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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Ghana Pics

For fans of the show, as a thankyou, here's an advance of the Ghana holiday pictures Andy has so far allowed me access to. I will attempt to get more from him. Some of these will be featured in upcoming episode 40 around Christmas.

View them at the official Facebook DAK page here - http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=304220&id=331770791411

it's easier on me than uploading everything twice!

Support The Show!

Like what I'm trying to do with the show and want to support it? Well, we need all the viewcount we can get. Here's why: This show is a co-operative effort between myself and you the fans. I come up with questions/challenges for him, but we're also only as long lived as the fans will help us be by submitting ideas for ...Andy to tackle. More people means more input.

You can help with word of mouth and linking up your buddies.


The show is quite niche and a lot of people don't get it or think we're being too horrible. That doesn't matter as I know we're onto something unusual and we can cite the preceden...t of Karl Pilkington now, too.

Ep 38 Pre Release Info

We'll be playing a new mind game with Andy this Sunday. It will be a test of concentration that to be fair most people would succumb to, not just Andy. But it is at least a new mental event to see him compete in - and a new game you can play on your friends.

Look out for #38 - Bus Driver Game

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

New News...of Newness

Alright, so Andy did go to Ghana and I'm sure you're wondering what the hell happened out there. Well, there's going to be a two part episode dealing with that very topic - coming up soon in December.

Furthermore, as part of the December entertainment lineup, I'm going to be putting out an episode a week. A week into December you will be seeing 'Episode 37 - Challenge: Tie A Tie Knot'.
A week after that you will see 'Episode 38 - 'Bus Driver Game'.
Around about Christmas time, you can see Episodes 39 & 40 all about his Ghana trip! I will withold the titles of those as they are content spoiler...
Then right at the end of December you can catch 'Episode 41 - Noah's Ark...Or Was It Moses?'

Looking forward to showing you this and everything else I know that is coming and wish I could show you now!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

35 & 36 Pre Release Info

Next week is a DAK double bill of episodes in part one and part two (Numbers 35 & 36) titled 'Oh (Big) Brother!

Friday, 29 October 2010

News On Episode 32

Ep 32 is going to be a short little episode to keep you going, themed around the subject of "internet speak", titled: Let Me H4XX You A Question.

You'll be able to see this episode somewhen in early November. See you there.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Episode 30 - Challenge: Swallow A Pill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKc7sKe4ZgU

Back From Ghana...

So Andy went to Ghana and he has returned safely. I didn’t want to find out too much about it because I was hoping to get some of it on tape, first hand from him.


The plan was for him to keep a vlog of accounts throughout his journey. He was instructed to use his tapes without worry (he had about 14 on him for his fortnight stay) just getting as much footage as he could. I told him that he should try to record his thoughts as he has them, as a proper vlog. I told him to get as much useable footage as he could so that I could make it into DAK episodes. To my understanding now, upon his return, he has not recorded much footage at all. His reason? He said he was too busy feeling “indulged by the holiday”.



So what we have in the can is unknown to me. I will look at the footage and make what I can of it as soon as Andy can be bothered to give me access to it.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

So Not To Ghana Then...

Yeah, he didn't go to Ghana this time either...I've lost count of how many times he's now cancelled this trip. This time he put it off because he reckoned suddenly that he'd require some sort of invitational letter from the woman he's going to see, or else he might risk being refused entry into the country...She tried to convince him not to cancel this flight once more - telling him that this rule would only apply to African people trying to come this way, not to English trying to go there. He wasn't having it, or risking it. So now he's had to pay a £90 re-booking fee (again) and the trip has once again been moved forwards. This time the flight date is 3 weeks later, being the 21st September. Everyone who knows him is saying that it's obvious he's simply not going to go, obvious to everyone that is except him.

Oh well.

What makes this funnier still is that I asked him to write on here for you good folks, the reason in his own words why he didn't go. The flight was due 1st Sep. it is now 8th Sep and he still didn't write that blog post for you. He probably can't even remember his own password to log in on here. Not that that is going to be a problem to him anyway, because his general apathy about everything in life unless it's a cruise ship or a black woman would see that he doesn't even try to log on.

Andy Andy, what will we do with you, eh?

Monday, 30 August 2010

To Ghana?

So then, we now near the 1st September, a serious date for Andy, for this is the date he perhaps leaves the country to go visit his African girlfriend in Ghana...Will he or won't he go this time?...

Episode 27 - Pokemon Zoo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soKUGFvpASk

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Ep 25 Release Date

I can inform you that #25 'Challenge: Fold Clothes' (A user submitted suggestion) will be released Aug 2nd.

Slowing Down For Aug/Sep?

Andy's second Ghana trip attempt is coming up Sep 1st. This means that the show episodes will have some release issues (if he goes). Therefore, you will see the release schedule slow a little to compensate for the time out to come

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Release Schedule

Episode 23 'In bad Shape?' will air on 19/7/10.

Episode 24 '80's Kids T.V.' will air on 26/7/10.

Monday, 14 June 2010

Episode 21 Pre Release Info

You know what's happening right up to ep 20 now. #21 though will be a mystery to you - until now.
Episode 21 'General Ignorance 2' will be released 5th July 2010. More Q&A madness then.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Queen Mary 2 Cruise Ticket Information Video

I've just helped Andy (the same Andy from Duz Andy Know?) make a video so that he can sell his spare QM2 cruise ticket. Whoever buys it will get a chance to meet him in real life and cruise with the man for 17 days...you lucky lucky person whoever you are...

I did it in the style he asked for.

With the still images at the end, I considered dressing them up a little with editing but decided to leave them as is because it's right at the end of the piece anyway.

Here's Andy's video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=525E8aGxRH0

Thursday, 10 June 2010

Meet Andy In Real Life? Cruise With Him? Huh!?

Ever wanted to meet Andy in real life? Want to go on a cruise with him? Well, your chance to do just that is coming up, soon. Look for more details on here soon...

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Andy & Pete Dancing...

