NOW PLAYING: 3D/CGI Showreel

By Jake,

We’re pumped to officially introduce Brian Ellebracht and our new 3D & CGI showreel. Brian is a St. Louis native that bounced around the country working at small boutique Post Houses like DreamWorks over the last decade and a half before looking to come back to STL. When we heard he was looking for a job locally, we had to have him come by for an interview. We were not only impressed with his work (projects like Shrek and DOOM, what!) but also when we met him we found out he was just a really cool dude.

Brian will be leading the troops on projects requiring visual effects, animation, compositing, VR, set extensions, full CG scenes (or blending with live action) and even 3D printed assets. If he’s not locked up in his office banging out renders like a madman, you’ll probably find him over in the coffee shop perfecting his pour over technique. 

So for now sit back, relax, grab a cup of joe and enjoy.

Dead Poet Series: Spring is Like a Perhaps Hand

By Julie,

We’re really excited to introduce “Spring is like a Perhaps Hand,” the first installment of a new project called the Dead Poets Series – short films about drinks and food inspired by poetry.

Brace yourself: This isn’t your goat-boy-galloping-down-the-lane-piping-a-piccolo-and-waking-the-daffodils video. Following the rhythm of E.E. Cummings’ “Spring is like a perhaps hand,” this short piece is a dark, creepy cocktail creation with allusions to a leather-booked study setting. The project is marked with interesting camera angles, fixed rigs, and sharp sound design. Put on your Vincent Price lenses and enjoy.


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New Work: Just Right by Purina

By Julie,

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We recently teamed up with the crew at Checkmark for a fully integrated production resulting in multiple spots and a library of candid editorial stills for Just Right by Purina. The idea behind the campaign was to meet with 3 groups of real customers that use Just Right for their dogs, giving them the chance to share their stories about why they use this personalized food for their pets. Basically: living, breathing (panting) testimonials.
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Enterprise debuts Documentary on NBC Sports – “The Road Through Warroad: Hockeytown USA™”

By Julie,

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Enterprise released the debut of its first documentary film, “The Road Through Warroad: Hockeytown USA™,” written and developed by Cannonball, and produced by Bruton Stroube. The film presents a groundbreaking advertising model – a 30-minute broadcast piece that isn’t an infomercial, but rather a brand-funded, agency-created, non-commercial short documentary film worthy of airing on a national sports network.

Here’s the full episode:

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A Fond Farewell To our Favorite Seeker

By Julie,

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Prop Stylist/ Seeker Cathy Rauch has retired after 28 years working here at Bruton Stroube Studios. She’s been an absolute joy to work with day-in, day-out on too many projects to count.

She got her start here on an odd project. I’ll let Tom Stringer, President Emeritus and guy-who-was-there, do the talking. read more » »

Happy Holidays!

By Julie,

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Two of our producers got married this past weekend – to each other! Sam Iba and Eric Sucher met here and we’ve watched their love story unfold in real time from the beginning. We thought it’d be fun to recapture their holiday-trimmed tale of togetherness in our 2016 holiday video card. read more » »