Divi 4 coming up

Who wouldn’t like a free Macbook Pro in his/her hands? We would love it but more than anything else we’ve been waiting for the new Divi 4 to arrive, as it’s been our favourite WP builder for the past 2 years. Not only it is powerful, easy to use and intuitive, but the complexity of it and the opening to designers is unprecedented. We are Graphic Designers primarily and we’ve tried lots of web tools to make out life easier, and I mean lots of them. Content creators and Graphic Designer build amazing websites these days. But when you have a group of developers and designers like Divi team, then we are all (almost) set. We still need to convince the influencers of what we are capable of but that could be another post some other time, right? ūüôā¬†

Bottom line, we love Divi, and we’ll continue to use it for an as long as they exist. The modules, the fact that we could safe pages layouts, separate modules setups, virtually anything, help us on a daily basis with managing our websites. So thank you Divi team for building on this amazing platform. As CSS, JS and HTML will evolve, so as Divi.

One thing we would love to see improved in the next future is the capability of blocking the new security plugins for wp that might affect the front end of the Divi builder. But this again, could a separate chat. Thanks again Divi nation!

Destiny Productions

Destiny Productions – Video Production and Postproduction

Case Study
Documentary Production and Graphic Design

Destiny Productions, a film studio, based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada that has been a source of inspiration for many since 2015.

Founded by

Daniela Cupse Apostoaei – Film Director, Writer

Categories

  • Documentary Production
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Poetry translation
  • Book layout
  • Illustration

Production & Post

Anything we design for Destiny Productions has the motion picture in mind. Because of this some designs have a theatrical approach, others a pure advertising sense.

A collaboration that many of us have hoped for years to have with our client. It’s the kind of business relationship you develop for a long time collabaration, with confidence and unprecedently willingness to help. For us, this is a big deal and we truthfully respect that.

Time Management

Like any professional business, managing the time is vital. Time management is the ability to plan and control how someone spends the hours in a day to effectively complete a project or multiple tasks. At the end our goal is to have a great and fun time while working on challenging projects.

Video Editing

Before we start editing a documentary certain steps have to achieved:

  • Capture studio-quality photographs and video
  • Work both on and off-site
  • Manage and oversee all technical aspects of video recording and editing¬†¬†
  • Work with creative teammates
  • Regularly collaborate with marketing team
  • Follow the company’s brand guidelines
  • Present to senior management
  • Develop an overall video brand messaging strategy

 

Market Target

The target remains general population, people who care about others in need, social issues, and disfunctional communities.

Team Management & Interactions

What do you need to know to manage a creative team successfully? You need an answer to the question: What are they actually like? get a deep insight into their personalities. A comprehensive study about the creatively gifted people brings a whole lists of characteristics.

Poster Design

Dedicated feeling around the Documentary’s theme, the poster of a movie brings the quintessential out of the narrative without divulging the main story.¬†

Meaningfull Design

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Engaging Compositions

Creative Ideas

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Integrated storytelling

User Experience

The benefit of bringing to light the truth in a story is priceless, no matter how ugly the truth might be. Some do shake us to the ground, but at the same time they enrich us to profound levels of counciousness. These films make us more responsable and carefull to people and communities in need of help.

Brand Design

Typography has played the main role in Destiny Productions logo design. The “D” and “P” blend in with an artifact of a film reel, bringing the composition in unity and rhythm. The logo is meant to stay monochromatic for obvious reason of the tribute to black and white starting era of film. The serif Trajan Pro 3 brings a solid and stable feel along with elegancy of a such a powerful word “Destiny”.¬†

Web Design & Development

The website design of¬†http://www.destinyproductions.ca/¬†has had a slight evolution since 2016 to present day. It’s been buit in Muse and since 2018-2019 lack of support from Adobe, we are planning on migrating to other platforms in 2020. With a contemporary look and feel in mind, we are planning on keeping the users involved and informed through new web tools available.¬†

As everywhere on our websites work, we like to see implemented advantages of the quintet HTML5-CSS3-JS-PHP-MySQL, along with various content from anywhere visual communication and motion picture exist.

Check out more about their documentaries (shorts) on the left above button, or the current project(s) on the right.

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Calgary European Film Festival

Graphic and Web Design Calgary

Case Study
Design Presence 

Calgary European Film Festival has been offering new European movies to Calgary since 2012.  European Cinematography at its best in two intense weeks of visual storytelling, in 2019 with 22 European countries onboard.

