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18
Sep

Chester, The Fat Tabby Cat

Chester, The Fat Tabby Cat.

About a year ago, a handsome and very personable young cat showed up on the steps of Tricycle Studios and declared his presence. We tried to find his people (he had been fixed and had no collar) but no one could find them. He demanded we let him in every morning and give him breakfast. He quickly started showing up for work everyday. He told Tona, our resident crazy cat lady, that his name was Chester.

With perfect attendance, everyday we are greeted by him as he makes his rounds and says hello to each of us. He then goes to one of his spots and sacks out for the rest of the day until it is time for dinner. He receives oodles of head scratches and playful gestures as we cross his path, but he is usually passed out for most of the day. We all wondered what the hell does Chester do at night? This is his story…

We are grateful that Chester, a.k.a. “C-Money”, adopted us.

12
Sep

Tricycle Tip #2: Act visually.

Video podcasts and video blogs are quickly becoming the marketing tools of today. We are a culture that communicates visually. People around the world are participating in the new visual culture and the visual literacy is rising.

Viral Marketing Videos blur the lines between advertising and entertainment by engaging audiences. Entertaining and often humorous, viral marketing videos capture the attention of viewers. Viral videos get passed from one viewer to the next. Viral videos can reach millions of viewers and get passed along for years. Imagine what a focused viral marketing campaign could do for you.

Click the video to watch a sample viral video now

At Tricycle Studios we provide original high-quality content for television and web distribution. We develop marketing videos for today’s audiences.

Let us show you how!

05
Sep

Snack Time Presents: Peanut Butter & Jelly

Tricycle Studios Presents “Snack Time”
A fun & lighthearted approach to instructional-cooking videos.

Snack Time covers goodies ranging from kid treats to cocktails. Every recipe is amusingly demonstrated by our very own host and features a different guest for each snack. Discover unique twists on common delicacies, as well as, ingredient fun-facts and secret cooking tips.  And the unconventional production approach and free-style format gives viewers a peak to the other side of the camera.

It’s entertaining, educational, and edible. It’s Snack Time!

Download the Recipe Here
(To download, “Right Click” the link and choose “Save As”)

Snack Time Presents: Peanut Butter & Jelly

This segment’s special guest is sweeter than the jelly!  Watch how ordinary sandwich making can be extraordinary sandwich making.  PB&J has never been so amusing.  Get the kids and make your family snack time, a fun time.

Fun Shaped PB&J Sandwich

INGREDIENTS:

  • All-Natural Bread
  • Organic Peanut Butter (or a peanut alternative like almond or cashew butter)
  • Organic Fruit Jelly

TOOLS:

Fun Shaped Cookie Cutters

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Take two slices of your favorite all-natural bread
  • Smear a thin layer of organic peanut butter on both slices to prevent jelly from seeping through
  • Top peanut butter with jelly on one slice.  Make sure to spread jelly evenly on bread to prevent from squirting out when using the cutter
  • Lay one piece of bread on top of the other and lightly press together
  • Place a cookie cutter in center of sandwich and firmly press down through the bread
  • Hold cutter in place and remove bread from the outside of cutter
  • Push out the sandwich from the center of cutter
  • Ta da!  A fun shaped PB&J sandwich
  • Eat and enjoy!

Peanut Butter and Banana with Honey

INGREDIENTS:

  • All-Natural Bread
  • Organic Peanut Butter (or a peanut alternative like almond or cashew butter)
  • Organic Bananas
  • Local Honey

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Take two slices of your favorite all-natural bread
  • Spread organic peanut butter on both slices to help hold bananas in place
  • Cut one banana into even pieces
  • Place banana slices on peanut butter to cover one slice of bread
  • Drizzle organic-local honey over bananas pieces
  • Lay the banana-free slice of bread on top of the other and push together
  • Cut sandwich in half
  • Eat and enjoy with a cold glass of organic milk (soy or dairy)

“Ants” On A Log

INGREDIENTS:

  • Organic celery
  • Organic Peanut Butter (or a peanut alternative like almond or cashew butter)
  • Organic Raisins

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Wash and cut celery into smaller pieces.
  • Pack peanut butter in crevice of celery.
  • Top with raisins.
  • Eat and enjoy! (Unless you’re Amelia)