Andy & Pete In Zombie Horror

Andy and Pete Ice Skating - A Different Type of Horror

Andy and Pete In Slasher Horror lol

Episodes 19 & 20 Announcement

Ep 19 & 20 will both be released on the same day: Monday 28th June.
They will be titled 'Andy's African Girlfriend Part 1 of 2' & 'Andy's African Girlfriend part 2 of 2' respectively.

Yeah, pretty mad for two to come out on the same day, but they truly are part of each other so together makes most sense for me.

That completes June's release schedule.

All the best

RJF

Episode 18 News

Episode 18 - 'Andy V.I.P.' launches right here on June 16th. See you there.

Monday, 31 May 2010

Mail From A Viewer

Here's a piece of mail that arrived from a viewer recently:

I've been enjoying your "Duz Andy Know" videos quite a bit. It's hard to put into words how they make me feel though... I don't really know whether to laugh or to cry when I see them. What worries me most is Andy's complete lack of ego. Doesn't he ever get a little bit angry? Doesn't he ever feel he's being underestimated and go out to try to prove his worth? It would be healthy if he did...


Of course, it could be that deep down Andy is actually kind of hurt by this negative attention but he lacks the self-esteem to defend himself... Or he's simply too lazy... Either way, have you tried a bit of positive encouragement? It might help him. It's clear he's not inherently "universally challenged", which makes it so sad to see him throw away all of his potential, which I'm sure is there... Oh well :)

All the best,

(Name ommited for privacy)

I thought this was a very well considered correspondence indeed, so I replied:

Ah yes Duz Andy Know? Well thanks for watching that too! Your reaction of discomfort and perhaps an almost guilt over whether to laugh or not is not uncommon, I assure you. Knowing him as I do though, for 15 years, I am rolling on the floor at him by now. I have to. It's my life to put up with it, gotta laugh or I would sob. 


He doesn't get at all angry, nope.
He's so relaxed and chilled he's almost dead, lol. I think that's why he never learns anything.

No he lacks the drive to need to learn, so whatever that is that makes him ignorant, it stops him even in the videos. That and he knows that the show is going for a particular sense of humour. He's accepted that he is interesting to people I think (even if it's not in a good way) and wants to help me make a show that is undeniably unique in its content.

That's the thing, I've tried encouraging so many times in the past. I've known him for a decade and a half - and as I think about the time I've wasted/invested into ways to improve him, help him, drag him out of his crazy little world he lives in I always end up getting screwed over it, losing in time or money, or sometimes sanity. Andy has this effect on everything and everyone he touches. He drains the life out of everyone. All that is good will die by his touch, as it were.
You may think this is an extreme way of saying it, but all of his friends would agree. He just keeps letting you down and making you suffer for trying.

So I thought, sod this, he's a real unique case. Let's turn this into something interesting. Let's show the world quite what it is that I and the other people who know him have to deal with on a daily basis, lol. It'll be like group therapy, I figured. It is too, because I'm getting to talk about how frustrated we all are, lol.

Yes he does have potential. He's a very good artist for drawing things like ships for example. He lacked the drive to take it anywhere though. He lacked the interest in life and the ego to want success.

This series is a sort of testament, a warning, a message of documentary to show what happens when you allow someone to grow up as ignorant as this.

All the best to you

Rob

Ep 17 Pre Release Info

Well here it is, the news you need to know. Episode 17 'Man Minus Brain Equals?' is released on 7th June 2010. I'll let you wonder about the title for a while, hehe. It was filmed based off of some impromptu filming I started to do in his bedroom.

Episode 16 - Third Time Lucky? Say Black Game Reprise

Out now. Watch it here -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkZy3UPV7-w

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

100 Subscriptions

We've reached the 100 subs milestone.
Keep telling your friends. Tell them to tell their friends. Let's see who this is suitable for out of people you know.

Spread the message, the show - a warning - pay attention because this may happen to you. lol.

We're really grateful, guys. Thankyou.

Friday, 21 May 2010

Mixing For Ep 15

Just mixing some music for episode 15. You're going to hear a new different Arctic Monkeys track used here. Track number 5 from their debut album. It fits perfectly. You'll see...

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Finding The Time

What's quite funny is that Andy (as of the 12th May) hasn't watched episode 14, yet also hasn't watched ep 12 or 13 either. You'd think he'd find the time to get round to watching a programme about himself wouldn't ya? lol

Ep 15 Pre Release Info

Episode 15 will be released twelve days after 14, on the 24th May to account for Andy soon going abroad. It will be titled 'Andy Duzn't Know'.

Keep an eye out on this blog and the official facebook page, because I plan to have more updates of info to come between that date and now. Why not join the blog or facebook page, then it will notify you of updates rather than you checking. 

All the best!

RJF

Duz Andy Know? Episode 14 - General Ignorance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-_5xWbIDP0

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Ep 14 Pre Release Info

I think one person's response to episode 13 on YouTube best sums it up. "lol".

Quite. With that said, I have some episode 14 pre release info for you good people. 14 will air Wed 12th May on YouTube. It will be titled 'General Ignorance'. This episode will find Andy going through a Q&A session.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

failblog.org

I've added episodes to failblog.org's site at the moment. I made an account for the show show too.


Not sure how all of this works yet, but here's a link to the page to support/vote for it -

http://cheezburger.com/View/4179969

Monday, 3 May 2010

When I Can't Take Anymore

There's more scarily shocking things coming up on the show. You won't believe your eyes with some of it. In one upcoming episode I actually have to stop the show just to speak my mind to the viewers, because I can't take anymore. LOL.

I think I should be paid danger money to put these episodes out. My WTF gland is medically suffering from all of the face-palmage.

Episode 8 Response Video

Thanks Highwaymanartist for your response video, which can be seen here -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdflZSHUGPI&playnext_from=TL&videos=4jrTIHiwIUM&feature=sub

50 Subscribers

That's 50 subscribers to the show now. Lots more view it, but 50 are signed up as subs. That's the first milestone! Well done everybody, because this is a community programme/event, it's your input that has and will help to make the shows too.


Get your questions in to the show and see if you get your name mentioned in an upcoming episode, along with your question/challenge!

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Ep 13 Pre Release Info

Episode 13 will air Wednesday 5th May 2010. It will launch as the first of a new type of episode within the series. It will be called 'Andy Unseen (Deleted Scenes)'.


