Quriosity Productions Food Director Michael Maes Creates ‘Explosive’ New Work for Frito Lay

Quriosity Productions director Michael Maes’ new Frito Lay Cheddar Jalapeno Spot is far from cheesy and packs a fiery punch. In this spot, the elements of the new chip flavor don’t just steal the spotlight, they bask in it too. Playing like a trailer for an Oscar-winning movie, this spot transports you from caves of cheddar and valleys of jalapenos to inside the chip bag itself.  The flavor cues are working with every shot, captured using macro style lensing.  Maes is no stranger to creating epic and beautifully-composed tabletop footage, and this shoot allowed for his strengths to truly shine.

Working with Quriosity’s own editor Rob Sheppard and the top-notch effects artists at The Mill, Maes’ vision was able to come to life. Commenting on the editorial side of the project, Sheppard says “it was a joy piecing this edit together, especially with the footage being so beautiful and the boards being so creative! It was a pleasure working alongside The Mill, as well. Love the collaborative process that finalized in an incredible piece.”


Post + Production Company: Quriosity Productions

Director: Mike Maes

Director of Photography: Chris Rejano

Art Director: Andy Mason

Special Effects: Scott Coleman

Executive Producer: Qadree Holmes

Producer: Marsie Wallach

Post Producer: Mike Trivisonno

Editor: Rob Sheppard


Post Production Company: The Mill

Executive Producer: Jenny Lumpkin

Producer: Rachel Burke

2D Lead: Sal Wilson

2D Artist: Alex Koester

Colorist: Oisin O’Driscoll

Color Assist: Cassie Benedict

Design: Zach Landau and Adrian Navarro


Media Contact: Qadree Holmes, q.holmes@quriosityproductions.com(312) 957-8609


About QURIOSITY Productions, Post + Photography

Quriosity Productions (www.quriosityproductions.com) is a minority-owned creative diversity boutique specializing in video production, post production and photography. Based in Chicago and Los Angeles, Quriosity’s goal is to present to the market an MBE that can meet the challenges of working with brands while delivering exceptional service for our advertising clients. We want to be known for representing and employing a diverse creative talent roster, including women and minorities, who ultimately deliver recognizable results with a positive social impact.

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