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A Ticket to the Power Ball

May 18 2018

Cutting Edge recently partnered with Y&R and Photoplay’s Lance Kelleher to deliver a vibrant and playful campaign for Powerball. The spot takes the viewer deep inside the ‘The Power Ball’, a party where Powerball winners from different walks of life meet and celebrate their win in their own unique way. 

WORKING CLASS BOY TAKES AUSTRALIAN BOX OFFICE BY STORM

September 14 2018

A recent collaboration with CJZ and Director Mark Joffe, saw Cutting Edge deliver sound and picture post, including full deliverables, for the true story of Australia’s iconic rock star – Jimmy Barnes. Based on the acclaimed memoir of the same name, Jimmy Barnes’ Working Class Boy is taking the Australian box office by storm as the largest cinematic release ever for a home-grown documentary. Delving deep into the cultural background and family history that shaped the musician, the documentary is powerful and confronting. Through the exploration of Jimmy’s childhood, Working Class Boy reveals the man behind Australia’s most iconic band of the 80’s, Cold Chisel. It’s a story that bares experiences of poverty, alcoholism, and domestic violence, and the profound effect it had on his music. As the commercial success of Working Class Boy continues, the film is making waves amongst the cinema and television arts community. This month, Working Class…

NITV Introduces Feature Documentary Wik Vs QLD

June 25 2018

Exhibiting powerful insight into the High Court’s decision to grant native title to the Wik people in 1996, Cutting Edge alongside NITV present the dramatic political and cultural fallout that followed the landmark case. This feature documentary surrounds the historical High Court decision granting native title to the Wik People of Cape York. With unique access to the key players of that moment in history, we follow the demonisation that ensued at the hands of politicians and media, throughout one of Queensland’s most tumultuous times in history. Launching at Sydney’s Film Festival, Cutting Edge provided picture and sound post services to share the very personal story of the Wik people. The documentary was produced in conjunction with Bent3Land Productions, Bacon Factory Films and Freshwater Pictures. Wik Vs QLD premieres 8.30pm Sunday July 8 on NITV.

Love Island Wins BAFTA with Support from Cutting Edge…

May 23 2018

Reality program Love Island has been a huge hit and has now been awarded a BAFTA. The show, produced by ITV UK, which is currently in production on its fourth season, picked up a win for Best Reality and Constructed Factual. Host Caroline Flack accepted the award on behalf of cast and crew. The significance of this win is not lost on Cutting Edge’s Head of Technical Services Peter Laird, who explains, “A BAFTA is seriously high praise. I am very pleased to see the success of Love Island and that we were able to contribute to the production.” The show is filmed in Mallorca, Spain, where Cutting Edge provided post-production, IT and telephony infrastructure and support for the remote site. Cutting Edge’s Technical Services team captured every moment from the contestants during their stay at the villa. The highly technical requirements of the show required multiple video streams recorded…

Borobi Signs-Off, But The Mascot Lives On

May 3 2018

How a collaboration with SapientRazorfish generated one of the most successful mascots in national history. As Borobi signs off from his post as GC2018 Commonwealth Games mascot, we took the time to reflect on the coolest blue surfing koala there is. Cutting Edge Creative Director Zenon Kohler, and Animation Director Ian Anderson, together with SapientRazorfish Creative Director Ralph Barnett, headed up the design team to deliver Borobi – an iconic, marketable Games mascot. Originally chosen from more than 4,000 entries in the GC2018 Mascot Design Competition, our journey with Borobi began with SapientRazorfish in 2016, as we were tasked with developing the the winning entry for use in 3D animation, 2D artwork and as a fully-functional costume with the ability to jump, dance and even surf. The final character had to be marketable and merchandisable, whilst embodying the spirit of the Games and capturing the essence of the original winning…

CEX Art Auction Raises Funds For Charity

April 23 2018

Last Thursday evening post production studio Cutting Edge hosted the first CEX charity art auction, raising much needed funds to help young Aussies with high care needs. The CEX art challenge involved the transformation of bowling pins into works of art. Members of Brisbane’s advertising community heeded the call, lending their creativity and donating unique pieces. Contributions came from Cutting Edge, as well as freelance artists, and Brisbane agencies, BCM, ClemengerBBDO, Y&R ANZ, and PublisicQ. “Every artist created something unique. The contributors were advertising creatives who have different backgrounds and disciplines. We had Creative Directors, Animators, VFX Artists and Copywriters and it was fascinating to see how highly individual the result were,” explained our own Creative Director, Zenon Kohler. The bowling pin is a peculiarly shaped cultural icon that is steeped in nostalgia. It was a unique canvas that attracted a crowd of more than 150 art enthusiasts on auction…