You can expect there to be a sequel episode eventually and so on.

Friday, 30 April 2010

Today/Tomorrow

I plan on meeting Andy tonight to sort through some footage on his PC. I need to evaluate what we have - unused. Tomorrow I hope to meet again, this time to film some new Q&A footage.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Makes My Head Hurt

Oh for Christ's sake! I was trying to edit some footage that will become episode 14 eventually and Andy was being so ignorant in it that it actually gave me a headache and nausea. I had to take a lie down. This guy/show is bad for my health!

Saturday, 24 April 2010

Oral Sex Episode Air Date

I can now reveal, ep 12 the "Oral Sex" episode will air worldwide on an internet connection near you on Wednesday 28/4/10


Just how ignorant can one man be? You're about to find out.

Next Few Episodes - News

Coming up on the horizon after the rude titled episode 12 will be an episode called 'Andy Unseen' which will show you some footage from previous episodes that that you didn't get to see. Deleted scenes.


I'm going to try and keep the next few episodes quite short. We've had some long documentary style ones, but as you'll recall from earlier episodes, we're not only about that.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Pre Release Info Ep 12 - Oral Sex

I can tell you some pre release info. Episode 12 will be titled: Episode 12: Oral Sex And Andy's Doctor.


I'll leave you to speculate on that ominous title until it's released. Meanwhile I'll get back to the cutting room.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

20th April 2010

I've been editing for episode 11 which will be called: Queen Victoria 2 (She's Back and Now It's Personal)

Duz Andy Know? Facebook Page Reminder

A reminder again, DAK has an official facebook page. It's a great place to update things for you. Please go join it, join in and have some fun.

Duz Andy Know? Official Facebook Page

Monday, 19 April 2010

Queen Victoria - By That Night

Did it bother anyone else that Andy said he would know the Queen Victoria info by the end of that night? Kinda left a question mark didn't it?


Not anymore - that's all I'm saying...

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Episode 10 - Out Now

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_Ih12jyJY8

A user submitted question challenge. Thanks Krit for your input on this.

It's great to be editing again!
It's great that Andy let the ball get rolling again, too.

Friday, 16 April 2010

At Last?

Update! Update! News incoming! Andy has properly been back in touch with me. It looks like we might be back on track...although with Andy you can never truly tell, but here's the good news, he let me film him again. Hurrah. I now have footage in my hand, waiting to edit. I'll see how it looks and decide how to produce this.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Where is Episode 10?

Andy has remained out of contact until today! I've finally managed to talk to him. He let me. lol.

He's having some real life problems right now, stressing about a situation with some company he's dug himself into strife with. I won't go into details. But with Andy, when he lets something like that bother him, it buggers him right up for doing much else.

I spoke to him and he promised to ring me tonight to try and set up the next filming session.
The plan was to give you guys an episode of general Q&A pieces, stacked. Questions you've never seen before, unseen bits filmed as we went along previously. It also meant a lot of running through cassette tapes of course, to find all the bits of footage to compile. With it having gone into the next week as it has, I don't want to wait as long as that to put an episode out.
Therefore, I'm going to try an avenue that was suggested to me by one of our viewers. A challenge.
It will take place over two days filming. But that's still quicker than the compilation Q&A's would have taken to put out.

We'l see if he contacts me tonight then...

Saturday, 27 February 2010

More Progress Update

Well it's Saturday morning and Andy has remained out of contact with me, despite my efforts to get into contact with him a few times.
I still have no footage in hand, because it needs him.

I'll keep you updated.

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Episode 10 Progress Update

This is a follow on news bulletin. Please make sure you have read the previous one before it to understand this one.

Andy remained out of contact yesterday, after saying he would meet me so Wednesday was lost.

A lot needs to be done...I'm losing time here...

Also, today was the same. I was told that I could meet him at 1:30 pm today. It is now 9 pm and he remained unavailable to meet...

There is no way that I can edit the large multi part project that I have in mind and put it out in time for Monday...Especially as my weekend is looking busy. Which is why I've been trying to meet him since Monday to get this done.

I'm basically posting this so that when the episode does not come out on Monday, you'll know why. I want no part of the blame.

This article in itself though gives great insight into Andy as well, in helping to make viewers/readers understand the person they're seeing on their screens a lot more.

Again, I will keep you updated with more bulletins as of tomorrow onwards.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Involving Andy - Leading To Episode 10 News

I wanted to write a quick article about a particularly prominent downside (as far as everyone who knows him is concerned) with actually involving Andy in anything we ever do.

He's really unreliable. For example, we had set a date to meet as a group to do Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay gaming for the group's first ever session. Andy had taken longer to pick up the rules and we had spent lots of extra hours in the weeks running up to it, taking time out of our lives, wasting our lives teaching Andy how to play. His mind seems resistent to learning new things.

The Monday came and what we expected to happen did happen. He didn't show. He didn't feel up to it. He wasn't ill or anything, just that same thing in him that stops him trying to do anything else, stopped this and screwed up everyone. That's normal. That's Andy.

Anyway, at the time of writing, it is Wednesday and I still don't have any footage ready to produce for the next episode. I had told Andy that I wanted to launch a new one on the Thursday and that we'd need to meet for some intensive work. I need to go through four different cassette tapes and compile sections of thing aside to build episodes, one of which would go towards making the next episode. It's a lot of work to do. There is also the possibility that if the footage I compile of Q&A's is too short that I would film more as well and have to edit all of that together somehow in my own free time, against the clock.
We planned to meet on Monday. Andy ended up being ready at only 7:30 pm and then didn't want to meet because he wanted to watch Eastenders. That's another reason I hate Eastenders by the way...
Then plans were made that we would meet around midday and have a long session instead the next day. Yeah...I didn't hear from him and couldn't contact him. No answer. I literally need access to his hard drive for the footage to compile for the next episode so ladies and gentlemen, I will keep you updated now on a daily basis if he lets you guys down too and makes the episode not be able to come out on at least the normal Monday. Because obviously the idea of putting it out Thursday has run right down the drain, along with this man's spine.

