Take ten minutes to watch this award-winning short film written and directed by Victor Carrey. It will make you want to write and direct films! It reminds me of Paul Thomas Anderson's wonderful Magnolia (1999) spliced with the whimsy of a Wes Anderson movie. Enjoy.
I recently started playing (and subsequently recently completed) The Last of Us. Which was a rather intense, emotional video game experience. I loved it. But I saw this news post that caught my attention: (This game is a one console exclusive too - Imagine it cross platform)
The Last of Us (video game) beat Man of Steel money wise on the opening weekend.
As you'll be aware, Tom & Jordan are busy completing the animation to be projected at the Brubeck Concert at the Civic Hall on July 12th. I've been asked to confirm how many of you would like to attend the concert, as I can get tickets organised + even a minibus! If you could confirm if you want a ticket by way of leaving a comment on this post as soon as possible, that would be great. Many thanks!
I was fully prepared to hate this movie on principle - I mean come on - but discovered to my growing disquiet that I was rather charmed by the faux-stopmotion CGI and the meta-gags. The LEGO Movie - harmless fun, or another symptom of our cultural bankruptcy and enslavement by mega-corporations?
Okay - this wasn't a 'speed paint' exactly - this took me about an hour, and I can honestly say that I'm as surprised by the result of this challenge as anyone! It's all gone a bit Chris Foss! I need to share with you that my spaceship (my 'Hulk' of the Star Flotilla Salamis) began life by me nicking the image of a Greek statue in keeping with Simon's theme, multiplying it, deforming it and then pulling it into some semblance of perspective and then... well, all at once, it was this! Everything you think you're seeing on that space-craft - the texture, the structure etc. - came about through 'not drawing' anything! Photoshop is witchcraft after all!
With a fair few of my class mates working with Butch Auntie this summer I thought I'd share where CG Light-shows are going now as an industry. I have been walking past this show every morning for 2 weeks and for the first time, remembered to look it up only to find they're using Butch Auntie style projection art, rather then an elaborate set that need hundreds of stage hands to move and masses of mechanism which (thinking of my experience of watching Kerry Ellis hang off her flying device... and she wasn't going to defy gravity) can go very wrong.
The story is adapted from a novel of the same name written by Mark Haddon. The protagonist is Christopher Boone who has Aspergers Syndrome and is the narrator so the world is experienced from his perspective. The projected staging is meant to show Christopher's world and how his mathematically minded head interacts with the events that befall him.
I think it's good to see the CG art making their way into all arts now... …