Promotional video created for Balance Water.
Editing, photography, illustration, animation, and sound by RottoBella.
Branding and marketing development for Visit Indy, the tourism and convention arm of the City of Indianapolis.
Visit Indy was at a crucial juncture, on the verge of a new name change and identity overhaul. They wanted a fresh brand that would help put the city of Indianapolis in a new light while maintaining classic appeal. The final result was a striking yet simple logomark accompanied by a host of internal & external marketing materials, signage, illustration, environment & event design, and more.
The branding has since been carried on to a very popular interactive signage campaign "_NDY", encouraging people to participate in being the "I" in Indy.
Created and developed with the team at Lodge Design and the Visit Indy internal marketing department.
Movers, Makers, Groovers & Shakers is our on-going docu-series featuring artists and creatives whose work explores the ideas of broken beauty.
'Supply and Demand' was a collaborative art installation project that took place in an abandoned building in downtown Indianapolis. Sixteen artists worked together to re-invent the space as we saw fit.
For our individual contribution, RottoBella envisioned a fun and inviting space, combining aesthetics of old-style sign painting, cartoon illustration, and interactivity to create a space that endeared all who experienced it. For one part of the piece, we created an interactive painting where viewers were asked to contribute color to the black and white painting. We also handcrafted a four-foot illustrated monster which people loved to snap their picture with.
Show curated by the awesome friends at art + space.
Branding, environmental, collateral and web design for Huddles Frozen Yogurt.
With a deep connection to the Indianapolis Colts, and an exciting, creative vision, Huddles was a very exciting project to participate in. Eric Stine, working with Lodge Design was involved in all facets of development of the brand identity, packaging, marketing materials, environmental design and signage for both of their two locations.
This project was created and developed exclusively with the team at Lodge Design.
We've had the pleasure of working with the talented Ben Scott-Brandt on multiple projects, including a vinyl release for his band Ribbons of Song. We were honored to make the official music video for his gentle art-pop tune 'Salty Sweet'. This was the first single released from his debut solo album 'Vallidiane'.
With every project, we aim to mix a hand-made aesthetic with a layer of something magical and or beautiful. This time, Alec Balas shot the dancers in a studio in Michigan, under the Direction of Ryan Balas, whom edited the video. Eric Stine did all of the animated art layers. We couldn't be happier with the results.
(Note: might not watch at work if you have nosey office mates)
For more information on the Vallidiane release:
Promotional video to celebrate the announcement of the new Neiman Marcus Hudson Yards in New York. Using 10,000 hand-placed butterflies, carpenters, set dressers, technicians transformed the location into a gorgeous space in just a few hours. Later that night the space hosted a star-studded event. Ryan Balas documented the entire day's process, and RottoBella created this nice little video for it's promotion.
Shot and edited by Ryan Balas.
During the 2014 Tennis US Open, Rottobella worked with the good people at MKG and Heineken, to create this highlight video and social media engagement presentation. Beer + Tennis + Sunshine...made it a pretty breezy gig.
Working with MKG and Heineken at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival, we created this high energy highlight video focusing on the brand experience and social media engagement. Movies + Beer + Dance Parties...Does it get better?
Video from Afropunk fest 2014, featuring the band "ho99o9". They put on an epic performance for us to capture. We had the pleasure of shooting this for LA-based Family Artists. It premiered at www.rollingstone.com
Shot & edited by Ryan Balas.
2nd Camera by Craig Dacey.
We've made several videos for our hip friends at Soho House New York, including live performances, hackathon events and food and beverage vids for the CookHouse brand.
'Love Me Anyway' is the first official co-production for RottoBella and Robel Films. Though you will find our finger print on almost all of the Robel Film projects, this was the first FEATURE FILM co-produced with Eric Stine on set, doing his magic. Along with all promotional materials, Eric did the films title art. 'Love Me Anyway' was shot, edited and Directed by Ryan Balas.
Eric Stine has done the title art and poster for 'Ice Saints', 'The Sad and Lonely Glow' and 'NSFW'. RottoBella has created an art-book dvd/blu ray release, with original art and concept design by Eric Stine, for 'Bonzo' and 'NSFW'. The art-books have had an exclusive run and were assembled by hand.
We had the pleasure of working with Evian to create profiles on two of their brand ambassadors, Diane Von Furstenberg (Fashion Icon) and Maria Sharapova (Tennis Pro).
Shot + Edited Ryan Balas
Created for Fashion brand Steven Alan during New York Fashion Week 2011
Shot + Edited by Ryan Balas + Gary Marino Jr.