Posts Tagged ‘funny’

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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Jim Henson’s Labyrinth Remake Poster By Yours Truly

June 27, 2012

CGHub has regular contests, from reimagining Star Wars to who can draw the best unicorn.

One of the most recent challenges that piqued my interest was to redesign the poster for Jim Henson’s Labyrinth, starring David Bowie and Jennifer Connelly as it’s one of my favourite films as a kid and now as an Adult (debatable).

I’m not one for competitions so was hesitant if not unwilling to participate.

Then it came to me, what does Labyrinth mean to me when I think about it?

What started as a joke became my entry, then I actually had a look at the brief and figured if it was a remake, it made perfect sense for it to be a Russ Meyer film so here you go (I have no idea why):

The final entries can be seen here.

Josh

Street Fighter Collab

October 3, 2010

I feel old.

I’m not, I just feel like I am.

About a week or so ago we had a family friend and her son over for the weekend. I was about to go out and had let the son use my computer for facebook or whatever whilst I was getting ready. I walk past him and see he’s playing some browser based football game on facebook. I thought, if you’re going to waste time playing games at least play a good one, so I said:

Me: Do you want to play a real game?

Him: What game is it?

Me: Street Fighter 4.

Him: What is Street Fighter 4?

Me: You know? Street Fighter 4.

Him: No, what is Street Fighter 4?

Me: I don’t believe this, you must know Street Fighter!

Him: No I don’t! What is Street Fighter?!?!

Me:
It’s STREET FIGHTER! One of the greatest beat ’em ups EVER made!

Him:
Do you mean the game that came before Tekken?

Me: …. (sigh) yes, the game that came before Tekken.

Besides making me feel like an old man it got me thinking about a street fighter pardoy a friend of mine had found on newgrounds a while ago and had linked to me. I thought it was pretty funny and worth sharing.

It’s on newgrounds if you want to see it in better quality and also allows you to select individual sketches.

BEWARE: There are some odd ones, some of them are pretty dark…but on the whole it’s funny stuff.

Josh

Le Cafe

July 28, 2010

For the past few weeks i’ve been stayed in, watched lots of films and spent a lot of time on the internet…wait that doesn’t sound right…

Ah well, I know I should probably get out a bit more, but recurring habits are hard to beat and other than the slight blurring of reality, uncertainty as to whether or not memories are in fact memories rather than bits of films or lucid dreams there are no harmful side effects to report. So far…

Anyhoo I stumbled upon this nice little piece of animation. It’s fast, frenetic, funny and French!

There’s a higher quality version for all of you who don’t care for subtitles or can comprenez le français sans assisstance Anglais – see what I did there?

Enjoy!

Josh