Ear Cleaning - A Mind Blowing Experience

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Is it possible to clean one's ears without the cotton swab? Would it be dangerous? This short clip was shot in April 2001. It was just a silly video I made to crack up the people involved in it. In January 2002, I rediscovered this forgotten clip. I smoothed out the choppy motion a bit, added titles and an interesting intro FX sequence. It's worth a chuckle.

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About This Video
The live action portion of this video was shot in April 2001. I gathered with some people to shoot some simple FX test shots. There was a lot of goofing around and we taped some of it. The Ear Cleaning bit was a short clip to which I added a blaster bolt and brain matter shooting out. It was just a silly video clip that was passed around via e-mail to the people who were there that day and then forgotten about. In January 2002, I thought about adding some concept set-up text & titles to the clip and then putting it up on SingleReel.com as a comedy bit. It took some searching, but I did find the clip and even it's original source FX filmstrip. I minimized the "brain matter" spurting out following the blaster bolt - it never looked right to me. The computer this was captured on originally had its HD improperly set so it ended up being captured at a reduced and inconsistent frame rate. I tried to smooth out the inconsistent frame rate a bit. Titles and credits were added and I was about to call the clip a done deal... then I got the idea of adding an interesting FX intro sequence. Another yet to be produced project that I had started developing deals with entering in to a cyberspace simulation. Based on visual FX ideas I had for that concept, I wanted to "draw in" the background before the action started. I spent several more hours doing the intro FX than I did working on the original ear cleaning blaster joke. I guess it's an FX test and comedy clip rolled in to one. When I finished it, I ended up liking the opening FX more than the video clip as a whole. I really should get back to that cyber space sim idea I was developing some time ago...

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11 Comments

alex west on April 9, 2002

Very funny.


Anonymous on April 10, 2002

Aaaag


Anonymous on April 10, 2002

Nice effect. Bad life...


Dave on May 2, 2002

hehe, funny


User_Program on September 13, 2004

Ear cleaning is great lol


Very good man, very good..



Nice! How do you make everything come in to the screen? Thats a very awesome video! I love all of your movies!


Your videos are great lol


LMAO nice idea lol



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