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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