Marshall Street Editor Tim Thornton-Allan Talks Remote On-Set Cutting
New York agency StrawberryFrog were briefed by United Way & Truistin partnership to help reposition the United Way brand for a new generation.
Led by StrawberryFrog’s ECD Tyler DeAngelo, this new spot 'United We Stand’, directed by Fredrik Bond at MJZ, features First National Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman with her original poem inspired by United Way about all that can be achieved when people unite for their communities.
Marshall Street editor Tim Thornton-Allan talks us through the bespoke editing workflow used for the project during the Covid lockdown: “It was a privilege to work on this commercial for StrawberryFrog,United Way & Truist. The agency was in New York, the director in LA, the client in Atlanta, the film crew on location and myself at home we all communicated remotely on Zoom. I took a live feed from the onset Alexa camera, converted it and recorded it straight into Avid.
Meanwhile, my assistant was processing the raw Alexa footage and downloading it to my Avid as I was cutting. This gave me the ability to edit live on set while simultaneously sharing the output with Fredrik. Once we were happy with it, he shared the cutwith the agency.
I then went on to cut remotely with the live edit feed with Tyler and his team. It was a fabulous spot to work on and lot of fun. It’s harder to think of a more efficient and agile way of working in these (or any other) times”.
Watch the behind the scenes film here.
CLIENT: United Way & Truist Financial Corporation
CREATIVE AGENCY: StrawberryFrog NY
Founder / Chairman: Scott Goodson
ECD: Tyler DeAngelo
Head of Business Partnerships: Shana Bellot
Sr. Account Director: Dori Ellowitch
Sr. Account Director: Chris Belmore
Head of Project Management: Liz Scordato
Project Manager: Liz Grover
Production Agency: Madison Media Group
Executive Producer: Linda Rafoss
PRODUCTION COMPANY: MJZ
Director: Fredrik Bond
Editor: Tim Thornton Allan
EP: SJ O’Mara
Assistant Editors: Chris Walker & Serena Rossi
EDITORIAL COMPANY: UNION EDITORIAL
Senior Producer: Susan Motamed
Flame Artist: Jason Ortenberg
MUSIC COMPANY: TBD
SOUND MIX: HEARD CITY
COLOUR: THE MILL
Colourist: Fergus McCall