Ideas & Insight

Drawing in Space

January 10 2018 // Work Drawing in Space

    Artist collective Numen/For Use created an interactive installation titled "Tape Des Moines," which spans the entire I. M. Pei building.   Artist Dave Eppley created a colorful work of art in the lobby of the Art Center Eliel Saarinen building titled "Set One, Set Two."   Artist Monika Grzymala created a series of pieces called "Raumzeichnung – Drawing Spatially" in the Anna K. Meredith Gallery.     ...

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Iowa Museum Week

June 15 2017 // Work Iowa Museum Week

This year marks the first year of the now annual Iowa Museum Week, and we’re smack dab in the middle of it. The state of Iowa boasts approximately 400 museums. Big and small, indoors or out, there’s a lot to see and a lot to learn, and at many of Iowa’s Museums, you can learn more by exploring interactive exhibits built by your pals at Applied Art & Technology! Here’s a rundown of a few of our favorites! 1. The Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum, Waterloo, Iowa The mission of...

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It’s Zombie Season

October 28 2016 // Work It’s Zombie Season

October. The temperatures are cooler and the smell of pumpkin spice fills the air. The fall TV schedule is finally starting to kick in, and the new season of Walking Dead is finally here. Is there a better time to produce a zombie spot?  Recently, Applied Art & Technology had the opportunity to produce a TV spot with Greater Iowa Credit Union. A commercial, featuring a couple of the walking dead, that will air only during the Walking Dead and the after show, Talking Dead. The concept was to make...

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Insights from the Ooma Booth

January 8 2016 // Work Insights from the Ooma Booth

This January, Applied Art’s own Rick Vanderleest travelled to Las Vegas for CES 2016 (The International Consumer Electronics Show) where he set up and supported the software for Ooma Inc.’s booth. After the show we chatted with Rick and Alex (lead developers) on what went into making this a rousing success. 1. What were the client’s expectations/inspirations, and how did you go about meeting these expectations? Alex: The clients were looking for something engaging that could interact in real-time with the technology we created on the show floor. 2. What...

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Behind the Hoopla

December 1 2015 // Work Behind the Hoopla

Here at Applied Art, we enjoy sharing the “story behind the story,” every now and then. Here’s a glimpse “Behind the Hoopla.” The opportunity to partner with Strategic America and The Iowa Lottery Authority is always one we enjoy. The concept was to showcase Santa shooting hoops at Wells Fargo Arena since tickets to the college men’s basketball tournament there next March were prizes in the lottery promotion. In theory, it sounded somewhat simple. Just put a guy in a Santa suit and have him shoot some hoops. Easy right? First we had to find the...

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Report from the 2015 Commodity Classic

March 2 2015 // Work Report from the 2015 Commodity Classic

We just returned from sunny Phoenix, home of this year's Commodity Classic, America's largest farmer-led, farmer-focused convention & trade show. Throughout the weekend, we could be found with the Firestone exhibit. We set up a pop-up theater feature, an eye-catching video, and lighting design to showcase the latest AD2 tires.  We also provided A/V support from our plush headquarters inside the theater. Check it out:   

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ImageFirst Signs Website

September 19 2014 // Work ImageFirst Signs Website

Recently, the Applied Art web team got to work with Mike McKeag and his team at ImageFirst Signs to give a fresh look and feel to their website. This Grinnell, Iowa-based company is a wholesale sign manufacturer that produces signage for companies across the country, ranging from colleges and corporations to NFL teams and Superbowls. As with any company, image is important - and that begins with your website. So at our first meeting, we talked through what was working with their current site and what wasn't, using a card sorting tool...

