Monday, September 26, 2011

Plan Crumb from Outer Space (Look at Facebook etc..)

Hello coldies! I've got a case of wacom pen hurting my thumb... maybe I've woken up and forgotten how to use it. I don't know.
Whats up with the whole world of bloggers going onto Tumblr? Tumblr this, tumblr that. I suppose it does make things look a little bit prettier, but aarghhh. I'm okay, hold back!!!! FROM THE BEN AND JERRYS.

Then theres Google + and Facebook! Twitter, and myspace... forums. Forums were popular, I'm not sure if they still are... yes i think they are, have always been useful and sometimes 'family-like' places.
Myspace was a popular one for the kids! And personally, i prefered it to Facebook as it gave more space for interesting design and colours. Now i hate it, because it is ugly, strange how our views change.
Facebook stole the spotlight, i think it may have been older people that began it's popularity. Sure! I know the story, I've seen the film( On a plane mind ), it began with university stalking.
But around the world i reckon it was parents and grandparents getting it to connect with their friends from the past (A new Friends Reunited). Kids tried to avoid Facebook, guh!!! It don't have the templates, the automatic ear squelching music!! But ONE kid joined Facebook, either because they were interested or their mum forced them..... So then their friends join in the.. 'fun'.

And now Facebook is a human catalogue of Earth. Like Argos, but with people. (If you don't know what Argos is, it's a shop that works like the internet. You read a bible, choose your favourite appliance or.. anything really, write down it's number and recieve your object over a desk. It's weird and I avoid it all costs.)

I don't think anyone ever expected Facebook to get so big, but it is basically the HELLO OLDER GENERATION WELCOME TO THE INTERNET, YOUR KIDS ARE ALREADY HERE. (Apart from the COOL Adults at the time, like animators...... i remember a few websites.. Lovely name.
Now hardly anyone does stick animation anymore, and rightly so, it was weird. Weird weird weird and a huge part of my growing up. Then Adam Phillips came along with his brains and experience as a disney mouse. He brought his spark to Flash, a program originally developed to just... make flashy images.. or buttons for websites. But Adam, and a few other smart founder daddies i don't care about came along and rocked the internet.
But now even Flash is being rejected (Well SWF anyway) Newgrounds is getting much less talented peeps than the old days and a few less visitors. (This is not a facT, just a guess because i'm cool)

Youtube came along. Youtube used to be a video website. A website where you go and watch videos, most of the videos were teenagers moaning about life, or doing badly edited comedy sketches. Some of these teens actually became web celebrities. (For a bit)
Youtube is now clogged with videos, so many.. the amount of videos and Gig that youtube uses blows my mind, I can only imagine a never ending.. string.. how long is a piece of string? I always imagine a string thats been cut with scissors so that .. does not make any sense to me.
Conclusion, youtube is huge! EVERYONE uploads to it, whether it is feature films or just bad quality phone videos of cats.. falling... FALLING, falling.
So anyway Google comes along with its magic control stick and GETS THE POWA. Google buys Youtube and suddenly the internet begins to change.
Suddenly 'Google Videos' Remember them? They no longer exist... suddenly they get deleted, they wipe into nothingness.
Replaced with youtube, the king of all things. Google, Youtube...the controllers of the world...... So who are the biggest peeps on the internet? Google and Facebook?
Twitter comes along, actually giving quite a fresh view of a 'lots of people' website 'with lots of people saying stuff'. It's short, its sweet and you are limited to saying a short sentance so you don't embaress yourself in front of celebrities)
Accidently used one of Freud's jumpers to unclog the loo. And i think he already has a brown one

I gave Freud a day off today after a suspect shouted some offensive stuff at him. He did not see the suspect so i got away with it this time

Facebook, Youtube and Twitter.

Google + is on the way, on it's horse to save the day.
I'd like to say it gives a fresh new look to Facebook... but theres something about it.... about Google.

I have 3 google email accounts, and because of the connected nature of ALL THINGS GOOGLE when ever i want to check these different emails, my Youtube channel logs out, then logs into another... (As my emails are connected to youtube)
So when i comment on your youtube video i could be ANYONE! Well out of three, my main channel (My preferred log in), my second channel and the Two Detectives channel. I never thought the internet could be wrapped up together, taming the internet.
So...Well something needs to be fixed there.
As if i decided to check one of my emails right now, this blogger would log out and I'd have to log back in to continue this.. ranty thing.

