Inspired by true events:
Make a version of the song “West Coast” (by Coconut Records) in the style of the Star Wars cantina band, complete with singing aliens.
A big Thank You to Chris Hardwick and everyone at Nerdist, Jason Schwarzman (he is Coconut Records), Billy Dee Williams for stopping by Phirmilab (WHAAAAT?!), Dannah for being the voice of the Tonnika Sisters, Theresa Patten-Köckert for being the female half of the choir with me (at the end of the song), and Ben Burtt for being a genius.
(Ben Burtt is the sound designer for Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Wall-E… everything with great sound and amazing voices. I’ve learned a lot about him and his work in the last few months, and he is now one of my heros. Check out his book “The Sounds of Star Wars” — it’s incredible!)
PS. I got to shoot Greedo! For no good reason!
I present: Every single day in the life of a little kid… in just over a minute.
Inspired by the film “PACIFIC RIM” (which you should see) and Joseph Scrimshaw’s album “FLAW FEST” (which you should hear), this song is a celebration of foolish optimism.
(*NOTE: This is not a kid’s song. It wouldn’t be terrible if they heard it, but it is about a movie that they’re probably not yet allowed to watch.)
Thanks to Wil Wheaton for having me as a guest on his show TableTop!
Learning Town was really fun to make, as evidenced by this behind the scenes footage of me and my new little buddy, Liman.
If you missed Learning Town, watch them all HERE!
This is maybe the dumbest thing I’ve ever made.
Thank You to Paul & Storm for including me in this! (Be warned: it’s not actually for kids.) Episode 1:
Episode 2—next week!
ME: The answer is… a lizard!
THE 3YR OLD: What’s a lizard?
ME: You know… a lizard.
THE 3YR OLD: Oh, like “You shall not pass!”
ME: My work here is done.
PERSON: Ugh, something smells AWFUL, huh?
ME: I actually don’t have a sense of smell.
PERSON: Oh no! That’s so sad!
ME: Well… except for right now.
PERSON: Oh right. Ugh! You’re so lucky!