CHICAGO — Design-driven production studio Almost Gold (www.almostgold.com/) has expanded its workspace and roster of represented talent. In addition to production, animation and motion graphics capabilities, the studio now offers editorial, color, finishing, VO recording, and audio mixing via its recently-completed East Wing. The expansion comes as Almost Gold marks its five-year anniversary, partnering with agencies, brands and artists to produce high-quality content.
Almost Gold is located in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood and now spans to 3,000 square feet. The studio has singed representation deals with a number of freelancers recently, who will be available for collaboration.
Jeff Altman is a senior colorist and Chicago native with over a decade of experience coloring national commercial campaigns, television series and independent films. He has colored projects that have screened at SXSW, Sundance, Cannes, and TIFF, along with advertising campaigns for Capital One, Jeep, Toyota, Makers Mark, Michelob, Wendy’s, Disney, GE, Jack Daniels and more.
Senior colorist Fred Keller has worked on commercials, music videos and long-form programming. He is known for his talent and dedication to the craft. Working with leading agencies including Leo Burnett, DDB, FCB, BBDO, Havas and McGarryBowen, he has contributed to campaigns for McDonald’s, State Farm, Coors, Walmart, Alfa Romeo, Capital One, Skittles and many others.
Dean Gonzalez has been the go-to editor for musicians like Aerosmith, Red Hot Chili Peppers, NAS, LL Cool J, Kid Rock, Nicki Minaj, and commercial clients such as Reebok, Nike, Bose, J Crew, Michelob, McDonald’s and Kohl’s. Additionally, he finds time to cut indie films and documentaries.
For over 15 years, editor Nate Pence has worked nationwide at leading post houses and design companies, editing distinguished and stand-out campaigns for Groupon with Tiffany Haddish, Intel’s collaborative launch with Tag Heuer, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Illinois Lottery, and Nike Air Society.
Editor/DP Kenneth Browne has made a career traveling the world creating and editing epic content that makes everyday life look cinematic. As an FAA licensed drone pilot, Browne has shot and edited from both poles of the planet, and everywhere in between. His clients include Toyota, MAC, SC Johnson, Red Bull, The Food Network, Samsung, Caterpillar and Jack Daniels.
Audio Engineer Sarah Krohn hails from the rocky shores of Southern England. She has been engineering audio on this side of the pond for agencies and post houses for nearly 10 years. Some notable clientele include Google, Oscar Mayer, BCBS, Bud Light, Pepsi, Quaker, Samsung, SXSW Film Festival, Aleve, Wrigley, Hilton, Marriott, Disney and CVS.