We'll stay in touch.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Peter's Feedback

You know, There's a guy on YouTube, Highwaymanartist who makes some really funny comments to the vids on the show. Normally I wouldn't highlight anyone like this but Pete is a real life friend to both Andy and I.

His recent comment to episode 9 was:
well I find it interesting he has people pay him back in mobiles instead of money. is he the balding mobile godfather? still if my mobile ever breaks down I know where to get a replacement :)
Hilarious!

To episode 8 he said:
This is is insane. He only gets in and out of his house by sliding under the door, the slug has no spine to worry about it getting caught
To episode 7 he said:
that's insane. I can understand difficulty in going backwards but forwards???? nice work with the letters going at random places. much him and his thought processes I suppose. what is with the damned mr men?
To episode 6 he said:
If his mother and sister died he'd be dead within a pool of his own bodily excretions and emaciated within a week
And you get the idea!
Thanks for all the great comments Pete, in your own...unique manner. Those two know each other in real life so there's some tongue in cheek going on...somewhat. Although I also know that Pete doesn't suffer fools gladly, so...hmmmmmm.

Ep 9 Post Release Info

The room as you see it here is pretty much as it always is every time I've come around over the years. To point out a couple of things that I didn't point out in the video - You caught sight of an Xbox game on the chair with the pile of papers on it. That is the only Xbox game he has in the house (original xbox btw not 360) and he doesn't even own a console! Yet he has that game. it's Rocky.

The map on the wall is a map of Africa...you'll find out why in an upcoming episode...

Duz Andy Know? Episode 9 - Andy's Bedroom

The episode is out now.
As always, the blog cannot handle widescreen videos so here's a direct link to view it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjJKUT1FIVU

Friday, 19 February 2010

Team Meeting...

I'm having a short team meeting with the design staff for upcoming episodes...yeah so that's me in a room alone then. However, at least it is a set aside time that guarantees I'll work on this. I'm considering a couple of submitted challenges for Andy right now and quite how I might go about implimenting them at some future date.

I have an idea or two that would end up taking DAK out on "location" filming eventually for at least another challenge.


I have another idea for a planned episode format where I bombard Andy with general knowledge questions with no theme specifically - to call it General Ignorance.

Oh and those questions he might happen to get right at any point? ... See moreYeah don't worry, I won't be dishonest and throw them out - they will either appear in the show as they were said or appear as part of yet another planned episode idea I've had, a format episode that would be called 'Andy Duz Know'. LOL.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

More Thoughts On Episode 9 - Via Facebook

So you guys should join the Facebook page for the show HERE where today I posted this comment:

In the upcoming episode released Monday, I'm going to keep my text comments down a little and let the video of what you're seeing speak for itself, as we look around Andy's bedroom. This should help reflect much about who he is as a person.
I'm really glad to be able to branch the show out in different directions and truly this is a new one. A simple documentary look at his living conditions as opposed to putting him on the spot.

Question From A Fan

One fan of the series sent me a message enquiring as to whether Andy might be autistic. Here is my reply then. He promised me he's not. See the thing we have to remember is that being autistic is different from being ignorant, even though he does have a few neurosis with things like not wanting to close the door too hard.
That has built up from a meek way of life, always trying to hide from conflict with his own neighbours and scared to offend any of mine. I've known people with autism and they're amongst the most intelligent people I've met in life. Andy is more of a wierdo lol, living things his own way alone for too long. Like an old person getting into eccentric ways.

It's as Andy himself always says, he needs a good woman to put him right and set him straight.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Episode 9 Advance News

Ep 9 will be out next Monday. It won't be a challenge OR a Q&A episode. I'll be doing something different. A getting to know Andy better episode. A look around his bedroom, to understand him. He has a lot of things there on display. Any comedy gleaned from it will be as a result of Andy's comments and items in the room and will be purely coincidental. Let's see how funny he naturally is just by how he lives shall we?

Episode 8 Insight

You know what? I know just how unbelievable this episode looks. I know it so well that I was worried about releasing it. The problem is, it's all true. That makes me feel a strong sense of justification that what I'm doing is right. Yes my door is a little harder to close than most doors, granted. But you saw how easy it was when I reached my hand into shot and closed it? I didn't slam did I? Just upped the strength factor a little.

For me, this episode is like a documentary, looking at Andy's physical approach to life. He really doesn't have enough oomph in him to close my door. It's like a Simpsons Mr Burns thing or something, in my mind and I suppose that is the angle that I'm showing it to you from, for comedy. But as I said, it's much much more than comedy to me, this one especially.
For example, the way Andy knocks my door is very weak. You can hardly hear the sound inside the house. He says he's worried he'll break the glass...
This is a person that worries and thinks way too much yet not enough about other things. On one hand he's scared of breaking the glass so doesn't even knock the door at anywhere near average strength yet will do something like fall asleep in the bath tub. I don't know, I just...don't.

Andy has so many unusual aspects about him that I'm going to be hard pressed getting them all on film. Again though, this proves to me what an interesting case study he is for this series, and why I've gone to so much effort to get these shows out to you. I feel that, the world needs to have a record of this man, that science needs to know of his existence - that in some way, some how, it's really important to do so.

This episode was filmed on two cameras. The one inside is Andy's. I instinctively knew that we'd need two. Cutting them both together was a lot of fun and a new challenge for the show, in technical terms.

Duz Andy Know? Episode 8: Challenge - Shut My Front Door

Episode 8 is out.

View it at YouTube here -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB5xDgqtQAw

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Verifying Some Facts For You - Please Read

I've had a few replies from people who seem confused about a couple of aspects of these videos. A couple of people thought Andy might be autistic or mentally disabled in some way. They were concerned about me making these videos about him.


I want to point out to anyone concerned that they should view the disclaimer video, which explains that Andy has no medically recognized illness or disability. He is simply too unmotivated as a person to persue a proper education. At play here is mass ignorance, granted, but as you all well know, being thick is not a disability. In fact, such a statement connecting the two would be insulting to anyone who has a mental disability. I'd not condone a video series about someone who can't help being a certain way. It would be a horrible thing to do! From my ethical standpoint.

