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Kirsten hits it out of the box.

March 26th, 2009

As promised, here’s  Kirsten Lepore’s fun take on the Fredbot. We’ll be using this at the end of our HD shows going forward. First up? Fanboy & Chum Chum. When we went HD for Ape Escape we used a temp card, but now we’re the real deal.

I’ve always liked the end tag we’ve used for the last 12 years (!) but I’m way too impatient to have gone so long without a change. Actually, now that I think about it, we’re probably going to make a bunch of completely different ones and continue rotating them randomly. It’ll be way more fun for our viewers.

The one thing that will absolutely not change is the audio logo. Optic Nerve created it for us and they did their usual amazing job; it’s one of the most distinctive pieces of its kind. All our tags will use it as a baseline.

Thanks so much to Kirsten (and Jon Kane at Optic). Here’s hoping it’s only the first thing we do together.

Moleskine storyboard template.

March 21st, 2009

I was searching something on Flickr, and this fun thing popped up:

“Moleskine Hack: Turn a Large Sketchbook into a Storyboard Notebook …after constructing one in Adobe Illustrator I was able to transform a Large Moleskine Sketchbook into a Large Moleskine Storyboard notebook with very little effort…. be the envy of all your friends!”

His blog had the printable file, but it’s shut down. So I hacked one together myself and you can download it here (it’s probably not perfectly perfect, but it should work fine).

Turn a Large Sketchbook into a Storyboard Notebook.

Kirsten does Fredbot.

March 21st, 2009


We all fell in love with Kirsten Lepore’s work when she was the first “featured filmmaker” on Channel Frederator a few weeks ago.

It came at a great time; we need a new HD production tag for the posting of the first episodes of Fanboy & Chum Chum. I thought it would be fun to have Kirsten make us a claymation tag (don’t want to be biased toward 2D, flash, or CG, do we?). Here’s a few of the Fredbot sample stills she sent over.

Isaac Hayes?

March 18th, 2009

Fred & Isaac Hayes (!)
Issac Hayes, on the set of “Me Music. It’s Mine.” New York City, 2000
Sonicnet.com [logo]

When stars are involved in projects we’re producing I usually stay far away.

Except in 1978 when I was working in Los Angeles radio and Marvin Gaye came by to promote his latest release. And in 2000, when I was running MTV Networks Online group, which included Sonicnet.com, we were doing an advertising campaign created by my brilliant mentor, Dale Pon. “Me Music. It’s Mine,” directed by a true star, Tim Newman, featured dozens of amazing musical artists improvising on the famous vocalist’s warm up “Me Me Me Meeeeee.” How could I not want to fist bump one of the great American singer/songwriters Isaac Hayes? (Yes, he really did have a superstar career before South Park.)

(As soon as I locate a tape, I’ll post some of the spots. …:::Update: here they are:::…)

What do women want?

March 6th, 2009

Hair? Really?

I promised my friends and colleagues at TMI Weekly and Next New Networks I’d give the latest TMI ep a shout out. Ladies, you already know. Guys, listen carefully.