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Touch Table Explains Pioneer Seed Technology

November 5 2013 // Work Touch Table Explains Pioneer Seed Technology

Today's seed technology provides ag producers with drought and insect protection far beyond that available to the last generation of farmers. But understanding the value, features and methodology of these technologies can be a challenge. Multi-touch Technology At recent farm shows multi-touch technology provided producers an opportunity to learn about two of these technologies - Pioneer AQUAmax™ and AcreMax™. When a visitor places a miniature seed bag onto a multi-touch table, a corn plant grows out of the bag. Touch options appear to take the visitor to testimonials, side-by-side trials, infographics, product searches and...

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Pacific Science Center Interactives

July 11 2013 // Work Pacific Science Center Interactives

Seattle's Pacific Science Center launched its new 7,000-square-foot Wellbody Academy exhibit in December 2012. The exhibit is packed full of interactives showing visitors how everyday choices affect their health and encouraging them to be proactive in pursuing a healthy lifestyle. Amaze Design in Boston worked with PSC to concept this unique exhibit. Group Delphi from Alameda, the exhibit fabricator, selected Applied Art & Technology to bring selected interactives to life: The Food Analyzer creates a fun, immersive experience encouraging visitors to consider the nutritional value of foods before including them in their daily...

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New TV Spot for Greater Iowa Credit Union

July 3 2013 // Work New TV Spot for Greater Iowa Credit Union

With so many banking options, how does a bank or credit union cut through all the noise and attract new customers? Banks and credit unions are competing for the vast Millennial market-- those born between 1982 to 1994. According to the US Census, there are three times as many Millennials as there are Gen Xers. The Millennial generation are devoted to digital devices, mobile apps and digital identity, so a bank needs to have online and mobile apps that work with ease. Millennials also value shopping locally and green business practices,...

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Maytag Commercial Meeting

June 11 2013 // Work Maytag Commercial Meeting

2013 is proving to be a year of milestones at Applied Art, and one of those milestones includes Karri Higgins' 25th consecutive Maytag Commercial Laundry Annual Meeting. Karri heads up Black Cat Productions, a one-woman powerhouse of event production and support services housed in Applied Art. She works closely with founding partner Mark Wilke on event and meeting production. So closely, in fact, that they often spend day and night together (they've been happily married for 24 years). Karri has worked on Maytag events since the late 1980's. Her first Commercial Laundry...

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Museum Interactives

April 25 2013 // Work

The Danish Immigrant Museum in Elk Horn, Iowa, held its fourth annual Spring Open House on Saturday, April 20th. The open house launched the museum's new exhibition Danish Modern: Design for Living, which features Danish design from the 50s and 60s. Some characteristics of Danish Modern include a beautiful fusion of form and function, and flawless craftsmanship that ensures the high quality of this functional art. The museum requested Applied Art to create AV interactives for the Danish Modern exhibit, for which Applied Art provided all of the hardware. The Danish Design Today interactive, located on...

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Sauer-Danfoss Corporate Videos

April 1 2013 // Work

Customizing a video into 11 different languages takes careful planning. So does shooting overseas. We crafted a corporate image video for Two Rivers Marketing and their client, Sauer-Danfoss, for a global audience. Three versions were produced with full graphics and narration in German, Chinese and English. The creative development of the video was a successful collaborative effort between all three companies. When we received the request to produce a global, corporate video for Sauer-Danfoss, we knew that the video production company we partnered with would be critical to the success of the...

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Kari & Billy's New Music Video

March 19 2013 // Work Kari & Billy's New Music Video

Applied Art worked with Nashville artists Kari & Billy on their latest music video for the song "Whitetail Ridge". The video debuted at the BowTech booth at the 2013 ATA show in Louisville, Kentucky. The song was also performed live as part of the grand opening. "Whitetail Ridge" is from the album "Medal of Honor", a compilation created by BowTech to honor U.S. military service members. The video was shot on the farm of Jeff State in rural Mederville, Iowa on the Red Epic camera and edited by Applied Art's Michael Rossow.

