Archive | October, 2009

John Adams VFX Reel

This is probably one of the best breakdowns of VFX in a film or TV show I’ve seen yet. Now I need to see a breakdown of the breakdown, which is quite a production unto itself.

One Size Fits Most

Seriously, it says it right on the tag! And is the logo suposed to resemble the PRADA logo? I can’t tell any more.

One Size Fits Most

The Mayonaysayers

“The Mayolution Will Not Be Televised” – Colbert Report.
Apologies for the Advertisement.

Gimli Son of Corvus Son of Corax

A Lord of the Rings tribute band? A new Cirque du Soleil troupe? A Weird Science after party? The best Renaissance Faire ever? Kiss’s “new thing”? Or just pure awesomeness? Meet Corvus Corax.

Corvus Corax

Ballsy

The train was packed, but this woman (who was not transient in the least) seemed to have little regard for the other passengers. You’ll notice a man standing in the corner of frame.

Some people are just too nice to say anything, myself included. Still, it was worth snapping the shot, if for no other reason than to share this little piece of humanity with you.

Ballsy

Mixed Signals

You never know what you’ll find on a bathroom train. Both of these signs were in the same bathroom, in fact. The two signs in the first image seem at odds with one another, while in the second image, I felt like that sign ought to practice what it’s preaching.

Confusing Signs

Confusing Sign

A Visit from the Future

Space Craft

Saw this parked out in front of my workplace today. WTF? Was hoping to get a George Jetson autograph, but there were only a few teamsters loitering the vicinity.

The Life of an Extra

30 Rock Lunch...

For those of you unfamiliar with the movie business, “background” refers to extras on a shoot. And yes, that is a dark hallway leading seemingly nowhere.

Drunk, or Invisible Hill Hex?

Some people call this the drunkest guy ever captured on video, but I wonder if there’s something mystical at play here. The way I see it, this man is completely sober, but someone has hexed him with having an eternal hill to climb, no matter where he goes, no matter how flat the ground beneath his feet.

You be the judge, and thanks for the reco Elz!

P.S. The surveillance video freezes a couple times, no need to adjust your screens, just wait it out.

Drunkest Guy Goes Back For More Beer

A Cracked Polystyrene Man

In a surprising twist of fate (long-time readers/haters will know what I mean), Digital Kitchen have been ripped off.

I will show you a series of images (how Freudian of me), and they will alternate between original still-frames from Digital Kitchen’s Dexter title sequence, and a series by the Getty Images photographer A. Carmichael.

It is worth noting that the Dexter title sequence was completed in the middle of 2006, while A. Carmichael (according to a correspondence with Getty directly) had uploaded their series only a few months ago. It is also worth nothing that I was able to get the director of the Dexter title sequence to pinky swear that he indeed does not own a time machine and therefore could not have travelled to the future to glean the images you will find on Getty.

As always, this is my opinion of course (see the tagline of my blog!), but I will be very interested to see what you viewers think.

Enjoy!

DK vs. A. Carmichael

DK vs. A. Carmichael

DK vs. A. Carmichael

DK vs. A. Carmichael

DK vs. A. Carmichael

DK vs. A. Carmichael

DK vs. A. Carmichael

DK vs. A. Carmichael

DK vs. A. Carmichael

DK vs. A. Carmichael

DK vs. A. Carmichael

DK vs. A. Carmichael

DK vs. A. Carmichael

DK vs. A. Carmichael

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