Stories

News, project launches and thoughts from our team.

Digital Careers Campaign

Bite-sized employment stories we created for Prince Edward County & Career Edge PEC  as part of their recent workforce recruitment campaign. Meet Travis Benson, Master Electrician for Port Picton Homes, Justine Pitcher from Yeeboo Digital, Katrina Penzwell from Tire Wizard, and Laura Irwin from Sage Design and Construction  – all local talented craftspeople proving that you CAN have it all, right here in #TheCounty.

Program Overview

The Hamilton Code Club is a trail-blazing program that sees industry mentors introduce local youth to simple software computer programming, through a blend of interactive and hands-on training. The ultimate goal is to teach students to develop a love for the subject and begin integrating code into the classroom in a fun and engaging manner.

For many students, this introduction can open up career pathways and 21st-century learning skills.

With the tech industry in Canada expanding at a breakneck pace, Hamilton Code Clubs represents a critical link between the classroom and the real world, with mentors working to spark an interest in our youth and develop our next generation tech workforce.

At Double Barrel, we know the importance of a solid education in digital literacy for our youth. That’s why in 2015, we worked to create the #HamOnt Forever Digital Literacy fund, a Hamilton Community Foundation administered fund that will distribute grants over the next 15 years for digital literacy initiatives in the Hamilton area.

This year, we are proud to continue that legacy by providing an amazing organization like the Hamilton Code Club with this recruitment video free-of-charge, to inspire the tech community to continue to grow and help ensure that kids are realizing the amazing career opportunities around coding at a young age.

If you’re in the software industry and keen to help out, you’re in luck! They’re in need of volunteers! If you’re interested in volunteering for Hamilton Code Clubs, contact experience@iechamilton.ca

Business Milestone Commercial

Long colleagues of ours, Kitestring Branding Agency has wowed and impressed many in the Hamilton/Burlington and surrounding areas with their incredible talent and ability to extract, distill and amplify brands and organization brands and messaging over the past decade.

Kitestring has branded Double Barrel Studios (twice!) and we’ve always appreciated the skill, talent and vision of the business— which is why it was a delight for us to be able to expand their story with this online commercial celebrating their 10-year anniversary.

Broadcast Commercial

We teamed up with the DeGroote School of Business to create a video campaign that would showcase their current focus on the transformation of technology in business.  Using DeGroote’s unique vision, our animation team took iconic symbols in business such as Newton’s cradle and the globe to depict the evolution of technology around the world.

Commercial Trailer

Today’s engineering graduates have a tough job ahead of them. From water quality to sustainable living, from climate change to aging infrastructure, the engineering classes of 2015 and beyond will be expected to have the skills necessary to tackle the grand challenges of tomorrow.

The W Booth School of Engineering Practice provides recent grads with that skill set, through interdisciplinary education combined with experiential learning and mentorship. Their tagline: “Inspiring innovative leaders who will transform the world.”

No small task.

When the W Booth School came to us for help with their new commercial, we were excited to get involved. Double Barrel has a long history with McMaster’s Engineering department, but we hadn’t had the opportunity to work with the Master’s program. We knew that this would be a particularly tricky project – within a tight timeframe, showcase the depth and breadth of experiences and opportunities a W Booth graduate would attain.

After much discussion, we decided to go with a combination of green screen, animation and live action in-the-field footage.

After one particularly long shoot day with an amazing team of W Booth Graduates, our animator Taylor Heres set to work in the edit suite. Sketching, animating and keying out the green under the guidance of director Tyler Tekatch. We couldn’t be happier with the end result.

Many thanks to the W Booth School for involving us in such a great project!