SOYJOY Challenge 4: Much Effort, Little Effort Video

June 28, 2009 / Daily Life / 10 Comments

So our last SOYJOY challenge is a video/slideshow to show Much Effort, Little Effort. I decided to tell a story of two brothers Much and Little Effort with my wonderfully awful drawings that failed me my art classes in school.

Please excuse the watermark on the YouTube video. I had to use a free converter since MS Powerpoint couldn’t convert my slideshow into a video. The timing is a little off as well. Sigh, the perils of technology. If you’d like to view the original high quality version (with the right timings), download my powerpoint here.

[edit] I remade the slideshow into a melbourne explainer video studio! The watermark was just not happening for me. Had to give up my lunch for this! Talk about Much Effort! T__T Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy it! BTW, you can still download the original powerpoint here. [/edit]



  • Drawn with: pencil, paper & my lack of artistic skills
  • Touched up & colored with: Adobe Photoshop CS3
  • Slideshow: Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Audio mixing: Audacity & my playlist of otaku music anime soundtracks
  • 1st video conversion: & iMovie HD
  • 2nd video conversion: Adobe Photoshop Extended CS4 & Windows Movie Maker

Big thanks to the composers and artists.

  • Toshio Masuda – Jiraiya no Theme [Naruto OST]
  • Taku Iwasaki – Iza, Shousei!! [Yakitate!! Japan OST]
  • Benny Benassi – Satisfaction
  • DEDEDEJr – K.K. Bossa [Animal Crossing OST]
  • Toshio Masuda – Kehai [Mushishi OST]
  • Yoshimori Makoto – Nyankorasetsu [Natsume Yuujinchou OST]

Calorie and Glycemic Index Info


And that brings the SOYJOY GI Challenge to a close. Huge thanks to all my friends and readers for support. And another big thank you for the guys at Ogilvy, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals as well as the other 4 bloggers for all the fun!

  • Hahahah! I loved it! I am a little bit like “Much Effort” but when I really think about it what I am eating is not a lot, just too late in the day! But I loved your video and the music! Good music really makes it amazing. πŸ˜€

  • I really like your video! Very cute!

  • It’s kinda too fast to read o_O

  • Ivy

    @Melle: Thanks, girl! Oooh! Is that your new domain name? Too funny! I love it!

    @nadnut: Thanks!! I loved your ending. Made me LOL! πŸ˜€

  • Nad was right! This is awesome!

  • Ivy

    @Princessa: Thanks, Sabrina! πŸ™‚

  • Very cute video. It is also a good comparison. I am reminded of some animes with characters that had a knack for doing the same…lol.

  • Ivy

    @Nile: Thanks, girl! Yeah, I was trying to mimic some of the anime characters’ expressions since I watch so much anime. LOL! Too bad I don’t have the skill to draw ’em like the pros. T__T

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