Friday, July 6, 2007

Computer Animation Wars

Just a couple of videos today, on the subject of computers, cartoons, and conflict. The first one was brought to my attention by son, who told me I should put it on my blog, so here goes. It's a clever combination of the South Park animated television series (which was the focus of a post a while back entitled SOUTH P24K) and those highly creative Mac vs. PC advertisements that Apple's been running. This is from YouTube, and what it says there is the following:

A parody of the Mac vs. PC commercials with South Park characters. Created as the final project for a multimedia production class at California State University Northridge (CSUN).

There's an error in the credits: South Park studio is at www.sp-studio.de .

Software used for animation: Flash 8 Pro
Software used for sound: Cool Edit 2000

Check out my MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/southparkmac
So, kudos to writer and creator Gabriel Schwarzer, along with Thomas Gilbert for his assistance on the project. You have really captured the essence of the computer wars, and identified who the real enemy is. So now, without further ado, here's South Park Mac vs. PC:







And now for something just a little bit different. Now that we have met the enemy, here's one that Beth Cioffoletti recommended on the MCLUHAN listserv run be Peter Montgomery. It's from the deviantART site, created by Alan Becker, and it's called Animator vs. Animation. Here goes:





And may all your wars be virtual.

5 comments:

Orchid Owl said...

I wish if I can share my 3D Modeling Work here

Martin said...

More! The animations were extremely clever and entertaining. A nice diversion from the complexities of life!

Composer's friend said...

There is another error is the credits for this South Park parody - It says "Music by Thomas Gilbert" when really the music is ripped straight from the TV ads and is done by Mutato Muzika. Parodies are awesome. People who take credit for other people's work SUCK.

huber7 said...

Actually, composer's friend, you're wrong. The music WAS created by my friend Thomas Gilbert and we did NOT just rip it from the TV ads. He actually recreated the tune in Garage Band making it sound very similar to the original, yet if you listen closely, it's not exactly the same.

Lance Strate said...

Thanks for the clarification.