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Discussion in 'Friends and Family' started by Phillip, Sep 6, 2002.

  1. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    <<man...we've got a lot of Austrailians around...weird...>>

    Oh yeah, you didn't get the memo grail? They're setting up to take over the board don'tchaknow? :)

    -Matt
  2. _my_hero_kermy_

    _my_hero_kermy_ New Member

    yes yes further assistance !

    yes please further assistance on the lil picture thingy ! coz im a bit slow when it comes to these kinda things ,heheh not really i just have no clue about computers or the internet what so ever *takes a breath* so yehhhhhh
    cheers yeh and aussies rule ! :rolleyes:
  3. bluedreamer

    bluedreamer New Member

    It was our scheme all along and now IT'S BLOWN! Who leaked???? Own up??

    Oh and My Hero Kermy - if you need more help on the avatar let me know - it took me a while to figure it out too. Send me an email if you like - click on my "profile" and my email address will be there...

    OR do the EASY thing and click on the "email" button and it will do it! TALK ABOUT BEING DUH!
  4. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    Heh...yeah my_hero, as much as I hate to help the enemy, if you would like me to make and Avatar for you, just email me with a link to the picture you'd like. I've done them for a good amount pf people who are all very happy with them. :)

    -Matt
  5. bluedreamer

    bluedreamer New Member

    Oh seeeeee you're really a softy underneath aren't ya Matt? awwww

    ps watch out my_hero it might be rigged! :D
  6. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle New Member

    Hi everyone! I am a few days new to this site!
    Hmmm... my favourite muppet is Rowlf (looking for suitable sized pics for an avatar of him - know of any?)

    I had the muppet peg puppets when I was a kid, so naturally I gravitated to the new action figures, when I saw them in the store. Unfortunately I waited a little too long and I am shy a couple of figs to complete series 1 ( the lab, Honeydew ).

    So at this time I am renting the movies and relearning everything that I forgot. Just watched Treasure Island, and loved it. When I was a kid, my folks took me to the Drive-In to see the Muppet movies. So I have actually never seen any of them in a true theatre. Although I do have fond childhood memories of seeing the movies at the drive-in. Umm... I am in my mid 20's, so I guess that makes me a child of the 80's and grew up with the Muppet show. It's cool and scary how all of the toys from the 80's are being remade and are in stores!
  7. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    Hehe, yeah Blue...I'm like *insert misc. candy name here*. Hard on the outside, but inside, I'm all honey. :)

    Oh bc, I can make you an Av sized picture if you'd like. Just send me an email with a link to the picture and a lovely note of praise and its yours. (hehe :))

    -Matt
  8. tygerbug

    tygerbug Member

    Little late on this, but would this thread be complete without another reply to beaker?

    >Hehe, well I was rising high on the Blair Witch assumption...so for awhile there was hope camcorder movies would make it big.

    The Animal Game was sort of a spoof of that. I deliberately avoided watching Blair Witch before making it .... sort of wanting to make the shaky camcorder movie to end all shaky camcorder movies. A billion people shot bad films during that period, and it's a nice time capsule in that way ...

    >Btw, you mention your films are 2+ hours, yet arent most indie comedies 90 minutes? hmmmm.

    If I make a straight comedy, it usually comes in around 90 minutes ... Excaliburger at exactly that. Haven't done a straight feature comedy in a while though. Any longer pieces I do are usually hard to classify in terms of genre. I do whatever length is necessary to tell the story properly, and have spent four weeks shooting something which is released as five minutes long ... or one night shooting something which is released as 2.5 hours ... I call Gods of Los Angeles a romance. Others would have different words for it.

    >Haven't seen. Actually you reference a lot of stuff I haven't seen<
    well since the late 80's I have aggressively sought out virtually every type of cult, indie, experimental, foriegn, etc film.

    I do this as well. But it seems you went in a different direction. I consider myself the king of the obscure reference. But still ...

    >Aw, ok. For some reason I cant get any media stuff to work on here, but i'll take your word for it.

    Bah. Watch the **** things online. Make it work. That goes to anyone, if you're interested at all. I provide a nice list of links earlier in the thread.

    >Huge differences...really shows how much is altered in the editing process. A lot of small personal things I liked were altered, cut, or rearranged.

    Give me a full further report on this. You've peaked my interest and I enjoy doing edit checks on films.

    > Im surprised a lot of peopel dont like Toys, as after having seen 1500+ films so far(no joke, I keep a list!) that to me is the most astonishing from both a creative, directional, and cinematic perspective. The film captures everything I believe in and strive for.

    Watched it when I was a kid and to me it was a train wreck. I might see it again after what you say, but .... hmm.

