Friday, December 4, 2009
The Danger Signs is back with a good hard look at TV graphics. Featuring very little violence and no cusswords. But lots of graphics and the Open University. Which, I suppose is a bit graphic.
Watch it on YouTube, Blip or subscribe using our iTunes feed.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
And there's the bulk of a new episode done - so expect some action soon. Regarding toast.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
And the sketch is nowhere near as sadistic as it looks, honest. Although the blood does taste horrid. I'm told.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
It was a real boost to throw ideas around in the same room - especially given that most of the production process (even the filming, with greenscreen) can now be an almost solitary affair.
I guess you need a good balance between logistics and creativity. We'd gone for the greenscreen approach on the principle that it's getting tougher to get people together. This seems to be a good balance - a couple of hours covering half a dozen sketches followed by shooting spread out over the coming weeks.
We're going to have proper rehearsals next. Yeah, us.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009
A special prize for anyone who can work out what he's up to with those Russian dolls...
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Tonight, as it says in our very exciting Twitter feed, we're recording our first podcast (I've described the shows as video podcasts in the past, but I don't think they really are).
I've held off from recording a podcast for Missing Hen before now because I wanted to make sure it did something different from the shows - I didn't want it to just be a radio version of The News@Then or The Danger Signs (mind you, there are plenty of unused sketches for TDS that have no visual component to the jokes).
No, instead I wanted to look at how we shift Missing Hen from being a body of work that's just distributed via the Internet into something that could only be produced by using the Internet. A big task with lots of possibilities and this podcast is just the first babysteps towards opening up a bit - publishing more than just the final product.
In practical terms, we're going to use the podcast as a kind of side channel. It might be funny, but that's not its main function. It'll have more of a behind the scenes/newsy role.
That's the plan anyway. I'm looking forward to seeing how it works. Which I guess is very appropriate for the Internet - being the start of the question, rather than the closed complete answer...
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Saturday, June 13, 2009
By complete coincidence two of the Missing Hen team are contributing to video projects tonight - in Birmingham and Dusseldorf.
Firstly, Peter's shot and edited a film of the Goodwood Revival, to be screened tonight at Stan's Cafe's 24 Hour Scalextric in a warehouse in Birmingham. The event's designed to tie into the 24 hour Le Mans driving race that takes place this weekend and films are being curated by 7inch Cinema. Brum, brum.
UPDATE: Here are some rather groovy "Through The Viewfinder" pics of the event, from Pete Ashton's blog.
Then, by way of explanation of what Phil was doing in a carpark wearing a long black ladies' evening glove a couple of week's ago (see pics), here's details of Cafe Continental, a cabaret show Phil helped film at the Kitchen Garden Cafe in Kings Heath as part of a recreation of vintage German Television for an arts festival currently running in Dusseldorf. This page has details of what's on, but it's in German, so here's the relevant paragraph from it (translated badly by Google):
The best-known entertainment television broadcast of the English is the first time by all television channels over Europe. Alexandra Taylor (Birmingham) & guests.
I trust that makes it all very clear. Thank you.
Friday, June 12, 2009
See the episode on blip.tv, YouTube or download from iTunes.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
See the sketch on YouTube, Blip.tv or download from iTunes.
Monday, June 1, 2009
It's amazing what you can do with Brylcreem. Hair can go down as well as up.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Expect consumer-based chaos as we leap out from the greenscreen and actually do some filming on location. Some time in June.
In the meantime, here's a picture of Jack Bauer leaping into action...
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Here's the YouTube link - Kicking the Habit
iPod-friendly versions to follow through blip.tv and the iTunes feed later tonight.
Saturday, January 10, 2009
So, if you fancy having us all staring out of your computer at you, download this!
Thursday, January 8, 2009
And finally, just to scare the carp out of the pond, we gave Kerry a crossbow for another sketch.
Click the picture for the full gallery.
|Danger Signs filming - dentists and crossbows|
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
The campaign for the 12th Doctor's Tardis starts here!
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|Danger Signs filming - Ranulph|
Sunday, January 4, 2009
We've just uploaded a new year mini episode of The Danger Signs that will make everything a little bit more clear - and also includes bloopers from the last three years of the show.
Here's the link.
We'll also be uploading more material on a regular basis - we plan on a busy 2009!