Monday, October 26, 2009

The Saga of Animal Gas

See, I took my wife to Star Wars Celebration 3 in Indianapolis, Indiana a few years back (Yes, she really loves me). One day, I just couldn't look another sweaty Stormtrooper or another 40-something guy dressed up like a Jedi Knight, and we decided to go to the zoo. Yep, the zoo, instead of a Star Wars Celebration that George Lucas was to appear at (I know, take my Star Wars Fan card back.). Anyway, so Colleen and I were having a great time looking at all the cool animals. I started to videotape some of them, because I wanted to show my wife I bought the camera for more than Star Wars fan videos with dolls. Then, I got home and wanted to make a movie for youtube.

I edited together a few shot of the animals, and decided it looked like a really bad vacation video. So, I thought back and thought what do people want with a youtube video. Good lighting? clever camera moves? Nope - farts. I figured that High School people want a little comedy with their gas, and so I created the masterpiece that is - Animal Gas (I have since changed the name to Animal Farts (SEO, ya know)).

I released it awhile back. No red carpet premiere. It was one of those videos you stick at the back of the pile, so when Steven Spielberg looks at your work, he is impressed way before he gets to Animal Gas. And then, the unthinkable happened - people actually liked it.

Months later, I looked and saw that more than 100,000 people saw Animal Gas. Hey, maybe it was Sarah Palin researching a new fuel source, I don't know. All I know is that this little video is a hit, and I wanted to share it with you, but don't blame me if it stinks (Sorry, had to). And now, snuggle up to someone you love, or someone next to you on a bus or plane, and enjoy... Animal Gas.

For those interested. Animal Gas is available for Oscar submission. We did get the animals to "sign" release forms. I am also available to speak at conventions and Septic System overhauls.

Jeff Roney, RoneyZone Productions.