Many, many thank you’s and high fives and kudos and props to Ron Andreassen and The Voice (NBC) for having me back on the screens team for season three! This season we also got to do some “house looks” of The Voice main branding look. It was a blast again and I am really looking forward to season 4.
Many, many thanks to Ian Kennedy and Allan Wells at Mdots/Fontastics for inviting me back to work on the screens for the Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Florida. These screens broke records. We delivered over 5100 individual video files for the 14 screens that were 3 layers deep in Z space! Amazing team including Gabriel Schroer @SwatchandSoda, Jim Jackson from Ultragfx, Hugh Grew, Alain Savoie. Proud to be part of such an amazing team!
Season two of The Voice (NBC) was a blast! Many thanks to Screens Producer/AD Ron Andreassen for bringing me on again for the second season!
Many thanks to Allan @ Mdots for bringing me on to help with the Train Station set screens and performance screens for the 2nd Annual Comedy Awards in NYC. The show Premieres On COMEDY CENTRAL On Sunday, May 6, 2012!
The Academy of Country Music hosted an amazing tribute to Lionel Richie this weekend in Las Vegas. Kenny Chesney and Lionel sung a great version of ‘My Love’ – many thanks to Juli at Pritchard Productions for bringing me on. I created the industrial gears screen backdrop in C4D with some fine tuning in AE. Thank you!
Eyeidea, a leading producer of stock videos, animation, photos and illustrations, is excited to announce it’s expansion of distribution and the end of exclusivity with iStockphoto.com.
PRESS RELEASE: Ventura, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2012
Eyeidea has produced stock video and photos for over a decade, expansion of distribution is a natural progression. Now, in addition to iStockphoto.com Eyeidea will provide clients with access to thousands of stock video files at additional web sites.
Eyeidea joined iStockphoto’s exclusive video contributor program in 2006 and immediately shot to the top becoming the #1 video contributor. Eyeidea later became a double diamond contributor at iStock, a rank held by very few out of the tens of thousands of iStock contributors worldwide.
Until now the entire Eyeidea portfolio has been available exclusively at iStockphoto.com and Getty Images. “Changes in iStockphoto’s royalty structure forced us to look at new opportunities” said Chad J.W. Anderson, artist and CEO at Eyeidea Inc. “We are not pulling our portfolio, we are staying with iStock / Getty Images as a non-exclusive contributor. We are very grateful for the success we’ve had with them, they are great people, unfortunately they’ve had to make some business decisions that have made it impossible for us to stay exclusive with them”.
Eyeidea is now non-exclusive and has expanded distribution to a few select agencies including Shutterstock.com, Pond5.com, Revostock.com and Fotolia.com. “We are very excited to be joining these new stock video agencies. We are very picky about who will be representing the Eyeidea portfolio of stock media files. Not all stock video sites are up to our quality standards. We chose the best of the best.” Anderson said. The entire Eyeidea video and animation portfolio of over 4,000 files will be available at these sites January, 2012. Eyeidea also left the iStockphoto photo exclusivity program in 2010 and has images available at many popular stock photo sites.
“There has been a lot of debate with the agencies in the microstock industry about royalties. We all have to make tough decisions and do what we feel is right for ourselves. The agencies have to make their decisions and we, the contributors, have to decide what is acceptable to us” Anderson said.
Established in 1993 and based in Southern California, Eyeidea is a creative micro-agency, providing artists, editors, producers and creators with motion graphics design and 3D animation services. During the “off season” Eyeidea® creates stock video, animation and illustration elements. Designer Chad J.W. Anderson at Eyeidea has designed creative visuals for TV shows including the Grammy Awards, the Emmy Awards, The Voice (NBC), the Super Bowl and the History Channel as well as various Fortune 500 companies including Honda Motors and Amgen.
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my original blog post from December 6, 2011:
Eyeidea® has been producing stock video since 1997. It really took off in 2006 when I decided to make the portfolio available on iStockvideo.com. In the last 5 years we’ve enjoyed a very prosperous relationship and the Eyeidea® portfolio has been a top performer on iStock. Today I have made the difficult decision to go non-exclusive with my video portfolio by making it available to customers via select additional websites. This new expanded distribution will make it easier for clients to access the thousands of videos and animations in our portfolio. I’m really looking forward to this new adventure. Many thanks to the new distributors for their assistance with the ingestion of so much data into their servers.