    >click on 'Yahoo P...', contained there is a picture of me with Sweetums, some random art for my comic, and custom figures Ive done of Robin Williams(OHP), Al Roker, and other Muppet custom sunder my 'Muppet stuff' folder. Sadly, I dont have an online profile of all the stuff Ive done like writing, other art, etc.

    Your bodies and concepts work together well ... your faces on the other hand look rather like shriveled rotten potatoes! Kind of kills the feel of it when they look like the Skeksis took their essence. Pepe probably works the best overall, as he doesn't suffer from that problem.

    (Sculpting small is difficult ... Most action figure sculpts today are done large and then shrunk down via computer and mechanical means ... my father still has a couple of Muppet Babies sculpts done for a board game, these pretty good sized sculpts of gonzo and kermit, which were made very tiny in the actual game) ...

    >My fave new young experimental filmaker has go to be Harmony Korine(Kids, Gummo, Julien-donkey Boy) brillaint stuff.

    Haven't seen. My ex-girlfriend hated him ...

    >>>I'm talking NO budget. There are a lot of people out there making movies with their camcorders. I've met several hundred of them, and a lot of them have talent. We will take over Hollywood someday.<<<
    > Like a few takes, natural lighting...'Dogme 95' type stuff?

    Uh, no. Dogma films are a bunch of people who think they're artists masturbating by shooting their films bad on purpose.

    I'm talking about real amateur film ... honest films made by honest people. Who started out with nothing but a camcorder, a couple of friends to be actors, and a dream, and have pursued the craft of filmmaking as far as they can. People like Jason Santo (www.mindscapepictures.com), Jay Bauman (www.blancscreencinema.com), Mike Stoklasa (angelfire.com/movies/gmppictures) ... and me.

    >>Well...for a lot of the visuals and set peices I have in mind...its like the brillaint Wochalskis, the guys behind the visionary Matrix trilogy. They need countless millions for their vision, so they started smaller to convince the studio at first.

    But you'd be amazed how much you can accomplish for no money. And unless you've made a few hundred of those "small films", you'll never be able to convince anyone you're good enough to do a big one. Best to start now ...
  9. Boober_Baby

    Boober_Baby New Member

    HELLO MUPPET PEOPLE!!! I am your new God now. MUWAHAHAHAHA...(cough, hack, cough)...hahaha.

    ... I'm just kidding, really I am. I'M HYPER ON SUGAR SMACKS!

    So now I bet you're asking yourself, who is this whacked up person? Well, I'm very offended that you don't remember me! If that's what you're asking yourself, you can go suck an egg!

    Again, I'M KIDDING! Love people, loooooooooooove.

    But yeah! I'm DEBO THE FANTASTIC! I use to post on that old Delphi forum like... 2 years ago, or something. Actually, I didn't post that much, but I was in the chat a lot. And then I dissappeared and then I came back! Just like Jesus!

    And now I bet you're asking yourself, did she just compare herself to our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ!? Well, OF COURSE I DID! I'm Jewish! MUWAHAHAHA!

    Once again, I am SO kidding! (Please don't be offended, I didn't mean it that way! ><)

    Annnnnnnnnd, oh yeah! I have an unnatural and sick and sad obsession with Boober Fraggle! I would marry him... if only he would take me. (LAUNDRY, LAUNDRY, LAUNDRY!!!)

    Oh yeah, and I dunno if anyone will remember this but...

    Prolly... it destroys me.

    That's all!

    ^_^ Debo

    ... this was a very schizo post! Forgiveness, please!
  10. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    tygerbug:


    >>> the shaky camcorder movie to end all shaky camcorder movies. A billion people shot bad films during that period, and it's a nice time capsule in that way ...<<<

    Hehe, just like the mid to early late 90's "Tarantino" ripoff phenomenon!

    >>> I do whatever length is necessary to tell the story properly, and have spent four weeks shooting something which is released as five minutes long ... or one night shooting something which is released as 2.5 hours<<<

    Interesting...and there is no distributor for any of these films of yours? Have they played the festival circuits?Not the big boy slike Sundance, but what about Slam Dance, LA filmfest, etc?

    I do this as well. But it seems you went in a different direction. I consider myself the king of the obscure reference. But still ...<<<

    oh boy, I am the king of obscure (pop) references! hehe
    I had this idea one time for a satire film called "American Indie"(remember how every film that was coming out had the word "American" in it?) It was a parody idea to include references and nods to everything from Memento and Waking Life to
    Private Idaho and Pi.

    Bah. Watch the **** things online. Make it work. That goes to anyone, if you're interested at all. I provide a nice list of links earlier in the thread.<<<

    Youd be surprised to know all I have is an hour a day access to this gosh awful archaic computer at the library. Though with my new job hopefully I can afford a nice one soon.

