The Artisan Way

At Explore Media

We’re creators

Collaborators

And purveyors of fine artisan TV Ads, Branded Videos, and Motion Graphic Communications.

Like a fine wine or a favorite piece of handmade furniture, viewers will notice, will care, and will respond to a custom Explore Media Production.

 

We’re steeped in creativity. We’re crafters of beautiful images. And we take care of all the details so you can rest-easy knowing you’re working with professionals … who care.

Most video production companies are based on a technical model. The owner is also the “videographer.” Maybe they splurge on a producer to help with the shoot. Next the videographer switches hats to become editor and chief creative in post-production.

This model is technically able to capture video & audio, but why isn’t the target market super-engaged by the resulting video?

And why did you have to work so hard when you’re investing so much money?

Where’s the extra “umami” component of the production you’re tasked with marketing?

Our model’s a little different.

And is proven in every other commercial advertising market.

We have the knowledge and experience to collaborate with you on the big picture. you’re working with a team of professionals who, simply put, “get it.”

Our award-winning directors have the out-of-market experience to achieve creative shots and capture poignant talent performances everytime. Even when your creative calls for “real people.”

This idea involves more than just beautiful moving pictures. Our films are hand-crafted. A Director is an expert at storyboarding fluid movement and pre-planning the moments you notice and remember in top-notch productions.

If the creative calls for on-camera talent to tell a narrative story, rest easy. We use the best casting agents & services to personally find talent who fit your video or commercial advertising campaign.

A Director is experienced at pulling the extra emotion from a seemingly ambiguous scene.

At Explore Media, your personal relationship manager will walk beside you through the project from beginning to end, working on your behalf so the little creative details you notice in large productions always come through.

A production coordinator will handle all the telephone calls and scheduling logistics, arrange feeding and parking everyone during the shoot, so you have time to focus on what’s important. Your message.

During the edit, we search for custom narrators to become the voice of your organization.

Finding custom music or composers, combined with sound design, give your picture dimension & depth. And our expert color-correction & motion graphics team adds the extra fine touch to bring your project past the “local production” feel – giving you a seat at the table with any other organization in the country.

Deliver branded content that fits your needs, tells your story, and in a way that will influence your viewers to pause, take note, and respond.

Now that you see all the extra care and artisan touches that go into an Explore Media production, for a comparable price as our competitors, why wouldn’t you let Explore Media hand-craft your video?

Your Path.

Your Story.

Explore Media

 


 

Jeremy Pinckert is a Director of Brand Films and Commercials.  His work for Production Company Explore Media has won Tellys, Best in Show ADDYs, and an Emmy Award.  To discuss commercial advertising projects he is represented by Chicago-based Bow + Arrow Films.  You can follow him on Twitter @jeremypinckert,  LinkedIN, and see his commercial portfolio reel.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top 3 Super Bowl Commercials

Here are our top three favorite Super Bowl commercials from this year’s Super Bowl! Tell us what your favorites were!

 

Doritos

This guy is doing whatever it takes to keep the seat next to him empty. This is a hilarious ad from the winner of the Doritos Crash the Super Bowl Contest!

 

Snickers

BBDO, New York, continues their “You’re Not You When Your Hungry” campaign with a perfect blend of humor and nostalgia! Marcia Brady just isn’t herself; she’s a bit like Danny Trejo when she’s angry. Nothing that a Snickers can’t fix!

 

Budweiser

This ad had me tearing up! Anheuser-Busch’s “Lost Dog” ad features the famed Budweiser Clydesdales and their adorable canine companion from last years ad, “Puppy Love.”

 


 

Katlyn NessKatlyn Ness is the Production Coordinator for Explore Media, an award-winning digital video production company headquartered in South Bend, Indiana.  She blogs about the advertising, film and music industries as they relate to tv ads, web videos, industrial & commercial video, and branded films.

Super Bowl Teasers

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Super Bowl XLIX is only a week away and already advertisers have been teasing their big Super Bowl ads on the internet!

Pepsi

Ad agency, The Brooklyn Brothers, created the “Hyped for Halftime” campaign for Pepsi, in partnership with Comedy Central. Craig Robinson stars in a new three-part online comedy series.

Snickers

This will be Snickers’ first Super Bowl spot since 2011. BBDO New York is continuing the “You’re Not You When Your Hungry” campaign with a Brady Bunch twist. Jan’s sister has become so grumpy she’s turned into Danny Trejo, angrily brushing her hair.

Newcastle

Newcastle is buying a regional Super Bowl spot this year and Aubrey Plaza’s sarcasm and lack of energy make her the world’s worst spokeswoman—or anti-spokeswoman.

 


Katlyn NessKatlyn Ness is the Production Coordinator for Explore Media, an award-winning digital video production company headquartered in South Bend, Indiana.  She blogs about the advertising, film and music industries as they relate to tv ads, web videos, industrial & commercial video, and branded films.

 

Progressive Ads of 2015

With marriage equality on the rise there has been an increase in progressive ads starring same-sex couples, which show a fresh take on family life and relationships.

 

Nikon created an ad with Kordale and Kaleb Lewis who gained unexpected Instagram stardom after posting a photo of themselves and their daughters getting ready for school. The photo went viral and now they have their first commercial deal!

 

Axe is known for their narrow views on relationships, but they recently became progressive in their latest ad for Lynx in Austrailia. Around the 30-second mark the voiceover advises the user to “Kiss the hottest girl or the hottest boy!” And we see the guy do just that. Take a look!

 

Lastly, Tiffany & Co. rolled out some new print ads involving seven real life couples who popped the question, including a same-sex couple! This is a push for the company to shore more diverse love stories. “Nowadays, the road to marriage is no longer linear, and true love can happen more than once with love stories coming in a variety of forms,” said a spokeswoman for Tiffany & Co.

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Katlyn Ness

 

Katlyn Ness is the Production Coordinator for Explore Media, an award-winning digital video production company headquartered in South Bend, Indiana.  She blogs about the advertising, film and music industries as they relate to tv ads, web videos, industrial & commercial video, and branded films.

Remembering Stuart Scott

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 “You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.” -Stuart Scott

The passing of ESPN SportsCenter anchor, Stuart Scott, has left many of us weeping. I found a wonderful collection of some of SportCenter’s best TV ads featuring Scott! From trying a daring new haircut to beating children in a youth basketball game, Scott gave it his all when it came to comedy!

 

 


 

Katlyn NessKatlyn Ness is the Production Coordinator for Explore Media, an award-winning digital video production company headquartered in South Bend, Indiana.  She blogs about the advertising, film and music industries as they relate to tv ads, web videos, industrial & commercial video, and branded films.

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