When Kyle, our creative director, experienced what's called a "migraine aura," he responded as any true artist would... by creating a visual simulation to show us what it looked like! Check it out: "This is a simulation of what a migraine aura, or 'scintillating scotoma' looks like. I've reduced the gradual 30 minute timeframe down to 30 seconds. It happened to me for the first time last night, starting with central blurred shapes, blind spots,

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We helped Traylor test out a fun group project for an upcoming workshop he's teaching, using Post-it notes as flip-books. It was so fun even our non-artists took up the challenge. Logistically, scanning 12 x 30 sheets of Post-it notes, cropping, registering, color correcting sounded awfully tedious- until Kyle remembered seeing the Evernote booth at SXSW last year. "I remembered how easy it was to snap a picture and the Evernote Post-it camera would automatically crop

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"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'" - Martin Luther King Jr. Today, people all across America will be joining together to serve their communities. It's a humbling reminder that when we join together, we truly can do amazing things. We spent the morning doing our small part painting at our local community center! Special thanks to Hands on Nashville for organizing the

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This past holiday season, our creative team sent Rudolph on a mission to save Christmas! Our designers and developers teamed up to create a simple game that features some beautiful, original art. Check out the styleframes and a short clip of gameplay

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Thank you to everyone who came out to Fivestone After 5 last week! We had a blast kicking off the holiday season with you. In case you missed it, we spread the holiday cheer with caricatures, delicious sliders, and even toddlers wrapped in Christmas lights. Check out some photos taken by our friend Brett Warren below! We also announced our #5After5 prize winner on our blog last week, so be sure to go see the

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We want to give a BIG thank you to everyone who came out to our holiday Fivestone After 5 last night! You guys make our parties fun. Congratulations to Angie Melgar for winning the Pinewood Social giftcard! Check out her clever Instagram post and some of our other favorites below: Winner!! JTNDYSUyMGhyZWYlM0QlMjJodHRwJTNBJTJGJTJGZml2ZXN0b25lc3R1ZGlvcy5jb20lMkZ3cC1jb250ZW50JTJGdXBsb2FkcyUyRjIwMTQlMkYxMiUyRjVBZnRlcjVXaW5uZXIzLmpwZyUyMiUyMHJlbCUzRCUyMnByZXR0eVBob3RvJTVCcmVsLTE0Nzk5NzA2MjAlNUQlMjIlM0UlM0NpbWclMjBzcmMlM0QlMjJodHRwJTNBJTJGJTJGZml2ZXN0b25lc3R1ZGlvcy5jb20lMkZ3cC1jb250ZW50JTJGdXBsb2FkcyUyRjIwMTQlMkYxMiUyRjVBZnRlcjVXaW5uZXIzLmpwZyUyMiUyMGFsdCUzRCUyMjVBZnRlcjUlMjIlMjBhbGlnbiUzRCUyMm1pZGRsZSUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRmElM0U= Our Other

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  We're proud to call Nashville our home. But, we hear Austin's a pretty neat town, too. The Austin Business Journal recently did a feature on the future of Fivestone, and what an expansion to America's other Music Capital might look like. Find out more here! Nashville animation studio eyes Austin thanks to big Dell deal Austin Business Journal Traylor Woodall drank a lot of coffee and got a whirlwind tour of Austin eateries at lunches

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We are thrilled to unveil Rescue Earth, the first ever Fivestone-developed game! Earth has exploded, leaving only a few helpless survivors floating in the debris. Your challenge, if you choose to accept it, is to rescue Earth's last survivors while dodging semis, trains, attackers, and even national landmarks! Rescue Earth was developed in-house using Unreal Engine 4. We hope to develop a version for wide-release, but until then, check out our quick

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All work and no play? Today, we took a quick break to try out the Oculus Rift! The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that uses 360° head tracking, allowing you to seamlessly look around the virtual world just as you would in real life! Special thanks to Nedap Publishing for letting us demo this awesome technology and one of their newest

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Fivestone Studios Pumpkin

Last week, it was time for our quarterly Fivestone After 5. So, we turned it into a little fall festival! It was the perfect night to enjoy some bar-b-que and mingle with friends, family, and creatives from all around Nashville. We welcomed guests into our space with a projection mapping on our front mural and even premiered our first ever Fivestone-produced game! Brett Warren captured some fabulous photos from the evening. Take a look, and

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Don't miss it! Our next Fivestone After 5 is next Thursday, October 16th. Stop by between 5-8 to have a beverage and catch up with us! Plus, Jim 'n Nicks will be here with their signature bar-b-que available for purchase. Be sure to bring a business card for our prize

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Fall is in the air! And while it might be a little too early to pull out the Christmas music just yet, it's the perfect time to start planning your holiday cards. Traylor recently wrote a piece for the Nashville Business Journal explaining why decking the halls early will help your company shine this holiday season. Check it out here! And be sure to watch our Honda holiday card for a glimpse at some of

