My clients are crazy smart and interesting people. I am so blessed to be able to make their vision come to life every single day. The Parsnippety aims to shine a light on the major agricultural and environmental issues of our time with a side of humor. They are The Onion for Onions if you will. And this video we just completed is pretty damn fun if you ask me.
Go check out their site… I promise, you’ll laugh.
Did you know that non-organic plants are starting to report inferiority complexes due to the proliferation of organics? Ok, not really. But there’s a nugget of truth here. And a talking tomato. Can’t complain about that.
I hope you find it as humorous as I do.
There are big things going on in my world. A more formal announcement will come soon, but in the meantime, how about an update on recently published video work? This one is uber fun. I am happy to share this great video I directed for The Parsnippety.
If you’re an animal lover, vegetarian or vegan, you will love these folks. It’s sort of like the Onion for plant and animal news. They also get big bonus points for being some of the funnest clients I’ve ever had.
Want to hire me? You can find out more about me at lizgiorgi.com
It’s no surprise that I love the Academy Award’s shorts categories. If you’re thinking about heading out to the theaters this weekend to see Her (YES, see it!), Wolf of Wall Street (meh), American Hustle or one of the other big Hollywood pics, maybe consider skipping it and supporting some smaller films from the comfort of your home.
Here’s how you can see the Oscar nominated animated shorts online:
Fun fact about Room on the Broom, Simon Pegg and company put this together for BBC One for their annual Christmas special in 2013. So while it’s seasonal, it’s still a lot of fun.
Behind the Scenes available now - Full film premiering soon?
I hesitated to put this one on the list, but decided to do so, because this video with the behind the scenes of the art has so much personality and love that it’s almost as fun as seeing the real thing.
Get a Horse! is the only big name animated short in the bunch. It’s playing before Frozen in theaters… and it’s fun and harkens to the old days of Disney, but it’s Mickey Mouse, so you better like Mickey Mouse if you’re going to go out of your way to see it.
Unfortunately, no trailer or early access to watch Possessions, a short by Shuhei Morita, is available online. But, early buzz is good so if you see it’s playing at a film fest near you, go check it out.
I was lucky enough to be asked to contribute to a new series by Twin Cities Public Television and PBS Digital Studios called Are You MN Enough? While all the producers involved had a hard task in front of them, I made the ridiculous decision to try and create a social experiment setting and shoot it documentary style. Here’s what happened:
If you’re from Minnesota, know someone in Minnesota or just like awkwardness, you should check out the series. The rest of the pieces can be found here.
Here’s a little back story for you. I had initially intended to call this piece, The Last Bite. One popular cliche about Minnesotans is that if you go eat with a bunch of them, no one wants to be the person who eats the last bite of food. As such, it’s not uncommon for totally un-splittable food to be split in all kinds of ridiculous manners. We thought we would set up a situation where we told 4 people they would be eating with others but give them 5 pieces of food. Only problem? NO ONE WOULD EAT THE FIRST DAMN BITE.
This is documentary film-making 101. You have to go with whatever your subjects are doing. No matter how completely lost and distraught you may initially feel about the footage when the shoot wraps, you now have to focus yourself on the edit room. And so that’s what I did. Luckily, that whole cliche about no one taking the first bite is just as prevalent. And as it turns out, maybe even more true. Another end product. Another reminder why all the planning in the world can’t change what the universe has in store.