By combining the unique skill-sets of its members, Authors directs, designs, animates, and engineers irresistible videos and experiences for film, television, the web, and interactive installations.
Authors operates with transparency at its core, represented in our relationships with clients and partners. Our best work comes from true partnerships, true collaborations between our clients who understand clearly the needs of their business and are simultaneously open to creative interpretations of possible media solutions. We want lasting relationships that deepen our understanding and vision for that brand's messaging. At project wrap, we’re committed to an open-source approach where applicable to share work, technical intellectual property, and give back to the creative community.
Founded in 2015 by longtime friends and creative accomplices, Authors has directed and edited for clients such as Intel, Samsung, and Adobe, designed and animated for Apple, Dolby Labs, and Sony, and engineered interactive experiences for Salesforce, NASA, the Department of Energy and Ice Cube.
a. Work is loosely defined, but adheres to one principle- it is a form of storytelling. The medium involved does change or alter this principle, and is open to interpretation.
b. The execution of this mission involves building an infrastructure, physical and ideological, aimed at improving and soliciting collaboration.
a. Authors believe in workers rights, that the best way to increase the quality of work is by creating growth opportunities for employees.
b. Authors will work to create a new standard for advertising agency and employee practices through example.
a. Transparency, honesty, and mutually assured success is our driving force. If we disagree on direction or principle, we will speak up.
b. Communication internally and externally is how this succeeds. We will foster an environment supportive of dissenting opinions and new ideas.
c. We do not exist to take advantage of working relationships for unreasonable financial gains. This applies to both clients and employees.
a. Ideas are more valuable than techniques. Sharing techniques bring the entire community up together.
b. Collaboration is at the heart of successful storytelling and occurs at almost every stage of creation. Authors are expected to share project files, ideas, and techniques with other members of their team. This isn’t to be confused with “storytelling by committee”, which is counterproductive to the creative process.
c. This principle is specifically applied on the individual level and is shared with goodwill, assuming the primary goal of the recipient isn’t to directly undercut the creator, whether artist or company.
a. Authors will create and enrich an environment where employees are free and able to pursue not for profit arts interests using its infrastructure and network.