09/08/17  - Fivestone Studios, a Nashville-based creative shop, known for its experiential & design capabilities, is expanding to offer full digital content production through a new partnership with Boston-based, ELEMENT Productions. The partnership enables ELEMENT to provide Fivestone’s VFX, design, virtual and augmented reality, animation & experiential capabilities to its clients in the Northeast and Fivestone to bring ELEMENT’s powerhouse roster of directors to the Southeast. For the last decade, Fivestone has garnered a reputation of

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A little over two years ago, designers Daniel Petrino and Caresse Haaser set out to make a fun and unique internal project for Fivestone. After a (perhaps overambitious) brainstorm session, they produced a set of boards that took the Fivestone logo on a journey through iconography inspired by our own little corner of Nashville. A guitar, a train, a Cintiq pen, Marathon Village's old water tower... As most "just for fun!" endeavors go, this animation

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The Fivestone team recently took a day off from creating seriously cool content to visit the country.  Founder Traylor Woodall offered the company use of family acreage in west Tennessee so about 15 of us made the journey for a day of fun along the Buffalo River. There was fishing (which turned out to be the smart option), several lazy river floats (relaxing until we tried to leave the river, resulting in several bloody shins

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Thanks to everyone who came by for our Earth Day-themed extravaganza! We loved enjoying delicious sliders and Shannon Ridge wines together, premiering the new interactive project for our amazing client Samtec. And of course it was fabulous seeing everyone show off their dance moves in front of our green screen photo booth. Check out this quick recap video, featuring photos by the talented Brett Warren! And in case you missed it, learn about the interactive

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It's true, we've started a trend of hiring Davids... but David Hindman has been a one-of-a-kind hire! David came to us all the way from Florida, and has since been at the forefront of a lot of our newest interactive work! We're so excited for you to meet him. Read a little bit about him below: Who are you? I’m a Florida native who came to Tennessee specifically for Fivestone. This is also my first

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Meet Kaitlyn Kolesaire, our newest animator! She came to us as an intern, but we loved having her around so much that we brought her on full time! Get to know her a bit here: Tell us about yourself… Hello! I’m Kaitlyn, a recent graduate of The Savannah College of Art and Design. With a BFA in Motion Media Design, much of my life is spent behind a computer screen making designs come to life!

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We have a new toy! Our new Planar LookThru OLED screen came in, and our team has been trying out all sorts of creative uses for the new technology. Check out the Fivestone original interactive VJ station that our team whipped up for our latest Fivestone After

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April showers bring May flowers... And Fivestone After 5! Drop by our studio after work on Thursday, April 21st for smokey eats provided by Smoke Et Al, wine from Shannon Ridge, and awesome music brought to you by DJ Busy on the decks! Come say hello and catch the sunset on our back patio. We'll be showcasing our new Clear OLED screen that we won in the Planar Clear Concept contest and our Planar touch

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The Fivestone team attended the Digital Signage Expo (DSE) for the first time this year. Brian, Traylor, Daniel, Taylor, David, and Britt took Las Vegas by storm!  A major highlight of the convention was receiving the Clear Concept Award from Planar. Fivestone Studios was recognized for the team's creative design of a retail automotive application using Planar's new Transparent OLED technology. Traylor also did a tremendous job presenting at the Digital Content conference portion of the

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ALLAN REDD Meet Allan Redd! He takes care of Operations here at Fivestone. Allan Redd honed his operational skills while working in New York City for small creative businesses, international brand consultants, advertising agencies and most recently with Williams-Sonoma's e-commerce group as their Digital Projects Manager for west elm. Learn more about Allan below: WHO ARE YOU? I'm a Tenessean who was raised in Texas and has lived in more than 10 other US states across the

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BRITT WOODALL Meet Britt Woodall, our super savvy Business Development Director! Britt is Nashville born and raised, just like his brother Traylor! Britt comes from a background of working in both start-ups and enterprise organizations. Learn more about him below: WHO ARE YOU? I am Nashville born and raised. My background includes seasons working in both start-ups and enterprise organizations. The more technology and people in the room the better I do. Away from work

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David Perry Meet our newest producer extraordinaire: David Perry! We are beyond excited to have him on the Fivestone team. David comes to us with a strong background in live film production. Find out more about him below: WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND? I grew up in the former Soviet Union, Latvia, and started off in music and theatre. I was pretty heavily involved in film scoring when I was exposed to film editing, and just the endless ways a story could

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  William Williams of the Nashville Post recently interviewed Traylor about the launch of the 5XD Lab, our 2016 goals, and more! Check out the full interview

