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Motionographer spotlight

Motionographer (pronounced like “oceanographer”) seeks to be a source of inspiration for filmmakers, animators and designers by sharing:
. outstanding work from studios, freelancers and students
. feature stories that give readers a closer look at influential studios and individuals
. commentary that sparks discussion or introspection about the creative process
. miscellaneous items that Motionographer contributors find interesting

Knowing that inspiration can come from anywhere, Motionographer’s contributors aim to provide interesting material spanning all media forms.

Among their recent selections is an exclusive “behind the scenes” feature story on the Motel 6 “Metamorphosis” spot from The Richards Group and King and Country. Check it out!

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The Richards Group plus King and Country

The YouTube Playlist embedded above features collaborations between LA-based production company King and Country (K&C) and branding agency The Richards Group. At the moment, you can enjoy the spots developed through this creative partnership for San Antonio-based H-E-B Grocery Co., and soon we’ll have an exciting new campaign to share. As soon as it goes live on YouTube, you’ll find it here.

Located in Dallas, Texas, The Richards Group’s clients include Advance Auto Parts, Bridgestone, Chick-fil-A, Firestone, Fruit of the Loom, GameStop, The Home Depot, MetroPCS, Motel 6, Orkin and The Patrón Spirits Company. For 2011, the agency’s total billings exceeded $1.29 billion. K&C director Efrain Montañez and his colleagues were especially enthused about the H-E-B assignment, as it represented their very first pairing with America’s largest independent branding agency.

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King and Country’s got game

Santa Monica-based design-driven production company King and Country has been busy adding some amazing new Sports projects to its portfolio. Visit its site to view the latest spots, promos and documentary projects for Chevrolet (via Goodby, Silverstein & Partners), Fox Sports Net, The History Channel, NBC, Sirius Satellite Radio (via The Martin Agency), U.S. Cellular (via Publicis and Hal Riney) and Versus, and for all the latest news from K&C: www.kingandcountry.tv.

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King and Country Goes Long

Since its launch in 2006, Santa Monica-based design-driven production company King and Country (K&C) has earned international recognition for breakthrough projects spanning commercials, original promos for major networks, and much more. The innovative production foundry established by directors Rick Gledhill and Efrain Montanez and executive producer Jerry Torgerson elegantly unites A-list talents representing every facet of production and post, delivering impactful films that blend original live-action content, 2D and 3D animation and seamless visual effects into new artforms. Drawing upon its principals’ extraordinary creative capabilities, K&C takes deep pride in directing and producing spectacular projects from concept through completion, collaborating with others to add brilliant end-tags, visual effects and flawless finishing for any and all media platforms, and everything in-between. K&C is featured in the recent SourceEcreative Special Feature entitled “Going Hand-to-Hand with King and Country” and its extensive portfolio of work is viewable online at www.kingandcountry.tv. For further information call Jerry Torgerson at 310.586.0100.

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