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Favorite Geeky Thing I've Seen Today!

Hey folks, Harry here with the cutest most hypnotizing damn viral video that hit me. Michael Dougherty (TRICK R TREAT) IM'd this to me while I was in my 'roid induced coma. Just enjoy...





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  • June 27, 2010, 9:32 p.m. CST

    That's

    by chrisdosmil

    Cool!

  • June 27, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    nice

    by Cal the useless

    funny

  • June 27, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    ANOTHER YOUTUBE SENSATION!!!

    by RPLocke

    OMG!

  • June 27, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    COOL!

    by GroolDemon

    I've gotta say... that's fairly original!

  • June 27, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Win

    by Neosamurai85

    :) Very cool.

  • June 27, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    i like how he tries to shoot the squirrel with his toy blasters.

    by Cap'n Jack

  • June 27, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Why isnt this guy making Hollywood movies

    by MANNZILLA

    Hell ive seen more talent on Youtube than 95% of the shit ive seen in the theatres.

  • June 27, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    AOTS - Around the Net tomorrow

    by Orionsangels

  • June 27, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Great! But....

    by gotilk

    His "The Clown" is a tiny masterpiece. <br><br>http://tinyurl.com/2dfhg85

  • June 27, 2010, 10:07 p.m. CST

    What a bizzare day I've had.

    by The Reluctant Austinite

    It started with a call from Harry on steroids, and some news that blew my mind for which I'm sworn to secrecy,and it ends with this insanely awesome video. In between I visited a pirates display at a local museum, attended my first Renaissance Fair (think "Role Models")where I was serenaded by a girl of Elvira sized boobs and then attended one of those "Hell House" types of things called "The 99" which is a live theater "Faces of Death" that drags you to Hell before trying to save you with Jesus. This must go down on record as one the strangest days I've had in recent memory. I need some of Harry's steroids to get me through another day like this, although I might believe this whole day was some type of weird hallucination from some bad honey toast I had for breakfast.

  • June 27, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    THAT. WAS. AWESOME.

    by butterbean

    Unbelievably cool.

  • June 27, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    I wish I could really buy one

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

  • June 27, 2010, 10:21 p.m. CST

    They should make a sequel where...

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    Two AT-ATs fuck and then have little baby AT-STs. It would be super cute!!!

  • June 27, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    OK gotik. I stand corrected.

    by butterbean

    The Clown was epic. Thanks for that.

  • June 27, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Neat-Neat.

    by Juggernaut125

  • June 27, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST

    Is it kinda sad ...

    by The_Mad_Groper

    ...that was better than Episode 1?

  • June 27, 2010, 10:26 p.m. CST

    A Colonoscopy performed by ...

    by MJs_Cold_Dead_Pale_Corpse

    a gay registered sex offender is better than Episode 1

  • June 27, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Those darned Canadians

    by TheSplinter

    And their love of Star Wars. Great little one minute trifle that feels more satisfying that the three prequels combined.

  • June 27, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    by doubleh55

    AWESOME video. Thanks for sharing (and pointing out all these famous friends you have. Egomaniac)

  • June 27, 2010, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Awww...

    by GroolDemon

    Little At-At's make Jabba poodoos apparently...

  • June 27, 2010, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Check out Phylactère Cola

    by ObiBen

    I miss this series. These guys did everything themselves - props, fx, costumes, scripts, directing, acting. A cross between Monthy Pythons and ILM.

  • June 27, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    They should've worked this into Toy Story 3 somehow...

    by Ronald Raygun

    Not really

  • June 27, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Cool but...

    by TheFlyingWasp

    When it has to be humanely euthanized, they'll use a harpoon and tow cable.

  • June 27, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    If you can make a good Youtube video

    by Darth Evil Dead

    Then you should be given $50 million to make your own movie.

  • June 27, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    @TheFlyingWasp

    by GroolDemon

    I heard they neuter them by inserting a plasma grenade in their tummies...

  • June 27, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    How the HELL did he make it move like that?

    by FeralAngel

    Jesus Christ on a cracker, that was awesome. I've got a buddy who's got one of those Sony AIBO robot dogs, and it's pretty fricking amazing, but it can't run like that AT-AT did. Shit. That was amazing. Thanks for sharing, Harry, and hope you feel better soon, dude.