    Give me a full further report on this. You've peaked my interest and I enjoy doing edit checks on films.<<<

    Well, I point out all my aggreivences with the final cut on forum.foxsearchlight.com I dont think the studio was too happy wiht my report on the film, but it is the only clear cut case of a director destroying a masterpiece that I have seen.



    >>>Your bodies and concepts work together well ... your faces on the other hand look rather like shriveled rotten potatoes! Kind of kills the feel of it when they look like the Skeksis took their essence. Pepe probably works the best overall, as he doesn't suffer from that problem.<<<

    Hehe, if youre talking about the humans, yes. I cant sculpt human faces worth schtick. Liked the Skeksis reference...while some may be unhappy with honest criticism, Im laughing with you...right now my prunce faces Skesksis shriveled Al Roker is straped to Beaker's experiment table, hehe. Anyhoo, I hate working with super sculpey...if I was to do lightwave, it would be unbaked with wire frames underneath for movability.

    (Sculpting small is difficult ... Most action figure sculpts today are done large and then shrunk down via computer and mechanical means<<<

    Very true! I was thinking of making Seinfeld figures at one time, but alas not sure I could get those to look right.


    Haven't seen. My ex-girlfriend hated him ...<<<

    oh dont let an ex effect this, youve gotta see harmony korine's work. He is in my opinion th emost challenging, experimental young filmaker out there. Kids, Gummo, Julien Donkey Boy...extrordinary films. But visual wise, as ya can tell im a big sucker for mtv director visual films, be it belly, fight club, se7en, being john malkovich, or the cell.

    >>>Uh, no. Dogma films are a bunch of people who think they're artists masturbating by shooting their films bad on purpose.<<<

    Silly Norweigian filmakers. Well, now ya know Im a big film buff to even know what "Dogme' 95' is, hehe(to those who dont know, its a filmaker creed to purposely make a film look like poo)


    I'm talking about real amateur film ... honest films made by honest people. Who started out with nothing but a camcorder, a couple of friends to be actors, and a dream, and have pursued the craft of filmmaking as far as they can. <<<

    Aw, but the thing is with hardly any money and noone I cna think of interested in amateur filmaking...therein lies the problem. for now im sticking with comic books and music making.

    But you'd be amazed how much you can accomplish for no money. And unless you've made a few hundred of those "small films", you'll never be able to convince anyone you're good enough to do a big one. Best to start now ...
    <<<

    maybe one of these days!
  11. bc-fraggle

    bc-fraggle New Member

    Speaking of movie making... do any of you guys own the lego studios kit. I hear it is suppose to excellent! You can make your own stop motion films and then post them for others to watch. Might be an interest to some of you aspiring movie makers!

    Hello Gentle Giant who works for FAO! How's it going?
  12. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    I don't know if they have it anymore, but I remember a while back in Innoventions at EPCOT Center in WDW, they had stations set up with Lego Studios. The gave you (I think) I dinosaur and a few little lego people to work with. I think it was taken away during the revamping of Innoventions though :(

    -Matt
  13. tygerbug

    tygerbug Member

    >Interesting...and there is no distributor for any of these films of yours? Have they played the festival circuits?Not the big boy slike Sundance, but what about Slam Dance, LA filmfest, etc?

    In the old days I made very small films ... not short, but not intended to be seen by a wide audience. The Phantom Movie played at a lot of sci-fi fests in various countries, and we're still playing on cable access across the country, we've been played in a lot of different states and even have fans in Australia and Japan. But no, I never made movies with the intent of them being distributed on video for real, or shown at proper film fests, until very recently ... Gods of Los Angeles would be the first movie I've made with a festival/video audience in mind, and we'll see where it goes. Much as I love the rest, I'm not sure how they'd play at film fests ... though actually some of them did play at a few. And I always attend the Rewind awards in South Dakota, as many of the amateur moviemakers I love go there and we can cause trouble. A LOT of trouble.

    >Youd be surprised to know all I have is an hour a day access to this gosh awful archaic computer at the library. Though with my new job hopefully I can afford a nice one soon.

    Excuses, excuses.

    >Well, I point out all my aggreivences with the final cut on forum.foxsearchlight.com I dont think the studio was too happy wiht my report on the film, but it is the only clear cut case of a director destroying a masterpiece that I have seen.

    I have posted my thoughts at the forum there. Frankly hearing Romanek talk with a pretty glib and self-assured voice about the film destroyed a lot of my enjoyment of it. Regardless I would love to see the original cut of the film. Anyplace I might get a copy ...

    >Aw, but the thing is with hardly any money and noone I cna think of interested in amateur filmaking...therein lies the problem. for now im sticking with comic books and music making.

