There are good photographs, there are great photographs and then there is this. Pictures like that of astronaut Charles M. Duke, help remind us of what we’re capable of and what we must always strive for – greatness.
While there are many movie genres and even more sub-genres, few mashups come close to the brilliance of combining zombie/horror + western. One exception is the 1973 classic Westworld, which combined western and terror/horror.
So my career as a virtuoso bassist hasn’t quite panned out… but luckliy i can now make films for virtuoso basists. This piece was a blast to put together. Animated zombie western, what’s not to love? Big ups to Les and ATO for letting me run wild with this one…
…With legs raised like a lustful woman,
Burning and sweating poisons,
It spread open, nonchalant and scornful,
Its belly, ripe with exhalations…
Split Screen is a love story about two beautiful cities – Paris & New York. Shot entirely on a Nokia N8, the video is essentially a side by side comparison of the two cities, their inhabitance and the energy they both possess. Winner of the Nokia Short Competition 2011.
Add Ricky Gervais to the set of ‘Sesame Street’ and you come up with outrageous comedy.
So in a couple hours I will fly to Cottonwood, Arizona (where?) to help my dad and cousin pack up the things of my late aunt Melody Winters, who was a musician and seeker. It’s going to be interesting to walk away from all this noise and get back to the reality of loss that this is all about. My heart goes out to everyone dealing with death on any level, especially that vicious assassin cancer. Got to remember that life is transitory and temporary. “Oh my god, it’s a mirage”. Thanks again to everyone out there for feelin’ our little home movie. RIP MCA!
Here’s just some of the amazing creations people have been involved in for 2012 – globally. Kind of renews my hope in humanity…..at least for the next 3 minutes and seven seconds…
“The Aokigahara Forest is the most popular site for suicides in Japan. After the novel Kuroi Jukai was published, in which a young lover commits suicide in the forest, people started taking their own lives there at a rate of 50 to 100 deaths a year. The site holds so many bodies that the Yakuza pays homeless people to sneak into the forest and rob the corpses. The authorities sweep for bodies only on an annual basis, as the forest sits at the base of Mt. Fuji and is too dense to patrol more frequently…”
One of the most visually stunning videos I’ve ever seen, it must have taken ages to draw – try and catch all the references – must be thousands!
Duncan Robson, the man that brought you the genius behind the “Three Point Landing” video we posted yesterday, has another gem just discovered. The “Let’s Enhance” video plays on Hollywood’s obsession with finding culprits by using non-existing technology, ridiculously buzz-word-driven dialogue and overly dramatic facial expressions. The finished product is pure bliss – bravo to you Duncan.
Sometimes timing is everything and this is especially true in an animated short about not being on time – mind-blown!
“A supermoon is the coincidence of a full moon or a new moon with the closest approach the Moon makes to the Earth on its elliptical orbit, or perigee, leading to the technical name for a supermoon of the perigee-syzygy of the Earth-Moon-Sun system. The association of the Moon with both oceanic and crustal tides has led to claims that the supermoon phenomenon may be associated with increased risk of events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. However, the evidence of such a link is widely held to be unconvincing…”