Naked + Afraid

Bodega + Director/CD Haley Geffen team up with Discovery to launch Naked + Afraid

New York/San Francisco-based content creation/production company BODEGA teamed up with Discovery Channel to launch the newest season of the reality series Naked and Afraid.

In the spot, a man and a woman stand side by side suited up for outdoor adventure, then begin removing layers of clothes and are left with only satchels and completely naked with dirt on their skin, while a narrator says, “Fully equipped, mankind can handle anything—but naked and stranded in the wild, we’re back in the food chain.”

Bodega director Haley Geffen worked with Discovery VP, Creative Pablo Pulido and senior writer/producer Luke Aeschliman to create the promo.

The spot was cut by Northern Lights editor Mark Tyler, who worked with the VFX team to incorporate effects. SuperExploder mixers Ted Gannon and Ted Marcus augmented the promo with a sound design that tied together the visual transitions. And Lustre colorist Chris Hengeveld added the finishing touches with his color grade.

Geffen worked with Pablo and Luke to create the subtleties of the stylized promo, overseen by Discovery Channel SVP Lara Richardson.

“We focused on how to remove clothes in a stylized way that enhanced our concept,” notes Geffen in a statement. “We didn’t want the act to look silly or even sexy. On the show, there’s nothing sexy about being naked. So we choreographed their actions and focused on specific motions that added energy to the visuals and uniquely branded the promo without sensationalizing the nudity.”

Naked and Afraid airs on Discovery Channel on Sunday, March 5 at 10 p.m. ET.

CREDITS

Client: Discovery Channel
SVP Creative: Lara Richardson
VP Creative: Pablo Pulido
Sr. Writer/Producer: Luke Aeschliman
Production Manager: Daniel Oleksiuk
Production Manager: Chau Hoang

Production: BODEGA
Director/Executive Creative Director: Haley Geffen
Head of Production: Kris Walter
Line Producer: Jordan Tarazi
Line Producer: Michael Flexner

Post: Northern Lights
Editor: Mark Tyler
Lustre colorist: Chris Hengeveld
After Effects Artist: Matthew Lucas
Executive Producer: Robin Hall

Audio: SuperExploder
Sr. Sound Designer/Mixers: Ted Marcus & Ted Gannon
Producer: Shannon Botts

Allegra

Bodega’s Ben Orisich has a “Breakthrough” for Allegra

From director/designer Ben Orisich, working with all four integrated divisions of NYC one-stop shop BODEGA STUDIOS, comes this fun new Allegra spot, “Breakthrough”, for agency Ferrara + Co.

A superb team effort from BODEGA director Orisich; NORTHERN LIGHTS editor Glenn Conte and colorist Chris Hengeveld; SUPEREXPLODER sound designer/audio mixer Jody Nazzaro; and design + animation from MR WONDERFUL.

IZOD

Adam Reid Directs Ken Bone’s Fifteenth Minute For IZOD

IZOD Ken Bone

IZOD Ken Bone

So turns out that red sweater is an IZOD 😳

After the 2nd debate, IZOD says “We need to do something with Ken Bone.”

Cut to IZOD asking “Who we gonna call?”  Answer?   BODEGA

Cut to director/CD Adam Reid & the team mobilizing and flying to St. Louis & D.C.

Cut to bad stuff coming out about Ken Bone re: statements surrounding Trayvon Martin

Cut to a nervous client.

Cut to “Let’s go forward and made a really nice film”

…and that’s exactly what we did !

 

Conceived, shot, edited and mixed in one week using the massive power + resources of Bodega Studios, Northern Lights Edit and SuperExploder

Directed by Adam Reid. Edited by Patrick Carpenter. Mixed by Brady Hearn

 

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Welcome to SuperExploder Ted Marcus!

Alert the media! Emmy-winning mixer/sound designer Ted Marcus has joined esteemed client SuperExploder. He brings 20 years of experience in audio post, spanning mixing, editing, sound design and music for broadcast promos, feature films and music-driven long form content.

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Ted’s work has earned numerous PromaxBDA Awards, New York Festivals, CTAM Mark Awards and Emmys. He sound designed the feature Pitch, which was accepted into the Cannes Film Festival as well as mixed the MTV documentary Translating Genocide: Three Students Journey to Sudan, which earned two Emmys and a Beacon Award.

Ted’s innate sense of rhythm derives from his lifelong experience as a musician. After over a decade as a professional audio engineer, Ted took his music skills to the next level collaborating with influential rock band the Meat Puppets. They brought him on as the drummer for their 2006 reunion and he spent four years writing, performing and touring with the band as well as recording two full-length albums.

Ted studied psychology at the University of Connecticut but discovered his passion for all things audio when he fell into a gig at a local public access channel. He quickly made his way to NYC and started his career at National Recording Studios, working up the ranks from assistant to audio engineer. He moved on to work as a mixer/sound designer at Jeco Music/Stolen Car Productions and Clack Sound Studios, mixing top broadcast projects. In 2000, he brought his audio expertise to MTV’s On-Air Promos division, spearheading the development of its in-house audio facility. After over six years at MTV, Ted seized an opportunity to tour with the Meat Puppets, continuing to take on mix assignments during breaks. In 2010 Ted joined Ultrabland. Throughout his career, he has fostered a continually growing list of repeat clients, collaborating with HBO, Cinemax, FX, NatGeo and others on a wide range of spots.

Welcome Ted!

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Bodega gets one more for the awards case

The Emmy just arrived for NBC’s TODAY Show “Rokerthon 2” spot!

Congrats BODEGA NORTHERN LIGHTS MR. WONDERFUL SUPEREXPLODER

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NBC, TODAY SHOW “ROKERTHON 2”

Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Award Winner
Outstanding Promotional Announcement — Topical

NBC Credits:
Director/Creative Director: Jose Antonio Prat
VP/Creative: Alonso Davila
VP/Brand Marketing: Marianne Raphael
Senior Director: Adam Kessler
Writer/Producer: Jennifer Kaas
Production Manager: Elizabeth Roth

Bodega Credits:
Executive Producer: Clint Goldman

Northern Lights Credits:
Editor: Glenn Conte
Smoke/Lustre Artist: Chris Hengeveld
Executive Producer: Robin Hall

Mr. Wonderful credits:
Creative Director: Beirne Lowry
Executive Producer: Damien Henderson
Designer/Animator: Jade Stickle
Producer: Julia Kennedy

SuperExploder Credits:
Sound Designer/Mixer: Ted Gannon
Sr. Producer: Meredith Nazzaro

Bodega Xifaxan

Bodega/Northern Lights played in the Big Game with Xifaxan

Bodega Xifaxan

Big Game congrats to our folks at NYC one-stop shop BODEGA on their 3rd quarter Superbowl spot for Xifaxan! The interwebs are aflame and the Twitter-verse is atwitter… Bodega handled the live action with Northern Lights’ Glenn Conte cutting + Chris Hengeveld coloring and SuperExploder’s Jody Nazzaro mixing.

 

P.S., The ad worked

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