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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Holiday Card 2013: Decor Amore

By James,

01/16/2014 UPDATE: Behind the Scenes is below, enjoy!

Without further ado… actually without any ado. We’d like to present to you a short Holiday film— Decor Amore. We hope you enjoy it and from everyone at Bruton Stroube, we wish you the most wonderful of Holiday Seasons.

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Now Playing: America’s Farmers

By Matt,

This past spring, Paradowski won the opportunity to refresh Monsanto’s primary corporate branding effort – America’s Farmers. Tasked with executing this multi-faceted campaign, Paradowski knew we were the perfect fit for the project. Hundreds of farm families were considered, reviewed, and narrowed to the top five for tech scouting.  Ultimately, the three farms & families chosen were from Kingman IN, Blue Mound IL, and Morris County KS.

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Bold is Back with Camacho Cigars

By Jake,

Here’s a unique project we got to work on recently for Camacho Cigars. Camacho has just relaunched under The Bold Standard and our own Roger Stagner had a hand in the creation of their new promos.  Going from a few reference images (though a live specimen would have been kick ass), Roger created a 3D scorpion that could be used in a series of ads. The cigar is fully CG as well. Camacho sent us a few cigars so we could get the textures needed to wrap the final model as well as the ash.

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BSS Ladies night out

By Brandon,

What do you get when you mix paint, pizza, wine, and sexy ladies? Fine art, that’s what.

The ladies of Bruton Stroube, and Walter, took off to Art on the Vine in Kirkwood for a night of painting the town red…and blue…and neon pink.

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Popcorn + Bacon? Yes, please.

By Jake,

Were you at Kegs with Legs? Did you stumble upon the candied bacon caramel corn? Since the party we’ve received several requests to pass along the recipe to this tasty snack. And hey, what’s there better to do this rainy afternoon? Buckle up those taste buds for a boost of bacony goodness that would make Ron Swanson jealous.

Recipe provided by BSS food stylist Cathy Chipley.

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Phantom Slo-mo Booth Updates

By James,

Happy Friday, folks!

We are in awe of how well-received our Slo-mo Booth Supercut has been this week. We’re near 150,000 plays as of this writing– it’s been amazing to see the video getting picked up by some of the most highly trafficked sites on the planet.

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