Mouse In House

Mouse In House is a series of four stop-motion animated shorts by Portly Pig Studios. These stop-motion videos utilize taxidermy mice (don't worry they died of natural causes) in an 1800s-esque setting. Portly Pig did a fabulous job creating custom made clothing and set pieces to give the vignettes a consistent and detailed world to reside in. The idea of re-animating something that has died may seem morbid to some, but this concept of creating life with taxidermy creatures is a unique and exquisitely adorable concept!

I had a great time creating sound and music for these shorts!

Mouse In House 1: Fitzwilliam - "Tea Mouse" 

Margie Fifer: Composition & Performance of "Tea Mouse"

Ky Fifer: Voice of Fitzwilliam, Musical Arrangement, Audio engineering, Sound Design

TigerBrooke: Taxidermy, Prop Creation, Clothing Creation, Set Creation

Greg West: Animation, Camera Work, Editing

Mouse In House 2: Caroline & Lousia "Gossip Mice"

Margie Fifer: Composition & Performance of "Gossip Mice", Voice of both Caroline & Louisa

Ky Fifer: Musical Arrangement, Audio engineering, Sound Design

TigerBrooke: Taxidermy, Prop Creation, Clothing Creation, Set Creation

Greg West: Animation, Camera Work, Editing

Mouse In House 3: Charles "Organ Mouse"

Margie Fifer: Performance of Beethoven's "Ode To Joy"

Ky Fifer: Voice of Charles, Audio engineering, Sound Design

TigerBrooke: Taxidermy, Prop Creation, Clothing Creation, Set Creation

Greg West: Animation, Camera Work, Editing

Mouse In House 4: Anne "Sleepy Mouse" 

Ky Fifer: Composition & Performance of "Sleepy Mouse", Audio engineering, Sound Design

TigerBrooke: Voice of Anne, Taxidermy, Prop Creation, Clothing Creation, Set Creation

Greg West: Animation, Camera Work, Editing

Shine (Collective Soul Cover)

I finished my cover video for July. This is a version of Collective Soul's "Shine" which was a fixture on the radio as I was growing up in the grunge era. I am very happy with how this turned out and I owe a lot to Margie, Liz, Tracy, and Karen who provide some stellar backing vocals!

My New Patreon Account

Yes, I have finally succumbed to getting a Patreon account and am happy to say that I already have a few patrons!

(Click the Picture above to go to my Patreon Page)

It's a great way to support artists you like! I have a few that I am supporting simply because the work they create brings me great joy. Even if you don't want to support me, I suggest you check it out and support somebody - making great stuff for you to enjoy on the internet, though it may be fun, it is a surprising amount of work and many artists are forced to stop doing it because honestly, it's almost like having a second job!

I have fans and friends who have asked me how they can help support my music - In response to that, I have created this Patreon page! If you like my music you can help me continue to create by giving me a dollar (or more) each month too. If this isn't your thing, that's fine! I will continue to release music on YouTube regardless. You'll still be able to see and listen to what I make there for free. However... If you decide to support me here, you will receive extras that won't be available anywhere else!

Extras Include:
  • Behind the scene videos and photos
  • Downloadable songs
  • Early access to videos & content
  • The ability to influence song choice via vote
  • The ability to choose the next song I produce
  • Your name in the credits as a producer
  • The ability to suggest other extras

 

Shades of Time Music Video

Heylel and I joined forces and completed a music video to go with our recording of "Shades of Time." Please check out the rest of their album! Their album is gloriously moody and epic.

www.heylel.net