/Category: Design

CEX Art Auction Raises Nearly $20k for Youngcare

October 18 2019

Wednesday evening Cutting Edge hosted the second inaugural CEX Charity Art Auction, raising nearly $20,000 for charity, Youngcare. 28 professional creatives from across Brisbane’s advertising industry took up the challenge, transforming bowling pins into art for a great cause. Contributors came from both creative studio, Cutting Edge and prominent agencies BCM, Gilimbaa, Rumble, VMLY&R and Publicis. Their creative advertising roles spanned all disciplines, from copywriting and art direction, to animation and sound design.

Bowling Pin Charity Art Auction, ‘CEX’ is back!

September 16 2019

Brisbane’s creative community are at it again, transforming bowling pins into works of art in the name of charity. Presented by Cutting Edge, the CEX bowling pin art challenge is back for its second year, and once again award-winning advertising creatives transform a unique canvas, the humble bowling pin, into fascinating pieces. Each is up for grabs, auctioned 16 October at the Triffid in Brisbane’s Newstead, with all proceeds going to Youngcare.

The Brisbane Sound Team Win a Siren Award

June 28 2019

Cutting Edge Brisbane’s Sound team of Mike Lange and Michael Thomas were awarded for Radio Craft at this year’s Siren Awards. Working alongside Christie Luxton, Cristian Staal & Shaun Conroy from ClemengerBBDO Brisbane for the Keno, ‘Barber Shop’ radio spot as part of the ‘Fun Money’ campaign. In a well deserved turn of events the Clemenger team went on to win Radio Single.

Black Antenna – A TWISTED NSFW SCI-FI HORROR

June 28 2019

A ten-part sci-fi film set to the Alice in Chains’ Grammy Award winning album Rainier Fog, sounds pretty great to us. Titled ‘Black Antenna’ and directed by US film director Adam Mason, the film follows two aliens as they struggle to survive, elude capture and communicate with their mothership. It’s dark, sometimes bizarre, and for a film about aliens it’s a surprisingly human story – exploring very relevant concepts about immigration, homelessness and xenophobia. Cutting Edge joined the project from episode six, collaborating on design and VFX sequences. We caught up with Adam to talk about the film ahead of the release of the finale.

Ladbrokes Sports Reporting Benefits From Virtual Sets

June 26 2019

In a recent collaboration with Ladbrokes, Cutting Edge created multiple virtual sets, lifting production value across sports reports in a bid to give punters an even greater experience. Utilising leading technology to create broadcast-quality content, virtual sets are another way that Ladbrokes stays ahead of the competition.

AR Experiences to Peak Your ‘Curiocity’

April 1 2019

Curiocity Brisbane, is a series of public immersive, interactive and multi-sensory experiences installed across Brisbane city. For 20 days one-of-a-kind installations, pop-ups and interactive spaces crafted by local and international artists, and technicians will be on display. Each installment celebrates art and science, with visitors of all ages playing among a gallery of interactive creations, augmented reality (AR) spaces and music pop-ups. Inaugural Guest Director of Curiocity Brisbane and Brisbane Powerhouse Artistic Director Kris Stewart said Curiocity Brisbane brings an undeniable ‘wow’ factor to Brisbane’s parks, terraces and riverbanks. “From a pedal-powered aerial screw and giant musical waveform, to giant astronauts scaling buildings and a moving sculpture with 2500 reflective fish, there’s a Curiocity to challenge and spark everyone’s imagination,” said Kris. One of the festival’s central contributors, Tori-Jay Mordey, is a local contemporary artist based in Brisbane. She worked alongside artists at post-production studio, Cutting Edge to offer up…

Pimped

April 1 2019

David Barker’s directorial debut explores what might happen if two predatory men were to lure a woman into a sexual trap, who proved to be stronger, smarter and more cunning than them. A modern transgressive thriller, Pimped is a film which follows Sarah Montrose, a woman who isn’t well-equipped to live within society’s accepted lines of behaviour, struggling with her own identity, desires, and loves. When all this is threatened by a monster, Sarah calls on all her strength and cunning to do battle with a psychopath, and her own inner demon. After contributing contributing to picture, sound and deliverables, we had the pleasure of attending the Sydney Premiere of ‘Pimped’. We are so proud of being associated with an indie feature that punches so far above its weight! Pimped is playing in selected cinemas nationally.

The Double-Blind Experiments

March 27 2019

Those mad scientists continue to explore the otherworldly. This week we got the above sneak peek at experiment no.2. The first experiment was undertaken by a collective of VFX artists with diverse creative backgrounds, including visual effects, traditional 2D animation, photography and graphic design. Together they ventured into the unknown in order to create something unique. The team of Zenon Kohler, Jasper St Aubyn West, Ian Anderson, Ricky Marks and Raoul Teague were challenged to each work independently to contribute a short sequence. The end result was an eclectic mix of styles and approaches, brought together through clever editing and sound design. The first iteration has blown minds around the world and was featured at over 50 festivals globally, winning over 20 awards. The experiments are set to return with a new mix of creative adventurers.  In case you missed the first experiment check it out below. Stay tuned as…