Sunday, 30 December 2012

Cutbacks 2012 Review

After a year of incessantly hard toil in the cutbacks studio, we bring you the 'cutbacks' highlights of 2012. Costa Concordia, Mitt Romney, Human Scarecrow and Kate Middleton Topless among other unforgettable highlights! 14 minutes of excrutiating animated pleasure, interspersed with 2012's news and events from the 'cutbacks' project...

Thanks to all 'cutbacks' commenters, supporters, encouragers, bloggers, subscribers and a Happy New Year to yiz all!

Friday, 28 December 2012

Cutbacks Origins

I posted a video from April 2011, on the origins of the 'cutbacks' project. Originally produced for a 'cutbacks' compilation DVD, the video gives some insight into the 'cutbacks' production process, with a few 'behing the scenes' views of my incredibly untidy and disorganised studio.

The original DVD is still for sale! @ €15 from 

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Dailymotion Remove 5,212 Views!

This week, Dailymotion removed 5,212 views from my Official ‘cutbacks’ channel! We’ve had readjustments of a few hundred views over recent months, but a reduction of 5,212 seems a little ‘excessive’? Are people in Paris working hard to keep my Dailymotion channel capped off at around 50,000 views? My viewing figures on DM are averaging around 500 per week.  I’ve toyed with the idea of withdrawing from the DM platform altogether. I even stopped uploading to the site a few months ago, but I relented a few weeks later. I object to the fact that Dailymotion have been placing long preroll video ads in front of my videos for a long time, without my permission and without making any payments to me. And I don’t get any useful analytical information from Dailymotion. And Dailymotion seem to be using really slow servers to replay the videos.
Now Dailymotion are introducing their new VoD system. I send them an email, expressing interest and I get… No reply. I’m an Official user, with a contract! No reply…

I think I’m talking myself out of Dailymotion once more? Why am I persisting with them? I started ‘cutbacks’ on Dailymotion way back in 2009. I’m remaining loyal to the platform?

Answers on a postcard please...

Saturday, 1 December 2012

The Alarmingly Prolific David Quin!

Following her inspirational three-day visit to IADT, Sydney Padua even mentions me on her Twitter feed as 'the alarmingly prolific David Quin'. Our Dominic did pay homage to Sydney's Babbage character (from her 2d goggles comic 'The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage' ) in his 'New York Crime Free' video...

Here's my moment of fame from Sydney's Twitter feed (with two very kind links to the Rinky video and to! Thanks Sydney and we'll see you soon!