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Re: Mission Statement

Postby Shelley » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:19 am

I actually found this video very enjoyable. I love Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young so I *really* like the song style, however on first listening I found the words very jarring because of the incongruity between the jargon and the mellowness of the music. I found the video clever in expressing the ideas in the song in a way that helped me meld the lyrics and the music together in a way I couldn't do previously in my head, so now I like the song even more!

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Re: Mission Statement

Postby Kevbo1987 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:30 am

Wow! Welcome back, Shelley!
Oh by the way, I've cracked the code.
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Re: Mission Statement

Postby weird_el » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:40 am

Turns out this video was made locally (for me) by a company in Fitchburg WI. Way cool.
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Re: Mission Statement

Postby jacobpacek » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:04 am

So as we all know this is a CSN-Y style parody, but in Al's AMA he said that this is the CSN song that it most resembles. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMbuJXQCIvo

Not sure if this has already been posted, but oh well.
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Re: Mission Statement

Postby Good Enough For Now » Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:22 am

It's basically a combination of "Carry On" by CSNY and "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes" by CSN. Both songs are the first song on each band's first album.
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Re: Mission Statement

Postby Killingsworth » Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:50 pm

The thing I like most about this video is how it showcased a different style of animation which we haven't yet seen in one of Al's videos. I appreciate the level of work that went into making this but for some reason, I couldn't really get into it until about the last verse of the song.
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Re: Mission Statement

Postby mellow weasel » Tue Jul 22, 2014 12:58 pm

I think the video was the best one could do for a song as MS (it helped to understand stuff that otherwise sounded like "blah blah blah corporate nonsense blah"), but the song didn't give many opportunities for visual jokes, so the video had no chances to stand out.
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Re: Mission Statement

Postby angela27 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:48 pm

Killingsworth wrote:The thing I like most about this video is how it showcased a different style of animation which we haven't yet seen in one of Al's videos. I appreciate the level of work that went into making this but for some reason, I couldn't really get into it until about the last verse of the song.


f you read the FAQ on their website, they don't consider it "animated", because they film the drawing in real time and then edit it to the required speed. Of course, there are a few parts that I'd say qualify as animation (when they slide words around).
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Re: Mission Statement

Postby weird_el » Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:22 am

Today TruScribe was front page news in the paper and featured on the local news too. Working with Al is apparently a big deal :D
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Re: Mission Statement

Postby algonacchick » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:31 am

Something's wrong with the website. :( I just see a list when I go there.
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