music

My favorite of Dudebro’s Adult Swim Station ID’s

Here on a site called Bumpworthy, you can see Dudebro playin’ it up, far out on the rings of a disco Saturn:

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Dudebro! For Adult Swim!

 

Back in March, I had the privilege of building and performing the puppet for the “Mad Drummer” station ID’s for the TV channel Adult Swim. Basically, a drummer is superimposed over various scene elements such as a black hole, a spinning galaxy, and an exploding fireball. His drumming intensifies according to the scene. I built the puppet in less than a week, and it was a huge head, made to sit atop a real drummer’s head.

He was lovingly dubbed “Dudebro” by the cast and crew. 🙂

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Happy New Year!

I LOVE lion dances! The athletic ability of the dancers is just…astounding. Yes, keep in mind every time a lion stands on its hind legs, that’s the guy in the back holding the head guy up on his shoulders.

And they are sill fine puppeteers through it all. he heads move and blink and twitch their ears,giving you the illusion that the lions are completely real….you believe!

Recorded on January 27, 2009,this was the lion dance performance at the Shatin Racegrounds prior to the opening day of races for 2009 – Year of the Ox.

LAND OF CONFUSION–Genesis

This terrific video features puppets by the British TV show Spitting Image. After Phil Collins saw a disfigured version of himself on the show, he commissioned the show’s creators, Peter Fluck and Roger Law, to create puppets of the entire band, as well as all the characters in the video.Directed by John Lloyd & Jim Yukich and produced by Jon Blair, the video won the short lived Grammy Award for Best Concept Music Video during the 1988 Grammys. It was also nominated for an MTV Video Music Award for Best Video of the Year in 1987, but lost to “Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel( Genesis’ former lead singer!).