defineModule( "directors", function( app, model, view ) { var selectedDirector; var Director = Class.extend({ init: function( name, bio, id, odd ) { = name; = id; = bio; this.selected = ko.observable(false); "director-", ); this.bioTemplate = "director-"; this.showProject = this.showProject.bind(this); this.closeProject = this.closeProject.bind(this); this.projectVisible = ko.observable(false); this.selectedProject = ko.observable(); this.loading = ko.observable(false); this.odd = odd; }, closeProject: function(){ this.projectVisible(false); }, showProject: function(id) { if( selectedDirector && selectedDirector != this ) selectedDirector.projectVisible(false); //this.projectVisible( !this.projectVisible() ); var self = this; app.loadResource("project",{ type:"GET", data:{ id: id }, success: function(project){ self.selectedProject(project); self.projectVisible(true); model.scrollToDirector(; } }) } }); model.directors = [ new Director( "Aaron Duffy", "

Aaron joined 1stAve in 2007, changing the landscape of the company. His first effort, Audi Unboxed<\/a>, garnered our first Cannes Lion. His work for Google Speed Tests<\/a> brought 7 more into the pride. In 2015, Aaron was named first out of the \u201c30 Most Creative People in Advertising Under 30\u201d by Business Insider<\/a>. Aaron\u2019s experimental and collaborative efforts are always geared towards making a human connection, regardless of technique, as can be seen his Super Bowl spot, Google Parisian Love<\/a> and his viral music video for OK Go<\/a>.<\/p>", "aaron-duffy", false), new Director( "Alessandro Pacciani", "

Since beginning his filmmaking and VFX career at age 15, Alessandro Pacciani now has over a decade of experience in the commercial world, earning a reputation for seamless integration of live action with photo-real CG, all while maintaining his trademark cinematic style. His epic and bold style can be seen in his work for BMW<\/a> and Lamborghini<\/a>, while the hauntingly beautiful trailer for video game Dark Souls II<\/a> has received international acclaim. Alessandro is an Italian director based in Tokyo.<\/p>", "alessandro-pacciani", true), new Director( "Andrew Sloat", "

Andrew\u2019s love of the \u201ctheatre of typography\u201d is reflected in his installation First Amendment<\/a>, when his work took over Times Square. Recently, Facebook asked Andrew and Aaron to explore the meaning of love in Love Is For Sharing<\/a>. When not teaching at RISD, he shares his talent with brands like Google, Amex<\/a> and The New York Times<\/a>.<\/p>", "andrew-sloat", false), new Director( "Arvind Palep", "

Sixes Last<\/a> and the 1stAveMachine<\/a> promo film from director and co-founder Arvind Palep caught the industry\u2019s attention for his fresh approach. Arvind combines cinema v\u00e9rit\u00e9 with exquisitely designed and animated machines, both robotic and biological, like Ted<\/a>. The films garnered the attention of 180 Amsterdam, who commissioned his first commercial, Adidas Modular Man<\/a>. Arvind is currently creatively leading 1stAve\u2019s newly opened LA office, while working on his narrative projects, including his first feature film and the sci-fi short, ARVIND PALEP'S VISION FOR NYC 2050<\/a>.<\/p>", "arvind-palep", true), new Director( "Asif Mian", "

Asif\u2019s creativity is bold and unforgettable, from commercial work, to music videos, to sculptures, Castello<\/a> showcases Asif ability as a sculptor. Unbelievable to most that the magic was all in camera, we offer up the Castello BTS<\/a> as evidence. I Wasn't Made For Fighting<\/a> is poignant for its sculptural use of design and the human form. Asif also has an uncanny ability to engage viewers with unconventional storytelling and clever slight of hand, creating physical magic for Ford CMax<\/a>. Choreography of camera, set and talent bring Moto Hint<\/a> and SONY<\/a> and CADILLAC<\/a> to life.<\/p>", "asif-mian", false), new Director( "Baz", "

Baz\u2019s work can be described as colorful and almost glitch-like in their aesthetic, embodying a generation raised on internet culture. In his video for Isaiah Toothtaker & Rapewolf<\/a>, he hilariously channels the inner soul of disaffected youth. For slightly lighter fare, check out his video for Klo Pelgag<\/a>. He often blends fact and fiction, by casting non-actors and pushing narrative boundaries. This ultimately results in work distinctively marked: Baz. Check out a short mashup of his work HERE<\/a>.<\/p>", "baz", true), new Director( "Ben Steiger Levine", "

