Listen, Vinegar… (All graphics made from scratch)

Another Contest, Another Animated Short

Even as I wait to hear the results of that DateCheck video contest, I have entered another contest. This one's sponsored by a gourmet food distributor called Zingerman's. The rules of the contest: Make a short video about balsamic vinegar. The prize: A trip for two to Italy! I had a lot of fun making my DateCheck cartoon, so I returned to Photoshop and After Effects for some more animated shenanigans, starring a couple of bottles of vinegar. [UPDATE: I've since removed the video from YouTube. Sorry.]

On the legitimate film front, I just got some good news: Little Lotto, the short I wrote last November, was just accepted into the International Film Festival Ireland. As I was just the lowly screenwriter, I do not believe I will be asked to go to Ireland to represent. But it's a great honor, and I hope it will lead to even more festivals for this lovely little film.