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2012.07.27: That Nasty old man of Vienna: Nonsense Stories 18, verse 2.1
Limerick: Edward Lear Voices: Ron Hayden Music: Footage Firm, Inc., Kevin MacLeod's "Fig Leaf Rag"
2012.07.09: Webisode 17: Young lady of Sweden, verse 7.8
Limerick: Edward Lear Voices: Ron Hayden, Artie Romero Music: Footage Firm, Inc., Kevin MacLeod's "Classic Horror 1"
2012.07.02: Webisode 16: Young lady of Welling, verse 7.5
Limerick: Edward Lear Voices: Ron Hayden, Bethan Music: Footage Firm, Inc., Kevin MacLeod's "The Cannery"
2012.06.25: Webisode 15: Rats ate his hats, verse 2.12
Limerick: Edward Lear Voices: Ron Hayden Music: Footage Firm, Inc. (intro), Kevin MacLeod's "Fenster's Explanation"
2012.06.18: Webisode 14: Old man of Peru, verse 3.13
Limerick: Edward Lear Voices: Ron Hayden, Artie Romero Music: Footage Firm, Inc. and Kevin MacLeod's "Netherworld Shanty"
2012.06.11: Webisode 13: Birds nose dance party, verse 8.6
Limerick: Edward Lear Voices: Ron Hayden, Artie Romero Music: Footage Firm, Inc. and Kevin MacLeod's "Rocket"
2012.06.03: Webisode 12: Young lady of Lucca, verse 5.1
Limerick: Edward Lear Voices: Ron Hayden, Bethan Music: Footage Firm, Inc. and Kevin MacLeod's "Darkness is Coming"
2012.05.27: Webisode 11: Man of Coblenz, verse 5.2
Limerick: Edward Lear Voice: Ron Hayden Music: Footage Firm, Inc. and Kevin MacLeod's "Painful Disorientation"
2012.05.20: Webisode 10: Hot buttered toast, verse 6.9
Limerick: Edward Lear Voice: Ron Hayden Music: Footage Firm, Inc. and Kevin MacLeod's "Human Beat"
2012.05.13: Webisode 9: Old man with a beard, verse 9.8
Limerick: Edward Lear Voice: Ron Hayden Music: Footage Firm, Inc. and Kevin MacLeod's "Investigations"
2012.03.25: Work print of verse 9.8 edited by Tim Romero. Needed character dialog, sound effects, music, an improvised animated audience and credits.
2012.05.07: Webisode 8: Young lady of Wales, verse 7.4
Limerick: Edward Lear Story: Kemi Oyebade, Artie Romero Voices: Ron Hayden
2012.03.14: Work print of verse 7.4 edited by Anne Hecker.
2012.04.29: Webisode 7: Young lady of Tyre, verse 6.6
Limerick: Edward Lear Story: Anne Hecker, Artie Romero Voices: Ron Hayden, Artie Romero
2012.04.26: Webisode 6: Old man with a poker, verse 3.11
Limerick: Edward Lear Story: Artie Romero Voice: Ron Hayden
2012.04.22: Webisode 5: Old man in a tree, verse 1.8
Limerick: Edward Lear Voice: Ron Hayden Music: Footage Firm, Inc.
2012.03.25: Work print of verse 1.8 edited by Tim Romero. It needed some bored audience dialog, sound effects, animated audience and credits.
2012.04.15: Webisode 4: Old lady of Chertsey, verse 1.9
Limerick: Edward Lear Voices: Ron Hayden Music: Footage Firm, Inc.
2012.03.20: Work print of verse 1.9 edited by Anne Hecker. It needed a few animation enhancements, music, sound effects, an improv animated audience and credits.
2012.04.08: Webisode 3: Old man in a boat, verse 2.2
Limerick: Edward Lear Story: Artie Romero Voices: Ron Hayden, Chuck Hall
Work print of verse 2.2, 2012.03.14: Edited in Flash by Woodrow Martin and Artie Romero. Needs the standard intro sequence, lip sync for man in boat, animation enhancements, music, sound effects, audience and credits. Yeah, that's a lot. Thank heavens for Tim!