Ben\u2019s films often border on bizarre and beautiful, through clever re-imagination of the human form. Ben\u2019s work for Sprite<\/a> was inspired by his music video, So Called<\/a>. Ben\u2019s work for Beast<\/a> was featured at the S&S New Director\u2019s Showcase, ADC Young Guns, and earned him a Grammy nomination. His recent work includes Kellogg\u2019s<\/a> and his recent collaboration with Martin Allais for Samsung<\/a>, which won a Bronze Lion Award at Cannes 2015.<\/p>", "ben-steiger-levine", false), new Director( "Bob Partington", "

Bob\u2019s unconventional approach to invention, fine art, and engineering captured the hearts and minds of 1stAve from the very first meeting when Bob was the designer\/fabricator on Google Speed Tests<\/a>. Sure that Bob's unique talent and childlike curiosity was meant for more, 1stAve conceived of and produced a show on celebrating the same, History Channel's THINGAMABOB<\/a>. Bob's unique thinking has produced some great projects for Google Maps<\/a>, Google Fiber<\/a>, and OK Go's The writing's on the wall<\/a>.<\/p>", "bob-partington", true), new Director( "D.A.D.D.Y.", "

D.A.D.D.Y. aka Mike and Enda, are comedy gold as their Daily Million<\/a> and more eccentric Project Haha<\/a> films attest. More than funny guys, their cinematic and sensitive sides permeate their beautiful Christmas film for Spar<\/a>. In fact, these renaissance men are also the published authors of the serious scientific tomes, 100 Facts about Sharks and 100 Facts about Pandas, available from Amazon.<\/p>", "daddy", false), new Director( "Jonathan Gurvit", "

After more than 10 years as an award-winning Creative Director, Jonathan Gurvit decided to start a new career as a director. His first spot \u201cHAIR CONDITIONER\u201d<\/a> earned him a Bronze Lion at Cannes. Fearless wit and courageous curiosity combine to create the heart-warming ALPENLIEBE<\/a>, as well as the hilarious YUZU<\/a> and NARTA<\/a>. A flair for drama and intensity underscore BGH<\/a> and SKOL<\/a>. The most asked question \u2014 How'd he do that? Technique agnostic, Jonathan's work is built on clever combinations of live action, photo-real CG, and art direction.<\/p>", "jonathan-gurvit", true), new Director( "Karim Zariffa", "

Karim brings a background of design with a love of craft in these engaging works for Little Bits<\/a> and Koodo<\/a>. Working with multiple formats and technologies, his work showcases an understanding of in-camera magic like in AIR CANADA<\/a>. His work has earned him recognition at the Gemini Awards in 2011 and the ADC Young Guns in 2010. Karim also collaborates each year with famed graphic designer, Stefan Sagmeister. Get a glimpse of their collaboration in the film, Misteur Valaire<\/a> and The Happy Film<\/a>.<\/p>", "karim-zariffa", false), new Director( "Marc Reisbig", "

Never one to be confined to a single technique, Marc glides easily between stop-motion, CG, illustration and live-action; his dexterity on full display in films like <\/a>Jamie\u2019s Dream School<\/a>. Always up for a new technology, he\u2019s even made a film using 3D Printing, Brooks<\/a>. A Norwegian by birth, Marc\u2019s Scandinavian design sensibility is a constant throughout his work, as seen in this charming stop-motion film for Oslo Airport<\/a>.<\/p>", "marc-reisbig", true), new Director( "Martin Allais", "

Martin Allais thrives on experimentation while maintaining a tradition in traditional cell animation. His work, like IBM BONES<\/a> and Oreo Wonderfilled<\/a>, push the boundaries of genre with bold, imaginative visuals and singular character design. In Facebook Love<\/a> demonstrates Martin's mastery of mix media animation. His recent collaboration with Ben Steiger Levine for Samsung<\/a> won a Bronze Lion Award at Cannes 2015.<\/p>", "martin-allais", false), new Director( "Maxime Bruneel", "

30-year old Bruneel is a prolific filmmaker. Whether it\u2019s shooting a music video for a friend\u2019s band or holed up in a studio making stop-frame animation for a client, his drive to create new work is never-ending. The result is an impressive, inventive and diverse catalogue of work, as can be seen in two of his most recent films; a live action video for French brand Mennen<\/a> and his now infamous promo for TT, Diplo and Schwick, Dat A Freak<\/a>, which he painstakingly roto-scoped each frame to create.<\/p>", "maxime-bruneel", true), new Director( "Nico Casavecchia", "