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Applied Art and Songdish at SXSW

March 8 2013 // Work Applied Art and Songdish at SXSW

Applied Art graphic artist Scott Kaven created this vibrant :30 web spot for Songdish. Songdish is a new online music community and web tool that connects fans, bands and the music industry. Supported by producer Neil Zaugg and graphic artist Todd Huffine, Scott drove the creative and finished the spot earlier this week just in time for Songdish's arrival at this year's SXSW in Austin, Texas. Scott designed the spot so that any still frame of the video is an abstract piece of art. Check out the video!

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Iowa Lottery "Game Book" TV Spot

February 13 2013 // Work Iowa Lottery "Game Book" TV Spot

You've seen it on TV! It's totally awesome! It's the new Iowa Lottery "Game Book" TV spot! Applied Art & Technology teamed up with Strategic America and the Iowa Lottery to create a 3-D animation to promote a new booklet of scratch tickets. With eight games to play, the challenge was to not only bring one game concept to life, but all eight. AA&T 3-D animators, Scott Kaven and Steve "Sparky" Dixon, combined to give viewers the feel of a pop-up card, revealing each featured game as the pages turned. Viewer response has been great, and...

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Hollywood Undead "We Are" Directors Cut

February 7 2013 // Work Hollywood Undead "We Are" Directors Cut

Check out this exclusive Revolver Magazine premiere of Hollywood Undead's "We Are" music video, complete with commentary by the director, Slipknot's Shawn "Clown" Crahan. This is the official director's cut version of the music video with Clown's interview shot here in HD in the Applied Art & Technology studio. The music video was directed by Clown and shot on location in LA. Both the director's cut of the music video as well as the commentary version seen here were edited on at Applied Art. Revolver Magazine exclusive Applied...

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

November 25 2012 // Work

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened its new visitor center near Branson, Missouri, in April, 2012. The Dewey Short Visitor Center overlooking Table Rock Dam features many AV interactive exhibits offering insight into the Corps' history, contributions, role, and responsibilities, including the building and management of Table Rock Lake Dam. The exhibits in this 15,000 square foot visitor center were designed and fabricated by Split Rock Studios. Applied Art worked closely with Split Rock in planning, developing/producing and integrating all AV interactive exhibits, whose functionality includes automatic scheduled startup and shutdown. ...

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Carrie Chapman Catt Multi-touch Table

July 7 2012 // Work

At first glance, you wouldn't know it's a museum. It looks like an Iowa farm - a house, a barn, large trees, and remnants of farming life from a century ago. This special place near Charles City, Iowa, is more than a farm; it signifies an important piece of American history. Here lies the girlhood home, which has been converted into a museum, of Carrie Lane Chapman Catt, an important proponent in the women's suffrage movement. Since the museum attracts people of all ages, the museum staff wanted to utilize technology to connect their visitors...

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New AVDimensions Animation in 4K Resolution!

March 11 2012 // Work

Animation in 4K resolution, in pixels that's 3840 x 2160, or put 4 high resolution HDTVs together and there ya go. The project was to create an animated logo for AVD Dimensions and give it a puzzle theme to match their presentation needs. The animation presents AVD as the puzzle wrangler bringing together all the pieces of the puzzle to create the ultimate end product. The challenge was that this animation would be displayed at AVDimensions trade show booth in full 4K resolution. That's a lot of data - each frame is four ...

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Forest Septic Tank Service Launches New Website

September 9 2011 // Work

Forest Septic Tank Service is a family-owned and operated company in business since 1918. With an impressive fleet of pumping vehicles and two TMX mini-excavators, Forest Septic is well equipped to service both commercial and residential customers. Forest Septic approached Applied Art to design a fresh look, provide a more intuitive site navigation structure and to update their popular time of transfer form. We also customized a web-based content management system allowing Forest Septic to easily update their new site's content.

