TV Bini is a creator of videos for cats, they attract hundreds of feline viewers around the world, they are designed to give your feline some fun when you are busy working on your computer…all you need is a second screen beside you :)
My name is Bini. It’s actually a nickname I’ve had since I was a little girl. I’ve always had a close affinity to animals ever since I was a child—especially animals that are unwanted and put up for adoption.My hobbies started with photography and evolved to film and digital arts. I am self-
I adopted a kitten named Nicki when he was 3 months old. He was a beautiful black kitten with a cute white spot under his neck. I’ve learned a lot from taking care of him. You see, Nicki was emotionally traumatised and needed special love and attention… and lots of patience. I had other cats growing up but Nicki was a special one. In the beginning, Nicki was very shy and fearful, and mistrustful of people. Over time he improved, however he was never able to fully recover from his past experiences. I was the only one he truly bonded with. What I noticed was that his real personality shined during my one-
‘I remember entertaining Nicki by moving the cursor
on the computer screen…’
It, probably was… Nicki and I were best friends for 12 years. He passed away years ago before the time of YouTube. I remember entertaining Nicki by moving the cursor on the computer screen and he loved this interaction.
Years later, I saw funny videos of cats playing iPad games or watching television and realized that videos are an additional playtime tool that provides the sights and sound stimulation for cats. Creating videos for cats was a natural fit for combining my love of cats and my interest in digital arts.
I mostly film the bird and squirrel videos from my backyard using a Nikon DSLR camera. I also try to film from different locations during my travels such as the beach, zoos, and aquariums.
For the video animations, I use a combination of Photoshop and Illustrator to create the characters and combine the animated sequence on a motion program. The final output is completed in Final Cut Pro.
‘I first hand sketch a mouse on paper…
final creation can take 1 or 2 days’
The most challenging for me is the animation videos because each has to start with an inspiration. Once I have an idea of what I want to create (a mouse, for example), I first hand sketch a mouse on paper and digitise the final mouse image on the computer. I love the process but it does take some time. However, the actual time it takes from paper to final creation can take 1 or 2 days.
I created my YouTube channel sometime around August 2014. Currently, I have about 100 videos. I still can’t believe that my TVBINI channel has almost 1.5 million views and close to 3000 subscribers. I had no expectation when I started that it would get this popular. I am absolutely overwhelmed and grateful for the support of my subscribers and viewers. It is them, and especially the cats they love, that motivate me to continue to produce these videos.
LOL! It is so true that cats love mice because the most popular are the animated Catching Mice videos. And fish! Catching Koi Fish is also popular.
I do the filming and animations myself. I’m so glad to have this as a hobby. I truly enjoy the creative process.
Yes. My website at www.tvbini.com has all the videos as well as original blog articles and other features including Furry Friends, which is a section where I feature cat reactions to my videos.
There have been many requests to offer the videos for sale as DVDs or digital downloads. I am considering making this option available in the future.
YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu2uMM4Kv-
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