Garbage Pail Kids – Where are they now?

By Brandon,

30 Years Later, The Adult Variant Series

How this happened…
About a year ago, my friend Jake Houvenagle (a very talented local Art Director and Designer) and I (Brandon Voges, commercial lifestyle photographer at Bruton Stroube Studios) went to lunch to hang out, talk ideas, and drink good beer.  In the middle of our conversation, Jake tells me about this concept he has to shoot Garbage Pail Kids, 30 years later…as real people, in real situations, with backstories of how their lives have played out.  I then proceeded to crap my pants, tell him of his genius and get super excited.  I was a huge fan of Garbage Pail Kids and had a large collection as a kid.  The idea of revisiting them, thinking through their story and shooting these portraits was a dream.  We had to make this happen.

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Cooking Up A Storm – A Culinary Short Film

By Jake,

Storms can be frightening, they come in quietly only to wreak havoc in seconds. Storms are filled with sights, smells and colors unique to their presence. We think these qualities apply in the kitchen, too, and aim to prove it with our latest motion portfolio piece. “Cooking Up A Storm,” is our new culinary short film that was chopped, rinsed, sautéed and plated (not to mention conceived, produced, shot and edited) at our studios in Saint Louis.

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Rummmmmmm Yum

By Jake,

It may be the booze talking, but we love booze here at Bruton Stroube. So we were pretty excited at the opportunity to shoot a super premium line of rum from Bacardi.

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Holiday Video Card 2014: Shift-Faced

By Brandon,

A famous person who writes words once wrote, “The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men gang aft agley.” If this were written today, it’d read something like, “Any plan you have will get jacked as soon as you add a box of wine to the mix.”

We wanted to know just how jacked things could get, so we broke out our kitchen set and spent three days doing things to a turkey that would make the most diehard carnivore a vegan. The result is Shift-Faced: A new twist to our traditional holiday video/card. read more » »

The Big Guy Just Wants Bacon

By Julie,

Hey, I like cookies and milk just as much as the next guy, but if I had to eat nothing but cookies and milk left by two billion kids in one night I’d probably judo kick Rudolph so hard he’d land in a new holiday.

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A Tale of Two Tonys

By Jake,

Earlier this week graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister released this fantastic and slightly NSFW video. It concerns this trend where people call themselves “storytellers” instead of “bankers” or “husky suit salespersons” or whatever it is they do for a living. We laughed, and one of our guys had to change his Twitter handle.

In the case of one of our Producers, Tony Biaggne, the title legitimately fits. read more » »