I also posted the following on iStockphoto.com video forum…
non-exclusive video, staying with iStock
I titled this post the way I did on purpose. I am not going to rant and whine about this and that. I have supported iStock from the day i joined in 2005 as a buyer. I have however made the difficult decision to venture out as a non-exclusive stock video producer. I have weighed all the pros and cons, they are real indeed. I am not pulling my portfolio. I am not talking $h*+ about iStock and what I think they should and shouldn’t do or have done. I still believe iStock is a worthy distributor of my portfolio. I will continue to upload to iStock and see how things go.
I want to sincerely thank everyone at iStock, all the inspectors that made me better at what I do, the entire video team, the techs, and the artist relations reps. Especially I want to thank Jim Goertz (VCR) for so much support, understanding and respect all these years. You are the best Jim!
Also, many thanks to all my fellow diamond video contributors for all the insight, support and faith. Those of us who have been exclusive and those who have been non-exclusive have built amazing collections here and elsewhere. We are comrades in arms!
Moving forward I am excited about this next chapter in the stock adventure. I hope I can continue to have a mutually prosperous relationship with iStock and Getty Images. Though I am changing my distribution plan I am not leaving, not giving up, not bashing, not upset. It’s just change. Long live stock video! Power to the people! Amen.
Many thanks to Ron Andreassen and the NFLPA for bringing me on to help with the graphics package for the NFLPA Pulse Awards live at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles – January 20, 2012.
The NFLPA PULSE Awards is an annual award ceremony that recognizes individual active and former players in the categories of: Performance, Union (Unity), Leadership, Service and Excellence. This year’s award categories included: Emerging Player, Heart of the Game, Comeback Player, Endurance, Future Promise, Kenny Washington, Union Soldier, Legend, Service Awards and the Byron “Whizzer” White Award.
It is a night to celebrate! The event will include a red carpet, pre- and post-award show receptions where guests will have the opportunity to mingle with the players and presenters in attendance. There will be plenty of photo opportunities with players and celebrity guests. The event will be hosted in grand awards show style with celebrity hosts, live performances and video playback.
I designed this text mosaic of the Apple logo for Steve Jobs. I was really sad when I found out he died. I thought about doing something to celebrate his amazing life and contributions to our world. Most of my ideas were pretty cheesy. So I did nothing. This idea however seemed kinda cool to me. I used Wordle (awesome) for part of it, got some text from Wikipedia and then filled in the blanks in Adobe Illustrator.
My life was forever changed in 1987 when I saw my first Macintosh. I was 16 years old living in Los Angeles and working for my dad at his executive recruiting office by LAX. At the time I was still an old school graphic designer using Letraset rub on letter transfers, graphic pens and rulers. There wasn’t any point in using any of the PCs we had at the office for graphics, it was still a C: *.* situation. In the lobby of our office building was a copy shop we used almost everyday. One day I noticed something new, a computer. I had never seen anything like it! A color screen and some sort of click box connected via a cord (a mouse). I asked my buddy who worked there, “what the hell is that?” He said “that is a Macintosh II”. “A who?” I replied. He said that it was a new computer that was great for what I was doing, graphics. He also said it was available to rent for customers that wanted to layout their own business cards, brochures or whatever. It was running a program called Pagemaker. I instantly fell in love.
In 1992 I got my first Mac, a black and white Performa 200! I was so damn excited! I started doing graphics for people and in 1993 I started my company I.D.E.A. (re-named Eyeidea in ’95). The Mac made sense, it worked like I thought. It made things possible I had only dreamed of designing. Of course as the years went by there were some scary times, Apple always on the verge of bankruptcy, applications difficult or impossible to get. But I was now forever a diehard Mac lover. In 1999 I wrote a letter to Apple just to say… I believe in you, don’t give up! They sent me a thank you letter and an “Apple Forever” t-shirt! In 2002 I put my money where my hope was and invested in Apple stock. I should have bought more lol! But I invested because I believed in Apple. I still do. Phil, Tim, Scott, Bob and of course Jonathan are visionaries just like Steve was.
I found out about Steve’s death on my iPhone while having a cup of coffee with a friend. I knew he was sick obviously but there was always hope. I figured with all the money he had there would be a miracle no matter the cost. But Steve like all of us was just human. My heart sank when I got the text from my fiance about his death. I apologized to my friend and said I needed to go. In the car, some tears. Steve was our underdog leader. He was as obsessed with design as the rest of us designers. He got excited about things just like us, he knew what was lame and how things should be. He attracted the best people in the world, that is why Apple today is what it is. I bought Apple stock again the other day for the same reason I bought it in 2002, I believe in Apple.
Thank you Steve, rest in peace in the big Apple in the sky!
Steve’s Apple by Chad J.W. Anderson is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Today is a very sad day. Steve’s contributions to the world and to me personally are truly immeasurable. Thank you Steve. You will be dearly missed.