General Grunt

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About General Grunt

  • Rank
    Octorok (+25)
  • Birthday 11/19/1990

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Gluttivastalk, Transfatylvania
  • Interests
    Puppetry, Puppeteering, filmmaking, cartooning, writing songs, parodies and original music.

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://gruntchovski.deviantart.com/

Artist Settings

  • Collaboration Status
    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    FL Studio
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Lyrics
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (Other)
    Plugging notes into FLStudio's piano roll.

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  • Real Name
    Chris Addolorato
  • Occupation
    Unemployed
  • Twitter Username
    GruntVeizatun
  1. Hey, Thats a fantastic start! I did a practice stop motion test with some original Character puppets I built to give you an idea of how it will look. Obviously if this album gets done, i'll build the baron, set etc. this is just a demo. Anyone who is interested hit me up!
  2. Ha! yes THAT IS the mighty poo from conker. I unfortunately don't have it anymore, but I remember he was going to be like Sam the Snowman from Rudolph. As far as mixing two different games, I was kinda hoping it would stick to just the Ghoulies score ALTHOUGH I was totally open to having other tunes from Rare games in there too. Banjo Kazooie, Tooie, Conker, Jet Force Gemini, Perfect Dark, Killer Instinct, Etc. I'm basically trying to keep this Rare only, although I am open to it if its MOSTLY Macabre Music Box. By the way here is the concept drawings of the character puppets: An imp dressed as Fred Astaire's character from Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Left) and Baron Von Ghoul (right) Keep spreading the word, hopefully we can get enough people for this. Its a twisted idea insane enough to be pulled off. and FYI the bulk of the animation I can get done ahead of time considering there's no lip sync. Its literally the Baron sitting down listening to the album by his (probably haunted) fireplace. I DID have the idea of using the Orchestra holiday overture medley (if anyone claims that) for an opening title sequence with the imp. Basically he's turning the pages of a big book, and each page has the artist and track they worked on.
  3. Hey Ronald Poe! I'm glad you like the idea! I've actually watched a behind the scenes of Nightmare recently to get new techniques. I'm going for the look of those Rankin/Bass Christmas Specials (Rudolph, The Year Without a Santa Claus etc.) I don't have any of these anymore unfortunately and pity I never used them in a video but here is an example of my creation skills. This was from YEARS ago, and have improved greatly since then.: I'm doing some concept sketches but I'm going to make the Baron kinda resemble Fred Astaire in Santa Claus is Coming To Town. But yeah if you could help with this, that would be splendid! I'm a huge Rare buff and the characters are so easy to make into puppets and figures. Even if its just sharing this around to get exposure that would be great! There has ALWAYS been Christmas songs twisted into a scary minor key, but you rarely see the opposite. Hopefully we can change that!
  4. Hey everyone! So I'm a puppeteer, artist, novice composer and animator. Christmas is just around the corner and I had an idea for a stop motion animation based around one of the most underrated Rare games of all time: Grabbed By The Ghoulies. With a soundtrack by Grant Kirkhope: Playlist: The idea came to me when I was thinking of simple animations. I remember a while back they had Ron Swanson doing the "Yule Log" so I though doing a claymation of the game's final boss Baron Von Ghoul in a similar thing but call it the "Ghoul Log" accompanied by a compilation of the games best tunes arranged in the style of classic Christmas music. Its utterly bizarre and I personally think it would be hilarious to hear these halloween style tunes in such a merry way! The idea is to take these minor key songs and turn them upside down into a major key, sligh bell cacophony. Christmas music can vary in different styles. from orchestral, to pop, rock etc. So I encourage creative freedom. Not just instrumental but we could do some lyrical work too! I was wondering If anyone would want to collab on this? I can do all the album artwork, and obviously a stop motion with it too! I compose a tad of music too (NOTHING GOOD) so I can help with some musical ideas. I do write lyrics too. Some Ideas I had are: an orchestral overture medley, in the style of those Rankin Bass main title sequences of the Grabbed By The Ghoulies main theme The Ballroom Disco in the Style of Jingle Bell Rock The final boss fight (Red Baron 1 and 2) arranged in a lyrical song in the style of Snoopy's Christmas by the Royal Guardsman. Here are the best tracks in my opinion: The Main Theme Pause/File Select Skeleton Battle Haunted Coat Zombie Pirates Ballroom Disco Criven's Quarters Red Baron 1+2 I think 8 tracks is plenty but I'm open to any changes. Ideally I'd like to get this done for Christmas. Its a strange concept but I think it would be awesome and hilarious! Anyone interested? Feel free to ask any questions!
  5. I figure I'd share this collab I did months ago with my friend TheGreenPiano (Who arranged the music for this) I believe he's actually on these forums. So full credit to him for the music. The idea,puppeteering, puppet building, filming, editing etc. were done by me. The voice of the female Opera singer was Caroline Joy who absolutely STEALS THE SHOW. and the familar voices after the credits were viced by my friend Matt Cornah of the DKVine. I'm not submitting this to OCremix, unless TheGreenPiano wants to. Plus I'd need to ask Caroline Joy if that's okay. I don't know what the deal is for collaborations. Let me know for the future. Let me know what you think.
  6. Short 8 bit Game Soundtrack

