Saturday, December 25, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy Holidays!

From all of us at House of Cool, we wish a Happy Festive Holidays.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Before he owned Studios, Ricardo was just a regular dude just like everyone else. It's good to know even til this day, he rocks the afro.

Love the ride!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

CASO - Computer Animation Studios of Ontario

For the past two years I've had the pleasure of sitting on the Board of CASO to represent our Industry and be apart of the community at large. The Board consists of all studio owners and executives alike with over 250 artists to smaller twenty person shops. It's never easy making money through artistic creativity nor is it easy balancing the need to express creative output with a strained budget. Listening to studios find new ways to reach higher levels of quality while keeping costs low is an all too familiar regime. Studio owners want the best for their artists and their clients. As the manner in which people digest content through a whole host of platforms, studio owners are constantly changing they way they do business. It is the speed of change that I feel CASO is most important. It's developing a community where owners and executives can share ideas and reach out to more people, clients and their employees. Ontario has the best in software development, world-class education system and seasoned professionals in all aspects in VFX and Animation. With the support of the Ontario Government, Sponsors and our members, I'm excited to act as President of CASO for the upcoming year and create strategic initiatives with the new Board of Directors.

There's much to do and I know all of us are up for the challenge.

Wes Lui

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Funky Art

I had alot of fun coming up with this concept for a album cover.

Monday, November 01, 2010

CONGRATS to MGM Communications

House of Cool Inc. and Red Rover Studio gives a BIG congrats to MGM Communications for winning six awards at the Saskatchewan Awards for Communication Excellence (The Ace's). We were elated to know that 2 of those awards Red Rover Studio had the pleasure of working on.

Award of Excellence - Creative Communications: "Once Upon a Dream"
Award of Merit - Creative Communications: "The Ride"

The team at MGM Communications always push to new heights in creatives and we always look forward to working with them. Special thanks to Britton Plewes and Cal Brunker who directed each commercial spot.

"Once Upon a Dream

"The Ride"

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Friday, October 01, 2010




Monday, September 20, 2010

Congrats Martin!!!

We are very excited for Martin Sokol on his student short screened at this year's TIFF! check it out, worth every second of viewing

Monday, July 12, 2010

Despicable Me - CONGRATS

Hey Folks,

If you haven't seen Despicable Me yet... GO! We had the most amazing opportunity to work early on the development and story side of this feature. With talents such as Robin Joseph and Cal Brunker doing design and story to Ben Plouffe crafting some amazing colour palettes and layouts; we wanted to send congrats to everyone involved in Despicable Me, especially Chris Renaud (Director) and producers, Chris Meledandri & John Cohen, for giving us the chance to work on this project.
There is nothing more gratify to see artists and friends who have worked so hard on a project receive the audience attention it deserves... Doubly gratifying when its a feature House of Cool was apart of too.

Go watch the film everyone, I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as we did.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Hugs PSA, Congrats to Cal Brunker for Young Directors Nomination

Here is a PSA that Red Rover produced for DDB's client It definitely tugs at the heart and I know our guys had a great time working on this project.
Congrats to Cal for being nominated for Best Young Director Awards by CFP-E/Shots at the Advertising Conference in Cannes, France.

Latest Spots from Red Rover Studio

Hey Everyone,

Here is the latest spots that Red Rover Studio has produced. As many already know House of Cool acquired Red Rover Studio in the summer of 2008. Its hard to imagine its been 2 years and we've been able to work on some amazing projects with highly creative Ad Agencies. We like to thank MGM Communication and JWT for giving us the opportunity to work on the Little Red Campaign's and the Club House spot.

Hope you enjoy our latest spots.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Jonah Hex

House of Cool got to work on this project early on designs and storyboards. Director Jimmy Hayward and long time friend of Ricardo's has done an incredible job moving from writing and directing animated feature films to the different set of challenges in live action. Can't wait to see what he does next.
This film was great to work on and we look forward to working with Jimmy in the near future.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sunday, April 04, 2010


The image is dissolving, who is one without it?

"It's no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." J. Krishnamurti

Tuesday, February 09, 2010


Hey all. HoC has created it's first iPhone app. It stupid and almost completely useless but it's free so download it!

This app is a test for bigger and better things that are coming in the future from HoC. Hold tight, this is going to be a big year for us.

Friday, January 08, 2010