It’s June 9th – you know what that means? Everyone can now see Who Did It? The Clue VCR Game!!!
It’s here!!! Frank and I has such blast making this documentary for you. We’re in the business of making people happy, being young again, holding onto nostalgia – And we feel we did just that. We don’t want money – We just want you to smile, relive your childhood, or learn something new in a lost memory of video game history.
Thank you again to all the Clue VCR cast a crew for helping us out, and thank you Steve Perry and the RI Comic Con for that extra boost to make this film happen. Thank you Nathanel Tronerud for your gorgeous music, and thank you to all the patient Clue fans waiting three years since it’s announcement!
Ladies and gentlemen…
We also just made a Facebook page for upcoming screenings and Cable Access showings. Be sure to “Like” us, and to also keep a look out for some rare videos and photos, marketing pieces, and upcoming film reviews!
Marc with a C’s album This World is Scary as F–k is reaching it’s 10th Anniversary! Marc is repressing the album on vinyl and asked me to make another animation, this time for the song ‘Stuck with Me’. When we discussed the presentation of the album, the cover will remain the same with a black and white photo of his daughter blowing bubbles, but only the wand is yellow. Then the vinyl itself will be yellow.
I wanted to keep that black/white/yellow feel- So I thought Hey! Why don’t I get my super creative friends together, use the budget on food and drinks, and make a giant collage?
Aren’t my friends amazing??? I then photocopied the collage onto yellow paper, broke out my Surface Pro, drew some more squigglevision, and ta da!
Long story short- if you’ve been following my news feed, you’ve noticed my friend Frank Durant and I made documentary called Who Did It? The Clue VCR Game. We showed it at RI Comic Con, we showed it at the SENE Film Festival and won an award… but there’s still this footage from the WBZ Evening Magazine Spot about the production of Clue VCR II: Murder in Disguise in Newport, RI.
The guy I was in contact with on The Art of Murder forums disappeared on me, WBZ-TV gave the archives to WGBH… WGBH got rid of them… I was defeated and made a release date of the film. Lo and behold, Michael Dell’Orto (Monsieur Brunette himself) came to the rescue! He had a copy of it!!! He got it to me ASAP–
So- in the meantime, as I rework the second part of the film to put in this amazing footage behind the scenes of Clue VCR II, our composer Nathanael Tronerud has released Who Did It’s Soundtrack. Please check it out and buy a copy. He worked his butt off on it, and I honestly feel it’s why the film flows now.
This is cool! The animation I made for Danny Weinkauf was just accepted to the 2015 SENE Film Festival! Our screening is Tuesday, April 21 8:30 PM at the Brooklyn Coffee Tea House. It’s part of an all night music event. Unfortunately I’ll be out of town in St. Louis on business, but go! SENE does an amazing job.
So a few years ago I was in a funk. During this, I left facebook… and joined twitter- haha. I was reading an article and found this artist Marc with a C. I looked up his music, and ordered his newest album within minutes. Over time we slowly became friends through e-mail. After seeing my animation for Danny Weinkauf of They Might Be Giants fame, he brought me on to make an animation trilogy for his upcoming side project Claire and the Potatoes. In the mean time- he recorded his new, amazing album “Exactly Where I Am“. He asked me to make a video for The Sometimes. He sent over the track, I thought long and hard for a few months… But actually doing a Marc with a C track has only sunk in now. Here it is!!!
You read that right, a brand new side project and band from Marc with a C himself. After seeing my animation for Danny Weinkauf, he hired me within minutes to do an animation for his side project Claire and the Potatoes. They have this awesome 60s Saturday Morning TV rock vibe, so he put all his trust in me and I had it in for the album’s release date. I hope you like it as much as they did
I’ll try to keep this as short as possible! Many of you know my love for the band They Might Be Giants. On an AL TV from 1992 I traded over the internet back in 7th grade I found the music video “The Statue Got Me High“. Rewinding and watching that video dozens of times I was hooked, and my mom bought me the CD Apollo 18 that Easter. I was blown away… This band truly ended up getting me through middle school, and became a love still to this day.
Fast forward a few (17!) years- In the meantime TMBG had released a children’s album in a sort of dare called “No!“. It received a great response and a deal with Disney (Did I mention they won a Grammy for their third kid’s album Here Comes the 123’s?). In those albums their bassist Danny Weinkauf wrote a few of the songs. Even “I Am a Paleontologist” got onto a Payless Shoes commercial– Danny ended up recording, producing and releasing his album “No School Today” this year. Long story short, through his crowd funding campaign I got in touch with him offering any help with video.
Downplaying my excitement working with one of my idols here… He got back to me and we went back and forth what kind of project to work on. He ended up giving me the task to make a lyric video for “Cast My Vote.” The project became a payoff in my obsession with School House Rock and drawings of these characters I would make in grade school. He loved my storyboards and alas… it comes out today. Here is my animation of “Cast My Vote” by Danny Weinkauf. Enjoy