Thursday, November 10, 2011


Tuesday, April 05, 2011

CAT Shotgun test

Tried to animate the C.A.T. rig that follows in Autodesks 3DS MAX 2011.

It wasn't as easy as I thought. Its a brand new system and as with everything else new, its a bit wonky at first.

I had big troubles with the hand following the barrel of the shotgun as "Link constraint" diden't work, so I hand-animated it. (also the gun is way too big for the arms, so the swivel angle of the arms flipps) The annoying thing is that C.A.T. puts a key on every link/bone made down the hierarchy, making it a bit unstable after a while. Fun test though

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Philips Daylight Window Concept Presentation

Awesome! This is a great idea. Still looks a bit clunky but still. Its a step in the right direction


Monday, March 28, 2011

Roskilde Infographics

Roskilde Infographics from Mathias von Gostomski on Vimeo.


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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Crystal Method Remix Daft Punk's 'Tron'

On April 5, Daft Punk's soundtrack for Tron: Legacy will get the full-blown remix treatment, featuring re-tweaked cuts of the orchestral-dance soundtrack by top electronic artists like Moby, Boys Noize, M83, Teddybears, Paul Oakenfold and others. We've got an exclusive premiere of standout track "The Grid," as remixed by dancefloor masters Crystal Method. Cant wait!

Daft Punk's ominous original, which the duo cut with an 85-piece orchestra and rounded out with movie dialogue from Jeff Bridges, gets revamped by the Crystal Method to sound like a club-banger for the apocalypse, with zooming synth lines that slowly get replaced by the swelling strings of the movie's main theme. Nice! And its really nice to see that crystal method is at it again. Love those guys!

Hear the song HERE


A Day Made of Glass... Made possible by Corning.

Ohh shiny future...

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

kokiriko bushi - music video

Maybe I have shown this one before but I recently found it again and it felt good! The morbidly kiddie-friendly style and high energy socked in Japanese lore (Bushi is a type of Japanese folk music genre) really makes this one stick. Not too fond of the middle parts, but I instantly forget it when the main chiptunes kicks back in. I think I watched the video so many times on loop that I know the whole skeleton dance =D

*Writes draft to next halloween*

I also recommend Hohai Bushi by the same band Omodaka ;)

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Jim Beam Ad || Willem Dafoe in "Parallels." Directed by Dante Ariola

Nicely done ad for Jim Bean and starring one of the greats


This trailer makes me want to watch Ratatouille again

Just the start at least. Just switch Luigi with the female character =D

all in all this looks to be a rathers sweet and real movie about the weird thing that we call love and how infatuated we get with it. It dosent throw famous hollywood actors, and special slapstick moments in our face but more a pure, fun and charming movie.

Ohh the french!

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Friday, February 11, 2011

The Backwater Gospel - Batchlor film from The Animation Workshop

As long as anyone can remember, the coming of The Undertaker has meant the coming of death. Until one day the grim promise fails and tension builds as the God fearing townsfolk of Backwater wait for someone to die

See it here:

I love the style! Its a great mix between "Borderlands" and "The Amazing Screw On Head" Beatifully animated and executed.

Best of luck in the future guys!

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"The Prodigies/La nuit des enfants rois" Trailer

The film, based of Bernard Lenteric’s novel of the same name (French title: La nuit des enfants rois) centers around a group of gifted teenagers whose past traumas cause them to wreak havoc against the world, and the one person capable of putting a stop to their revenge.

Synopsis : "When we're together the world will be our thank you. This will be the night, the long Prodigies ... "

They are five, living across the United States. Five geniuses, adolescents with an intelligence capable of handling the incredible mind of others. Jaffar has Jimbo same abilities and looks like its always been. Through the multinational his adoptive father, Killianetworks, Jimbo finally managed to find them and bring them together. When children are victims of a violent assault in Central Park begins for the five gifted a new era of violence and revenge. The era of Prodigies. Then comes the time for Jimbo to choose: the stability of the adult world, or the destructive rage that has never really left since adolescence...

While not as detailed or polished as modern CGI productions, the cell-shaded/previz look has a unique style and is among the key elements that has me so pumped to check out the finished film. The animation and shear energy in the cinematography also helps also. I for once love a different style and who better to do this then the french ;)

This is the first feature from Antoine Charreyron, who perviosly directed games such as "Wet" (Eliza Dushku) and Wheelman (Vin Diesel), both over-the-top action video games

Seriously. It looks like Killer 7 meets Inception on acid. How can you not love that?

