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December 16, 2013

From the Desk of the Creative Chief: USF Athletics


Aim Higher

The University of San Francisco asked Baker Street to create a unique campaign expression for the Athletic Department — a fresh rallying cry–that supported the university’s overall academic mantra: “change the world from here”.

Our “Aim Higher” campaign reminds student athletes and fans that USF always strives to win, but only the right way — that means with outstanding sportsmanship, academic excellence, and high character. We want everyone to know that even though USF has a successful athletic program, there really is more to it than just winning.

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For our latest campaign execution we shot USF athletes on the Red Epic camera in super slow motion. A haunting track created by Aaron Robinson of Ntropic, featuring vocalist Emily Nelson, accompanies the student athletes as they rise through the air. The point of this spot was to express the Aim Higher ideal and introduce the Dons new mobile app.

Click below to view the spot.



Director: Brian Bacino
DP: Clay “by the Bay” Kempf
Production Company: Evolve Media
Executive Producer: Tommy Maples
Producer: Trevor Dudeck
Editors: Oscar Bucher & Satva Leung
Music: Aaron Robinson feat. Emily Nelson
Color: Spy Editorial
Steadicam: Matt Straus
Gaffer/Grip: Scott Keenan
AC / DIT: Karl Mollohan
VFX Artist: JT Bruce

Chief Creative Officer: Brian Bacino

Copy Writer/Creative Director: Bob Dorfman

Art Director/Creative Director: Corey Stolberg

President: Jack Boland

Account Executives: Dan Nilsen and Gloria Birch

Brian Bacino, Creative Chief B2, Sports

May 20, 2013

From the Desk of Intern Kirk: Exploring AT&T



Monday was a convenient day to post my blogs from last week, as most of the office was organizing the trip up north that a few employees will embark on tomorrow. With a few technical malfunctions and difficulties behind me, I successfully posted blogs three and four onto the web page. Next internet sensation? I’ll let you decide, but all I can say is watch out Psy.

Once the blog work was done and dusted, I continued brainstorming ideas for the upcoming spot with Matt Cain and Angel Pagan. I haven’t been told if there is a direction this ad is supposed to take, or if there is a certain goal BSA wants to achieve with it, but I’ve been taking multiple approaches in my ideas. We’ll have to see what B2 thinks of the rookie’s ideas.


Creative Intern Kirk, From the Desk of the Intern, SF Giants