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2011: THE YEAR BEYOND WORDS

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This year has been dominated by huge news stories that shook the world. This video tries to show how it felt to live through 2011… the year beyond words.

(Warning: Contains graphic images)

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December 13, 2011 at 8:30 am

THE ONLY WAY IS CHELSEX

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Confession time!

I love The Only Way is Essex. I love Made In Chelsea. I cringe throughout both, but it is fun to see overly-priviledged people get stressed about their self-made problems.

Both shows are back on air for new series so I decided to mash them up with some voice-swapping. What would happen if Joey Essex sounded like a cad and the posh types sounded like them people from that county wot’s in the south of Ingland where they drive them white cars and that and go to restaurants and, like, eat and have rows and that and stuff, d’you know what I mean babes…?




It’s already been shared over 500 times, including by Made In Chelsea’s Francis Boulle. The view count is up to 2,400 on day one so I’m hoping this one’s going to grow…

Francis Boulle Tweets Chelsex

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October 4, 2011 at 10:41 am

TELEGRAPH HILL

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Telegraph Hill Logo

I’ve teamed up with some very talented people to start a new company called Telegraph Hill.

We’re working on Hollyoaks, The Fades and The London Pleasure Gardens. KAPOW! Not a bad start, huh?

Much more to come, will update again soon…

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September 25, 2011 at 10:09 pm

GLASTONBARRY

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In June I went to the world-famous Glastonbury festival and made this film out of photographs.  It was shot and edited on site within 24 hours before the festival began…

 

We were there working on several film projects for Shangri-La, part of the the late night area of the festival. This meant six days of the best filmmaking fun of my life but also six muddy days without a shower.

Glastonbarry

It’s fair to say we all smelled…OF AWESOME.

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August 19, 2011 at 1:40 pm

BARBERSHOPERA – I COULD HAVE MARRIED KATE

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Here’s a solid, undeniable fact… people do not express themselves using barbershop often enough.

I actually used to despair in that fact, until I met Barbershopera. These guys are talented. Like, really talented. If I was in charge of Radio 4, 5 Live… actually any radio station where people could speak, I’d get these guys on. Thanks to producer Ben Walker (who co-produced our Doc Brown comedy vids) we collaborated and made a spoof music video in time for the royal wedding. It’s called I Could Have Married Kate and features four dejected people and one horse who thought they had a shot with Kate Middleton… but in the end it just didn’t work out.

The video was featured in The Sun, ICanHasCheezburger CBC Canada, WhatsOnStage, Chortle UK, Chortle Australia, Comedy.co.uk, CurrentTV, Euronews, AsiaOne, Kontraband, Prankies, The Poke, 3 News New Zealand, Stuff New Zealand, KateMiddleton.com, local news in Bolton, Derbyshire, Birmingham, Amersham and Brockley and was played on Australian breakfast TV where they showed the bit with Prince William with a cock and balls on his head LOLZ.

Barbershopera Video on Australian TV showing Prince Williams cock and balls oops

It was a great project, we turned it around really quickly and I can’t wait to do more music video and comedy projects now I’m freelancing full time. The whole thing fell together easily and I’m really proud of what we’ve created.

If you know anyone who needs a director… call me.

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May 3, 2011 at 10:25 am

QUICK! JUMP ON THAT BANDWAGON

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A few weeks ago when Charlie Sheen started going utterly batshit crazy I had an idea to dub a scene from Mad Men and make it about him.

Charlie Sheen fired from Sterling Cooper

I wanted the characters to discuss how they’d hired Charlie Sheen as their new creative and it wasn’t quite working out, even bearing in mind his big, if slightly edgy, list of accounts (Vaseline, Durex… Sarah Palin for President).

I’ve done voiceovers before, like the IKEA cats parody, so the aim was to do something a bit different. I’ve always been interested in English-language shows being dubbed in a foreign tongue, ever since I watched a completely incomprehensible episode of Blossom on a childhood holiday to Spain.

Thus a plan was formed… dub the scene in Japanese and make it look like the subtitles are wrong. That way I could say whatever I liked, and even take a pop at Mel Gibson. Zing!

Being in London and finding Japanese spoken words without music and sound effects is actually a lot harder than you might expect. I ended up using iTunes to download Japanese business podcasts, using a different one for each character. I have absolutely no idea what anyone is saying so fingers crossed it isn’t racist.

Charlie Sheen fired from Sterling Cooper for being mental

I would embed the video here, but Lionsgate claimed it as copyrighted material and disabled embedding, before slapping on-screen ads right where the subtitles sit. It’s annoying but I guess it’s part of this transitional phase we’re going through as traditional TV and the internet try to mesh together. I don’t quite understand it… would Lionsgate prefer the show became irrelevant and that no-one wanted to parody, edit, mash-up, remix or generally spread the word about it?

THis post isn’t designed to be ranty, so I’ll keep this brief… I understand companies like Lionsgate don’t want people putting whole episodes online. However, genuine fans (like me) wanting to buy the latest Mad Men DVD legally and GIVE LIONSGATE MY MONEY can’t do so because the DVD isn’t released in the UK for months after the series aired. It’s still not available to buy, over one month after I first looked and many months since it was released in the USA. They could gladly have had my money but turned it down, then disabled embedding and slapped ads on a two minute mash up.

What a crazy world we live in.

Anyway, the bottom line is Charlie Sheen is mad as a fruit cake, Mad Men is an amazing show and making this video made me laugh.

I hope it makes you laugh too.

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March 10, 2011 at 9:47 am

SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE ON BBC THREE

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As a 12-year-old boy making my first animations on my parents’ video camera (a Sharp Viewcam… classic), I never quite thought I’d say this but… I’ve got some animations in a TV show this week.

Secrets of the Universe is BBC Three’s first ever science show. Hosted by a good friend of mine – the hunky, funky science junky that is Mr Greg Foot – the show aims to explain what we’re made of and how we got here. My animations include the title sequence and all the ‘science bits’ throughout the show, and include pipe cleaners, a bedsheet and a tin of tuna.

I can honestly say this isn’t your average science show, so give it a watch if you get chance… this Thursday 4th Nov, 8pm on BBC Three.

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October 30, 2010 at 7:53 pm

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