When USA Network first broadcast they acquired existing programming and put them in blocks. Buzzco created a lot of these (including Cartoon Express in another post): Sunday Showdown, Kung Fu Theater and In A Minute to name a few.
I had taken some time off and Vinny took care of Kung Fu Theater and In a Minute so I'm afraid I'm totally useless for those two. He met with the clients, did the collages (his daughter is featured in In A Minute) and animated them. I was back for Sunday Showdown. They gave us a videotape of some of the Westerns they were going to show and we shot images from a TV-- scan lines and all. Then I "MTV-ed" them and we put them together. For the title, I kept the horizontal scan line feeling because I wanted everything to be consistent. What I forgot, and was reminded of in the film-to-tape session, was how thin horizontal lines will shimmer in Standard Definition NTSC screens. The engineer and I tried to minimize the flickering, but when the client came in she said, "How great! You captured the shimmering desert sun!" What we thought was a bug, turned out to be a feature!
Producer: Paula Brown
Kung Fu Theater/ In A Minute
Buzzco Associates, Inc.
Directed, Animated, Designed by Vincent Cafarelli
Directors: Candy Kugel and Vincent Cafarelli
Design: Candy Kugel
Candy Kugel and Vincent Cafarelli
Producer: Marilyn Kraemer