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Crysis 2 MP Looks Amazingly Addictive!

I'm not a fan of online games. Those who knows me have heard this countless times. Its true. I tested some mmo-games out. Anarchy Online/Planetside but Ive always favored single players games since they are more story-driven, better character interactions and least of not all. Have better animations!

Ive had my online feasts at times with, SOF2, CS, Jedi knight, UT, Trackmanina, Fear Combat but this was mostly at LAN. Crysis 2 seams to really appeal to me with the incredible graphic, sophisticated dynamic gameplay with suit powers that change on the fly. I can see that its going for a really addictive play-style with the point system ala COD/MW so Ill properly devote some time on this one and brush the dust of my trigger finger ;)

Video Games | Crysis 2 | Multiplayer Progression Part 1: The Nanosuit HD
Xbox 360 | PlayStation 3 | Nintendo Wii | PC Games

ps: love sort of similar "crackdowns narrator" in this one

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Shogun 2 total war cg trailer

One of my very first RTS games was Shogun from Creative Assembly. I loved that game and played it to death! The other ones after (rome/napoleon) just couldest reach up to the excellence to the shogun, this coupled with my deep interest in the style/battle tactis and mentality of the asian battlefields made me skip the other ones from CA.. And so it stayed until this year when they released that they would make Shogun 2

Video Games | Total War: Shogun 2 | Warriors' Honor Trailer HD
Xbox 360 | PlayStation 3 | Nintendo Wii | PC Games

CG shorts are interesting and sets the tone well for the series (despite the cliche action/battle story, which also looks speed up at moments?) and I cannot wait until the gameplay videos starts rolling in

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

This commercial blows my mind...

I love the actress in this one. Amazingly animated and tempered


The TV Commercial titled "House" was done by Euro Rscg Adwork advertising agency for for Panasonic in Indonesia. It was released in the April 2008.


Thursday, January 06, 2011

Mia Doi Todd "Open Your Heart" - directed by Michel Gondry

Inspired by a trip to the aquarium perhaps?

Small insight can be found here


Saturday, January 01, 2011

VOTD: Back To The Future Part 1 & 2 Scene Comparison

Back to the Future: Part II opens with the ending scene from the first movie. But anyone who has seen the movie more than once will know that the sequence was completely reshot. I’m sure there are a multitude of reasons why they didn’t just use the same footage, including the fact that Claudia Wells, who played Marty McFly’s girlfriend Jennifer Parker in the original film, had been recast with 1980′s movie hottie Elizabeth Shue. Also, the movie was shot nearly five years later, so they probably wanted Marty and Doc’s appearances to seem consistant with the rest of the film. But even then, they needed to try to make the reshot sequence look almost exactly the same as what was shown in the original film. The “a rejuvenation clinic” excuse Doc gives Marty once they arrive in 2015 was likely a excuse to get rid of the old man make-up Christopher Lloyd was forced to wear in the 1985 scenes of the original film.

Justin Taormina has put together a video comparing this repeated sequence. - source

Sunday, December 12, 2010

14 Actors Acting

The Michael Douglas one, was really quite extraordinary. Just the passion and sadness. Incredible. I also loved Noomie Rapace`s vid but mostly because of the music.

I dug the Vincent Cassel, Lesley Manville and James Franco videos as well. Great stuff for animation reference

14 actors acting

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"Thought of You" Animated Music video

Thought of You from Ryan J Woodward on Vimeo.

Really beautiful timing and weight in this one.


Now this should be a Ipad app!

Guy designs a computer and its software to resemble the interface from star trek video



EL GUINCHO | Bombay from MGdM | Marc Gómez del Moral on Vimeo.

Oh beautiful life :)


Thursday, December 09, 2010

"Real steel" trailer with Hugh Jackman

"A boxing drama set in the near-future where 2,000-pound robots that look like humans do battle. Based on the highly popular kids game" Director: Shawn Levy, Stars: Hugh Jackman, Kevin Durand and Evangeline Lilly

What do you think? The Raging Bull of the 20th century? Im not at all interested in the premise. This is based on the "rock-em-sock-em" game that I've never played..

