Happy St. Patrick’s day from Pedroalonsopablos.com!!!
To make you have a wonderful St. Patrick’s day, I’m pointing you to a video called “How to Catch a Leprechaun”, featuring an old character of mine, called Moshi. You’ll learn some funny stuff on how to catch one of those mysterious Irish elves. Link to the video on Youtube here. Enjoy!
Here’s a small tip for you, the one who wants to have success with a webcomic, videogame, vid, or something like that, on the net: make something with a cat.
Here’s the list of successful cats over cartoon history: Garfield, Hello Kitty, Simon’s Cat, Nyan Cat… and now… GamerCat. Do you know about it? Look for it. Successful dogs: Snoopy.
So, if you’re planning to make something on the net, as it has been said here before, go make something with a cat.
Here’s a small video I created a day ago. It features some dance moves and a catchy dance tune. I hope ya like it! You can watch it on Youtube here. And… I almost forgot! For a limited time, you can donwload the original MP3 song for free here!
I’d like to take a moment to show you a video I made myself: the “Cloud Walk”. It’s a classical music composition I created a year ago or so, with an interesting animation playing along. You can watch it on Youtube here. Hope ya like it!
I didn’t know it until yesterday but Angry Birds, the popular videogame which is on top of any mobile app download list, has settled on Youtube. The Rovio Mobile account on that platform sums a lot of fun videos Angry Birds related. In this case I’ve watched Ham’o'ween.
The short animated film is 4:19 minutes long and it’s a masterpiece. I don’t really know who made it but the music is outstanding and the animation is quite good either. It is definitely worth the while. Here I’m leaving the link to the Rovio Mobile Youtube Channel. http://www.youtube.com/user/RovioMobile
Manga and anime are two earthquakes which are here to stay. But there are some people saying that anime needs help. And that happens because of two reasons:
- Japanese haven’t done anything to adapt themselves to current technology standards. People downloads japanese tv series through the internet and forgets to buy a DVD (obsolete model). I don’t think this happens because there are so many pirates on Earth (although there are…), but because there is not a legal choice to view or download japanese series on the net. There is no control over what people see or download outside Japan and,
- They are facing a creative crisis, this is, there are fewer mainstream japanese series watched on Europe and North America. Before there were many; today there are a few: Naruto, Pokemon, Shin Chan… just a bunch of them.
The problem is nation-wide and they have started working on it. But until they don’t create a portal (perhaps made by the japanese gobernment) to stream japanese series in Europe and North America that can coexist with TV streams, I don’t think the problem is going to get solved. I don’t think either that the creative crisis is the point in this case. Other creations will come, like Hatsune Miku, which is world-wide known currently.
Everybody already knows Nyan Cat. It has been an internet success, a meme. I also think that it is a geniality. And it’s a pity their creators didn’t come to an agreement to share Youtube advertising benefits . And there have been too many non-commercial derivative works made out of the original Nyan Cat, in my opinion (The Nyan Cat itself is a derivative work too…).
But we’re here to analyse its success, afterwards it has had success, because if I knew why it was going to become a hit before perhaps I wouldn’t be writing this here now. To sum up, in my humble opinion, the Nyan Cat success is based on two pillars:
- Originality. It’s a three minute long video in which a short animated gif repeats itself while a repetitive music is playing. Nobody had ever done the same and
- It had great godparents. As a Youtube user, I discovered the Nyan Cat after a week or so it was launched and I could state that many of its visits came from established vloggers like Ray William Johnson or the like. This made the video something cool instead of something really annoying.
How did SaraJ00n these great godparents? I actually don’t know. Perhaps they liked her creation. If you get to have those great godparents like the Nyan Cat, please tell me, I’m interested.