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Heart Mountain Interpretive Center, Wyoming

August 30 2011 // Work

"What does it mean?"  "We haven't done anything wrong." "Why are they treating us like criminals?" "But I am an American citizen." Endless questions of the Japanese people living in the States raced on and on. Why were they being imprisoned at Heart Mountain? How did this happen? With the attack on Pearl Harbor and World War II in full swing, the resentment and fear of all Japanese people brought about the apparent need to corral these people in one centralized place, which would be called Heart Mountain. This self-contained area in...

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Mark Hawes Benefit

June 25 2011 // Work

The Final Season actor Sean Astin and real-life Norway baseball coach Kent Stock invite you to participate in a benefit for recent Waukon High School graduate and former baseball player Mark Hawes. Hawes is a young man who is paralyzed from the chest down as a result of a sliding accident during baseball practice. Mark is working hard to get himself in a position to follow his dream of attending Iowa State University in the fall, where he wants to major in Ag. Engineering.

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Applied Art Produces Sauer-Danfoss Promotional Videos

May 11 2011 // Work

Two Rivers Marketing and Sauer-Danfoss have recently collaborated with Applied Art & Technology on two new promotional videos. The Electronic Controls division of Sauer-Danfoss wished to create the videos to communicate their specific skills and high-tech products. Producer/Editor Neil Zaugg and Graphic Artist Stephen Dixon teamed up to give the videos an exciting look and feel with a very impressive graphic approach that emulates the look and feel of the new Sauer-Danfoss brand Two Rivers is currently developing. The videos were shot, edited and mastered in HD which easily allowed...

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Civil War Mobile Exhibit Trailer

May 4 2011 // Work

The State Historical Society of Iowa celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Civil War on April 12th through the grand-opening of its Civil War mobile trailer exhibit. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad was honored with the ribbon-cutting of the History on the Move trailer, which will travel to various venues throughout the state. Applied Art had the privilege to facilitate its interior and exterior design and renovation (previously it housed an Abraham Lincoln exhibit), in collaboration with Jennie Bailey of the Historic Iowa Exhibit Design ...

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Applied Art Develops Trustwave Multi-Touch Presentation

March 5 2011 // Work

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Trustwave is the leading provider of on-demand data security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and organizations throughout the world. Applied Art developed a multi-touch presentation for an 85" screen (think CNN-style interface) in order for Trustwave to deliver 2011 security risk information at the USA 2011 RSA€ Conference.

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Applied Art Coordinates International Shoots

February 15 2011 // Work

"The Ukrainian government has some rules that make it difficult to get footage out of the country, but I found a way around that." Producer Heather Creswell is talking about a series of international marketing videos she just wrapped up for one of Applied Art's best clients. Heather coordinated crews to shoot footage in China, Ethiopia, France, India, New Zealand and Ukraine to gather information on how the client's customers can be better served. Some of the more stressful moments of this production were in getting a crew from Kenya to...

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Slipknot Rocks Applied Art Once Again!

February 12 2011 // Work

Slipknot and Roadrunner Records in NYC again chose Applied Art & Technology to create their latest interactive DVD set - (sic) nesses. On top of developing the content of both disks, this time around we also completed the DVD interface, authoring and encoding. Editor and Producer Neil Zaugg developed and cut the content, including the "Live at Download" concert that was recently shown in theaters around the world. The high-energy concert was also broadcast globally on MTV's World Stage. In addition to...

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Applied Art Develops Real-Time Applications for CNET

January 27 2011 // Work

CNET, a division of CBS Interactive (CBSi), wanted real-time data displayed in an eye-catching manner for their 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. CES is the world€۪s largest consumer technology tradeshow featuring over 2700 exhibitors. Applied Art Designer Leon Resh worked with Boston based CBSi Director of Marketing Abbey Flores and the San Francisco based design team of Kirsten Reismera, Shaun Charity and Scott Thibodeaux to create applications that would take a real-time data feeds from CNET and animate the display of the...