I hope that they treat the robots as real characters.. Just hope they don't go the transformes way ("Whats cracking... this seem to look like a fine planet to kick it")

I`le be fine with the robots being really simple and naive. Thought the training sequence was nais though. Hoping for more of that


Mad God Teaser Trailer

Phil Tippett are creating a stop-motion film with the artists at Tippett Studio.. Looks extremely smooth for a stop-motion. Not sure about the story but with visual like this, who needs story.



Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Jimmy Fallon, Zach G & Fake Arms

Zach Galifianakis was on Jimmys show a couple of weeks ago and the two pretended to look back on their days working together on a Canadian soap opera called “Jacob’s Patience,” and the gag is that Galifianakis, because he’s a diva, refused to act with his own arms. (He takes arm safety very seriously.)

The video’s below, and while it runs long at eight minutes, it’s still worth it to watch them try to play pool with mannequin arms.

Yeah, its dumb but its still funny =P


Klaxons - Twin Flames

The new Klaxons video is disturbing.. Disturbingly interesting that is.. Treating the flesh as rubber and playing with the human shape and anatomy. Creepy and weird but I cant look away!

Think they got their inspiration from Brian Yuzna's Society from 1990?


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It's like your there!!

Too bad its not a better concert

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Cassius - I Love U So

Nifty idea, and killer song as well

Cassius - I Love U So
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Arthur Christmas Poster and info

(His sweater is missing some reindeer`s running around his upper-chest)

James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, and Ashley Jensen, have joined the voice cast of the 3D, CG-animated family comedy, Arthur Christmas. The highly anticipated film, produced by Aardman Animations for Sony Pictures Animation, is slated for release November 23, 2011.

The plot
Set on Christmas night, the story of Arthur Christmas at last reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child’s question: ‘So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?’ The answer: Santa’s exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the heart of the film is a story with the ingredients of a Christmas classic – a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns.

Good grief.. Highly anticipated? Might be good. I still think fondly of "Flushed down" and beeing a huge Aardman fan, they might do good on the story. The poster is truly a teaser and dosent really say anything about the feel, other then the unlikely goofy hero with a heart of gold steps up.. Who knows. Might be fun

PS: Havent Ive seen that face before? Oh, thats right...

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Friday, November 12, 2010

L.A. Noire Explores The Subtleties of Crime With Nuanced, Digital Actors

I've always been bothered by how out of sync, how unreal, digital actors look in video games. That's exacerbated in the sorts of games they expect you to read anything into the folks you run into in a game.

Imagine trying to tell if someone is lying to you when they're wearing an ill-fitting rubber mask. That's essentially the issue with most dialog-heavy video games, until now. If Rockstar is to be believed, this is a game created to "render every subtlety and nuance of an actor's facial expressions and emotions."

Why does that matter? Because in L.A. Noire you play a detective in the Los Angeles of the 1940s. Rockstar says the game has you trying to solve crimes through a "blend of classic action, clue-finding and interrogation, allowing players to analyze every subtle nuance of an actor's performance in order to get to the truth."

If they can do it, if these aren't just canned animations, then L.A. Noire could become an important piece of interactive fiction. More importantly, it could be one of the first games that allows you to use some of the real-world skills investigators tap into to solve crime.

Video Games | L.A. Noire | Debut In-Game Trailer HD
XBox 360 | Playstation 3 | Nintendo Wii

It's worth pointing out that the game will include Mad Men's Aaron Stanton as lead officer, Cole Phelps, Fringe's John Noble, and a cast of "esteemed actors," working alongside director Michael Uppendahl (Mad Men), according to Rockstar.

L.A. Noire is due out this coming spring.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Now, this is Oscar worthy!


Nooo, Parker Posey! Great, and interesting careerer`s is the other way!


I love Parker Posey, but this is really a step back.. Im basing this entirely on the lame ass "american pie" poster with the incredibley sucky tagline.. Even if this is a joke, its a bad taste one..

Update: I found a trailer.. This is not good... *tripple-sight*


Hate/Love from CRUSH

Hate/Love from CRUSH on Vimeo.

Created by the Leo Burnett Agency in Toronto, "This is the opening created for the 2010 Advertising and Design Club of Canada (ADCC) Awards. The film taps into an insight we think every creative feels - love for the business when things are going well, and hate, when things aren't."

This video seems to sum up the duality of corporate world and the two sided emotions many feel working within the environment. If you cannot relate to the video, consider yourself one of the lucky few.


