AICP Post Awards Announces 2019 Winners

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Editor Jim Helton of Final Cut wins Best in Show for The New York Times campaign
AICP Post Awards Announces 2019 Winners

Editor Jim Helton of Final Cut won the Best in Show at the AICP Post Awards gala celebration held on Thursday, May 16 at Navy Pier in Chicago. Helton took the honor for his moving, dynamic editorial approach to a campaign for The New York Times. Consisting of three spots – 'Perseverance,' 'Rigor' and 'Resolve' – the work also won Helton honors in the Editorial: National Campaign and Best of East categories.  

The wins made Helton the single-most awarded artist at the annual awards competition, formerly known as the AICE Awards, which honors excellence in a range of post production crafts including editing, color grading, audio mixing, sound design, visual effects, CGI and animation and design. To view all the winners of the 2019 Awards, visit the newly launched awards site here.

The second-most awarded artist of the night was colorist Tom Poole of Company 3. He took home two AICP Post Awards, winning in the categories of Color Grading: Lengths :90 & Above for National Lottery, “Amazing Starts Here,” and Color Grading: Music Video for The Carters, “Apes**T.”

A number of companies were represented with multiple awards presented to their artists. In addition to Final Cut and Company 3, this list also includes Arcade Edit, which saw editor Paul Martinez winning in Editorial: Dialogue for EA Madden ’19 and editor Graham Chisholm winning in Editorial: Montage for Gymnastics Canada; BIG SKY EDIT, which saw editor Chris Franklin winning in Editorial: Monologue / Spoken Word for Nationwide and editor Ben Jones winning in the new category of Vertical Video for Heineken; and Cut+Run, which saw editor Stacey Peterson winning in Editorial: Docu-Style for Gillette and editor James Rose winning in Editorial: Fashion / Beauty for H&M.

The event included the induction of the late Bob Carr into the AICP Post Hall of Fame. Bob, who passed away in September of 2018, was one of Chicago’s leading editorial talents, having spent almost two decades at Optimus before co-founding his own company, NuWorld. A noted industry leader and mentor, his induction video was introduced by Optimus Founder and Editor Jim Smyth (a 2004 Hall of Fame inductee). The award was accepted on his behalf by members of the Carr family.

Also saluted at the event were the three winners of the Lev Awards, the Grand Prizes in Editorial, Audio and Graphic Design at the 2018 Camp Kuleshov trailer competition for assistants. They were, respectively, George Irizarry of Cosmo Street, Tom Morris of Heard City and Andrew Becker of Flavor.

Leading the list of ad agencies most often credited with wining work was Droga5, responsible for six of the entries that won in various categories, followed by Wieden+Kennedy, Ogilvy and ad-am&eveDDB, which each worked on projects that won two Post Awards.

Sponsors help make all of the AICP awards competitions and events possible. AICP Partners and Supporting Partners, who support all AICP events throughout the year, are: CAPS – A Cast & Crew Entertainment Company and Universal Studios (Partners); and Film Offices of The Hawaiian Islands; NEED Financial; Musicbed + Filmsupply; Sony Pictures Studios; and The TEAM Companies (Supporting Partners).

The AICP Post Awards Platinum Sponsors are: Company 3, Cutters Studios, Noise Floor, Optimus, The Colonie and Whitehouse Post. Its Gold Sponsors are: AwardCore, Cosmo Street, Ogilvy, S’well and We Are Unlimited. Silver Sponsors include DDB Worldwide, HIATUS, Leo Burnett USA, mcgarrybowen, Megatrax, Protokulture and Quriosity Productions / Tessa Films.

Sponsors for the AICP Post Awards Show include Earhole Studios, SHIFT, Sibling Rivalry, Sling Shot, Intergalactic and The Team Companies. Media Sponsors include Little Black Book, REEL Chicago, Screen Magazine, SHOOT Magazine | SHOOT online and Source | SHOTS | Slate.


