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Protokulture gives “Little Man of Steel” its VFX superpowers

March 29, 2013 | Posted by:

Clark Kent brings protection to humans all over the world, so why wouldn’t he play it safe and smart between the sheets with Lois Lane? Larry Ziegelman’s Little Man of Steel, a comedy short full of  many kinds of action, shows the adventures and misadventures of Lois and Clark’s first trip condom shopping. Protokulture built all the Visual Effects of the film’s explosive climax.

 

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Protokulture helps brew “Coffees,” Alex Beh’s latest short film

March 29, 2013 | Posted by:

Excitement has been percolating for the MIFF Comedy Shorts screening on Tuesday, April 2nd, where the short film Coffees will be served up hot and fresh. In addition to creating the special effects and titling for Coffees, Protokulture also co-produced Alex Beh’s latest comedy-unromance.

The director, North Shore native Alex Beh, also stars in the film as Mikey, who offers coffees and desperation to try to win back his super-hot ex played by Nicky Whelan (Hall Pass, Scrubs). The movie, shot in Los Angeles, is robust with glamour and infused with stardom- some familiar faces include Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite) and Julie McNiven (Mad Men).

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“Coffees” and “Little Man of Steel” Screening at the Midwest Independent Film Festival

March 28, 2013 | Posted by:

Protokulture is delighted to announce that two of our films will be screening at the Comedic Shorts program of the Midwest Independent Film Festival. In Little Man of Steel, a movie about Superman’s ultimate superpower, Protokulture created the exciting visual effects.Protokulture made the titles, effects and co-produced Coffees, a comic romance directed by Alex Beh.Catch these great comedic films and many more laughs at the Landmark Century Cinema on April 2nd, 2013.

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“Moon Die” Screening at Midwest Independent Film Festival

September 18, 2012 | Posted by:

Image courtesy of Midwest Independent Film Festival

Protokulture is excited to announce that “Moon Die” has been selected for the Midwest Independent Film Festival’s Ad Community Shorts Night!  The screening will take place at Landmark’s Century Centre Cinema on October 2nd.  Don’t miss your chance to see “Moon Die” take over the big screen. Congratulations, Ben!

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State Farm “Go To Bat” for Charity

August 8, 2012 | Posted by:

We designed a custom Wii Mii slugger for State Farm’s new charity campaign, “Go To Bat!” Partnered with the MLB, the project will donate $18,000 to the charity of one lucky slugger’s choice, as well as a VIP trip to the 2012 MLB World Series.

Our little Mii got handed out at the White Sox game this weekend, as discovered by our intern Kim:

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Top 100 Video Games

June 4, 2012 | Posted by:

G4 Network recently called on Protokulture to promote their “Top 100 Video Games of All Time” event, to which Protokulture replied, “Did someone just say video games? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!”  Be sure to catch the show on June 11 at 8/7pm C.S.T. and in the meantime, watch the promo here.

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Stop the Padness

June 4, 2012 | Posted by:

Protokulture recently got a chance to create some real awkward moments for Always’ “Stop the Padness” campaign. Check out the humorous set pics on our facebook page for a ‘sneak-a-peek’ behind the scenes!

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Protokulture Directs YouTube Ad Blitz

February 7, 2012 | Posted by:

February 2, 2012- CHICAGO, IL- John Michaels created and directed a new spot for Google’s YouTube Ad Blitz, a campaign that calls on Super Bowl viewers to watch, share, and vote for their favorite Super Bowl ads. Showing on YouTube’s Ad Blitz homepage, the spot will run through February 18th when the votes are tallied and the winning ad claims its prize on YouTube’s homepage.  Read the Screen article here…

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Ben Christie Brings Haley Bonar’s “Moon Die” to Life

February 3, 2012 | Posted by:

Ben Christie’s “Moon Die” music video paints the tragic story of a stranded astronaut who falls in love with a celestial woman just beyond his reach. Set to Haley Bonar’s original song from her LeO EP.

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Close Quarters

October 31, 2011 | Posted by:

In the most recent of collaborations with director Jack C. Newell, Protokulture designed the motion graphics for Close Quarters: a film about sex, betrayal, friendship, jealousy, love, hate, death, and of course, coffee.  Protokulture previously created the title sequences for Newell’s short film Typing.  For more information about the film, visit the official site here.

 

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