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The Birthday Short

Hello Friends! How are you? How was your weekend? Thank you all for all your birthday wishes Saturday! It was a wonderful 24th birthday! My family gave me the surprise gifts of gifts… It’s an Old Russian 16mm Film Camera called a Krasnogorsk K-3. It’s the camera my favorite director started out using. i never thought i would get one, and really didn’t even know they knew how much i wanted it!. Thanks my family! Love you! ;) It was especially amazing cause i’ve been wanting to get a little more into directing films… so now i have to, huh? i’ve got a concept already for my first short film.. I’ll let you know more about it when i’m ready cause i will probably need some help! hah ;) Ok, so as a thank you to all of you for supporting me, i thought on my birthday, it’s better to give than receive… So i made you all this video… This was my first time experimenting with my own version of Walt Disney’s Mulitplane Camera. I felt like a Mad Scientist making this… My Studio is thrashed and it’s so tough working on glass and using dimension… well, I hope you like it. :) Oh, the picture i drew was off of my sketch for the Series on Love. Click Here to see more videos P.S. Can you all Help me pass the video on to people, lets see how many people we can get watch it! ;)

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  1. Brilliant!
    I will post this post the video on my blog for you!! love every moment of watching you create such a wonderful piece.

    I used to work at Disney Imagineering and I miss the creativity of watching everyone create such works of art and feeding off the vibe!!!

    July 20, 2009 at 6:29 pm
  2. danny you are exceptional.
    really, you are a huge inspiration to me and you have had a huge influence on my art work, so thank you for that :)

    July 20, 2009 at 7:01 pm
  3. It has been so fun following your work because it is getting more and more refined, and it's always a pleasure to see what you come up with next :)

    July 20, 2009 at 7:10 pm
  4. Hey Danny! This is Andy from, I watched the video but for some reason, youtube wouldnt let me comment on it, dont know why :S, but I loved the drawing!
    Happy bday by the way!!! My bday was on friday! so one day before yours! I spent it in Paris :) New pics of my trip are on lookbook already :)
    I will make sure I pass your vid!


    July 20, 2009 at 8:08 pm
  5. Oh, gosh! I never really thought you would see my blog! For me you are one of the most biggest, famous and incredible artists in the world! Your drawings inspire me a lot when it comes to my own art :)

    You are the best! Sp keep it up! Hugs/Kan Dee :)

    July 20, 2009 at 8:28 pm
  6. Anonymous | Reply

    hi danny, i'm estefania from mexico and i guess that you may know nylon magazine, so in the june edition of nylon mexico they talk a little about you and your work, i don't know if you knew about that but anyway i took pictures from my maganize and if you want to i can send them to you, just let me know on another comment where i can send the pictures and i'll also put a translation because of course everything is in spanish jaja :) happy birthday

    July 20, 2009 at 8:31 pm
  7. Hey Danny Happy Birthday for Saturday! I posted ur lil video on my blog as u did say u wanted it to spread like wild fire so yea!


    July 20, 2009 at 9:59 pm
  8. pues feliz cumpleaños ;) me encanta tu obra, es impresionante para lo joven que eres ;) pongo el enlace a tu video en mi blog ;)

    July 21, 2009 at 9:34 am
  9. This was mesmerizing to watch… You have such a talent – even the music you paired with the video is just perfect. I can't wait to see what you do next.

    July 21, 2009 at 9:27 pm
  10. kristine | Reply

    hey! i've always been a HUGE fan of your work; the video is amazing! i just forwarded this to everyone on my email contact list!

    you probably don't take requests but i was wondering if you could possibly maybe draw her? ( i dunno if you've heard of her but she's the mysterious “la couturier”, one of my favorite bloggers/writers” & she's also a huuuge fan of yours! this is the first picture she's ever shown of herself (we readers have never seen her face yet) so i thought it'd be cool if you did this?

    i love your work!!! =)

    July 21, 2009 at 11:13 pm
  11. WOW kristine thank you so so much!
    i can't believe you emailed everyone!
    wow your the best! thats incredible!
    so unbelievable!
    I'm check out the blog from you thanks for the referral :)

    July 21, 2009 at 11:44 pm
  12. Stacy DuPree posted a pic of your work with a link so I thought what the hell and I've been absolutely mesmorised ever since! Its 1.08am here and I'm still looking for more of your work! It's AMAZING!! =) I'm 14 and starting my GCSE (in UK so you may not know what that is :p) course in September and I'm gonna tell everyone in my class about you!! Oh and also, I want one of your prints but I'm in UK so how would I go about getting one?? Ahh long comment haha I'll stop now =)


    July 22, 2009 at 12:11 am
  13. Danny, you are truly amazing, out of this world really. This is one of the most creative 'artist at work' videos I have seen. The music is sublime, the way you created this piece is just magical.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us, you ARE inspiring :)

    July 22, 2009 at 9:57 am
  14. Danny, you are truly amazing, out of this world really. This is one of the most creative 'artist at work' videos I have seen. The music is sublime, the way you created this piece is just magical.
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us, you ARE inspiring :)

    July 22, 2009 at 9:57 am
  15. Wow, Danny, I feel so silly having just discovered your blog! You are incredibly talented, your art is so beautiful. When I read your profile I laughed out loud at how you thought concrete was made. It's quite obvious your creative nature was innate :)

    Belated Happy Birthday!
    I think it's so sweet when family/friends surprise us with the little things they take note of when we don't even know.

    July 22, 2009 at 2:45 pm
  16. I had to watch this video the first time without any volume, and I still loved it utterly.

    But the music makes it so much better, it's the exact kind of music I listen to when I paint haha.

    -Caitlin at The Tea Thieves

    July 23, 2009 at 2:06 pm
  17. Absolutely Beautiful Danny!
    You are so gifted! And I can't help but love Edith Piaf in the background such fantastic taste you have!

    xo so beautiful! xo

    July 27, 2009 at 1:39 am
  18. Anonymous | Reply

    man… is there no way, i can beg for a portrait of my picture!!!!!!
    i love your work… very inspiring…
    it makes my day!

    August 6, 2009 at 8:14 am