Presenting….My Diamond in the Rough starring Zorro Duck…..
By 2g1c2 girls 1 cup
Presenting….My Diamond in the Rough starring Zorro Duck…..
Three weeks ago I impulsively decided to enter a film fest at the Sparrow Tavern. I know what you are thinking….a film fest at a bar? Yes! But it’s not just any bar. The Sparrow Tavern is located in Astoria (Queens) New York where a lot of up and coming NYC actors and film makers live. The fest was actually started by an actor and has grown ever since. This film fest…called “The 3 Cubed Film Festival”….is held every 3 months. Participants draw their titles from a bucket and have 3 weeks to come up with a 3 minute film based on the title they draw…..hence the name of the fest…”Three Cubed Film Fest.”
I have no experience in film making or editing, but I decided to give it a go. The titles for this film fest were torn from the New York Times. The title I drew was…..”My Diamond in the Rough.” I figured I would make a stop motion film using Zorro Duck. Easy, right? Ha! First, there was the building of two sets….a wild west town set and a saloon set. After a trip to Home Depot, Michaels, Party City, and many online stores I created the sets (and costumes):
Then there was the taking of the pictures……800 give or take….a painstaking process of moving the ducks across the sets little by little to animate them. Then there was music, dialogue, a few other touches, and 2 weeks later…..Voila! My first duck motion picture was created! Off to Sparrow I went to drop it off for the fest. How did it turn out? Stay tuned tomorrow for the movie……..Zorro Duck in……”My Diamond in the Rough.”
On a hot summer day some pirates find themselves looking for treasure that had been buried on the Jersey shore. Much to their surprise someone had beat them to finding it! They were not amused.
Pirates: “We arrrrrrrr not amused!”
They were convinced someone along the Atlantic City boardwalk had their buried treasure. They went on a hunt to find out who had their treasure….
Pirates: “Where ye be hidin’ arrrrrrr treasure!?! Tell us where it is or there’ll be trouble! Yarrrrr!”
Scuba duck: “I…I…don’t know what you are talking about…I haven’t seen any treasure…I swear!”
The pirates go terrorizing the entire boardwalk accosting one duckie at a time.
Pirates: “Give us arrrrrr treasure or we will be beatin’ it out o’ you! Yarrrr!”
Pirates: “Where ye be hidin’ arrrr treasure!?! Yarrr!”
Snucki (short for Snooki duck): “Treasure? I don’t have any treasure. Do you have any pickles? And hurry it up cuz my bronzer’s leaking off my face.”
The pirates weren’t having any of her Jersey Shore nonsense. They chase her down the boardwalk….
Snucki: “Ahhhh! Stop chasing me! Do you know who I am!?! I’m Snucki!….Help me! Somebody help me!”
Just around the corner at Ducktown Tavern Zorro Ducks suspects someone needs his help.
Zorro Duck: “Did I just hear someone say ‘Help me, somebody help me?’ ”
Zorro Duck rushes to the boardwalk and stops the pirates in their tracks.
Zorro Duck: “Seems someone has lost their treasure.”
Pirates: “Where did ye find arrrr treasure!”
Zorro Duck: “I have my sources.”
Pirates: “Ahoy! You have been hidin’ arrrrr treasure all along! Later ye will be walkin’ the plank! But first, we be takin’ arrr treasure back! Yarrrr!
Zorro Duck: “We’ll see about that.”
…..and one by one Zorro Duck defeats all the pirates.
…and saves the day…and Snucki.
Snuckie: “Oh Zorro Duck! Thank you! Wanna go get a drink with a cute little guidette duck? We could pay the tab with all this treasure.”
Zorro Duck: “Maybe another time, Snucki. I’ve got some more crime to fight!”
And with that Zorro Duck is off to fight more crime. As for the treasure….Snucki uses it to buy fried pickles and cocktails that night for her and her friends. The End.
Zorro Duck finds trouble on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. Who Arrrrrrrre the perpetrators this time? Who will need his help? Will it be “Snucki” (short for Snooki Duck)? Stay tuned later this week for another adventure of Zorro Duck….this time on the Jersey shore.
