Archive for July, 2010
Here at last, is the first of our Challenge Films for Sty TV! And a trailer…
The Edinburgh comedy awards have long championed the best and most creative comedy. For years they were sponsored by Perrier, these days they endure a lager brand name. And they have just incurred the wrath of my favourite stand-up, Stewart Lee, by coming up with the most unimaginative, meaningless and generic way of promoting their new-found alliance. They want the Internet public to vote for their ‘Comedy God,’ from all previous winners and nominees. Yes, the idea is so beige and pathetic that it’s pretty embarrassing to think someone was paid to come up with it. It associates the best, most creative comedy, with commercial blandness and tired ITV talent show-style voting. In a now well-circulated e-mail rant, Stewart Lee implored “Who among those you are asking to vote has even heard of The Frank Chickens, who for all anyone under 30 knows may be the best act on the list? It is not possible for the outcome of this vote to have any credibility.” He’s right of course. And that’s why I’m asking you all to vote for the Frank Chickens as your Comedy God. No, I’ve never heard of them either. Apparently they are “an...
Richard and Dan are currently embarking upon the first of the Wicked Pig Challenges for StyTV, which will hit your computer screens very soon. Their first challenge is to make a fiver into a fortune… Meanwhile, all previous records for Bakery video viewing figures have been shattered by our Sty Tv Introduction video which has now been seen by over 23,000 people! It’s absurd. It’s ridiculous. It’s . . . more than the population of Aberystwyth.
Myself and Tom German have worked tirelessly to get this baby off the ground. We hope it confuses you. And entertains you too. www.ekcapa.org
We hope you like it. The paint’s still wet in a few places, so please bear with us while we make the finishing touches. You’ll also notice that Chef Julian has returned from his 7 months travelling abroad. He has presents for everyone, but he’s also bought himself a new iPhone4 and will now resume his duties as our official representative on Twitter. So, have a look around – what do people think of webakestuff.co.uk version 3?
I present to thee my final piece of work whilst at Escape Studios. Everything was completed by myself from modeling, tracking, removing lens distortion, removing tracking markers, through to rendering and compositing (with quite a few other steps in between!). (Edit: Due to legal reasons I have to state that Gate “did the acting”). So, as short and sweet as it may be, enjoy! (as always crits of the goods and the bads are always welcomed) Chef Adam