Saturday, January 14, 2012

The New 'Cool'

This is Carol Ras- here, creator of Cool Town, and I just wanted to update this blog to let our loyal fans know what's been going down in Cool Town!

As some of you may know by now, I am heavily involved in all of our 'Cool' projects---from development to set and character designs, to directing and animating, and finally to editing and viralizing. Seems like a lot of work because it is...but occasionally I do get help with these things, so it's not all me, all of the time---I must say that I am truly humbled and blessed to have such a great team of people who work alongside of me in these projects and who really bring great ideas and creations to the table. They're the few people that can genuinely match my efforts, and it's indescribable how much I appreciate them. Shout out to the 'Cool' Team, you know who you are! =)

With that said, the payoff is immense and, it too, is indescribable. I usually never realize how much work is put into what we do until someone asks me about what it is that we do, or how we do what we do. That's when I'm finally able to wrap my head around the intensity of this form of art and why so many people can be intimidated by it. It certainly takes a great deal of patience, trial and error and a few bad ideas to generate good ones.  And no matter what level you're performing at (beginner, hobbyist or experienced), and correct me if I'm wrong because it could just be me, but the results are always mind-blowing because you get to see your efforts literally come to Life! 

Squeaky Clean. Refreshing our Freshness.
Okay, okay, enough rambling about a bunch of nothing---=) I'm really here to let you know that I've been exploring and discovering a lot of new, interesting and innovative ways to utilize not just what we have access to, but what we're limited to as well, and coupling a few odd aesthetics to create a more dynamic way to share our stories and concepts. Things that are indescribable seem to the be the theme of this post because I can't quite explain it, but this combination of technology and natural ability is what we're trying to better understand so we execute our projects in the most efficient and prolific way. 

Now, we're no experts, just a couple of artists stumbling through the process to be better than we were...or until one of us hits the lottery, whichever comes first...=D Until then, we will continue to work less in the real world and more in our 'little' world...(one could only hope=).

Anyhow, that's it for now, not for good---stay tuned for more updates---check out our Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr...for more updates if you don't see any here.