We’ve spent most of the week in the studio, filming sketches and other videos.
As is always the case when filming, we spent the majority of the time setting everything up and problem solving. The actual time filming was quite minimal. The problem solving involved… stitching up a tiny pink jumper, blue tacking a desk to some stools, covering the floor with blankets and gaffer taping a sock to the desk. The cast acted like delinquents and were unpredictable. Never work with children or animals!
We look forward to bringing these sketches and videos to you in the future.
Here is a photo with some of the cast and crew.
This weekend we were supposed to be out and about in Auckland, filming people telling jokes. This however didn’t happen because despite the weather being sunny for most of January, it decided to rain on Saturday and Sunday. Not only did that stop us but we developed a stomach bug too. So the weekend we’d planned to be full of hard work and hilarity, went down the drain! We will try again in a few weeks time.
Our Loopy the clown animation has just been unleashed on the world. He will appear after every joke video and comedy sketch… or will he? He was hand drawn frame by frame in Photoshop using a Wacom tablet. He likes bob sleighing, turnips and elephant jokes. Below are the rough sketches and the end result. The text was handwritten on this weird stuff called paper then scanned into the computer. Old school right? The music was provided by Tweed. What do you guys think of him? Is he cute or scary?
First of all, Happy New Year!
You may have noticed a new addition to Loopy Entertainment this week in the form of a ‘Loopy Thought’.
‘Loopy Thoughts’ are thought-provoking, riddles trapped inside enigmas… but mainly just silly. These will be out every Thursday from now on. There is an example of a Loopy Thought at the bottom (tee hee) of this page.
In addition to the ‘Loopy Thoughts’ we will also be sharing jokes with you on several days of the week.
We will be bringing you more regular blogs and/or vlogs as well and they will come out on Sundays. If there is no blog or vlog, there will be a joke in its place.
We will also be adding some video content this year, so stay tuned.
You can find the entire schedule here.
We recently went into the recording studio with a great band called Tweed to record the Loopy Entertainment Theme Tune.
We had a few meetings with Tweed to discuss ideas for the theme tune and once it was finalised we went into Earwig Studios and recorded it. We recorded it to 24-track, 4 inch tape, no digital for us thank you very much!
The recording process was quite chilled out and exciting. New ideas were thought up on the spot and recorded, giving us more options when we come to use it.
Originally it was just to be the theme tune for The Aghast Raisin Man Show (which it still will be) but now it will also be the official Loopy Theme Tune too.
Tweed somehow managed to compose it brilliantly from my (possibly vague) instructions. It is exactly what I had in mind. They really are talented musicians to be able produce a piece of music from a description I have only ever had in my head.
It is great to be moving forward, having the theme music is a big step.
We found a rare studio that still works with tape.
Recording the whistling track for the Aghast Raisin Man Show theme tune
Here are a few exciting things which are happening with Loopy Entertainment at the moment…
• We are storyboarding the Aghast Raisin Man Show scripts
• We are recording voice overs and animating lots of Loopy Animations
• A new weekly contribution to the website will be coming out soon as well as a few other projects which are currently being developed
We are still releasing Loopy Toons every Saturday.
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The future is looking bright for Loopy Entertainment. We have a sketch show which will be filmed in early 2014 called The Aghast Raisin Man Show. New ‘Loopy Drawings’ will be posted every Saturday and ‘Loopy Photos’ will be posted periodically. We also have many other exciting projects in the works, so please keep checking back with us as Loopy Entertainment and this website grow and grow.