    Hey! Thank you for the advice! All this is very helpful. As you said, a lot of these tunes are stereotypical music that Warner Bros would use to represent different nationalities. The level themes, however, are original as well as the Augustus Boss theme. In case anyone was wondering, this game is essentially a parody of the Arcade Donkey Kong as if a Soviet era regime bootlegged it. It's literally one big joke. I wanted the music to be SOMEWHAT decent. Anyways I'll keep y'all posted as to my progress on the mixing end of things. Thanks for the help again!
  7. Did a very short soundtrack to an arcade game I'm currently working on with my programmer. I used an NES soundfont. Granted these are only demos even by 8 bit standards. Anyone with skill in 8 bit chiptunes please give me tips on making these sound a bit more less muddy. or any other tips on making these sound better, Let me know what you think!
  8. Captain Sharkaneers Haunted Marina Queue Music Theme

    So here is an instrumental Demo of the song the fake ghost sharks sing at the end of the nonexistent ride. Lyrics: Yo ho ho and a Bucket of chum we're spooky specter pirate scum we're also sharks which is really dumb Daaa dum! Daaa dum Da Dum Da Dum DaDumDaDumDaDum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum Dum DUMB! Let me know what you think
  9. I did a short looping mockup of the Queuing music for Lard Land's(a fictional theme park I created)Pirate ride ripoff. It's a mix of The Haunted Mansion, Pirates of the Carribean, Jaws and Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville all in one. No flash photography please. My MIXING SUCKS and my instruments are crap I know. This is just a demo but feedback is appreciated
  10. Yet another Waltz I composed. This time for my character Col. von Hindenburger's brother Baron Von Shakenburg who is a deranged milkshake salesman. He also makes his shakes with...inhumane ingredients. This also has lyrics by me, and I also performed this. YES I AM AWARE that the characters in Steven universe are gem holograms, but the song is sung by a muderous alligator that somehow survives in sub zero temperatures. accuracy goes out the window. Enjoy the song and let me know what you think!
  11. Crazy Old Col. Hindenburger's Waltz

    Here is a quick update: I added an intro and altered the arrangement slightly. I also threw a minor key hint of Deuschland Uber Alles to emphasize the fact that the character in question has an awful past. This is all piano for now, but I'm looking to orchestrate it.
  12. Hey, So this is sort of odd but I'm in need of a female opera singer for an arrangement of Sloprano that I'm going to be doing a music video for. The music itself is done and The entire video will be done with puppets. Here is an example of another collab I did a while ago: The latest one is basically Sloprano as a German/Wagnerian opera in the vein of Ride of the Valkyries without giving too much away. The video will be styled like a opera concert shot in berlin, with a female puppet singer in a viking helmet. My idea was to have the first and last verse in english but the middle and end spiel would be in German. If there are any ladies out there who would be willing to lend their vocal talents to this let me know ASAP. You can also PM me for further details. Like I said the music is done, so I just need a vocalist (preferably one who can speak German). Thank you
  13. Here is an original piece (a variation of my previously posted General Grunt motif) for my character Col. Von Hindenburger. He's a sadistic burger mogul who may or may not be guilty of war atrocities. His theme was originally intended to be a Bavarian polka, but this twisted german sounding waltz popped into my head. again my samples/soundfonts are horrible. I tried to make the best of it by adding a reverb and some EQ. I also added some kitchen sounds and cuckoo clocks in there to emphasize how off balanced he is. Let me know what you think and I'll post some more demo themes.
  14. Here it is with an organ sound. I'm torn between this and the piano. What do you think? Any other spooky/classical instrument suggestions? If I had the ability I'd do full orchestra but that's way beyond my comprehension.
  15. Some of My Puppet videos/ Puppetry

    So I figure I'd post some of my Puppet work. I build puppets regularly (Both original and video game themed) I also voice them, puppeteer them, as well as film and edit the videos. I find I'm better at writing songs than writing full scripts. FYI THESE VIDEOS ARE NOT FOR KIDS. Here are a few of my better ones. I have plenty of ideas so If any one wants to collaborate on an original song, I'm all ears. But check them out if you want. Let me know what you think and if you want to see more. I also can post pictures of my K. rool, Klump, Gruntilda. Mighty Poo etc. puppets (mostly Rare Themed)