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Friday, Mar. 28, 2008
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Our 2008 Directors Spring Edition is a time to celebrate directors but sadly this column celebrates the life of a noted filmmaker, Anthony Minghella, who unexpectedly passed away last week at the age of 54. While he is best known for his stellar feature work, such as The English Patient, which...
Friday, Mar. 14, 2008
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Over the years SHOOT has chronicled the pending transition to DTV on assorted fronts, exploring the applications and implications for the advertising community. With Feb. 2009 fast approaching, mainstream consumer press has started paying more attention to the transition, focusing on this and...
Friday, Feb. 29, 2008
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Many years ago in this column I extolled the virtues of a local cable access channel in Los Angeles, an endorsement which on the surface seemed a bit strange. After all, it was a channel providing a forum for local oddballs, some of whom were spouting vitriol. And it was a channel that served as a...
Friday, Feb. 15, 2008
Work In Progress
Past installments of this column have expressed how gratified we feel when projects recognized in SHOOT --particularly in "The Best Work You May Never See" gallery--go on to gain widespread exposure and acclaim. But such gratification was taken to another level, going outside our "Best Work"...
Friday, Jan. 25, 2008
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As we enter the new year, it's tempting to look ahead, envisioning what might unfold and identifying key areas that will help to determine the course of 2008. To be sure, that brand of forward thinking was sprinkled throughout our first issue of 2008 as reflected in our Agency Creative and Edit...
Friday, Jan. 11, 2008
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On Dec. 29, advertising legend Phil Dusenberry, former BBDO North America chairman, passed away at the age of 71 after battling advanced lung cancer ( SHOOT , Jan. 2). I have several remembrances of him over the years but perhaps the most telling doesn't require me to go all that far back. I...
Friday, Dec. 14, 2007
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Even though "The Best Work You May Never See" gallery is now in its 10th year, the positive charge still resonates for SHOOT when a spot recognized in that gallery goes on to gain wider spread attention. In September, the Idaho Lottery's offbeat "Twister" spot earned "Best Work" distinction and now...
Friday, Dec. 7, 2007
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When the great Mel Blanc passed away, Warner Bros. took out an ad in honor of the voice actor. It showed a spotlight beam cast down upon a microphone stand with nobody at the mike. Off to the side were Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Yosemite Sam, Sylvester, Foghorn Leghorn and Pepe Le Pew, their heads...
Friday, Nov. 23, 2007
Opus No. 4
The Association of Music Producers (AMP) hosted a West Coast Battle of the Ad Bands on Nov. 19 at the Mint in Los Angeles. While the mood was festive as ad agency folk who are members of different bands strutted their musical stuff--to reviews by a panel of AMP judges loosely reminiscent of the...
Friday, Nov. 9, 2007
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The past year-plus has been good creatively in an unlikely product category--insurance. There's the Farmers Insurance "Lord of Mishap" spot from Campbell Ewald , the Liberty Mutual pay-it-forward campaign from Hill Holliday and Travelers' "Snowball" out of Fallon . "Snowball" not only garnered a...

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