The world of advertising production has changed dramatically since the days of Mad Men (or, let’s get real, even in the last 10 years). There was a time when only clients with deep pockets had access to high-end production, but recent advances in technology have helped our industry to make... Read more
I looked like a runner who got lost. All lanky and awkward in my running capris and tank. A white girl pretending to have rhythm. But I shook it (or attempted to) for an hour. My hips went one way and my arms went another. I stomped for eight counts 20 times and did this move where it looks like you are walking like a belly... Read more
Back on June 3rd, the Tight Salad crew hosted a premier party for two new video pieces at Austin Walsh Studio. The first was a profile piece on Chef Jet Tila. (More about Jet and the project can be found on 1010 Collective's Blog.) The second, a Vegetastic promo shot in the middle of the Nevada Desert.
One of their... Read more
D2W Design/developer/mobile workflow conference
July 14-16, 2011 // Crown Plaza Hotel // Kansas City
AAF-KC is proud to lend its support as an event sponsor for D2W = "Designer and Developer Workflow."
Hands-on sessions and presentations from the top names in the creative and digital development world. Whether... Read more
You will have good days. And you will have bad days.
Part of being a writer is learning to accept the occasional duke-it-out session with a blank piece of paper and a deadline. And bad days of running? They’re always followed by days with fewer hills and longer flat stretches.
No matter how far away you go, come back to... Read more
If what they say about last Saturday was true, we're either all tuckered out from looting or currently enjoying no wait at the amusement park. I say 'we' because I'm guessing that most of us are still here. Let's face it we're in advertising.
I'm going to write this though with the assumption... Read more
Seriously. Read memoirs and novels. Poetry and screenplays and blogs and columns and whatever you can get your hands on. Just read. It will make you a better writer.
Learn to cook. Or go running.
If writing is your only hobby, get another one. Quickly. I don’t care if you wrote your first short story when you... Read more
The early word is in and our very own AAF District 9 -- and AAF-KC in particular -- is poised to make a strong showing at this year's National ADDY Awards. The details of the Gold/Silver/Bronze/Best Of winners won't be released until the National AAF Conference, which will be held in San Diego, CA, from June 1st through... Read more
Oh, advertising. The industry where we’re always looking for the next best thing. What we did yesterday doesn’t apply today. So we search for better clients, better opportunities, new ways to present ideas, new people to work for us, new places to work, improved working environments, better concepts and that one... Read more
Working as a creative professional I find it easy to slip into bad habits. Here are three tips I rely on.
Don't create in a closet. Creatives are only as strong as their community, which is why it is helpful to be involved in organizations like AAF so you get to know the best in town. Your industry peers don't have to... Read more