Monday, June 6, 2011

"Ignite Change" Green Long Beach Promo Video is Up!

UPDATE!!! As of 6/9/2011 10:31 A.M.
The video is here! Check it out peeps! And be sure to ask yourselves, "What can YOU do to help save the planet?"
In this short/promotional video we collaborated with Green Long Beach! to bring 
you a segment about the importance of preserving our resources and cleaning up 

our carbon footprints. All it takes is for one person to "ignite" and find a way to 

contribute and empower others to do take action by simply taking action!

Introducing a new neighborhood in Cool Town! This is just a sneak peek at a few characters and set pieces from our upcoming video "Ignite Change" for the Green Long Beach Festival happening on June 11th 2011. The video will be posted at the end of the week so be sure to check back for it. Some of the sets that we built may not make the cut for this video, but will certainly be in our future projects, including short sketches and glimpses into "The Suburbs"! More photos to come and please feel free to comment....we loooooove to hear from our viewers!
Scroll down for more info on the Green Long Beach Festival!
Remember these days? Class Photo!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

"The Notorious 101" is finally available for viewing!

It's finally here and ready to watch! Our latest collaborative project with Umbrella House Productions, "The Notorious 101" is a spec-spot for's Brisk Ice Tea Video Competition. Co-Directors, Carol Ras- of Cool Town & Greg Whitehead of Umbrella House, saw this challenge as an opportunity to finally work alongside one another as Directors. And, this is only the beginning of many future collaborations!
About the Contest:
The contest brief is to create a video between 30-60 seconds long demonstrating what we felt needed to be more "Brisk" is Life. The idea that spawned was a no-brainer being that both productions are Los Angeles based and know much about the chaotic, hot-mess-of-a-traffic-system we so graciously love to half-heartedly tan in. So, naturally and immediately, this became the concept that we kicked into gear and began developing. 
 And, unlike the traditional Cool Towners, these characters have FACES--WHOA!!! Is this a new realm for Cool Town? Possibly. But nonetheless, the faceless characters are somewhat of a trademark, however, that won't stop us from exploring and taking you in different parts of this fictional world where there are characters with features and other strange, unique and rather unusual traits. Be on the lookout!

In conclusion, this project opened up a new chapter for us and we are truly stoked about taking our viewers for a new adventure! 
Scroll down for some Behind the Scenes Photos!