An Animation Studio in Bakersfield

on Wednesday, 26 July 2017.

When you think of an animation studios, Bakersfield, California isn't a place that first comes to mind. Here's a short video that discusses a little more about our studio and why we think Bakersfield is a great place to call home.

We'd like to give a special thanks to Wesley Riojas Media for the production of this video. Stellar team!

Lagoon Black Studios - Bland Solar testimonial

on Wednesday, 31 May 2017.

We've had the opportunity to work on a number of exciting & original commercials with the largest solar provider in the Central Valley of California, Bland Solar. The challenge for these commercials was to take a solid company and develop a strong and unique slogan, interesting characters, and fun situations to explain the mindset of potential and existing costumers in order to strengthen the overall company brand. We had Glenn Bland, the companies president and owner, take some time to discussing working with the team here at Lagoon Black Studios.

We'd like to give a special thanks to Wesley Riojas Media for the production of this video. Stellar team!

Bland Solar Spring 2017 Commercial

on Wednesday, 24 May 2017.

We had a lot of fun developing the story through animation for this one.

This is the third in a series of commercials we've done for the team at Bland Solar. In this commercial we really wanted to emphasize the benefits of Bland Solar's unique hassle-free showrooms in a fun and entertaining way.

Lagon Black crew on the Moneywise Guys Radio show

on Wednesday, 03 May 2017.

On February 1st our very own Darrell Vasquez, Co-Founder and Supervising Animator, and David Wells, Writer, had the opportunity to talk about the animation business with The Moneywise Guys Radio show. They covered a range of topics including: developing an animated children’s storybook app, Knolly Nibbles, building a local partnership with Bland Solar & Air, and the challenges/difficulties faced in starting an animation studio in Bakersfield, not in Los Angeles.  Please take a listen and share.

This was a great show about risk and failure and how to deal with them. Darrell & David come on around the 22 minute mark.

The Moneywise Guys radio show can be heard on NewsTalk 1180 & The New 96.1 K-E-R-N Weekdays Noon to 1 PM (PST) throughout California and streaming online at www.MoneywiseGuys.com

Bland Solar & Air - 2017 Theater Commercial

on Tuesday, 18 April 2017.

This is the second in a series of commercials we've done with the team at Bland Solar. This commercial was unique in that it was designed to play for movie goers while waiting for their movie to start. Bland Solar is distinct in having solar show rooms where potential clients can casually discuss their solar needs. Bland Solar ran this promotion for a theater in Fresno, CA where they have a show room right across the entrance.

The Lagoon Black ship

on Thursday, 16 February 2017.

We've been wanting to share this for quite some time, and since we recently rendered out some shots to furnish our new office, we figured now was a good time. We would like to give a special thanks to Tor Frick who we got to collaborate with on this project. We knew when we started our company, we wanted our logo to be as unique, creative, and fun as we are. After we came up with the initial design of the ship and modeled it in Modo, we worked with Tor on the final detail for the ship. Having been very familiar with his amazing work in the industrial / steam punk-ish genre, we knew he would be a fun guy to work with on this project.

The Lagoon Black ship

Bland Solar Winter Commercial

on Friday, 13 January 2017.

We are currently working on an exciting campaign with the largest Solar provider in the Central Valley of California, Bland Solar & Air.  Bland Solar & Air is pushing the way solar is being sold, by use of dedicated showrooms that allow buyers to be able to see the product they will buying without the hassle.  The challenge of this project was to take a solid company and develop a strong and unique slogan, interesting characters, and fun situations to explain the mindset of potential and existing costumers in order to strengthen the overall company brand.  We believe that this commercial accomplishes all of these points and hope consumers do too.  Also, we are developing marketing material and a new Theater commercial to expand the campaign in earl 2017.  Be on the lookout for this as well.

Special thanks to our voice actors Jason Monroe and Colter Alison, our concept artist Samantha Yousef, our modeler Juan Solis, our rigger Victor Vinyals, and our composer Cathleen.  Having a great team is the best way to end up with a great product!

To learn more about Bland Solar visit blandsolar.com or one of their showrooms.

The Scaffolding Is Off

on Thursday, 11 August 2016.

Lagoon Black Studios new home is in the final stages and we are excited to share the progress with you. We will moving into the 14,000 square foot building toward the end of September and hosting an Open House in November. We will keep you posted.

Knolly Nibbles - A Tale of Tails App

on Monday, 27 June 2016.

Lagoon Black Studios has partnered with Knolly Nibbles, LLC to develop a feature film quality animated story book app.  Knolly is a sweet little mouse that was born wonderfully unique: she has heart shaped ears and no tail.  The story is about Knolly discovering that her differences also make her special.  We hope you fall in love with the character Knolly as much as we have during this project.