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“Mjollnir” video shows (probably) hundreds of Thor’s Hammers, including mine

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Here’s a compilation video from Manuel Velasco featuring more (uncredited) depictions of Thor’s Hammer, in just about every possible medium, than you can shake a goat-drawn chariot at. My version shows up at 7:10, followed by someone’s rather crude copy of it. At 4:41 you can also see some brave fellow’s back where my Mjolnir has become a very large tattoo.

At least Velasco’s blog post links back to me; but feel for all those artists and craftspeople whose work is there to be enjoyed, but not known.

[tags]thor’s hammer, mjolnir, mjollnir, video, motion graphics[/tags]

3 responses to ““Mjollnir” video shows (probably) hundreds of Thor’s Hammers, including mine
Kristen says:
July 21st, 2011 at 11:04 am

Something similar happened to me a while back, but I was able to contact the person using my art and straighten things out. (noticed that on his web page he was also hot linking to your image.) *sigh*

Manuel Velasco says:
July 21st, 2011 at 11:32 am

I’m the editor of the video, composed of about 250 images. This video is done without any profit motive, only for my viking blog, which will see for hundreds of fans of Nordic themes of Spain and South America. If there are authors who want their name on my blog, below the video, with minute and second you see your drawing, let me know. If someone wants to remove his illustration, let me know.

Bradley W. Schenck says:
July 21st, 2011 at 12:30 pm

I don’t have any problem at all with this kind of use, which is pretty innocent, compared with most of what I’ve seen (and it’s very well done, too).

What bothers me is that you’ve collected and displayed, as you say, over 200 works by other people, all within your own production, without giving any kind of acknowledgment to them – and to say now that it’s their own responsibility to contact you in order to be credited is, I have to say, despicable.

How many of them will even know that their work has been used here?

It isn’t their responsibility: it was yours, and you chose to ignore that. It would have been fairly easy to compile the credits as you collected these works and created the video; it would probably be very difficult to do so now.

So I suppose what I’m saying is that you’ve created a very nice production, but you’ve still got some things to figure out about how that should be done with something like integrity.

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