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Episode 16 – Insomnia

About damn time for me to release a new episode, eh?

In this episode, Mac and Cheese is having a hard time falling asleep. Bottle Monster suggests sheep-counting as possible remedy. And then… I think it would be more fun to watch the video and find out for yourself instead of having me tell you.

If you can’t see the embedded video,
Click here to watch Insomnia on Youtube.
Or download Quicktime movies here:
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I actually got the idea for this episode when I was sort of dozing off. Also, filming this one made me realized something: it’s probably a good idea to get a small TV to use as a monitor. See, with the bed scenes, I was operating one puppet on each hand. And that can get pretty awkward already… especially when Mac and Cheese was in bed and Bottle Monster was supposed to be on the side. AND I had to twist my back and neck just enough so that I could actually see the camera’s tiny LCD screen. Since I like to find the easy way out, I think I should probably get a monitor so I don’t have to look at that small screen. Heck, it’s easier than becoming a contortionist!

In case you are wondering what’s that book Bottle Monster was reading, it’s Marisa Haedike‘s What Are You Going to Be Today, Olive?

The tracks used are Earnest and Hamster March, both by Kevin MacLeod, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.

PS. What’s a little odd is, the video and audio are slightly off in the two downloadable files. But when I uploaded the file to Youtube, it seems to be free of that problem. Weird.

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Previous episodes:
Episode 15: Godfather Nightmares
Episode 14: Tofu
Epiodse 13: Tis the Season to be Charlie

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  1. September 16th, 2008 | 7:34 am

    This is both adorable and brilliant! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – to quote Horton – you’ve got talent!


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  2. September 16th, 2008 | 7:51 am

    Hahaha!!! So so good. :)

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  3. September 17th, 2008 | 12:32 am

    Now you know what to do when you can’t sleep!!

  4. July 26th, 2010 | 12:35 pm


    Because I had already commented on the post you have up, I decided to explore your site. I am so glad I did. I love this video, which I selected because I’ve having a bout of insomnia myself.

    I loved this whole thing…with the sheep falling asleep and how you make your characters act and talk. You’re really good at this:~)

    I’ll be visiting more…and I definitely know where to come when I need to laugh!

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  5. August 6th, 2010 | 12:43 pm

    I just watched the video again and it brought back memory of the room that I had two years ago. Although a lot of things weren’t visible in the shot, I remember how this was done.

    Glad that you liked it! 😀

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