December 2010

Westside Studio – 2010 Wrap-Up!

by Westside on December 15, 2010

A quick summary of what Westside Studio accomplished in 2010:

We worked with top ad agencies: Agency 59, Barrett & Welsh, BBDO, Bos, Brandworks , Capital C, Clarke Smith, Clean Sheet, Cossette, Cundari, David & Goliath, DDB, Dentsu, Draft FCB, Due North, Extreme Group, Grey, Grip, Howard Merrell & Partners, John St., JSA, Juniper Park, JWT, Karo, Leo Burnett, Lowe Roche, Maclaren McCann, Marketel, Ogilvy & Mather, One Hundred and Ten, Optic Nerve, Play Advertising, Publicis, RAPP, Rethink, Saatchi & Saatchi, TAXI, TBWA, The Hive, Würstlin Group, Y&R and Zig.

We shot for great clients: Air Canada, BC Hydro, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Budweiser, Canadian Tire, Capital One, CBC, Cialis, CIBC, Coors Light, Cuba Tourism, Dentyne, Enbridge, Esso, Fallsview Casino, FedEx, Frito Lay, George Brown College, Government of Ontario, Hampton Inn, Harlequin, Harry Rosen, Home Depot, Interac, KIA, Kraft, LCBO, Lexus, LG, Manulife Financial, Mastercard, McDonalds, Mercedes, MGD, Molson, Nestle, Nissan, OLG, P&G, Pfizer, Poynt, Pro-Line, RBC, Red Baron Beer, Robin Hood Foods, Sherway Gardens, Sick Kids Hospital, Sony, Subaru, Sun Chips, TD Bank, Teletoon, Tim Hortons, Travel Alberta, Tylenol, VISA and Zellers.

We worked in: Ontario, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Nova Scotia, PEI, California, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Nevada, Washington DC, Cuba, Mexico, Finland, Italy and New Zealand.

We threw a BIG party to celebrate our 25th Anniversary!

We joined Facebook and Twitter.

Three artists joined the studio: Ryan Enn Hughes, Nikki Ormerod and Andrew B. Myers.

Matt Barnes exhibited Panthers at Pikto Gallery, won a Bronze Lion at Cannes and hired his first full-time assistant.

Tom Feiler split his time between shooting stills & directing commercials.

Chris Gordaneer launched a new website and won the APA Photo Competition.

Tyler Gray had the best year of his career.

According to Archive Magazine’s photo ranking, Frank Hoedl is tied for #1 in Canada and #18 internationally.

Vicky Lam started working commercially and was featured in Poor But Sexy Magazine.

Russell Monk spent 3 weeks in Cuba shooting for Cuba Tourism.

Andrew B. Myers graduated from Ryerson University and spent 8 months developing his commercial portfolio. He joined Westside Studio in early December and we’re proud to represent him.

Nikki Ormerod shot a number of elaborate, self-financed creative projects. She was featured on Fashion Television. And her cotton candy promo was well received.

Derek Shapton and his wife welcomed their third son. He shot a number of editorial assignments for magazines like Toronto Life and Cottage Life.

Shanghoon expanded his food portfolio and participated in Drawn To Develop.

George Simhoni completed his first motion creative and did A LOT of work-related and personal travel.

RGB Move by Ryan Enn Hughes was broadcast throughout Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Olympics. He collaborated with The Big Freeze on two “time-slice” motion projects (currently in post-production). And he shot a number of celebrities, live performances and fashion assignments for the Globe & Mail (Drew Barrymore, Sir Richard Branson, Edward Norton, Zack Galifianakis, Lady Gaga, Drake, Iggy Pop & more). He blogs and posts updates on Twitter.

Shanghoon, Ryan Enn Hughes and Andrew B. Myers were selected to participate in the Magenta Foundation’s inaugural Flash Forward Festival.

Producer Phaedra Kennedy completed her 6th marathon!

And photo agent Shelley Hayes rejoined the studio!

Thanks for visiting the Westside Blog! Posting will resume in 2011.

©Jamie Rosenthal

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    by Westside on December 14, 2010

    Matt Barnes recently photographed the gentlemen from Crows Nest Barbershop:

    Chris © Matt Barnes

    Jon © Matt Barnes

    Matt © Matt Barnes


      Matt Barnes Photographs Dion Phaneuf for Red Bull

      by Westside on December 14, 2010

      Matt Barnes travelled to Prince Edward Island earlier this year to photograph Toronto Maple Leaf captain Dion Phaneuf for Red Bull:

      Images © Matt Barnes


        Nikki Ormerod Featured on Fashion Television

        by Westside on December 5, 2010

        Westside Studio photographer Nikki Ormerod was recently featured on Fashion Television!

        Click here to watch it!

        © Nikki Ormerod


          Manimbaphone by George Simhoni

          by Westside on December 1, 2010

          Photographer George Simhoni recently directed a motion project entitled Manimbaphone.

          From George:

          One panel van, 3 Canon 5D’s, 6 lights, 10 crew, 9 talent, 800 and 1600 ISO, and lot’s of Pizza. The Manimbaphone project was to demonstrate our ability to bring forth a captivating video that has great production value but still with an eye to the simplification of the whole production process. The files were then worked on at Rooster by Dave DeCarlo and Bob Kennedy. The transfer and colouring was handled at Rooster as well. Where there is a will there is a way to produce many smaller-use projects in this way. Our stills talent can shine in the “Motion” world as well.


          Director: George Simhoni
          Camera A: Sasha Moric
          Camera B: Scott Baker
          Music: Igor Varbrac
          CD: Peter Holmes
          Editing: Bob Kennedy & Dave De Carlo (Rooster)
          Producer: John Stevancec
          Assistants: Abe Roberto, Aric Guite, Gabe Nivera
          Manimbaphone Inventor: Aubrey Dayle