The 15 years I've known Andy have taught me that he's the way he is because he could never be bothered to apply himself and grow as a person. He never tried to retain anything of what was going on around him.

It's not just that he had problems in school. He couldn't even motivate to bother attending most of the time! You see what we're dealing with
It is with this in mind that I will state that you can watch 'Duz Andy Know?' in one of two mindsets:

1. Firstly you can see it as a comedy about someone who is a thicko and agreed to make this series to make himself more "socially known". Who even asked me, reminded me to make sure I make this show. You'll see comedy in my narrative text on screen. Those are not me really being nasty though. It's the kind of thing I'd say to him, as someone who has known him for a decade and a half, and you get to share my thoughts. You might find what he says funny too based on how astonishing it is. Don't worry, you're allowed to laugh. He's not disabled. :)

2. Or you can view this series as an intruiging almost documentary like explorative idea, delving into Andy's brain. Andy was chosen as the subject of this series because I deemed him radically different to anyone I've ever met. Yes I've known people who are ignorant before but I'm not talking about that. He's so unmotivated, so uncaring to learn, with the one life that's been given to him (unless you're a buddhist - no disrespect meant) that it becomes an intruiging case study, even just for me and those who know him. Some of us are discovering just how deep this pit of ignorance is. Some people who knew him since 1998 didn't know that he had never made a cup of tea or coffee before in his life.

If some of you can enjoy the series too as a result of seeing these unusual things, then all the better.
In the end, it's for your entertainment, but everything is 100% genuine.

If anything is ever staged down the line, we'd say so on screen. We'll never lie to you, I promise you that and I swear whole-heartedly with my word. On my honour.

I hope you can enjoy the series. Please feel free to submit queries or questions/challenges for the show. I'm also active and everything you send will be read, guaranteed.

All the best

Rob

Episode 8 Pre-Release News

Next episode is out Monday (15th) Feb. It will be another challenge episode. I won't say what, that can be a surprise for you. I will just say that we're not wholly inside during the filming...


Again, Andy wasn't told what the challenge was beforehand and you get to view him hearing it for the first time, as always.

It was filmed with two cameras - mine and Andy's so that was a brand new editing challenge for me. I naively threw myself into it figuring I'd pull it off (I do that with everything) and it worked out really well, so I'm looking forward to showing you that seamless synching and those perfectly timed cuts. Yeah I'm really happy with it.

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

If You Can't Do Some Of This - Don't Panic

I know of other people who have issues with the alphabet for example, but you see, it's nothing against those people this series. Nor any of the other episodes.
Some issue somewhere it is expected that some of you also will have an issue with something, in common with Andy. We all have weaknesses. I'll be the first to admit to some of mine. HOWEVER. The point of this series is not to point any one thing out in particular (so people should not worry about themselves) - it's to show that Andy can't do allllllllllll of these things -The series as a whole. When viewed like this, he is very unique, unlike most of you, me and others.
Yet he has no disability or reason for it.

He never applied himself in life. This is the result, which is being looked at with a documentary like mind.

About The Alphabet

So Episode 7 has come upon us. The alphabet...yeah...I've been looking at a few kids abc videos on You Tube to see if there's one I could teach Andy to sing, lol...damn I wish I was joking though.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Duz Andy Know? Episode 7 - Andy's Alphabet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bz_hf0PFzfk

Again, because it's widescreen, it won't view properly on this forum. So we're keeping the forum for all the other cool little behind the scenes insightful stuff about the show.

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Screenies of Episode 8 In Progress

You know, I sometimes wonder if Andy is also partly doing this to find out for himself just how bad his brain has become from dis-use...like ever.
With that said, here's some screenshots of what is new.


This is me filming Andy for episode 8, as seen from camera 1


...A little bit later, a shot you won't see in the episode because it's taken from the camera I'm holding now.


Lastly, here's me actually editing the episode. You can see the two tracks, logically placed so I can manage their sound properly, then there's the titles which live on a different track.
It's choppy because of all of the cuts. Camera 1 was stationary and inside. Camera 2 was in my hand at all times.
In technical expertise/skill terms, this pushed the limits of the series right out there.


Friday, 5 February 2010

Two Cameras

I just recorded some footage with Andy tonight, using his and my camcorders to get two angles for the filming of a new challenge I put to him. I haven't looked at the footage yet. I'm quite excited to do so though. Hopefully it will become the episode 8.

Andy hung out at mine afterwards and we watched the new 'Star Trek' movie.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Ep 7 Release Date

It's been decided that I'll try it as a release this coming Monday, to see what Monday is like for it.

Episode 7 Pre-Release Info

Here's what I can tell you. This one is going to be called 'Andy's Alphabet'.
It was filmed in Andy's bedroom a little while ago with me holding the camera by hand, just like I did in episode 6.

This will be the first episode to have not been filmed inside my house.
As time goes on, you're going to get to know Andy, to see more and more facets of him and his life. You're going to see his room and his house to understand more about him. This is just the start.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Episode 6 Insight

This truly was the first time Andy had tried to make a cup of tea. He doesn't do anything like that. When he refers to the others in his house who do it for him: "Mum and Julie" he's speaking of his parent (of course) and younger Sister.

I questioned him about why he stirs the cup like that in the video. With the spoon going around so feebly and coming out and in again. His response was, "I heard that a metal spoon makes a drink metal tasting, so I was trying not to do it too much".
This is another example of how he thinks and worries too much about everything.

He's so out of touch and underconfident trying to do these things. My hope is that seeing these videos will be a wake up call for him, making him improve himself. I told him that today too.

Duz Andy Know? Episode 6 Out Now - Challenge: Make A Cup Of Tea

Because this site cannot display widescreen videos fully, I am linking the URL to YouTube instead:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCrq4bMq6ns

New Sidebar Write Up

This is the newest info that appears in the sidebar on YouTube:

I am the series creator Robert, filming Andy in this ongoing series to find out just how bad his brain is. Over the course of the series we will be throwing easy questions and challenges at him. Perhaps in doing so Andy will find a way to improve himself.


Please feel free to send in your questions for the show. By doing so, you agree to your question and username being shown on screen (if I wish). Remember, keep your questions simple. We aren't trying to do a general trivia quiz here, this is to show how many truly easy questions confound this man.

