"Your Face is a Saxophone." It may not be true, and it may not make any sense, but if you saw it on a giant billboard, it would certainly get your attention. Just like all advertising.
Your Face is a Saxophone is an animated series — a bizarro-surreal satire of the advertising industry, and the people who work in it because they couldn't find a job in what they actually went to art school for. Also, everyone has inanimate objects instead of heads for some reason.
Your Face is a Saxophone are the first five words of a third paragraph in a row. The show is produced by , an organization devoted to the production, promotion, and proliferation of public media. Or, in less pretentious terms, we make stuff, donate it to the world, and scream loudly about its existence. For more on who we are and all of the ridiculous things we stand for, read our About Page-thing.
Every episode of Your Face is a Saxophone is and will be completely free of charge to watch, download, share, remix, repurpose, or do anything else with. To make this easier, all of the source files — audio, art assets, project files, etc. — will be open source and free to use for anything.
In producing Your Face is a Saxophone, we aim not only to induce giggling in as large a group of people as we possibly can, but also to advance the following social-aim-thingamajigs:
- Things can be created without selling advertising.
We feel that commercial advertising is bankrolling far too much of our media, which is at best extremely annoying, and at worst silencing important but non-profitable messages. With all of the new horizons created by the Internet, it's sad to see the same old advertising model taking it over as well. Surely we can be a little more creative than that.
- Public media does not have to high art non-fiction for Ivy League-educated people.
Public broadcasting is dominated by journalism, documentary subjects, and educational programs, especially in the US. These are all wonderful things, but they're not the only forms of media that have a right to exist. Why must commercial media have a monopoly on pop culture?
- Devoted fans can support a cooperative alternative to big corporate media.
There doesn't have to be a difference between "the creators" and "the audience". Great art belongs to its fanbase just as much as its authors, especially when fans get involved in the art they love and cherish and help it thrive. Through financial support, or by helping with production and promotion, a devoted fanbase can rival the efforts of corporate giants.
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