Leading studios Hint and Nice Shoes have partnered, connecting colorists in New York, Chicago and Minneapolis with artists and creatives in Kansas City. The addition of Nice Shoes’ renowned color grading team complements Hint’s full suite of creative production and post production offerings.
“The area that Hint covers is impressive. Beyond Kansas City and other cities within the bi-state region of Kansas and Missouri, they have clients in San Francisco, Washington DC, Des Moines, Omaha, and Lincoln. We’re looking forward to collaborating with them throughout the region,” said Nice Shoes Executive Producer Tara Holmes. “They’re producing a variety of fantastic work with top agencies and brands, and we’re excited to be a part of it.”
Nice Shoes Remote Services offer the same level of quality and convenience that has come to be expected from the company’s home base in New York, as well as newly launched locations in Chicago and Minneapolis. Kansas City clients will have the ability to collaborate seamlessly with Nice Shoes colorists Phil Choe, Gene Curley, Sal Malfitano, Lenny Mastrandrea, Oscar Oboza, Chris Ryan, Lez Rudge, and Ron Sudul as if they were working in the studio with them.
“Technology has made it possible -- and we believe that the needs of our clients will be better served if they can have quality color grading and other finishing services right here in KC, without the costs and disruption of traveling. Now, the artists at Nice Shoes will become an integrated part of their total post production experience with the benefits of lower costs and a broader talent pool,” said Hint CEO Teri Rogers.
“When we launched this service, it was to meet the needs of clients who previously would travel to New York to work with us. We’ve built a great foothold with that starting point, but now we have the exciting opportunity to collaborate with those clients as well as with new ones,” said Nice Shoes Managing Director Justin Pandolfino. “This partnership is not just about convenience, but about uniting talent that has never worked together before, which I hope will spark new creativity between both companies.”
The two companies will be meeting with local agencies in KC the week of March 21st and will celebrate the launch of their partnership on March 24th, with a kickoff celebration at Hint’s studio.