Art of DI: Adrian Hauser Showreel Release

March 23 2018

New Release: Check-out the latest showreel release from Cutting Edge Colourist, Adrian Hauser. After a busy 12 months in features & television, Cutting Edge Colourist Adrian Hauser, showcases his latest colour & DI work in a brand new showreel. In the new release, Adrian exhibits work for feature projects such as Winchester (Blacklab Entertainment), 2:22 (Walk the Walk Entertainment), Swinging Safari (Piccadilly Films), Jungle (Arclight Films) and Top of the Lake: China Girl (See-Saw Films). Watch the reel to see Adrian’s compilation of his finest Colour & DI work to date.

CEX: A Charity Art Challenge

March 12 2018

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a unique charity art exhibition and auction, with all proceeds going to Youngcare. Titled ‘CEX’, the project challenged members of Brisbane advertising’s community to transform an ordinary bowling pin into a work of art. The results have been both varied and spectacular, demonstrating the unique points-of-view from artists who work across different mediums and advertising professions. “Brisbane has one of Australia’s most impressive advertising communities. The ideas and artistry that come from this town are some of the best in the country. We pitched the challenge and artists enthusiastically jumped at the chance to get involved and support young Australians with high care needs,” explains Blaize Bennett of Cutting Edge. On the evening of April 19, Cutting Edge, will display and auction bowling pins which were distributed amongst Brisbane advertising’s best minds with the instruction, “make art.” Creatives from Cutting…

Lead Animator Matt Dye, is on a Mission to…

February 8 2018

Lead Animator Matt Dye, is on a Mission to Develop Cutting Edge’s CG Offering Long time Cutting Edge Animator and former BADC President, Matt Dye, will grow the studio’s shortform CG offering. As the Lead Animator, he has long championed Cutting Edge’s Design and VFX Department, and will now expand the team and introduce a greater number of clients to the team’s resources. “We have something special. I know that we have the creative team the industry is crying out for right now. It is the right time to introduce more people to what we do,” says Dye. Matt explains that developing client projects is a serious responsibility. “It takes a leap of faith to hand over your creative concept. To say ‘here take my baby and turn it into something remarkable’. But this is what the guys have been doing, and the results are consistently highly creative and impressive.”…

EDITORIAL TEAM LURES MICHELLE MCGILVRAY

January 25 2018

Cutting Edge is pleased to announce Michelle McGilvray has joined the editorial team. Michelle’s appointment as Editor further strengthens the editorial offering. Prior to Cutting Edge, Michelle began her obsession with all things editing at Chop Shop Post. Michelle is a natural storyteller, and after spending the past five years in the edit suite, her passion for the craft is evident in each project.  Fostering work through a collaborative approach, Michelle has worked with brands such as RACQ, UBet, AirAsia and Ergon Energy. Cutting Edge EP, Trelise Blade explains, “We are thrilled that Michelle has joined us. She’s talented, creative and an expert storyteller. She’s a great fit for the team.” It was Michelle’s ambition for creating powerful content drew her to pursue a position with Cutting Edge. “Connection is key to any good story and I thrive on injecting that raw emotion into all my work”, Michelle said. “Everyone…

Cutting Edge Lands a Whale in Swinging Safari

January 18 2018

Cutting Edge completed 239 VFX shots and full post-production on Director Stephan Elliott’s tongue-in-cheek coming of age drama, Swinging Safari. It’s mid-1970s Australia, during a period of bad hair, bad style, bad choices and good times. A local beach town suddenly finds itself in the spotlight after the body of a 200-tonne blue whale washes ashore. As 14-year old Jeff tries to find his feet in a world changing faster than his hormones, his eccentric parents are catching up with the sexual revolution that has also washed up on Australia’s beaches. And just like the decaying whale, it’s all about to go spectacularly wrong. Director Stephan Elliott of A Few Best Men and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert fame, gives audiences a cheeky take on the era of his childhood. Cutting Edge helped re-create 1970’s Australia; a time of sunbaking in baby oil, boxed wine and the…