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Breathtaking Video: Planet Earth

September 21st, 2009

This video floored me at a retreat this weekend. It's video clips from the BBC's Planet Earth series, set to the sounds of Sigur Ros's "Hoppipolla." Wow. If you haven't seen it, please watch.

Posted by Aaron Carriere on September 21st, 2009 at 7:33 AM
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Money. Made in Michigan.

September 17th, 2009

Here's our second video edit for Chemical Bank and Gravity Six Alliance...enjoy!

Posted by Aaron Carriere on September 17th, 2009 at 5:09 AM
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DWM Whirlpool Video

September 16th, 2009

Last night, Design West Michigan and AIGA featured "a Dialogue About National Design Policy Initiatives." For designers, these excellent organizations are helping further your cause.

We've also produced "A Case for Good Design" for DWM, a video case study examining the creation of Whirlpool's Duet washer/dryer system, and how design impacts its business.

Posted by Aaron Carriere on September 16th, 2009 at 4:48 AM
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ActiveSite, ArtPrize, GR

September 14th, 2009

Grand Rapids is buzzing with ArtPrize. 

Click to read a profile on ActiveSite and the relationship between architecture and art. They also give a quick mention of the 38 short film we created alongside Brian Kelly. 

Our ArtPrize is two-fold. We're hosting artist Kelsey Carriere in our space with "A minor fantasy." We'll also be producing the video documentary for Rob Bliss' event with 100,000 paper airplanes and Sigur Ros.
Posted by Aaron Carriere on September 14th, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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Thank You: Two Cents on Three Years

August 21st, 2009

Today is our third anniversary at Creo Productions.

We started as two young entrepreneurs working out of a room inside a rented house, touting around two portfolio pieces, video gear, an Internet connection, a few computers and phones.

In the beginning, each project saved the company.

They always seemed to arrive just in time.

Three years later, we find ourselves working in an up-and-coming neighborhood we love in downtown Grand Rapids, with a growing portfolio of clients and projects and relationships we’re proud to call our own.

It’s been a wild journey, one that has brought with it great highs and lows, joys and sorrows, laughter and tears, accomplishments and failures, new lessons and affirmation of age-old truths.

And we recognize that Creo is not an island.

We’re part of many communities, made up of specific groups of people—companies, non-profits, creatives, artists, organizations—who have partnered with us in the common vision of storytelling and communication.

We’re fortunate to be alive and growing, and know we don’t take that for granted.

Thank you, to our wives, family, friends and supporters, for exactly that: your support, affirmation and encouragement along the way.

Thank you, to our clients, who believe in the work they do, and entrust us to show the world.

Thank you, Grand Rapids and West Michigan, for embracing us.

Thank you, to everyone who has made the beginning stages of this journey possible, who have helped us catch the vision for what’s next. The list of the people who have been good to us is too long to list, and has come in many ways and forms, often when we need it most.


We hope to pay-it-all-forward in the future.

Posted by Aaron Carriere on August 21st, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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Non-Profits in Today’s Economy

July 22nd, 2009

We must continue to support non-profits in difficult economic times. We've been talking with the people at Aqua Clara in Holland, a group that's doing innovative work for clean water around the globe.

"Aqua Clara International exists to aid in the establishment of sustainable locally owned businesses that provide cheap, clean water for children and families worldwide."

You can check them out at AquaClara.org to get involved.