VISUAL MUSIC OVERVIEW
Visual Music has completed an impressive stream of projects in recent months. Creative Director Tom Seufert and star composer Bear McCreary were recently awarded a Silver Lion in Cannes for Branded Media & Entertainment via AT&T’s “Daybreak,” an innovative transmedia web series. Other recent notable assignments include the short film “Sword,” for Canon and spots for Hard Rock Hotel, DeVry University, The Salvation Army, P&G and Kohler.
“We’re passionate about imaginative, boundary-breaking creative, and ‘Daybreak’ positions us right on the cutting-edge,” says Seufert. “Bear McCreary was the perfect composer for this epic project. It’s a great example of Visual Music delivering beyond expectations.”
“We were fortunate to work with a dream team of Hollywood talent to help bring to life the vision of ‘Daybreak,’ and the music was no exception,” adds Julian Katz, Executive Producer of Content & Development at BBDO New York, AT&T’s creative agency partner. “We are huge fans of Bear and his work and we could not have been more thrilled with his contributions. He really embraced the nature of our project.”
Visual Music’s roster also includes Transcenders (“Gossip Girl”), Eagles hit songwriter Jack Tempchin, Academy Award®-nominated sound designer Herwig Mauer (“Apocalypto”) and a cache of award-winning composers and songwriters.
“We have our strongest, most committed creative team ever,” states Seufert, “this past summer we added some amazingly talented 20-somethings to our eclectic roster including Karmina, Hotel Cinema’s Mark Hadley, Brendan McCreary / Young Beautiful in a Hurry, MAESTRO-matic and Tim Blane.
The boutique has collaborated with a wide range of clients, including AT&T, HBO, Samsung, EA, Disney, Sony Tristar, Chrysler, Home Depot, The Mayo Clinic, Ford, The Salvation Army and Toyota. It has won numerous awards, including a 2013 Cannes Silver Lion, AICP MOMA, Telly and Andy, as well as the Chicago and Houston International Film Festivals.
CLIENTS & CREDITS
AT&T, DeVry University, Kohler, Canon, ONE.org, SRT, Target, The Mayo Clinic, M.D. Anderson, Samsung, The Home Depot, USPS, Plavix, Ford, Toyota, General Mills, Disney, Bud Light, Nissan, Office Depot, Yamaha, Minolta, Eveready, Lego, Vogue, Carl’s Jr., Budweiser, Mazda, Infiniti, K’Nex, Mattel, Accuchek, Alberto Culver, Mitsubishi, SAS, Renault, Mobil, Coldwell Banker, Bridgestone, Acapulco Grill, Asiana Airlines, WSF/Reebok, Suzuki, Anderson-Little, Dayton-Hudson, Holsten, Lucky, Sunkist, Giorgio Armani, Physicians Formula, Goodyear, Sharp, General Motors/Cadillac, CompUSA., Edge Gel, Travelers Insurance, The Salvation Army and Daimler Chrysler
BBDO (NY) – Leo Burnett – The Richards Group – Doner – JR Thompson – J Walter Thompson (NY, LA & Atlanta) – Walton/Isaacson (NY/LA) – Publicis (NY) – Campbell Ewald (Detroit) – TBWA Chiat/Day (LA & SF) – DraftFCB (Chicago) – Saatchi & Saatchi (LA) – Campbell Mithun (Minn) – Colby & Partners (LA) – Kovel/Fuller (LA) – Zubi Advertising (Miami) – Foote, Cone & Belding (LA & Santa Ana) – Bozell (LA) – Ogilvy & Mather (LA) – Grey Advertising (LA) – McCann-Erikson (Detroit) – Lord, Dentsu & Partners (LA) – Cabot Advertising (Boston) – Sapient (Miami/Boston) – BBDO (Detroit) – Gillespie (NJ)
INTERNATIONAL AGENCIES AND PRODUCTION COMPANIES:
BURGER KING – START AG (Hamburg), TIME COMPUTERS – BDHTBWA (Manchester), SCHWATRZKOPF – TBWA (Dusseldorf) – DEICHMANN – Grey (Hamburg) – Commercials-While-U-Wait Inc (Venice), LEGO-HOLSTEN, Philips (Benelux) – DMB&B (Hamburg) – Nearly Normal (Venice, CA), BRIDGESTONE (Japan) – Links Corporation – Art Durinski Design Company, RENAULT (Europe)- Publicis, Dusseldorf – Apogee Magic, FORD (Spain) – N. Lee Lacy – Light FX, ASIANA AIRLINES (International) – Landor & Associates Angel Studios, GOTTINGER GRUPPE PENSION FUND (Germany) – Hofmann Prod (Hamburg) – Original Film(LA)
INTERACTIVE / BRANDED MEDIA:
AT&T (“Daybreak” Transmedia Project), Blizzard Entertainment, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Digital Anvil, Origin Systems, Lightspan Entertainment, Sound Source Interactive
HBO, Fox Broadcasting, Universal, PBS, MTV, Hanna Barbara, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, TVG Television Games FILM: Sony Tristar, Fox Walden, AMC Theaters, Discovery Channel Pictures, ABC Circle Films, Variety Clubs International, Iwerks
2013 Cannes Silver Lion for Branded Content & Entertainment – AT&T DAYBREAK
AICP MUSEUM OF MODERN ART Best special effects “Dodge Dakota Blocks”
8 TELLY AWARDS for Disney’s “Summer’s Here” (Song for TV), SAS “Flood” and “Harvest,” Logix “Genesis,” Grace Living Center “That Spirit Won’t Change”
MOBIUS AWARD for Logix “Genesis,”
SE HABLA ESPANOL “BEST AUTOMOTIVE SPOT” for Ford “Zorro”
INTL ANDY AWARD Best Retail TV Campaign “Dodge Blocks Campaign”
GOLDEN AWARD OF MONTREAUX TV/Cinema “Dodge Blocks Campaign”
INTERNATIONAL BROADCAST AWARDS finalists “Best Special Effects”
HOUSTON INTL FILM FESTIVAL Bronze Award “Full Size Blocks”
CHICAGO INTL FILM FESTIVAL 1st place for ”No One Turns Away From The Camera” Music Video Category
VIDEO CULTURE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION 1st place for “No One Turns Away From The Camera” a short film co-produced & scored by Visual Music