Posted tagged ‘on my fridge’

Who stole the cookies?

November 15, 2010

I love Wee Sing videos. I grew up watching the Wee Sing series, which is a VHS series that takes kids on magical adventures where you can meet all kinds of crazy characters that sing and dance with you.  My mom thinks this is what made me begin to love musicals and theatre and part of what made me so weird.

Anyway, last year I rediscovered these VHS tapes and since I still have a VCR in my room, Aaron and I are just as likely to e found watching a Wee Sing video at my house as we are to be dancing on the pole in my room. It’s great. We like to watch the “stellar” choreography and find all kinds of great innuendos. I would love to remake a Wee Sing in a more modern way that kids today would like, because these shows are just classic amazingness.

For my graphic design class, I had to create a children’s story book illustration and of course I immediately wanted to relate mine to Wee Sing. I got my inspiration from one called Grandpa’s Magical Toys, where the kids shrink using a magical key and meet all of these toys at their grandpa’s house. Our favorite part is when the cookie jar comes to life and yells at the toys because they spend like 10 minutes singing about who stole the cookies from the cookie jar.

So here is my representation of that scene:

And here is a trailer of Grandpa’s Magical Toys. You have got to find these videos and watch them. They will change your life!


Jerked into land of imagination (mixed SIGNALS #3)

October 7, 2010

So this is probably the best episode of mixed SIGNALS yet. The script was genius, it was much more rehearsed and I think its worthy of some kind of excellent news award.

However, there is one small fluke. In the Bed Bug report, Jenny (the co-anchor) is trying to make you squirm and in telling the story she says “drift off into imagination land.” We have found, depending on your state of mind and your attention level, though, it can sound like “jerk off into imagination land,” which can change the whole context of the segment. Its funny either way, except one way is funnier than the other. So what do you hear?



The coolest cake you’ll ever see

October 5, 2010


This is just one last HAPPY BIRTHDAY KING A!

I had to make an image completely out of text for my graphic design class. King A and I had tried to make an amazing four layer, homemade purple icing cake for his birthday , but it ended up only three layers (because one layer was under cooked and fell apart – other wise it would have been the pudding layer) and more gray than purple (despite what we may have tried to tell you).

 Nonetheless it was a super fun experience, it just resulted in a less than appealing cake. To make up for our fun yet failed attempts, I decided to dedicate my graphic design project to the cake that wasn’t. This image truly represents our cake state of mind.

Happy Anniversary (the origin of duckduckDana)

October 3, 2010

So September marked the one year anniversary of this lovely little blog here. I feel pretty accomplished because I usually have awful follow-through on endeavors such as this, so to say its been a year shows some real progress on my part. And to mark the occasion, I even made a new header, everyone take note.

In honor of this 1 year anniversary, and before I forget, I am going to tell you the story of how the name duckduckDana came to be.

It started, where all great stories start, in a tap class almost 2 years ago. Tap class was on Thursday, the most tried day of the week, from 9-10 p.m., after an hour and a half of ballet class and even more hours before that of teaching. So to say that we were often tired in tap class would be an understatement. We were usually delirious.

Well this one night, our normal teacher was in a show or out-of-town or something, so my dear friend Devin was the teacher. There was also hardly anybody there because of homework, test, sleep etc. We did tap warm up and some across the floor, but nearing the end of class we were all just completely gone. So Devin told us we could play a game. We decided to play duck, duck, goose using tap steps to get around the circle.

We immediately turned into 4 year olds as we began to play and when it was King A’s turn he went around the circle saying, “duck, duck, duck” like six times. Finally, when he touched my head for the seventh time, he said”Day-na” in a very deep and funny voice instead of goose. We all thought that was the funniest joke we’d ever heard and felt the need to imitate his “duck, duck (key change) Day-na” a bazillion times. So it kind of stuck.

It’s certainly not the most amazing story that ever existed, but it always brings back glued ball (good) times and you have to admit that duckduckDana is pretty darn catchy.

So Happy Anniversary followers!

May we have many more together!

Photo by Caitlin Cannon

And that’s the news you need to know

September 24, 2010

This is the second mixed Signals video. I told you they would get better. I think one of the funniest things I’ve noticed is how many expressions I make, it’s almost obnoxious. I guess I am just a very expressive individual.

But I do think we look really cute. Travis and myself were going for the Weekend Update- Tina Fey/Jimmy Fallon- feel. I think we got pretty close.


mixed SIGNALS (or my Tina Fey moment)

September 9, 2010

I am writing a satire show with my friends at school (yes I have school friends) for media production. Our format resembles the Daily Show, but of course our content has to be somewhat school related.  It has been really fun thus far and even though my mom thinks I am too animated and it’s not very well done, I like it.

The green background is just temporary, and we want to add pictures in the corner, like real news shows, but this was kind of like our experimental first edition.



August 24, 2010

Simply because I never bothered to do so before, here is the link to my online portfolio.

This would definitely be posted on my fridge. I worked on this over the summer for my internship/portfolio class. It was harshly criticized the first time, but this version got me an A. I figure simply the sheer amount of stuff included should at least get me a job interview when I send it to possible employers.