Peep the podcast that I was on with The Aristrocrats, which included Kahlier Hart who is the voice of our very own "Liberty Layne" (also a cast memmber of the Aristrocrats), in downtown Van Nuys! I had a blast spreading the word about Cool Town and our newest adventure, "Fresher Than Cool". We talked about some interesting and thought provoking topics as well. Check it out: http://thearistocratscast.podbean.com/
Kahlier Hart with mini-Klay-lier, "Liberty Layne" (in set) during the podcast.
Cool Town Claymation's newest segment "Fresher Than Cool: Mic The Unheard" highlights musical artist, Cash Campain. Download "The Too Solid Mixtape" & read more about Cash Campain below!
“Be one of the best at what you’re doing, after that, success is inevitable.” That is the motto of Cameron “Cash Campain” Parker, an R&B Soul singer who continues to make impressive and innovative marks on the entertainment industry. This singer, songwriter, clothing and record label owner finds a passion and peace in music that few can comprehend. After splitting time between two businesses, a music career and graduate school Campain is no stranger to hard work and feels it is his mission to bring back that “good old days” feeling to the music world.
Cool Town is an innovative platform for creative artists to collaborate and turn a simple thought into something tangible-stop-motion animation that is entertaining, educational and visually stunning. We are looking for underground, indie, unsigned musicians in all genres who want to gain free exposure and add to their following. This is an opportunity to be headlined in our growing community; we'll conduct an interview, feature the artists' material and highlight the artists in their own personal segment we call "Fresher Than Cool" hosted by Cool Town's very own Claymation VJ's. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more info!
Cool Town Claymation's newest segment "Fresher Than Cool: Mic The Unheard" highlights Ron Deuce "The Truth". Download "My Gift To You" & read more about Ron Deuce below!
Bio: "I am a Music Artist who has traveled numerous times across the U.S. My mission is to give my account on life in order to inspire, push, and communicate with people. Music is my weapon, and Music is my peace." -Ron Deuce "The Truth"
”MY GIFT TO YOU” WILL GIVE NEW LISTENERS AN UP-SCALE VIEW ON MY TALENT, WHILE GIVING FANS/FOLLOWERS OF MY MUSIC A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF MY BACKGROUND.” - RON DEUCE ”THE TRUTH”
Cool Town is an innovative platform for creative artists to collaborate and turn a simple thought into something tangible-stop-motion animation that is entertaining, educational and visually stunning. We are looking for underground, indie, unsigned musicians in all genres who want to gain free exposure and add to their following. This is an opportunity to be headlined in our growing community; we'll conduct an intereview, feature the artists' material and highlight the artists in their own persnal segment we call "Fresher Than Cool" hosted by Cool Town's very own Claymation VJ's.
Email: email@example.com for more info!
This project came to me as a gift for a 'Harry Potter' fan. When I was first approached about it, I thought, "This is a piece of cake!" but to my surprise, it wasn't! When Jen and I got started, things went very smoothly. The base with the landscaping came out well and exceeded our expectations. We then moved on to the garage...BAM...done in just a few minutes...then..."The Burrow"...
Our initial attempt was disastrous! It was off scale and way too heavy. This was a difficult and quite challenging project for us because we had to build this set for durability given that it would be shipped to our client once completed. By the time we'd come to discover that we failed at our first attempt, it was well into the next morning and we'd been up around the clock at this point. So, we called it a morning.
We returned to the project two weeks later. And, fortunately, because of our trial and error session we had a better understanding of how to go about building the house. Not to mention we had plans to attend a paneling for Oscar nominated Art Departments and either it was a total coincidence or simply fate, but the 'Harry Potter' Art Team so happen to be one of this year's Oscar nominees and was on the panel. We did some prep work and then took off to the Oscar paneling. Aside from the seminar being extremely inspiring and beyond humbling, we got a chance to meet and speak to the Supervising Art Director, Neil Lamont and Set Decorator, Stephanie McMillan, from 'Harry Potter'! Besides the fact that they were a joy and a pleasure to meet, we chatted with them a bit about our project and our attempt to replicate The Weasley's home, with partially recycled materials. Neil was blown away by the idea and reassured us that it would be difficult. Nonetheless, he gave us some great advice and suggested a few ways to approach it. Stephanie was really informative on how she came up with the decorative concept for the interior, which will be put into great use when we decide to revisit 'Harry Potter' themed projects!
Overall, it was such a fun set to replicate and having been able to meet the creative minds that contributed to the vision of the actual film itself, was truly a cherry-on-top for us! It was like meeting our Lady Gaga being that we are primarily Production Designers/Art Directors ourselves. Not only that, but we got to meet the Art team from 'Inception' as well, and just missed the opportunity to meet Team 'Alice' who took home the Oscar's for Best Art Direction...darn...maybe next time!
Anyhow, enough rambling...Check out the results below! =) Enjoy!
Carol K. Ras-
The house itself was made out of cereal boxes and various materials. The garage was made out of cardboard for the base and a paper towel roll to complete the top. The car and the chimney are made out of hardening clay. The base is made with foamcore and the landscaping is a diorama kit that was purchased.