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Fivestone would like to thank everyone who came to the first Fivestone After 5 of the year! We had a great time seeing all of you and hope you had as much fun as we did. Our friend, Ryan Green, took some great photos. Check them

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We are excited to host an American Institute of Architects continuing education event on Wednesday, February 24th from 11am-1pm. Come join us to hear Shannon Vander Giessen of Planar present on the subject of Designing Media Walls, see our new 5XD gallery space, and enjoy lunch from Hattie B’s. Sign up today to reserve your seat as space is limited. Click here to attend this

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5XD Launch

We are proud to announce the launch of 5XD, Fivestone Studios' very own R&D lab. We are working on state of the art technology in electronic signage, video walls, touchscreens, AR/VR and more. Sign up here to immerse yourself on January 28th at our open house.  In the meantime, here’s a

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Fivestone Fun Day

Last Friday we shut down operations to spend the day together eating, in the theater, and ending at the gorgeous river house. There was a fierce pumpkin competition that ended with some seriously inventive jack o lanterns. We enjoyed hot apple cider, chili, and a late night fire/ city view. All to celebrate our hard work and nurture our friendships and creative

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David Pettey

David Pettey We're thrilled to introduce David Pettey, our newest team member! He'll be the first developer to officially join the ranks of the Fivestone team, and we're so happy to have him. Find out more about him below: WHO ARE YOU? The name's David. I was born in Nashville and raised just south of it. I attended MTSU, and after several major changes in the first year (most of them unofficial), my mother convinced

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Eric Stars

Eric Stars Meet Eric. He's been part of the Fivestone family for years, coming in regularly as a freelance animator. We're proud to announce that he's finally joined us full time! Get to know a little bit about him below: WHO ARE YOU? I was born in Pennsylvania, but I'm a Mississippi kid at heart. The Magnolia State isn't the most progressive but the sweltering summers have given us cultural greats like William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Eudora

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Fivestone Spotlight - Carson Carr

Fivestone Spotlight : Carson Carr Meet Carson. Well, you probably already know him. He's been at Fivestone since the beginning. But what you may not know is that Carson is also a DJ and music producer extraordinaire. Last week, he traveled to Portland for a few gigs. We thought this would be the perfect opportunity to showcase him and his talent! We asked Carson a few questions about the trip and his background in music. Read on

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We're Hiring

Think you'd be a good fit for Fivestone? We have 2 new job openings, and we'd love to hear from you. Find out about our Interactive Producer and Marketing Intern

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As if these people didn't get enough work in during the week, a few members from the Fivestone team competed in the 48-hour Film Festival, a weekend-long extravaganza filled with no sleep, lots of coffee, and some serious creative hustle. Their work turned out so good that they even walked away with a few prizes! Check out what they worked on below: It All Comes Out In The Wash - Stop Motion Fivestone Participants: Kyle

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Fivestone Fun April 2015

Fivestone Fun We're the first to admit that life can get busy. But, after wrapping up a few big projects, we decided to take an afternoon off to celebrate and relax together. Our whole team and their families headed out to a neat house by the Cumberland River to spend a few hours grilling, playing cornhole, and making s'mores by the fire. It's moments like this that remind us why we do what we do every day. Check out some

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March 2015 Fivestone After 5

Thanks to everyone who came out to our quarterly Fivestone After 5 last week! We had a blast reliving our childhood with a giant paint-by-number, trying out some augmented reality, and catching up with you all. Check out Brett Warren's photos and a timelapse of our group masterpiece

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AIGA Wisconsin Conference

Traylor recently braved the cold and traveled up to Wisconsin to lead a workshop for the Nowhere 2015 Design Conference. The conference was put on by AIGA UWSP, a student-run chapter of AIGA. What an inspiring weekend. Both days were jam-packed with creativity, collaboration, and a contagious hunger for knowledge and inspiration. Thanks to the students at UWSP for inviting us! We can’t wait to be

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This past weekend, we celebrated the 2015 Addy Awards! Fivestone is proud to accept 2 Addys this year. Check out our award-winning work below. Gold: 2015 Fivestone Reel Silver: Barco

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We love doing signature content that tells visual brand stories for Video Walls and Large Interactive Screens. Fivestone is here to help make your next interactive experience look great. Give us a call about your next project! (615)

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Each fall, Cheekwood, Nashville's botanical garden and museum of art, puts on a local scarecrow exhibit. People and organizations from all around Nashville populate the Cheekwood gardens with scary, witty, and imaginative scarecrows galore. This year, we decided to join the fun! The idea: to create a real life 8-bit scarecrow, inspired by Nintendo's Super Mario. Our giant paint-by-number guided us as we jigsawed, painted, and laid out our wooden pixels to bring Bob the

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