CEA (& Santa) Brings Samsung QLED TV’s to the World

We got the call as the holiday break appeared in the horizon:  R/GA New York sent a wonderful brief to us for a series of unique images supporting the new QLED TV that Samsung was promoting via digital media for the holidays.  The agency tasked the CEA team to create CG-based images that didn’t fall into the typical holiday/Santa schmaltz, but that had a bit of an edge to them and didn’t feel like advertising.  As the samples below show, CEA nailed the brief and then some!  Agency Credits:  CD:  Rene Van Wonderen | Project Mgr:  Brittany Graham | Associate Content Producer:  Janie Penny | Santa’s Face:  Steve York, co-founder of CEA |

Elves:  CEA employee’s kids

CEA Animates Business for Chartered Accountants

A miniature world created in CGI comes grinding to a halt due to poor decision making in this animated piece by Cream Electric Art for the Joy Agency in Sydney, demonstrating the risk of people not partnering with a Charted Accountant for their business’s needs.

Credits: CD: Ben Pearce | Copywriter: Dan O’Bey | Production: Charlotte O’Rourke & Oscar Birkin | Original Design: Toby & Pete

Kolenko Captures Ravenwood for Williams-Sonoma

Continuing an on-going relationship with Williams-Sonoma Art Director Kathleen Sullivan, Eva Kolenko was asked to direct a new video for W-S Open Kitchen featuring the proprietors of Ravenwood Farm, a unique gathering space celebrating the intersection of culinary arts, agriculture, and the local makers movement in Kerhonkson, NY.  Kolenko and DP Stephen Meierding shot the owners and their friends and associates, gathering together for a meal in the renovated 19th century barn that is the centerpiece of the Ravenwood experience.  Food Styling:  Chris Lanier, co-owner of Ravenwood | Prop Styling:  Suzie Myers

Kids + Grilled Cheese + Kolenko = Cute

Ogilvy Chicago came back to Eva Kolenko recently to create a couple cute images connecting kids and grilled cheese to support Sargento Slices, and Kolenko didn’t disappoint.   Credits:  CD:  Megan Evans | Art Producer:  Maggy Lynch Hartley | Producer:  Indigital Productions | Food Styling:  Erin Quon | Props & Wardrobe Styling:  Natasha Kolenko

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


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

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