Catch Traylor in Savannah at SCAD's CoMotion
What does it take to become a great designer/artist? Talent alone? NO! There are many skills needed to make it in the day to day business world of design that are not related to art at all. Do you work well with others? Know how to finish a project on time? Can you communicate with clients who don’t understand graphic design? Fivestone founder Traylor Woodall will be heading up a...
Fivestone Named Among Local Addy Winners
We are excited and honored to have been awarded another round of Addys this year. Two of our personal projects were chosen; the Fivestone ID, Viking, which is the brainchild of Creative Director Kyle Jones and our 2011 video Christmas card, Dubstep Santa. An Addy also went to Lifeway for a video we did for their Girls Ministry this past summer The awards will be handed out by the AAF Nashville...
Look What We Found...
…right across the street from our studio, a little pub tucked away in historic Printer’s Alley. We used the occasion of producer Katie Rauh’s birthday to venture out one snowy afternoon and check it out. The beef & pudding, soup, and curry all got rave reviews but naturally the fish & chips were the fave. We also managed to play darts without anyone incurring any major...
Some behind the scenes from our puppet and party shoot!
Fivestone Open House
Last weekend Fivestone opened its doors to friends and family. There was food, drink, and fun. Thanks to all of those who stopped by to celebrate the season with us! Proof that intern Hunter survived the party preparations. Hm, where’s intern Andy? New team member Brian Altman chats with Jeff Fox Brian and Whitney chill with Traylor Eric Stars stopped by for a while ...
Here’s a short animation test of some creatures we did for another project. Enjoy!
Check out Carson's new blog →
After subjecting us to his rants and ravings about his various pop food finds, Senior Animator Carson Carr has taken our suggestion that he write down his junk food findings and share them. His new blog, The Flavor Explosionist is the result.
Fivestone wins at the Case Awards
Last month, Fivestone Studios was presented with several Case Awards for our design and graphic motion work. We won Best of Category in the Broadcast/Film category for our spot for the Red Cross International. Bob Isherwood and the folks at I.E. Healthcare brought us the concept for this powerful ad which was broadcast around the world in multiple languages. You can check out the award-winning...
Kyle Jones named New Creative Director
We’re pleased to announce that after two years of juggling, ping pong playing and occasionally working, Kyle Jones has been promoted to our Creative Director. Congratulations, Kyle! Here are Kyle’s thoughts on the matter: What are your qualifications? I’ve been arting (pardon me) my whole life- constantly drawing and making things. I got in trouble several times for turning...
Traylor Woodall named finalist for NEXT Awards
Our own Traylor Woodall has been named a finalist for the inaugural NEXT Awards. The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Entrepreneur Center jointly present these awards to recognize the accomplishments of companies and individual entrepreneurs in five areas of business especially important to the Nashville economy: health care; technology; digital media and entertainment; sustainability...
For the second year in a row, Fivestone’s Art Director Kyle Jones headed up a team in the Nashville edition of the 48 Hour Film Project. Kyle led a crew, including fellow Fivestoners Eric Dies and Kevin Harkness, in writing, filming, and editing a short film in just 48 hours. Fivestone offered support in a variety of ways including donating our facilities for post production. The genre...
With tighter budgets and timelines, the request for moving type spots and videos is on the rise. Understandably, there is a cost savings since using just type eliminates live action shoots, high end 3D animation, and other sophisticated techniques. The downside is that your spot will be competing with a vast hoard of poorly executed hopefuls since “anyone can do it” with After Effects...
A hybrid of animation techniques and some throwback beats shows Fivestone can kick it old school. This studio ID comes from Tom Oakerson, who just ended a 6 month freelance tour of duty with us. He takes with him his title of Kick-ass Animator but leaves behind the title of Ping Pong Champion of Doom.
F-volution is a stylized motion info-graphic visualizing the lifespan of stars and embraces the theory that when they die, a diamond of unimaginable size is left behind. In 2004 astronomers discovered the burned out corpse of a star named BPM 37093 and nicknamed it “Lucy”. This white dwarf is a chunk of crystallized carbon which weighs 5 million trillion trillion pounds. That would...
In a world lost to time, our hero must conquer the greatest force in Nature known to the Vikings… Dragons! Will he slay the terrible beast? Will he make the journey home to his beloved family? What does this have to do with Fivestone Studios? Sit back, relax, tense up, relax again, and enjoy. In honor of our brand new brand (ya see what I did there) each of our animators created a...
Our lofty El Presidente speaks!
You are invited to the Nashville Chamber of Commerce Walkabout180. Our illustrious leader, Traylor Woodall, will be speaking on Using Motion Design to Strengthen Your Brand. He will be speaking during the 9-10am slot. The event takes place on Lipscomb campus and there will be lots of opportunities to meet new companies. There will also be a variety of topics presented. Hope to see you there!
A fresh reel for a new year with over 80% new stuff from last year! Beck came along for the ride, so sit back relax and enjoy.
Check out our newest work! A show package for GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown, now airing nationwide!
Fivestone designer, Kyle Jones takes a stroll around the office on a Friday night
Fivestone has rebranded! Check out our new look http://www.fivestonestudios.com