Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Rock Says This...

At some point, I'll probably succumb to the traditional pain-in-the-ass brother-in-law archetype and find myself asking my wife's younger brother for a loan.

I say this only because I have no doubt that he's going to wind up being sickeningly rich in the near future.

His name is Michael Chobot and he's currently a film student at Penn State -- a somewhat simple designation which attenuates the enormity of this kid's talent. The truth is that while he's only in the early stages of learning the art and science of making movies, he's exhibited wildly creative, almost wunderkindian abilities for as long as I've known him and I'm sure well before even that point.

The following animated short is something he created for one of his classes. While you're watching it, keep in mind that not only did he write, direct and edit the thing -- he also scored it; he regularly composes and performs his own music.

He's like Robert Rodriguez, only without Rose McGowan sitting on his lap and Lou Dobbs trying to have him deported.

Here's Rock Paper Scissors.

When you're rich and famous Mike, just remember who showed your stuff to a handful of bored shut-ins gave you your first worldwide exposure.


Prophet of ra said...

So this has just about doubled my 'views' since this morning, so thanks very much Chez. I just hope everyone likes what they see.

Also, if anyone enjoyed the music, I have this song and a few others up on myspace music (search for Michael Chobot).

So yeah, thank you Chez and all of you who watched it.

Swami Dearest said...

That was wonderful. My co-worker and I trade animated short films back and forth (he does an animated TV commercial every year for one client). I've subscribed to Michael's stuff and will watch for more -- thanks!

Manny said...

Wasn't that the soundtrack from the Mega-Man game?

VOTAR said...

When I was in high school AP English, we were given an assignment to write a short work of fiction utilizing "transitional phrases" at the end and beginning of each paragraph. We were to demonstrate our understanding of this as a mechanism to maintain the consistent flow of the story.

I turned in a paper full of jarring non-sequiturs, dream sequences, and alternate narratives.

I got an "A" and a knowing smile from my teacher.

I get it.

What a beautiful, concise, and perfectly symmetrical deconstruction of Irony. A brilliant little piece of art, Mike.