This Amazing Animated Film Is Packed With Phish, Bowie & Star Wars References

first_imgGearing up for Summer Tour, fellow Phish fan Nick Setteducato has shared an animated music video called “2016: A Space Oddity,” featuring hundreds of Phish references, as well as references to David Bowie, Star Wars, and Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. The five-minute video follows a characterized Jon Fishman as he launches off to space with purpose of destroying an incoming asteroid. He ends up getting lost in battle versus a puppy-led alien spaceship, and ultimately lands himself in Mike Gordon‘s cereal bowl.While the four members are not necessarily playing themselves in the short film, the stop-motion video entertains on several levels and is worth watching below:Setteducato’s production follows his 2014 project, Flight Of The Mockingbird, which you can also watch below:You can follow his creations on Lucy’s Place Productions Facebook page, where he shares updates on his projects. He also encourages fans to donate to the Mockingbird Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Phish fans in 1996 to generate charitable proceeds from the Phish community.JamBase sat down with Setteducato to talk about how he became inspired to work on this Phish-centered universe. “The video I made back in 2014, Flight of the Mockingbird, was just a fun way for me to learn the process of making a short stop-motion video, and to combine that with my unhealthy Phish obsession,” he explains. “This new video is really just an extension of that. I was very encouraged by the positive response to that first video, so I thought I’d try something a little more ambitious for the next one. I settled on this idea of an absurd, surreal, space adventure inspired by episodes of the great ’60s British TV series Thunderbirds, and set to a short, upbeat instrumental track. The ideas just flowed from there. Maybe another Phish song? Maybe a killer asteroid or a wormhole, and a “Big Black Furry Creature From Mars”? Maybe Fishman is the pilot, and maybe he ends up in a giant bowl of cereal? You know, the usual stuff… Also, my dog Otis Redding makes a cameo as the alien.”What an incredibly artistic way to spend your free time![via JamBase]last_img read more

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Razer and Team Kinguin sign long-term strategic partnership

first_imgRazer and Team Kinguin have announced a new, long-term strategic partnership. The deal will see a full-line product sponsorship as well as cooperation in product development and testing.Razer will, as a result, be the exclusive peripherals partner of Team Kinguin and thus all of the competitors will use Razer mice, keyboards and other input devices. Razer will also fully kit out the Warsaw-based esports center and training facilities as well as facilitate and drive a knowledge exchange between the two brands and act as a supporting partner for future activities.Team Kinguin players in titles such as PUBG and Dota 2 will now play a role in the development and testing of new Razer product lines.“As one of the pioneers of esports, Razer is constantly looking to support ambitious organizations and help them grow,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Team Kinguin has become one of the biggest names in the ever-evolving esports business. We are incredibly happy to start our cooperation during this exciting phase of their professional journey and welcome them to Team Razer.”“Our team is thrilled to be able to work with Razer moving forward,” says Giovanni Varriale, Chief Operating Officer of Team Kinguin. “We have talked with Razer about our plans for quite some time now and it became clear that this is a relationship that is based on mutual understanding. We believe it’s important to work with companies that share common values and we’re excited about this opportunity.”Esports Insider says: Congratulations to both parties on the deal. We all love Razer goods – and with Razer’s mobile focus and new phone, maybe we’ll see Kinguin hop into the mobile titles in the near future. Of course it’s mere speculation for now – but we wouldn’t be overly surprised.last_img read more

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