After a year of incessantly hard toil in the cutbacks studio, we bring you the 'cutbacks' highlights of 2012. Costa Concordia, Mitt Romney, Human Scarecrow and Kate Middleton Topless among other unforgettable highlights! 14 minutes of excrutiating animated pleasure, interspersed with 2012's news and events from the 'cutbacks' project...
Thanks to all 'cutbacks' commenters, supporters, encouragers, bloggers, subscribers and a Happy New Year to yiz all!
I posted a video from April 2011, on the origins of the 'cutbacks' project. Originally produced for a 'cutbacks' compilation DVD, the video gives some insight into the 'cutbacks' production process, with a few 'behing the scenes' views of my incredibly untidy and disorganised studio.
This week, Dailymotion removed 5,212 views from my Official ‘cutbacks’
channel! We’ve had readjustments of a few hundred views over recent months, but
a reduction of 5,212 seems a little ‘excessive’? Are people in Paris working
hard to keep my Dailymotion channel capped off at around 50,000 views? My
viewing figures on DM are averaging around 500 per week. I’ve toyed with the idea of withdrawing from
the DM platform altogether. I even stopped uploading to the site a few months
ago, but I relented a few weeks later. I object to the fact that Dailymotion
have been placing long preroll video ads in front of my videos for a long time,
without my permission and without making any payments to me. And I don’t get
any useful analytical information from Dailymotion. And Dailymotion seem to be
using really slow servers to replay the videos.
Now Dailymotion are introducing their new VoD system. I send
them an email, expressing interest and I get… No reply. I’m an Official user,
with a contract! No reply… I think I’m talking myself out of Dailymotion once more? Why
am I persisting with them? I started ‘cutbacks’ on Dailymotion way back in 2009.
I’m remaining loyal to the platform?
Following her inspirational three-day visit to IADT, Sydney Padua even mentions me on her Twitter feed as 'the alarmingly prolific David Quin'. Our Dominic did pay homage to Sydney's Babbage character (from her 2d goggles comic 'The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage' http://sydneypadua.com/2dgoggles/ ) in his 'New York Crime Free' video...
Here's my moment of fame from Sydney's Twitter feed (with two very kind links to the Rinky video and to www.davidquin.ie! Thanks Sydney and we'll see you soon!