Where has summer gone?  It’s already August!?  It feels like summer just started.  Although in San Francisco, what does summer really mean anyway?  Other than extra daylight, that is. Mark Twain once asserted that the coldest winter he ever spent was a summer in the vacuum of space.Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 10.33.05 AM

Wait, that’s not right. However, as fleeting as time might be, August does mean a really exciting piece of news.  It’s our 2nd birthday!  Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 10.42.41 AM

That mean lots of cake! And jumping with excitement! Followed by a surprise trip to the loo, since those two activities rarely seem to mesh well past the age of two! That rhymed! Exclamation points!

But in all seriousness, we do want to take a moment to thank everyone who has helped make CIS a success so far. There’s a lot of you. We don’t know half of you half as well as we should like, and we like less than half of you half as well as you deserve… said Bilbo Baggins, who was a crazy person; Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 10.37.59 AM

we like all of you equally (even you). We started with nothing more than an idea that quickly become reality before we really had time to think it over. And by that I mean, we thought it through exhaustively. In that, we were exhausted after we thought of it, and then went back for more cake (we had cake the day we started too, we’re a big fan of confectionary delights).

And grown we have. We’ve met so many neat and interesting people, and collaborated on all manner of animated videos for web and TV (!) And through it all, we’ve stayed true to our core value of exploring every possible avenue of including hapless suckers finding new and memorable ways of plummeting to their doom, usually from the tops of high things. Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 10.45.33 AM

Which has happened precisely zero times so far, but we’ve high hopes for the future! Indeed, it will be exciting to see where we’ll be next year. Hopefully still fighting the good fight against… Umm…. videos that are filled with white, vacant space for their entire running time? Oh, it’s an epidemic. Yes. Totally. Words.

In honor of our birthday, we are updating our portfolio page to exhibit our most recent and most exciting stuff!  Some of you have been requesting to see work by industry…we’ll were going to have that!  Some of you want to see more whiteboard all in one spot…well we’ll have that too!  Don’t you worry your pretty face, we’ve got it all! Except more summer. You’ll have to wait a bit for that, sad to say, but you know what they say about those who wait: They have big feet! Hmm, no, that’s not it…

Also, our birthday present to ourselves is we have officially joined the BNI Giants! Screen Shot 2015-08-03 at 10.47.53 AM

Those of you reading this that are in BNI please connect with us.

Hope you are all having a fulfilling year so far, and we’ll see you around!


-Carla and Lindsey