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USG CAMPAIGN FEATURED IN COMMUNICATION ARTS EXHIBIT
We just received word that the USG print campaign is featured in Communication Arts Exhibit. This was a fun and challenging project for us. Relying on our color grading and compositing techniques, a series of nine images were created for the campaign. Congratulations to our friends at Gyro, and photographer Andrew Martin!
Agency: Gyro, Chicago  Photographer: Andrew Martin   Client: USG

USG CAMPAIGN FEATURED IN COMMUNICATION ARTS EXHIBIT

We just received word that the USG print campaign is featured in Communication Arts Exhibit. This was a fun and challenging project for us. Relying on our color grading and compositing techniques, a series of nine images were created for the campaign. Congratulations to our friends at Gyro, and photographer Andrew Martin!

Agency: Gyro, Chicago  Photographer: Andrew Martin   Client: USG

COLOR FOR CHICAGO SHEDD AQUARIUM

Teaming up once again with the designers at John G. Shedd Aquarium, we created a series of five colorful images for the Jellies exhibit.  Filtre worked with a bold color palette, and created sumptuous glossy look to enhance the natural beauty and detail of the Jellies. 

USG “TUB” SELECTED | 2012 COMMUNICATION ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY ANNUAL
We’re very excited to have another image selected for the Communication Arts Photography Annual. Part of a campaign shot by Andy Goodwin showcasing the USG UltraLightweight Joint Compound.
Agency: Gyro, Chicago  Photographer: Andy Goodwin   Client: USG

USG “TUB” SELECTED | 2012 COMMUNICATION ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY ANNUAL

We’re very excited to have another image selected for the Communication Arts Photography Annual. Part of a campaign shot by Andy Goodwin showcasing the USG UltraLightweight Joint Compound.

Agency: Gyro, Chicago  Photographer: Andy Goodwin   Client: USG

"CLOCK" CHOSEN FOR COMMUNICATION ARTS ANNUAL
Clock was selected for inclusion in the 2012 Communication Arts Photography Annual.  Shot by photographer Andrew Martin, we retouched and color graded this image for agency Gyro.  One in a series of images, the USG The Weight Has Been Lifted  campaign also won three Gold ADDY Awards, and a Best in Category Award in the 2012 Chicago ADDY competition.
Agency: Gyro, Chicago  Photographer: Andrew Martin, Chicago  Client: USG

"CLOCK" CHOSEN FOR COMMUNICATION ARTS ANNUAL

Clock was selected for inclusion in the 2012 Communication Arts Photography Annual.  Shot by photographer Andrew Martin, we retouched and color graded this image for agency Gyro.  One in a series of images, the USG The Weight Has Been Lifted  campaign also won three Gold ADDY Awards, and a Best in Category Award in the 2012 Chicago ADDY competition.

Agency: Gyro, Chicago  Photographer: Andrew Martin, Chicago  Client: USG

NEW YORK CITY OPERA

We worked closely with agency CreativeFeed on the New York City Opera 2012 Season campaign images. The series involved compositing, and giving the images a dramatic color and retouching treatment.

Agency: CreativeFeed, New York  Photographer: Tod Seelie, New York.

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT ROBIE HOUSE

From a combination of current photographs, and historical photographs taken in 1909, Filtre Studio created a series of images that show the Robie House dining room during various stages of the restoration process, from where it was when Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust acquired the house to where it will be, fully restored, a year in the future.

They were about midway through the restoration, so we had to “deconstruct” the room to show the bare, beginning stage. We digitally removed the custom rug, replacing it with a separately photographed oak floor. The wall finishes were removed along with a built-in buffet that had already been restored. Then, we recreated the stages in between, adding back in the wall finishes, rug, buffet and missing woodwork. Next, all of the furniture and light fixtures were digitally added to show a fully “restored” dining room.

The finished series of images was then animated, and featured on the Robie House web site.  The site won a Webby Award in the cultural institutions category.

Client:  Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust  
Agency:  zünpartners  
Photographer:  James Caulfield, Chicago.

Historical Reference

Many reference shots, paint and textile samples, and historical reference photographs were used to ensure accuracy. The original Frank Lloyd Wright dining table was photographed at Smart Museum of Art | The University of Chicago.  It was then taken apart digitally, and put together at the correct perspective.  Even the light pattern from the wall sconces was reproduced.

Yarn Samples1909 wool samples from original rugs.

ADVANCED CREATION PHOTOSHOP  |  FRANCE
We’re excited to be featured on the cover of the March 2012 of Advanced Creation Magazine in France.  
Client:USG   Agency: Gyro, Chicago   Photographer:  Andrew Martin

ADVANCED CREATION PHOTOSHOP  |  FRANCE


We’re excited to be featured on the cover of the March 2012 of Advanced Creation Magazine in France.  

Client:USG   Agency: Gyro, Chicago   Photographer:  Andrew Martin

INTERNATIONAL TRUCK AEROSTAR

We recently completed retouching for the International® AeroStar concept truck unveiled in Brazil. Each shot involved combining as many as ten different exposures and lighting combinations to achieve the stunning fluid look. The assets created were used in print and digital media.

Agency: Fathom, Chicago  Photographer: Robert Kerian   Client: Navistar


COMMUNICATION ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY ANNUAL
We were pleased to learn that part of our USG campaign was selected for the 2011 Communication Arts Photography Annual. Filtre teamed up with agency Gyro:HSR and top photographer Andrew Martin to do some heavy lifting for USG SHEETROCK® Ultralight Panels. Five composite shots were created featuring construction workers hefting some improbable objects. Headline:  If you’re not lifting Ultralight panels, what are you lifting?   

COMMUNICATION ARTS PHOTOGRAPHY ANNUAL

We were pleased to learn that part of our USG campaign was selected for the 2011 Communication Arts Photography Annual. Filtre teamed up with agency Gyro:HSR and top photographer Andrew Martin to do some heavy lifting for USG SHEETROCK® Ultralight Panels. Five composite shots were created featuring construction workers hefting some improbable objects. Headline:  If you’re not lifting Ultralight panels, what are you lifting?