CHICAGO— The Colonie has added Keith Kristinat to its editorial staff as the boutique, creative post-production studio continues to expand to keep pace with its busy workload. Kristinat arrives from Red Car, Chicago, and brings strong relationships with local advertising agencies and a sparkling reel that includes work for such brands as Nintendo, Kellogg’s, Allstate and American Family Insurance. His first project for The Colonie is a documentary for Nike (via Game Seven Marketing) about its Chi-League summer basketball program.
The Colonie co-founder Bob Ackerman said that the company’s current docket demanded that they add another editor, and they are especially pleased to bring on Kristinat due to his creative skills, work ethic and established clientele. “Keith is young, talented and driven; he adds depth to the company,” Ackerman says. “We were very impressed with his passion to do great work.”
In tandem with Kristinat’s arrival, The Colonie is planning on adding additional editorial suites and has hired assistant editor Graham Chapman, formerly of Foundation Content. The company earlier expanded its graphics department, hiring motion graphics designer Jennifer Moody and building a new graphics workspace.
Along with his tenure at Red Car, Kristinat’s background includes three years at Utopic and four years at Optimus, where he began his career as an assistant editor in 2006. He has recently cut a number of Nintendo spots for Leo Burnett. Other recent projects include the spot Sci-Fi for Samsung and Zombie for Shout.
Kristinat says that he is proud that so much of his work consists of repeat business. “My goal is to do the project so well, that they want to come back,” he says. “Agencies need to have confidence that you understand their boards and that you can translate their vision to the screen while adding another layer.”
At The Colonie, Kristinat aims to continue servicing his established clients, develop new client relationships and further hone his skills as an editor. “The Colonie is expanding and adding the capabilities that I want to provide to my clients,” he says. “It’s a great fit.”
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