Friday, March 30, 2012

Zbrush Tutorials

so there used to be easy zbrush how to tutorials. But then they got moved and are hard to fine. Digitutors has a nice easy set, up now.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Gamers Saving the IRL world

I'm glad there's some smart people out there. Article about leveraging the tenacity and creativity of gamers to come up with solutions to real world problems. Doesn't quite seem to live up to the title of the article, but it does seem like a possibility, if someone can pose the challenge in the right way that intrigues people and gets them creatively thinking then it seems possible we can leverage this human impulse to play to solve the issues that face us. Reminds me of the saying 'that if you think a single small individual can't make a difference then you have never tried to sleep with a mosquito around', it doesn't take a lot of strength it takes precise application to fulcrum points.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Succesful Alcoholics

Nice kick at the end. Decent. Bit long (1/2 hour).

Successful Alcoholics from Jordan Vogt-Roberts on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I love Sarah Jane

Although I have no desire to watch this zombie film again, I thought it was a pretty decently made one when I did see it. Strong character moments. Came to my attention again because I ran across an article talking about short films getting made into features and it was on the list.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sweet Zombie

Oh, it's by the Sunday Paper who did the light thing.


My Family and the Wolf - Headless

someone needs to give Headless a ton of money, cuz everything they do seems awesome

"MY FAMILY AND THE WOLF" teaser from Headless Productions on Vimeo.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Dubwar: First Strike

It's like a whole decade of culture compressed into 15 minutes. Sad to see how much sexually suggestive scenes are paired with violence.

What I'm really thinking about though, is what will we be watching when this feels old and slow. This trades cohesion and a linear thought for a visceral primal expression, I wonder if that could actually be channeled.

Loud screamy dubstep, maybe NSFW shots, be warned.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012


Pretty over the top. Amazing that it's real time rendered. I think the music is a huge part of the emotional arc.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wolf I Used to Be

Made by Nearly Normal TV (which my work for incomprehensible reasons is blocking the site at the moment so I can't check it out, but their vimeo page)

The Wolf I Used To Be... from Nearly Normal on Vimeo.

making of runs during the credits

*found on arte y animacion

Pixilation - Gravity - Her Morning Elegance

some fun pixilation (which is usually pretty boring)

by Filip Piskorzynski

this ones old, but apparently I never posted it

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Scriptshadow on Indiana Jones

Ran across an article on Indy. I'd been trying to figure out why we love Indiana Jones when he's an anti hero. They had some good thoughts on it.

Good at what he does (we love how cool and collected he is about dealing with deadly booby traps and swinging from his whip). The story is driven by his choices, it's not happening to him, he's deciding where we all go. He keeps getting screwed over so we sympathize with him.

Action sequences need to be about clear goals. (another article on this) Remind us of the stakes so we care. (and that video review of the same idea)

Indy can hold up against Michael Bay's cutting because the pace is built into the story. When he shows up in Cairo, suddenly he learns that the German's have a whole army working on the thing he thought he'd be able to slip in and get = less time and more challenge.

Keep exposition interesting. Indy and Marion are having a backstory conversation, but it's kept interesting because it's intercut with bad guys getting into position. (total hitchcock move)

makes me want to read more of Scriptshadows articles