Author: chrisv

“It’s Time” is the highly anticipated SEC Storied documentary which depicts the unique relationship between former SEC players Chucky Mullins and Brad Gaines.

The film by Peabody Award-winning documentarian Fritz Mitchell takes an in-depth look at the inspirational friendship between Gaines, a former Vanderbilt fullback, and Mullins, a former Mississippi defensive back. Their lives became intertwined on Oct. 28, 1989 when Mullins put a devastating hit on Gaines near the Mississippi end zone. The collision left Mullins paralyzed and Gaines troubled with guilt for having played an unknowing role in the injury.

Several personalities featured in the documentary, including Gaines, Mitchell and former Mississippi head coach Billy Brewer, will discuss their participation after the screening.

Bean Creative Labs is happy to once again collaborate with Fritz on the project.  We provided the title design and animations for the film which premiered Sept 4th.

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We recently wrapped production on a new project that is sure to wet the appetite. The program to be released this fall focuses on diet and nutrition and features some amazing talent. Directed by Chris Valentino with photography by Michael Falasco and Chong Pak, more info to come as we get closer to launch.

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Here’s the official Press Release for Get Your Full Course.  We had a blast working with Sunny Anderson on this campaign.

Janssen Biotech, Inc. and the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) announced today the launch of Get Your Full Course, an educational campaign designed to provide resources for people living with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) on the paired role of nutrition and appropriate therapy in managing IBD.
IBD includes the chronic digestive diseases ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn’s disease, and affects 1.4 million Americans combined. Get Your Full Course features television host and celebrity cook Sunny Anderson, who is speaking publicly for the first time about her journey with UC.“Having lived with UC for more than 20 years, I recognize the importance of talking more openly about the disease and educating people with IBD that we don’t have to shy away from food because of our disease,” said Sunny. “Food is a big part of my life. I am excited about Get Your Full Course and its focus on helping the IBD community learn about foods we can enjoy that are also rich in the nutrients we sometimes lack due to the way the disease affects the intestines.”

Sunny’s recipes and exclusive cooking demonstrations are featured on www.GetYourFullCourse.com. Alongside Sunny, Dr. Lindsey Albenberg, a gastroenterologist from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, lends her expert advice and answers common questions for those living with IBD. In addition, visitors to Get Your Full Course are invited to submit a recipe for, or a photo of, a favorite meal as part of a sweepstakes. All entries will be eligible to receive one of several prizes, including a grand prize to meet Sunny at a local CCFA event.

Researchers are working diligently to improve their knowledge of the relationship between diet, nutrition and IBD. They are specifically focused on examining the effect of bacteria in the gut for patients with IBD. Until these studies are complete, Dr. Albenberg encourages patients to have an open, honest conversation with their doctors to identify foods that could trigger flares and identify a diet and treatment plan to best manage their disease.

“IBD is a condition that varies greatly from patient to patient, but the goals of treatment remain consistent – to achieve remission, and once that is accomplished, to maintain remission,” said Dr. Albenberg. “When IBD is under control, a patient’s diet can be less restricted, so it’s important for patients to work closely with their healthcare team to accomplish symptom control and disease remission. Then, patients can slowly reintroduce foods into their diet to ensure a diet rich in vitamins and nutrients.”

“CCFA is proud to partner with Janssen Biotech, Inc. on Get Your Full Course to help educate the IBD community on the importance of working closely with your doctor to not only get your symptoms under control with appropriate therapy, but also learn how to make nutritious food choices and maintain a well-balanced, nutrient-rich diet,” said Laura Wingate, Vice President, Patient & Professional Services for CCFA. “We hope this initiative helps the IBD community learn that while diet does not cause or cure IBD, it can influence symptoms. By working with a healthcare professional, you can determine the individual diet and treatment approach that is right for you.”

Visit www.GetYourFullCourse.com for more information about the campaign.

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When it comes to horror stories we are pretty sure everyone has one.  Lucky for us our latest Horror story is the completion and launch of the all-new HorrorChannel.com

We are very excited to have completed a year long relaunch of the HorrorChannel.  Working alongside founder and CEO Nick Psaltos we helped to shape the voice of the new website and digital destination.  The Horror Channel’s mission is to introduce all ages to classic and contemporary literature and film in the “horror” genre. Thereafter they endeavor to engage both the creators and audiences of the horror, suspense, thriller, and fright genres in a community that values literature and film, but which is respectful of the varying audiences of the broad genre. In other words it is horror for all ages appealing to Scooby Doo fans, cult fans and mainstream horror fans.

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Bean Creative Labs recently wrapped production on a spot for our friends at JCP.  Taking advantage of the warmest day in months here in the NYC area.  We headed out to Sheepshead Bay NY to take over (once again) local institution Jordan’s Clam Bar. A little movie magic and the place became our cafe setting for the piece.

Kudos to Team Bean’s Brian Jordan and Gable Schneider for making the day run smooth.
 

Television, the little box that could.  One of my earliest memories with television is waking up to Mighty Mouse on our small black and white TV.  It was so exciting to see that little mouse save the day, streaking across the sky like a drunken college student at a football game.

Today TV is always on.  Content is streamed from every corner of the globe to devices that fit in our pockets.  What makes watching TV, films, podcasts or anything so great is no secret – it is just the “thing”.  That thing is CONTENT.

That is why I love it.  Here are some small examples of our contributions to the ever-expanding world of content.

Our AR capabilities and overview deck.

Our original portfolio overview.
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What happens when you hop in a car drive 7000 miles and video it?  This.

Augmented Reality as a technology is still in its infancy, yet it has been “around” for quite a few years.  When it made the leap to smart phones from desktops it created a unique opportunity to engage people on the go.  Thankfully the proliferation of smart phones has made more people aware of the technology and we are seeing them use it for entertainment, education and all around added value.  (more…)