• Thursday, Jun. 27, 2019
Almost Gold expands into editorial, color, finish, audio
Linas Jodwalis
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Design-driven production studio Almost Gold has unveiled a major expansion of both environment and talent. In addition to production, animation, and motion graphics capabilities, Almost Gold now offers editorial, color, finish, VO recording, and audio mix in its newly completed East Wing. The expansion comes as Almost Gold marks its five-year anniversary as a content-producing creative partner for agencies, brands and artists.

The East Wing features two bays outfitted with the latest technology to tackle full 4K throughout, as well as a VO recording booth and central conference room

Inspired by the concept of artists-in-residency, Almost Gold taps curated, premiere freelance talent for projects. “As we earned our clients’ trust in production and design, they’ve looked to us as a creative resource in expanded ways," related creative director Linas Jodwalis, who founded and designed the studio. "The strategic decision to embrace a non-exclusive talent model allows us to stay lean and flexible while emphasizing quality and creativity with longtime creative collaborators.” 

Among the artists represented on a non-exclusive basis by Almost Gold are sr. colorists Jeff Altman and Fred Keller, editors Dean Gonzalez and Nate Pence, editor/DP Kenneth Browne and audio engineer Sarah Krohn.

Altman has colored projects that have screened at SXSW, Sundance, Cannes, and TIFF, along with advertising campaigns for Capital One, Jeep, Toyota, Makers Mark, Michelob, Wendy’s, Disney, GE, Jack Daniels and more.

Working with agencies including Leo Burnett, DDB, FCB, BBDO, Havas and mcgarrybowen, colorist Keller has contributed to campaigns for McDonald’s, State Farm, Coors, Walmart, Alfa Romeo, Capital One, Skittles and many others.

Gonzalez has been the go-to editor for musicians like Aerosmith, Red Hot Chili Peppers, NAS, LL Cool J, Kid Rock, Nicki Minaj, and commercial clients such as Reebok, Nike, Bose, J Crew, Michelob, McDonald’s and Kohl’s. Additionally, Gonzalez finds time to cut award winning indie films, and documentaries.

Pence has worked nationwide at leading post houses and design companies, editing campaigns for Groupon with Tiffany Haddish, Intel’s collaborative launch with Tag Heuer, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Illinois Lottery, and Nike Air Society.

Browne has shot and edited worldwide. His clients include Toyota, MAC, SC Johnson, Red Bull, The Food Network, Samsung, Caterpillar and Jack Daniels.

Hailing from the rocky shores of Southern England, Krohn has been engineering audio on this side of the pond for agencies and post houses for nearly 10 years. Some notable clientele include Google, Oscar Mayer, BCBS, Bud Light, Pepsi, Quaker, Samsung, SXSW Film Festival, Aleve, Wrigley, Hilton, Marriott, Disney, and CVS.

Almost Gold EP Paul Klinke said of the company business model, “Just a few years ago, shared workspaces disrupted the small business world. Our idea was to design an environment where creativity can thrive; where people from various disciplines can come together to hatch interesting ideas and make them happen. That’s the future we are betting on, and one we think resonates with both creators and clients.”

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