Issue No. 305
May 2012

The Communicator Awards has awarded 4 SolidLine Media productions with their highest honors. With a pool of over 6,000 video Communicator Awardsentries, SolidLine is proudly walking away with two Awards of Excellence and two Awards of Distinction. Being honored with a Communicator Award is a respected accomplishment in the video production industry and is a reflection of the high-end videos SolidLine produces every day.




Check out the award-winning SolidLine videos via these links: 

Husqvarna: What Is Ethanol?

Transparent Health: Patient Safety Roundtable

Rosecrance: Life's Waiting

APL: Moving The World


We here at SolidLine Media will be celebrating our recent winnings and success with wine, cheese, and an ambitious game of Pin the Tail on the Donkey! 


'Night to Remember' One Special Night

Night to Remember
Guests at 'Night to Remember' arrive to flashbulbs and cheers!
More than 200 high school students with special needs arrived in formal dress and limousines for the 6th annual 'Night to Remember' prom in Rockford, Illinois. They walked in to a paparazzi of photographers, enjoyed a sit down meal, and danced the night away with other high schoolers. 
SolidLine is proud to have been able to sponsor 50 students to attend to special event. It was an amazing night that every guest will remember for a lifetime.

A packed dance floor full of smiling faces.

SolidLine is proud to announce our 500th Facebook fan, Maggie Guillen of Northwest Indiana. Maggie found out about our page from her daughter and is now a proud owner of SolidLine-branded coasters after liking our page and following the crew. 

Art Director Mike Petrik poses with Maggie's SLM coasters.
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Last Month's Puzzler


How many people in the US are affected by friggatriskadekaiphobia:


A. 12-16 Million

B. 17-21 Million

C. 22-26 Million

D. 27-31 Million 


Congrats to our winner last month! Responding with the right answer was SolidLine fan Abi Pukaniuk from Macmillan Education in the UK. Abi responded with the correct answer (B) winning herself a set of SolidLine coasters. Congrats Abi and thanks for playing!


Happy Dance Like a Chicken Day!


The New Puzzler! 


Happy Dance Like A Chicken Day from the SolidLine Crew! That's right, May 14th is the honorary day celebrating the infamous dance dedicated to all chickens around the world. We weren't quite sure how to celebrate the holiday around the office, so the official SolidLine Media mascot (John Courchane) tried working his chicken-dancin' magic on the SLM staff.


WATCH: Behind The SolidLine: Chicken Dancing?


As if that wasn't terrifying enough, we decided to research the delicious bird and found that they can travel at a speed of up to 9 miles per hour, mate with turkeys to produce baby "turkins," and all the chickens consumed from KFC worldwide would circle the Earth at the equator 11 times (laid head to claw). All of these amazing facts made us wonder how many chickens there really are out there...


The Question:


What is the chicken-to-human ratio in the United States? 


A. 2.4 : 1

B. 3.2 : 1

C. 6.5 : 1

D. 10 : 1


Think you know the answer?  Send it in to  If you're the first correct respondent, you will win a box of stylish SolidLine-branded coasters. Good luck and thanks for playing The SolidLine Puzzler!



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2 Qs with SolidLine Editor John Courchane


You recently accepted full-time employment as an editor here at SLM. How does that make you feel?

I'm very proud that a company like SLM considers me to be a good fit. I see so many of my friends struggling with finding employment after graduation, so not having to worry about that is a huge load off my shoulders.


How do you like your chicken prepared?

I love to make my own buffalo wings at home. I use some ghost pepper powder in the breading to give it that extra kick, then coat them in either a homemade or Tobasco brand buffalo sauce.


If you could assume any aspect of a chicken, what would it be?


Mike Petrik, Art Director

The gift of sorta half being able to fly.


Ed Boe, Director of Photography / Editor

Chickens do have an impressive metabolism...

Kevin Wright, Producer

Tasting so good with sauce on my wings.


Justin Younger, Motion Graphics Artist

Being related to the dinosaurs.


Marcus Leshock, Writer

I would assume the deep-fried chicken smell. Nobody would be able to resist me!


John Courchane, Editor

To finally know, once and for all, why chickens cross the road.


Allison Miller, Production Coordinator

Their admirable strength.


Justin Vogt, Spring Production Intern

Cardio workout able pre or post decapitation.


Michael Kromm, Director of Post Production

Hot wings!


Greg Vass, Executive Producer

I'd like to be from Kentucky.


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