November 9, 2009 at 4:51 pm (Equipment/Resources, News) (alexander bethune, dundee, justyn rowe, kyle titterton, liam johnston, man alive studios, networking, scotland, scottish social work, stuart hamilton, terror 'neath the tay, the adventures of moonface and torchboy)
Hello out there!
Today’s blog is just a cheeky wee one, as I’m just squeezing it in at the end of the day. This weekend’s been crazy busy – we’ve been filming some fun sketches for the Scottish Social Work peeps, as well as attending the premiere of “Terror ‘Neath the Tay” on Saturday night at the Dundee Odeon cinema.
We were invited to the premiere by one of our youtube chums, Kyle Titterton. He got in touch and asked us to make a fake trailer to be screened before his main feature (which was very entertaining, I have to say!). Along with our good chum, Alexander Bethune, we came up with this…
We were concerned it wasn’t going to be well-received on the night, but fortunately people were in a silly mood and we got a respectable number of giggles.
The best thing about it all though, was seeing the benefits of building relationships with other local film-makers and people in the “industry”. Our friend and mentor, Justyn Rowe, once told us that we should get to know as many other people in the same line of work as us, and not be afraid to help them out. They may be your competition, but they are also a powerful ally and resource!
Anyway, that’s all for now!
Have a great evening!
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July 14, 2009 at 11:00 am (News, Office Thoughts) (bananas, codes of practice, comedy sketches, dundee, facebook, liam johnston, man alive studios, poland, robot, scotland, scottish social work, stuart hamilton, twitter)
Hello out there, blog fans (yes, Phil and Pavel, I’m talking to you)!
What a long time it’s been since our last blog! Never fear, a new wave of blog euphoria has swept the “man ALIVE” office and we intend to blast you with a barrage of blog-type ammunition every day for the foreseeable future. We’re even about to set up a new youtube channel that will provide little easter eggs for you, yes YOU, to check out as you read. Isn’t that special?
Today, Stu and I are deliberating over some ideas for our new project with the Scottish Social Work department. The aim is to communicate the Codes of Practice in an entertaining way, and we’ve finally all agreed that the best way to do this is to bring a very small robot into the mix. If you have any ideas for funny scenarios involving little robots, feel free to send them our way, although we’ll nick them and use them, so be warned!
One of the reasons we’ve taken so long to blog again is that we’ve been away in Poland, which was INCREDIBLE! If you’d like to hear about why, or you just want some banter, please add us on facebook (stu/liam) or twitter (stu/liam) or both, and send us a wee message.
In the meantime, here’s a couple of our most recent sketches to keep you occupied…
P.S. When you say someone is still “green”, you know, like a “rookie”, is it because bananas are green when they’re not ripe? curious…
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