Monday, February 28, 2011

Pointless ads from 1977!

From the world I was born into!

That Indian "Robot" movie



Look, I know everyone loves the final action sequence with the snake made out of guys, but it's got some really good dance numbers as well. Heck, the one linked above is with the creator of the robot. The one with the robot itself is just mind-numbing.

Phenomenal, really.

This reminds me that I need my own robot.

While we're making fun of Hitler



Check out how a pro does it.

Oh. but they are all pigs



Old enough, but still fun. Drag acts are always funny.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I love you, Japan

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Zoo Drill, which is a great name for a band.



Oooooo, the bear is angry.

They also did drills for a tiger and a rhino.

"Iskandar" is Persian for "Alexander"



For some reason, I always see "Star Blazers" in my head when this track plays.

But then, I have some massive plots in my head.

Yeah. About that....



It's always sounded like a chase to me. A horrible horrible chase.

Now, I want car insurance

Who needs actors?



Hell, who needs sets? Still-photos are fine!

Now I want to go to Target



No idea why.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Run, Jim! RUUUUUUUN!



They gave this guy a kids' show.

Fiji is fun!

For every occasion



I can't say I've ever needed one.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Juxtipose!



Everything is anything.

All that and a bag of chips!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

I'll take "Children's Show Theme Songs" for $500, Alex



Now you know.

Nocturne



Doesn't this look lovely? I'm just happy watching the pencil tests.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

CPF Reviews It Came From Hollywood



Dave looks back fondly at a true cult classic.

Monday, February 21, 2011

I don't miss the old future at all.



Hey, would a fairy be wrong?

You should do this once a month



I have to say, he's not half bad on the slap-bass.

Research geek in me goes "Squeee!"

Photograph of Jesus by Laurie Hill in association with the Getty Images Short & Sweet Film Challenge from Hulton Archive on Vimeo.



This won the Animation Grand Jury Prize at the SIFF 2009 Short Film Jury Awards.

I think you all know what breathing is....

Jean-Philippe Masson. Google it.

Muzorama from Muzorama Team on Vimeo.

The lion shoots frickin' LASER BEAMS OUT OF ITS MOUTH

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Yep

So THAT'S where that sample is from

Think about that crazy rhythm....



What you're looking at there is an explanation of how this piece is performed. I only thought about it because of this.

More...



And then I remembered this video. I only know about those guys because someone one sent me this very addictive track.

Now, while I'm typing all this, I hear another rhythm and think about typewriters and printers. Even animated printers can be cool.

This also makes me think about tap dance and that sound.

And I also think about the little musical numbers from Zatoichi and the rhythm of daily life.

But honestly, it reminds me of this.


So. Many. Remixes.




BONUS: Here's some Jim Henson and Ken Nordine. I'm feeling kinda Beat tonight.

What I do with myself



So I was watching this video and playing the track below and I was very pleased by the results. There's something very William Gibson about it.

Meat Beat Manifesto - "She's Unreal"


(Start the song, then the video. Mute the video.)

I do this: watch videos with the music off and play music. I'm tellin' ya, watch "The Backyardigans" and listen to old skool rap. YOUR LIFE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

This just made me happy



It's not quite Dogme 95, but it's close.

If it was easy, everyone would be doing it.

Friday, February 18, 2011

It's a tough age



Mad props to Stephen Miller for finding this one.

THE OVALTINE STORY

...or "A Girl Named Sandoz"

So bad it's.....bad.

I Am Here....Now (trailer) from Cinefamily on Vimeo.



Remember what Matt said about The Worst Movie Ever Made and then ask yourself why they're religious. Or about trains.

Actually, thinking about it, an ellipsis should only be three dots.

Power ON!



Hat tip to Patrick Macias!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Camera



An interesting film, considering the ending.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dreams Die - and, oh, Animatronics



Hat tip to Randy Milholland

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Yeah, remix.

Everything is a Remix from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.



I also suggest part two.

A remix?



I can only do stuff like this in the middle of the night.

Creativity



We used to play this game in high-school. Any object will do.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Dangit!



I missed this tonight. I'll have to go see it on Sunday.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

CLEAN YOUR HANDS



Those are kidneys. Oh god...they sing?

More...












HAHA.



Monday, February 07, 2011

Before I forget....

Sunday, February 06, 2011

For your Super Bowl halftime pleasure...

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Debaclypse



Events for the Superbowl have been insane, due to weather. The band for the above video, Deerhoof, was supposed to play with another group, Yann Tiersen. Yann got stuck in the snow and missed the gig. They still played some music, however.

I'm hoping that these two videos can be of some inspiration: nothing is too hard to do, and make good use of your time.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Cute...but deadly.

Les Dangereux from Daniel Klug on Vimeo.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Happy Year of the Rabbit



I have no idea what they're talking about. It could be a deconstructionist argument a la Derrida (and in my mind, it is better if that is the case). I just like the animation.

I am pretty sure the voice for the rabbit is the same talent as the voice for the jackal in Маугли, but I'll have to check on that.

The Frito Bandito You Must Not Offend!




More...

Some of his famous heists...






C'mon gang, sing along!

Aye, yii, yii, yiiii,
I am the Frito Bandito.
I like Frito’s Corn Chips,
I love them I do.
I want Frito’s Corn Chips,
I’ll get them from you.

Aye, yii, yii, yiiii,
Oh, I am the Frito Bandito.
Give me Frito Corn chips
And I’ll be your friend.
The Frito Bandito
You must not offend.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Yeah, it's just like that.

 
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