Friday, January 25, 2008

My Lucky Day video

My wife, Roseann, did the animations for a new video in a Schoolhouse Rock kind of style and it turned out really nice. It's for the song "My Lucky Day" from my Snow Day! album. The song was co-written with children's artist Eric Ode.

Please add your comments and if you liked it enough to rate it 5 stars, let me know and I'll send you a link for a free MP3 download of the song. Here's the link to the YouTube page where you can comment or rate the video, or you can just watch it below...



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Coming up, I'll be doing features on Mr. Richard, Ira Marlowe, Dog on Fleas, Johnette Downing, Debi Derryberry and a few other things that have come in recently. I'm having trouble keeping up with everything, though, so I can't promise when those things will be covered.

I'm actually thinking of closing the submissions for a while... especially as I'll be on the road for about 4 months straight starting the end of March and won't be able to get anything that comes in the mail, anyway. I'll still be keeping up on what's coming out in the kids' music world through Zooglobble and CDBaby and elsewhere, and if there's something I'm interested in hearing more of, I may request a promo copy to be sent wherever I am. But as of March, I don't want any new CDs sent when there's no chance I'll get to hear them for several months, and as I'll have enough of a backlog to get caught up on in the meantime. I'll make a post about that and change the "Submissions" page when the time comes... As for now, though, please feel free to keep sending new releases and I'll look forward to checking them out on the road this spring and summer.

5 comments:

M. Ryan Taylor said...

Awewome! I Love This! So what software do you use for these animations? Thanks, Ryan

Eric Herman said...

Hi, Ryan. We're using Toon Boom Studio, version 4. It definitely takes some getting your head around, but in some respects it functions similar to other graphics/audio programs, so we have had a bit of a head start.

Best,
Eric

Eric Herman said...

Correction... For this video, Roseann actually used the Flip Boom program that I had mentioned before (what Becca used for "Dance Like an Animal") to create the basic animations, and then we exported the Flash files out of there and imported them into Toon Boom and edited and assembled everything in there. She found the Flip Boom program easier to use in terms of getting your basic idea down quickly.

The Robinsons said...

I just wanted to let you know that every time my 15 month old, Loralei, sees a computer or laptop, she starts yelling "Elephant! Elephant!" or since she can't quite say that word yet "Elby! Elby!" and will not let us walk away from the computer without watching the Elephant Song. :) She LOVES it. We stumbled upon the song a few months ago on YouTube and we watch it every day. We've told all our friends about it and all their kids are just as obsessed. :) I hope you don't mind, but I've also linked your blog to mine, so all my mommy friends can get hooked on you as well! Keep on putting out that great music as Loralei will be listening for a long time to come! Thank you!

Kids Music said...

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