19Creative and Eyepatch Productions, as well as content for events, such as the International Champions Cup, the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix, the FIVB World League and the UCLA Rose Bowl. 

    “Pricilla, Lexi, and Lindsey join the strongest group of assistants that The Colonie has had to date. I’m amazed by the mix of projects they’ve edited so early in their careers and the impressive level of skills each of them has developed,” says Creative Editor and Partner, Brian Sepanik. “Their passion for their craft and seeing them grow with each new project is inspiring."

    “I can’t overstate how happy I am that these creative young women have joined The Colonie’s team,” adds Partner and Editor, Bob Ackerman. “Their enthusiasm is infectious, and their potential is limitless.”

    About: The Colonie: 
    The Colonie is an award-winning Chicago-based creative editorial, motion design, visual FX and finishing postproduction house with a seamless full-service approach to creating broadcast and digital content that engages, entertains, informs and moves audiences. 

    National and global clients, such as McDonald’s, BCBS, Facebook, Anheuser-Busch, Nintendo, Levi’s, PepsiCo, Walmart and Bayer are just a few of the brands that call upon the company's collaborative team of talent to deliver compelling visual stories that elevate the viewer’s experience and connects them to their brands across multiple platforms.

     For more information visit www.TheColonie.com, or contact executive producer, Mary Caddy at 312-225-1234, or Sonia Reps, sales@Soniareps.com, 312-519-0911.



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      The Colonie Received Two AICP Post Nods

      April 22, 2019, 5:17 pm
      The Colonie is on the AICP Post Awards’ shortlist with two of the company’s projects receiving nominations for exceptional work. Editor Nathan Rodgers is a finalist in the Music Video category for his contribution to Taylor Bennett’s ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll and Editor/Social Media Director Jimmy Helm and CD Jennifer Moody received a nod for best New Media for thePorsche spot, ‘Curves.’

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      April 22, 2019, 9:58 am
      The Colonie is on the AICP Post Awards’ shortlist with two of the company’s projects receiving nominations for exceptional work. Editor and Social Media Director Jimmy Helm and Creative Director Jennifer Moody received a nomination in the New Media: Vertical category for the Porsche spot, ‘Curves’ and Editor Nathan Rodgers is a finalist in the Music Video category for his contribution to Taylor Bennett’s ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll.’

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      The Colonie's Tom Pastorelle Cuts Advocate Aurora

      February 22, 2019, 2:32 pm
      Chicago-based Company Provides Advocate Aurora Health's Multi-Platform Broadcast & Internet campaign with Editorial, Motion Design, VFX and Animation Services Cut to the Tune of Nostalgic TV Theme Song

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      The Colonie Promotes Graham Chapman to Editor

      January 18, 2019, 10:28 am
      The Colonie (www.thecolonie.com) has announced that Graham Chapman has been promoted to editor, continuing the Chicago-based postproduction company’s long tradition of nurturing extraordinary young talent and developing its next generation of editors from within.

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      Bob Ackerman Cuts Walmart Spot-Lets Get It Started

      July 25, 2018, 8:34 am
      A new spot for Walmart out of Burrell Communications taps SuperPrime’s lauded directorial duo, The Malloys, and captures the excitement of the first day of school with The Black Eyed Peas' track, ‘Let’s Get Started.’ The Colonie's veteran editor, Bob Ackerman, was given the enviable task of shaping a wealth of stunning footage into a captivating visual story. The upbeat song provided the editor with a driving beat that set commercial's pace and uplifting feel of the back to school.

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      The Colonie’s Bob Ackerman Cuts New Walmart Spot

      July 23, 2018, 10:54 am
      Burrell Communications’ new spot for Walmart taps SuperPrime’s lauded directorial duo, The Malloys, and captures the excitement of the first day of school with The Black Eyed Peas' track, ‘Let’s Get Started.’ Veteran editor, Bob Ackerman, was given the enviable task of shaping a wealth of stunning footage into a captivating visual story.

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      Towkio-Symphony MV-The Colonie Edit,FX,PP Producer

      April 30, 2018, 5:40 pm

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      The Colonie's Rodgers Cuts Towkio’s Music Video

      April 30, 2018, 5:28 pm
      The Colonie's Nathan Rodgers helped set the pace for Chicago rapper Towkio's music video, ‘Symphony,’ a new single dropped from the artist’s album, WWW. The project tapped the editor's broad range of skills. He work with director Andre Muir on developing the finer points of the video, was a postproduction producer on the project and collaborated closely with the crew and The Colonie's VFX talent to provide a cost-effective approach to bring Muir's vision to life.

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      McDonald’s '40000 Friends (Editor: Brian Sepanik

      May 25, 2016, 2:31 pm
      The McDonald’s spot,‘40,000 Friends’ showcases Burrell’s deftness at creating documentary-style targeted ads, tapping iconic director, Bob Giraldi's talent. A previous McD spot called upon another lauded director, Joe Pytka, to craft its real-life inspired story. Driven by agency’s sharply contrasting concepts & the directors’ powerful cinematic storytelling styles - creative editor Bob Ackerman, of The Colonie, wove together a pair of spots with very approaches to delivering a shared message.

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      The Colonie is Chicago's Big Winner at AICE Awards

      May 19, 2016, 4:32 pm
      The AICE Awards Show has grown into the post production industry’s premier competition for excellence in post production, creative editorial, music, color grading, design and sound. The Colonie’s creative editors, Brian Sepanik, and Keith Kristinat, received top honors at the 2016 AICE event, earning the editorial and post house the distinction of taking home the most awards of any Chicago-based company at this year’s presentation.

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