Sunday, 29 March 2009
This game show from Japan has been around for a few years, yet re-watching it now it's just as funny. Such a ridiculous concept, some of the shapes are brilliant.
I love the sheer panic on the contestants faces when they first see the shape on the wall revealed from beneath the black curtain. Classic.
Friday, 27 March 2009
Here's a little 'making of' video that Josh and David (aka Santa Maria at Hornet) made whilst creating our RMHC film (see a couple of posts below). Of course, it being a charity job meant that we couldn't go over to New York for the shoot, so the guys sent us sections of animation bit by bit. So this little video gave us a taste of how it was on set. Talented chaps they are.
Sunday, 22 March 2009
Incredible. At my parent's house this weekend, my mum pulled this out from somewhere - a Ronald McDonald (and questionable gang) pillowcase that I had given to me as a baby in Hong Kong in 1979. In 1979 this was an acceptable gift for a new-born baby!
In those days, I guess McDonald's was seen as just a bit of fun...this guy below though does freak me out a bit. Such a weird design.
But, the most baffling member of 'the gang' is this dude...I don't remember ever seeing him. He's not even 'a bit of fun', more of a freaky pervy boffin. Well weird.
Which segways nicely into this creepy chap, the infamous Captain Crook. Could he be any darker? Horrific. I'm now on a mission to find out more about the people who created these characters...I might try and get Louis Theroux to find out more. Watch this space.
Saturday, 7 March 2009
Friday, 6 March 2009
This is a film we wrote for the Ronald McDonald House Charity (RMHC) to support their presentations and go on their website. It launched last night at a big gala dinner for rich people at the Natural History Museum. It's an amazing charity, independent from McDonald's, that builds houses next to children's hospitals so that parents of seriously ill children can stay close to them, which amongst other things, is vitally important for the healing process. Those see-through plastic house boxes on the counters in Maccy D's are for RMHC...
The spot was directed by the brilliant Santa Maria at Hornet Inc, who worked tirelessly on the mixed-media animation for about 2 and a half months, and we were also lucky enough to get Helena Bonham-Carter to do the voiceover. A tv edit is on the way too.
Wednesday, 4 March 2009
There's a fun craze doing the rounds online - create your own album art via randomly generated band names (via Wikipedia), randomly generated cover art (via Flickr) and album names (via a quotation site). You have to use the first thing that comes up. Mine is above. Here are 2 of Mr D's...