A Cannes Lion award-winning integrated production studio and creative agency, Portland-based Hinge specializes in bringing unique stories to life through characters, live action, animation, and post-production visual effects. In close collaboration with agency, brand and studio partners, we deliver innovative content for film, television, commercials, digital, print & VR/AR. If you can dream it, we can do it.
2019 is a big year for Hinge, as it marks our 10 year anniversary of bringing high quality innovative content to the creative industry.
Hinge came to be in 2009 after the three founders, Alex Tysowsky, Michael Kuehn, and Roland Gauthier, aspired to combine their experience and expertise to start their own studio. Their impressive and diverse backgrounds lay the foundation for Hinge’s success.
In this miniature action-packed duel for Areaware’s wooden Cubebot toys, the Hinge team took on the challenge of creating a fun, stop motion style animation using CG characters and live action plates. To give this CG spot an authentically crafty stop motion feel, the crew used a combination of animation, camera and compositing techniques.
Avoid a cat-astrophe in the bathroom! In an original pitch spot called “Cat’s Meow: The Interruption,” Hinge’s creative team brings attention to a very real problem facing cats and their owners everywhere.
The concept was developed in-house and shot with Portland crew and talent. The animation and post team created and integrated a photo real CG cat into the live action plates — all with a dash of litter humor.
Microsoft tapped Hinge to create two :30 retail attract loops for the Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3. Hinge was responsible for the original creative and developed both horizontal and vertical versions for use in store and out of home displays.
Meet Healthfull! Sure he gets toasty, but the crew at Hinge Digital and Coyne PR loved collaborating on all 80 calories of their newest character. Check out the Healthfull Trailer from the makers of Arnold, Oroweat, and Brownberry Bread – in theaters and online now! #LoveYourBread