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Old 12-23-10, 10:25 AM   #1
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Good profile of Xtranormal, that company that lets us make those animated movies...

I hope this isn't too OT -- here's a good profile in Fortune Magazine's online site about Xtranormal, the company that allows us to make those animated movies (Allegheny Jet's about the N+1 factor is the best, but I couldn't find a link to it in a quick search).

The company was founded as a way for people in movie production to do quick storyboards....but got re-purposed as a way for amateurs to do quick online movies when the first business plan didn't work. (You may have also seen that these have gotten popular enough that Geico has used one in one of their insurance ads).

Here's the profile of the company and its background:

http://tech.fortune.cnn.com/2010/12/...eo-xtranormal/

Here's a sample movie, in case you haven't seen one before:

[video=youtube;lENhbv4wHBs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lENhbv4wHBs[/video]

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Old 12-23-10, 10:56 AM   #2
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Dude. We are racers. Not recreational riders.

Classic.
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Old 12-23-10, 11:48 AM   #3
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Did someone mention the epic N+1 movie? I'm always ready to oblige.

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6272413/

These are some of my favorites:

The HTFU workout http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6428311/

The Graveyard Crit invite http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6332697/

And these ride invites: Night ride http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/7581661/

Non Hammerfest http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6285683/

Z4 into 5 intervals: http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6401443/

Secrete operative ride: http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6471681/

I'm currently working a movie about riding the rollers. Maybe my wife is correct in that I have too much time on my hands.
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Did someone mention the epic N+1 movie? I'm always ready to oblige.

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6272413/
Love this clip.

"I have four bicycles...[lists them]....oh yeah, that makes six bicycles."
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I just came back from riding two weeks in the Keys.I think those out fits would fit right in in Key West.
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I love these clips...I did this one a while back.

[video]http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6816811/[/video]
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Did someone mention the epic N+1 movie? I'm always ready to oblige.

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6272413/

These are some of my favorites:

The HTFU workout http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6428311/

The Graveyard Crit invite http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6332697/

And these ride invites: Night ride http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/7581661/

Non Hammerfest http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6285683/

Z4 into 5 intervals: http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6401443/

Secrete operative ride: http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6471681/

I'm currently working a movie about riding the rollers. Maybe my wife is correct in that I have too much time on my hands.
My wife is where I get my inspiration.
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Old 12-24-10, 10:07 AM   #8
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[QUOTE=Allegheny Jet;11974335]

The HTFU workout http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6428311/
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Oh noooo.....I look just like the riding buddy in that one.....add a pair of spectacles and add about thirty pounds.....
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I love these clips...I did this one a while back.

[video]http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/6816811/[/video]
Well done Metric Man, are you back to work yet?
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Well done Metric Man, are you back to work yet?
Uh yeah...the next day.
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