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OK!

So a while back, one of my favorite bands - Type O Negative - had a contest for their fans. Make a 30 second fan commercial for their new album.

The prize?

Kenny Hickey's Guitar. (Kenny Hickey = Type O Guitar Player)

So you KNOW I was all over that.

I missed the 24 hour film fest in Savannah, it started the year after I graduated. But this was my own exercise in it, as I animated the whole thing in 24 hours. :D By MAHSELF!

Yeah, there's some loops/movie clips and I did some Motion Tweens to supliment some of the frame by frame. (Actually, its more like the frame by frame supliments the movie clips...) but I still did the whole thing myself and I feel proud of it.

Forgive the Photoshopped arm but the rules CLEARLY STATED we had to show OUR COPY.

Blah Blah Blah, flash forward.

The RECORD COMPANY, not the band or the fans, picked the winner.

So I did not win. LOL! Which is fine. As an animation it was fun, but as a commercial it was a bit static/slow.

However, my day was MADE by heading over to the Type O Forums where, according to the fans? I had won the "popular vote." NO ONE liked the winner, and it actually was 34 seconds and violated the rules per se, so there was a BIG STINK. People were complaining, etc etc...

So Josh, the Keyboardist came on the forum and posted the following:

"Wow, I am really sorry. I'll call a meeting with SPV after repairing relations with Britain, resolving the middle east peace process and taking a shower.
The grave one was funnier anyway."

(Emphasis mine)

Eff all that. If the band members liked mine best, I don't need a damn guitar!! And they're sending me a signed poster anyway.

HOORAY!!! It was just so cool to see Josh post that! :)

(And yes Deviant Art, Type O cleared the use of their songs in our videos so we can post this stuff.)
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N4CH Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Hey man congratulations. This is fuckin incredible!
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CheifJay Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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iMetalHeava Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cooooooooool
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:iconcheifjay:
CheifJay Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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horizonte1 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010   Interface Designer
Enough exact the musicians movement with the sounds together. I like very much the slice bass, its a great detail. Good job!
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:iconcheifjay:
CheifJay Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:icononeazuresky:
OneAzureSky Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
Best commercial ever.
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:iconcheifjay:
CheifJay Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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:icononeazuresky:
OneAzureSky Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008
It's nice that Josh liked it. He seems like a really nice guy. I've heard many good things about Peter as well.
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itsnic Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
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good animation and good story! :D
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:iconcheifjay:
CheifJay Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks, and thanks for the fav!
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GrotesqueDarling13 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
This is sooo fuckin wicked.
I like yours ALOT more then the one that
was picked too, yours has more of the Type O Negative feel to
It. They are playing while in graves, creative and soo them.
Wicked job :D You deserved to win.
But it is pretty fuckin sweet that the band liked yours
And that Josh said what he said. Way better :D

Great job!
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:iconcheifjay:
CheifJay Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much!
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:iconwar-inspired:
war-inspired Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
LOL! This is awesome. I could totally see the band loving this.
The beard on Josh's stone cracked me up! :P
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:iconcheifjay:
CheifJay Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks! And Josh did like it, actually! :D
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gopher141 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
i lold too, this is great, =D
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:iconcheifjay:
CheifJay Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks, and thanks for the fav!
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Jace-Mereel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
At first I was thinkin' "who the eff messed with my Blind Guardian cd?" then I realized it was your commercial. Congrats on gaining the love of the band. And I loled. :)
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