2019 AICP Post Award Winners:

BEST IN SHOW
Jim Helton
Final Cut
The New York Times
“Perseverance”
“Rigor”
“Resolve”
Droga5

EDITORIAL: AUTOMOTIVE
Doobie White
Therapy Studios
Audi
“Life”
DDB

EDITORIAL: CAUSE MARKETING
Edward Cooper
The Assembly Rooms
Pride London
“Pride Matters”
Pride London

EDITORIAL: COMEDY
Christjan Jordan
Union Editorial
Amazon
“Not Everything Makes the Cut”
Lucky Generals

EDITORIAL: DIALOGUE
Paul Martinez
Arcade Edit
EA Madden ‘19
“The Greatest Play Call Ever”
Johannes Leonardo

EDITORIAL: DOCU-STYLE
Stacy Peterson
Cut+Run
P&G Gillette
“Your Best Never Comes Easy”
Grey NY, Townhouse Worldwide

EDITORIAL FASHION/BEAUTY
James Rose
Cut+Run
H&M
“Take the Lead”
adam&eveDDB

EDITORIAL: MONOLOGUE/SPOKEN WORD
Chris Franklin
BIG SKY EDIT
Nationwide
“Goals”
Ogilvy

EDITORIAL: MONTAGE
Graham Chisholm
Arcade Edit
Gymnastics Canada
“From Here We Soar”
Dot Dot Dash

EDITORIAL: MUSIC VIDEO
Jamie Foord
Rock Paper Scissors
Prince
“Mary Don't You Weep”

EDITORIAL: NATIONAL CAMPAIGN
Jim Helton
Final Cut
The New York Times
“Perseverance”
“Rigor”
“Resolve”
Droga5

EDITORIAL: REGIONAL CAMPAIGN
Eddie Ringer
WAX
Under Armour
“Will Finds a Way – Dennis Smith, Jr.”
“Will Finds a Way – Natasha Hastings”
“Will Finds a Way – Teddy Riner”
Droga5

EDITORIAL: STORYTELLING
Iain Whitewright
Whitehouse Post
Huawei
“Discovery”

AUDIO MIX
David Papa
Sonic Union
Hennessy
“Major”
Droga5

SOUND DESIGN WITH COMPOSED MUSIC
Aaron Reynolds
Wave Studios
The New York Times
“Perseverance”
Droga5

SOUND DESIGN WITHOUT COMPOSED MUSIC
Pedro Botsaris, Wilson Brown, Yuta Endo
Antfood Music
MAXON
“Influencers”
Foam Studio

COLOR GRADING: LENGTHS :30 to :60
Mark Gethin
MPC
Chevrolet
“Tailgates”
Commonwealth/McCann

COLOR GRADING: LENGTHS :60 to :90
Adam Scott
The Mill
Volkswagen
“Kid’s Dreams”
Grabarz & Partner Werbeagentur GmbH

COLOR GRADING : LENGTHS :90 & ABOVE
Tom Poole
Company 3
National Lottery
“Amazing Starts Here”
Vizeum

COLOR GRADING: MUSIC VIDEO
Tom Poole
Company 3
The Carters
“Apes**t”
Iconoclast

CHARACTER DESIGN AND ANIMATION
Kristian Antonelli (Designer), Paul Templeman, Steve Beck, Daryl Graham, Tim Sanpher, Eleonora Quario (Animators)
Electric Theatre Collective
Great Western Railway
“Five & The Missing Jewels”
adam&eveDDB

CGI
Bipolar Studio
Porsche
“Porsche Encounter”
Bipolar Studio

COMPOSITING & VISUAL EFFECTS
Daniel Morris
Blacksmith
Macy’s
“Space Station”
BBDO NY

GRAPHIC DESIGN & ANIMATION
Joe Ball, Gino Belassen, James Lee, Pierre de Menezes, Jess Nicholls, Gaspard Sumeire,
Sun Creature and Psyop
Coca-Cola
"Coke is a Coke"
Wieden+Kennedy

TYPOGRAPHY DESIGN & ANIMATION
Damien Bastelica, Lauren Infante, Elaine Park
Sibling Rivalry Studio
Promax BDA Conference 2018
“Our Conference”
Sibling Rivalry Studio

BEST OF EAST
Jim Helton
Final Cut
(Editorial: National Campaign)
The New York Times
“Perseverance”
“Rigor”
“Resolve”
Droga5

BEST OF MIDWEST
Kathryn Hempel
Cutters Studios
(Editorial: Cause Marketing)
LifeWTR
“Bring Art Back to Schools”
R/GA

BEST OF SOUTHEAST
Matt Barron
Beast Editorial
(Editorial: Storytelling)
2018 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
“Mute (We Should Talk)”
Ogilvy Atlanta

BEST OF SOUTHWEST
Jackson Armstrong
ATK PLN
(Graphic Design & Animation)
Mother’s Against Drunk Driving
“Philip’s Story”
The Marketing Arm

BEST OF WEST
Peter Wiedensmith,
Joint Editorial
(Editorial: Storytelling)
Nike
“Voice of Belief”
Wieden+Kennedy

NEW MEDIA: VERTICAL
Ben Jones
BIG SKY EDIT
Heineken
Right Party

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