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Center on Sustainable Communities (COSC) Launches New Website

January 14 2011 // Work

Center on Sustainable Communities (COSC) is a non-profit membership organization founded in 2005 that serves as Iowa's trusted educational resource for sustainable building. As the recognized leader in providing education and connecting resources, COSC empowers individuals and communities to make everyday decisions that promote sustainability, resulting in a better quality of life for all Iowans. COSC approached Applied Art to design a fresh look as well as add many additional features to their site. Features include a profile login area for members and registered site users that tracks membership level...

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New Interactive Tracks Iowa's Civil War Regiments

January 5 2011 // Work

When visiting Waterloo, stop by the Sullivan Brothers Iowa Veterans Museum. Applied Art worked with the museum staff to develop a high-definition Civil War chronology and an interactive that tracks the travels of each of Iowa's 63 regiments through the war. You can view more examples of our interactive and museum work by visiting our Interactive Media microsite.

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Keep Iowa Beautiful Launches New Web and Microsite

January 4 2011 // Work

Keep Iowa Beautiful (KIB) is a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated in engaging Iowans to take greater responsibility for improving their community environment and enhancing the beauty of their state through litter prevention, reduction and beautification programs. KIB desired a fresh new website that would better reflect their brand as well as a separate design for their Teachers Going Green elementary program microsite. To enhance lesson plans, we provided teachers with two fun and educational games within this microsite: Trash Trivia and Coloring Book. ...

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Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers Launches New Website

October 22 2010 // Work

The Coalition to Support Iowa€۪s Farmers was created by farmers in 2004 with the mission of working with farmers to advocate and help implement on-farm best-management practices that assist Iowa€۪s farm families in raising livestock responsibly and successfully. The Coalition approached Applied Art to design a fresh look. In addition, they desired a website that was not only easier for their visitors to navigate but also easier for them to update. Applied Art provided The Coalition with a new site architecture and a custom web design with Flash animation. We teamed...

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DART Launches New Website

October 22 2010 // Work

DART is the largest public transit agency in Iowa, serving 19 cities in and around Polk County to varying degrees. Those include Ankeny, Altoona, Alleman, Bondurant, Carlisle, Clive, Des Moines, Elkhart, Granger, Grimes, Johnston, Mitchellville, Pleasant Hill, Polk City, Runnells, Sheldahl, Urbandale, Windsor Heights, West Des Moines. DART approached Applied Art to design a fresh look and develop an easier way to update their site. Applied Art provided DART with a new site architecture and a custom web design. We teamed with programming house DWebware...

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Slipknot Download Concert

September 28 2010 // Work

Slipknot's legendary 2009 performance headlining the Download Festival in the UK launched for a one night only event with a nationwide distribution on September 23, 2010. Applied Art's Producer/Editor Neil Zaugg and Graphic Artist Scott Kaven worked together to edit the raw HD footage into the full concert. The HD footage is stunning and the performance is powerful.

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Applied Artisans Participate in 48 Hour Film Project

August 12 2010 // Work

For the fifth year, a small team of filmmakers, including two Applied Artisans, some clients, spouses and freelancers spent a sleep deprived weekend participating in the 48 Hour Film Project. Their goal? To write, shoot, edit and score a seven minute film in only 48 hours. Team A Sense of Urgency, along with 48 other teams, was assigned a prop, character, line of dialog and genre that had to be incorporated into their film. The variables: Character €€€ Carl or Carla Ross, plumber ...

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Applied Art Produces 2010 ISU Football Spot

August 6 2010 // Work

Applied Art & Technology partnered with Iowa State Athletics to produce a TV spot for Iowa State Football. This year's theme is "Proud to be One", so the spot shows the pride of the fans, the coach and the team. The spot was shot on the RED camera by Paul Hickey and directed by George Christ. The fans for the tailgating scene were solicited on Facebook to participate in the production.

