Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Avengers - Trailer 2



A new The Avengers trailer is out...and it looks good...

If you want to watch it in better quality then click here

Brave "The Prize" Trailer



Brave is the newest film from Pixar. This looks different from the other films dealing with real people rather than toys or monsters, but as with every Pixar film it is the story that matters.

"Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse."

The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius


The Artist - Michel Hazanavicius from Joe LaMattina on Vimeo.

It won loads of Oscars and audiences complained that it was a silent film, and yes I haven't seen it. Every year the Oscars hold less and less interest for me as I know fewer and fewer of the films.

Anyways, here is a profile of Michel Hazanavicius, the director of The Artist.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Snow Spirals Two


Snow Spirals Two from Beauregard, Steamboat Aerials on Vimeo.

a second visit to the snow...

Snow Circles


Snow Circles from Beauregard, Steamboat Aerials on Vimeo.

This is so cool...art on a massive scale...

a few questions jumped to mind; firstly how do you keep an idea of the bigger picture? how does it all fit together in the artist's head? how do you keep the circles looking so uniform in the spacing between the lines?

How pissed off would you be if someone was out with their dog...

Dr Grordbort Presents: The Deadliest Game


Dr Grordbort Presents: The Deadliest Game from Media Design School on Vimeo.

Dr Grordbort Presents: The Deadliest Game is a live action CGI film...sort of like Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow...except shorter and better...and less Jude Law...

This film was made by 22 students from the Media Design School in Auckland and is based on the sci-fi world of Dr Grordbort created by writer and artist Greg Broadmore from Weta Workshop. It is a mixture of old fashioned Victorian explorers and monster from Journey to the Center of the Earth and it looks great. A very impressive final result and a great short film...

Monday, February 27, 2012

The City of Samba


The City of Samba from Jarbas Agnelli on Vimeo.

The City of Samba is a timelapse of the Rio Carnaval done using tilt shift. If you haven't seen tilt shift before it basically makes everything look like miniature models. It gives it a feel of a stop motion type effect with tiny models or people or anything else you happen to photograph.

I think I like the Stormtroopers and the velociraptors best of all...

Friday, February 24, 2012

Everlong - Foo Fighters Piano Cover



Everlong is a great song...a tough one as well, especially when bands try and cover it...it's just one of those songs that is hard to get right, hard to match the energy of the original...if you do it amazingly then you are a winner, do it anything less than that and you suck...like a dyson...

just watch it and see for yourself...

This Is My Home


This Is My Home from Mark on Vimeo.

This guy is a hoarder. If your home gets mistaken for an antiques shop then you know you have a lot of stuff...

A Pinhole Movie Project


stenop.es from Romain A on Vimeo.

"This video is a part of a pinhole movie project based on the principle of the Camera Obscura. An apartment is completely darkened. A hole is made in a window, letting lights from outside coming in. Projections are taking place everywhere inside.‬"

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The news brought to you by the BBC



Cassetteboy vs The News is a mashup. Twisting the words of the newsreader totally out of context.

Public Service Announcement - Google Web History

Hands up if you have ever heard of Google Web History...anyone...i hadn't until earlier today when I found the following link

How to Remove Your Google Search History Before Google's New Privacy Policy Takes Effect

"On March 1st, Google will implement its new, unified privacy policy, which will affect data Google has collected on you prior to March 1st as well as data it collects on you in the future. Until now, your Google Web History (your Google searches and sites visited) was cordoned off from Google's other products. This protection was especially important because search data can reveal particularly sensitive information about you, including facts about your location, interests, age, sexual orientation, religion, health concerns, and more. If you want to keep Google from combining your Web History with the data they have gathered about you in their other products, such as YouTube or Google Plus, you may want to remove all items from your Web History and stop your Web History from being recorded in the future."

Well, it is as easy as it sounds, and I was being tracked constantly for who knows how long. Regardless of clearing out your cache or deleting your web history in your browser, if you are logged into Google and haven't turned of your web history, every website you have visited since a long time ago will have been saved.

So get spring cleaning...


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Everything is a Remix


Everything is a Remix Part 4 from Kirby Ferguson on Vimeo.

Everything is a Remix part 4 is a look at copyright and intellectual property. It explains why copyright and patents were introduced and how they have evolved to what we know today. 

In today's climate, where we are constantly hearing about SOPA and ACTA and other threats to our internet world, this film makes you think about some of the reasons behind these policies and what needs to be done to change them. 

Everything is a Remix Series:

The Song Remains the Same


The Elements of Creativity


Lego Millennium Falcon Stop Motion Assembly in 3D


Lego Millennium Falcon Stop Motion Assembly 3d from Francisco Prieto on Vimeo.

This is incredible.

"Assembly of the Lego set 10179 from Star Wars Ultimate collector series in stop motion in 3d. Created using 3ds max and V-ray. A very long work over 3 years, modelling all the pieces by myself. and rendered frame by frame."

The patience and time that has gone into making this video is just astounding. Watch it and see for yourself.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman



This has taken me years...I wrote the song back in 2006, originally it was all electronica and no real instruments. I started the video at the back end of last year, mainly because I was bored. It was a Sunday, I had nothing better to do so I figured, why not. Not sure why I chose Full Metal Jacket to pick to pieces but it was fun. Gunnery Sergeant Hartman is an awesome character and he has some awesome lines...anyways enjoy

Sunday, February 19, 2012

London Day Six - Going down to South Park...

So, our last day was spent in South Park playing on the slides and zip wires, but no swings. The swings were padlocked up and totally unusable. We had fun playing on the trampolines and the random fitness equipment that seems like it was built for giants. We played tag and I lost, then we went home to Leipzig.









Friday, February 17, 2012

London Day Five - The Doctor Who Experience

Luckily we got to go to The Doctor Who Experience before it went back to Cardiff. It was a long enough journey to get to Kensington from the outskirts of Essex, let alone getting all the way to Cardiff...

















London Day Four - A Family Day

Day Four was spent at home with my nephew making, playing and going to Lidl. Luckily we saw a cat which made someone very happy...










Thursday, February 16, 2012

London Day Three - Bolly and the footie

A quiet camera day...a few pictures of Bolly the large Rottweiler and a trip to Upton Park. I fully intended to take more pictures at the football but kept getting distracted...



 West Ham vs Southampton at Upton Park