Los Angeles, CA, September 7, 2007 — Buster, a conceptual design studio helmed by Executive Creative Director Jonas Morganstein which specializes in the creation and production of original animation for the advertising and broadcasting industries, has announced its latest projects. The company, a division of Stun Creative, a multi-award winning advertising agency, has produced a new main title and graphics package for Bravo‘s new series staring Tim Gunn entitled “Tim Gunn‘s Guide To Style”. Buster has also completed new work for clients AMC and FX. Stun Creative co-presidents Mark Feldstein and Brad Roth made the announcements.
(Note: In addition to the new work cited above, Buster‘s other recent high profile projects have included the Menu Design for the “Borat” DVD, the show open and graphics package for the “Hey Paula” TV series for Bravo, and animating–for the first time in 12 years–the “Mrs. Butterworth” maple syrup bottle for a new TV spot promoting that product (also shot by Buster). Images for these projects are available upon request.)
ABOUT BRAVO‘S “TIM GUNN‘S GUIDE TO STYLE” PROJECT:
Buster has just completed the stylized main title open for Bravo‘s new series, “Tim Gunn‘s Guide to Style.” In the show, Tim Gunn, of “Project Runway” fame, lends a hand to women caught in a fashion rut. The Buster-produced title sequence combines live footage of Tim Gunn and co-host Veronica Webb, as well as dynamic motion graphics that reflect Tim‘s classic pinstripe style.
Jane Olson, V.P. Brand Strategy/Creative Director, Bravo, said, “Buster created a beautiful open that sets just the right visual tone for the show.”
Buster‘s Morganstein says, “Our team aimed to highlight Gunn‘s attitude and wit, while at the same time describing the premise of the show – no easy task for 20 seconds.” The open features pinstripe stitches animating through the frame as Gunn and Web ham it up ala the classic “Avengers” TV show open from the 1960s. “It‘s like Tim and Veronica are a top secret super spy fashion squad, ready to save the American wardrobe – one closet at a time,” quips Morganstein.
ABOUT “IT‘S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA” PROJECT:
For client FX Networks, Buster designed and animated the promo package for the third season of the comedy series “It‘s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” starring Danny DeVito. Previously, Buster designed the promo packages for seasons one and two of that same series. To mirror the edgy subject matter of the show, Buster supplemented the promo packaging with a series of 10-second spots featuring quotes from the show, such as “Let’s throw flaming poop!”
Albert Romero, VP of Design, for FX Networks, said, ““It‘s clearly obvious the guys at Buster Design are having a great deal of fun with the graphics for the third season of ‘It‘s Always Sunny.‘ Everyone loves them! Buster has again been able to reinvent the package, but yet still remain true to the show‘s original and inaugural season promo graphics, which was Buster‘s first work for FX under the direction of then VP of Design, Michael Vamosy, who now heads FOX‘s Infinity.”
ABOUT AMC‘S “SUNDAY MORNING SHOOTOUT” PROJECT:
Earlier in 2007, AMC retained Buster to produce an animated show open for special “Film Festival” editions of its popular series “Sunday Morning Shootout.” The festival open captures the vibe of festivals such as Cannes and Sundance, where superstars are made overnight. As a result of the popularity of that open, AMC asked Buster to produce a new show open for the weekly “Shootout” show hosted by Variety‘s Peter Bart and noted Hollywood producer Peter Guber. This new weekly open captures the buzz of the film biz from “The Peters‘” perspective – taking us behind the scenes of this creative, faced-paced and cut-throat business.
Launched in 2004 by co-presidents Brad Roth and Mark Feldstein as a division of their noted advertising agency Stun Creative, Buster is a conceptual design studio specializing in original animated content for the advertising and broadcast industries. Led by Executive Creative Director Morganstein, Buster provides its clients with a one-stop solution, by developing and delivering dynamic ideas driven by innovative imagery that always tells a story.
Buster‘s core services include design, animation and live action direction for TV commercials, TV show opens and network packages. The studio‘s work has become renowned internationally for its “Sometimes Dramatic, Sometimes Quirky but Always Intriguing” style.
Among Buster‘s clients are HBO, Ford, Food Network, Bravo, Lincoln, HGTV, MTV, UPS, ESPN, Hasbro, FX and AMC to name a few.
Buster is located at 5757 Wilshire Blvd, Suite # 600, Los Angeles, CA, 90036. The phone is 323/904-4867, and the web is