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Iowa Lottery Cash Bonanza TV Spot

July 7 2010 // Work

Applied Art & Technology, The Integer Group, and the Iowa Lottery joined forces once again to create a series of TV spots for the Lottery's new scatch game, Cash Bonanza. Utilizing back-to-back :15 second spots, the campaign takes a light-hearted look at the different kinds of reactions winners might have. There's The High-Fiver, The Arm Flapper, The Screamer,The Laugher, The Disbeliever, the Jumper, The Crier, and The...

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Ape House Promotional Video

June 18 2010 // Work

Random House Books and Great Ape Trust chose Applied Art & Technology to produce a short promotional video for Sara Gruen's new novel Ape House. Inspired by the bonobo language research at Great Ape Trust, Ape House will bring a significant amount of attention to the type of scientific studies conducted at The Trust. Ape House will also introduce to many readers the uniqueness of the bonobo species of great ape. "By producing a quality video with interviews from best-selling author Sara Gruen and...

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ACH Food Companies Launches New Website

May 12 2010 // Work

Open the cabinets and pantries of America€۪s kitchens, and you are sure to find ACH Food Companies, Inc. products. ACH is a multinational indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods (LON: ABF), a diversified international food, ingredient and retail group with global sales of $13.5 billion. ACH approached Applied Art seeking to design and develop a website that would be more consumer-friendly and better feature the breadth of their brands and products. Applied Art provided ACH with a new site architecture and a custom web design with Flash animation. ...

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Iowa Lottery Silver Anniversary TV Spot

May 6 2010 // Work

Applied Art & Technology teamed up with The Integer Group and their client, the Iowa Lottery, to create an exciting new TV spot for the Lottery's Silver Anniversary. By combining live-action foreground elements with 2D and 3D background elements, Applied Art's animators were able to bring the ambitious storyboard to life. Creatives Bryan Loop and Jeff Warren, along with Kent Fieldsend and Megan Kruger, represented Integer during the production. And from the Iowa Lottery, Sally Robson oversaw the project. Marty Jorgensen directed for Applied Art, with George Christ lensing the live-action....

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Applied Art Produces Kemin Rosemary Video

April 23 2010 // Work

Over the last 10 years, Kemin Industries has been a great client to work with. For this particular video project we shot on location in New Mexico and Texas to capture their patented Rosemary extraction process in HD. The video provided a clear message to the scientific community about how and why the Kemin product and process is superior. Charlotte Jacobs, Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, lead the project and had this to say about working with Applied Art - “I have had the privilege of working with Neil on a number of projects for Kemin...

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Finley Alt Smith Law Firm Launches New Website

March 25 2010 // Work

Finley, Alt, Smith, Scharnberg, Craig, Hilmes & Gaffney, P.C. is an established law firm engaged in a diversified civil trial and business practice, including personal injury, professional negligence defense, commercial litigation, general business law, estate planning and probate, taxation, employment law, health law, transportation law and construction law. The firm approached Applied Art seeking to design and develop an elegant and stately website that would feature their wide range of practice areas and experienced attorneys. Applied Art provided the firm with a custom web design and programmed a content management ...

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Iowa Diabetes and Endocrinology Center Launches New Website

March 4 2010 // Work

An affiliate of Mercy Medical Center, the Iowa Diabetes and Endocrinology Center (IDEC) is the largest endocrine practice in the state of Iowa, providing comprehensive health care services to adult patients diagnosed with diabetes and hormonal disorders. IDEC and Mercy approached Applied Art seeking to design and develop a website that would feature and provide an education about the many conditions IDEC treats. The homepage also features a callout listing information about IDEC's groundbreaking clinical trials. Applied Art provided IDEC with a custom web design with Flash animation, and teamed with...

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Allied Insurance Website Features Applied Art Produced Flash Animation

February 26 2010 // Work

Recently, Applied Art created a Flash animation for Allied Insurance. This animation would illustrate Allied Insurance's ability to allow qualified automobile insurance customers to customize their policies by adding On Your Side€ Rewards. After designing and storyboarding, Applied Art graphic designer Michelle Monson used Adobe CS4 to animate each scene. Be sure your sound is turned on to view the animation now on the Allied Insurance website.