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This past weekend, we held our annual Fivestone retreat! This year, we rented a house on Old Hickory Lake for an employee celebration extravaganza. On Friday, we enjoyed a Mexican feast while Traylor and Brian talked about this past year and casted vision for the next. The next day, we invited our families to join us for the last official Saturday of summer! We soaked in as much sun as we could get from our

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As you all know, we moved into our new space at Marathon Village last year. We spent some time sprucing up the place and were recently featured in the Nashville Business Journal. Nathan Morgan took some great photos of the space! We're so thankful to work in this beautiful, creative space. Take a look at the photo tour here! Tour Fivestone Studios, one of Marathon Village's many creative tenants Nashville Business Journal Fivestone Studios bills itself

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Our very own Kyle Jones is getting married! So yesterday afternoon, we shut down a little early for a surprise wedding shower. After blindfolding Kyle in the studio, we led him over to Pinewood Social for some drinks, gifts, and bowling! We had some friendly competition but, in the end, “Team Awesome” dominated. Check out some photos from the fun below. Congratulations Kyle and

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Thank you to everyone who came by for Fivestone After 5 last week! We had a blast sipping on margaritas and enjoying the summer weather with you. Our talented friend Brett Warren captured some great moments from the party. Check them out below. If you couldn't make it, be sure to keep an eye out for our next quarterly get together. We'd love to have you at the next one! Congratulations to Iain and John

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Don't forget: tonight is our quarterly Fivestone After 5! Join us for margaritas and conversation out on our patio, and don't forget to bring your business card for our summertime giveaway! Find out details and RSVP

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Yesterday was a gorgeous day here in Nashville, and our Fivestone team definitely took advantage of it! We ventured over to the East side to Front Porch Ministries. Our team served up ice cream sundaes, drew pictures on the sidewalk, and played with the neighborhood children. It was an afternoon to fill your heart, for sure. Here are some special moments we captured... special thanks to our awesome intern Chase- the camera

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We've been painting on bigger canvases. Perhaps our biggest, most unique canvas to date was Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. Our 4-minute projection mapping transformed the structure itself into an 'Evolution of Entertainment.' Traylor wrote an article for Display Central breaking down our 5-step approach to creating an immersive projection mapping event, from the initial storyboards to the final show! Take a peek into the process here. Projection Mapping Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas Display

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We love what we do, maybe even a little too much. That's why we've started enforcing "Mandatory Fun Time." Every so often, we'll drag the whole team away from their computers for 30 minutes of non-work-related fun. Whether it's an afternoon ice cream break, ladder ball game, or segue tour of downtown Nashville, sometimes these quick breaks are just what we need to keep those creative juices flowing. Check out our most recent "Mandatory Fun

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We love being in Nashville. We're surrounded by a thriving music scene, a world-class creative community, and most recently, an emerging tech scene! Traylor wrote an article for The Tennessean about just that. His piece speaks on our search for the best and brightest right here in our own backyard. Check it out here. Nashville’s employers can nurture tech talent The Tennessean Recent attention on Nashville as a growing city with an emerging tech scene has

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Meet the talented Caresse Haaser! We've been lucky to have her as part of our team for the past few months. Now, she's officially joining us as a full time Production Artist. Keep reading to hear her story: —————————————————— WHO ARE YOU? I'm a native Tennesseean (originally from Bristol) who never thought I would end up in Nashville, but I am sure glad I did! I just graduated from the Savannah College of Art and

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Fivestone Studios has hit quite a growth spurt! We’ve been painting on bigger canvases and expanding our team. Traylor was featured on TalkApolis’ show, The Entrepreneurial Mind, to discuss Fivestone's movement and some of our recent, exciting work. You can check out the segment

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Kevin has been a part of our team for years, so we're thrilled to announce that he's finally joining us full time! Read on to get to know him a bit: —————————————————— WHY DO YOU DO WHAT YOU DO? When I was four, I saw the first Toy Story in theaters, and at the end of the show, I turned to my mom and said, “That’s what I want to do.” Ever since then, working

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Meet Chase, the winner of our 2014 internship contest! His talent and self-motivation really caught our eye. He's sure to be a great fit here at Fivestone. Keep reading to learn more about him, and be sure to check out his portfolio! Congratulations Chase! WHO ARE YOU? I am Chase, a 21 year old motion graphics artist studying at SCAD. I grew up in Austin, Texas, and I love experimenting with new technologies that allow

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Trade Show Info News recently did an interview with our very own Traylor Woodall! The piece features our traffic-stopping projection mapping in Las Vegas. Read the full story here! Cinemacon 2014 Las Vegas tradeshowinfonews.com At the risk of sounding cliché, the future of cinema is here today. The concrete and ivory façade of Caesar’s Palace was transformed into a projector

