Posts Tagged ‘blog’

Time is the Key Ingredient

February 16, 2015

I have really been neglecting this blog, I feel like a bad parent. I know it’s there, I’m just not giving it the attention it deserves for whatever extraneous reasons.

You may remember (or you may not) the Lars Andersen: a new level of archery video that went viral towards the end of January.

Ben Green and I thought it would be a good idea and exercise to parody it.

Most videos that go viral have about a week where they’re being talked about and passed around the public arena. After that everyone moves onto the next one and ceases to care. Sometimes you’ll get a parody of the video a week after and people will start passing that about but beyond that I’m not sure if people revisit those things.

This issue means the video not only has to be made in a very short space of time but it also has a short shelf life (in theory). Additionally, in order for people to be made aware of the parody, the video would have to be shamelessly and intensely promoted online for it to be seen by anyone.

Unless of course the video is made by a big company with a large fan base and/or links to the press. By the time Ben and I got round to shooting our parody four days had passed and the original was on 16million views, I was working on a freelance job and so time wasn’t particularly on our side.

We both, came up with a bunch of ideas and gags from watching the video, combined them into a rough structure and spent half a day shooting things involving lacing shoes that we thought would be funny. In the evening, I only had a few hours to edit the thing and then record the narration which Ben wrote and I riffed on and I think that’s where it came together.

I don’t think you need to see the source material to enjoy our little video (but you should and it would help) and I also think it works outside the influence of its origins. I just wish I had, had time to promote the shit out of it on twitter, etc.


Josh

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Captain Planet #1 Remixed

April 17, 2013

The ony reason I’m posting this is because over time there have been numerous questionable search engine terms that have led people to my blog. The most recent (and not the first time I might add) was ‘batman porn blog‘. Therefore I see this as an opportunity to up the ante somewhat in this depraved game.

The other day I picked up a copy of Captain Planet and The Planeteers Comic #1 While flipping through it I found that some of the panels when taken out of context appealed to my purile and perverted sense of humour. Naturally I wanted to share this with the rest of the class so I paid the princely sum of 50 pence for the comic and did what any slightly bored and talented (whilst I’m at it; charming, handsome and modest) individual would do, and rearragend them into my own twisted little story…

Captain Planet - Out of context 1

Captain Planet - Out of context 2

Josh

A Dedication…

February 28, 2011

I was just looking over my blog stats and found one person was referred to my blog today from a search engine result.

It was quite a peculiar one and my intial thoughts were: What kind of person searches for that? And why would that refer to my blog?

I don’t know, it was probably ‘research‘.

I hereby dedicate this doodle, which I drew a few weeks back to that person, whoever they are. And should they go searching for it again and stumble across my blog then they may be surprised to find something a little less controversial.

In case you were wondering, the search engine result was: ‘midget batman porn’.

Josh