Documenting the ongoing, eight-year production of an animated microbudget outer space monster explosion spaceship crash robot movie, produced by Frank Panucci. Starring Kevin (MADMAN PONDO) Canady and Desiree Ferrari
In the late 1990s and early 2000s when I was teaching myself spittle effects animation, creating fake UFO footage was a fun thing to do. I posted some of the resulting shots on usenet and elsewhere without attribution, doing my part to sow seeds of confusion. Early this morning one of the UFO sequences turned up in the wee hours on the Discovery Channel (or one of its diluted offsharts) in a show called, approximately, "The Strangest UFO Cases Ever." Amused, I did a quick Google search and discovered those very same scenes have been uploaded by a number of different people over the years, none of them indicating the video didn't originate with them. At some point, a little story became attached to the video, which has followed the video from place to place, dutifully copied and pasted. A few creative individuals have even re-edited the video, and added festive soundtracks. Ain't that spatial!
It's been a while. Some day soon I'll have to upload the trickle of newly-finished REPERKUSSIONZ stuff. More shots are done. Upconverting to HD has presented some issues (the project has been going on so long, HD wasn't a mandatory thing when it started). In most instances, it's actually easier to simply re-do entire shots. On the upside, some new software has made other animation processes go more quickly.
Meanwhile, a steady stream of other work crosses the desk, most mundane but some slightly more interesting, such as this ten-day quicky video for previous collaborator VOLT 9000's song TRANCERS:
Anyway, REPKUSSIONZ lives on! Although, the tubes rammed up its nose and the bolted-on diaper make it difficult to jump around in the sprightly fashion once afforded by youth.
Watch this space. No one can hear you scream here.
The production of REPERKUSSIONZ continues, but it's slowed to a sub-glacial pace, as opposed to the previous drying-paint pace. The economic bumps in the road, described in earlier posts, have become frequent enough to transform the discrete thumps into a megahertz whine. ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■
Why I am I posting now? I just bumped into Pondo at the drug store, and that reminded me I hadn't updated this blog in forever. I haven't seen him in, like, two years? He lives a half-block away, so travel distance prevents casual contact. It's true. I almost never leave my apartment. It would probably be best if you believe that's a joke.
I see Desiree more often, maybe twice a year, because she is my niece by marriage (as of last December) and even I can't escape every family event. Remember, GOOGLE's "Desiree Ferrari" is not the same as REPERKUSSIONZ's "Desiree Ferrari". It's a common name, and your confusion is forgiven.
So... REPERKUSSIONZ... to be released by world's end - or sooner!
Anyway... at the moment, I have no work on my desk. Prospects look dim as the economy collapses. My answering machine insists someone calling himself a "landlord" wants "money", although I'm not sure what those fancy financial terms mean. The bright side? Down time means more time to attend REPERKUSSIONZ duties. Last time I said that, a motion graphics job that lasted four months suddenly materialized. Cross fingers and wish for the most pleasant outcome...
Perhaps REPERKUSSIONZ will be completed on a PC plugged into my Toyota's cigarette lighter.