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Hi, I just wanna say that you’re a f***ing boss…man your stuff is so cool… I have seen your video for Goldfish and got crazy with that.. Hope to see more stuff like that…it’s perfect Bye

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Hi Mike! Just watched your tutorial on anime studio and its just awesome. Its helped me a lot to cover the basics. An awesome one would be on your bone rigging. Its pretty straight forward and would like to learn more on it as opposed to the countless other tutorials i’ve checked out. [—]

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hi mike 😀 my name is emily, i’m 15 years old and im from Maryland (bawhawhaw sounds like an AA meeting introduction) (no offense if you take AA jokes personally) Anywhore, i just recently discovered Goldfish and their music is so amazing, but i was even more astounded by the music videos. i’ve always loveed drawings, especially doodley drawings like the ones you do in the music videos. I just want to say YOU’RE SO COOOOOL Where did you elaborate on learning to draw like that and make animations and videos? It’s so amazing 🙂 And you might already do this but you should go on reddit! it’s a great place to get global recognition and i bet people will LOVE YOUUU SOO MACH with all your spontaneity and creativity and whatnot I’d REALLY appreciate it if you could make me a sketch of just about anything 😀 heh, well respond if you want? you seem like a fun person and you’re SOO COOL lol kthxbai

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Dear Mike Scott, You don’t know me, but I’ve been following your work for a little over a year since I stumble up the GoldFish video ‘We Come together”. I just wanted to thank you for the work you done. I have really enjoy the simplicity and detail of your style especially in the videos “Goldfish- Get Busy Living” and “The Kiffness-Mr. Incredible.” I am awestuck by how awesome your animation have been especially since you have done them in Anime Studio Pro. So much so I have been inspired by you, I am now challenging myself to do my own music video with a local band I know called [—]. This is a really big project for me. I have only ever done small animations, gifs, and stop-motion short. Is there any suggestion you have for first timer taking on a big project all by herself? […] Thank you for your time and keep being so AWESOME! Best of wish, [—] P.S. If you’re ever in the Atlanta GA area, I would love the chance to treat you good cup of tea.

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First off, I must say that your work (both music and animation) are unlike anything I have ever experienced before, in a good way. ^.^ I first saw the Goldfish music video and got hooked from there. […] Thanks, and keep up the amazing job!!

Man, I love your animation so much and your music as well. I am a fellow Anime Studio User. Check my video at [—]

I also produced and performed the song along with all this stuff on my soundcloud. You’ve been a huge inspiration. All the Goldfish videos are Epic!!! I’m following.

JD

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dude, your stuff makes me sick!! it way to good!! high f–king 5!

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Saw your animations in the Goldfish videos…
F***ing loved em, great work man

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I love your stuff mate! I’m abroad at the mo but I plan on coming back at the end of 2012 with some new skills and plans. Look me up on linkedin and stuff. It would be cool to network with you in SA.

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hi mike,
bought your print at koppie, awesome!

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Hey Mike I stumbled upon your website actually doing research for school and I liked your stuff. I’m also into animation as I am a first year student. But I decided to give you a message saying how cool your stuff is and asking if you have a tumbler to see what kind of stuff your into. +1

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Hie mike, i think your work is crazy. i loved the we come together music video. im a designer based in Zimbabwe and working towards getting into animation.

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Im a big fan of your Get busy living video…and It inspired me to do one for Kid Cudi’s “Sky might fall”..I’ve done all the storyboarding and some of the backgrounds. But I have know real direction as far as where I should start. Thanks..Oh and Im fairly new to photoshop and Anime studio.

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Hey Mike, I ran across your goldfish video recently and just wanted to write you and congratulate you for your work. The comics are bitchin too. I didnt know there was a comic scene in S. Africa. Anywho, you got a fan down in Mexico. [—]

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Hey dude! First things first, your work is the s..t, not s..t, its THE S..T! Seriously good stuff man, loving every part of it. Next thing, where and how did you get your brain? Ok, let me put it like this […] Where did it all start with you? Where did you learn your skills from? Now im not asking so I can copy your style, because I am slowly developing my own style (and there is no gratification in copying some-one), but your work is really inspirational, and I’d love to hear what makes you tick, atleast a bit about the way you think. Anyway thanks for your time dude, keep up the super good work! [—]

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Hi Mike! I’m in love with your animation work @ Gold Fish’s clip. Great 8bit animation and funny situations :) I would like to ask you what software you use for pixel animation. I have tryed Adobe After Effects and Photoshop but I don’t feel right with this. Sorry for my Bad english! ;P [—]

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Hey! Just wanted to let you know that I love your Goldfish – We come together video!!! Really really cool!!!

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Im an english animation student in Bristol, England. Ive just got into goldfish through youtube and was a little awe struck by the idea of a ‘bands animator’ It sound like a dream oppitunity & your character designs are awesome. I’m a 2D enthusiast, and after seeing your work just wanted to ask if you ever needed any free work done to make your jobs easier, i’d love to help out.

