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Just something short and silly. ;)

(If you've ever seen one of those late-night television ads for "Uniform Dating," it's a parody of one of those.)






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I finished this yesterday, and then I had to go and lie down because - after nearly seven weeks of spending every waking moment on this thing! - I'm absolutely exhausted.

Anyway, I made The Evil Table for The Halloween Monster Movie Challenge 2012, for which I had the assigned line of dialogue: "Eat this, you foul vermin scum." The challenge is still going on - I actually finished my entry a couple of weeks before the final deadline (there's apparently still time to enter it yourself if you're so inclined) - so this one could hardly be more "hot off the press."

Hope you enjoy it. ;)




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I post very rarely these days because making animations can pretty much eat up every waking moment.

This latest one took me a couple of months to make, and then it took me a few more weeks to put it on youtube because the instant I finished this one, I started working on another (for which I have an impending deadline - eek!) but here it is at long last:


BTW, the new animation I'm working on is for The Halloween Monster Movie Challenge 2012. I have to get my entry to them on DVD by Halloween, so my current plan is to finish the new one within the next couple of weeks, screen it at Kino London on the 23rd of October, and then - hopefully! - post it to youtube (and here) on either the 24th or 25th. And get the DVD in the snail mail post, obviously. ;)

Wish me luck!

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I made this for the Quickflick World competition for three minute films on the theme of: "Heaven and Hell," which also had a technical parameter of - wait for it! - animation.

Though I didn't win (boo-hoo) I have been reliably informed that my entry came in: "a very close second." (Which basically means: I didn't win.) 

But never mind, here it is:




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My latest one, hot off the press (featuring a guest appearance by Sci-Fi Gene's wife, Suzanne Westbury.)




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Though May Be Side Effects is an old video - by my standards, anyway! - this is a new version. (The main difference is that it's nearly a minute shorter.)





BTW, for the last several months I've tended not to post about  the various screenings where my films have been shown (mostly because I don't want to seem like I'm bragging), but on the off-chance anyone's interested, here are the details for a few coming up in the near-ish future:

28 February, 2012: "When Tickling Goes Wrong, part one" is being shown at CineMe, The Tobacco Factory, Raleigh Road, Bedminster, Bristol BS3 1TF.

29 February: "When Tickling Goes Wrong, part one" and "Reflection of Love" are being shown at the Smoke Yourself Slim Film Festival, The Winchester, Essex Road, London, N1 8LN.

1  March, 2012: "If Dolphins Had Day Jobs" is being shown at Kino London, Vibe Live, the Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1. 

8 March, 2012: "A Guide to Safe Dining" and "Dolphin in a Coma" are being shown at "Roots to Shoots" at the Royal Spa Centre in Leamington Spa.

15 March, 2012: The same double bill of "Dining" and "Dolphin" are being shown as part of the Anime 3 animation showcase, CineMe,  Bocabar, The Paintworks, Bath Road, Arnos Vale, Bristol BS34 3EH .

27 March, 2012: "Reflection of Love" is being shown at CineMe Bristol (these CineMe screenings apparently move around from venue to venue, so I don't know the address for this one yet).

4 April, 2012: "A Guide to Safe Dining" is being shown at the Movie Bar, the Caroline of Brunswick, Ditchling Road, Brighton.
 


 
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I am not becoming a Dolphin obsessive - honest! - it's just that I happened to have a lot of dolphin pictures left over from my last one.

BTW, this was made in just one day.


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This one was made for a challenge in which I had to make a film in one week with the title: "Dolphin in a Coma," and was screened at Kino London on Thursday night as part of the London Short Film Festival.



BTW,  I did the voices of both Trixie and the off-screen newsboy. ;)

 
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My third - and probably final - handy tip for Christmas. ;)

BTW, the refrigerator interior in this video isn't entirely mine. My other half didn't want the world to see what a dirty fridge we have, so I covered the dirty bits over with some pictures of much cleaner refrigerator interiors I found on the internet . ;)


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In case it isn't obvious, I got a new special effects ap for Christmas... which I haven't stopped playing with since yesterday. ;)




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 Couldn't resist using my Christmas dinner as the subject of one more short and silly video. ;)


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We've got a big Three Bird Roast for Christmas Dinner. It's been in the oven for hours and is still nowhere near cooked, so this is what I've been doing to kill some time while I'm waiting. 

And yes, that really is our Christmas dinner in the video.

Merry Christmas, everyone!


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My latest, hot off the press (so to speak).


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 After winning the Golden Quickie Award at Quickflick London for best short film on the theme of Dealer, in a fit of hubris I decided to have another go, this time with an entry on the theme of Mirror. And guess what? I won again.

So here it is, my second Golden Quickie winner in a row. ;)

Eeek! I'm editing this a couple of minutes later as I posted this from Dreamwidth and on looking at livejournal, the embedding of the video has not survived the cross-posting at all. So here's the url where you can watch the video on youtube instead:

 
 





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As some of you already know, I've been struggling to teach myself Final Cut Pro for a while now, and a new version has apparently just come out. Which I haven't tried myself, and hope I will not have to try for some time to come; I'm at an age where I hate learning new things!




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This is one of those videos that may not be on youtube very long as I'm sure the person who uploaded it is not the rights-holder, but the picture book in question - which is definitely not for kids! - is amusing, and I'll happily listen to Samuel L. Jackson reading anything.


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I think I captioned this picture more than a year ago, and then completely forgot about it until it appeared on the front page of icanhascheezburger.com today.




BTW, I noticed someone put a link to this video in the comments on the cheezburger site, so I'll add it here, too. :)




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For those who haven't noticed my update of an earlier post (with an embedded link to The Dealer's Club), it was shown at the Quickflick London screening on the 8th of June, 2011, where it won the Golden Quickie award. (Which means I've won some free courses and stuff, plus The Dealer's Club will be shown at Quickflick screenings in other countries.)




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Some of you may be aware I've been trying to teach myself Final Cut Pro off and on for a few months now, so - though the video below is funny - I must admit I also find the content very disturbing. Why oh why do they have to change Final Cut Pro just as I'm finally starting to get the hang of it?


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It's already old news, but it still made me giggle once or twice.
 

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