To the delight of Conan O’Brien fans, it was announced last year by Team Coco that every clip from “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” would soon be available in one place online. With the original launch date of January behind us, the new plan has emerged: Clips will be uploaded in phases to the Team Coco website, the first of which, “Conan 25: The Remotes,” is coming next Monday, March 25. More than 350 offsite segments will be included.
Here’s how the painstaking process works: “First, we take this shitty tape my brother Neil recorded off his TV and convert it to DVD. Then the DVD is converted to a 3D IMAX film, which we then screen for a hip-hop dance squad who transform it into a bomb-ass routine” explains O’Brien in a new video as visual aides accompany this elaborate transformation. “An artist then watches the dance and reinterprets that into a surrealist oil painting, which is viewed by a cat wearing a motion-capture suit while a computer converts its movements into a digital wireframe.”
It doesn’t end there: “The digital wireframe is transformed into computer animation, a Hanna-Barbera cartoon, then anime and claymation, a DVD of which is converted back to VHS. And finally, that tape is run through an algorithm that converts claymation to live-action and uploads it to the internet.” We truly live in the future, dear readers.
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As for phase two, here’s what you can expect: “a collection of the best comedy sketches, featuring fan-favorites like ‘In the Year 2000’ and ‘Staring Contests’ and a quarter century of characters like Masturbating Bear, Pimpbot 5000 and more.” No announce date for that has been announced as of yet.