Monday, October 14, 2013

Happy October!

 Made some uber-cool characters for Halloween! They'll be making cameos throughout our future projects!
 Meet Bertha. She's not afraid of anything or anyone, and she passes out candy canes for Halloween. Not sure if that Clown hiding behind her trailer knows what he's in for...
 Meet, The Mummy-Ninja. He's just rad. 'nuff said. And below, Strange Town's Killer Clown is on the loose and after PeeWee...EEEEEKKKKS!

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Look, It's PEE-WEE!

What do you think, should we animate this? 

Testing some new clay'n techniques and decided to make Pee-Wee!

Monday, April 8, 2013

NEW!! Late Night Television: Couch Commerce Ep.1

Don't you just love infomercials!?! It's so bad, it's good!  A new series from Cool Town Creations/Claymation - sit back, relax and laugh-out-loud!

Late Night Television: Couch Commerce Ep.1 features "Insta-Hickey", "Insurance Software" & " Key-Earrings" mock infomercials. These are intended to make you chuckle just a little on the inside - so please, put away your wallet and whip out your sense of humor. Enjoy! 

Behind-the-scenes and other exclusives:

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Written/Directed/Edited by: Carol K. Ras-
Art Dept: Carol K. Ras-, Jennifer Kim, Irma Gomez & Coral Huerta
Animation: Jennifer Kim & Carol K. Ras-
Original Music by: Dave Grimm
Voice Over Talent: Noelle J. Paul

A Cool Town Creations™ Picture

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Our latest short, "Crush"!

Gotta "Crush"? Well, here's Cool Town's "Crush" - it's love at first sight!

"Crush" is our first short shot using a new technique we call, StopCART-Motion™ or StopMoToon™. Behind-the-scenes content and other exclusives for "Crush" will be posted soon! 

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Monday, January 14, 2013

StopCART-Motion™ -or- StopMoToon™ Is a NEW HYBRID developed by Cool Town Creations/Claymation™

StopCART-Motion™  {stop-cart-motion} also coined StopMoToon™  {stop-mo-toon} 
by Cool Town Creations/Claymation™

StopCART-Motion™  -or- StopMoToon™  is a unique hybrid between a mixed medium animation. It’s predominately Stop-Motion Animation with a Cartoon Effect which is used to create a very specific atmosphere intended to not only support a storyline, but to enhance the visuals by combining an array of mixed medium art. This technique really allows us to create cartoon style films using a method that we’re already familiar with and are working to master, Stop-Motion Animation. We appreciate the art and efforts that go into making both types and in no way is this intended to take the essence away from its original formatting, but to bring them together and help them immerge, so to speak, in this technologically booming era. This unique union allows both mediums, along with others that may be mixed in there, to support each other, to help to create a world that may not otherwise come to life as envisioned or realized, but only when coupled with two totally separate worlds, 3 Dimensional Animation (Stop-Motion) and 2 Dimensional Animation (Cartoons), along with others.

StopCART-Motion™  or  StopMoToon™  was birth like most innovations were---within  limitations. We had to get creative with limited resources, and not only is this true with a lot of our projects, but this was also experimental. The lack of resources in this particular case was---time; and it was a major part of how this all came to play. Another major thing that really helped in the birth of StopCART-Motion™  or  StopMoToon™  was that we had set pieces and characters all in different sizes and scale, and were a bit bummed about the possibility of them not ever being used again unless, of course, we decided to continue creating puppets and sets at that particular scale. So, in using this technique, we’re able to reuse a lot of our characters, sets and props because, essentially, they would never be shot together even if they’re in the same scenes (with very few exceptions).

This is truly an immersive technique for us and we are excited to develop more projects using the StopCART-Motion™  or  StopMoToon™ format in both the near and distant future. 

Be sure to check back soon for samples of this technique!!