2012.04.05: Webisode 2: The lady whose chin... verse 1.10
Limerick: Edward Lear Story: Woodrow Martin, Artie Romero and Ahmad Philips Voice: Ron Hayden
2012.04.05: Final YouTube version includes "Cheech and Chong" and "Letterman."
2012.03.31: Fourth work print of verse 1.10, same credits as above."
2012.02.29: Third work print of verse 1.10, same credits. Needed the animated audience.
2012.02.24: Second work print, same credits. Needed timing improvements, music, sound effects, an animated audience and credits. Woody came up with the concept of panning from key to key on a larger whiteboard, an After Effects trick.
2012.02.18: First work print: The decision was made to avoid the "start and stop" reading of verses and go with a consistent format of intro, time lapse whiteboard art with superimposed animated "celebrity" narrator, match dissolve to Flash animation based on the whiteboard art, then credits.
2012.04.01: The big premiere! Webisode 1: Old man of Mold, verse 4.3
Limerick: Edward Lear Story: Artie Romero Voices: Ron Hayden, Artie Romero
2012.02.29: Nearly perfect work print of verse 4.3, same credits as above.
2012.02.26: Earliest work print of verse 4.3. Still needed animation improvements, more music, sound effects, an animated audience and credits.
Script for narration of the first season's 33 shows with production assignments:
List of released shows:
Complete digital copy of A Book of Nonsense with Edward Lear's illustrations
Edward Lear article in Wikipedia
Selected webisode treatments, 2012.02.02.
LadyofTroy, new verse 6.1 animation by Mike Salcedo, 2012.09.01.
7.8Tracy2, verse 7.8 animation completed by Tracy Deines, 2012.07.07.
9.11-01Tea02_Simmon12, verse 9.11 animation by Jieting Chen and Simmon Keith Barney, 2012.07.07.
AhmadPhilips_NS_7.5_V10b4, verse 7.5 by Ahmad Philips, Jerimiha Newlon and Artie Romero 2012.06.28
Jones, verse 8.2 "James Earl Jones" lip sync by Jerimiha Newlon, 2012.06.26
9-11_JuliaChilds_lipsynch, verse 9.11 "Julia Child" lip sync in progress by Stephanie Lynn Girard, 2012.06.23
Leach2, verse 8.1 "Robin Leach" lip sync by Jerimiha Newlon, 2012.06.19
6.5_KadieMillers_file_50, verse 6.5 by Kadie Miller, completed 2012.06.08
8.6-01Andrew03-MAY28, verse 8.6 by Andrew Woolnough, completed 2012.05.28
SmyrnaStuff-W-soundCS4, verse 1.2 animatic in progress by Wayne Sullivan, 2012.05.28
"Elvis" lip sync, verse 7.8 by Jerimiha Newlon, 2012.05.20
8-6_PhilHartman_lipsynch_WAYNE6, verse 8.6 "Hartman" lip sync by Wayne Sullivan, 2012.05.14
3.9_TEA_Andrew-01, verse 3.9 animation by Jieting Chen and Andrew Woolnough, 2012.05.11.
3-9_Goofy_lipsynch-01, verse 6.9 "Goofy" lip sync by Andrew Woolnough, 2012.05.11
2.12-rats-eat-hats-Brittney19, verse 2.12 animation in progress by Brittney Owens, 2012.05.11
9.8-Pierce-Failla22-Andrew-02, verse 9.8 by Artie Romero, Rebekah Failla and Andrew Woolnough, 2012.05.10
Barney7_Scene1, verse 5.1 lip sync by Wayne Sullivan, 2012.05.06
5.1_Tea_1, verse 5.1 by Jieting Chen, 2012.05.05.
woman_norway2_PREVIEW, verse 3.6 main anim layouts by Cecelia Schrock, revised 2012.05.03
SnakeDanceNew, verse 1.11 by Julie Christine in progress,
5.1-Tea-Andrew-04, verse 5.2 by Jieting Chen and Andrew Woolnough, 2012.05.02.
