Four Tellys Awarded to Explore Media

Explore Media was awarded four trophies in the 38th annual Telly Awards Competition. The Tellys honor the very best in commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions in the world. With over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and 5 continents, this year’s Telly Awards was one of the most successful and competitive in the long history of the Telly Awards.

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and web commercials, videos and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators, and corporate video departments in the world. This year’s Winners include companies, agencies and organizations of all sizes, from large multinational media companies to small ad agencies and production houses.

These new awards bring Explore Media's total in 13 years of producing commercials to 49 Telly Awards.

See all awarded spots below:

"Enjoy the Ride"

This :30 spot for United Federal Credit Union was awarded a Telly in the Regional Commercial - Craft Visual Effects category.  Editor / Visual FX artist Garret Brubaker used all of his visual wizardry to create not only believable moving car scenes, but he won an award for making it look so appealing in the process.  Find out how the visual effects were pieced together in this How-To video, you'd never know this was filmed, using green screen, in a garage because of a snap midwestern snow storm!

Client: United Federal Credit Union
Director: Jeremy Pinckert
Producer: Sebastian Coria
Assistant Director: Quinn Wilson
Director of Photography: Jamieson Mullholand
Assistant Camera: Ryan Kolegas
DIT / Editor: Garret Brubaker
Gaffer: Mark Barry
Key Grip: Andy Stegmeyer
H&MU / Wardrobe: Julia Luckenbill
Production Assistant: Cody Reiss

"Keep Moving"

This :30 spot for Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance won a Telly Award in the Local Commercial - Lifestyle category.  Filmed in one day, within one square mile, we're quite proud of the variety in shot styles and scenery, telling the story of how humans...from the moment we are born...are moving. Keep Moving!

Client: Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance
Director: Jeremy Pinckert
Producer: Seth Deahl
Assistant Director: Quinn Wilson
Director of Photography: Chris Rejano
Assistant Camera: Eugene Hahm
DIT / Editor: Garret Brubaker
Gaffer: Steve Semkiw
Key Grip: Joey Domaracki
H&MU / Wardrobe: Michelle Norkett
Swing: Jon Bennett
Production Assistant: Airielle Owens

"Making Things Happen"

This :30 spot for Home Chef and their agency partner OKRP won a Telly Award in the Regional Commercial - Food/Beverage category!  With everyone rushing off to work and multitasking yoga with childcare, there's little time to worry about dinner. Home Chef's meal delivery service offers a convenient option for busy lifestyles. Thanks to their spot-on creative and trust in us to "Make it Happen!" Guess you also helped make a Telly Award Happen!

Client: Home Chef
Agency: O'Keefe Reinhard and Paul
Director: Jeremy Pinckert
Producer: Seth Deahl
Creative Director: Marian Williams
Chief Creative Officer: Matt Reinhard
Copy Writer: Rachel Block
1st AD: Jimmy Fahey
Director of Photography: Christopher Rejano
Editor: Mark Jepson
DIT / Editor: Garret Brubaker
Gaffer: Steve Semkiw
Key Grip: Mike Scott

"The Keystitution" Campaign

We produced this Telly award-winning Keystone Light video series for the creatives at Olson just in time for summer cookouts and the 4th of July as part of Keystone's campaign for 'Stone Spangled Summer. The videos highlight amendments to The Keystitution as defined by your friendly, neighborhood barbecuers, Jerry and Travis. Created for Keystone Light's Facebook page, the videos garnered over 103,000 views and counting. "Declare and Share" your own amendment to The Keystitution.

Client: Keystone Light and Olson Engage
Director: Jeremy Pinckert
Producer / Prod. Supervisor: Holl Hopkins McGinley
1st AD: Quinn Wilson
Director of Photography: Patrick Lewtschanyn
DIT / Editor: Garret Brubaker
Gaffer: Steve Semkiw
Key Grip: Mark Barry
Production Assistant: Matt McGrath
Production Assistant: Ramone Hulet


About Explore Media

Explore Media is a full-service production company focused on creating handcrafted commercials and digital content. Located in the greater Chicago market, Explore Media has produced commercials and digital content for a diverse group of agencies and niches. Specializing in handcrafted commercial production, they’ve won 48 Telly awards, 12 Addy awards, including “Best in Show” for 2009 and 2012, and have twice been Emmy-nominated for commercial campaigns.