12.05.2011

What We've Been Up To...




            It's been awhile, but we've been busier than ever. Recently, we created and took part in a short film festival, Pocket Fest. The idea of Pocket Fest came from Global EP, Mark Beckhaus. Teaming up with Inner City Filmmakers and local production companies, directors could use nothing more than their talent and the Kodak PlayTouch pocket camera to create a two-minute film. The ICF is a pivotal part of the festival. The disadvantaged students from the ICF were involved in all different elements of the festival. This made the film festival more than your average short film festival.



Nylon Studios provided the sound design and music for these films. We worked with top-notch directors including Workhorse Media’s Angela & Ithyle, Foundation Content’s Focus Creeps, Harvest Film’s The Hoffman Brothers, Gartner’s Ted Melfi, B-Reel Film’s The Colony, Bob Industries’ Harry Cocciolo, Independent Media’s Tom Foley, Superfad’s Justin Leibow, Insomniac Content’s Mel Rodriguez, Tool of North America’s Matt Ogens, and City Film’s Kevin Donovan.
The support Pocket Fest received did not go unrecognized. The events wouldn’t have been possible without the support from Ellen Knable/EKA, Michelle Morris, Poolhouse, Gabrielle Schary Casting, New Hat, General Editorial, Butcher Editorial, Union Editorial, The Mill, Mike Persichina, and Jordan Lister.
The first screening of Pocket Fest took place out in Los Angeles this past September. The event was such a success that brain behind Pocket Fest, Mark Beckhaus decided to hold another screening in New York City. The exclusive New York event took place at the Soho House on November 29th. The New York screening was an intimate event but all of the short films were played on the Kodak jumbotron in Times Square prior to the event.
Be sure to keep an eye out on Nylon Studios as we plan to make “Pocket Fest” an annual short film festival. As our motto says, “From small things- comes something big”
Check out the videos on our site. Also, feel free to take a look at the pictures from our NY reception here


For more info visit Nylon Studios website!

3.09.2011

NYLON STUDIOS TEAMS UP WITH RADICAL MEDIA ON A NEW STOP-ANIMATION TV SPOT PROMOTING EARTH HOUR

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Nylon Studios just completed the music for a new stop-animation spot for World Wildlife Fund's cause, Earth Hour. The cause has cities throughout 100 countries cutting power at major sites for one hour on March 26th in a stand against climate change and to promote sustainable living. Teaming up with Radical Media in LA for Leo Burnett Chicago, Nylon was tapped to create a composition which complements the animation portraying symbols of the movement.
For more info visit www.nylonstudios.com

3.01.2011

THE LOST THING, WITH A SCORE BY NYLON COMPOSER MICHAEL YEZERSKI, WINS THE OSCAR!!!!


Sunday night’s Oscars show delivered the prestigious award to “The Lost Thing” in the best animated short film category.  

The trailer may be seen here:http://www.thelostthing.com/

Nylon Studios’ composer Michael Yezerski wrote the music for the amazing 15-minute animated short that tells the story of a boy who finds an unusual creature on a beach and tries to find a home for it. The film was developed from the book of the same name by award-winning Australian author/illustrator Shaun Tan. It was directed by Shaun Tan and Andrew Ruhemann and produced by Sophie Byrne.

Michael comments, “The music of the film needed to tell an emotional story, but also evoke the strange world of the ‘Lost Thing.’  In collaboration with Shaun and Andrew, I developed a non-traditional musical landscape for the score that would be both heartwarming and yet somehow a little unfamiliar, which reflects the themes of the film.”

In November, Michael won an Australian Screen Music Award for his work on the film. The film previously won top prize at the prestigious Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

2.28.2011

NYLON STUDIOS CREATES MUSIC FOR NEW CANADA DRY TV AD

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Nylon Studios recently completed the music and sound design for a new TV commercial for Canada Dry. Nylon teamed up again with young star directors, Josh and Jon Baker, aka Twin, to add sound to the spot, which portrays several young farmers working the fields at Ginger Farms.

The narrative takes a surreal turn when one farmer is excited to find a bottle of Canada Dry dangling from the roots of the crops.   Investigating further, another farmer unearths with a mighty tug a whole Canada Dry vending machine.

2.14.2011

NYLON WORKING ON A NEW SPOT PROMOTING EARTH HOUR

Nylon Studios is teaming up with Radical Media in LA for Leo Burnett to create the music for a new stop-animation spot promoting Earth Hour.  The World Wildlife Fund cause has cities in 100 countries cutting power at major sites for one hour in a stand against clime change.  Watch for the spot to be released soon!

For more info visit Nylon Studios.