I know I said I’d lay off the YouTube posts, but this isn’t some random video I found. This is a brief clip from the home movies I’m in the middle of digitizing. It’s my sister and myself at a cheesy amusement park that remarkably still exists.
I am absolutely, 100% sure that my little performance was an attempt to convince random passersby that I am an animatronic exhibit. There’s several other clips of me flinching at bugs and animals on this same vacation tape, but you’ll have to wait until American Masters runs out of subjects and starts covering obscure cartoonists of the aughts to see them.
I was fortunate enough to get a DV camera this week. I’m just learning how to use it now, but I hope to be posting clips and sketches fairly frequently in 2005, since putting a video together is a lot less tedious than drawing a comic strip.
For now, I just slapped one little clip together to make sure all the hardware works and to get familiar with the video editing software. It’s not particularly funny, but fans of BFW might be interested to see how each strip is put together.
I rendered the video as QuickTime because it seems to be the most common format and it’s complaint free with most systems. Let me know if there are any issues with downloading or formats. I have no idea what I’m doing.
It’ll be a while before I post more substantial clips. Just wanted to give you all an idea of what’s in store for the site.