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Every Penguin Dance Now - Happy Feet Vid (#1 Club Vivid '07)

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Aug. 14th, 2007 | 12:16 pm
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Fandom: Happy Feet
Music: Rock This Party by Bob Sinclair
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Description: This vid about the all-singing, all-dancing penguins from Happy Feet was the 1st of three Club Vivid 2007 dancey vids I made this year, and its also my favourite of the three.

"Rock This Party" got some pretty high rotation on radio around the end of 2006 in Australia, sampling a guilty pleasure from my nightclubbing nights in the nineties - "Gonna Make you Sweat/Everybody Dance Now" by C&C Music Factory. And I still don't know what possessed me to make a vid to Happy Feet for it, but Im glad it I did because it turned out far better that even I thought it would. I also don't remember what possessed me to barstardize the MTV logo for my own evil purposes, but I think its going to appear on every dancey type vid I make from now on. ;)

Perhaps crazier was the attempt at lip-sync (or beak-sync in this case) of which there is a lot - the whole song isn't synced but the majority of it is. In a lot of cases the beak is either open or shut, which made life a bit easier & although its not 100% perfect, the physical performances of the penguins singing the lines helped immeasuarbly to sell the illusion they were singing the words. And while Lovelace, Mumble & Ramon share the male parts of the song...only Gloria does the female section, so there was some continuity there.

I hope you had fun watching (and if you were at CV, actually dancing to) the vid!

*additional notes: I had already started cutting this vid before Club Vivid was asking for vids, so I decided to make it available for that...it was actually ready by the end of March. And if you're wondering what on earth possessed me to put my hand up for three dance vids is the fact that somewhere down the track Im planning to have a shindig using movie vids that are "party friendly". So I decided to pull my finger out & cut a few myself.
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Zohar

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from: bunnythenavia
date: Aug. 14th, 2007 08:39 am (UTC)
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Fun fun fun! It made me smile. I think you did a good job with the lip-sync. It seems like they are actually singing the song.

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: Aug. 14th, 2007 06:57 pm (UTC)
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Hey Zohar! Thanks for swinging by & checking it out. Glad you had fun...its what the vid is all about! :)

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buffyann

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from: buffyann
date: Aug. 14th, 2007 08:45 am (UTC)
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This is both hilarious and awesome ! penguin dancing is love !
Thanks for this huge amount of fun !

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: Aug. 14th, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
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Thanks buffyann! It was just as fun to actually cut it let me tell you!

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Charmax

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from: charmax
date: Aug. 14th, 2007 09:20 am (UTC)
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I love this one so much. It's my favourite of your three Club Vivid vids. Who couldn't love groovy, lip-sync penguins?! I dare anyone not to get up and dance to it.

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: Aug. 14th, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
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Awww thanks Char! I had a hankering to do some more lip/beak sync & this was the perfect opportunity to stretch those unused muscles.

Thanks for commenting! I know Ive been slack on the Master companion piece too & there is a very good reason why. All will be revealed in a week or 2...

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Crazy Writin' Fool

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from: crazywritinfool
date: Aug. 14th, 2007 09:29 am (UTC)
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I made my kids watch this one on the DVD as soon as I got home. I haven't seen the movie, and the "beak-synch" was so good that I finally just asked my kids if this song was actually in the movie. I was pretty sure it wasn't, but for the space of this vid you really, really believe it was. Nice work. :-)

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: Aug. 14th, 2007 07:05 pm (UTC)
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All my friends children just love this one too (as well as their parents too), its kinda funny to watch their faces while they try to get their head around how the penguins managed to sing this song!

And I love how I had to make you ask your kids if the song was actually in the movie....thats actually quite flattering feedback, thankyou!

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here's luck

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from: heresluck
date: Aug. 14th, 2007 09:42 am (UTC)
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I only saw about half of this vid because I was in fact dancing like crazy, but what I saw was both adorable (penguins!) and clever (lip-syncing penguins!); I'm looking forward to rewatching. Thanks so much for sharing it!

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: Aug. 14th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
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It pleases me to hear that you were dancing up a storm while this song was playing, I would have actually been very disappointed if people stopped dancing to watch...thats what the DVD & internet release is for!