New Close Up Logo

Here's another version of the logo. It should display better in smaller avatar frames and such.

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Video Quality And Blog View

Just a quick note to inform you that I've managed to figured out how to make my DAK videos a better quality. Episode 6 onwards should give you access to HD and be in full widescreen...I think. Yup.

Oh and because these blogs are stupid, they don't want to properly display actual widescreen videos all the way across...It cuts a load of the video off, into the sidebar. That means I might just have to end up posting links on here to the next episodes instead. But watching the episodes isn't why you're here anyway is it?

It's to hear more about the show and Andy, with behind the scenes stuff. To keep in touch with the teaser pre-release info too.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Episode 6 News In Advance

Episode six will be in a different location. The previous episodes had all been in my front room. This one is going to be in my kitchen, with me putting a challenge to Andy. I'll be using the handycam by hand, with no tripod, so the feel will be totally different.
It's going to be quite a documentary like episode, with me testing Andy's rudimentary knowledge. In this case, how to make a cup of tea. Can he do it? Surely he can. Can't he?

I've also put aside some extra "outtake" footage from that day's shooting that I expect I'll use as part of an outtakes episode to come.

Sunday, 31 January 2010

New Episode 3 Reply Video

This one from Lory just in.

Duz Andy Know? Episode Five - Andy Watches Episode 4...

This is a great one. You have to have seen episode four for it to make sense though. After the stupidity that was ep 4, I commented at the end of the video that I bet Andy still doesn't understand what the game really is. I wanted to put that to the test. So I set up the camera and filmed Andy watching episode four for the first time, then got his reaction and delved further into his thoughts about it...

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Episode 5 News

I've been editing Episode 5 tonight and pretty much got it down to the length and style I'm looking for on this one.
Here's what I can tell you - It's going to be Andy filmed watching episode 4, then I question him about it. There's lots of fast pacey cuts and dissolves and crossing transitions at play, simply because there's an awful lot there we've seen already in episode 4.
I'm really liking the pacey cut cut cut style.

Expect Number 5 out this Sunday.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

EXPLETIVE WARNING! New Duz Andy Know Episode 3 Reply Video

Questions Answered

So I was asked some questions about Andy recently and I gave a quite extensive reply in answer to those questions. The person asking them was attempting to enquire about Andy's mental state to understand it more. I have left the person's questions and identity out of this out of respect.

Even though you won't have the questions in front of you, I make it quite clear in my answers what the question is.

Here comes my reply then -

1. Andy has already had investigative medical and educational monitoring as a child and at some points through his life when he was doing badly at school. Nothing was officially diagnosed, no label. I have spoken with him at length about this and he insists that there's no disability and none on record. He's seen a doctor recently who has wanted to treat him for anxiety. Although that's not new either, just them knowing about it is.

I can only conclude that some people are just a bit thick and unmotivated. He is lazy and doesn't want to learn, so that's been half the battle in his life - and another key factor as to why I'm making this series. As an interest project like a documentary but with a comedy element in it. And the social experiment side is to see how Andy fares when asked questions by the public.

It's a fresh idea, new. No one has done this before. But I've seen similar attempts at things in "The Osbournes".

2. Yes I believe that his parents had issues and much of this is in the roots of that upbringing. You don't get mice from rats...

3. Andy does read books, yes. He only reads books on shipping and vehicles and of course he can't read the whole book. He takes it slow and leaves many of them unfinished. He can't understand much of what is on the page.

4. When he tries to read he simply doesn't know what the word says. Often as you'll see in the series he'll hear a word and not know what it means and this sort of thing. It's ignorance.

5. Andy can write to a very small degree. He mainly uses a voice recognition programme on his PC to communicate properly. Of course, it cannot punctuate for him and he has no idea (or willingness) of how to do so either. Again, it's that lack of willingness that I think actually has made me angry at him in life. Lack of willingness at so many things that I want it exposed. Doing it in a medium of entertainment just works out quite well. I love being innovative.

6. His handwriting is clear. But he will mess up his lower and upper cases mid word.

7. He simply doesn't write "text" ever to make mistakes. He avoids having to "work". He's not motivated enough to work either, even in elementary jobs that don't require brains.

Yeah, the "you know" thing was purely for comical effect. On it's own it doesn't stand strong, but combined with everything else it makes part of a package. I even say "you know" quite a bit sometimes. It's a particular type of (perhaps English orientated?) humour that you'll see in programmes such as "Harry Hill's TV Burp" - which you should take a look at on You Tube or something for examples. He looks at things that were on TV (especially the much watched soap operas) and makes light of things that viewers may not have noticed.

LOL, as for the black women thing, you don't know him like we do. The people who know Andy know to start smiling straight away. Andy is woman obsessed. Women and ships: That's all that motivates him. He has quite a dirty obsessed mind and will often foolishly step over a conversation in progress and say something about women, with even the slightest associative connection. For example, we might be talking about pirates and mention the word "booty". Oh dear...You can bet he'll hijack the conversation right there, in a way that is offputing to some present :P

All such suggestions for him to improve himself would be helpful indeed and I agree - however, I think we both know, based on what I've said above that he can't be bothered.

I've asked him to do things and suggested ways that I could support him in self improvement. He ends up letting me down with my attempts and giving up before they start.

After 15 years of knowing him, I felt making this series was now a way forward for me personally, because he's interesting to me and I want to see if he ends up improving as a result of all of this, if nothing else. I want to express myself creatively and put out an entertainment programme that people will enjoy. Already some fan mail attests to that. Andy himself is happy that people like it too. I want on one hand to further my own creative catalogue and to make Andy known to the world as a phenomena, so that his friends and I don't have to suffer our pain at his ignorance in silence. So that the pain can be shared and in doing so, we start to feel better as well.

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Monday, 25 January 2010

Rob On Episode 3 / Episode 4 News And Screenshots

Oh dear. Well I went against my normal editing style and let the camera keep rolling to try and make it hit home in practically real time just how long Andy was taking trying to get his shoelaces done up, 'n' heck, he still failed!