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Another great animated piece…we just posted your animation as animation of the day!

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Seriously good work mate! I’ve done a small blog about you and your new Goldfish video, so I hope you don’t mind. What did you study at varsity? I worked in SA for a bit but live in England now printing t-shirts and creating digital imagery. Possible collaboration?    Keep up the quality mind bending work. [—]

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Scott! Just watched your newest video!! You’re getting better with each and everyone of them 😀 Congrats, it looks fantastic! So much fun and so many references that just throw one back into the childhood of the 80’s and 90’s :))   Thanks for making another great video.

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Hi, Just to let you know you are on frontpage of Technovores.com in french. BTW, french Canada not france. Thanks,

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Mike Scott!  It’s [—] (not anymore, but I’d interviewed you a year or two ago).  Love the new Goldfish video!  Fun, fun, fun.  Hope you’re well, and thanks for introducing me to Goldfish’s music through your animation.

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Amazing work ! I can’t stop watching the goldfish video. Each time I discover a new reference. Everything is awesome in it. Congrats, congrats, congrats !!!    [—] – France

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You sir are a Genius!!1  Your video Goldfish – We Come Together is the best thing i’ve seen in MANY years, and many years to come, everything i saw reminded of my childhood, would love to work with you someday and let your stuff be known by all mankind! lol 😉

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hi –     I was just curious, what software is used in your animation? The Goldfish video especially, with the pixel art. I really enjoy the videos!

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Hello Mike –    I was just curious if you do music videos for any other bands aside from Goldfish. Your animation is really great.      Cheers,  [—]

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Duuude, awesome job on that 8 bit Goldfish vid… Really proud as a South African seeing something as cool as that come from our shores!    Keep it up!

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not much to say..  just saw “we come together” video…  so much love 😉 […]

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Dang…    Best music video ever. GREAT job, fantastic. And loved the South African flag on the moon!    Eish, keep up the great work!

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You are amazing. I nearly flipped after watching the We Come Together music video… I’ve never seen something fill my heart with joy that quickly, and I immediately got their single… Whatever you’ve got, you have it GOOOOOOD. You’re seriously a big inspiration to me man. Keep up the fantastic work! [—]

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Dear Mike, I’m sure a million other people say this, but I am Goldfish’s biggest fan… and it goes without saying… of your animation too! You do them proud with your psychedelic style and the “matching” to their music… love the “pixelated Space Quest” influence! Totally awesome mate… look forward to the We Come Together final product!

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from ‘My City By Night’ interview with Goldfish

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MCBN: Your video for Get Busy Living is awesome, do you guys come up with the concepts or do you have a team working on it for you?

Goldfish: We come up with the concepts with our close collaborator Mike Scott. We have made 3 videos with him now and he is just an amazingly talented animator and story teller with a classic and quirky sense of humour. We travel so much and our gear is constantly getting lost, so one day we thought how about making a video about the adventures your luggage goes on whilst you are on the plane … Make it a bit more fun.
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Hi Mike just saw your Goldfish video on Cartoonbrew. it’s amazing! All the wacky ideas are funny and entertaining as hell. Congrats! Me and my student colleagues at the Filmakademie Baden_Wurttemberg were wondering how long it took you to make the whole film? Again, cool stuff man! Best greetings from Germany [—]

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Good day I am currently in grade 12 at [—], Stellenbosch and do design as a subject at an art school. Somebody told me about your website and the work you so and I would love to do a interview with you for an art project, if it suites. Our project is to design a chair with a motive for any musicain. I have chosen Goldfish and would like to talk to you about the animation you did for their music video. Looking forward from hearing from you. Warm regard, [—]

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Hi Mike, I think you’ve seen my work on youtube (I’m [—]), and I’m a fan of everything you’ve done and you’re now a hero of mine with the video you just did for Goldfish. […]

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All our designers ever do is make t-shirt designs…FALSE!
It’s funny how we are so used to seeing our designers purely as artists that produce designs solely for short sleeve garments, that we forget that they are HUGELY talented in so many diverse areas.
This fact is no better illustrated by Mike Scott AKA: Mikdog

This amazing South African designer’s has been blowing us away with his unique quirky cartoon style since Springleap first said hello to the world.

Last year Amy did a very informative blog about Mike and gave a link to one or two of his videos that he has done for super popular South African music group Goldfish…yep those guys, wow!

Let’s list his talents:

1. He is a top notch illustrator.
2. Animator guru.
4. Comic creator.
3. Drummer in a band.

That makes him a Comrumimstrator 😛

Mike uses an amazing animation tool called Anime studio 7, which allows him to take his design and turn it into mind blowing music videos. Check out his latest music video for Goldfish Get Busy Living […] It’s fantastic how he has taken the song and generated a world around it that captures the essence of the theme.
Stop subjecting yourself to things you don’t want to do, get out there…GET BUSY LIVING!
I am seriously considering pouring my spare time into learning Anime Studio…it’s too hot.

