Daily post 01 Aug 2009 07:37 am
- Time for me to promote me.
If you’d like to see some of my 1/2 hr. shows on HBO, you can go HERE for the schedule. They play weekly and the schedule changes every month.
Note this month on Saturday, Aug 22nd, HBO is screening a bunch of them back to back.
However if you’d like to buy the DVD’s here’s some info:
Here are the cheapest prices I found on line for buying some of the films I’ve done:
Amazon is selling the boxed set of my films for $44.99. You’d be better off go directly to the distributor, First Run Features. They’re selling it for $37.46.
However some of Amazon’s sellers offer it for $29.72 on up thru $49.95 for a “collectible” edition (whatever that is.) There’s about 6 hours of program on this collection, not counting the Extras.
Scholastic/Weston Woods charges the outrageous price of $59.95 for a dvd of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. However, I believe that’s the teachers’ price. You can get it for as low as $8.13 from Amazon.
As it turns out, this exorbitant price is what Scholastic charges for all of my films. The only good bit about their website is that you can watch video clips of some of the films I did for them.
The Man WHo Walked Between the Towers
Leo the Late Bloomer
What’s Under My Bed
YouTube has a number of my shorter flms available for viewing. The quality of all of these available is pathetic.
- The music video I did for the group Liquid Liquid is there. It was an experiment in video editing.
I financed it and got it on a couple of national programs at the time. I was trying to use the music to say something about the little bits of random violence we all go through on a day-to-day basis.
I did this in 1983.
Designer Richard McGuire was the bass player for the group. He seemed to be the only one in the group who was interested in the video. The group broke up shortly thereafter, though their devotees stayed loyal following everything about them.
A number of Sesame Street spots are there. Maxine Fisher wrote them all. I did about forty spots for them:
Crocodile Smiles – an operatic spoof on dental care
The Curious Cat features music by Jeremy Steig, son of William. We had a great relationship until his wife and he started writing obscene letters threatening me. They wanted more money for Abel’s Island‘s score, though they agreed on a price I paid them. Ultimately, I left them behind and hired a new composer.
Plan Plan Plan features a great song with music by Ernest Troost. He and I did many of my early films together.
Chicken Crossing was one of my earliest Sesame Street spots. It’s also one of my favorites. Harrison Fisher did the great score.
I did a number of Bellhop bits for Sesame Street. Steve Dovas did the animation for all 20 of them. Some of them are viewable here:
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