So, I have some news for you about Episode 4. I'm not sure when it's going to be released. No later than this coming Sunday of course. It's just a case of whether or not I'll put it out ahead sooner. Perhaps.

The next episode is going to be the familiar Q&A format, titled 'The "Say Black" Game'. I won't give any more details as they'll be a spoiler. I will however show you  these spoiler free screenshots.
















Possible Q&A Video of Rob Upcoming

There's a strong possibility that the questions that have come my way about the series might well be answered by me on camera. If so, I would be giving in depth answers (as is usual for me) and the video would be split into several parts.

Just letting you know what's strongly on my mind to do very soon.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Duz Andy Know? - Episode 3: Challenge - Tie Your Shoelaces

Andy On Duz Andy Episode Two

Hey Andy here Well more madness with Episode Two I'm really not coping very well under pressure believe me that just makes my spelling even worse. Oh dear oh dear I can't believe how many times I said you know lol.well with the question rob was putting to me during my you knows haha well seriously I was finding it quite difficult to explain myself there.now I watched the video back I just feel it came out wrong regarding my black woman thing. Anyway with my thing for black women that happened when a certain R&B star hehe the lovely Rihanna will basically I just started to notice Rihanna she caught my eye you might say hehe I just got knocked clean off my feet by her hehe so she began for me my interest in black women :-) and 99% of the time what I'm interested in now. I like alicia keys she's very attractive and Freema Agyeman (Mafia Jones) from Docter Who she's gorgeous too yes so people like that really.Episode Two was a bit awkward for me with me trying to get the colours well the spellings correct for the colours so yes I made a bit of a mess with those spellings lol :-). So please keep watching the episodes rob asked me to do some more filming recently so that's what we did and he had me do something different :-)

Take care every one and talk to you all later

Two New Reply Videos

Two more reply videos have winged their way onto the YouTube site. You can see all approved vids via the DAK home channel on YouTube too because they're all favourited. The only things fav'd will be such videos, so finding it will be easy.

Here's the videos.



Thursday, 21 January 2010

Episode 3 News

Episode 3 will find its way to you and air on this blog and YouTube this coming Sunday 24th Jan.

I can give you some info about it now though.

This is going to be the show's first ever challenge episode. DAK is about more than questions to test Andy's knowhow. It's also about challenges. I want to make sure we get to see him doing, or trying to do things that I or you viewers dream up.

Challenge episodes will invariably have a longer run time than normal Q&A episodes and the format will be a little more documentary-like. This particular one will be titled 'Duz Andy Know? Episode 3: Challenge - Tie Your Shoelaces' and will have a run time of about 6 minutes total.

Here's a couple of screenshots to whet your appetite -




"Blaspheme" Against...Satan?

RE: ep one - I had it mentioned to me by a couple of people that I may have been wrong to have stated the word "blaspheme" in context of Andy not wanting to say Satan or Hell. They said, "Surely it would be blasphemous to talk about Hell only if you were a satanist?"
I certainly laughed at that one! That gave me a giggle for quite a few minutes.

I will now clarify it though.
Under the definition for blaspheme, you will find that it is indeed words spoken against God, however, there's a second usage for it as general cursing:
"curse: utter obscenities or profanities"
Not that any of it matters anyway, even if I was wrong, because he doesn't know what it means. In fact I STILL don't think he knows what it means.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Andy Upload Woes

So I got some footage of Andy recorded yesterday for a possible couple of challenges. I went round Andy's house to get the data zipped and placed on my trusty USB card but three times, THREE TIMES Andy buggered it up by using other processes on the PC at the same time.
I did say, "Andy, we're trying to process VIDEO".

Instead he thinks something along the lines of, "great, I'll start up Microsoft Flight Simulator"...

So I still don't have that footage to even look at.

*sigh*

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

DAK Episode 1 First Response Video

I'm proud to announce here that DAK has had its first response video. Hopefully not the last. After all, the intention of the series was always to open the doors to the public and let them get involved somehow. Be it by way of responses or asking questions for Andy.

Here's Lory

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Other uses for "Bob"

In Episode 1, I challenge Andy to come up with more uses for the word "BOB". He mentioned it being a name, sort of...
Anyway, here's more answers that I would have accepted. Bear in mind, I challenged him to find only three:
  • The old English currency, e.g. "A bob and a shilling."
  • A woman's haircut.
  • Movement of buoyancy in water.
  • I even would have accepted "No siree Bob" the popular old American saying.
Just to show you how do-able it actually is.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Photos Of Andy

You recognize these as some of the photos from the collage. Here is a small selection of some of them on their own.

These were taken in Andy's bedroom not many days after filming the first footage that you've seen by now. Taken 18 Dec 2009.

Filmed on a Sony Handycam, via memory stick.













Thursday, 14 January 2010

Duz Andy Know Episode One

First of all I would like to apologise for taking a while to write on here I have been quite busy lately.Yes Duz Andy Know Episode One well I remember agreeing to this crazy idea that rob had to put me online and now I have seen episode one the reality has really hit me and to be honest it has made me feel a little awkward but I'm seeing past that now. I'm not stupid I'm just not that knowledgeable about things so please try and be nice to me :-) hehe. With the filming that was quite a lot of fun and it was quite exciting this was going online. I was quite anxious about what rob was going to ask me but I knew I would probably get most of them wrong anyway hehe I just saw the funny side to it as they say if you don't laugh you cry hehe. I hope all of you guys out there are enjoying Duz Andy Know Episode One and your have something to look forward too this Sunday coming as I have seen rob is putting another episode up online so please take a look on Sunday rob has showed me a preview it even made me laugh yes at myself lol. Yes so I'm sure rob will have some more footage from the filming before and he has told me about something today which sounded interesting for the future. So keep watching I think you're probably think Episode two is quite possibly more funny. I was actually quite worried about the scene in their because I was worried I may come across wrong it was just me being under pressure hehe :-) your see it was so do with my personal preference the question I was asked by rob ;-) hehe. So keep watching I'm sure you'll find it gets better and better and as rob has told me he is coming up with new ideas :-).

bye bye for now :-)

Coming This Sunday - Episode 2

You can look forward to Episode 2 appearing on YouTube and here this Sunday.

