More updates on the Better Than The Book / Linkin Park competition (5 days to go and we're doing great!) + an amazing Dinosaur Milestone: 5 Million views for 3 Little Raptors + a little something to share from World Beyond!
It's baking hot over here and I'm back in Herne Bay again! Still need to unpack, but these blog posts are (usually) a Friday thing so that takes priority! Lots of cool news to share this week and I can tell things are gonna get busy soon so lets get straight to it!
Firstly, with only 5 days to go on OpenLabs Songwriting contest, (with a grand prize of being mentored by Linkin Park), and after 2875 votes, Better Than The Book's "Hearts Racing" is STILL at #5 out of 260 entries! Thanks so much to everyone for your support and votes! Crazy to think that by this time next week, this round of the contest will be over and hopefully, Better Than The Book will move onto the next round of trial by professional judges! Hope some of you have already won some sweet gear in the sweepstakes, and please keep voting to ensure Hearts Racing's survival onto the next round. All the details about the competition are in the previous blog posts, so I'll not repeat is here, but if you've yet to vote (or win a computer) please vote for Hearts Racing, here:
VOTE HERE: http://contest.openlabs.com/contestants/hearts-racing/
Thanks so much again for the support, and hopefully by next week, I'll have some good news for you all :D Fingers crossed!
Next on this week's news, I have the amazing pleasure to announce that my first ever animation post-production project "The 3 Little Raptors" by Fun Station 4 Kids, has just exceeded a whopping 5 MILLION views on YouTube! It's awesome to think about the unfathomable amount of times this has been watched by children worldwide and it really brings a warm feeling to my heart. Thanks so much to everyone who's supported and watched Fun Station 4 Kids throughout the 3 years I've been a part of it. It's been a fantastic ride, and hopefully as it seems to have, it'll only keep getting better from here! If you've yet to watch "The 3 Little Raptors" you can do so here. I hope you enjoy it and thanks again for this REALLY BIG NUMBER!
Lastly this week, I've just got a cool little video to share which features some music I worked on with World Beyond! The video showcases some updates to the Mental Omega game, and the World Beyond piece is called: "Rescue Zone" for which I played the guitar. It's kinda crazy, I completely forgot about this one as it's been so long since we worked on it, but it's a kickass piece nonetheless (expect no less from World Beyond's Vladimir Kuznetsov) and awesome to see it featured in the official update video for such a popular game! Always fun to work on these things and collaborate. I'm looking forward to working with Vlad again soon!
That's about it for this week! It's set to be a busy time coming up as I think I have 4 commissions / pieces to work on in the next few weeks? Exciting times and I'll keep you updated on that and more as progress happens. Thanks again for all your support and remember, this is the last week you'll be able to vote for Hearts Racing, so please do! I hope you all win lots of cool stuff hopefully I'll have some cool news for you all next week! Until next week, take care, keep cool, and thanks as always for supporting all my projects and collaborations! See you soon!
Nick Standing; Better Than The Book; Jabun!
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