Nico captured a Gold Lion (and set a World Record in the process) with his atomic film for IBM<\/a>. Nico\u2019s style crosses genres and mediums. His film Buildings and Vampires<\/a> is a nod to Where the Wild Things Are. In contrast to that sweet homage, his work also includes the uber edgy film Slamdance<\/a> and his subversive Salesman<\/a>. Recently, Nico collaborated with Roman and Tomi to bring to life the acclaimed Sonos<\/a> campaign.<\/p>", "nico-casavecchia", false), new Director( "Roman Rütten", "

Roman\u2019s Vision Express<\/a> showcases his unique approach to mixed media projects. The spot\u2019s Behind the Scenes<\/a> illuminates the complex layering of live action unique to Roman\u2019s work. More mixed-media work includes, \u201cSpirit of Innovation\u201d for Hyundai<\/a> and the acclaimed Sonos<\/a> campaign, a collaboration with Nico and Tomi.<\/p>", "roman-rutten", true), new Director( "Sophie Gateau", "

Since Sophie Gateau\u2019s transition to directing from the fashion industry, clients ranging from TED<\/a> to Moen<\/a> have sought out her innovative visual approach and charming tone. Her training in Architecture, Graphic Design, and Film Direction have endowed her with a special perspective on space and volume. Innovation is key to Sophie's aesthetic, and she is constantly adapting to newer technologies in order to harness their creative capacities. Make sure to check out her work for Adidas<\/a>.<\/p>", "sophie-gateau", false), new Director( "Tim Brown", "

Coming from a music video background, Tim\u2019s first commercial endeavor, Google Extensions<\/a>, won him an AICP Next award. Squarespace tapped Tim for their Build It Beautiful<\/a> Campaign, which along\u00a0Lincoln Motor Company<\/a>\u00a0showcases Tim's passion for design. His keen eye for beautiful documentary style work shines through in his work for ETSY<\/a>\u00a0and Withdraw<\/a>.<\/p>", "tim-brown", true), new Director( "Tomi Dieguez", "

Diesel\u2019s Assland<\/a> brought Tomi to Cannes for the Saatchi & Saatchi New Director\u2019s Showcase. Diverse and fearless, Tomi conquers in camera live action tasks for MOTO E<\/a> and fabulous graphics for Be Like Mike for GATORADE<\/a>. Tomi also directed the very popular web series Gluko and Lennon<\/a>. Tomi's most recent effort pairs him with RPA LA to show off HONDA PILOT<\/a> and 72&Sunny on Sonos<\/a>.<\/p>", "tomi-dieguez", false), new Director( "Tronco", "

Founded in 2014 by Tomi Dieguez, Antonio Balseiro, and Lautaro Brunatti, Tronco was conceived as an audiovisual factory with a focus on experimentation. A specialist in mixed media, their projects fuse a wide variety of techniques -- from traditional 2D animation to stop-motion, 3D, photoreal CG, and even puppetry. Buenos Aires-based, their work for clients such as GATORADE<\/a> and Sonos<\/a>, showcase their ability to seamlessly integrate various mediums, while their work for Nintendo<\/a> and PANERA BREAD<\/a> feature their unique spin on traditional techniques.<\/p>", "tronco", true), new Director( "Ubik", "

London-based director duo Ubik is made up of the combined talents of established animation and live-action directors Nick Losse and Stephen Dalton. Over the years, Ubik have worked with a multitude of clients and collaborators from the worlds of advertising, broadcast, film, print and music to create work with a common thread and ethos. Their beautiful work for Late Rooms<\/a> and MTV<\/a> showcase Ubik's eye for visual storytelling, while their films for HoyHoy Health<\/a> feature their talent for CG-character design and performance.<\/p>", "ubik", false), ]; function getDirectorById( id ) { return ko.utils.arrayFirst(model.directors, function(item) { return === id; }); } model.initialize = function(deeplink) { // If you need to preload anything additional do it here... // ...otherwise just set the percent loaded to 1 (100%) this.setPercentLoaded(1); }; model.scrollToDirector = function( uid ) { if( !uid ) return; var $t = $( "#"+ uid ), top = $t.offset().top, wh = $(window).height(), th = $t.height(); var scrollTo = top - ( (wh - th) / 2 ); $('body').animate({scrollTop: scrollTo},'fast'); } model.onDeeplink = function(deeplink) { model.scrollToDirector(deeplink[0]); } view.rendered.add( function(){ // Do any transitioning in you want to do... }); view.ended.add( function() { // Do any transitioning out you want to do... then call view.complete(); }); });