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Director Sheldon Candis on Pitching and How Look Books Help

We had the pleasure of collaborating once again with director Sheldon Candis on a pitch book that came to fruition in the form of a new Misty Copeland docu-series for Macy’s and Under Armour. An insightful Film Independent interview with Sheldon about the series and the pitching process has just been released. Pitch books are an effective way of illustrating ideas in a way words alone won’t, and a great way to stand out amongst the competition.

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Academy Award Qualifying Theatrical Run For Celluloid Dreams

Academy Award Qualifying Theatrical Run For Celluloid Dreams

Celluloid Dreams, the short film directed by Jonathan Dillon that Clayton D’Mello and John Godfrey of Chargefield served as co-producers on, had its World Premiere screening on June 1 and won the Grand Jury Award at the 17th Annual Dances With Films, in Hollywood on June 8. As part of that award, Laemmle Theatres is giving the short an Academy Award qualifying theatrical run. The film’s theatrical run will be Tuesday, August 5 – Thursday, August 7, 2014 at Laemmle’s NoHo 7 in North Hollywood. Check it out if you’re in the LA area!

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Custom Lettering by Chargefield

Custom Lettering by Chargefield

Here's a selection of hand-drawn custom lettering pieces created by Chargefield. We render our type by hand, and then bring it into software such as Photoshop to clean up, or Illustrator to create vector pieces that can be scaled to any size. Custom lettering, or hand drawn typography, gives a unique look to many projects, whether it be the actual design of a logo, titles for editorial design, or a way of adding visual flourishes to an otherwise dry text-heavy piece of print design.

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Size Matters 2

Size Matters 2

We recently had the pleasure of creating some 3D composited titles for director Bailey Kobe at Double Entente Films on this awesome big rig gymkhana video, starring legendary stunt driver Mike Ryan. If you’re familiar with the Ken Block series of gymkhana videos, this will be something surprisingly different! Read on to check out the video!

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Coldharbour Recordings Rebrand

Coldharbour Recordings Rebrand

We recently rebranded Markus Schulz's electronic dance music label, Coldharbour Recordings. Named after Coldharbour Lane, a road in South London where Schulz's first studio was located, the logo is a nod to British street signage. You can see the new logo on the artwork for current single releases hitting stores now, using an album artwork template Chargefield also designed. See the full post for album art!

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Dead Ringer Commercial

Dead Ringer Commercial

We recently completed motion graphics for a Dead Ringer commercial directed by Justin Lutsky and produced by Fiction Pictures. For the commercial Chargefield created a custom heads up display and 3D broadhead renderings. Read on to see the full video!

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Streamy Award Nomination

Streamy Award Nomination

Produced by Dick Clark Productions (The Golden Globes, American Music Awards), The Streamy Awards are a live event that honours the best digital content of the year. Clayton D’Mello and John Godfrey are honoured to receive a nomination in the Best Visual Effects category, for their work on the Machinima/Lionsgate produced zombie comedy “Bite Me”. You can see the full list of nominees in The Hollywood Reporter. This year’s Streamy Award show takes place at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California on February 17, see you there! Catch the official announcement video after the jump!

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Chargefield VFX Reel 2013

Chargefield VFX Reel 2013

Chargefield (formerly The Department of Digital works) VFX reel for 2013 featuring motion graphics and visual effects for film, television, and commercials. Read more to check it out!

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Bite Me Full Season Online

Bite Me Full Season Online

The second season finale of Bite Me, the zombie comedy that we completed VFX and poster key art for, has aired on Lionsgate’s TV channel FearNet, and now the full season can be viewed without commercial interruption on YouTube. This season the show aired on both Machinima’s YouTube channel and Lionsgate’s FearNet TV channel concurrently, breaking new ground for digital content. Check out the whole second season after the jump!

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Bite Me Season 2 VFX Reel

Bite Me Season 2 VFX Reel

Last night was the season 2 finale of Bite Me, and we're following it up with a reel of the work did for the show's visual effects. Read more to take a look!

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