Issue No. 405
May 2013
Safest Choice Eggs Features SolidLine Video 


Davidson's Safest Choice Eggs, one of the leading pasteurized egg manufacturers in the US, recently wrapped a fun project with the SolidLine crew explaining egg pasteurization and how the process makes eggs safer and tastier. The production features a unique combination of animation and real footage and is hosted by none other than a fun and enthusiastic animated egg. The 2-minute promo will be featured on Safest Choice cartons as well as on their website,


SLM Travels The Globe In Nine Days


The SolidLine crew spends an average of 175 days per year traveling around the world producing high-end videos for happy clients. Usually these trips last a few days and revolve around a single location or two. But when the crew was recently charged with producing a global shoot in just nine days, they took action quickly. The video, which is being produced to launch a new DHL Global Forwarding cold chain product, was shot on-location at DHL airport operations in Spain and Belgium, as well as at the DHL Global Service Centre in India. In addition to the international shoot there are three filming locations in the US as well including Miami, Atlanta, and New York.

The crew poses after a successful shoot in Madrid.

"As with any large scale production, there is always a wealth of logistical challenges," states SLM Executive Producer Greg Vass. "From travel schedules and gear coordination to working with local crews speaking various languages, global shoots can be tough. It all comes down to smart planning and exact execution... and it's a good thing that's what we specialize in doing here at SolidLine!"


Stay tuned to the SLM website in early June for a preview of the new production.


Thank You Chris Tracz!

The SLM crew would like to send a special thank you to Winter Intern Chris Tracz for his hard work and dedication. Over the past four months, Chris has traveled the US with the crew for on-location shoots, assisted in all aspects of production, developed new skills in the Art Department, and warmed our hearts with his positive attitude and silly quirks. It was sad to see him go, but we feel lucky to have had him as a part of our team since this past January. Best of luck to you, Chris!



To learn more about SolidLine's intern program, click here.




Last Month's Puzzler


According to Forbes, what is the least stressful job of 2013?


A. Chef

B. Bartender

C. Hotel Manager

D. University Professor


Congrats to last month's Puzzler Winner! Responding with the correct answer was SolidLine client and fan Marty Kearney of CBOE. Marty responded with the right answer (D) winning himself a set of SolidLine coasters. Congrats Marty and thanks for playing!


The New Puzzler 



The Question:


Union Pacific, the longest railroad network in the United States, runs on how many miles of track?


A. 15,000-20,000 miles

B. 30,000-40,000 miles

C. 40,000-50,000 miles

D. 60,000-70,000 miles


Think you know the answer? Want to win some SolidLine swag? Email your response into If you're the first correct respondent, you will be rewarded with a set of SolidLine-branded coasters! Good luck and thanks for playing The SolidLine Puzzler!










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John Branham, 

Marketing Manager 


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2 Qs with SLM Motion Graphics Artist Adam Marzec


How many hours are you on the train per week?

Oh geez, too many. 10 hours a week plus the time walking to/from the train and waiting for it arrive.


Describe your most memorable train experience.

The night coming home from my Bachelor party... be creative. Whatever you are imagining is probably very mild.


What's the most disturbing thing you've witnessed on the train?


Mike Petrik, Art Director

I saw a family run across the tracks, almost getting hit by the train. It was Dad in front, then Mom, then two young daughters. The entire platform of sleepy eyed commuters all started yelling as the parents ran in front of the train, not even holding their daughters' hands as they followed their parents. When everyone was safely on the train, the conductor came over the intercom and yelled at the parents, saying if one of the girls fell down, there was no way the train could've stopped in time, and that they need to set a better example as parents.


Ed Boe, Director of Photography / Editor

Once I was on a train and it got me to my location on time.


Kevin Wright, Producer

A guy who looked like Billy Crystal and a guy who looked like Danny Divito pushing an old woman off the back.


Marcus Leshock, Writer

I saw someone responding to one of Ali's emails. Uncanny...


Natalie Mueller, Writer

Not the strangest, but definitely a favorite: I once watched two strangers who had fallen asleep on each other suddenly awake at the same time. Their bumbling confusion and discomfort was hilarious and, on top of it, they later got off at the same platform.


John Courchane, Editor

Cubs fans with hope in their eyes.


Adam Marzec, Motion Graphics Artist

Anything set on or around the 4th of July.


Allison Miller, Production Coordinator

The mass amount of people performing hygienic tasks on the train always irks me. Toenail clipping, particularly.


Michael Kromm, Director of Post Production

A guy who just got released from Prison who would not stop talking to me.


Greg Vass, Executive Producer

I once saw a guy who did a barrel role under the Metra while stopped at the Palatine station just to get on the right side to board. Next train was a whopping 12 minutes away.







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