Digital Hydra takes a “Thrill Ride”

Digital Hydra joins the Production and heads up the Visual Effects team for the independent feature film “Thrill Ride,” shooting this November/December in Chicago and it’s surrounding areas. The production is a kids adventure story akin to classics like “Goonies” and the like, with a touching story behind the script’s creation. Read more about the […]

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Let’s Go Hawks!

As summer rolls into fall, the Chicago Blackhawks season is right around the corner and we’ve had the privilege of announcing the 2014-2015 season alongside our friends at WGN with a new commercial spot. The ad is currently airing on WGNTV and promotes the weekend broadcasts of the Blackhawks on the network. Producer/Director combo Andrew […]

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Votimo – That’s a wrap!

Production wrapped this week on Digital Hydra’s forthcoming launch advertisement for Votimo–an innovative social media platform for non-profits to come together with their supporters. The project was filmed on location in, around and all over Chicago. We had the pleasure of exploring the city and events to the fullest visiting sites like Millenium Park, the […]


Huna Silicon Valley launch!

After languishing in a quagmire of post-production for some time, the first Digital Hydra produced episode of the Saudi Arabian to tech series “Huna Silicon Valley” (Here’s the Silicon Valley) has hit YouTube and has already climbed over 65,000 views in just two weeks. Digital Hydra shot the episode as well as the forthcoming 4th […]


“Toy Car” World Premiere at Chicago Festival of Bosnian-Herzegovinian Film

After wrapping just last week, the Bosnian short film “Toy Car” directed by Muamer Celik is set to debut at this weekend’s Chicago Festival of Bosnian-Herzgovinian Film. Digital Hydra’s team of rotating cinematographers–Hamzah Jamjoom, Ross Heran and Patrick Wimp–shot the film on location this past March in Chicago. The film tells the story of a […]

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Happy Meal®

It has been a big couple of months on the motion graphics/visual effects front. After helping to launch Facebook paper, Digital Hydra has teamed up with Chicago post-production house Utopic to lend our CG talents to another amazing international brand–the McDonald’s Happy Meal®. We worked in Autodesk’s Maya to help texture, light and animate the […]

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Digital Hydra helps introduce “Facebook Paper”

  Digital Hydra lent the company’s visual effects expertise to this week’s launch advertisement for Facebook’s “Paper.” The app is a standalone iOS experience that delivers human and algorithm-curated full-screen articles and photos in categories of your own choosing. Our company and a team of motion graphics artists across the United States spent the past […]

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“Remote Viewing” moves into final phases of post

In the summer of 2012 we had the privilege of photographing the forthcoming short film “Remote Viewing” starring renowned actor/filmmaker Joe Swanberg and directed by Robert Puccinelli. A “romantic thriller” of sorts, the film focuses on the devolution of a relationship between John, played by Swanberg, and Sissy portrayed by Callie Stephens’. The focus is […]