Here’s our latest video, made for McDonald’s and Coke. It’s currently airing in movie theatres and on television, throughout the states. As with the last T-Shirt War video, it all started with a series of brainstorming sessions with Rhett & Link about what the video needed, and figuring out the gags. Once the basic designs were approved(I’ll post some of the "rejected" designs soon), I then went ahead and created the final versions you see in the video. Joe Penna came back again to photograph and edit it to perfection. And, like before, I also abused my face to create all of the sound effects. Enjoy!
I just got back from a whirlwind McDonald’s and Coke commercial shoot with Rhett & Link and Joe Penna. Like T-Shirt War before it, I created all the art and animation as well as the sound design. *thwack!*
The fine folks at Webnation had me come in on Wednesday, and talk about my experiences with internet video. For those who don’t know, “internet video” is a new form of touch football. With lasers, or something.
Click pic for video page. Jump to the 10 minute mark to see me mumble.
I just got back from a great trip in North Carolina, visiting my pals Rhett & Link. We've got a fantastic video in the works, but because of some delays out of our control, that video won't be seeing the light of day until November..ish. I also had the pleasure of spending some time with the enormously talented Joe Penna, who will be directing that video.
Speaking of directing, Link directed my upcoming music video. Say tuned for that, I'm just in the editing process now.
The Globe & Mail have written a cool article about Toronto rapper Abdominal, an artist I had the privilege of featuring on Youtube recently. There are a few quotes from me sprinkled throughout. Here's part of the piece :
Abdominal's video was selected for the YouTube homepage (U.S. and Canada) by Billy Reid of verytasteful.com, who YouTube tapped to pick his favourites for the hot spot. Reid is a Toronto based artist who creates original quirky music videos that have earned him a YouTube fan base, like the popular “ White Chicks & Gang Signs.” Reid made a conscious effort to select Canadian videos, especially ones that haven't been showcased on YouTube.
Well, so far 2008 is coming along nicely. I'm currently working at CBC this month, helping out at Radio 3 (a great group of people, btw). I'm also in the process of creating a new video with Vancouver photographer Adam Schelle. We're excited about the idea, and hopefully we'll be able to shoot that sometime next week. I also have some cool news involving YouTube, but I'll post that sometime next week or so.
Keep you eye on the site, I'll be posting new music very, very soon.
I've been working hard these last two weeks over in Vancouver for CBC's upcoming show Exposure. I'm basically writing, producing and editing pieces right now, with a little composing for good measure. The show doesn't premiere for another 6 weeks, but you can check out the site at cbc.ca/exposure. I encourage any of you guys n' gals to upload your best stuff to the site, as you could get your stuff broadcast on national television. There is also a cool $25,000 web development deal that you could win, so check it out.