–Igor Kovalik, Doug Walker and Lucas Eskin named AICE finalists–
, one of the countryâ€™s top editorial facilities, announced today that two of its editors, Tim Fender and Rich Smith, were recognized at last weekâ€™s ninth annual Association of Independent Creative Editors (AICE) competition honoring creative excellence in editorial, design and visual effects. Beast San Francisco editor Tim Fender was awarded Best of San Francisco for his work on the U.S. Cellular spot â€œCalling all Communities,â€? and Beast Detroit editor Rich Smith named Best of Detroit for his work on â€œCan Confessionsâ€? for Bud Light Lime.
Beast editors Igor Kovalik, Doug Walker and Lucas Eskin were also finalists in the AICE competition. Kovalik was nominated in the Music Video category for Linkin Parkâ€™s â€œNew Divideâ€?; Walker had three spots nominated in the National Campaign category for his work on the Electronic Arts-E Sports Brand campaign; and Eskin was nominated in the Montage category for Discovery Channelâ€™s â€œI Love the World Reprise.â€?
â€œWinning an AICE award is flattering because it comes from the editing community, people who know and respect the craft,â€? said Beast San Francisco editor Tim Fender. â€œDelivering a spot that is effective for the clientâ€”and wins an awardâ€”is as good as it gets.â€?
â€œIt was a thrill to be recognized this way by my peers,â€? added Beast Detroit editor Rich Smith. â€œThe AICE awards show is so important to us as editorsâ€”it gives us a place to shine.â€?
WINNER: BEST OF DETROIT
Rich Smith, Beast Detroit
Bud Light Lime: “Can Confessions”
Executive Producer: Marie Schroeder
Creative Director: Mark Gross
Agency producer: Scott Kemper
Production Company: Supply & Demand
Director: Greg Popp
DP: Byron Shah
WINNER: BEST OF SAN FRANCISCO
Tim Fender, Beast San Francisco
U.S. Cellular: “Calling All Communities”
Agency: Publicis and Hal Riney
Creative Director: Roger Camp
Producer: D.P. Odishoo
Art Director: Joe Bultman
Copywriter: Michael Whelan
Production Company: Ruby Pictures. Doug Walker, director/DP
Colorist/Online: Dave Burghardt, Beast
FINALIST: MUSIC VIDEO
Igor Kovalik, Beast Los Angeles
Linkin Park “New Divide” (Warner Bros)
FINALIST: NATIONAL CAMPAIGN
Doug Walker, Beast San Francisco
Electronic Arts-E Sports Brand Campaign “Joy” “Push” “Training Camp”
Lucas Eskin, Beast Los Angeles
Discovery Channel “I Love the World Reprise”
Beast is one of the countryâ€™s top editorial facilities for commercials, music videos and web virals. With offices in Santa Monica, New York, Austin, Detroit, Chicago and San Francisco, Beast serves a global clientele with an unparalleled roster of established, award-winning editors as well as up-and-coming talent. Since opening its doors in 2006, Beast has built an impressive and varied body of work for such clients as Harpo Films, Nike, AT&T, Reebok, Southwest Airlines, GM, Toyota, BMW, Mercedes, USAF, Linkin Park and Black Eyed Peas.