Category: Company News

 

We’ve added many new projects to our portfolio, and would love to show you what we’ve been working on!

We’ve also reworked the portfolio categories, including adding an “Industries We Serve” selection, where you can see curated portfolios for Advertising, Education, Entertainment, Healthcare, Ministry & Non-Profit, Publishing, Retail & Consumer Products, and Tourism.

A sampling of some of the new additions is below, but you can see the full, sortable portfolio here.

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In 2015, we’re breathing life into your message beyond the moment of impact.

You want your brand to hold a place in the minds and hearts of your audience, and we make that possible by strategically crafting great design, powerful words, and the latest technology to build products and campaigns that connect with people in a lasting and meaningful sense.

Drop us a line to find out why we’re uniquely qualified to help you share your passion with your audience.

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Download a PDF of this press release.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Jenn dePaula
jenn@mixtusmedia.com
615-349-1303

Collide Creative Expand Their Impact Beyond Design with Award-winning Film and Video Production Services

(NASHVILLE, TN) January 8, 2013–The power of a strong visual is something Collide
Creative knows a lot about. Serving a wide variety of industries over the years with
superior graphic design, art direction, and brand strategy, owners Kevin Tucker and
Becky Tucker recently announced the addition of video and film production and motion
graphics to their list of services. Collide Creative is best known for uniting a unique and
strategic brand approach to all that they do, and the addition of video and motion
graphics is a perfect fit within their area of expertise.

“At Collide we have always prided ourselves on the ability to connect with audiences by
building on a brand’s personality and expanding its story,” shares Kevin Tucker. “We’ve
kept our side projects separate for years, but they have slowly started to intersect. Now
is a great time to bridge them together and strengthen our client offerings, as a
complete creative studio.”

Video and film production as well as writing are passions that the Collide team share
and one that they hold years of experience and success in. Their work has not only
gained them notoriety but several accolades within the Nashville film community. Kevin
Tucker and Becky Tucker won the 2007 48-Hour Film Project, were named as an
Official Selection of the 2008 Nashville Film Festival and 2012 Film-Com Convention
and were nominated for Best Film Production Design for “Covering Your Tracts” at the
Gideon Film Festival. In addition, they were an Official Selection of the 2012 Film-Com
convention with a TV Pilot that they wrote and produced.

“With video projects, much like design and branding, we start the creative process by
listening,” states Becky Tucker. “Understanding the brand, its audience, goals, and
challenges, are essential to our ability to expand and strengthen the brand’s connection.
Collide is quirky. There’s just no other way to say it! We focus on extreme and lasting
reactions and strive to make that the result of everything we do.”

Their experience with video and film production is an all encompassing one, which fully
complements & enhances the services that they already provide. Their unique skill sets,
experience and enthusiasm for excellence makes them stand out from the crowd. Their
newly launched website shows examples of their work at
http://www.collidecreative.com.

ABOUT COLLIDE CREATIVE:
Collide Creative is a Nashville-based creative studio that specializes in strategic,
conceptual creative solutions, from logo design, identity, to product packaging to
websites, broadcast, direct mail, motion graphics, video and film production and more.
Past clients & projects include: Pepsi,Warner Bros. Records, Sony Music Nashville, EMI
Christian Music, Austin Peay State University, Word Entertainment, Anthem Pictures,
Dye VanMol & Lawrence (DVL), FiveStone Studios, Saylor’s Brothers Entertainment,
GACtv, The History Channel, Healthspring, Cabedge, Shoney’s, Willie Nelson, Larry the
Cable Guy, Amy Grant, Big & Rich, Sandi Patty, Bill Engvall, and Phil Keaggy, among
others.

For more information on Collide Creative, please contact:
Collide, LLC
615-852-7023
P.O. Box 1210 Goodlettsville, TN 37070

Kevin Tucker
Director of Momentum
info@collidecreative.com

Becky Tucker
Director of Trajectory
info@collidecreative.com

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Collide is so excited to have been able to work with artist Erica Lane to create her latest project “Believe in America”. Erica was looking to create an epic feel for this album to complement her transcendent vocals and bold instrumental arrangements. Along with Brett Warren Photography, we used wide open fields, natural lighting and picturesque back drops to accomplish this feel.

 

We chose the Hermitage and its romantic Americana feel as the setting, but bringing the colors back to a heightened sense of reality to create the imagery that this album evokes.  Check out Erica’s new album on iTunes or order the CD on U.S. Wings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What is Barcamp? Well only the free-est “unconference” this side of well, the moon (or at least that life-sized Elvis statue down on Broadway, you know the one). It’s a technology-based conglomeration of seminars and networking opportunities, featuring together some of the smartest and most creative minds in the city. Even if you aren’t big on learning, it’s kind of fun too. Oh and did I mention swag? : )

Barcamp Nashville logoIf you’ve never been to Barcamp, this is the year to go! Why, you ask? Because we’ll be there and with a seminar title like Dumpster Diving As Creative Strategy,” how can you resist!? Our session was added after the initial registration so if you’ve checked out the sessions already and don’t remember it, it’s because it wasn’t there!  Below is a preview of what you should expect to be “hauled out of the trash”:

Successful creative frequently involves out-of-the-box thinking… but sometimes it’s worth considering what’s IN the box… that big metal one in the alley. Ok, the dumpster here is (mostly) metaphorical… what I’m really talking about is drawing resources and inspiration from cultural relics, shared history, and working within limitations to create impactful, on-brand communications that connect to the audience in meaningful, lasting ways.

