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Posted by Tim Ireland at 3 September 2015

Category: Consume!, Flash Music Video, Games and Objects, Teh Interwebs

Way back in 2003, on the same weekend that Jemini were bottoming out in the Eurovision Song Contest, I released my very first animation. It was a music video for JPEG Baby, a song written by me and composed, performed and produced by Koit.

I am proud to announce that this interwebs classic has a brand new video and is now available to buy on iTunes. The song and the video are both mildly NSFW, but not graphic in nature. Just a wee bit naughty.

I trust that those to you who are new to the song will appreciate its subtle cautionary overtones.

Buy this song now on iTunes!

JPEG Baby cover art








Posted by Tim Ireland at 7 May 2009

Category: Flash Music Video, Games and Objects, The Political Weblog Movement, Video

You may recall, before Draper was foolish enough to hand the moral high ground to blog-cheats and smear-merchants Iain Dale and Paul Staines, that he made a show of accepting videos from anonymous members of the public, when he was almost certainly making them himself or getting a cross-eyed, tone-deaf monkey on work experience to do it for him (and examples of this fine work can be seen here and here).

Derek persisted with the line that he would be accepting anonymously-contributed campaign material, and I wasn’t getting through to him with words about how unwise this was, so…

The following video took about an hour to make and was submitted to Draper anonymously on 25 January 2009 (the same day this private test version was uploaded). I suspect that Draper smelled a rat, which is why it wasn’t published, but it had the desired effect regardless; no further ‘anonymous’ animations were produced/accepted/released by LabourList after this video was submitted.

Obviously I planned on revealing my little secret at some stage, and today seems to be the last appropriate day available to us:

Guardian – Derek Draper steps down in wake of No 10 smears scandal
LabourList – Statement from Derek Draper

So… see if you can spot what makes this video special… but (NSFW warning) while the video itself is totally work-safe, you should take my advice and avoid conducting any Easter Egg investigation in a professional* workplace.

LabourList: Goodbye, Derek Draper

(*So if you work for MessageSpace, go for it.)

[Psst! If you would like a hint, the file name I gave my attachment when sending was ‘calm.avi’]








Posted by Tim Ireland at 30 April 2009

Category: Flash Music Video, Games and Objects, The Political Weblog Movement, Video

I am hoping that you will like my new video very much. It’s all about a little incident involving Andrew Gilligan and sock-puppets, and I was right in the middle of the spectacular James Bond fantasy finale when I tripped over a little man with his own James Bond fantasy finale on the horizon.

Anyway, it’s finally finished, and ready for your viewing pleasure:


Andrew Gilligan in OCTOPUPPET: a short film about sock-puppets from Tim Ireland on Vimeo.

There are a few things that make this new video special, but one of the neatest bits is that all major threads relevant to the Andrew Gilligan sock-puppeting event (and external to bloggerheads.com) have been preserved in this video with some 350+ screen captures forming the 14-second ‘rush’ sequence. No matter what happens to these websites in the future, the relevant bloggage will be locked up inside this animation like a little time capsule… so future generations may know the greatness of Andrew Gilligan and his works.

(A moment of amusement for you; mid-production, I left a message to that effect in one of those since-abandoned threads, only to provoke a gloriously typical if not entirely self-aware response from the sad sock-puppeting bastard who constantly trolls the Liberal Conspiracy site under the name ‘cjcjc’.)

All credits etc. are also in the video, but here I’d like to send a special message of thanks to comment regular Scotch, who was most helpful during the creative process and the long dry spells.

UPDATE – Turns out my timing’s good, as Andrew Gilligan is busy disgracing himself again. Read all about it here, here and here, and (more recently) here.








Posted by Tim Ireland at 17 July 2008

Category: Flash Music Video, Games and Objects

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Top stuff from JibJab. As with their 2004 offering, they play no favourites and pull no punches as they cut, slice, dice and mash their way through the main players in the race for the White House. There’s also a neat little viral extra that allows you to put yourself (or a friend/enemy) into the video for a cameo appearance as the average voter.








