World Cup

In 2006 I wrote this song and made this video for Mr John Otto Cleese to coincide with the World Cup.

You know – THE World Cup – the FIFA World Cup. Football. The game played with the feet. By the whole world.

Didn’t do too badly.

Song written by Dean Whitbread, Ashley Slater. Oh yes, and John Cleese nabbed himself a credit too.

John Cleese’s New Headcast Video Downloads

We’ve been busy working on producing John Cleese’s new videos, to be released via his Headcast website on June 7th 2009, and also the internet campaign which surrounds the launch.

As well as video production which includes animation, music composition, sound and graphic design, our work also includes a new shop featuring authorised merchandise, World of Cheese, and a revamped email list, dubbed the John Cleese Nigerian Lottery which as John points out on Twitter, you don’t have to be Nigerian to enter.

John Cleese on Sarah Palin

This short trailer for the Seesmic John Cleese interview did spectacularly well, reaching over half a million views in under a week, and achieving the notable status of the most viewed video in the world on October 14th. As of today, it’s been viewed 931,950 times.

We were number one on Digg (see below), featured in various newspapers in the UK and elsewhere, and Seesmic trebled their traffic. The Palin/Parrot connection has also inspired a cartoon by some opportunist comedians.

John Cleese does terribly well

Executive production by Dean Whitbread and Garry Scott-Irvine of Small Pictures, videography by Whit Scott who writes a nice post about the mission here and edited by Jeremey Lavoi, who writes another nice post here.

Unio and Petitio: Thrill Seeker

Melodic melodramatic gentle psychedelic pop rock from favourite MySpace band, Unio and Petitio

This is the final edit – slightly better transitions and less compressed audio. It was fun to combine mobile footage with DV and HD – I really like mixing up the video sources – and also getting to exploit some of the funkier plug ins in Final Cut.