Monday, November 08, 2010

I guess being dead dont really mean anything nowdays

MJ has produced a new album apparently.. Or at least the recordlables have... Sounds all-right I guess


Wizzdesign presents The Thunderclaps - Tudor Petru - Incredible music video

France continues to kill it in the music video world as seen in this latest piece of greatness, an un-offical video for The Thunderclaps called Tudor Petru. In collaboration with WIZZ, this animation collective are still students at the powerhouse that is Gobelins.

Having worked with WIZZ on Jesus 2000 last year, they came in with their footage and camped out for two months to create one of the more captivating and energetic pieces of live-action and 2D mixed-media we have ever seen. It also gave me tons of AKIRA associations. Incredible timing and weight on the animation throughout. I wished more movies and games understood this consept

TODOR & PETRU from CRCR on Vimeo.

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Rye Rye - Sunshine ft. M.I.A.

M.I.A has made the right choice to focus on her new protege, Baltimore rapper/dancer Rye Rye cause this is funkysweet!

Check out the first vid here:

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tron: Daft Punk Music + Poster

Check out the first release from the new TRON sound track, "Derezzed."

Tron: Daft Punk Music Montage

Trailer Park Movies | Myspace Video

Amazingly I dident love this song immediately which is kinda odd since I swallowed almost everything else that they`ve given me =D

Took a couple of repeats for it to sneak under my skin. Its still not on par with the other stuff they`ve made for the movie (I know, Ive bookmarked the songs on youtube =D) but this is also more like the way Daft Punk scoring a Tron movie would sound like I guess

Im going to the sneak peak extravaganza the suits call "Tron day" Similar to Avatar, they are going to show 23 min of footage from the upcoming movie. I sadly don't really care for the story or characters in this one. Im all in for the effects and having a good time at the cinemas. (Looking forward to watch a real 3d movie for once.. Not this up-converted crap)

The original Tron was the one to really push me into working within the CG business and is still one of my beloved, yet flawed movie that I always can curl up with after a long day or on a rainy afternoon.

The old one live on sheer nostalgic feel, the fast editing and what people thought computers looked like inside. Its was really a original tale when it first came out and had the likes of Jeff Bridges, Bruce Boxleitner, David Warner, Cindy Morgan to back up the light yet warm story elements..

Its light-cycle race is still, to this date, something people still recall as a genuine fun and immersive memory.. I wonder if they are even going to try and top that in the new one. I hope not, but the marketing and hollywood sense says otherwise

The new one looks to have been thoroughally upgraded into the dark and slick and the more flamboyant "reloaded" style.. Which I don't mind at all. If the rest is good that's a plus.

I've decided a long time ago that I will love this no matter what anyhoo =)

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Really cool helmet designs

I was checking out helmets when I came across this:

Im stuck between the watermelon and the asshead.. Choices, choices

See more here


Vincenzo Natali shortfilm 1997 "Elavated"

"Elevated" is a 1997 short film directed by Vincenzo Natali and co-written by him and Karen Walton, who also participated in the writing of Ginger Snaps.

Elevated is a phenomenal short film. A true horror-thriller, it employs a simple gimmick. The entirety of the film takes place on an elevator (kind of like my other favorite movies: Cube, Hard candy, Phonebooth, Buried, Nothing). From such a simple premise a remarkable amount of tension and horror is derived, delivered by a surprisingly diverse and dramatic shooting style in addition to excellent performances. The film begins with a woman and a man sharing an elevator at the end of the day. They are going down when a building security guard joins them. Covered in blood, he commandeers the elevator and sets it to go to the very top of the building. From there a tense psychological battle joins, as the security guard—not the most trustworthy of figures with his manic, panicked behavior, tries to convince the others that going down is not such a good idea.

Watch the short here:

Elevated de Vinecenzo Natali
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Great use of stereotypes and characterisation as well as enviroment. Give this guy more money!

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Friday, October 22, 2010

Only in Japan

Haha... Gorillaz did do the same but its way easier to ragg about unknown Jpop =D

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Watch: Exit Through the Gift Shop

If you’ve got an hour + I highly suggest you watching Bansky’s directorial debut Exit Through the Gift Shop which is airing free online because…that’s just how the internet seems to be these days.

Exit Through the Gift Shop may look and act like a mocumentary being all smoke and mirrors but it is a highly provocative mirror we look into, one that raises a ton of questions about the commercialization of art and even about the authenticity of the documentary form itself. Interesting film indeed


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