Being in high-school isn’t easy. Especially when you are a skeleton. Despite his efforts, Trip can’t seem to fit in with the other kids. Can Trip catch a break? Give Trip A Break, is a stop-motion animation by Maxim Northover with an original soundtrack by Lauri Achté.
I’ve been collaborating with Lauri Achte for the music and sound design for Give Trip A Break. He just sent me the final version and it is awesome! I’m so impressed with what he’s done and how much it adds to the film. We talked about working together on the next part because it makes such a difference to give sound to the film. He’s doing all sorts of other interesting projects and the music in the film is brilliant. Can’t wait to show everyone!
I finally watched the whole of this movie Valley Girl, about Nic Cage, a major cornchip (a “punk” from Hollywood) and this pastel pink betty from the Valley. Naturally there’s more than the literal mountain range that they’ve got to overcome to be together. The plot holes are so 80’s, and the music ranges from kickin’ New Wave to the truly bogus Josie Cotton. With totally tubular lines like “fuck you for sure” and “Bitchin’ is this movie in 3D?”… “No, but your face is” you gotta see this movie!
For a glossary of the Valley terms employed please see this trippendicular lexicon:
Been getting some inspiration from The Valley lately. I’m digging the 80’s Valley jargon in this Moon Zappa record (below). Plus picking up the vibe the places to hang from Encino Man, a movie about a frozen caveman who learns how to be just like a regular dude…sorta.
Not to stray too far from the Hollywood side of L.A. I re-watched the eternally awesome Clueless, a film that apparently just gets better and better as time goes by. So witty, and a cute attitude too.
Gotye has a bunch of animated music videos, this one with skeleton paper cutouts is one I hadn’t seen before.
Below is my favourite: Seven Hours Without A Backseat Driver. It’s a dichotomy of cute and creepy, simple yet complex. Great song too. Animated by the Australian animation studio Rubber House. More than enough to make you want to move to Melbourne! http://www.rubberhousestudio.com/