    I spent no money on my first films whatsoever, and did them basically alone ..

    But then I've beaten that dead horse enough.
  14. WemblinKate

    WemblinKate New Member

    Welcome all New Muppet Freaks. ::big bears hugs everyone::
    It's so amazing when you think of it how many of us there are out there, when for so long I thought I was alone. Anyways, I didn't know whether or not to introduce myself because I did just join like a month ago, but i won't because well, everyone else here is a lot Newer than I am. Anyways, Welcome Aboard!

    -Wemblin' Kate
  15. BigSPEEGS

    BigSPEEGS New Member

    Ahem...

    *TAPS MIROPHONE*

    ...is this thing on??


    *MICROPHONE FEEDBACK*


    :eek: Ech... hate that noise. Anyhoo, hey folks, the name's Evan Spigelman. I'm 15, and a humongo movie buff. I write reviews for my website, link:

    http://bigspeegs124.tripod.com/


    I'm very much into the indie film scene, especially MOVIE OF THE MOMENT: SECRETARY!!! Hehe... great film. Well, I'm into that, I'm also a bit of an actor (but just for fun; I'm not the brattyteenactorwhothinkstheworldrevolvesaroundhim type). What else... ok, as for music, I'm into alternative rock (especially System of a Down, who really practice what they preach; very involved in activism and all that, plus their music kicks arse), classic rock, some jazz, and some orchestral. So yeah, my tastes are bouncing off the walls.

    Now, for Muppets. I basically grew up on Sesame Street and The Muppet Show, and I'm glad I did. I feel that the Muppets are basically the purest form of humor one can find, and that Sesame Street in particular is really helping change the world (especially with the HIV positive Muppet, God bless them). I think that with this whole 25th anniversary, new shows, and new puppeteers settling in, the Muppets are due for a HUMUNGO comeback. Just you wait! (Favorite Muppet Movies: TMM and GMC).

    So that's me.



    -SPEEGS
  16. Green Rose

    Green Rose New Member

    Well well well... I've been a lurker here for hmmm, 2 years? I believe I posted once or twice on the Delphi forum long long ago.

    Anyhoo, I'm Rose :). 16 years old, and a Muppet Geek if I do say so myself.

    Aside from Muppets, I'm interested in voice acting, videogames, reading, playing violin, animation- oh, and I like creamed corn :D.

    I've always loved Henson productions- but it never really turned into an obsession until about 2 years ago (when I started coming here too!). It's difficult for me to name a favorite Muppet- every Muppet has an extremely unique personality which makes them terrific! My friends would probably tell you though that I have a slight obsession with Kermit *wears her Kermit shoelaces right now*. LOL, I have a thing with comparing myself and friends to Muppets. I suppose it's because I can relate very much to Kermit about dreams and making others happy.

    The earliest Muppet memory I have is watching The Muppets Celebrate Jim Henson. I was about 5... and even though I only saw it once, the song "Just One Person" stuck in my mind forever. Geez, I'd love have a copy of that.

    Hopefully I'll post a bit more... although my Henson knowledge doesn't compare with most everyone on the board, I love to read and take part in discussions!

    Green Rose
  17. beaker

    beaker Well-Known Member

    Welcome Green Rose!

    Im sure youll feel right at home with all the other fellow Muppet-video game-animation fans on here!
  18. Cantus Rock

    Cantus Rock New Member

    Ah yes, a whole-hearted welcome from your pal Cantus. :) You may want to join the MC Nerds Club [in ref. to the Golden Muffins Afterparty post], if you don't feel ashamed labeling yourself as such. :) Enjoy!

    Koo Koo Kachu, the Walrus says Welcome!! (I am the Walrus, btw).

    -Matt
  19. beneneuman

    beneneuman New Member

    Hi Folks!

    Here we go with another Newbie introduction to this excellent site! I'm beneneuman - Ben Piddington to everyone who knows me - and I'm a big Muppet fan from London, England, although I live out in Kent now.

    For a living, I work as a web developer for a media company in London. It's cool and keeps me off the streets!

    I've been a muppets fan for, oof, since I can remember! My mum said I used to jump up and down on the sofa when Muppets used to come on TV when I was little - so nothing much has changed!!

    I'm updating my Muppets collection to DVD at the moment - although I'm holding out in case Muppet Movie, Caper and Take Manhatten get re-released with some more extras!

    Also collect the action figures which I think are excellent quality!

    Apart from Muppets, I like DVD, Photography, The Simpsons & mad Magazine!

    Hope to be posting more soon!

    ta-ta!
  20. MuppetQuilter

    MuppetQuilter Member

    Welcome to the forum Ben! :)


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