Halloween is almost upon us, and every year I want to plan a bunch of cool content for October, but as always, life seems to intervene and I'm only able to do a few Halloween related things. Well this year is no different, as I will be on my honeymoon (YAY!) the 12th through the 24th. Disneyland will be on the itinerary and I look forward to riding The Haunted Mansion and Indiana Jones Adventure no less than three time each!
Things have been cracking down lately and unfortunately, I haven't been able to get as much done as I would like. While you try your best to be creative, life often intrudes. I haven't had the time to prepare for the festival to the level I would like, but there is a film and it will be shown HERE. Apologies to anyone who is waiting on me. I'm hoping things calm down after the honeymoon and I'll be able to get more work done.
So things have been a bit hectic here at Cigarette Burn Pictures in case you haven't noticed! (I haven't been able to post a new video in a while *insert sad emoticon here*). I've been receiving a great deal of interest from my short film "I Studied Shakespeare..." and as we speak, I'm preparing to screen it at The Philadelphia Film and Animation Festival this Sept 29th-Oct 2nd.
New content coming soon, I promise! But in the interim, I present to you a video I found a while ago. This film uses the medium of classic 8-bit video game animations and chiptune music to tell the tale of one man's life. Video game tropes and methods are used to great effect to create humor, but also allows the filmmakers to tell a story that is both heartbreaking and honest. I can't get enough of this movie, and find myself watching it from time to time just to see what else is being done in the world of independent filmmaking. A superb and inventive piece of work.
"When you follow your bliss... doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else."
Growing up in the 80s, I became an immense fan of Jim Henson. From the Muppet Show, to his film work and of course his yearly television specials. Jim Henson was probably one of the very first creative beings I actually recognized by name (Other than Walt Disney) His presence was undeniable and I knew if Henson had his name on it, it had to be brilliant.