Profile: Digital Kitchen
21 March 2009

Digital Kitchen is a creative agency that focuses on film production, experiential design, motion graphics, brand identity, and interactive work for marketing and entertainment. With studios in New York, Chicago, Seattle, and Los Angeles, Digital Kitchen has created experiential campaigns for Target and Microsoft, broadcast spots for hundreds of leading brands, interactive work for AT&T, Budweiser, and Mercedes, the Emmy Award-winning main titles for "Dexter" and "Six Feet Under", a series of manga comic books for Nike, and the live show content for The 2008 Webby Awards.

To give its artists a wide range of tools and plug-ins in one unified visual effects suite, Digital Kitchen recently standardized on Boris Continuum Complete AE for Adobe After Effects, investing in 65 licenses including 20 render-only licenses. Instead of constantly digging and searching for the right plug-in, Digital Kitchen artists turn to one of BCC AE's nearly 200 filters for fast, easy, and visually-striking effects. Using BCC AE as a one-stop shop for visual effects has resulted in increased creativity and productivity.

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"I don't think there is a single project that does not see a Boris Continuum Complete filter," comments Anthony Vitagliano, Creative Director (Chicago), Digital Kitchen. "We went through a phase where BCC Bulge was used on every camera transition through a glassy surface or window. BCC Z-Blur is used in all of our 3D compositing in AE. BCC Corner Pin is great for screen replacements."

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In addition to Bulge , Z-Blur , and Corner Pin , Digital Kitchen makes extensive use of BCC Light Wrap , BCC Scanline , BCC Damaged TV , and BCC Motion Key . Digital Kitchen also looks forward to taking advantage of the newly-released 3D Objects filters available with Boris Continuum Complete 6 AE.

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Concludes Vitagliano, "Boris Continuum Complete is indispensable to our creative process - for its versatility, ease-of-use, and cross-platform compatibility. The filter set opens up a range of creative options not available with any other Adobe After Effects add-on. We are continuing to advance our production capabilities and we will continue to heavily use Boris Continuum Complete plug-ins in our pipeline."