Monday, December 31, 2012

Interview: Quentin Tarantino

Quentin Tarantino always ignites the best movie discussions, even when the questions he's answering  don’t relate to his own movies. Recently, during an appearance The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, Tarantino took a moment to reflect on his favorite and least favorite things about Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. Prometheus talk is at 4:48.  He talks about kids movies are at 7:00.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Video: Marvel's The Avengers Anatomy of a Shot

While "The Avengers" posed many visual efffects challenges, one of the larger challenges was pulling together the "tie-in" shot during the third act of the film. Rather than frames, this single shot is measured in minutes on screen and is one of the longest effects shots in the film. It incorporates both practical special effects and extensive digital visual effects by ILM. The New York City environment that serves as the setting for this shot (and virtaully the entire alien invasion) is computer generated by the visual effects team at ILM.

Monday, December 24, 2012

TV Preview: Fringe

This week’s episode of Fox’s Fringe, "Black Blotter" (Episode #96) featured an homage to Terry Gilliam’s Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The animation is one of Walter's acid trip. The 75-second Gilliam tribute was produced by 6 Point Harness and directed by Greg Franklin.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Recut: 2001: A Space Odyssey

The Film School Rejects have re-cut Stanley Kubrick’s epic film 2001: A Space Odyssey into a contemporary movie trailer.  The real genius of the clip is that it serves to remind you why 2001 was such an amazing film to begin with.

Supercut: Filmography 2012

Previously: Filmography 2011

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Supercut: Season 3 Walking Dead Zombie Kill

Humor: The Games of Hunger

Dreamworks animator David Stodolny has spent some of his spare time creating this funny yet seriously twisted Hunger Games animated parody called “Games of Hunger.” In this parody the contestants have to basically eat themselves to death, actually making this hand drawn animated short more bloody, violent and disgusting than the feature film. The last one who doesn’t explode wins!