J. Scott Winegarner

brettwarnock:

Digging into the Veeps blog archives, Bill Kelter’s unpublished chapter on vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. [September 3, 2008.]

ST. PAUL - No one really expected she’d be a shrinking violet. Sarah Palin proved to be every bit the fighter that early news reports and anecdotal accounts…

The world premiere of the Veeps movie is coming soon, so read up!

Michael J. Karlin - Krampus Theme
60 plays

Our little Krampus character may be awfully adorable, but he’s got devious plans on his mind, as this little ditty will attest to. Another stellar track from Michael K!

panelswithoutcontext:

The Auteur #1 // Persistence of Vision

I love this freakin artwork.

panelswithoutcontext:

The Auteur #1 // Persistence of Vision

I love this freakin artwork.

Radio City, baby!

Here are a few photos of the radio I built for Frosty, so that he’d stop bitching about not getting his daily news. 

I built the case out of strips of cardboard that I glued together, then covered in Sculpey and baked until hard. Then I cut out the appropriate pieces with an Exacto until I had my speaker box to work with, and added some mock finishings to get an idea of how it would look when it was finished. 

Then I took several colors of Sculpey and marbled them together (using a technique similar to this one), until I got a grain that resembled a dark red wood, like a mahogany or something, I guess. This took a couple of tries, but I eventually got a result I was happy with. I flattened it as much as I could using a tortilla press until I had a few uniform ‘slabs’ to work from, and used my speaker box templates as stencils to cut out the individual sides, which I threw into the oven and baked until hard. Then I glued them all together and did some touch up around the sides, built a base for it to rest on out of balsa foam and some of my ‘wood’ scraps, and voila!

For the face, I made the speaker liner out of white stuffing that I died black by throwing it into a glass jar with some india ink and shaking the hell out of it for a few minutes. I glued it into place, then rolled out a few rods of my marbled Sculpey and baked those to place over the top of it. I used little push pins for the knobs. The killer dial is made out of watch parts, which gunterandbean made for me, and I painted the back of the dial onto black cardstock using a fine point gold marker, as per Emil’s suggestion. Then I cut a little piece of plastic off of the rounded top of a water bottle to use for the ‘glass.’ The black borders were made out of rounded plastic strips that gunterandbean painted black for me. 

I’m pretty happy with how it came out, so stay tuned for a matching TV set on its way soon!

Here are a few shots of oldsamcole's sweeeet portable sound booth we used for recording our Krampus dialogue on Sunday. Most impressive!

fastcompany:

This Mexican Cemetery Becomes A Living Cartoon At Night
Stretching over 590 acres, the Panteón de Dolores is Mexico’s largest cemetery, and contains over 700,000 tombs, gravestones, and sculptures. With all of those slabs of granite and marble around, the Mexico City animation collective Llama Rada got to thinking: “What if we use the tombstones of the cemetery as screens to project a vibrant, living cartoon?”
Read More>

Holy shit, this is awesome! I hope I can get buried here…

fastcompany:

This Mexican Cemetery Becomes A Living Cartoon At Night

Stretching over 590 acres, the Panteón de Dolores is Mexico’s largest cemetery, and contains over 700,000 tombs, gravestones, and sculptures. With all of those slabs of granite and marble around, the Mexico City animation collective Llama Rada got to thinking: “What if we use the tombstones of the cemetery as screens to project a vibrant, living cartoon?”

Read More>

Holy shit, this is awesome! I hope I can get buried here…

Prepare yourselves for the arrival of Yule Cat, Krampus’s trusty steed!

MUAHAHAHAHAHA! Our entry into the 48-Hour Film Fest a few weeks back. If anyone’s looking to cast an early 20th-century, aristocratic, misogynistic race-car driver, you know where to find me. Disclaimer: Trevor DuMonde’s personal views are entirely his own!

CarterSauce Productions’ first complete short, Wampa 1!

World, meet Krampus. 

Krampus, meet the world. 

deans-avenging-angel:

meulin-weipon:

waiting-for-the-blue-box:

greatbritishcheese:

maggiekealy:

tastefullyoffensive:

Wi-Fighting

[via]

Winternet is coming

pretty sure i’ve rebageled this 20 times already but it’s just so good

Did you just say rebagled?

this is actually one of my favorite things 

rebagled

This is chuckle-inducing, all the way through to the comments even!

tastefullyoffensive:

How to Get 10% Off Your Order at Not a Burger Stand in Burbank, CA

Chalk art by Lila Roux

Previously: Funny and Creative Sandwich Board Signs

These are great. I particularly like the Mario/Wario deal.

Here are some new shots from the hole! 

First up: Thanks to my suburban trek with gunterandbean yesterday (actually just bean, but you catch my drift), I found some killer supplies at Surplus Gizmos to build a tracking rig for the camera, with 2 bonus points of articulation! It’s not quiiiite what the pros use, but I reckon it’s going to do me just fine, and it cost me less than a hundred bucks and only a few hours out in the garage. I’d never heard of the place until oldsamcole and Amarette advised me to go there, but I’m glad they did. If you’re ever trying to build something but you don’t really know what you need to build it with, chances are good that Surplus Gizmos is your place. Especially if the object in question is a lo-fi, sci-fi set from the 50s. 

We also made a stop at the Thrift Store Benefitting the Cat Adoption Team, out on Scholls Ferry Road. Despite the ill-advised name, the place was a huge hit, as that’s where we managed to find this wicked hat for Frosty, which he loves dearly. So forgive him for looking a little rough around the edges at the moment, but he’s been on a bender ever since he put it on. Like there must have been some magic in it, or something.

Then there’s a shot of the full-frontal stage lighting I built last week. I found an incredible blog post by someone that had made some miniature lights for a concert stage out of old speaker knobs and LEDs, so I stole their basic idea and modified it for our theater set. And thanks to the crew over at The Hobby Smith on 39th and Broadway, I was able to muster up the courage to figure out the wiring for myself. Turns out, it’s not that hard!

Aaaaand finally, here’s a shot of the animation setup nearly prepared for action! I found a wicked spotlight at Hollywood Lights, down on SE McLoughlin, to use for our key light. I was in and out in under 15 minutes with exactly what I needed thanks to the helpful lady at the counter, and at a good price, to boot. I highly recommended the place if you’re ever in need of lights, to buy or to rent. They also carry quality makeup, if you’re in need of that sorta thing as well. Luckily, since I freed up the tripod, I was able to rig the spotlight right up to it, which worked surprisingly perfectly thanks to the periscoping head and tilt grip. I was prepared to bash my head against that wall for days figuring out a solution for that, but instead, it only took about 5 minutes, and I can’t envision a more functional solution. Score!

I gotta say, it’s getting pretty fuckin exciting to see all of this coming together. And once I’ve figured out how to light our green screen properly, we’ll be fully operational, and shit will really start hitting the fan. Woohoo!

HAHAHA! This was a minute very well spent!