So look what I taught myself to do yesterday! ROTOSCOPING! And with Magic Bullet Looks’ excellent Toonit 2 and my better than new fixed Macbook Pro with 16 g of ram and a solid state hard drive, I could actually do it in near-real time, and the render only took 12 hours. Amazing.
Akira The Don ft. Pixel – Stand Alone Complex 攻殻機動隊
In which I share my (no longer) secret recipe, many weeks in the refinement!
All music by Akira The Don. Songs included: Fun With Science, I Don’t Own A TV (Instrumental), Steven Wells He Was The Greatest (Instrumental), We Won’t Be Broke Forever Baby (Instrumental)
Ingredients: 1 red onion, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 tin of plum tomatoes, 1 pinch of smoked salt, 2 thirds of a cup of brown sugar, 3 tablespoons of Worcestershire Sauce, one gob of molasses, one tablespoon of tomato pure, a generous carpeting of chili flakes
Good luck making your sauce! Let me know how it goes, and what other How To… videos you’d like to see in the future!
Meanhwile, I just got a new Google+ page. I’ll mainly be using it for INTERACTIVE DONCASTS. I’ve just sussed out how to have music and voice going at the same time and shit. IT IS MAD FLY.
Speaking of which, check this dope ass thing GobbleGames made:
Two dope videos for you today my brothers and sisters! Below we have myself and brothers Narstie and Ev Dash, performing Games For The Thrones all acoustic like on a (yes) balcony (as blogged about when it happened a few weeks back)… not just any balcony, mind, but the balcony of that great big Methodist Church in central London, the one where Luke and Mary Turner’s dad runs things in the manner of the head of a church, which is sort of what he is.
The session came out very dope, I am happy to report, despite us only getting one take and not being particularly rehearsed and Ev cocking up the end. Good work Balcony dudes! ALL HAIL!
The second video, then, is a pretty mightily serendipitous affair. A few hours ago I was like, crap, I need to put a video on my new Youtube Channel, there hasn’t been one since Saturday! SO I looked in my Competed VIdeos folder, and I saw THIS… Thank You Beyonce, a thing I created at the behest of the 02 a few months back, to celebrate Beyonce’s series of shows at the former Millennium Dome. I’d started a version with titles, that I was going to out on my channel, so I decided right there and then to FINSIH THAT THING, right away, in the manner of the head of a company (which I am). Anyway, when I’d finished it and was rendering, the internets informed me that today is NATIONAL BEYONCE DAY, and also that very same Beyonce’s flipping BIRTHDAY! HOLY SYNCH BATMAN!
Anyway, enjoy this thing of beauty, it made me cry while I was creating it. Those people love that woman SO MUCH.
(Oh and if someone want’s to make a list of all of them that would super, I haven’t time right now, I have to go and do a boxing lesson and make a record and go to the doctors’ and feed my family and stuff)
I remembered the existence of this bootleg the other morning, when Ravey Dave Cameron’s comments about being “disappointed” he didn’t get to bomb Syria lead me to listen to Sumner and Marr’s Electronic supergroup for the first time in years. I found myself rapping Prodigy’s lyrics over the top, and was like, ‘oh crap! I did that bootleg that one time!’ Upon digging it out, I discovered it was ACE, so I gave it a quick remaster and upped it as part of my plot to get everything I ever did that’s good on the new Youtube Channel.
ENJOY! And let me know if there’s anything specific you want dusting off uploading!
Kicking off my new weekly video series with a BANG ! And A BVVVVVVVVRMMMMMVVHHHVVVRMMM sort of a noise! Welcome to How To…. LIKE A DON! In which I impart my many knowledges upon thy ass, in the name of MANKIND’S BETTERMENT!
Let me know any topics you’d covering, skills you’d like divulging, esoteric techniques you’d like explaining, that sort of thing. I know a ferryload of super useful shit and am here for you and I live to serve.
I really love this piece of music, and have been wanting to make visual for it ever since it came out. This afternoon one of my Twitter gang posted a blog post I’d done of Kirby videos a few years back, mentioning today would have been Jack’s birthday (it’s still his birthday actually, whether he has a physical form in this reality or not). Anyway, I took that as a reason to stop what I was doing and make this video, whilst simultaneously feeding Hercules (who had a working title of Galactus for a day or so whilst in utero), in the manner of the head of a company.
PENBLWYDD HAPUS JACK! LONG LIVE THE KING!
Meanwhile, I advise you to head over to the shop to snap up one of these ultra rare and ultra dope individually hand-drawn The Life Equation CDs:
WOAH! LOOKIT THOSE! Holy crap!
That’s right, beloved reader, a very limited number of hand-drawn, numbered The Life Equation CDs are now aviliable in the Don Shop, for the insane price of £10 (ten pounds).
Each CD comes with a signed note of authenticity and a BRITISH SWEET.
And yes we ship worldwide.
OK, I am going to go and decide wether to go to bed or watch Breaking Bad now. I’ve been rewatching the whole thing from the start, and have just got to the first of these brand new episodes. GASSSSSSSSSSS!