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Generic Man Episode 1: Domes & Combs

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My partner and I have run our label Moodgadget with a logo that, from the beginning, we intended to be an animated character. After 4 years of talking about it, over the holiday we finally made it happen. This is just one of many episodes coming together and I can’t wait for you all to see the rest. Below is a bit more information if you’re still scratching your head:

GENERIC MAN [the man behind the Moodgadget logo]

Our logo for the label has always been a mystery to people. The reason we picked it was because in our minds, it had life to it. Not only can Generic Man sit on a record sleeve, but he can sit in scenes, float across landscapes in his pod and hopefully one day people will be able to sit inside one.

The idea for this series is to have like-minded music lovers and/or new listeners realize their individuality as a listener. Most people don’t stop listening to TOP 40 music (which is totally fine) and never will think twice about this because they don’t care to dig for something they don’t know about. For those of you who have found this video, maybe you can relate to Generic Man.

Directed by Adam E. Hunt
Story by Jakub Alexander & Adam E. Hunt
Music by Teeel – Triangle Waves [Out on Moodgadget February 22nd, 2011]

As for the song in the video, it’s from artist Teeel whom we debuted on the ISO50 Dry Waves compilation. It’s beautiful slow synth material that oozes melody. Enjoy the free MP3 below.

FREE DOWNLOAD: Teeel – Triangle Waves

9 Comments Leave A Comment

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Adam E. Hunt says:

January 10, 2011 at 9:54 am

Hi MJB,

Thanks, glad you like it. I drew everything in Adobe Illustrator, and imported it into Adobe After Effects. From there I used some traditional keyframing and expression based animation and camera rigging. As for plug-ins, Magic Bullet looks and Misfire were used, as well as Video Copilot’s excellent Optical Flares and Twitch.

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Concerned Reader says:

January 10, 2011 at 1:24 pm

I’ve taken 5 minutes to give this post the rough edit that it so badly needs:
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My partner and I have run our label Moodgadget with a logo that, from the beginning, we intended to be an animated character. After 4 years of talking about it, over the holiday we finally made it happen. This is just one of many episodes coming together and I can’t wait for you all to see the rest. Below is a bit more information if you’re still scratching your head:

GENERIC MAN [the man behind the Moodgadget Logo]

Our label’s logo has always been a mystery to people. The reason we picked it was because, in our minds, we saw it had some life to it. Not only can it sit on a record sleeve, it can sit in scenes and float across landscapes. Hopefully one day people will be able to sit inside an actual model, but that’s for a different time.

The idea for this series is to have like-minded music lovers (or new listeners) realize their individuality as a listener. Most people don’t ever stop listening to the Top 40′s. These people will never think twice about this series as they don’t care to dig for new music, which is totally fine. Hopefully those who have found this video can relate to GENERIC MAN, which is what we wanted to accomplish.

Directed by: Adam E. Hunt
Story by: Jakub Alexander & Adam E. Hunt
Music by: Teeel – Triangle Waves [Out on Moodgadget, February 22, 2011]

As for the song in the video, it’s from artist Teeel whom we debuted on the ISO50 Dry Waves compilation. It’s beautiful slow synth material that oozes melody. Enjoy the free MP3 below.
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I love this blog. I come here almost everyday. I love Jakub’s posts as his musical tastes are something to be envied. I know he’s not a professional writer (nor am I). BUT: This site has a global audience and I can’t help but think the messages are sometimes getting lost in the lack of half-way decent copy.

Scott, Alex, Beamer & Shelby all seem to be doing this just fine. It’s as if Jakub types his thoughts into the ‘Post’ box and hits ‘submit’ as soon as he’s done thinking. I know that we all come here for the design, photography and music, but it bothers me that these posts are so common here. Asking as a frequent reader who is honestly curious: are there no standards?

I don’t mean to make this a huge deal (it’s hard to come across as civil on the Internet), but I can’t be the only one who thinks this when reading his posts. If I’m the first person to actually say this, you can bet that many more have thought the same. If you think I’m overreacting, please re-read the third paragraph of this post and re-think your position. I’m sorry if any of this is taken as offensive as it really isn’t what I meant. If anyone agrees and feels the need to confirm, please do so in a tasteful manner.

Many thanks to the ISO50 crew for everything you guys do. I look forward to reading throughout 2011 and beyond.

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Jakub says:

January 10, 2011 at 1:45 pm

Yo dawg r u tryin’ 2 get m3 fired? just kidding, i’m not a writer and many of the readers know this and probably don’t like my rushed writing efforts, i’ll do my best to read things over better but to be honest go read Scott, Alex and Shelby’s posts and just listen to mine, no one needs to hear what i’m saying about these songs just enjoy the actual content, theres only 24 hours in a day so there’s no reason to read what i’m blabbing about when you can just press play on the music or video. *sigh*

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Bryant Eslava says:

January 11, 2011 at 12:39 am

@Jakub

Haha I’m gonna be real with you, but everytime you make a post I listen to the music first and then if it catches my attention I’ll put in the time to read a little bit of background of the musician.

I think you should just post the music or videos without having to write anything. Let people have their own opinions. feeel me? teeel me?