Archive for the Animation Category

HEADLINING VEGAS

Posted in Andy Milonakis, Animation, Big Fat Brain, Harry Shearer, My Damn Channel, New Media, Presidential, Press, Vegas with tags , , , , on April 17, 2008 by Rob Barnett

Thanks to the NAB and especially to Ashley Howell, Chris Marlowe, and Rochelle Winters for inviting us to present in Vegas yesterday. Thanks to Jon Healey from the LA Times for moderating – and to Harry Shearer & Andy Milonakis for making the trip.

We filled a room of about 350-400 humans and started by showing a few of our original videos.  Fun seeing hundreds LOL at YSAP – up on a huge megascreen – and cool to see a crowd feel the bass of music produced by Don Was.

Harry Shearer made news – announcing “THE ALPHAS” – a project he’s been developing for 10 years – and the most ambitious new work making its way to My Damn Channel.

“THE ALPHAS” is motion-capture animation of the highest quality (Beowulf) – done in the fastest turnaround ever achieved (less than 5 day production cycles). Here’s more:

Imagine seeing the best-known people in politics and the media, every week, in hilariously private situations.  Not actors in makeup, but what looks and sounds like the real President, candidates, anchors, and the rest. That’s the idea behind “The Alphas”, a revolutionary new concept in topical sketch comedy.  Written and performed by Harry Shearer, who’s notched more than two decades as a creator of topical satire on his weekly public radio broadcast, “Le Show”, along with two memorable seasons on “Saturday Night Live”, “The Alphas” includes no makeup, no celebrity cameos.  Instead, utlizing a trio of cutting-edge motion-capture technologies–harnessed for the first time to a “week-of-air” production schedule, “The Alphas” features startlingly realistic computer-animated versions of the movers, shakers and yakkers.  They’re not lifelike–thanks to the technology and Shearer’s performances, they’re alive.  And every week, they’re deftly and drolly revealed for all their pretensions, resentments, jealousies and anxieties–all the good stuff, online just days after production.

Here’s the first news coverage from the LA Times and the Digital Content Producer Magazine with thanks for the ‘ink’ & correction to Michael Goldman.

THURSDAYS (NOT THURSDAYS)

Posted in Animation, Don Was, Steve Kerper, Wasmopolitan Cavalcade of Recorded Music with tags , , , , , , , on February 28, 2008 by Rob Barnett

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You can tell by the title I’m just not getting enough 07/08 sleep. Pathetic. But heading to ‘church’ tonight for kickoff of the next leg of the Springsteen tour. That & today’s 2 new videos will keep me vertical.

Every Thursday Don Was presents NEW music recorded & produced for you free of charge. Grab the MP3’s & steal the music videos with thanks to a generous grant from our friends at LINCOLN.

Today’s new music premiere is just what the doctor ordered – reggae rock from the band COMMON SENSE. Their first My Damn Channel video is called “STRANGE ONE.”

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The band is based in a very important town for our new media mission – LAGUNA BEACH, CA. It’s homebase for Okapi Ventures where Marc Averitt is a lead backer & board member at My Damn Channel. Surf’s most definitely UP. 

If comedy’s your Thursday calling – head to one of newest channels: CARNIVAL of STUFF. Steve Kerper & the mighty men at Asterisk present our first animated series: “INVASION” – episode 3 – SQUIRRELS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN:

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VIDEO PREMIERES THIS WEEK

Posted in A.D. Miles, Animation, Big Fat Brain, Coolio, Don Was, Donnie Hoyle, Harry Shearer, Horrible People, My Damn Channel, New Series, Steve Kerper, Wasmopolitan Cavalcade of Recorded Music, You Suck at Photoshop with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2008 by Rob Barnett

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A lot of video sites wish they could be YouTube. We don’t. We’re true to our plan to premiere at least one major video every day.

 Here’s a cheat sheet for the week ahead:   

Monday/President’s Day: 

HORRIBLE PEOPLE – episode 2 – our brand new evil soap opera continues

Tuesday: 

HARRY SHEARER’s FOUND OBJECTS – MIKE HUCKABEE – Caught on Tape

Wednesday: 

COOKIN’ WITH COOLIO – episode 2 – SHAKA ZULU!

Thursday: 

CARNIVAL of STUFF CHANNEL – INVASION – episode 2 – our damn animation….and…..more NEW music from DON WAS & THE WASMOPOLITAN CAVALCADE OF RECORDED MUSIC

Friday: 

BIG FAT BRAIN CHANNEL – YOU SUCK AT PHOTOSHOP – no….you really suck.

SNEAK PEAK LEEK

Posted in A.D. Miles, Animation, Coolio, My Damn Channel, New Media, New Series, Steve Kerper with tags , on February 2, 2008 by Rob Barnett

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email me at Rob@MyDamnChannel.com if you want to see, snack or attack sneak previews of our 3 new channels launching MONDAY FEB 11

A CHRISTMAS CARTOON

Posted in Animation, My Damn Channel with tags , , , , , on December 24, 2007 by Rob Barnett

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS from the Saints & Sinners at MyDamnChannel – Better than The Queen’s YouTube channel:

http://mydamnchannel.com/channel.aspx?episode=350

Written by
Kate Christensen

Sound Design by
Matt Simnowitz

Animation by
Dan Pinto
Bryan Brinkman
Matt Gaston