Here come… the Men in Black. (again)
While we may secretly wish that we could announce we shot Will Smith’s promo portraits for the upcoming Men in Black III premiere here at the studio, we are proud to say that we did play a fun role in the promotion of the new film, which premieres nationwide this Memorial Day weekend.
We had the unique opportunity to help kick off ice cream season with some of Baskin-Robbins’ new flavor tie-ins to MIB III, which is predicted to be a summer blockbuster. Enjoy some of our behind-the-scenes shots below, and indulge yourself in a scoop (or two or three) at your nearest Baskin-Robbins store this weekend. What better way to kick off summer than with some Lunar Cheesecake or Pink Surprise Cake ice cream, a Spacey Sundae, or the new Triple Mocha Cappuccino Blast?
Aliens invaded the studio for one day only — though we had to do some hand grooming before taking them on set.
Prop designer, Shannon Shea (“The Captain”) flew in from Los Angeles to “handle” our alien hand. He paid close attention to every intricate detail on the hand, which was actually used in MIB III.
Cradled by alien hands, Lunar Cheesecake ice cream makes its debut on set. Videographer, Justin, captures some behind-the-scenes footage in the background.
Michael works his magic behind the lens, capturing the perfect angle of the Triple Mocha Cappuccino Blast.
We think the final ad turned out great!
Have an extra 30 seconds? Check out our video to get an even closer look behind-the-scenes:
Once we saw the concepts for this shoot we were really excited. It was an action packed day as food stylist Mary, had to fly in for this one day shoot. We had four different flavored smoothies to shoot, along with hero shots of each fruit. The final ads came out awesome – see them below and also take a look at the behind-the-scenes photos!
Our attention to detail is so important to us, we break out the Pantone book to match the color of the smoothie.
The Few. The Proud. The Hero Fruit!
Is Michael using magic to suspend the strawberry in mid-air?
Michael creates the perfect water drop.
Now that the weather has turned cold, we thought it would be nice to share a warm ice cream shoot we just shot. Food stylist Sunny Ricks helped us with some fantastic work making the ice cream look great. Now that we are past the darkest day of the year, lets hope for a short winter so we can eat cold ice cream again!
The finished results
Sunny carefully adjusts the waffle.
It takes one sheet of brownies to make one chocolate waffle hero.
Sunny adds the finishing touches to the sundae.
Summer is nearly over and it is a perfect time to have a picnic. Enjoy the beautiful weather while you can!
We could not have been more excited to see the Captain America shield up close for a recent Baskin Robbins photo shoot.
We don’t get a chance to see such an iconic movie prop everyday, so it was definitely the star of the shoot. It arrived in a wooden crate straight from Hollywood, and we thought it would be fun to answer some questions that our inquiring readers may have;
Yes, it weighs more than the 12 pounds Marvel Comics claims.
Yes, it is very expensive. We can only imagine the insurance policy must be similar to these items/body parts.
Yes, we had to give it back. Too bad, they probably noticed if we tried to pull a switch-a-roo
No, we did not test to see if it would stop bullets. We did notice that it would stop a goat.
No, Chris Evans did not come along (sorry, ladies)
Be sure to check out the movie on July 22nd and get a scoop of Super Soldier Swirl!
Your favorite Coolatta flavors get topped with delicious
soft serve ice cream.
There’s no need to lick your computer screens.
Keep an eye out for these
Coolatta Floats at Dunkin’ Donuts.
(Just in time for all this hot weather!)
Watch our little video slideshow:
Behind the scenes,
working with Cliff Freeman, Baksin Robbins and Curious Pictures
making the Ice Cream & Cake stills for…
a 15 second stop-motion animation commercial
produced by Curious Pictures (NY).