Let me preface this post by saying that I was not responsible for posting all the “Lost Duck” signs all over the city and I have no clue who is responsible for hanging them. I find them to be brilliant, but you could say that I am a little biased Anyway, a few of my friends told me about the signs and it gave me an idea….another adventure for Zorro Duck. So I made up some “Found Duck” signs. I searched out some of the “Lost Duck” signs today and posted my “Found Duck” along side them. I want to thank the person-wherever you are-for inspiring this story of Zorro Duck and the case of the “Lost Duck”……….and I hope you find your rubber duck
Today as Zorro Duck flies through Gotham City he comes upon a sign outside the Village Voice head quarters.
Zorro Duck : “It appears that a rubber duck is lost in the city! This looks like a job for Zorro Duck! I must find this little lost guy!”
Zorro Duck starts by searching the bowels of the subway.
Zorro Duck: “It’s a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it!”
After having no luck in the subway, Zorro Duck scours the little shops on Canal Street.
Zorro Duck: “Excuse me little ladies, have you seen a wee little duck around here?”
Dolls : “No, we have not a duck around here…and if one were to come around here it would be served with duck sauce.”
Zorro Duck: “Ahh! Those dolls weren’t joking! I must hurry my search and high tail it out of here!”
Zorro Duck: “More signs!”
Meanwhile……..the lost duck waddles the streets…”Squeak, squeak.”
Zorro Duck: “Wait….did I just hear someone say, “squeak, squeak?”
Zorro Duck follows the squeaking all the way to the Kid Robot store.
Zorro Duck: “There you are, little lost duck!”
Lost Duck: “Zorro Duck! Am I glad to see you! I was couped up in the bathroom all winter long and wanted to go for a summer stroll…and then I couldn’t find my way back home!”
Zorro Duck: “Well let’s get you home…stat!”
What quackery lurks in the Big Easy? Read on and find out for yourself as Zorro Duck fights crime in New Orleans….
Cajun Clyde: “This is the place! This is the place that sells the golden Mardi Gras beads! Let’s go get them, Mardi Mallard!”
Mardi Mallard: “I’ve got them! Finally nabbed them when no one was looking! Ahahaha, quack!”
Cajun Clyde: “Now we can take these golden beads beads and fly to South America where we will trade them for lots of money!”
Mardi Mallard: “Yes! We will live like rich free birds! But first let’s celebrate! Ahahaha, quack!”
Unfortunately the villianous fowls get too drunk and forget the golden beads.
Canard Claudette: “I must have taken a wrong turn…too many frozen Hurricanes I suppose…heeheehee…what’s this?”
Canard Claudette: “Oh, pretty golden beads!”
The villianous fowls go looking for the golden beads when they realized their stupidity.
Cajun Clyde: “Uh huh! I found them!”
Mardi Mallard: “Give us those beads or else!”
Canard Claudette: “No! Never!”
Cajun Clyde: “Then we will have to take them ourselves!”
Canard Claudette: “Help me! Somebody help me!”
Zorro Duck: “Did I just hear someone say ‘Help me, somebody help me?”
Zorro Duck flies in to save the day.
Zorro Duck: “Leave this madmoiselle alone or else!”
Cajun Clyde: “Or else what!?”
Mardi Mallard: “Yeah, what? Ahaha, quack!”
Zorro Duck: “Or else I will have to kick both your Big Easy butts!”
The villainous fowls think they can take Zorro Duck….but they are no match for him. He didn’t even need his sword!
The villainous fowls take off running. Once again Zorro Duck save the day.
Canard Claudette: “Zorro Duck! You are my hero!”
Zorro Duck: “All in a days work, mademoiselle! Now go return the golden beads to the Jewerly store and you will be rewarded at the next Mardi Gras with thousands of beads!”
Canard Claudette: “Will do!” *Smoooooooch*
She gives him a smooch and returns the golden beads to the jewelry store and Zorro Duck flies off to his next adventure.
“Give me all your money!”
“Gimme your purse!”
“Help me, somebody help me! I was just robbed by Zorro Duck!”
“We’ll see about that!”