Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Vampire Instructionals

If you are a fan of Mad Lab Productions, you probably know that just yesterday we launched a little mini-series called VAMPIRE INSTRUCTIONALS. The first episode is called HOW TO BECOME A BAT.  

The premise is a very simple and direct one: a kid vampire takes it upon himself (itself?) to create little instructional animations to school OTHER kid vampires on key aspects of vampire life (unlife?)

With the first episode only being online for 1 day (as of writing this), we have nearly 100 views. Considering we're a small company who is just promoting this via our own FB page and Twitter, and doing it in a fairly quiet way (since the series is just a cute little thing, not some big blockbuster project), that's not bad at all. The clip is getting around, and people are watching. Thank you, internets.

So things are good, but there is ONE area that's proving to be a bit of a challenge. It's a tricky situation, but there's no way around it. It's sure to be an ongoing issue, but what can we do? We made our bed (coffin?) and now we have to lie in it. The challenge is: dealing with this little vampire we have making these things.

Catching him (it?) was the first trick. Never underestimate the fangs of vampire, even a little one. And working within his hours of productivity was the next hurdle. That kid is a night-owl, to say the least.

But he's clever, and other little vampires seem to be able to relate to his (its?) take on things...and the little critter has a pretty good sense of humour.

He (it?) doesn't bite- as long as you keep his fridge stocked with the red stuff.

And we DON'T mean Kool-Aid.

So let us know what you think, and be sure to check our YouTube Channel next Monday, for Episode 2. Here is Episode 1- HOW TO BECOME A BAT:

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Vintage Halloween Costumes!

It's a cold and rainy day today, as the leaves start to tumble from the trees. On a day like this, how could the Mad Lab brain not turn happily to thoughts of the upcoming magic of HALLOWEEN.

We thought we'd get the party started with a blast of costumes past. So check this one out. We especially like the chubby bare-armed Spider-Man. That kid is throwing it DOWN.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cell Phone Photo Prank

We're not saying we invented this prank. But we haven't seen this one before (maybe we don't get out enough?), and we just had to share it.

We love this partly because it's so devilishly simple. Here's how it goes:

Enlarge the chimp picture above. Then using your cell phone, take a picture of it.

Then when you are with that special someone, take a close up picture of him or her. Then instead of selecting the picture you just took, select the chimp picture.

Show your victim the chimp picture, instead of the actual picture you just took.

Run from the angry outrage, while laughing at the top of your lungs. If the person catches you and threatens you with physical harm, just blame Mad Lab Productions.