With a heavy focus on brand strategy, we will walk through some examples of projects where this approach was successfully applied, and the “dumpster diving” methodology for taking fragments of culture from the past was utilized by reshaping them for impactful, engaging visual communication.

We’ll talk about how to:

• Utilize vintage source material directly in creative projects (and what legal limitations you’ll need to keep in mind)

• Use examples of found relics of classic culture as inspiration, even in unexpected contexts

• Create compelling deliverables by best using available source materials (even if poor quality) in successful ways

• Seek out unexpected sources of inspiration and resources

• Maintain brand messaging, goals, and objectives while engaging the audience emotionally

Examples cited will include identity, print, interactive, video, and motion projects for clients such as Big & Rich, Willie Nelson, Pepsi, Larry the Cable Guy, Austin Peay State University, The Village Chapel, AIGA, Ringling Bros. Circus, Re-Maginations, ThunkTV, Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee, and more. Also, in the process, we’ll see a rare peek inside the process and production, and pull out some examples from our stockpile of obscure books and relics that are waiting to be utilized for future projects.

Online registration ends Tuesday, Oct. 16. (After that, you can sign up for sessions when you arrive, if seats are still available). Find us in the Poker room at 9am!

BarCamp Nashville 2012 will be held at Tequila Cowboy (formerly Cadillac Ranch), 305 Broadway, in downtown Nashville, near the corner with 3rd Avenue South.

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And while you’re at it, check out Re-maginations: New World Storytelling-Using Transmedia to Create Your Tribe @ 2:25 in WannaB’s #bcn12story

Have you ever heard of Transmedia? It’s a relatively new word in our book too, but you can connect it to franchises such as “Lost” and “Harry Potter” and it’s becoming more widely used, even if the users don’t know what to call it! Transmedia is the practice of telling stories across multiple platforms and mediums.  For example, Harry Potter is a book series. Within the book series several other books are referenced: “Hogwarts a History”, “Tales of Beadle the Bard” etc… Those books actually exist to buy and read! You can buy Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans to look for the booger flavor, and shop for school supplies at the hugely interactive Pottermore. The possibilities are endless. Well, that’s transmedia. You become a part of that story, interacting with its world and it’s characters.

Now that we’ve laid the foundation, We would like you to meet our friends Sandy and Denny Brownlee of Re-maginations. Re-maginations specializes in building transmedia story worlds. Collide worked together with them to come up with a site, introductory film/motion graphics and brand identity that says not only “New Frontier” but “Dream the Impossible”.  Browse their site, watch their movie and immerse yourself into the world of transmedia.

Hurry, Hurry, Hurry! Make sure not to miss this spectacular event benefitting Safe Haven Family Shelter.

We are very excited to be working with Allen Clark, Feld Entertainment, and Safe Haven Family Shelter to create the face of this event with invitations, web blasts and letter press posters! Come down and help out a worthy cause all while enjoying inspired photography and great treasures from the Circus’ past, at an exciting one-night-only event next Thursday, January 12.

More information below, along with a gallery including our poster design, and some example of Allen Clark’s amazing circus photography.

Feld Entertainment, Inc., the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live entertainment, has partnered with local photographer Allen Clark to host Museum & Menagerie: A Circus Celebration from Past to Present benefiting Safe Haven Family Shelter on January 12. Clark was granted access behind the scenes of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® circus to create an exhibit featuring animals and performers that capture the fundamental beauty and magic of these classic icons. The photographs will be included in a silent auction to take place at the event. The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks, performers, items on display from the Ringling Bros. museum and live music by the band Bear Cub. (The event will also celebrate the upcoming Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Fully ChargedSM show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena from Jan. 26 to Jan. 29.)

What: Museum & Menagerie – A Circus Celebration from Past to Present benefiting Safe Haven Family Shelter
Where: The Berger Building, 162 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37203
When: Thursday, January 12; 6:30 to 8:30pm
Tickets: $65 in advance (purchase online at www.safehaven.org); $75 at the door

 

In celebration of this joyous season, we present our 2011 Christmas Card:

 

Collide would like to take time to congratulate John Rich on his big win on Celebrity Apprentice. John raised over 1 million dollars for his charity, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, in Memphis!

If you happened to see the show, you may have noticed the first Big and Rich album (designed by Collide) in the opening credits! If you missed it, check it out here. For other Big and Rich album design, check out our portfolio.

Collide has been very excited to work with the very talented Gary Voelker on a fresh new identity system for his company Experience Studios, a Washington-based production studio that will be sponsoring the film festival at the Gideon Conference this year. Check out the new logo or click here to see it in action in the promo film created by Experience Studios. Then visit the Experience Studios website or Facebook page for more information on how to enter the contest or attend the Gideon Media Arts Conference.