Here’s some of the not really award winning in the literal sense short film and animation work I’ve done in my whirlwind post college life. They’ll make you laugh. They’ll make you cry. They’ll make you think. In that order too, I’m almost positive.
Citizen Magnificent Productions
Any good witty, strange, esoterically meaningful bordering on pretentious production logo/vanity needs an equally vainglorious animation to go with it. I started this way back in 2003 and lost interest because animation is tedious and hard and I’m not a very good artist. But in the following years I’d revisit it in fits and starts, finally completing it in 2015 when I had some practice under my belt. It’s all superhero/Street Fighter II style nonsense. I did the ridiculous music in Garageband, trying to emulate the over-cranked, hyper active stuff I remembered from the ubiquitous 70’s era PSA’s and such frequently seen by many a Massachusetts youngster while watching cartoons on WLVI 56, and maybe a smattering of Konami NES game music for good measure.
I woke up one day to find my friend had sent me audio of him taunting his 2 1/2 year old about the internet. I didn’t honestly didn’t recognize the voice as his and legit thought he was repeatedly playing audio at his kid from some sort of internet training tutorial. That, coupled with my not quite being able to parse what his kid was saying, lead me to envision what you see here.
I was unemployed at the time I made this and needed a project to keep my spirits up. I started this one in 2003 as well. Basically all I had out of that first session was the “newspaper sky” background, so that’s actually 2003 news. I had intended for a water creature to come out of the pool, basically like a surly version of the water tentacle from The Abyss, and something involving a vaguely rubber hose style boxing bird. In 2013, 10 years after starting it, I ended up with what you see here.
Nope, there’s really not much more to say about this one.