You Have One Week
by Dan
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So, this is the last thing I'm going to say about the Wonderful Video Contest before it's over. We've been getting some amazing submissions, and everything is going great etc. BUT...this is it. You have one week from today to submit, and if you haven't started yet, you can still start now and get it done in time. In hopes of encouraging you, lighting a fire under you, I'm submitting to you (not to the contest, obv) a video I just finished tonight. It's made with puppets and it might be the best thing I've ever done.

Fiery Furnaces - Slavin Away from daniel beirne on Vimeo.

made by Dan Beirne and Etan Muskat

sets by Brent Skagford
puppets by Jenna Wright

additional assistance from Marc Rowland, Danny Zabbal, and Pat & Nora Beirne

Posted by Dan at January 29, 2008 3:05 AM


Posted by Sarah at January 29, 2008 9:20 AM

Whoa! That was excellent, especially the movement. The puppet-girl on puppet-bear scene was particularly well done. Actually, the whole thing was particularly well done.

Posted by Linka at January 29, 2008 9:28 AM

Wow, this turned out great! And so much like your conception!

I was incapacitated yesterday by an ungodly cramping in my legs, which I finally connected to puppetry-related crouching. Well worth it!

Posted by Etan at January 29, 2008 11:24 AM

i hate that song. now i hate puppets.

Posted by s at January 29, 2008 12:06 PM

I liked that song and loved the video. NOW I love the song, and puppets and this contest and Tuesdays off!

Posted by tim at January 29, 2008 1:48 PM

That was a bear? I thought it was a monkey.

Very cool and very funny. The Persona bit where their faces join together was a nice touch.

Looks like it took a lot of time.

Posted by Thomas at January 30, 2008 12:55 AM

i like the visuals you did when the musics got crazys.

Posted by r at January 30, 2008 9:25 AM

that's REALLY good!

Posted by ru at January 30, 2008 8:58 PM

Wow that video is excellent. In my opinion all videos should be made using these puppets!

Posted by Milo at February 3, 2008 1:04 PM

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