Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Wonderful T-Shirts: Promo #1

Now you really have to buy one!

Dig it:

Music performed by King Armadillo. Damn YouTube has messed the colours up. Click here for higher quality Quicktime version (4.5MB).

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Wonderful Products

Have you ever wanted to keep that wonderful feeling nice and close to your heart? Well now's your chance! Wonderful Drawings are now on T-Shirts!

Check them out here!

The J

Finally, our long lost Triple J entry from last year... (Blame YouTube for the bad sound!)

I think we whipped this one up in only a few days, between other projects.

Here's the production credits as best as I can remember (Steph, let me know if I've got them wrong)...

Original Concept: Steph Brotchie
Directed & Produced by: Steph Brotchie & Chris Pahlow
Animation: Steph Brotchie
Poetry: Julian Lichtenstein
Dancing: Julian Lichtenstein
Edited by: Chris Pahlow & Steph Brotchie
Camera & Microphone: Chris Pahlow

Thursday, July 17, 2008

D.I.Y Art Films in Metro Magazine

D.I.Y Art Films is featured in the latest issue of Metro magazine. Get down to your local newsagent and check it out! Big thanks to Terri Dentry for her interview!

Liow @ Original Feats Tonight

Our good friend Nathan Liow is performing with his quartet at the "Original Feats" showcase at 303 High St Northcote. Get down there!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Scruffian Greeting Card Range

This range of greeting cards by D.I.Y Art collaborator, The Scruffian is available to purchase through art site redbubble. Check it out!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Spenopoly Domino Rallies!

One of Fraught's stars, my cousin Spencer Gigacz, has been spreading some video love with his awesome domino rallies on YouTube. For your enjoyment:

For more domino goodness, and other fun stuff, check out Spencer's YouTube channel.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Nat Bartsch Trio - Farewell Gig (22/07/08)

Our good friend and collaborator, Nat Bartsch, is heading overseas for four months and her trio is having their farewell gig at Bennetts Lane in a few weeks. The trio's brand new demo/EP should also be available for sale (with design by me) so get down there and check it out ya'll!

Demo Cover

Monday, July 7, 2008

Where Photography Meets Illustration

Saw this on design is kinky. Some pretty cool stuff. Dig it.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Bigfish's FEST

At the recent Melbourne International Animation Festival we had the pleasure of seeing Big Fish's short animation "Global Warming" a whole bunch of times. I think I actually saw it six times at the festival, and I honestly enjoyed it every time! It got an honorable mention in the Australian panorama, and it's doing very well on the festival circuit all around the world.

The guys at Big Fish seem to be doing a lot of things right! Their work is unique, and often hilarious. Perhaps most impressive is their work ethic and the speed at which they produce films.

They're currently running an online film festival where they put out a new short animation EVERY WEEK! These shorts also screen on Triple J TV on Saturday mornings on the ABC.

Anyways, that's enough from me. Get on over there and check out their work! Really great stuff.

FEST Website
Big Fish Website

Melbourne Creative Hub

For years we've been planning to start up a website to help creative types in Melbourne get together, collaborate and share ideas. Unfortunately, we've never had the chance to really get it going since we've been so busy working on SMM and other projects. But luckily, someone else beat us to it!

Melbourne Creative Hub is a social networking site dedicated to creative people in Melbourne. You can post examples of your work and list the types of people you are hoping to collaborate with. There's also a forum where you can request crew members and all sorts of stuff.

It's still small at this stage but it has a lot of potential, so jump on board ya'll!

Sign up at!