In this ep we hit all the hard realities of our fantasies. It’s recorded from Podstravaganza at KidSuper fashion store: a 5 hour recording session!
SUPPORT MIKE’S MOVIE! Stop motion movie about Tag being the most popular professional sport.
So if you didn’t see the first mic test puppet movie on the podcast feed, check it out now.
I have made one puppet movie before this for Gil William’s movie. I called it the Dimension Beast and in the movie it is called KindEye. http://ourherocomic.tumblr.com/post/128846342438/enjoy-a-new-choppedandscrewed
However after building up a ton of these recordings I call Mic Tests ( improvised spur of the moment recordings with a mic I keep on me at all time) I decided to make puppet movies for all the scenes.
The second motivation for this is a good habit of mine for art making that ended up having a critical mass tipping point: I take junk people don’t want.
It’s a known practice amoungst artists to save unwanted things to repurpose them for the art. However, as I mostly work in stop motion, my scale has prooved too small to use all my supplies. So in the interest of having a reasonable and organized collection of supplies in my studio I decided to make puppets.
The puppets larger scale allow me to get rid of more of the material.
BUT I love things like this. Practical need creates art. It’s always the best result for me. It’s motivation beyond regular art. It needs to be made. I hope yall enjoy the films to come!
Mike Fallek being dumb with artist Aaron James Kuhn on guitar and Casey Drogin who is some sort of talented filmmaker.
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So this whole project is based around the idea of living lives I don’t live.
I love making my art, but I cannot be every single artist I dream of being.
In my opinion, “Life is like Pikman.” If you don’t know the video game Pikman, it is mostly noted for these tiny grass creatures who do tasks for a lost Astronaut. However the more meaningful game play tool in the Pikman is the time element. One only has 30 Days in Pikman to completely fix your spaceship (the main goal of the game).
The really sweet cut scenes remind you that the game is never about getting every single part, but about fixing you ship so you can get home.
I can’t make every single art project in my head before the game of Pikman I, and all mortal beings, are playing in life.
Think about that
“Life is like Pikman”
– Mike Fallek
So because everyone has been so patient, here is a pilot idea that I wanted to do with an unnamed radio station that didn’t work out. So check out:
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LIFE: MIKE FALLEK GIVES ADVICE FROM OLD ENCYCLOPEDIAS LIVE ON AIR TO PEOPLE ON PERISCOPE!