Eva Kolenko’s Thanksgiving Feature for F&W

Kolenko went to Austin recently to shoot Kristen Kish, owner/chef of Arlo Grey restaurant there, hosting a gathering of family and friends for Food & Wine Magazine’s Thanksgiving edition.  As usual, Kolenko captured the essence of the people she shot along with the amazing, mouthwatering dishes served.  Bring on the holidays!  Prop styling:  Natasha Kolenko


CEA’s “How Life Unfolds” Work for the PPB

The “How Life Unfolds” campaign from Cramer Krasselt provided a rare opportunity for Cream Electric Art:  The chance to work very collaboratively for over a year and a half with the agency, developing work that we all were proud of, under terms that were very fair to everyone involved.   The images were created in 3D and retouching, and are below.   CD:  Jim Root | AD:  Rebecca Mader | Art Producer:  Karen Kirsch



ZACHARY SCOTT SHOOTS FALLEN ANGELS

Try as they might, Gout sufferers stray from the recommended foods/beverages to avoid, and Duzallo is there to help them when they do.  This quirky campaign from Hill Holliday illustrates that fact with portraits of wayward angels with halos made from their diet sins, and was deceptively challenging to shoot.  The halo props were shot practically and manipulated in post, and getting them to read well and in the proper position took a good deal of massaging.  Scott and team succeeded in the end, with arresting results to go with the ads’ “I’m no angel” headline. Creative credits include SVP GCD: Lauren Herman |  VP CD: Daniella Tineo-Cohn | SAD: Stella Shin | SVP Executive Producer: Brian Gonsar | Sr. Integrated Producer: Kate Geskos | Producer: Megan Sluiter | Props: John Robinson Design | Wardrobe: Gillean McLeod | Hair/MU:  Stephanie Daniel | Retouching:  E36 Creative


CGI Butterflies by CEA for Jurlique

Tying in with the botanical ingredients of Jurlique skin care products, Cream Electric Art created a series of animations showing the packages surrounded by beautiful butterflies, all in CGI.  Client:  Jurlique International | Global Art Director:  Shabnam Bina


Eva Kolenko’s Fresh Look for Panera

Panera Bread Company is evolving it’s branding, and with that has come a new approach to bring more environmental and day part cues into the propping and lighting of their in-store materials.  Kolenko was fortunate to play a role in the first two rounds of shooting for the evolution through their transition in design agencies, the results of which are out now.  Credits:  Round 1:  Willoughby Design, CD: Zack Shubkagel | Designer:  Gaby Saravia | Round 2:  Playground Design, CD:  Rob Fieldhouse | Sr. AD:  Samantha Hahn | Styling (for both):  Food:  Erin Quon | Props:  Natasha Kolenko

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CEA Goes Epic for IMAX

The task from TBWA Chiat Day to Cream Electric Art was simple:  Create three images that convey the drama and impact of epic IMAX films, and cinemagraphs of each.  The enormity of the project became quickly apparent from the initial production meetings, as the work would be shown in 70 different countries across a huge variety of differently formatted media, and needed to work seamlessly.   The three concepts were narrowed down from a larger list of alternative film “moments”, and CEA got to work designing the imagery and creating the hero CG elements, which included the ship at sea, some of the wave and atmospheric pieces, the detailed space ship interior, earth w/ hurricane,  exterior space ships and almost everything in the war planes execution.  It was a huge challenge to design, build and animate the pieces so they would work as looping cinemagraphs, but also as stand alone still images.  Thanks to the efforts of the CEA team and great communication from the agency and client, the results are amazing.  Agency Credits:  ECD:  Renato Fernandez | CD:  Jason Knarley | SAD: Stephen Lum | Sr. CW: Liz Cartwright | Director of Design: Mark Sloan | Designer: Robbie Reynolds | Integrated Producer:  Hashi Clark | Sound Design:  Lime Studios


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Zachary Scott Warps Time. Again.

Known for the “Old Babies” work he produced for the NY Times Magazine for a feature on “Reverse Aging” and a campaign for Miracle Whip that followed, Zachary Scott was called upon recently to warp time again for a pharma campaign utilizing young children as older adults, albeit active ones.  Using shots of the kids in wardrobe in studio-set environments with separate shots of hair prosthetics, stand-ins (the mechanic’s hair is the ACD’s), and some serious photo shop skills, Zack and his team created another round of quirky imagery that demands viewers to take a second look.  Agency:  DDB Health | ACD:  Brian Evans | Art Supervisor: Niyati Mehta | Art Producer:  Melissa Brown | Production Coordinator:  Sluiter Productions | Sets/Props:  Faeth Group | FX Artist:  Isaac Prado | Hair & Make-up:  Katy McClintock | Wardrobe:  Joanne Hadfield | Compositing/Retouching:  Cream Electric Art


Summer Refreshment from Kolenko & Blue Moon

Who knew beer was such a versatile cocktail ingredient?!  We sure didn’t, until Venables, Bell & Partners asked Eva Kolenko to shoot a variety of beer-inspired drinks for Blue Moon Brewing Company for their Mixology campaign.  Here’s a few from the effort along with a subsequent shoot for Mango Wheat flavored draft beer.  Credits:  Design Director:  Cris Logan | Designer:  Jon Donaghy | Art Producer (Mixology):  Marissa Serritella | Art Producer (Mango Wheat):  Joe Rossman | Production Coord:  Indigital Productions | Food/Beverage Styling (Mixology):  Alison Attenborough, (Mango Wheat): Robyn Valarik | Prop Styling:  Jamie Holker


Kolenko Gets Cheesy for Sargento

Ogilvy Chicago CD/AD Megan Evans came back to Kolenko for a major shoot for all of the Sargento Cheese product lines last year, and the campaign is beginning to launch at last!  Here’s a fat, juicy bacon cheese burger that definitely gets the job done, followed by a stack of quesadillas and two usage-driven health-oriented ads,  More product images to follow.   Credits:  Agency Producer:  Maggy Lynch Hartley | Production Coordinator: Indigital Productions | Props Styling:  Natasha Kolenko | Food Styling (Slices & Shredded):  Erin Quon 

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