  • June 27, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Breed: AT-AT's

    by GroolDemon

    Pros: 1 Very loyal and loving. 2 Work hard to help their masters wipe out rebel scum. 3 Very playful. Cons: 1 Need lots of room to play. 2 Need lots of attention and are difficult to program. 3 Breed also suffers from hip dysplasia.

  • June 27, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    good find, harry!

    by RedHorseVector

    i was glad i took the bait and watched that one. very fun.

  • June 27, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    FeralAngel

    by gotilk

    From the looks of it, it was probably a combination, depending on the shot, of puppetry with wire removal and a bit of stop motion here and there. But man, you are right, when it's running ...the "how the FUUUU" part of my brain starts lighting up like the fourth of July. Beautiful work, huh?

  • June 27, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    It kinda looks...

    by GroolDemon

    Like they rigged it up as a marionette puppet and composited into the shots... Then again I could be totally wrong though. Eh, who cares how they did it because this is really neat as hell!

  • June 27, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    My favorite part of "The Clown"(spoiler)

    by gotilk

    is the moment he tastes the bit of flesh in his teeth and discovers he likes the taste. The look on his face... where did he find that actor??? Brilliant. Must be a real clown.

  • June 27, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Maybe it was a form of rotoscoping?

    by FeralAngel

    I still can't help figuring out how he made the AT-AT run so naturally. My guess is that he filmed a dog running, used the film as a template, and then rotoscoped the movement by overlaying a CG model of an AT-AT...oh hell I don't know. But that's the best guess I can make. I've seen CGI in big-budget movies that didn't look nearly as convincing as that AT-AT. Damn, it still blows me away.

  • June 27, 2010, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Gorgeous work, gotilk

    by FeralAngel

    I'm going to be puzzling over it for days. Damn.

  • June 27, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Harry

    by PedroM

    What was that announcement you mentioned a few days ago

  • June 27, 2010, 11:43 p.m. CST

    Some kind of computer assisted stop motion

    by MediaGold

    Or something. I don't know exactly, but he's pretty talented and I'm guessing a pro if he has Dominique Pinon starring in one of them. Check out his other videos, they're awesome too. In just a few minutes I witnessed a Transformer General Lee Vs a G1 Jazz and 80's Michael Jackson in an Aliens Power Loader battling Mr. Bean in a Genesis Climber Mospeada Cyclone style scooter armor and more. http://tinyurl.com/4las6w

  • June 27, 2010, 11:43 p.m. CST

    check out the Ironbaby video this guy did

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    it's probabaly one best done and cutest trailer spoofs ever done on the internet

  • June 27, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST

    awesome...

    by Duir

    but I think Sony should reboot it.

  • June 27, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST

    That Clown is Dominique Pinon!

    by MediaGold

    I guess his most famous role to US audiences in the wheelchair bound guy in Alien Resurrection. I'd remember his character's name if I wasn't trying to forget that flick. I guess he's in a lot of Juenet's movies.

  • June 27, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST

    THis Guy does Music Videos over in Europe. A Talent for sure.

    by mistergreen

  • June 28, 2010, 12:08 a.m. CST

    And Canada

    by mistergreen

  • June 28, 2010, 12:27 a.m. CST

    FeralAngel

    by gotilk

    If it is CG at all, the shadow/lighting work is gorgeous.

  • June 28, 2010, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Watched it a few more times.

    by gotilk

    So impressive, but I'm convinced it's really good puppetry with wires, removed later. You can almost see a bit of possible distortion above him against the chain link fence if you watch a few times. I'm also watching his other stuff and he does do a lot of mixed work. Puppetry mixed with stop motion. And GREAT stop motion. Look for the Michael Jackson vs Mr Bean thing and the transformers as well as Boba Fett dancing to a "montage" song. Brilliant!!

  • June 28, 2010, 1:03 a.m. CST

    thanks

    by frank cotton

  • June 28, 2010, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Why the heck not available in Germany?

    by caipirina

    Gotta love YT's whacky policies ...

  • June 28, 2010, 2:04 a.m. CST

    This is also cool: Matt Smith & Orbital

    by RedEgiraahgnal

    And yes, they are playing "Doctor?", Orbital's classic remix of the Doctor who theme<br> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF_R5UJGt-g

  • June 28, 2010, 2:09 a.m. CST

    "This video is not available in your country."

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I neither live in a police state nor under some dictatorship.<p>What the flying FUCK?!? WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO FREE INTERNET?!?