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We’re proud to call Marathon Village our home. And when an opportunity came up at the Spring Block Party to contribute we were happy to oblige. Check out this little projection mapping ditty we created for the

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Thank you to everyone who came to our party last week! We had a great time catching up with you all.  If you couldn't make it, we sure missed you! Keep an eye out for our next quarterly party and, in the meantime, check out these photos captured by the talented Brett Warren. You can find more of Brett's

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What do you get when you mix Las Vegas, a team of animators, and state-of-the-art projectors? Last week, Traylor spent a few days out in Vegas to catch the premiere of Fivestone's first ever architectural projection mapping! Our content was projected onto Caesar's Palace during Barco's party at Cinemacon. Check out the full story and video here! Many thanks to our friends at DWP Live and Barco for all of their hard work to make this event

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Tomorrow, we'll be hosting our first ever Fivestone After 5. Come and join us for drinks, conversation, and sunshine out on our patio! Find out details and RSVP

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We're proud to announce that Jordan Holt has joined the ranks as Fivestone's newest producer! Find out a little bit about him below: —————————————————— WHO ARE YOU? I’m originally a Philadelphian who connected with Nashville due to its diverse culture, love for the arts, and thriving growth in the tech scene. I have been here for a little less than 6 years and have loved every bit of it. I've always been fascinated with how

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Our team's trip to South by Southwest was packed with large crowds, unexpected discoveries, and incredible conversation. Traylor's final post for the Nashville Business Journal takes a look back on the week, revealing the four biggest tricks that our team learned about taking on South by Southwest. Check it out here! Four things we learned at SXSW bizjournals.com Now that we are back in Nashville, I have a few moments to reflect on the whirlwind experience

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After a crazy week of battling the crowds, enjoying the food and discovering all sorts of new inspiration, our team is back on the ground here in Nashville. Check out Traylor's final blog post to find out what 3 things you wouldn't want to miss at SXSW. Thanks for following along with our adventure to Austin! The 3 most SXSW things to see at SXSW bizjournals.com To say that South by Southwest is overwhelming would be an understatement.

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What a weekend! Our team faced the rain to continue exploring the best of seminars and exhibits at SXSW. A day at the Gaming Expo led to discovering some of the coolest new technologies, from food trucks to 3D printers! Plus, the team ran into some out of this world adventures along the way. Literally. Read the details in Traylor's newest post, and follow along on Twitter at @traylorwoodall. An inside look at SXSW 2014:

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Food, panels, expos, oh my! Traylor and the team are busy capturing all that SXSW has to offer, all the while taking in the best of Austin culture. Read Traylor's post about day 2 here! An inside look at SXSW 2014: Day 2 bizjournals.com Today, the immensity of SXSW really struck home. We have been so busy with all the craziness of our daily Fivestone business

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After almost missing their flight putting the finishing touches on a new mobile app, Traylor, Brian and Kyle have arrived safely in Austin. Join the journey! Read Traylor's first blog post here. An inside look at SXSW 2014: Day 1 - Nashville Business Journal bizjournals.com I am making final preparations to leave. Walking shoes, multiple chargers for car, iPhone, iPad Air and Malcolm Gladwell's David and Goliath (if the

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Next week, Traylor, Brian, and Kyle will be heading to Austin, TX for a week of food, fun, and creativity at SXSW. Our friends at the Nashville Business Journal recently asked if Traylor would blog about the trip along the way. Check out this article to find out how we've been preparing for the trip, and stay tuned to follow along with the

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Meet Daniel Petrino, our newest designer and animator! Read on to learn a little bit about him. —————————————————— WHO ARE YOU? Well I'm an illustrator, motion graphics artist, and a native Arkansan. I love Italian food and working with my hands. WHAT IS YOUR BACKGROUND? I fell in love with digital art when I was a young kid. Spent many late nights painting in Microsoft Paint, and designing houses on The Sims. From there I

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Creative/Art Director Fivestone Studios, is a Nashville-based design boutique that creates content for interactive, experiential, mobile, corporate and broadcast. We are currently seeking a full-time Creative/Art Director to lead and bring out the best in a team of designers, developers and motion graphic artists.  You will be responsible for ensuring that Fivestone Studio’s design standards are exceeded, for managing, designing and updating the company’s visual brand across a wide range of projects, and for the

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Dice.com recently did an interview with Traylor.  Check it out here! Skills You Need to Be a Digital Media Engineer – Now news.dice.com “There’s a caveat,” says Traylor Woodall as he opened the conversation about his career as a digital media engineer. “My degree was in graphic design and fine arts but it evolved. I’m in the creative end but very involved

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