Almost Gold Expands Studio, Talent Roster
July 5, 2019 by Screenmag
Chicago-based production studio Almost Gold is excited to unveil a major expansion of both environment and talent. In addition to production, animation, and motion graphics capabilities, Almost Gold now offers editorial, color, finish, VO recording, and audio mix in its newly completed East Wing. The expansion comes as Almost Gold marks its five-year anniversary.
Almost Gold’s new East Wing embodies the studio’s design expression where artist loft meets Mid-Century style. Two bays wrapped in warm hardwood unite comfort and the latest technology to tackle full 4K throughput; Crushed gold velvet envelopes the funkiest VO recording booth in town, while a central conference room rounds out the space that expands Almost Gold to 3000sq/ft. Located in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood, Almost Gold is a space to create. Find out more at http://www.almostgold.com/studio.pdf
Inspired by the concept of artists-in-residency, Almost Gold taps curated, premiere talent for multi-versed creative teams for project scope, style, and screen.
Creative Director Linas Jodwalis, who founded and designed the studio, explains the approach to Almost Gold’s creative amplification: “As we earned our clients’ trust in production and design, they’ve looked to us as a creative resource in expanded ways. The strategic decision to embrace a non-exclusive talent model allows us to stay lean and flexible while emphasizing quality and creativity with longtime creative collaborators.”
Almost Gold’s represented artists are:
Senior Colorist Jeff Altman
Jeff is a Senior Colorist and Chicago native with over a decade of experience coloring national commercial campaigns, television series, and independent films. He has colored projects that have screened at SXSW, Sundance, Cannes, and TIFF, along with advertising campaigns for Capital One, Jeep, Toyota, Makers Mark, Michelob, Wendy’s, Disney, GE, Jack Daniels and more.
Senior Colorist Fred Keller
As a Senior Colorist working on commercials, music videos, and long-form programming, Fred is known for his talent and dedication to the craft. Working with leading agencies including Leo Burnett, DDB, FCB, BBDO, Havas and McGarryBowen, he has contributed to campaigns for McDonald’s, State Farm, Coors, Walmart, Alfa Romeo, Capital One, Skittles and many others.
Editor Dean Gonzalez
Throughout his career, Dean has been the go-to for musicians like Aerosmith, Red Hot Chili Peppers, NAS, LL Cool J, Kid Rock, Nicki Minaj, and commercial clients such as Reebok, Nike, Bose, J Crew, Michelob, McDonald’s, Kohl’s and many more. Additionally, Dean somehow finds time to cut countless award winning Indie films, and documentaries.
Editor Nate Pence
For over 15 years, Nate has worked nationwide at leading post houses and design companies, editing distinguished and stand-out campaigns for Groupon with Tiffany Haddish, Intel’s collaborative launch with Tag Heuer, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Illinois Lottery, and Nike Air Society.
Editor/DP Kenneth Browne
Kenneth has made a career traveling the world creating and editing epic content that makes everyday life look cinematic. As an FAA licensed drone pilot, Kenneth has shot and edited from both poles of the planet, and everywhere in between. His clients include Toyota, MAC, SC Johnson, Red Bull, The Food Network, Samsung, Caterpillar and Jack Daniels.
Audio Engineer Sarah Krohn
Hailing from the rocky shores of Southern England, Sarah has been engineering audio on this side of the pond for agencies and post houses for nearly 10 years. Some notable clientele include: Google, Oscar Mayer, BCBS, Bud Light, Pepsi, Quaker, Samsung, SXSW Film Festival, Aleve, Wrigley, Hilton, Marriott, Disney, and CVS.
“Just a few years ago, shared workspaces disrupted the small business world,” said Almost Gold, Executive Producer Paul Klinke. “Our idea was to design an environment where creativity can thrive; where people from various disciplines can come together to hatch interesting ideas and make them happen. That’s the future we are betting on, and one we think resonates with both creators and clients.”