SHIP SHAPE

We often find that the most rewarding aspect of making videos for artists, designers, musicians, and small businesses is that we get to meet some remarkably talented, kind-hearted, and hard-working individuals—Unison is no exception. Unison is a design-centric housewares company in Chicago, and we recently cut this fun slideshow for them. The featured celebration was in honor of Unison's collaborations with artists Cody Hudson and Alex Fuller, and the talented Brian Guido documented the night.

Debbie Carlos at the Apple Store

For Ryan, John, and I, Apple products are integral to our workflow (and to our lives) so it was really cool to hear that our pal Debbie Carlos would be giving an artist talk at an Apple store in Chicago. We’re disappointed that we couldn’t be there to see last week's talk, but we’re glad to hear from Debbie that her profile video and roses poster video (both produced by Studio in the Sun) were big hits with the audience. What a great opportunity. Congrats, Debbie!

Debbie showing a video produced by Studio in the Sun at her Apple Store artist talk.

Debbie showing a video produced by Studio in the Sun at her Apple Store artist talk.

Big Move

We’ve recently had a big change at Studio in the Sun. Ryan and I (I’m Sarah) have moved from Chicago to Los Angeles, where John is already located. That means all three Studio contributors are living in the same city. What’s more, brainstorms are no longer confined to digital interfacing, and producing videos does not require that anyone cross half of the USA. Other than the benefit of living in a warm sunny city (we’ll miss your summers and falls, Chicago), productions will be faster, simpler and less costly—three big bonuses!

We’re still plenty excited about the last videos we made for Debbie Carlos before the big move. We did a product video that dreamily unveiled Debbie’s first foray into color posters, and a profile video that provided a venue for Debbie to explain the credo she embraces with her work: art is for everyone. It’s a philosophy Ryan, John, and I wholly agree with, and one which reinforces our goal of making videos that help artists succeed at what they do.

Our first LA projects are in the works, so stay tuned!

View toward Atwater Village and Griffith Park from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Los Angeles