Thursday, July 05, 2007

Odds and Bends

Backstage Live is launching very soon, and you'll hear about it first, (or second), right here! We're currently working on getting a theme song and opening sequence for the new show. If you have any ideas, let me know.

And stay tuned for another blog very soon on the Platform Animation Festival that happened right here in Portland!

And now, a very special clip from Sesame Street:

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

We're back!

There's big news in Clips & Quips country. Just when you thought the end was near, Clips & Quips is moving cross country, getting a new name, a new look, and a new lease on life. At the end of August, we'll be joining forces with Groupee, (an awesome Seattle company), to launch Backstage Live. But you don't have to take my word for it. You can read Groupee CEO Ted O'Neill's blog about it here. So, to clarify- New coast, same host, new name.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Animators love Oregon

Portland, OR isn't only a beautiful and livable city, (as though that weren't enough), it's also home to the new Platform International Animation Festival. The festival starts up in a few weeks and will be playing host to filmmakers and animators from across the globe. Head honchoes from Pixar, Aardman, Disney, Cartoon Network, and other studios will all be converging in the city of roses to talk shop and show off their newest work. Plus, there will be all sorts of funky installations popping up around town. So are you coming? Can't make it to Portland on such short notice? Well, don't worry. I'll be checking it all out, and I'll make sure to keep you posted...

For now, you can check out the festival's website.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Minor league baseball

Thursday, June 07, 2007

One more time...

Last night I saw Knocked Up for the second time. It's still awesome, and I'm already getting pumped for the DVD, (which probably won't come out for a very long time...). Judd Apatow films lots of versions of each scene, so I'm sure a lot of of this will end up in DVD extras. Even if you watch the trailer, you'll notice different versions of scenes that aren't even in the movie.

To continue yesterdays list, here are a few more resons why celebrities are nothing like us:

• Biologically speaking, celebrities technically fall under the category of marsupials. This is because celebrity babies are born premature and continue developing outside the womb, (often in a furry pouch). Dakota Fanning has mentioned this a few times in interviews.

• Celebrities consist on a diet rich in gasoline. Their bodies burn the fuel and convert it into fame.

• Famous people see colors differently than the rest of us. Red looks sort of greenish, gold looks violet, and blue has sort of a pinkish hue. So an Academy Award actually looks purple to them!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Stars- they're nothing like us

You always read in magazines how celebrities are just like us- they go shopping, they pump gas, they drink coffee, they have hands. Well, I am sick and tired of it, because it couldn't be farther from the truth. Famous people are not like us at all, and to combat those other lists, I've compiled my own list of examples to prove it.

• Famous people don't need to use the bathroom. It's unclear when this kicks in, but I've got it on good word that Jennifer Aniston hasn't visited a restroom since the second season of Friends.

• Famous people travel primarily through underground lairs in the earth's core. I guess it works sort of like those underground hallways they use at Disneyland so that two Mickeys will never run into each other. So does that mean there are two Lindsay Lohans?

• Famous people don't sweat, (or they may sweat gem stones- this is still being disputed). Meryl Streep stopped sweating partially when she won her Oscar for Kramer Vs. Kramer in 1980. Her sweat glands stopped production totally in 1983 when she won her second Oscar for Sophie's Choice. Tim Allen stopped sweating while recording the voice of Buzz Lightyear in Toy Story, though he resumed sweating halfway through production of The Santa Clause 3.

• Famous people live their lives in five dimensions. What's in these other dimensions? None of our kind knows, but it might have something to do with how Jude Law was in six movies in 2004.

• Some celebrities are also shape-shifters. Some of them may even have various personas. Have you ever seen Denzel Washington and Helen Hunt in the same movie? Perhaps that's because they're just two of the many personas of John Stamos.

And that's just to whet your appetite. There will be even more convincing and shocking examples tomorrow...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

New countdown...

So Knocked Up is out and it's already recouped it's budget in the first weekend. That means Judd Apatow has more money to hire me! Right? So I figured it's time for a new countdown on the Official Clips & Quips Countdown Widget. So let's count down till Willowbrook, (the daycamp I work at), starts. Nineteen days to go...