If you like his style, why not check out his funny as heck comic; Bru and Boegie: http://bruandboegie.co.za/ … I be loving it! 🙂
It has a retro charm that is appealing to all us kids of the 80’s , but no matter who you are or where you are from you will find it entertaining and slightly twisted (in a good way)

What’s even cooler is that this designer extraordinaire is also a muso. The Kiffness is UBER!!!! Yep, combing rock and old school retro video game vibes he and his band have created a truly unique style of music that appeals to the new school indie rock scene.

If you would like to check out more about this crazy-weird-amazing band, jump across to their FB page and scope out their music videos.
I believe that they will be playing a New Years gig up at Midmar Dam in KZN…if you are in the area (or even if you are not), def go and support these dudes!

Oh and at the moment Mike is also developing graphics for an iPhone/iPad game. Yup, he is already working for international companies…nicely done sir, we are so happy for you.

We will let you know more about this talented guy as it happens…which will probably be soon-soon!

[Springleap post by Duncan Boxshall.]

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Love your work, [—] London

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Dear Mike! This is [—] from [—]. We are an international design magazine based in Hong Kong. We recently saw the video “GoldFish-Get Busy Living” online. It would be great if we could feature it to our online channel
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Hey Mike! I saw your animation “Get Busy” and was blown away! Great, great animation! I googled you and now want to purchase your book of ‘stuffs’ 🙂 I was wondering if you would kindly sign my copy? If so, how would the purchase process be made? Please let me know. I’m a cartoonist from Brazil, with a Japanese mom. Drawing and playing bass rock my world! Are you on Facebook? Thanks for your attention! And for the wonderful artwrok! Cheers, [—].

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Hey man, I just wanna let you know that your stuff is wicked cool. Your style is so unique and completely arbitrary, I really love it. Im writing matric right now, studying multimedia next year at [—]. One of the biggest influences on my degree choice was actually watching your amazing goldfish videos. I love them all, especially the Fort Knox one. Im really interested in art and Ive drawn a few cartoon over the years, but I also taught myself the basics of photoshop and Iv created Tshirt/hoodie designs, invitations and posters for a few people. Im really interested in creating videos though. For now, I have no idea how, but hopefully a multimedia degree will teach me enough 🙂 But dude, you’re awesome. I plan on spending my afternoon exploring your epic website 🙂 I would love any tips or advice, and I would love to see another of your videos appear on youtube really soon 🙂 Thanks Mike, you are definitively the shizz nizz

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LOVE your animation. I do ‘spacey’ art – if you feel like it check it out at [—] everyone who sees it tells me I HAVE to animate it next, which is my plan! So glad I found you on the laughingsquid site!
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What do you use to animate? Are you still in South Africa? I’m in LA…the images in your animation have been in my brain all day today, so cool!

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Hi Mike, My name is [—] and I’m currently developing an iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad game. I’ve been trying to think of a style that I want for the game for sometime now, and this morning I landed upon your music video for Goldfish. The style is brilliant and It’s exactly what I’m looking for for my game.
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Saw that new video you did for Goldfish. It is so much fun! Full of awesome. Cheered me up when i most needed it. Keep creating!

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Mr. Scott, I just purchased a Anime Studio Pro 7 and am trying to learn how to use it. I wanted to ask if it was possible to get the “Goldfish Soundtracks and Comebacks” file in Anime Studio Pro 7 format, so I can see how you put it together. I relly enjoyed the animation. I thank you for your time. [—]

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i’m a freelance cartoonist, but honestly i want something more Scott… so i branched into animation, it would be wonderful to get a few lessons in animation from you, i just got Anime studio 7.
(by the way) great video with fort knox and the tuna fish with Dre beats headphones(wink*)

regards.

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Awe Bra…Kan ek dalk jou kontak besonderhede kry? Ek like jou animation baie en het ‘n paar idee’s vir [—].co.za. Laat weet! Awe [—]

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We love your style. My wife sends The Fort Knox video link to all her Last FM friends. A perfect fit of music and animation.

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Yo dude I was at the Animation SA thingy and loved your work man. I was just wondering if you have those shorts with the triangle and semi circle dude somewhere online for me to watch and show my friends. Keep it up dude, you’regna go far Cheers, [—] (Student at “The Animation School”, Woodstock)

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dear mike scott, i’m a member of the lucerne based (switzerland) colective […] we came across your video “fort knox” (for goldfish) and would really like to screen it! and therefore we would like to ask you for permission to present your video for this special edition of [—]
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Mr Scott – I recently purchased Anime Studio 6 abd have been using the tutorials to get started but I have felt there’s not enough information to complete a full animation. After viewing your clip Golfish Soundtracks & Comebacks at SmithMicro I began to wonder if you make this clip’s project files available. It’s easier for me to see other peoples work to get up to speed for work. What makes your video great is its slick design and full story arc. It would me a great tutorial. Well, it didn’t hurt to ask – thanks!

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