Board

  • President: Adrian Glavan
  • Vice-President: Filomena Calabrese
  • Treasurer: Claire Bourges
  • Secretary: Veronika Standish
  • Communications: Helene Giradot
  • Directors at large:¬†Iwona Piotrowski, Ron Reine, Ana Glavan

Categories

  • Web Design
  • Branding
  • Graphic Design
  • Video promo
  • Advertising Design

Creative Calgary

What we look for before starting designing a poster, postcard, or any advertising material for CEFF: a theme that relates to the European conglomerate of nations and Calgary, or to the Canadian western culture in general.

Every year since 2012, Project 2211 has taken care of the advertising image of the Calgary European Film Festival. As film lovers and producers, we take pride in being part of this extraordinary community that gather once a year to bring us outstanding European movies to our Calgary downtown theaters.

Time Management

It is almost a year round preparation process for this festival to happen, so what you see is just the tip of the iceberg. The team meet at least 6 months in advance to take administrative and marketing decisions. This is where we start designing the first draft of our poster, the central piece of advertising to which all other materials will be aligned to.

Graphic Design

  • Briefing the Project with the Board.
  • Researching CEFF’s ecosystem.
  • Brainstorming on the slogan.
  • Proof out mockups.
  • Building the¬†Design.
  • Presenting and refining the work.
  • Putting the¬†Design¬†into production. Distribute online and offline.

Market Target

The target expanded from a cinemateque art niche in the beginning to a general audience of all ages and backgrounds. Although the audience is wide, they are maintaining a high level by screening the majority of movies with awards on their belt. Because this festival has managed to maintain this high level of cinematography, in a short period of time the community grew larger that expected.

Team Management & Interactions

The conglomerate of communities has expanded from 3 participating countries in 2012 to 22 in 2019. In just 8 years CEFF has proven a solid venue in which Calgarians could and should  take pride as it is one of the strongest cinema screening events of the year.  

Festival Poster Design

We have been designing posters for Calgary European Film Festival since the beginning of it in 2012. It’s been a great experience and a learning curve for both parties. The design has constantly evolved and we are proud to be part of this team of film avids.¬† ¬†

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Creative Ideas

User Experience Research

Over 2000 film lovers show up every November to enjoy European movies. Some share European background, and like to reconnect with the reality back home. Others come to watch European cinematography at its best. 

Brand Design

CEFF Logo / Brand brings a bold sign of a bold and clear message, longevity by simplicity and stability. It’s almost like a brick construction (letter C with flat baseline) with a solid foundation of facing “F”s. The colors are meant to stay monochrome as a bridge in time since the era of the Black & White film. Typeface used is Frutiger 95 Ultra Black with¬† a bold clear message.¬†

Web Design & Development

The website design we have (re)built had a few updates since the 2012 version. We like to see implemented advantages of the quintet HTML5-CSS3-JS-PHP-MySQL.

Poster Design, Postcard, Program / Brochure Design, Gala Posters, Program Posters, Advertisment Design for various distributors in Calgary, Website Design, Social Media graphic presence, all provided by the onestop design studio, Project 2211, graphic, web design, and video production studio.

Media Distribution

Materials designed for Calgary European Film Festival end up to various print houses and distributed online and offline throughout downtown Calgary. Some of the partners are Outfront Media, Pattison, Metro, Redpoint Media, Beatroute, Avenue Magazine, Calgary Movies, CJSW, Red FM, Calgary International Film Festival, Calgary Underground Film Festival, Calgary Public Library. 

You get the idea

In 8 years CEFF jumped from 3 countries to 22. In another 5 years Europe is conquered and maybe, just maybe, we should consider expanding to… Greenland. Oh, no, someone else tried to buy it and¬† didn’t work out.¬†

  • CEFF in 2012 – 200 watchers
  • CEFF in 2015 – over 1000 watchers
  • CEFF in 2018 – over 2000 watchers

New Movies

Countries

Years

Community Partners

Wrap Up Gala Design

Every year, on that last Sunday, the Wrap Up Gala takes place at a restaurant / pub in town. The poster design tipically stays consistent with the main poster’s theme and brings a fun, relaxed invitation to the end of the annual event.

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Vivid Design

Fun Compositions

Creative Ideas

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What happened to Biz Changerz

Biz Changerz Logo Design (2010). Nobody knows where Biz Changerz is these days but it was certainly interesting to see the options they were opening for business directories few years ago. Other directories took over for the past years and this logo got buried amond others in a dusty box. Dinamic and bold were the requirements and this was it for a little while. If anyone knows about Biz Changerz, please send us a clue below.