Thanks for the comments!

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Zen

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from: vagabondage
date: Aug. 14th, 2007 10:55 am (UTC)
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I LOVED dancing to this vid!!! After getting a chance to sit down and actually *watch* it, I am dazzled. Your "beak-synching" is masterful. This vid is PURE JOY!

Thanks so much for submitting it to Club Vivid!

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: Aug. 14th, 2007 07:12 pm (UTC)
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Im so pleased it was a pleasurable experience for you, vagabondage! Its such a great dance song & I love hearing people say that they enjoyed dancing while it was playing. Definate feeling of satisfaction there.

Glad you liked the beak-sync too, it pretty much became the focus of the vid while I was cutting it & I honestly didn't think I would get as much as I did in. The actual dancing bits kind of takes a backseat to it.

Thanks for stopping by!

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giglet

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from: giglet
date: Aug. 14th, 2007 01:39 pm (UTC)
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Pure happiness! And really beautifully done!

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: Aug. 14th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for watching, giglet! Glad it made you Happy. :)

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FRIVOLITY

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from: frivolity65
date: Aug. 14th, 2007 03:12 pm (UTC)
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This is too clever ♥. The beak synching is perfect because even if they don't shape their mandibles to form the words, the clips you used have the characters' attitude for how you've used them absolutely spot on. I can't imagine the kind of time it took to make this, but it's so brilliant. I found the song irritating towards the end, but that's not your fault by any stretch.

I always always LOVE how your videos are so clean, tidy and 'pure'.

*cracks whip* I wanna see those other vids you got lined up to be made NOW dammit. *points whip* get viiding now, Hun, you don't wanna make me use this do ya *waggles whip threateningly, but in a cute kinda way*

you know I wuvs you really XXXXx

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: Aug. 14th, 2007 07:24 pm (UTC)
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"The beak synching is perfect because even if they don't shape their mandibles to form the words, the clips you used have the characters' attitude for how you've used them absolutely spot on."

Well I still don't think its perfect...I spot little discrepancies, but Im pleased you think tis perfect Frivster...you are such a sweetheart for saying so! You totally got what I was tring to achieve, its one thing to just have the lips/beaks sync up...but when the body language of the characters totally backs up what they are saying/singing...thats when you know you've captured a little bit of magic.

Also cutaways & reverse angles of the penguins (so you cant properly see their beaks) also managed to help sell the whole thing .

"I can't imagine the kind of time it took to make this, but it's so brilliant. I found the song irritating towards the end, but that's not your fault by any stretch."

I started it in January & was done by the end of March so 2 months...on & off...and even naughtier...I cut it while I was at work! In off-peak periods of course...

And I can see where you are coming from in regards to the end...I almost didn't bother with the last bit, but it was just too funny to use that bit where Lovelace is telling the Killer Whales off in the last spoken piece!

Also I can see how the bits where Gloria sings the main chorus got a little repetitive as they were just cut'n'pastes of that same sequence (with a few minor changes in cutaways). In retrospect I probably should have used the night-time bit twice & her day-time bit twice.

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Nicky

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from: obsessive24
date: Aug. 14th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
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Oh my god, this is insanely fun and AMAZING. Do you know if it's on the DVD set? It'd better be. The lip syncing is spectacular and the editing is like a dream. I can say, out of all the CV vids I've seen so far, this is the one that's really got me bopping in my seat. Boo for both of us not being there. I'm sure it went down a huge treat.

Ah, forgot to say in my last comment that I LOVE your MTV logo too.

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: Aug. 14th, 2007 07:50 pm (UTC)
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"Oh my god, this is insanely fun and AMAZING. Do you know if it's on the DVD set? It'd better be."

Thanks for watching Nicky! Im so pleased to hear you found it a lot of fun, its the vids prime directive. :) From crazywritinfools comment above I believe it is...so you'll get a DVD version. If you have any dramas with it, let me know & I'll just upload the PAL VOBs to Sendspace & you can burn your own DVD.

The lip syncing is spectacular and the editing is like a dream. I can say, out of all the CV vids I've seen so far, this is the one that's really got me bopping in my seat.

