We are thrilled to announce that two of our Merrell collaborations, "Handed Down" by Mercy Supply Co. and "Ursa Minor" by Ursa Minor, have been selected as National Gold ADDY Award winners. These branded lifestyle pieces have received well-deserved recognition, and we couldn't be prouder of the work.
Lead editor, Dustin Foster, led the way in crafting the captivating story of "Ursa Minor." Collaborating with Editor Leah Mazzara, they beautifully captured the essence of a small island restaurant, earning an award for Editing.Christian Cullen, our collective composer, played a crucial role in both projects, delivering unique scores and tailored sound design. His exceptional work garnered an award for Music Without Lyrics for "Handed Down" and Sound Design for "Ursa Minor."
Our small footprint approach, typically consisting of two to three-person crews for outdoor and lifestyle productions, allows for agility, collaboration, and relaxed settings during shoots.
We owe much of the success to our dedicated Chop & Hue production crew. Each production is meticulously tailored to our clients' briefs, with careful consideration given to every crew member on set. Our small footprint approach, typically consisting of two to three-person crews for outdoor and lifestyle productions, allows for agility, collaboration, and relaxed settings during shoots. An excellent example of our small footprint philosophy can be seen in the production of "Ursa Minor." Filmed on location in Lopez Island, Washington, the crew, comprised of Cinematographers Jacob Cleeves and DJ Viernes, and Producer Samantha Vlaming, seamlessly captured the essence of the story.
Our collaborative approach extends to post-production as well. Our producers work closely with the Chop & Hue editors before each shoot, ensuring a clear vision of the final product and understanding the editing flow and needs. This synergy enables us to send a compact crew, knowing exactly which moments and inserts will complement the editors' creative vision.
This level of coordination is especially true for Editor and Director Dustin Foster, who has a distinctive style that influences our cinematographers' framing and style decisions. The seamless collaboration between our production crew and editors has been a cornerstone of Chop & Hue's culture, enabling us to create compelling, story-driven pieces.