Saturday, July 30, 2011
Last time it was obscure Ennio Morricone tracks from films that only Quentin Tarantino could possibly know about . I’d thought I’d update with some of the more popular and well known compositions that have made Ennio Morricone a house hold name and a film legend.
Il Buono, il Brutto, il Cattivo. (The Good, the Bad and Ugly)
L’esatsi Dell’oro (The Ectasy of Gold)
Per qualche dollaro in più (For a Few Dollars More)
Per un pugno di dollari (A Fistful of Dollars)
Once Upon a Time in America
Friday, July 29, 2011
I read the post about Sculptris and that sounds pretty good (it's also free which is always a bonus!) but would it be better to get the hang of one of the bigger programs like zbrush or mudbox and if so, which one?
I know virtually nothing about either so any help would but much appreciated! :D
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Parov Stelar aka Marcus Füreder (born November 27, 1974) is a musician who lives and works in Linz, Austria. He performs with his Band - the Parov Stelar Band - and as a DJ worldwide. Parov Stelar is the head of Etage Noir Recordings.fter experience as a DJ at nightclubs during the mid-late 1990s, Parov Stelar got involved in producing and publishing in 2000 for the first time.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
While some videos will be fine, this can be used in case you get a stupid stick figure animation playing out the song lyrics or something.
The fix is: in the embed code change the height to 25 pixels. Like so:
width="425" height="25" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/p4EVj76htYs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen
and you get:
Now you can put a tasteful image instead! Apologies if this is already widely known!
I've just finished watching Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds and had completely forgotten how good that soundtrack was. The pieces that grabbed me the most were the orchestral pieces by Ennio Morricone, an Italian composer.
"Since 1960, Morricone has scored over 400 films working with many Italian and international directors (among whom Sergio Leone, Gillo Pontecorvo, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Bernardo Bertolucci, Giuliano Montaldo, Lina Wertmuller, Giuseppe Tornatore, Brian De Palma, Roman Polanski, Warren Beatty, Adrian Lyne, Oliver Stone, Margarethe Von Trotta, Henry Verneuil, Pedro Almodovar and Roland Joffè). His most famous films include: The Battle Of Algiers; Sacco and Vanzetti; Cinema Paradiso; The Legend Of 1900, Malena; The Untouchables, Once Upon A Time In America; The Mission and U-Turn.
In his long career, Ennio Morricone has received many awards other than the Golden Lion and the Honorary Oscar, among which 8 Nastri D’argento, 5 Baftas, 5 Oscar Nominations, 7 David Di Donatello, 3 Golden Globes, 1 Grammy Award and 1 European Film Award. In the 2009 the President of the French Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy, has signed a decree appointing M° Ennio Morricone to the rank of Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honor."
Rabbia E Tarrantella
The day of the Invisible Cannibals from Beyond the Stars trailer - The Complete Edition, is finally finished. All the lost scenes were recovered from all the hard drives and painstakingly recreated digitally via a process called rendering.
I'd like to thank the B3D restoration team (that is myself and Ruben) for filling in the gaps. And lets not forget Shahbir who worked with us too, for the first incarnation of the trailer. (including the rigging of 7 characters!!!)
Note that the trailers animation has remained untouched. Instead, the new trailer has undergone some slight editing tweaks (including the sound), and includes any scenes that weren't rendered in time for the original deadline.
For those who are interested to see how different it is, the original can be seen here.
That's it from B3D studios.
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Ok, well I guess I'll be the first to start posting some inspirational artists onto the blog :D
Here's an amazing artist if your very much into instrumental/ambient/experimental types of music. I find this particular genre of music an excellent way to sink into a world of narrative based on your own interpretation of the sound, escaping lyrical confinements and allowing you to create with your mind :)
'At once uplifting and otherworldly, the music of Ulrich Schnauss combines multilayered
synthesisers with beats and ethereal vocals, serving as an aural escape route from the trappings of reality.
As Schnauss explains, ‘I’ve always used making and listening to music as a way to escape – putting on
headphones is a great way to leave reality behind for a while, reminding yourself why it still makes sense to
Here's a few examples of his pieces:
A Song About Hope
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
"Ralph Eugene Meatyard (1925-1972) attended Williams College as part of the Navy's V12 program in World War II. Following the war, he married, became a licensed optician, and moved to Lexington, Kentucky. When the first of his three children was born, Meatyard bought a camera to make pictures of the baby. Quickly, photography became a consuming interest. He joined the Lexington Camera Club, where he met Van Deren Coke, under whose encouragement he soon developed into a powerfully original photographer. Meatyard used still images to record things usually reserved for moving images, such as the motion on subjects in an otherwise solid setting, scenes part sharp and out-of-focus, children and others sometimes masked, in seemingly normal, yet oddly disquieting, situations. His photographs create a world of mystery and one concerned with the ineffability of reality."
Example, where the speed is keyed like so: 0 - 50 - 50 - 0
This is my expression.
Rear_Rim_1.rotateX = (time * Wheel_Speed_Control.RearWheelSpeed);
Rear_Rim_2.rotateX = (time * Wheel_Speed_Control.RearWheelSpeed);
Front_Rim_1.rotateX = (time * Wheel_Speed_Control.FrontWheelSpeed);
Front_Rim_2.rotateX = (time * Wheel_Speed_Control.FrontWheelSpeed);
Does anyone have any idea how I should rewrite the expression?
Saturday, July 16, 2011
"The selections in “Short Stories” are certainly closer to the worlds of art and cinema than to the usual content of television (or TV Web sites). Among the most striking is “The Deep” by PES, the working name of the New York-based animator Adam Pesapane, known for his “Human Skateboard” shoe commercial, shorts like “Western Spaghetti” and “KaBoom!” and his fireplace screen saver featuring oscillating candy corn. In “The Deep” Mr. Pesapane uses stop-motion animation to create a dreamlike, hypnotic facsimile of the ocean depths in which old metal objects — pocket knives, calipers, keys, a mesh purse, a cartridge belt — stand in for slowly moving sea creatures."
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
It looks like another absolute treat from Aardman so it's definitely something to look forward to!