Filming Live At Asylum

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Something is brewing over at Asylum Artists. Today we were joined ledgendary jazz singer Don Francks, and Jazz FM personality, Jaymz Bee.
For a trip back in time touching on just a small part of Don’s 60 year span in the jazz world.
Stay tuned for an exclusive show, coming to you Live from Asylum’s Jazz Lounge.

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Asylum Shakes it down with Prox!

Shakedowns : Baby carrots with natural seasoning!

Last week we teamed up with Proximity, Ryan Malcolm (Canadian Idol Winner), Jeff Lurie and Carly Heffernan. Our mission was to take tweeted cravings and translate them into songs about shakedowns. We had to create 8 videos per day for a week and we will be on it again next week!

So stay tooned!

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An exciting project with Jam3, for Denon

Ambitious creatives from BBDO New York approached Jam 3 to create an unique visual experience to promote their four lifestyle centric headphones for Denon. Requiring a 3 pronged approach, Jam 3 called upon Asylum Artists expertise to capture Still, Motion, and 3D Depth Mapping simultaneously. 

To see all the action as it happened, don’t miss our case study.

To experience the final results, head over to the Denon website, here: 

Marketing Magazine Interview

If didn’t see this on YouTube you missed the viral video of the week, at least among the Toronto ad community.

A freelance art director, pushed to, then beyond his limits by an untenable schedule and an unreasonable account person, loses his cool and tries to kill the messenger by trashing his laptop. At least that’s the way it appeared to play out to the unsuspecting audience of co-workers at Toronto ad agency, Red Lion Solutions.

With a little help from agency president, Brett Channer, who worked with Asylum president, Don Dixon to stage the event, the art director (an actor) demonstrated the logistical challenges that creative people face on a regular basis – frustratingly tight budgets and sometimes impossible timelines.

It was the first phase in a campaign designed to identify the advantages of working with the multidisciplinary, digital production studio, Asylum Artists.

Offering still, motion, CG and 3D imaging, motion graphics and post production editing, all under one roof, Asylum delivers efficiencies that most studios can’t. This comes as good news to art directors, writers, creative directors and producers who regularly find themselves on the verge of “losing it”.

The follow up to the video is a print ad in Applied Arts, featuring the same art director, in delicto flagrante. Only in this case Asylum commiserates with the creative community while reminding it that by working with them, many of these frustrations are easily overcome.

AASF.ca Website Launch and the EOJ Ensemble Jazz Night

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We put together a short video to finish off the launch of the website for the Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund (AASF). Through our efforts with the website, social media, and the jazz night held on December 2nd, 2010 @ the Asylum Artists studio we were able to help raise over $7500 for the fund.  We are now able to help more underprivileged youth find a voice in the music community, and get the proper training that they need to get into post-secondary and to find their place in the world of music.

If you would like to help contribute to the fund visit www.aasf.ca for more information. Special thanks to all of our sponsors.

AsylumArtists.com presents Archie Alleyne and The EOJ Ensemble @ Asylum Studio

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On December 2nd,2010 Asylum Artists held a Jazz night with Toronto Jazz Legend Archie Alleyne and his Evolution of Jazz Ensemble. Over the fall months we were busy producing, and developing a website for the Archie Alleyne Scholarship Fund (AASF). Through our efforts with the website, social media, and the jazz night we were able to help raise over $7000 for the fund, and help more underprivileged youth find a voice in the music community, and get the proper training that they need to get into post-secondary and to find their place in the world of music.

If you would like to help contribute to the fund visit www.aasf.ca for more information. Special thanks to all of our sponsors.

Happy New Year !

Happy New Year Everyone! Welcome 2011,
We hope you all had a fun and relaxing holidays.
We just wanted to update you guys on our AASF launch party in December.
It was a huge success!! We raised over $7000 for the fund, and we are so happy to be a part of it!

Here are some shots of the night, with a video soon to come!

Cheers,

-Shereen

Proximity @ The Asylum Studio

Today we were working on an interactive production with Proximity. After a great morning of shooting, and some beautiful footage. We sat down and had a nice Italian meal before wrapping for the day. Nothing better than some fun and food.

My apologies to our Post Production Supervisor/ Sr. Editor Chris Reesor, I was so excited to get back to my plate. I didn’t frame him correctly. 1,2,3, CHEESE!