Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Just a Minute

It's just occurred to me that I never posted my Done in 60 Seconds entry on my blog and as I'm here, I thought a cheeky video embed was as good a way as any to spend this lovely Autumnal eve.

If you're wondering what Done in 60 Seconds is, pin back your earholes and get ready to have your mind blown... It's a competition run by Empire Magazine and Jameson Whiskey (no, I'm not sure why either) where contestants are invited to make a 60 second version of their most beloved films.

It was lots of fun to make, thanks to some absolutely brilliant people who gave their free time only to be rewarded with used film props such as a mystery tins of food (sans labels) and sparkly egg cups.

Sadly we didn't make it to the finals, but I took some solace in the fact the UK finalist had chosen to replicate the film that I considered worthy of my free time (unfortunately their free time resulted in a much more professional looking piece with nice Herge style animations and everything! )

But as tacky and cheap as it looks, I loved writing it (trying to squeeze as many references to the film and its trilogy as possible) and I loved making it (including working out the optimum angle to tilt a fridge to create the perfect melon roll.)

So if you do happen to watch, bear in mind that this particular Done in 60 Seconds entry benefits from repeat viewing. It's a kind of 'blink and you'll miss it' short, so unpin your ears, pin back your eyelids and roll YT...

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