- Thursday, May. 16, 2019
Editor Jim Helton of Final Cut won the Best in Show at the AICP Post Awards gala celebration held this evening at Navy Pier in Chicago. Helton took the honor for his moving, dynamic editorial approach to a campaign for The New York Times. Consisting of three spots – “Perseverance,” “Rigor” and “Resolve” – the work also won Helton honors in the Editorial: National Campaign and Best of East categories.
The wins made Helton the single-most awarded artist at the annual awards competition, formerly known as the AICE Awards, which honors excellence in a range of post production crafts including editing, color grading, audio mixing, sound design, visual effects, CGI and animation and design. To view all the winners of the 2019 Awards, visit the newly launched awards site at http://www.aicppostawards.com/.
The second-most awarded artist of the night was Colorist Tom Poole of Company 3. He took home two AICP Post Awards, winning in the categories of Color Grading: Lengths :90 & Above for National Lottery, “Amazing Starts Here,” and Color Grading: Music Video for The Carters, “Apes**T.”
A number of companies were represented with multiple awards presented to their artists. In addition to Final Cut and Company 3, this list also includes Arcade Edit, which saw editor Paul Martinez winning in Editorial: Dialogue for EA Madden ’19 and Editor Graham Chisholm winning in Editorial: Montage for Gymnastics Canada; BIG SKY EDIT, which saw Editor Chris Franklin winning in Editorial: Monologue / Spoken Word for Nationwide and Editor Ben Jones winning in the new category of Vertical Video for Heineken; and Cut+Run, which saw Editor Stacey Peterson winning in Editorial: Docu-Style for Gillette and Editor James Rose winning in Editorial: Fashion / Beauty for H&M.
The event included the induction of the late Bob Carr into the AICP Post Hall of Fame. Carr, who passed away in September of 2018, was one of Chicago’s leading editorial talents, having spent almost two decades at Optimus before co-founding his own company, NuWorld. A noted industry leader and mentor, his induction video was introduced by Optimus Founder and Editor Jimmy Smyth (a 2004 Hall of Fame inductee). The award was accepted on his behalf by members of the Carr family.
Also saluted at the event were the three winners of the Lev Awards, the Grand Prizes in Editorial, Audio and Graphic Design at the 2018 Camp Kuleshov trailer competition for assistants. They were, respectively, George Irizarry of Cosmo Street, Tom Morris of Heard City and Andrew Becker of Flavor.
Leading the list of ad agencies most often credited with wining work was Droga5, responsible for six of the entries that won in various categories, followed by Wieden+Kennedy, Ogilvy and adam&eveDDB, which each worked on projects that won two Post Awards.
2019 AICP Post Awards Winners
BEST IN SHOW
The New York Times
EDITORIAL: CAUSE MARKETING
The Assembly Rooms
“Not Everything Makes the Cut”
EA Madden ‘19
“The Greatest Play Call Ever”
“Your Best Never Comes Easy”
Grey NY, Townhouse Worldwide
“Take the Lead”
EDITORIAL: MONOLOGUE/SPOKEN WORD
BIG SKY EDIT
“From Here We Soar”
Dot Dot Dash
EDITORIAL: MUSIC VIDEO
Rock Paper Scissors
“Mary Don't You Weep”
EDITORIAL: NATIONAL CAMPAIGN
The New York Times
EDITORIAL: REGIONAL CAMPAIGN
“Will Finds a Way – Dennis Smith, Jr.”
“Will Finds a Way – Natasha Hastings”
“Will Finds a Way – Teddy Riner”
SOUND DESIGN WITH COMPOSED MUSIC
The New York Times
SOUND DESIGN WITHOUT COMPOSED MUSIC
Pedro Botsaris, Wilson Brown, Yuta Endo
COLOR GRADING: LENGTHS :30 to :60
COLOR GRADING: LENGTHS :60 to :90
Grabarz & Partner Werbeagentur GmbH
COLOR GRADING : LENGTHS :90 & ABOVE
“Amazing Starts Here”
COLOR GRADING: MUSIC VIDEO
CHARACTER DESIGN AND ANIMATION
Kristian Antonelli (Designer), Paul Templeman, Steve Beck, Daryl Graham, Tim Sanpher, Eleonora Quario (Animators)
Electric Theatre Collective
Great Western Railway
“Five & The Missing Jewels”
Sponsors help make all of the AICP awards competitions and events possible. AICP Partners and Supporting Partners, who support all AICP events throughout the year, are: CAPS – A Cast & Crew Entertainment Company and Universal Studios (Partners); and Film Offices of The Hawaiian Islands; NEED Financial; Musicbed + Filmsupply; Sony Pictures Studios; and The TEAM Companies (Supporting Partners).
The AICP Post Awards Platinum Sponsors are: Company 3, Cutters Studios, Noise Floor, Optimus, The Colonie and Whitehouse Post. Its Gold Sponsors are: AwardCore, Cosmo Street, Ogilvy, S’well and We Are Unlimited. Silver Sponsors include DDB Worldwide, hiatus, Leo Burnett USA, mcgarrybowen, Megatrax, Protokulture and Quriosity Productions / Tessa Films.
Sponsors for the AICP Post Awards Show include Earhole Studios, SHIFT, Sibling Rivalry, Sling Shot, Intergalactic and The Team Companies. Media Sponsors include Little Black Book, REEL Chicago, Screen Magazine, SHOOT Magazine | SHOOT online and Source | SHOTS | Slate.
AICP represents, exclusively, the interests of independent companies that specialize in the production and post pro-duction of commercials in various media—film, video, digital—for advertisers and agencies. The association, with national offices in New York and Los Angeles as well as regional chapters across the country, serves as a strong collective voice for this $5 billion-plus industry. Founded in 1972, AICP assists its members by: disseminating information; representing production and post production companies within the advertising community in business circles, in labor negotiations and dealing with employment issues; and before governmental officials; developing industry standards and tools; providing professional development; and marketing American production and post production via events and awards shows.