Friday, March 6, 2009

Unidentified Flying Studios Visit Troublemaker Studios

Director John Gibson was honored to have Troublemaker studios Special Effects guru, Rodney Brunet, work on his latest short film Future Farmer. Recently, Rodney invited John to take a tour of the famous Troublemaker Studios here in Austin, TX. The studio is creation haven for box office mega hits such as Spy Kids, Grindhouse, Sin City and many more! John got an hour long tour that included amazing sights such as the green screen studio, props studio, design and special effects room. Above is a photo of John exploring the prop from the film Grindhouse. Like Unidentified Flying Studios, Troublemaker is homegrown here in Austin, TX.
John was thankful for the experience and continued inspiration that this awesome location and group of hardworking people continue to offer to the film community here in Austin.

UF Studios Producer Meets Elizabeth Avellan

Unidentified Flying Studios Producer, Rainey Gibson, attended the RISE conference in Austin and had the opportunity to attend an intimate session with Film Producer Elizabeth Avellan. Elizabeth Avellan has produced box office hits such as Desperado, From Dusk Til Dawn, Spy Kids, Sin City and Grindhouse.
Unbeknownst to her, Elizabeth Avellan’s career path has been a source of inspiration to Rainey for a long time. There was many nuggets of inspiration that can be taken away from her presentation but a particular favorite was when she exclaimed, “If you’re a writer, then write. If you’re a filmmaker, than make films! It’s as easy as that.”
Rainey asked Elizabeth Avalon to scribble something in a small notebook that she carries. She requested that it be something that helps Elizabeth herself to keep going in times of struggle. Elizabeth eloquently wrote,
“ One moment at a time. One step at a time. One Breath at a time. Look to the heavens for your inspiration, strength and faith.”

The Founders of Unidentified Flying Studios

John & Rainey Gibson are the founders of Unidentified Flying Studios located at 716 S. Lamar Blvd. Austin, Texas 78704. Their working relationship and marriage is unique because of the way in which it harmonizes from the smallest things to the biggest of projects.  They were first aware of this strong harmony when talking about the things they love and hate on their first date. John loves small crowds, Rainey loves large ones. John loves to make films, Rainey loves to produce them. John loves eating, Rainey loves cooking.  It is from this harmony that Unidentified Flying Studios has been able to bloom so quickly and successfully.  It also doesn't hurt that John Gibson has been Co-founder and Director of his previous video production company, Real Normal Productions.
Elizabeth Avellan, Producer & Co-owner of Troublemaker Studios has said before of her long term working relationship with Robert Rodriguez that, "Robert is like the kite in the sky that everyone loves to look up and adore while I'm the one holding the string on the ground and milling around talking to all the people."

Thank goodness Rainey loves kites and John loves the wind. 
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