Cross-team collaboration earns Kitchen Pop another win

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The team behind Kitchen Pop: Four ways to make holiday magic with your microwave won our coveted “cross-team collaboration” award this week, becoming the first to win that contest in the process. The win comes just a few weeks after the project also became the first to win our contest for best web packaging.

About Kitchen Pop
The project used stop-motion animation to bring quick and delicious holiday dishes to life. video editor Yvonne Leow, who nominated the project, noted that it was the team’s first use of stop-motion animation. It was also the first interactive completed done for Digital First Media’s food channel.

“There were bumps in the road, but the ultimate project turned out great and we received a lot of positive feedback from local (DFM) properties,” Leow said in her nomination of the project.

The teams and people involved
From the interactives team, Leow, graphics editor Nelson Hsu, video journalist David Freid and motion graphics designer Courtney Wells worked on the project.

On the features side, health and food channel manager Matt Grisafi and producer Angela Carter contributed.

Former news producer Jacquelyn Baylon also contributed.

Thing to know this week
This week’s tip is unrelated to cross-team work, but a good general rule for everyone to remember. ”Use short, declarative sentences,” advises National News Channel Manager Jason Fields. And there you have it.

2 comments on “Cross-team collaboration earns Kitchen Pop another win

    1. Chris MarchChris March

      Thanks, Emily! It doesn’t come without trial and error, of course. And we have Karen Workman (@KarenWorkman) to thank for the contests. She’s run that show since last fall, and it’s absolutely impacted our work.


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