THE STEVEN SLATER SONG

Here’s Greg Morton with another song parody about the Jet Blue flight attendant who went off on all the passengers, on a Jet Blue flight from Pittsburgh to New York; and quite frankly, who can blame him?  I’ve flown Jet Blue a number of times and I have to say, these people will eat your young just to be first off the plane.  For what?  Once you get to baggage claim, you still have to wait for your F@#$%! bags!

I used to enjoy travel.  Now, the whole ordeal causes me great stress.  Trying to catch connecting flights with only a short window of time and no back-up flight scheduled until the next day.  Following arbitrary rules that seem to change every time I visit the airport.  People who can’t match the seat number with the one on their ticket stub.  Irate passengers trying to bring full size bags on board as carry-on.  Infants who scream like a couple of tortured terror suspects from Gitmo.  It’s enough to drive a sane person mad!

I know that a Jet Blue ticket is about the same as a bus ticket, but do we have to act like bus people?  There’s a reason why we’re told to remain seated while the plane taxis into the gate.  SAFETY YOU PIN HEAD!

I haven’t heard about any charges being brought against the passenger.  Where is the justice?  FREE STEVEN SLATER!

I just hope they’re not to hard on him.  He’s a hero in my books.  Everyone has a bad day, and everyone deserves a couple of beers after having one.  … maybe three or four.  Hell, maybe a case!

Good luck with your new life Steven, and I hope this song cheers you up!

ANIMATION CREATOR HD

Well, I finally broke down and bought an iPad and I have to say.  I love it!

Recently, I’ve looked at animation apps, hoping to find a way to take some of my song parodies and turn them into short films.  One app I came across is easy to use and reminds me of the flip books I used to make out of the corners of my note book pages.  It’s called Animation Creator HD and it’s for the iPad and iPhone.

It’s easy to use.  The tool bar is simple and direct.  Buttons like Play, Delete, Copy, Add, Previous and Next make your first venture into the world of animation a breeze.  Made a mistake?  Push the undo button.  If you need multiple things happening on screen, use the layer tool.  I threw this quick 5 second animation together in about two hours and that includes familiarizing myself with the program and loading it to YouTube.

I love how you can view the previous drawing as if you were looking through the transparency of the page.  There’s even a slider that adjust the playback time of your clips.

Red Software has done an excellent job.  Here’s my wish list of features I’d like to see in their next update.

  • A PAINT BUCKET TOOL FOR A CEL ANIMATION LOOK
  • MORE BRUSH FEATURES LIKE CHALK AND CRAYON
  • A VECTOR OR TRANSFORMATION TOOL
  • SOUND?
  • WHAT IF I COULD EXPORT MY ANIMATION TO iMOVIE?

Animation Creator HD was not the app I was looking for, but a great place to start and its simplicity makes it great for newbs.  Highly recommended at $1.99!