Inventive Davy Crockett Video By Tiny Inventions

They Might Be Giants music videos in the past, but none more creative than Davy Crockett In Outer Space. This 2-minute mixed-media short, which was produced for Playhouse Disney, brings classroom walls to life in a highly inventive way, and the method behind their animation is equally as clever. The team at Tiny Inventions, which consists of Max Porter and Ru Kuwahata, projected rough Flash-animation against a chalkboard (inset) and then “cleaned-up” the sequence with actual chalk. The team was joined by David Cowles on the design and direction front.

Read more about the production process at the Tiny Inventions blog.


  1. nice job guys, looks great!

  2. Freedom Lover July 29, 2008

    so rad- this process is incredible

  3. WOW… a lot of work but the effort was worth it. I love the effect of animating on a chalkboard.

  4. Very awesome great stuff. To find those “piles of TMBG animated videos” check out They Might Be Giants Friday Night Family Podcast on iTunes (or wherever). Loads of great Flash animation.

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