This NPR article about the creative studio Encyclopedia Pictura is very interesting. Not only do they create super cool commercials, music videos and animated shorts but they have also built a DIY 'Hobbiton' like community called Trout Gulch in Aptos, CA. Wow! Check out the links below to view the village and listen to the interview.
Listen via NPR \\ Cutting-Edge Animation On A DIY Homestead
EP's DIY village \\ Trout Gulch pics
Studio Website \\ Encyclopedia Pictura
View EP's work on Björk's 2008 video 'Wanderlust'