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 » »

Now Playing: Donation

By Jake,

So one of our Bruton Stroube guys happened to be hanging out on the set of HBO’s Veep one day where he happened to meet Dana Powell, who plays a reoccurring character on the show as well as ABC’s Modern Family. As they got to talking, he asked Dana, “You wouldn’t by happenstance want to do a comedy piece with Bruton Stroube, would you?”, to which Dana replied, “As it happens I would. In fact, I happen to write comedy with my friend Paul Emerson, who happens to be a comedy director.” read more » »

Cleatus, come on over here. Grandpa’s got a baseball story to tell.

By Jake,

Back in the day—was a Tuesday I believe—an agency named Cannonball came up with the idea of making MLB’s opening day a national holiday. In order to do that, they would need 100,000 people to sign a petition, which would force the President…you know, of the freaking country, to consider the notion. So, Cannonball teamed up with a big beer company named Anheuser-Busch to join them in this brave effort, then hired yours truly to make the spots to make that happen. And get this Clementine, or whatever your name is…we did it.

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Fresh slices, cold brew and a great crew

By Beau,

A few shoot stats:
14 days in L.A.
126 talent
42 setups
10 locations
11,915 captures
10 food stylists with 2 food trucks
1 case of cold brew coffee concentrate
and more cheese than a denim pantsuit in Vegas

That’s what it took to help our friends at TracyLocke when they asked Brandon to shoot an asset library for Pizza Hut…well, that, and our own team of producers, stylists, techs, retouchers and assistants.  With a production of this complexity and scope, and a timeline to make you pucker, it took the whole Bruton Stroube family to pull this one together.

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