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Applied Art Produces Slipknot "Snuff" TV Spot

February 26 2010 // Work

Roadrunner Records in New York has once again called upon Applied Art to create a TV spot. This time for the release of Slipknot's new music video "Snuff". With little direction and even less time, our creative team lead by Scott Kaven was able to deliver in short order. The goal was to highlight the lyrics through text and to keep the background interesting, but not distracting. Of course it all had to feel like the Knot. Producer Neil Zaugg worked with Roadrunner and the creative team to turn the project around in 2...

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Applied Art Edits and Animates Purina Mills Video

February 18 2010 // Work

Our old friend Joe Pundzak joined us again to create a follow up to last year€۪s Lightning Horse project for Purina Mills. This time Joe€۪s excellent writing was brought to life by three of our artists, Steve Dixon, Scott Kaven and Todd Huffine . This team created stunning 2D and 3D animations that were expertly edited by Chris Heckle to create an introductory video to Purina€۪s latest horse feed products. Mr. Pundzak said of his experience, "After over 30 years as a writer/producer, I've had occasion...

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Applied Art Produces ISU Basketball Opener

February 10 2010 // Work

Applied Art teamed up with ISU to create a special video open for the basketball games against rivals Iowa and Kansas. The video was shot on location at Hilton Coliseum and features a young Cyclone fan paying homage to Cyclone greats past and present. This inspiring video fired up the crowd and a version was created for use at Hilton for all remaining games this season.

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Darlow Christ Architects Launch New Website

February 6 2010 // Work

Darlow Christ Architects is mid-size firm of architecture and interior design professionals headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Darlow Christ approached Applied Art for a website redesign that would better showcase their work. With this instruction, Applied Art implemented a full photo background with a simple navigation bar allowing the photos of their award-winning designs to take center stage. "My partner, Peter Darlow, and I at Darlow Christ Architects are thrilled with our new website created by Applied Art and Technology. Our site was challenging because our work spans from...

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Ag Connect Expo

February 2 2010 // Work

Applied Art just returned from Orlando, the location of the inaugural Ag Connect Expo. The Meyocks Group worked closely with Applied Art on the booth lighting, audio visual and interactive experience. Attendees included producers, agribusiness professionals and dealer personnel who could literally kick the tires of the innovative, Des Moines-based Firestone Ag Tires. The centerpiece of the exhibit was a new Firestone agricultural tire with AD2 technology. Applied Art produced a video that played on eight 65€۝ high definition 1080p plasma monitors, and a touch-screen interactive presentation showing the...

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Christmas eCard from Luther College

January 26 2010 // Work

Welcome to the first Applied Art blog post of the New Year! We hope 2010 is going well and you are gathering close to the warmth of your TV screen and catching up on movies in time for the Oscars. Doesn't Christmas already seem like it was a million years ago? Well this Christmas eCard will bring all those warm and fuzzy holiday feelings right back to the forefront - especially if you are affiliated with Luther College. This the third in a series of eCard's produced by Applied Art...

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Graphics Demo

October 13 2009 // Work

This is our 2009 Graphics Demo. Watch this video and many others on youTube. Look us up, we are appliedartweb. Comments please... "Inspiration and genius–one and the same."

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Applied Art Creates Interactives for German American Heritage Center

September 29 2009 // Work

In 1995, the German American Heritage Center Board of Directors purchased an old hotel in downtown Davenport and began remodeling the hotel. It was a small group of passionate volunteers united to preserve and celebrate German-American heritage. In 2009, the entire third floor of the hotel has been remodeled into gallery space greatly expanding the number of exhibits the heritage center has to offer. On Friday, October 2, at 6:30 P.M. the center will have a grand opening to celebrate the new expansion. Applied Art provided the German American Heritage Center with three electronic...