6.5_lipsync-Kissinger_Simmon-046, verse 6.5 narrator in progress
6.6-AnneH-Andrew_W-02, verse 6.6 by Anne Hecker and Andrew Woolnough, 2012.04.26
Audience_WildApplause2 Audience clapping, cheering, Artie Romero 2012.04.25.
6.9_Andrew_W_12 verse 6.9 anim by Andrew Woolnough, 2012.04.25
3-13_Man_of_Peru__Kemi-02_WM, verse 3.13 by Kemi Oyebade and Woodrow Martin
Audience_LEAVES by Artie Romero. 2012.04.24.
2-1_ViennaGuy_Kristen_1, verse 2.1 by Kristen Pontius, 2012.04.16.
WAYNE-ARNOLDV2a, Another "Arnold" aside by Wayne Sullivan, "That's very big of you."
6-9_EddieMurphy_Donkey_Dung02, misc "Eddie Murphy" lip sync by Andrew Woolnough 2012.04.10
WAYNE-ARNOLD7c, verse 3.9 "Arnold" aside by Wayne Sullivan, "One of those pigs."
3-11_Clinton_lipsynch_FraukeAER_headMoves8, verse 3.11 "Clinton" recitation, Frauke Wright, Artie Romero, 2012.04.06
6.9_Andrew_W_05, verse 6.9 main anim by Andrew Woolnough with scratch sound, 2012.04.06
6-6_DavidLetterman_lipsynch, verse 6.6 lip sync animation by Ashley Vanstone, 2012.04.05
3.1.1_TEA_Vr1, verse 3.11 by Jieting Chen, 2012.04.02.
6-9_EddieMurphy_lipsynchAndrew02, verse 6.9 lip sync animation by Andrew Woolnough 2012.04.02
Audience_Generic by Artie Romero and Sean Quinn, designed to be flexible in post
Audience_Old_Man_in_a_Boat_04, audience animation for another verse by Artie Romero and Sean Quinn, 2012.03.31.
Audience_7-4_Lady_of_Wales, audience animation for verse 7.4 by Artie Romero and Sean Quinn, 2012.03.31.
Audience_Old_Man_in_a_Boat_03, audience animation for verse 2.2 by Artie Romero, 2012.03.30.
AudienceAER10, audience animation for verse 4.3 by Artie Romero, 2012.03.29.
Whiteboard_Tea_4.7previewSWF7, verse 4.3 completed by Jieting Chen and Artie Romero. Revised *after* first work print, 2012.03.29.
FlyProgress2, verse 6.1: A large hoodlum fly annoys the woman of Troy by blowing smoke in her face. Mike Salcedo, 2012.03.28
4.3-cosby-lipsync_AER4, verse 4.3 "Cosby" completed by Artie Romero and Frauke Wright, 2012.03.25
1.8-Bee-10, verse 1.8, bored by a bee. Completed by Artie Romero, Brittney Owens and Rebekah Failla, 2012.03.25
1-2_Peewee_Tea_3, verse 1.2 "Pee Wee" by Jieting Chen, 2012.03.21
4-10-Rodney-lipsync-Kadie_cs3AER3, verse 4.10 "Rodney Dangerfield"
1-12_JimmyStewart_lipsynch_fraukeAER2, verse 1.12 narration, "Jimmy Stewart"
5-8_Ahh-nold_lipsynch_Kristen0319e, verse 5.8 "Arnold" narration by Kristen Pontius and Artie Romero, 2012.03.19
2-1_AlfredHitchcock_lipsynch_frauke_AER2, verse 2.1 "Alfred Hitchcock"
1-11_JohnWayne_lipsynch_frauke_AER3, verse 1.11 "John Wayne"
Talking audience characters test with character models, rigs,
9-8_GeorgeWBush_lipsynch_bOwens_04, verse 9.8 George W Bush narration by Brittney Owens, 2012.03.14
2.12-nicholson-lipsyncAnneH2_cs3, verse 2.12 "Jack Nicholson" narration by Anne Hecker, 2012.03.14
1.9-Kemi-02-SWF, verse 1.9 by Kemi Oyebade, 2012.03.10
1-8_HumphreyBogart_lipsynch_fraukeAER2, verse 1.8 "Bogart" by Frauke Wright and Artie, 2012.03.04
3-13_Nixon_lipsync-CCP7, verse 3.13 Nixon lipsync by Calvin Cobb Pierce, 2012.03.03
