Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Reindeer Singing White Christmas

Film Production - Reindeer Singing White Christmas

I've spent too many years wrestling with cel animation, and animation cels, not to really appreciate this 2D cartoon, and the way it was made. A little gem.

From gifted Animator Joshua Held in 2002, over (of course) The Drifters, Santa and his Reindeer Singing White Christmas.

Song written by Irving Berlin for the Movie "Holiday Inn," sung by Bing Crosby in 1942. (It won the Oscar).

Bing re-recorded it in 1947, (most popular version), and then Clyde McPhatter and The Drifters did this one in 1953. Charted #2 in 1954. Delightful!



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then open it in your browser to play. To watch it, you need to
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Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!

Sam

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Film Production - Make A Movie In Your House!

Film Production - Make A Movie In Your House!

My friends Paige and Joshua Sternin sent me a really good
and darkly funny web video series they shot in their house.

It's "Overkill: A Love Story," four YouTube episodes.
There are some famous people with roles in their show.
Yes, that's Tom Arnold - see who else you can spot.



My friend Bob Kushell does a great web video show from a garage in Van Nuys. It's called "Anytime," and it's got a band and comedy and a dog, which is deeply and meaningfully in love with Bob's leg. You know, something for everybody. New episodes each Thursday.



Way back, we were all kids, doing improv in Hollywood. I hope you enjoy my friends' cool home-made 5-minute shows.

Sam

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