Another new Fun Station 4 Kids animation: "Dinosaur Counting Song" + more Better Than The Book / Linkin Park competition updates: less than 2 weeks left and we're still doing really well, but need your votes!
Hope you've all had a great week! This update's a little later than usual as I spent the last few days celebrating 3 amazing years with my wonderful girlfriend Eva! It's been a great and relaxing time, and a well earned rest after the past few weeks of animation work. Speaking of which, there's another animation to show off this week + some more updates on the OpenLabs competition, which is going VERY well indeed. Without further delay, lets get to it!
Firstly this week, here comes another dinosaur themed animation from Fun Station 4 Kids: "The Dinosaur Counting Song". This one is a little different than some of our recent projects as it's a little less wacky and uses more 3D elements, as well as of course being effectively a music video which we haven't done in a very long time. Along with my usual post-production duties, I created the instrumental score too which accompanies vocals performed by Anthony (the animator) and his wife Carol, and it's been great to stretch those orchestral composition muscles again (The credits music is also one of my compositions)! So far the video seems to have had a fast start in terms of views so hopefully it'll be another hit like the Dinosaur Alphabet! Last week's video "Dino 3D Shapes" seems to have taken off well too, so fingers crossed for that one as well. Hope you enjoy it, and you can subscribe to Fun Station 4 Kids on YouTube to keep updated with the latest releases. Time to count some stuff!
Since a lot of this past week was spent away from work, there's only one more thing I'd like to share, and it's an update on how the OpenLabs songwriting contest to be mentored by Linkin Park is going! If you're not entirely sure what I'm talking about then be sure to read the past few updates, but in short, I entered Hearts Racing (from Better Than The Book) into a songwriting contest to win new equipment and the grand prize of a mentoring session in the studio with one of my favorite bands, Linkin Park. With only a week and a half to go, time is running out but we're currently holding our place well at #5 out of 230 entries, thanks to all your votes (and 2487 have been cast in total)! Thank you all so much for your support! It's certainly a close competition (Heart's Racing's peak position has been at #4!) so please keep voting, and remember: you can vote once a week and each vote gets you entered into a sweepstakes draw for prizes including new computers and other cool stuff so there's some great incentives as well as just lending your support. I hope you all win big and thanks again for all your help. Lets beat the competition and stay in the top 10 to move onto the next round. Not long left now and I'll keep you all updated on how it's going. You can vote for "Hearts Racing" by Better Than The Book here:
VOTE HERE: http://contest.openlabs.com/contestants/hearts-racing/
That's about all I have to share this week. I'll be heading back up to Herne Bay on Wednesday, so my next update will be back in the more condensed studio. I do however hope to bring up a bass this time though, so session bass playing should be on the cards again by the end of next week. Not entirely sure what'll be going on apart from the move next week, but I've still got another little something from Fun Station 4 Kids to share and at the very least there'll be another update on the OpenLabs songwriting contest. Thanks so much again for all your support, and keep up the weekly votes here. Until next time, I hope you win lots of goodies and have a great few days. Thanks as always for supporting all my projects and collaborations, Better Than The Book, Fun Station 4 Kids and JabunAudio. Have a great one, and take care!
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