  • June 28, 2010, 2:55 a.m. CST

    Love the Jabba turd.

    by gingerella

    Cute. Better than the prequels and better than Marmaduke.

  • June 28, 2010, 3:11 a.m. CST

    Fantastic!

    by BenBraddock

  • June 28, 2010, 3:12 a.m. CST

    It works in Sweden anyway

    by BenBraddock

    What's up with YouTube?

  • June 28, 2010, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Definitely Awesome

    by bubcus

  • June 28, 2010, 4:23 a.m. CST

    I'm still glum after defeat to the Germans

    by barnaby jones

    but i smiled when he shat a Jabba.

  • June 28, 2010, 5:01 a.m. CST

    barnaby jones

    by Grrrr....

    Ag, at least you have 1966. LOL!

  • June 28, 2010, 5:04 a.m. CST

    Yay!

    by Lemure_v2

    Way better than that last animated Star Wars movie.

  • June 28, 2010, 5:32 a.m. CST

    Wow, how did they do this?

    by TheJudger

    puppeted by strings for some scenes, but then that scene where the at-at and the dog are running at full clip in the park. I can't detect a roto in that scene. Wow

  • June 28, 2010, 5:40 a.m. CST

    this guy has great stuff on his channel

    by TheJudger

    mostly stop motion. After seeing a few tubes from him I can tell he is a master rotoscoper as well. So that explains the dog at-at chase scene. This guy needs to hook up with Henry Selick or Team Robot Chicken. Very gifted.

  • June 28, 2010, 6:03 a.m. CST

    AT-AT does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    Hehe, love it. I made an AT-AT as doggie joke in Harry's Undead tb just a day or two ago!<p> Yes - I have a pair of these Kenner AT-AT's in the dojo attic!<p> Yes - the FX in this little short are brilliant! More believeable and real world than the majority of shots in the Prequel Trilogy! Take that Lucas!<p> Only way this would have been better is if the AT-AT had shit out a tiny George Lucas onto the sidewalk.

  • June 28, 2010, 6:20 a.m. CST

    The Jabba poo is hilarious

    by biscuithead

  • June 28, 2010, 6:26 a.m. CST

    Gotik

    by MotherPussBucket

    I think the clown was played by Dominique Pinon, verteran of Jean-Pierre Jeunet movies. I agree, he is consistently excellent.

  • June 28, 2010, 6:27 a.m. CST

    This is good...

    by JohanMacguff

    But this 1950's music video throwback is better, http://youtu.be/9ZBpi1qf5P8

  • June 28, 2010, 6:58 a.m. CST

    1966 does not exist in this dojo

    by barnaby jones

    I'm 25 years old. Everything i base my football knowledge on is the last 15-18 years.

  • June 28, 2010, 7:06 a.m. CST

    THAT WAS BETTER THAN ALL 3 PREQUELS

    by BringingSexyBack

  • June 28, 2010, 7:08 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Two statements that can never comfortably co-exist - 'consistently excellent' and 'was in ALIEN RESURRECTION'.

  • June 28, 2010, 7:22 a.m. CST

    that be funny shit !!!

    by Keysor Soze

  • June 28, 2010, 7:54 a.m. CST

    If you watch his making of B-Boy joker video

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    you'll see how he does the stop motion so well (it's got alot to do with the lighting and real motion blur he adds in post), but how he was able to bled the AT-AT stop motion so well with live action has be puzzled, i mean the way it runs with that other dog is breathtaking

  • June 28, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST

    THERE'S ONLY ONE WAY HE COULD'VE DONE THOSE EFFECTS SO WELL

    by BringingSexyBack

    Movie magic.

  • June 28, 2010, 9:06 a.m. CST

    Making an AT-AT look embarrassed while shitting

    by GrandMuffTarkin

    ...just like a real dog. Now that's talent.

  • June 28, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Silly Canadiens

    by IsaacTheRed

    this is cool.

  • June 28, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    This guy's stuff is all awesome

    by D.Vader

    I think the first thing I saw from him was that stop-motion animated Iron Man vs Bruce Lee fight a few years ago.

  • June 28, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    I'm completely jealous.

    by D.Vader

  • June 28, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    Best practical animation out there

    by mradriano

    No joke. He has to share his secrets. CGI is rampant. Makes me a proud Canadian to see such talent. I suggest you all watch all of his short films (most especially The Clown and Radio)

  • June 28, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack

    by gotilk

    Finally someone figured out his secret. Mystery solved.