Anyway. That was the history of the internet from my perspective ............ well not really, but it was a blob of the social aspect (Any names used in this rant are completely fictional)

I like Google +, because its all white, like an ipod (I do not own any apple products, i have never owned any, maybe one day, when i see one in the market for 3 pounds... though i would like to get myself an MP3 player for ma moosic)

Facebook is big, like youtube, it is hard to imagine it exists, when it does. It is noisy and messy, it never started like that, but there ya go. I want to leave it, like many do, but with the connections there are on it, family and business, it would be silly to depart.

Twitter is good, also messy but more likable than Faceberk. And it is very easy to pretend you are a celebrity!

A song from Anna in the Aviary

The Daily Crumb

Friday, September 23, 2011

Cliff and the End (Reviews ~)

Short Film reviews:

"i loved it. that was soo sweet! I especially liked the cloud! it was adorable. "
- Kaja.tan

"XD lol~ A CHILDREN film? XD I freaked out when the witch was shot! XD This is awesome!"

"Suuuuper cute! I love the ending! "say something cliff!" "aaah~" *peck* ----Silence--- xD Super darling film with good characters and very good animation!"
- Ribb0ns

"That was a very cute production. I loved it."
- Limejuid

Topleka left us a rather brilliant review aimed mostly at the voice acting
"Nicely done. Lovely animation, interesting story, and a satisfying, if not slightly scary conclusion. This is possibly one of the spookier children's films I've seen, but I think it's still age-appropriate. Is this part of a bigger story? While the plot all came together well enough, I'm confused by the Warrior character. He doesn't seem to add much to the plot at all, but it seems like there's a bigger story behind him and Para Cat. Will that be explored later on?

Miss Locket - I really liked your voice, especially during the intro. Evil enough to be scary, but not over the top. If I'm not mistaken, you sounded older after the time jump which is great. I think she could have afforded to be more annoyed when everyone was trying to stop her, but that's a nitpick on my part.

Tam - You have a really sweet voice, and I love the kindness and warmth that you gave the character. I think some of the lines could have done with being called out more ("Cliff!", "Here I come!"), but she sounded really timid instead. The "I'm a friend...Tam! Tam! I mean...Tam..." was adorable, though. It made me smile.

Para Cat - The voice you used was fantastic, and it matched the character very well. I don't know if you were doing post-pro dubbing or not, but the lines felt like you were delivering them slower than everyone else. It made the pacing feel a little off, but I like your energy and warmth.

Cliff - Definitely younger sounding that I expected. Good delivery, though.

Captain Sinkshipndrown - Proper sea captain voice. bo_o

Warrior - Nicely done. The character itself is rather a stereotype, and you managed to solidify his character immediately.

Ghost Voice - Appropriately ethereal. Wish I could have heard more. D: "

"I can't begin to tell you how much I loved this animation of yours. Do you plan to do a "making of" for it? Those are always my favorite. I can tell you used some type of animation program (Adobe Flash?) but you obviously have some classical training or at least you went for a more traditional animation approach. Well done =) Really great. I'd love to see you expand this universe, it's really awesome."
- Goomba478

"That was freakin' adorable. It was just so, so well put together and the music and voice acting was rad."
- 007Meepit

"Extremely imaginative story! I feel that your characters had some unique personality to them and seeing a sort of cute could with the witch was very strange but also makes it not so clique! I really did enjoy this Munch your work is progressing so well. The animation style is becoming so fluent now and the art style looks brilliant and recognizable as your own style. Was great to see Para cat again oh how I missed him! planning on extending this?"
- Laura2Daisy

"I really liked it :)

Your zany humour wrapped around a cute story. Works perfectly.

Nice music, too."
- Brakkenimation

"Absolutely adorable. :D The animation is great, the story is so sweet and the voice actors are brilliant. I loved every second of it! ^^ And I spent today looking forward to seeing it. :D

Fantastic work!"
- Shadowdax

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Doctor Who Animation: Dalek in LOVE

Enjoy my first Widescreen youtube video!! WOO
Also another collab with Lana Cohen (RainyDayBlues)

Video Below

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- The Daily Crumb