Creative Territory – Ally Cogbill

27 Jul 2021 • The Studio


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We’ll be asking questions and sharing, not only TS projects, but personal stories and what really inspires them day to day.

Ally Cogbill – SF Studio Coordinator

Having a passion for photography has not only allowed me to grow as a creative, but has given me the opportunity to take risks, explore the world, and embark on new adventures in my life.

– Ally Cogbill

Tell us a bit about you and your role at Territory:

The majority of my role involves assisting the creative director and producers with projects for Film VFX, motion graphics, commercials, interactive installation, and VR/AR projects. I have worked as an assistant producer on a few projects, shot and edited promotional videos and reels, and created marketing material, such as webpage and social media content.

I am someone who is always looking for adventure – whether that’s scuba diving off the coast of Spain, surfing the swells in Costa Rica, paragliding over the Swiss Alps, or simply snowboarding with friends in the mountains of Lake Tahoe. I also have a great passion for photography/ videography and world travelling. Being able to experience as many cultures as I can from behind the lens of a camera, is pure bliss. Having a passion for photography has not only allowed me to grow as a creative, but has given me the opportunity to take risks, explore the world, and embark on new adventures in my life.

How long have you been with Territory?

1.5 Years

What’s been your favourite TS project and why?

I had a lot of fun working on the film, Project Power for Netflix. I was assistant producer and helped see the project through from the beginning concepts to the final deliverables. I also created a promotional reel and website design for the project, so I had a role in both the production and creative aspects. 

Check out the reel Ally had put together of the work we did in Project Power

What led you to want to work at TS?

Coming from a background of digital marketing and product photography/ videography, I got very comfortable in doing the same thing over and over again. I was ready for something new and challenging and I wanted to immerse myself with creative individuals in a faster-paced environment.

What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most?

As clichê as it sounds, I like every aspect of my job! There is never one project like another. I have a hand in all aspects of the project from start to finish and it’s incredible to be able to work alongside the creatives and producers and watch the magic unfold.

What’s been the most challenging aspect of your job?

I think the most challenging aspect of my job is keeping track of all project deliverables and confidential information. There are so many active projects running at once, we need to make sure each stays secure and specific to the artists or producers working on it. We also need to ensure all project files, renders and final deliveries are backed up in multiple locations.

What advice would you give to someone starting out in the business?

I would advise to keep pursuing your dream. Starting off in this industry is very hard and competitive, so don’t let rejection get you down. It should only give you the incentive to be the very best you can be in your speciality. 

Last but not least: What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?

I would say booking a trip to Ghana, Africa, to work at an orphanage in a rural village for a month. I wanted to do something impactful with my life, at least to some degree, to ensure at least one individual could benefit from my efforts. I went on a service trip to teach English, administer basic first aid and help in the renovation of a school. Not only did I make incredible friends along the way, I learned something about myself and what I truly consider meaningful in my life. It is an experience I wouldn’t change for the world.

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