Posted by Tim Ireland at 14 July 2008

Category: Flash Music Video, Games and Objects, Updates

I have one video on the loose and two more on the workbench. I have a pile of raw footage to look through today and a shedload of writing to do besides, but here’s a quick something for those who missed the memo about the final decision on this:

I’m going for The Scum. Or, rather, *we* are going for The Scum.

Check in on the QT if you’d like to be part of it. What I have in mind will require more than one writer/artist/blogger.

Oh, and don’t forget…

You will watch my new video. You will link to my new video. You will express your love and admiration for my new video. Once these tasks are complete, you will awake feeling alert and refreshed.

You will watch my new video. You will link to my new video. You will express your love and admiration for my new video. Once these tasks are complete, you will awake feeling alert and refreshed.

You will watch my new video. You will link to my new video. You will express your love and admiration for my new video. Once these tasks are complete, you will awake feeling alert and refreshed.

You will watch my new video. You will link to my new video. You will express your love and admiration for my new video. Once these tasks are complete, you will awake feeling alert and refreshed.








Posted by Tim Ireland at 30 June 2008

Category: Flash Music Video, Games and Objects

You will watch my new video. You will link to my new video. You will express your love and admiration for my new video. Once these tasks are complete, you will awake feeling alert and refreshed.

You will watch my new video. You will link to my new video. You will express your love and admiration for my new video. Once these tasks are complete, you will awake feeling alert and refreshed.

You will watch my new video. You will link to my new video. You will express your love and admiration for my new video. Once these tasks are complete, you will awake feeling alert and refreshed.

You will watch my new video. You will link to my new video. You will express your love and admiration for my new video. Once these tasks are complete, you will awake feeling alert and refreshed.

You will watch my new video. You will link to my new video. You will express your love and admiration for my new video. Once these tasks are complete, you will awake feeling alert and refreshed.

You will watch my new video. You will link to my new video. You will express your love and admiration for my new video. Once these tasks are complete, you will awake feeling alert and refreshed.








Posted by Tim Ireland at 13 February 2008

Category: Flash Music Video, Games and Objects, The Political Weblog Movement, Video

You may recall Nick and Elroy appearing to defend Mr Secret Agent Man on an alternative and rather NSFW version of this Newsnight appearance. These chaps found their way out of a box during an attic-clearing process last year, and they now have a cosy little home (i.e. a brand new box) in my freshly-tidied office.

Nick and Elroy were built by me (along with another puppet that looks a lot like Michael Jackson when you take his sunglasses off) for the first music video I directed/produced for broadcast all the way back in 1995.

That video is now available online. I hope you enjoy it.

:o)

White Lines (D & S Remix) – Melle Mel and The Furious Five

Trivia: That’s about 20 Australian dollars worth of icing sugar, just in case you’re wondering. The puppets were built using an old stuffed polar bear and the arms from an atrocious cardigan. The location was decided by a total failure of a battery unit; we were forced to string a series of extension cords together and shoot the external footage in the alley behind the studio.








Posted by Tim Ireland at 22 January 2008

Category: Flash Music Video, Games and Objects

Well, I’m not entirely on board with the politics myself… but this is the best animation from Matt Buck to date, so it gets a link.








Posted by Tim Ireland at 19 December 2007

Category: Flash Music Video, Games and Objects

Lots of viral mechanisms crop up at this time of year (in fact, it was the promotion of Crackermatic that kicked things off at Bloggerheads back in the day).

Most of them are rubbish, but I did laugh at Elf Yourself.

In fact, I even used it to send a special Winterval greeting to the two biggest clowns in the blogosphere.

(Watch your step… the result is just a little bit creepy.)

And now, with the festive fare out of the way, here’s a message that’s more in keeping with this year’s mission:

Bob Noxious: F**k Off, Santa (Warning: Totally NSFW)








Posted by Tim Ireland at 22 October 2007

Category: Flash Music Video, Games and Objects

There have been many rip-offs of the original Flash video on YouTube (the most impressive one is here), but this is the first appearance of an official export to video. (Sorry about the hold-up, but I wanted to clear a few pretenders out of the way first, and it’s only now that I’m really in the mood for a fresh round of abuse from working class heroes.)

The London Underground Song: Amateur Transplants








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