Duh-nuh-nuh-nuuuuuh!!

January 24, 2008 at 11:55 am (News, Office Thoughts) (, , , , , , )

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That, dear readers, is the victorious ‘item acquire’ jingle from the incredible Legend of Zelda series. And why would man, alive be needing such victory noises?

Why only because we’ve won a place on Pocket Short’s funding winners for 2008.
Better than a gold rupee any day.

This is obviously exciting and exhilarating news, as it means we can commence production on an episodic, hilarious mini series that will *highly* involve yer mobile phone. So stay tuned for more!

As the man, ALIVE resident artist, one of the things that really excites me is games. Videogames, specifically, and before you stop reading, hear me out: games, when crafted properly, can be as beautiful, powerful and memorable as any book or movie, and moreso, can grip you in a way those former media cannot.

Over the next wee while I’m going to use this opportunity to highlight and explain some of my faves, but for now I’m going to give you a smidgen of screenies from ones I really love.

Thanks for reading and keep checking back (and our main site) for new projects, updates and hijinks aplenty.

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Your Precious Blood!

January 21, 2008 at 11:02 am (News) (, , , , , , , , )

Last week was a good ‘un for the “man alive” gang!

It was competitions galore as James headed to an interview for this year’s “Pocket Shorts” (we got short-listed, woohoo!), we brainstormed three entries for the “done in 60 seconds” competition in Empire magazine, and another for the SIE 60 second shorts competition. We also completed work on a DVD of last year’s panto for the Social Work department of Dundee Council, lined up a couple of other things and filmed one of the entries for “done in 60 seconds”.

The idea for “done in 60 seconds” is to re-make a well-known film in (you guessed it) 60 seconds. We’re gonna do one each. This week we filmed my one, “Nosferatu”. Below you can see the magical moment when Phil (man alive’s good friend and whipping boy) dons the strangely condom-like bald cap to become Count Orlock.

Phil Becomes Orlock!

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In other news, I re-watched Aliens vs Predator last night! I know it’s a terrible film but some part of me just can’t help enjoying seeing an Alien and a Predator go head to head! It’s awesome! Maybe the new one will be good? Okay, it won’t. But I’m gonna go see it anyway!

I’ve added this video below for the banter. It’s a really amazing Batman fan-film. Anyone who knows me knows I’m disturbingly into Batman, so I might’ve put this on for that reason alone, but you’ll see how it ties in by the end. Enjoy!

L.

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Happy New Year

January 9, 2008 at 10:17 am (News) ()

Welcome back to the man, ALIVE team’s online blog. James, Liam and myself (Stuart) want to wish you a very happy new year, and we hope that you conquer everything this year has to throw at you!

A few tips for the new year:

Drink tea, it speeds up your metabolism
Whenever you’ve eaten, chew Wrigley’s
Read more
Some birds dance to attract a mate
Learn to dance
Open up a youtube account and subscribe to the manalivestudios
channel.
Watch Lost
Wii Boxing is dangerous
Wii Boxing is fun
oh and one last thing…enjoy our very short seasonal film

Have fun back at work. Hope this brings you some light relief. We look forward to all your replies so get posting on our blog!

Peace and love

man, ALIVE

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