This episode will focus on Andy's spelling...remember he does not suffer from dyslexia.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

About Moronic

HAHA OMG. I was updating my Facebook account to post the 'Andy Half Alseep' article to my contacts list and look what the security words came up as. Quality!


Half Asleep

Andy had his first screening of Episode 2 tonight. He says he was impressed with the editing. Although, I don't think he "got" a lot of the humour.

When all the proper spellings of the words came up on screen, I noticed almost a spark of realisation, of awakeness about him, but that was short lived because he had to concentrate on the screen for more than 2 minutes.

Mine and his friends theory on this is that he gets so bored being Andy, being inside himself, that he goes to sleep internally - we think.

That or it's as if he's never truly awake. Like life is one long dream in his sleep walking vagueness that he calls reality.

Next Footage In Hand

I went round to Andy's this evening and wrestled with his Windows 7 Operating System until it allowed me to take home my Episode 3 dailies upload on my overheating USB stick.

Work will commence when I'm ready and refreshed.

Teaser Screenshots From Episode 2...



Andy Post Soon...Andy's Brain - Analysis 101

Andy himself was meant to have posted something on here already, but he probably hasn't gotten his lazy arse round to doing it. My apologies. I'm sure he will...soon.

As Andy sees it, if there's a series about him, he wants to be present to make sure nothing untrue is said and defend his mental ability (now that I have to see).

Basically, his friends and I believe him to have a brain with the equivalent mass of a hamster, except a hamster at least keeps active on its wheel...and some of us believe the hamster powering Andy's brain has long died from depression at his stupidity and the odd thought that comes out, does so only when the wind happens to come in through his ear and blows the wheel to turn a little.

LOL @ Contextual Advert

One of the contextual adverts from google on this webpage made me laugh just now. Here's what it says:
Educational Psychologist


Assessments and advice to maximise your child's academic potential.
There was another great one too:
Child Learning Disorders


Audiblox corrects the deficits that cause learning disabilities.
It's one of the reasons I actually like these sort of adverts, as they in themselves are comedy.
Just to remind everyone. There's nothing wrong with Andy. He has no disability and doesn't have dyslexia...remember that comment when you see Episode 2.

Episide 2 News

I got hold of another chunk of dailies and took them into the cutroom. I was joined by Lory Cozens as Assistant Editor.


Episode 2 is basically complete. However, I do want Episode 1 to live out there a little longer before the next release. I can state this on the record right now though. The comedic quality in this episode, far surpasses that of the first one. Just wait and see.

Monday, 11 January 2010

Thoughts On Editing It

This being my first time editing this project, there was a lot of new technology to learn. I'm reasonably happy with the results - in trying to achieve the images that were in my head. You can drive yourself barmy with that pursuit, nomatter what your creative field might be!

I'm not all that naturally gifted when it comes to technological applications. It takes me five or six times longer than it would an editor to figure out the same way to make the programme do what I want it to do. My flair is more in the field of the composition itself, e.g. directing, writing. I know what I want an editing suite to do, but discovering how to make it do it is a whole different animal. There was and is a whole lot of things to learn with editing programmes.

Essentially, the footage is one piece of video from a stationary angle (so far), interview composition. You have to be careful that you don't let that footage become boring. I got around this by adding text into the image - speaking the internal thoughts of the interviewer (me) - this will act as your narrative that runs alongside the interview and will aid you in learning about Andy from someone who has known him for a long time.

The other thing I did was to have the questions - when asked - cut to a black screen with yellow "Andy" writing on it to give a refreshing visual stimulus for the viewer. It's also another opportunity to use the thematic colours and font that tie all of the text and representation in this series together.

The theme is black background, yellow writing and purple secondary writing.

I'm really happy with the timing of my events and cuts, to best represent the pacing I'm trying to achieve. The above-mentioned text additions all contribute to the pacing, funnily enough.

Duz Andy Know? - Episode One - Elzy-Bob

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Andy Is Now A Contributor!

I just want to let you know, Andy has now joined the site as a contributor. He will have the full facilty to make posts on here.

He agreed to join when he realised that he might have to prove he's not stupid...and to see what people are saying. He's quite curious.

One more thing to note. Please don't be surprised if Andy's grammar and spelling is a bit off in his posts. He has reading and writing issues and will be very often using speech recognition softrware to communicate his sentences via microphone. Because of this mechanical element, there is often the chance of text input going wrong. Hehe. So now you'll know why, if it does.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Promotional Andy Collage

When I asked Andy if he liked collages, he answered that higher education can only be a good thing...

So here's a collage I compiled of Andy, for promotional use and wallpapers.

And So It Begins

Welcome one and all,  to those interested in viewing the videos of Andy. Plus by viewing at this site you'll have access to special extras, getting closer to the man himself in a way that even the videos can't.

I'm Robert, a good friend of Andy and the series creator.

If Andy himself ever has anything productive to say, you can bet he'll be saying it right here, on the wall. Of course, I'll be making updates here too, just like this one.

This site is dedicated to the one and only Andy.

Concept: I will be filming my long time friend Andy Alford, throwing a number of questions and challenges at him ranging from relatively simple to downright easy. I'll be making the series to prove his shocking ignorance in so many fields! Truly I'm amazed by it and I feel that others might be. Therefore, this was screaming to become a series.

You can also view the show's YouTube page here -> http://www.youtube.com/user/DuzAndyKnow

Disclaimer: The subject of this series of videos is 100% genuinely the way he appears. He is not acting and nothing is staged.

Andy has no medically recognized form of retardation or other learning disability.
He has never been diagnosed with any sort of mental illness or impairment other than anxiety.
Andy's current state is a result of being lazy, ignorance and a disinterest in life to pay attention to anything around him. What I'm essentially trying to explain is that you can laugh at this and not worry about feeling guilty.

He is in full agreement with filming this series and he fully understands the nature and tone of this series.

'Duz Andy Know?' title and concept are copyright of the owner Robert James Freemantle - 2009-2010
 
You can follow my own personal creative blog here --> http://robert-james-freemantle.blogspot.com/