*blushes* You are far too kind, theres been a lot of great vids so far to come out of this years Club Vivid...& Im sure there will be many more to come out, so it was lovely to hear you to say that!

"Boo for both of us not being there. I'm sure it went down a huge treat."

Well I have secret plans (which are now longer secret) to attend next years Vividcon - if I can manage to get a ticket to it - and all I can say is that you and M better be there, making it part of your honeymoon as well.

I'll be saving the first dance at next years Club Vivid for you!

"Ah, forgot to say in my last comment that I LOVE your MTV logo too."

I am one cheeky mother-fucker! :)

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wrong but wromantic

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from: sally_maria
date: Aug. 15th, 2007 02:42 pm (UTC)
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I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful vid - I can't help smiling every time I think of it. It's definitely going to be a keeper.

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: Aug. 15th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
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Im pleased you like it so much you want to keep it!

Also glad it makes you smile...it does seem to have that effect on people who Ive seen watch it. :)

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from: yokiem
date: Aug. 16th, 2007 12:49 am (UTC)
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I absolutely loved that!! It was such a fun vid, it made me wanna get up and dance!

The lip-synching was great, and I loved how you matched the voices to different characters, and the editing was perfect and so enjoyable in the parts with all the 'what's in a row.

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: Aug. 16th, 2007 12:52 am (UTC)
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Thanks for letting me know how much you enjoyed it yokiem!

The section you mentioned is also my own personal favourite and is probably the part where the beak-sync is the best.

Thanks for stopping by!

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jarrow

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from: jarrow
date: Aug. 16th, 2007 11:37 am (UTC)
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I can not begin to TELL you how much I love this vid. There are no words to encompass it. IT IS MADE OF AWESOME. Seriously, I can not stop smiling now whenever I hear the song or even *think* about the vid. You did some fucking amazing work here, man. Seriously. Thank you so much for sending this to CV. It made my night.

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: Aug. 16th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
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Thats the sort of feedback that I love to hear, when you can't put what that feeling is into words! Its great to learn that the song now reminds you of the vid whenever you hear it too...thats quite flattering!

Its been my pleasure to share this with so many...as Ive said it was ready in March & was almost too much to bear to have to wait until now to release it, but I did get to show it to people at home whenever they came round. And their kids always ate it up!

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thedothatgirl

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from: thedothatgirl
date: Aug. 17th, 2007 12:17 pm (UTC)
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This was awesome Mr A!
Me and my girl just finished watching it together and were amazed at the beak and flipper synching that went on, personally I preferred your vid to the movie :)

Hard to keep still though just makes you want to dance. Btw your M(r A) T V logo rocks.

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: Aug. 17th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
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Oh, hey there you! Thanks for stopping by, and for watching the vid....I love that you thought it was awesome!

Flipper sync...now why didn't I think of using that term instead of rambling on about "performances"? Next time I might have to get you to do my write ups!

I also love the fact that people who werent at Club Vivid who watch this feel like getting up & dancing to it....that always brings a smile to my face!

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don't make me use my librarian voice

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from: siegeofangels
date: Aug. 18th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
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This is adorable, and wonderful job with the synching!

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: Aug. 18th, 2007 06:24 pm (UTC)
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Thanks for watching, siege!

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ginxy

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from: ginxy
date: Aug. 20th, 2007 12:42 pm (UTC)
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AHHAHAHAHAHA - OMG, I just cannot look away at the dancing penguins. I so want this to be in the next club I'm at. I can see what you were saying that a lot people liked this best of your vids lol - got the reggie mixed with a few other genre's nice lol.

I'm passing this vid to my friend along with the Austin Powers - she still needs to watch Zoolander so she might not 'get' that one :)

I love the music - I love your editing in this vid and just the overall super happy hour feeling going on.

;) **

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mranderson71

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from: mranderson71
date: Aug. 20th, 2007 06:48 pm (UTC)
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Thanks Ginx! Yeah everyone I showed it to at my house did really enjoy it...some wanted to see it again immediately after!

And Im so happy that it makes you happy! :)

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