1.9-nicholson-lipsyncCeceliaAER3, verse 1.9 "Jack Nicholson" narration by Cecelia Schrock and Artie, 2012.03.02
2-2_Hecker_Nixon_26, verse 2.2 in progress by Brittney Owens, 2012.02.21
6.1-carson-lipsync_frauke2AER1, verse 6.1 "Carson" narration by Frauke Wright and Artie Romero, posted 2012.02.27
Aside_Edith_Big-Of-U_Kristen0223-d, "Edith" aside "big of you" by Kristen Pontius, 2012.02.23
1-10-AhmadPhilipsAER2, verse 1.10 by Ahmad Philips, 2012.02.22
2-2_Nixon_asides_BrittneyAERpreview2, verse 2.2 Nixon aside lipsync by Brittney Owens, 2012.02.22
intro2_title_w_music, series intro by Matthew Rebel
2-2_Nixon_lipsync_Pontius0221B, verse 2.2 narration by Frauke Wright,
6.3-rodney-lipsync_frauke01AER3, verse 6.3 "Rodney Dangerfield" narration by Frauke Wright and Artie Romero, 2012.02.21
7.5-rodney-lipsync_frauke01AER2, verse 7.5 Rodney narration by Frauke Wright and Artie Romero, 2012.02.21
2-2_Edith_lipsync_Frauke01AER1, verse 1.10 "Edith Bunker" narration by Frauke Wright, 2012.02.17
5-8_Cathey_AhhNold01-AERpreview4, verse 5.8 in progress by Brandon Cathey, 2012.02.15
3.5-shrek-lipsync_cs3ChelseaM-AER, verse 3.5 "Shrek" narration in progress by Chelsea McCue, 2012.02.15
7.4-cosby-lipsync_frauke1, verse 7.4 "Cosby" narration by Frauke Wright, 2012.02.14
7.4_Nonsensestories_KemiO-1, verse 7.4 by Kemi Oyebade, 2012.02.12
33 verses have been drawn on whiteboard as of 2012.03.15.
All 36 "celebrity" caricatures for the first season were completed by Bill Crowley on 2012.02.15. Click:
Index of all audio recordings
All "celebrity" voices are humorous impressions created by voice actor Ron Hayden. Although our satirical targets are referred to by name on these pages for purposes of creating consistent parodies, their names will never be mentioned in any of the completed shows, with the possible exception of public figures.
NEW! A Blip.TV press release, Sunday, June 10, 2012
NEW! The show is moved to Blip.TV, Thursday, June 7, 2012
Twitter is buzzing with lots of tweets about Edward Lear, and many of them link to our series, 2012.05.03
Press release on PR Log, Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Press release for Sunday, April 8, 2012
Tweets about Nonsense Stories (Include hash tag #NonsenseStories)
April 1, 2012: Our show's premiere is now live on YouTube
It's the wee hours of Sunday morning, April 1, 2012, and the premiere webisode of "Edward Lear's Nonsense Stories" is live on its new YouTube channel and Artie.com.
April 1 update: Rick London will tweet our new series to his 18,000 followers this week. He is a writer and cartoonist, represented by GSWsyndicate. Rick founded the web's #1 Google and Bing ranked offbeat cartoon site. Everybody: When tweeting about the series, please includ hash tag #NonsenseStories. Thanks!
Six dozen embroidered Nonsense Stories baseball caps were ordered on March 1st. Everybody will get a cap!
May 28, 2012 update: The caps arrived and were distributed to those who worked on the series and gave us a current mailing address. Here's a photo of the prototype (Click it to enlarge):
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