Monday, July 20, 2009

New Stop Motion OttLite Video!

Welcome to the world premiere of filmmaker Kelley Barry's stop motion film. Starring the filmmaker, this short video shows the OttLite lamp coming to life to do something we all do ... check in with friends on Facebook :-)

Here's a quick interview with Kelley:

Q. What gave you the idea to bring the OttLite to life?

A. It's got very life-like features like the swiveling neck. It almost reminds me of a Transformer or robot.

Q. What was your inspiration to do stop motion video?
A. Coming from an animation background, I utilized the various techniques used by major stop motion animators such as Henry Selick and Tim Burton, the minds behind Corpse Bride and Nightmare Before Christmas. And especially Jan Svankmajer -- a lesser known stop motion animator.

Q. How long did it take you to film all those tiny lamp movements?
A. About 5 or 6 hours and lots of angles and patience.

Q. Will there be a sequel? What will you have the lamp do next?
A. Definitely a sequel ... maybe a visit to or a lamp house party. We'll find out what kind of music the lamp likes.

Any ideas? Stay tuned for the next installment!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Super Sewer Darlene Cahill Backstage Studio Tour!

This is the ultimate backstage pass to HSN sewing expert Darlene Cahill's fabulous sewing studio. There is nothing this woman can't do ... sewing, stained glass, embroidery, interior decorating, writing. She's amazing.

Check out this video and see her super cool studio for yourself. Darlene demos Brother and Singer sewing machines on HSN -- over 60 machines in the past 3 years. She has to learn the specifics of each machine and create projects to show the functionality on air.

Her studio is filled with OttLite lamps, too. Enjoy!