  • June 28, 2010, 9:55 a.m. CST

    That was very cool1

    by MAD_MIKE

    Regarding how it was done, I am sure that he compositied the AT-AT in over footage that he shot so that it would look like it is running. <P> Great work overall though.

  • June 28, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Back to the future coming to bluray Oct. 28!

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Where's the talkback for this awesome news?

  • June 28, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    It could have been done with Rotoscope?

    by paburrows

  • June 28, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Pretty fucken cool

    by WONKABAR

    .

  • June 28, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Fix your link code!

    by Asylum

    Can't see the embedded YouTube video on my iPad or iPhone. Otherwise, amazing!

  • June 28, 2010, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Love to hear people going...

    by ObiBen

    ..."How they do that?" again. I say mostly rod puppet with stop-motion here and there and a bit of CG for the fast running action.

  • June 28, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    ...Or, for the fast running action...

    by ObiBen

    rod puppet using a wheel mechanism to drive the legs

  • June 28, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Very professional stop motion

    by Quake II

    I'm impressed! Better than some feature film animation.

  • June 28, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    I liked his "Iron Baby"

    by I Max U Mini

    <p>He used his daughter (again) to play a baby who creates an Iron Man style costume (complete with safety pins to hold up the pants). Brilliant!</p> <p></p> <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyoA4LXQco4</p>

  • June 28, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    Why did it have to pee? Ugh.

    by Jaka

    Otherwise, pretty damn awesome.

  • June 28, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Yes "Iron baby" was amazing

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    The effect's were amazing and i loved how iron baby's version of terrorists are simply angry bunnies with machine guns

  • June 28, 2010, 2:30 p.m. CST

    MMMmmmm very satisfying to the SW pallet!

    by david_boreanez_cunt_hairz

  • June 28, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    but it peed oil...so its funny.

    by Bouncy X

  • June 28, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    FINALLY

    by TheKGB

    Something sorta cool! Near death experience bring some light back in you Harry? if not, please use the shotgun next time.

  • June 28, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Can I introduce you please

    by Denty420

    to a lump of cheddar cheese.

  • June 28, 2010, 3:37 p.m. CST

    The best part was Jabba being the poop

    by Stabby

    Because poop = funny! He-he!

  • June 28, 2010, 3:59 p.m. CST

    The pee and poop jokes take this to Jar Jar levels

    by Jaka

    And seeing how many people liked the poop part makes me a little sad, really. Still think it's mostly teh awesome, though.

  • June 28, 2010, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Jaka

    by ObiBen

    This is what dogs do on a stroll. I don't think his short movie has the pretense of being an essay on the rise and fall of democracy or anything like that.

  • June 28, 2010, 4:18 p.m. CST

    Jaka

    by ObiBen

    This is what dogs do on a stroll. I don't think his film had the pretense of being an essay on the rise and fall of a democracy or anything like that.

  • June 28, 2010, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Arghl. Broken.

    by ObiBen

  • June 28, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Genius...

    by FloristGump

    But got to admit, I was waiting for the new 2 and a half foot high AT-AT to come in and kick the fuck out of the poor old guy.

  • June 28, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    yesssssssssss

    by Arch Nemesis

    awesome!

  • June 28, 2010, 7:35 p.m. CST

    that beat ...

    by Beniffer

    sucked soooo bad ...

  • June 28, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    ObiBen

    by Jaka

    I don't think it's that, either. But the fact that so many American's find pee and poop jokes funny is disappointing to me. It actually says a lot more about our society than one would think. There is intelligent comedy out there. But pee and poop ain't it.

  • June 29, 2010, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Poor Jaka

    by RPLocke

    confused by a Youtube video.

  • June 29, 2010, 3:01 a.m. CST

    KilliK

    by Jaka

    You kind of answered the question yourself. Dogs do a ton of things other than piss and shit. With a little more work they could have done something more imaginative and cut the scatological stuff. Don't get me wrong, though, Empire is my favorite SW movie, so I dig it. I'm just kind of over the lowest common denominator stuff right now. Have been for a while, actually.

  • July 5, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    For anyone interested, he's posted a making of video

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    just go to his channel and see his new video where he shows how he made the AT-AT move like that