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3-29-09 Cyriak – Beggin’ in My Territory

Posted by Sean on March 29, 2009

I think we can all agree that mad scientists have gone around the bend, Shanoah.

But what do mad scientists do to pay the bills? Creating monsters to conquer the world is an expensive proposition. There’s a huge initial capital investment, and there just aren’t scientific grants available to pay for creating giant mutant attack crabs [1], mostly because the people handing out the grants are also the same people who called you mad mad I tell you!

So what does a British animator/mad scientist do to pay the rent and keep the superfluous sparking bzz-bzz machines in his laboratory sparking and bzz-bzzing? Why, he animates. Like a mad scientist.

Cyriak has done a number of commercial animated shorts, including station identifications for SUMO.tv and music videos. These are two of those videos.

The first is a video for a Pilooski remix of Frankie Valli and the Four Season’s 1967 hit Beggin’, commissioned by 679 Productions (album site here).

And the second is from the other side of the war of the sexes: My Territory by the two blokes at Grand Popo Football Club and commissioned by Pschent Music.

[1] A perennial problem with Ron Jeremy, I understand.

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