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The Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers Launches Green Farmstead Partner Website

September 23 2009 // Work

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers, with the help of Trees Forever and the Iowa Nursery & Landscape Association, has launched the Green Farmstead Partner program to encourage the installation of vegetative environmental buffers (VEBs) around poultry and livestock farms. The goal of the program is to create and promote a turn-key system for farmers to install VEBs on their farms in a timely and cost-effective way. Applied Art provided the Coalition a custom web design with Flash animation.

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Applied Art Assists With 2009 Ambassadors Tour Event

August 22 2009 // Work

Applied Art assisted The Meyocks Group and their client Firestone when Senator Charles Grassley’s 2009 Ambassadors Tour weeklong tour included a stop at the Firestone Global Distribution Center in Ankeny, IA. Firestone brought in various pieces of agriculture equipment that showcased their tires. In addition a static display of the various tires they produce was set-up inside. Applied Art provided both video and meeting support for the event. We created a Firestone Brand Video that was shown in HD as guests entered the facility as well as a theater-like...

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Camp Hertko Hollow Launches New Website

August 3 2009 // Work

Camp Hertko Hollow is dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth who have diabetes. The goals at camp are: Recreation, Education, Regulation and Fun! Campers enjoy the traditional camp activities while learning about living with diabetes. Meeting other youth and counselors who have diabetes is also a great benefit from the experience. Camp Hertko Hollow approached Applied Art for a website redesign that would better communicate those camp goals - especially to younger, more inexperienced campers. With that in mind, Applied Art designed a fun and interactive Flash...

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Perinatal Center of Iowa Launches New Website

May 18 2009 // Work

An affiliate of Mercy Medical Center, Perinatal Center of Iowa (PCI) is a leader in the obstetric community of central Iowa — providing personalized, compassionate care to women. PCI and Mercy approached Applied Art seeking a redesign of their current website that would better appeal to and serve as a center of information for expectant mothers and referring doctors. Applied Art provided PCI with a custom web design with Flash animation, and teamed with programming house DWebware to integrate this site into Mercy's content management system which features the ...

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Fareway Announces First Website

May 9 2009 // Work

From their first store in Boone to 95 stores and growing today, Fareway Stores have provided a full service grocery shopping experience to their patrons since 1938. Along with celebrating their 70-year anniversay, they are also proud to announce their new web presence. Applied Art, working with programming house DWebware, designed and developed a custom site to reflect Fareway's brand and provide customers with online access to: coupons individual store ads news store locator

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New Iowa Lottery Ad Features Iowa Veterans

March 7 2009 // Work

Applied Art provided the video editing, treatment, and graphics for the newest Iowa Lottery spot using Adobe® Photoshop and After Effects software. The TV ad features images of veterans who have received assistance through the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund and agreed to be part of the campaign to help spread the word about the help that's available. You’ll see veterans from across the state and from several different eras in the ad -- maybe even someone you know! Click here for a sneak...

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Iowa Center for Translational and Clinical Research Launches New Website

February 24 2009 // Work

The Iowa Center for Translational and Clinical Research (ICTCR) was founded as a collaboration between Mercy Medical Center and Des Moines University (DMU) in an effort to promote clinical and biomedical research that will benefit health care recipients. Mercy and DMU approached Applied Art seeking a website that would serve as a hub for patients, research collaborators, sponsors, and partners of the center. They also required an administration system that would allow contributors to upload content updates from various locations around the state. Applied Art provided Mercy and DMU with...

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Vein Center at Iowa Heart Ad To Premier During Super Bowl...in HD

January 30 2009 // Work

The Vein Center at Iowa Heart will be one of a few local companies who will be running HD commercials during this year's Super Bowl. The ad, which features a couple doing the tango, was shot at The Temple For Performing Arts and produced in association with Trilix Marketing Group. The campaign also includes a pair of tennis-themed spots which will begin running in the spring. View the ad Learn more about the Vein Center at Iowa Heart at http://www.healthylegsmatter.com/.

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