Long-time client and creative partner Best Buy recently called on the talented design team at Splice HereÂ® to help brand the newly re-named Best Buy Theater in the heart of Times Square in Manhattan. Unveiled this month at an unprecedented event for Best Buy marketing partners, the Best Buy Theater features an 85-foot electronic marquee, as well as a 6-foot by 20-foot HD video display spanning the theaterâ€™s lobby, featuring branding and design by Splice.
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â€œSplice has been our primary post partner for almost 10 years now, and they have been absolutely invaluable,â€? comments Bill Anderson, VP of Content & Creative Strategy for Best Buy. â€œSplice has helped us grow from a regional retailer to a national and international company, and been there every step of the way. They bring enormous talent and visual flair to every project. For the Best Buy Theater, theyâ€™ve helpd us bring our message and our brand to the public in the heart of Times Square, which is the center of the media universe.â€?
According to freelance Creative Director Mitch Monson, the Splice team was the perfect choice because of the companyâ€™s ongoing collaboration on the Best Buy Network. â€œSplice has a significant CG & motion design team in-house and a thorough understanding of the Best Buy brand since they have been part of the companyâ€™s culture for a long time. They also blend their branding and design talent with a serious technical knowledge needed to create content for these enormous HD installations, which can include files up to 8,000 pixels wide.â€?
Following the â€œWeâ€™re Fans Tooâ€? tagline, Splice developed a cinematic and abstract approach to connect the Best Buy brand to the world-renowned entertainment franchises performing at the Best Buy Theater. â€œMitch had amazing ideas and very good creative,â€? notes Brian Olson, Senior Designer for Splice. â€œOur mission was to put the creative in motion. Because we have worked on so many different kinds of projects for Best Buy, there was a big trust level on the part of the client. We were faced with an enormous technical challenge to fill all the screens with visually interesting and dynamic content. But working together with great communication, we were able meet everyoneâ€™s creative objectives.â€?
Client: Best Buy
VP of Content & Creative Strategy: Bill Anderson
Executive Producer: Emily Peterson Boone
Creative Director: Mitch Monson
Branding/Design Company: Splice/Minneapolis
Senior Designer: Brian Olson
3D Artists: Kipp Crawford, Mike Hoium
Producer: Aaron Virtue
Executive Producer: Kel Nelson
About Splice HereÂ®:
A creative post-production company, housed in a historic building in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis, Splice HereÂ® has expanded its reach nationally, collaborating closely with clients in advertising, television, and feature films. Dedicated to comprehensive client service and high-quality production values, the prolific Splice team provides design, edit, color, sound, original music and visual effects for high-profile projects. Recent Splice clients include: Best Buy, Target, Discovery Channel, The Food Network, Travel Channel, Target and Nickelodeon. Spliceâ€™s recent film projects include: â€œAna’s Playground,â€? (recently short-listed for an Oscar), â€œWedding Bros.,â€? â€œAu Pair, KS,â€? â€œPride of Lions,â€? and â€œStuck Between Stations.â€?